Virginia Cooperative Extension Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act
Join Virginia Cooperative Extension as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially established the National Cooperative Extension System. Activities are being planned throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to commemorate the centennial in 2014. Events will be held in local communities, recognition of our Extension volunteers, and even a Virginia Cooperative Extension Day on May 8! Check this site frequently for periodic centennial updates and articles about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and events.
Surry 4-H Clubs
Young people in the 4-H community learn leadership, citizenship, and a vast array of life skills that benefit them for the rest of their lives. Through school-based, after-school, and community clubs as well as camp settings, 4-H members pledge to build a better community, country, and world.
To learn more about the
Surry 4-H Clubs
please visit the clubs page.
Diabetes - A Growing Concern
Diabetes affects nearly one out of every 10 people in the United States. The dangerous thing about diabetes is that many people do not notice any warning signs and remain undiagnosed . . . increasing their risk for heart disease, stroke, blindness and amputation.
What Can You Do?
- Talk to your health care provider about testing your blood sugar level.
- Be active at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week.
- Keep you weight at a healthy level.
- Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control.
Diabetes depends on a diagnosis and active self-management. Take the first step and talk to your health care provider.
Pest Management Guides Available
The 2014 version of Virginia Cooperative Extension's Pest Management Guides are now available on our website. The guides cover Field Crops, Home Grounds and Animals, and Horticultural and Forest Crops.