Surry County Staff
Surry County Staff

The Surry County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Surry County improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

45 School Street
Surry Government Center
Surry, VA 23883

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (757) 294-5215
Fax: (757) 294-5218
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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.

2014 ServSafe Food Handler Training Classes

  • January 29, 2014, 3 – 6:30 pm, SURRY VCE
  • March 13, 2014, 3 – 6:30 pm, SUSSEX VCE
  • April 14, 2014, 9 am – 12:30 pm, SURRY VCE
  • June 19, 2014, 9 am – 12:30 pm, SUSSEX VCE
  • September 24, 2014, TBD, SURRY VCE
  • October 23, 2014, TBD, SUSSEX VCE

Class fee is $10, check or money order. Class size is limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Class training is approximately 2- 2 ½ hours, including review. Participants may take up to 1 ½ hours to take the exam.

Call for reservations: Surry Extension Office, 757-294-5215 or Sussex Extension Office, 804-834-1309, ext. 25

2014 ServSafe Food Handler Training Classes Flyer (PDF | 165KB)

Childcare Provider Training 2014 Surry and Sussex Counties

Mark your calendars now for upcoming training hours. Registration information will be mailed approximately 3 weeks before each scheduled class. Call for more information.

  • March 22nd, Sussex office
  • April 26th, Surry office
  • September 27th, Sussex office
  • October 25th, Surry office

Donna McBride, 757-294-5215 or 804-834-1309, ex. 25

Childcare Provider Training 2014 Surry and Sussex Counties Flyer (PDF | 286KB)

2014 Teen Counselors and Counselor-In-Training

Applications for Counselors and CIT's are now being accepted. Below are the links for the application packet and the registration form for the Overnight Counselor Training Event.

If you have additional questions, please call the Extension Office at 757-294-5215.

2014 Teen Counselors and Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Application Package (PDF | 464KB)

2014 Junior 4-H Camp

When: July 28 - August 1, 2014

Where: Airfield 4-H Center, 15189 Airfield Road, Wakefield, VA

Who: For Youth Ages 9-13

Camping Fee: $210.00

2014 Junior 4-H Camp Brochure and Registration (PDF | 536KB)

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.