Virginia Beach faculty and staff
Virginia Beach faculty and staff

The City of Virginia Beach 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 City of Virginia Beach improve their lives.

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

2449 Princess Anne Road
Building #14, 2nd Floor
Virginia Beach Municipal Center
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9002

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

Main Office: (757) 385-4769
Fax: (757) 385-5684
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Situation Analysis Reports

Virginia Cooperative Extension takes pride in the premise that vital programming is based on the issues, problems, and needs of the people. A thorough analysis of the situation provides context for understanding and addressing these problems. Each local office updates their situation analysis every 4-5 years.

Situation Analysis Reports

Language Interpretation Services Now Available

If you have limited English skills, do not let that stop you from visiting an Extension office. If you have difficulty speaking or understanding English, our staff can serve you by connecting you to one of our Extension agents through a telephone-based interpreter. Interpretation for more than 200 languages is provided. This service is free to our clients. Read more

Virginia Beach Master Gardeners Gardening Talks & Workshops

The Virginia Beach Extension Master Gardeners are proud to present the 2016 Gardening Talk & Workshops Series.  This FREE series is open to the public and held at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library on select Mondays from 7:00pm-8:00pm.  To see the 2016 schedule, click Virginia Beach Master Gardeners Gardening Talks & Workshops Brochure (PDF | 717KB)

2016 Rain Barrel Workshops

Join the VCE Master Gardener Water Stewards to learn about water conservation and build a rain barrel to use at your home. Registration is required at Rain Barrel Workshops Registration page.

Rain Barrel Workshop 2016 Dates:

  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • June 11
  • July 9
  • August 13
  • September 10
  • October 8

Drinking Water Clinic

Do you have a well?  Do you know what's in your water? Through the Virginia Household Water Quality Program, we will offer an opportunity for affordable water testing, help interpreting water test results, and information about addressing problems. Attend a Drinking Water Clinic on July 18, 2016 at the Virginia Beach VCE Office to learn more about having your water tested. Learn more about well water testing on the Virginia Household Water Quality Program website.

Drinking Water Clinic Flyer (PDF | 527KB)

Pesticide Certification Preparation Course

Do you or your employees need to obtain a pesticide applicators license? Join us August 3-5, 2016 at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center. This training is being offered as a review of the Virginia Core Manual: Applying Pesticides Correctly in preparation for certification testing for Registered Technician and Commercial Applicator Core. Registration is required by July 27, 2016. Click here for more information.

At Work With Roy Flanagan, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Va. Beach

Roy Flanagan stands next to a field planted with winter wheat in Virginia Beach on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (Bill Tiernan | The Virginian-Pilot)
Roy Flanagan stands next to a field planted with winter wheat in Virginia Beach on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (Bill Tiernan | The Virginian-Pilot)

I’m born and raised in Virginia Beach on a family farm in Pungo. Growing up on a farm and being involved in 4-H, Cooperative Extension was a big part of my childhood. My first job was actually recycling pesticide containers as a teenager. I manned a trailer at the city dump over the summer.

When I graduated from Ferrum College, my plan was to farm full time. It was not my father’s plan. But my wife and myself farm about 200 acres in Pungo part time.

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