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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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

Cold Hardy Citrus

Ever thought about growing oranges, lemons or limes in Virginia Beach? Learn more about growing cold hardy citrus at this one hour presentation by Ozzie Coor, farmer, landscaper, businessman (Coor Farm Supply in Smithfield, NC), and lecturer.  He will talk about which varieties will grow in our climate and how to care for them.  He will also talk about the many varieties of figs that he grows. As a bonus for those who want to begin growing their own, he will have some of his cold hardy citrus trees and fig trees available for purchase after the presentation. Join us Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 10:30am-12:30pm at the Creeds Ruritan Center, 1057 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23457. 

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Virginia Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicators Recertification Courses

Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicators must be recertified every two years. If your certification expires on June 30, 2017, check out the lineup of VCE-sponsored recertification events. These recertifications cover categories 3a, 3b, 5a, 6, 8, 10 and 60. Contact the offices below for registration information.

November 9, 2016 – Portsmouth 757-393-5197 at: 1400 George Washington Hwy N, Chesapeake, VA 23323 

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December 8, 2016 – Virginia Beach 757-385-4769 at: Advanced Technology Center, 1800 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

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April 17, 2017 – York/Poquoson 757-890-4940 at: Colonial Williamsburg Bruton Heights Education Center 301 1st street Williamsburg VA 23185

June 14, 2017 – Chesapeake 757-382-6348 at: 1400 George Washington Hwy N, Chesapeake, VA 23323

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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