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 Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicators Recertification Courses
Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicators must be recertified every two years. If your certification expires on June 30, 2016, check out the line up of VCE-sponsored recertification events. These recertifications cover categories 3a, 3b, 5a, 6, 8, 10 and 60. Registration is now open for the November 17, 2015 recertification course in Virginia Beach.
- November 17, 2015 – Advanced Technology Center, 1800 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23453; Contact VCE-Virginia Beach at 757-385-4769 to register.
- November 18, 2015 – 1400 George Washington Hwy N, Chesapeake, VA 23323; Contact VCE-Portsmouth at 757-393-5197 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
- March 15, 2016 – James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Rd., Williamsburg VA 23188; York/Poquoson; Contact VCE-York/Poquoson at 757-890-4940 or email@example.com to register.
- May 18, 2016 – Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk, VA;Contact VCE-Norfolk at 757-683-2816 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
- June 21, 2016 – 1400 George Washington Hwy N, Chesapeake, VA 23323 Contact VCE-Chesapeake at 757-382-6348 or email@example.com to register.
Virginia Commercial Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification Registration (PDF | 296KB)
Green Thumb Gardening Series
Green Thumb Gardening Series offers Hampton Roads' residents classes, workshops, and tours in partnership with VCE Master Gardeners. Classes will be held five consecutive Tuesdays beginning April 12 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Click here to learn more and register for the Green Thumb Gardening Series 2016.
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)
Annual Spring Plant Sale
The Annual Spring Plant Sale sponsored by the Virginia Beach Extension Master Gardeners will be held at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market on April 30, 2016 from 9:00am-3:00pm and May 1, 2016 from 10:00am-2:00pm.
Annual Spring Plant Sale Flyer (PDF | 305KB)
Extension Master Gardener Orientation Sessions
Extension Master Gardener Orientation Sessions for prospective applicants will be held Tuesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 10:00am-12:00pm in the second floor Conference Room in Building 14 of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, 2449 Princess Anne Road. You must attend one of these sessions to apply for the Fall 2016 program.
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)
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)
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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