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)
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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