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

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 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 to register.
  • May 18, 2016 – Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk, VA;Contact VCE-Norfolk at 757-683-2816 or to register.  
  • June 21, 2016 – 1400 George Washington Hwy N, Chesapeake, VA 23323 Contact VCE-Chesapeake  at 757-382-6348 or to register.

Virginia Commercial Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification Registration (PDF | 296KB)

2015 Gardening Talks Series

The Virginia Beach Extension Master Gardeners are proud to present the 2015 Gardening Talk Series. This FREE series is open to the public and held at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library on select Mondays from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

2015 Gardening Talks Flyer (PDF | 149KB)

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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Situation Analysis Report

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 Report, City of Virginia Beach, 2013