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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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.

2015 Rain Barrel Workshop Registration Form (PDF | 240KB)

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)

Pesticide Certification Preparation Course

Pesticide Certification Preparation Course - Are you considering getting a pesticide applicator's license but would like a review of the testing material beforehand? 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. Proctored exams will also be offered at the end of the training. Registration is required.

Pesticide Certification Preparation Course Brochure and Registration (PDF | 537KB)

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 meeting on July 27, 2015 to learn more about having your water tested. Registration is required.

Drinking Water Clinic Flyer (PDF | 216KB)

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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