Virginia Cooperative Extension Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act
Join Virginia Cooperative Extension as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially established the National Cooperative Extension System. Activities are being planned throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to commemorate the centennial in 2014. Events will be held in local communities, recognition of our Extension volunteers, and even a Virginia Cooperative Extension Day on May 8! Check this site frequently for periodic centennial updates and articles about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and events.
Master Gardener Help Desk
The Northern Neck Master Gardener Help Desk is now open! Master Gardeners are Virginia Cooperative Extension volunteers trained by local Extension Agents and Specialists in home gardening. They work with the public at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office in Westmoreland County on Mondays from 9 am – 12 pm, April - October, to answer home landscape questions, diagnose plant diseases and identify garden pests. County residents can call 493-8924, walk-in during office hours or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Detailed pest and disease diagnosis requires a sample or picture of the pest in question and/or samples of both healthy and infected tissues from the affected plant.
Pest Management Guides Available
The 2014 version of Virginia Cooperative Extension's Pest Management Guides are now available on our website. The guides cover Field Crops, Home Grounds and Animals, and Horticultural and Forest Crops.
Become a 4-H Volunteer
Inspire the next generation -- become a 4-H volunteer! 4-H programs look to volunteers to help our young people learn the skills they need to prepare for their futures while also having fun.