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The Westmoreland County 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 Westmoreland County improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

18849 Kings Highway
P O Box 8
Montross, VA 22520

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (804) 493-8924
Fax: (804) 493-8501
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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 helpdesk@nnmg.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.  

Drinking Water Clinic

Do you have questions about the safety and quality of your well water? Virginia Cooperative Extension will be hosting a Drinking Water Clinic Kickoff Meeting on Monday July 28th at 6:30 pm at the AT Johnson Building in Montross. Participants will learn how to collect a water sample at the first meeting and receive a water sample kit for $49. Approximately one month later, participants will receive their water analysis and recommendations at the Interpretation meeting – all results are kept strictly confidential. Class size is limited. Please call the Westmoreland County Extension office at 493-8924 for more information and to register for the Kickoff Meeting.

Drinking Water Clinic Flyer (PDF | 113KB)

4-H Pizza Camp

When: July 29-31, 2014

Where: A.T. Johnson Building in Montross

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $12.00 per participant

Registration: Space is limited and registration will be first come, first served. Participants must register for this program by calling the Westmoreland County Extension Office at 493-8924. Registration deadline is Friday, July 25.

4-H Pizza Camp Flyer (PDF | 191KB)