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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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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

4-H Pizza Camp

The Westmoreland & Richmond County offices of Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer a day-camp style educational program called “4-H Pizza Camp” on August 16-18. The camp will focus on agriculture, food safety and healthy living with goals that participants will recognize where their food comes from and for participants to be more conscious of health living choices. Activities supporting that goal will include farm visits, tomato canning and learning about the benefits of good nutrition and physical activity. Participants will use the knowledge and skills from the class to make a pizza on the final day in celebration of the completion of camp!

When: August 16-18, 2016

Who: All boys and girls ages 9-13. Participants should plan to attend all three days.

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

Cost: $12.00 per participant

4-H Pizza Camp Press Release (PDF | 103KB)

4-H Pizza Camp Flyer and Registration (PDF | 270KB)

Mosquitos and their Control

Mosquitoes occur throughout Virginia and are both a nuisance, as well as a potential disease carrier. Eliminating potential mosquito breeding habitats around the home landscape is a critical part of a mosquito control program. Check out VCE’s updated mosquito publication: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/ENTO/ENTO-202/ENTO-202.html.

In addition, Altosid XR mosquito control briquettes are available for Westmoreland County residents at no charge. Altosid XR is an insecticide that works by preventing the emergence of adult mosquitoes and is used in potential mosquito breeding habitats, such as roadside ditches and other standing water. The briquettes are slow release providing control for up to 150 days. Visit the Extension Office at the AT Johnson Building to pick up the briquettes (limit 5 per household).

Pest Management Guides Available

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The 2016 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.