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.
Westmoreland County Community Survey
Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) takes pride in the premise that Extension programming is based on the issues, problems, and needs of Westmoreland County residents.
Help us to help you! Please share the priorities you think Extension and Westmoreland County should devote attention to by completing our short survey. The survey should take between 5 and 10 minutes of your time to finish and is completely anonymous.
Drinking Water Clinic
Do you have questions about the safety and quality of your well water?
Virginia Cooperative Extension in Westmoreland County will be hosting a Drinking Water Clinic Kickoff Meeting on Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:00 pm at the AT Johnson Building (18849 Kings Hwy, Montross). Participants will learn how to collect a water sample at the first meeting and receive a water sample kit for only $55! Water test includes iron, sodium, fluoride, coliform bacteria, manganese, copper, pH, E. coli bacteria, sulfate, nitrate, total dissolved solids, lead, hardness, and arsenic. Participants must attend the interpretation meeting on November 6th at 6:00 pm at the AT Johnson Building to receive test results (kept confidential) and recommendations. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Westmoreland County Extension office at 493-8924 for more information and to register for the Kickoff Meeting.
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.
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.
Wildlife Conflict Hotline
The Virginia Wildlife Conflict Helpline, run by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), is a resource for resolving human-wildlife conflicts. It is a collaborative effort between the VDGIF and U.S. Department of Agriculture – Wildlife Services to address human-wildlife interactions by sharing science-based wildlife information. The helpline is available toll-free at (855)571-9003, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN)
The Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN) accelerates efforts, connects partners, and shares resources to solve child hunger in Virginia and create nutritious food access for all Virginians.