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.
Northern Neck Ag Advisory
Follow the Northern Neck Ag Advisory! Get timely crop and pest information from Northern Neck Extension Agents, the Eastern Virginia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC) and Virginia Cooperative Extension Specialists. Posts will cover the many types of agriculture in the Northern Neck, including grain, fruits and vegetables, livestock, and nursery.
Northern Neck Vegetable Growers Association 2018 Scholarship
The Northern Neck Vegetable Growers Association continues their commitment to agriculture and the region this year by offering three scholarships totaling $10,000 to deserving area youth studying agriculture. Eligible applicants must live in one of the counties served by the Northern Neck of Virginia Farmers Market. Successful applicants must be 18-24 yrs. old and at least graduating seniors in high school. These funds are only eligible for use for undergraduate course work and can include community college agricultural programming and technical training. A strong emphasis will be placed on a demonstrated commitment to agriculture not only with course work but also community involvement and career goals.
For more information and an application call the Westmoreland County Extension Office at 804-493-8924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is May 7, 2018 at 5 p.m. Applications must be physically in the office, no electronic transmissions accepted.
4-H Grows Campers - Camp Registration is Open Now
Registration is open and spaces are available for 4-H Jr. Camp. Westmoreland and Richmond County boys and girls ages 9-13 can attend 4-H Jr. Camp at the Jamestown 4-H Educational Center from July 23-27. 4-H Camp is a week of fun, hands-on experiences where children “learn by doing”. 4-H is cooperative group living in a natural environment that focuses on developing life skills, social, spiritual, mental and physical development in young people. Camping experiences include swimming, canoeing, campfires, new friends and playing games all under the supervision of caring adults. Only $240 (paid in full by May 1, $260 otherwise) covers everything – all meals, lodging, programs and transportation. Financial aid is available.
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).