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.
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.
Virginina Cooperative Extension 2018 Internship
Virginia Cooperative Extension in Westmoreland and Richmond Counties will be hiring an intern for the 2018 summer. Applicants must be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an accredited college or university in a course of study relevant to the mission of Extension. The intern will work closely with the Westmoreland Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent and the Westmoreland/Richmond 4-H Agent to coordinate and implement program events and activities, as well as to gain further knowledge of Virginia Cooperative Extension. For more specific information and to apply, visit https://ext.vt.edu/internship/counties/westmorland-richmond.html Please note that applications are not handled through local Extension offices; all interested individuals must visit the website listed to apply. Applications are due March 27, 2018 by 5:00 pm to the State Extension office in Blacksburg. For more information, please contact Stephanie Romelczyk or Wendy Herdman at the Westmoreland Extension Office at 804-493-8924.
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).