The Westmoreland County Virginia Cooperative Extension Office is currently closed to the public due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Our agents and staff are teleworking to meet the needs of our community. Please reach out to us by phone, email or on our Facebook page.
Contact information can be found HERE
All Virginia 4-H summer camps canceled due to COVID-19
To protect the health and well-being of 4-H campers and the general public, in-person Virginia 4-H summer camps, both residential and day, are canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anyone that has made a deposit or payment will receive a full refund. Campers and their families will be notified as we finalize the process.
The decision was made in alignment with Virginia Tech’s announcement that all summer classes must be conducted online instead of in person to help flatten the curve.
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.
Check out our impact and resources in the community on the link above!
Westmoreland & Richmond County 4-H Summer camp canceled due to COVID-19
April 10, 2020
Dear Parents & Guardians of 4-H Jr. Campers and Teen Leaders,
I am sorry to inform you that all Virginia 4-H summer camps, both day and residential, have been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic — including the Westmoreland & Richmond County 4-H junior camp at the Jamestown 4-H Educational Center.
Everyone will receive a full refund for their deposits in the coming weeks. We are still finalizing the process and will send out further information on refunds in the near future.
The decision was made to help reduce the rate of infection in the state and flatten the curve.
Though we are not able to hold camp this year, we remain committed to growing future leaders and educating youth in Westmoreland & Richmond Counties.
Extension staff are currently teleworking and adjusting programming during COVID-19. There are resources posted on the Virginia Cooperative Extension website and our unit webpages. We also post information and educational programming to our Facebook pages. Please feel free to regularly visit and “like” these pages.
Virginia Cooperative Extension: https://ext.vt.edu/
Virginia Cooperative Extension facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaCooperativeExtension/
Virginia 4-H facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Virginia4HStateOffice/
Westmoreland County Extension unit webpage: https://westmoreland.ext.vt.edu/
Westmoreland County Extension facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Westmoreland-County-Office-of-Virginia-Cooperative-Extension-176915239131958/
Richmond County Extension unit webpage: https://richmond.ext.vt.edu/
Richmond County Extension facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/Richmond.County.Virginia.Cooperative.Extension/
Thank you for your understanding as we go through these unprecedented and challenging times together.
Wendy R. Herdman, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
Westmoreland & Richmond Counties
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 mosquito publication: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/ENTO/ENTO-202/ENTO-202-PDF.pdf
In addition, Altosid XR mosquito control briquettes are available for Westmoreland County residents at no charge. Altosid XR (https://www.centralmosquitocontrol.com/-/media/files/centralmosquitocontrol-na/us/specimen%20labels/altosid%20xr-briquets%20specimen%20label.pdf) 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. Briquettes are available based on the amount of standing water present with a limit of 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.