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.

 2019 Westmoreland County VCE Annual Report

Check out our impact and resources in the community on the link above!

Covid 19 Resource Page

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The Westmoreland County Virginia Cooperative Extension Office is currently closed to walk-in clientele. Our agents and staff are commited 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

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As the state moves to Phase III of the COVID re-opening plan, Virginia Cooperative Extension and 4-H are resuming some in-person programming and services will continue to provide contactless and distance-based methods, such as using drop boxes for samples and pickup, phones, and virtual delivery of educational programming.

This website will provide current information on local office hours, programming, and more. We look forward to continuing to serve our community.

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Emergency Preparedness

Please visit Virginia Cooperative Extension's Emergency Preparedness website for information and resources to help be prepared for an emergency

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS HERE

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What's New

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2020 Fall Ag Bag

4-H Fall Ag Bag is a self-paced, do at home camp now taking registrations! Join youth ages 9-13 from Westmoreland for a month of 4-H learning adventures designed to bring you a little closer to your Thanksgiving dinner. This November, you’ll get to taste test apples, make a cranberry raft, grow your own microgreens and see how so many fall foods are produced commercially. An agriculture adventure awaits with surprises and supplies. This camp was developed by Virginia Cooperative Extension and costs $5 per first child and $3 for each additional sibling.
Scholarships are available. Spaces are limited.
Completed registration forms and payment can be mailed in or dropped in the Extension dropbox at the A.T. Johnson Building. Participants are only considered to be registered once the completed registration form and payment are received. Registered participants will pick up Fall Ag Bags at the Extension Office at a date/time specified by Extension staff. Many supplies are provided. You will receive a list of supplies that you will need to gather up yourself. You can download the registration and scholarhsip application below.

Registration HERE      Scholarship Application HERE

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Private Pesticide Recertification

In-person recertification classes will be delivered by area Extension agents at several locations and dates listed below.  Please keep in mind that the availability of in-person classes is dependent on the current COVID-19 recommendations.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you must pre-register with your desired location for recertification.  There will be limited spaces available since physical distancing will be in place.  All participants must bring and wear a mask during the program.  To pre-register, please call the number listed for the recertification class you would like to attend.

An online private pesticide recertification course is available for applicators to complete at their own pace.  Extension highly encourages all expiring private applicators to pursue recertification in this way, if possible.  You will need access to the internet and an email address to be registered.  If you would like to register for the online course, please contact me at 804-493-8924 or sromelcz@vt.edu.

Date

Location

Time

Contact Information

November 17

A.T. Johnson Human Services Bldg.

18849 Kings Highway

Montross, VA 22520

6:00 pm

Stephanie Romelczyk:

804-493-8924

sromelcz@vt.edu 

November 19

Rice’s Hotel / Hughletts’s Tavern Tavern Meeting Building

73 Monument Place

Heathsville, VA 22473

6:00 pm

Trent Jones: 804-580-5694

jonesrt@vt.edu

December 2

Hanover Board Room

7516 County Complex Road
Hanover, VA 23069

1:00 pm

Laura Maxey-Nay: 804-752-4307

Lmaxey-nay@vt.edu

December 2

Marshall Center Auditorium

8800 Courthouse Rd.

Spotsylvania, VA 22553

4:00 pm

Mike Broaddus: (804) 633-6550

broaddus@vt.edu

December 3

 Tappahannock-Essex Vol. Fire Dept.

620 Airport Road

Tappahannock, VA 22560

6:00 pm

Robbie Longest: 804-443-3551

robbiel7@vt.edu

 

Middlesex TBD

 

Frank Long: 804-758-4120

flong269@vt.edu

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Westmoreland County Virginia Cooperative Extension

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.

 

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Mosquito Briquettes

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.

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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.

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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.


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