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. We 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. We will provide information on local office hours, programming, and more as it becomes available. We look forward to continuing to serve our community.
The Powhatan 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 Powhatan 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.
What's New & Upcoming:
Virtual Master Gardener Help Desk
Email your questions about your roses, boxwood, or tomatoes. Would you like an insect, plant or tree identified? Send an email to email@example.com and a Master Gardener will try to assist in answering your horticulture questions. If needed you may attach photos to illustrate your question.
Virginia Pesticide Collection
Agriculture producers, licensed pesticide dealers, pest control firms, golf courses and homeowners with excess or out-of-date pesticides are all eligible to participate. Pre-registration is required. https://tinyurl.com/pesticidecollection2020
September 1, 2020
Springfield Road Landfill, 10600 Fords County Lane, Glen Allen, VA 23059
Soil Sample Test Kits
Free Test Kits available for pickup
Commercial Crop Production/Fields
Self-serve kits & forms may be picked up at the rear of the
Powhatan Village Building at the Extension Demonstration Garden.
- Farm Bureau resources website https://www.vafb.com/FarmerResources
- The National Consumer Law Center is making Surviving Debt free for reading during the COVID emergency https://library.nclc.org/node/184511s=Surviving%20Debt%20Free%20COVID%20emergency
4-H Youth Opportunities
A 4-H member is any boy or girl, age 5-18, who enrolls and participates in a planned sequence of related learning experiences for a minimum of six (6) hours under the guidance of Extension-trained volunteers or Extension staff members.
- The 4-H year begins October 1 and ends September 30 annually.
- To be eligible to participate in State 4-H competitions through Powhatan 4-H program, youth must be enrolled online in the project no later than January 1 to qualify.
- For more information, see our 4-H Youth Development information.
Powhatan Extension Office E-mail Mailing Lists
Are you interested in learning more about gardening, horses, goats, or you are an agricultural producer interested in pest updates? Click here and sign up to be on the Powhatan Extension office e-mail/mailing lists. We are a not for profit educational non-bias organization, here to serve you. These lists are confidential and we will not sell or share your information. You will receive a few e-mails a month about upcoming educational events in the area related to your interests. To unsubscribe please reply to e-mail received or contact our office. We look forward to seeing you out at an upcoming educational event soon!”
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.