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.
Do you love gardening? Do you enjoy helping others learn? Do you feel a commitment to community service in Powhatan and Goochland? If so, please join us for the Master Gardener Course.
Master Gardeners are trained community leaders working with individuals to increase knowledge and understanding of environmentally sound horticulture. They seek to improve the quality of life in their communities through education. Master gardeners are specially trained by Virginia Cooperative Extension which is a group of specialists and Extension Agents who extend knowledge of Virginia's Land Grant Universities: Virgnia tech and Virginia State. If you are interested in learning more please check out the news release, application and drop off site forms at the link below. Applications for the 2018 course are due to either office by October 27, 2017. Training fee is $135. If you have questions about the course or becoming a Master Gardener please contact the office.
- Master Gardener Recruiting News Release
- Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Application
- EMG Intern Application Drop off Sites 2018
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.
Junior 4-H Camp
Each summer Powhatan 4-H offers a one-week residential camp for youth ages 9-13 at the Jamestown 4-H Center. It is a great opportunity for campers to meet new friends, sing around the camp fire, experience canoeing, air rifles, marine science and much more. This year our camp will be held July 9-13.
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!”
Upcoming Powhatan County Extension Programs
Powhatan’s Celebration of the Horse and AG Expo 2018
This Saturday, May 5 @ Rocky Oak Farm, 2693 Rocky Oak Road in Powhatan. This fundraising event supports the Powhatan 4-H and FFA youth programs. This fun event for the whole family includes a Central District 4-H Qualifying Horse Show, Livestock Expo, Silent & Live Auction, Great Food, Pony Rides, Vendors with great items for sale, Educational Vendors, Equine Demonstrations and much more! Want more information on this event? https://www.powhatancelebrationofthehorse.com/
Spring Poultry Seminar
Friday, May 11 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm with dinner. Registration is $25 and you can sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/2018Poultry For more information contact Rachel Henley (804) 598-5640 or Charley Maxwell (804) 556-5872.
Berry Delicious Egg Recipe Contest
Wednesday, May 18th! Entries will be received between 4:00pm and 5:00pm at the Powhatan Fairgrounds Bldg. The recipe must include a minimum of four eggs and some type of berries. Ingredients must be listed in the order of use. Directions, cooking time & temp., pan type and size, and servings must be included. If toppings, frostings or fillings are used, those recipes must be included. Recipes will become the property of the Virginia Egg Council. Recipes should be prepared and presented for judging at the Powhatan County Fairgrounds Building between 4 and 5pm on May 18th. ** For contest details visit the Virginia Egg Council events page http://www.virginiaeggcouncil.org/events.cfm or contact FCS extension agent firstname.lastname@example.org