Powhatan County Staff

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 Office Programs

Groove in the Garden

Do you know what's in your water?

If you would like to gain peace of mind concerning the quality of your water, here is your chance.  Contact the Powhatan extension office (804) 598-5640 or email rhenley@vt.edu for information and to register for the program.  Participants will pick up a sample kit and get instructions on how to properly collect their household water sample during a brief kickoff meeting.  After collecting samples, homeowners will drop them off at the Extension office on the morning of September 25, between 7 AM and 9 AM.  Samples will be delivered and analyzed in the water laboratory at Virginia Tech.  A follow-up meeting will be held in October where participants will receive their confidential test results, an explanation of the numbers, and information on how to handle any problems found.  You may register at using to link below.  $60 per sample kit.

Drinking Water Clinic Registration

Powhatan Drinking Water Clinic Flyer 2019.pdf

Register now for the next Goochland Powhatan Master Gardener training class.

2020 MG Training Class Flyer.pdf

2020 EMG Application form final.pdf

Application and payment must be received on or before 5pm, November 1, 2019.                                             

    Goochland Extension Office:
    Physical Address
    2748 Dogtown Road
    Goochland, VA 23063
    (804) 556-5841
    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 20
    Goochland, VA 23063
    Powhatan Extension Office:
    3910 old Buckingham Road
    Suite B
    Powhatan, VA 23139
    (804) 598-5640

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!”

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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.

Were you a 4-H member? Did you attend 4-H camp? Or maybe you were a 4-H volunteer? Identify as a 4-H alum, and represent your 4-H state: http://bit.ly/2m0vYgp