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.

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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

Over the last weeks as we find ourselves having to adapt to new and unconventional methods of operation we should stand together in strength and perseverance. VCE is working with our partners to provide resources and support our communities.

"Staying at home and practicing social distancing in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 can strain even the strongest of relationships.  Couples are suddenly spending all of their time together, while also juggling their work and parenting responsibilities.  Add in housework, money concerns and other stressors, and many couples are feeling the strain.  Some may even worry that their marriages won't survive.  In this session, Dr. Megan Dolbin-MacNab, Director of Virginia Tech's marriage and family therapy doctoral program, will discuss ways to take care of your relationship in the midst of COVID-19.  Tune in to learn more!"

Host: Dr. Crystal Tyler-Mackey; Expert presenter: Dr. Megan Dolbin-MacNab, LMFT          Provided by: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Human Development Program Team


  • Financial Volunteer Training                                                                                                                                      There is still time to register for the free virtual financial volunteer training.  This is a great opportunity to provide training for your staff or volunteers to be able to support your organizational needs. Non-profits, faith-based groups, and anyone who provides financial resources to clients.  There is no requirement for volunteer hours. You only agree to report contact demographics and hours spent working with clients.   This virtual course begins Thursday, April 9 at 3 PM.  Contact Jane at the Cooperative Extension office for details.

Message from Goochland Powhatan Master Gardener Association about Spring Garden Fest

The 2020 Spring Garden Fest originally scheduled for April 25, 2020  has been canceled in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  We will be in touch with vendors and those who registered for classes and workshops regarding a refund.  We hope that everyone will stay well, and we look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Spring Garden Fest.


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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.

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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.

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