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 continuing to serve our community.
The Cumberland 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 Cumberland 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.
Covid-19 updates and information
Our office is now open. Staff members are working a staggered/teleworking schedule but there is someone available to take your calls at 804-492-4390 and respond to your emails. Please be sure to also visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/vcecumberland which is a good resource for updates and upcoming virtual extension programs.
All VCE-Cumberland in person programs and meetings have been suspended at this time.
More Information regarding the COVID-19:
Virginia Cooperative Extension: https://ext.vt.edu/covid-19updates.html
Upcoming 4-H Programs
Coming Soon! Cumberland 4-H Sewing and Photography Exploration Kits. Details forthcoming.
Upcoming Virtual Agriculture Programs
Business Planning Essentials Zoom Webinar
Learn how to create a Limited Liability Company that can help you protect your estate from lawsuits, creditors, and predators. Presentor will be from Siedl Law Offices with over 20 years of legal experience assisting small businesses.
This webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM.
Please register by clicking this link: https://tinyurl.com/VCEBusinessPlanning
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LOCAL BEEKEEPING ASSOCIATIONS & MEETINGS
Buckingham Bee Club - Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The meetings take place at the Buckingham Agricultural Building starting at 7 PM. Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about beekeeping or currently working their own bees. For more information, please call Magi Van Eps at 434-607-6947 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart of Virginia Beekeepers Association - Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of each month. The meetings take place at the Prince Edward Extension Conference Room starting at 7 PM. Open to anyone interested in keeping bees, helping bees, or just interested in learning about bees. For more information, please call Mary Jane Morgan at 434-315-1433 or visit https://heartofvirginiabeekeepers.org.
Huguenot Beekeepers Association - Meetings are held the 1st Thursday of each month. The meetings take place at the Powhatan Village Building Auditorium from 7-9 PM. This is a group of experienced and beginning beekeepers that are dedicated to promoting beekeeping in the community and supporting each other in beekeeping activities. For more information, please visit https://huguenotbeekeepers.org.
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.