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.
Upcoming 4-H Camps
2019 4-H Fishing Camp
Registration is being taken for 4-H Fishing Camp. This is an overnight camp being held April 5-7, 2019 for youth ages 9-13. It will take place at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center. The cost is $95.00. The classes include knot tying, fishing safety, lure making, and plenty of time for fishing. Evening programs include fishing games, underwater fish light presentation, fish jeopardy and recreation time.
2019 4-H Cloverbud Camp
Registration is being taken for 4-H Cloverbud Camp (Theme: Space). This is an overnight camp open to youth ages 5-8 and is an overnight camp held June 14-16, 2019. It will take place at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center. Camp is limited to 60 boys and 60 girls so please register as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Just send in the registration form found in the brochure along with payment to the Cumberland Extension Office. Financial assistance is available for partial scholarships so please call the office to request a financial assistance form.
2019 4-H Jr. Camp
Registration is now taking place for 4-H Jr. Camp (Theme: Battle of the Bands). Camp is being held the week of July 8-12, 2019 and is open to youth ages 9-13. It will take place at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center. The cost is $200, which covers all meals, lodging, programming supplies and a t-shirt. Financial assistance is available for partial scholarships so please call the office to request a financial assistance form.
Upcoming Agriculture Programs
An Industrial Hemp Forum (Uses, Laws & Perspective) will be held on March 12, 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM at the BARN facility in Buckingham, VA. Come learn about the history, uses, laws, regulations, markets and local producer perspectives.
The 2019 Fencing School will be held on April 3rd at the B.A.R.N. facility in Buckingham, VA and on April 17th at the Alphin-Stuart Livestock Arena in Blacksburg, VA. The event runs from 8 am - 5 pm (lunch included). The cost is $30/person and space is limited to 30 attendees per location. Learn about fence types & needs of different species, perimeter fences vs cross fences, fencing options on rented farms, proper brace construction, line posts and fence construction, overview of VA Fence Law, and hands-on fence building basics.
A "Setting Up a Sheep or Goat Enterprise Workshop" will be offered on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 9 am - 4 pm at the John Randolph Firehouse in Cumberland, VA. Cost is $10.00 per person which includes lunch. Please dress warmly as the afternoon portion of the workshop will be held at a local producer's farm. Registration forms with fee must be received by April 19th and space is limited.
2019 Cattle Behavior and Handling Clinic will be held May 9 & 10 at the B.A.R.N. facility in Buckingham, VA from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm each day. Featured speaker is world-renowned clinician, Tom Curtin. The cost is $50/person for both days or $40/person for one day. Learn how to increase profitablity without additional input costs through techniques applied during the daily routine.
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