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.  

The Cumberland Extension Office completes a Situation Analysis every 5 years. A Situation Analysis assists us in discovering the issues that residents and stakeholders within Cumberland feel are most important. While educational programs offered through Extension always seek to address a local need, over time those needs change or new ones emerge.

This Community Survey will help Extension understand what is important to the residents of Cumberland County. Your feedback is very important.  Please take a couple of minutes to share your opinions.  The results of this survey will help shape Virginia Cooperative Extension educational programs in Cumberland County.  The survey is completely anonymous.   

Please click the link below to complete the survey:

What's New

2018 Forestry & Wildlife Management Tour

The Cumberland Extension Office is partnering with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the State Forestry Department to provide this wildlife management tour.  It is taking place on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, from 9 AM – 3 PM with lunch provided.  The fee is $10 and will be paid on the day of the event.  The tour will start at the Cumberland State Forest Office (751 Oak Hill Road, Cumberland, VA 23040).   Topics to be discussed are pollinator plantings, soil sampling, timber management, management plans, quail & woodcock management, wildlife food plots, natural vegetation management, chemical treatments, and planting/thinning/harvesting.  Please click HERE to view the flyer for more information.

Please click the link below to register:

4-H CSI Mystery Camp

4-H CSI Mystery camp will be held October 27-28 at the Holiday Lake 4-H Center in Appomattox County.  This overnight weekend camp is open to youth ages 9-13 and campers will have the opportunity to work with law enforcement officers from surrounding counties, as well as representatives from the State Police, to solve mysteries during camp.    The early bird fee is $65 if registered and paid by September 21st.  The cost increases to $75 after September 21st.  Please click on the link below to view the brochure/registration form for more details:

Black Minds Matter

Please join us for this free, multi-week, public course by Dr. Luke Wood, Dean's Distinguished Professor of Education, San Diego State University at the Library Conference room beginning Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

This course is designed to raise the national consciousness about issues facing black boys and men in education.  The course will intentionally draw linkages between the pervasive undervaluing and criminalization of Black boys and men in society and illustrate how those same patterns are evident in school, college, and university settings.

Please view the full course schedule here.

Summer Newsletter

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:

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