Cumberland Extension Office staff from left to right: Amber Anderson, Linda Eanes, Dana Plumley, Christina Knowsley (Not pictured-Pauline Stokes)

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.  

What's New

4-H Clover

Upcoming 4-H Camps/Programs

2020 Short Chefs Afterschool Cooking Series

This cooking series is open to Cumberland youth ages 9-13 as well as teen leaders who would like to volunteer and assist.  It will be held the Fridays of February 21 and 28 & March 6,  13,  20 and 27.  The classes will take place from 3:30 - 5:30 pm at the Cumberland Extension Office basement.   Youth will be making delicious dishes during each class to take home and share with their family.  The program will focus on cooking healthy and expanding culinary skills.   Cost is $30.00 for the entire series.

Parents are responsible for getting the children from school to the extension office afterschool on the specified Fridays.

2020 4H Short Chefs Cooking Series brochure


Upcoming Agriculture Programs

3rd Annual Women in Agriculture Pre-Conference (Farm Transition) and Conference

This event will take place February 20 & 21, 2020 in Goochland, VA at the Goochland Agricultural Center.  Pre-conference (Thursday) fee is $15 OR just conference (Friday) fee is $35 OR both Thursday and Friday is $45.   Register at 

2020 Women in Agriculture Conf. flyer

2020 Women in Agriculture Conf. schedule


Tractor and barn


Central District ANR Newsletters:

December 2018 Central District Agriculture and Natural Resources Newsletter

February 2019 Central District Agriculture and Natural Resources Newsletter

Cumberland 4-H Newsletters:

Summer 2019 Cumberland 4-H Newsletter

Cumberland Extension Office Newsletters:

February 2019 Cumberland VCE Newsletter



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

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

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



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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