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 Christmas Camp
Registration is now being taken for the 4-H overnight Christmas Camp taking place December 6-8. This camp is open to youth ages 5-13 and will be held at the Holiday Lake 4-H Center in Appomattox, VA. Planned activities are Cookie Making, Ornament Building, Winter Wonderland Hike, Talent Show, and Christmas Party. The cost is $95 per person. Transportation to and from the Holiday Lake 4-H Center will be the responsibility of the parents. Drop off time is 6:30 PM on Friday, December 6th and pick-up time is 10:30 AM on Sunday, December 8th.
Upcoming Agriculture Programs
2019 Marketing and Value Added for Small Ruminants
This small ruminants focused workshop will take place on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 9 am - 12 pm. It will be held at the Prince Edward Extension Office. Topics include marketing overview, farmer's market demonstration, producer's point of view for meat goats and value-added products. The cost is $10/person. To register...please call the Prince Edward Extension Office at 434-392-4246.
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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.