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.
More Information regarding the COVID-19:
Virginia Cooperative Extension: https://ext.vt.edu/covid-19updates.html
Upcoming 4-H Programs
4-H Market and More will take place on Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 12 noon!
Help support the young people that participated in the 4-H Youth In Charge Day Camp, which introduced them to a variety of business topics. Each young person created unique handmade products to sell and the Market and More is their final project. We have invited other youth-serving organizations to participate in this event and we will have MORE fun things for families to do. There will be music by DJ Kool Keith, a 6-hole mini golf course, corn hole, and a small animal exhibit.
3 Rooster Brick Oven Pizza and Open Pit Chicken will be there selling their delicious food as well!
Please plan to come and support our youth!
Upcoming Agriculture Programs
*Please stop by the Cumberland Extension Office if you need to have your soil tested for home/garden or pasture. You just pick up the soil sample boxes and forms for the Virginia Tech soil testing lab and mail your soil samples to them for a routine analysis. You will receive a detailed report with recommendations.
Cumberland 4-H Newsletters:
Cumberland Extension Office Newsletters:
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 email@example.com.
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.