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

2019 Zoo Snooze

Cumberland and Buckingham 4-H are offering the opportunity for youth ages 9 and up to have an overnight lock-in at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk , VA held October 11-12.  Experience being in the zoo from dusk til dawn for a unique after-hours adventure! Programs provided by the zoo staff include a night hike and a behind the scenes tour.  The cost is $65/person which includes meals, bus transportation and admission to the zoo.  Please click the link below to view the flyer/registration and itinerary.

2019 Zoo Snooze Flyer

Upcoming Agriculture Programs

2019 Artificial Insemination Training Course

This program will be held October 14th & 15th from 8 am - 4 pm each day.  It will be held at The B.A.R.N. facility in Buckingham , VA.  Cost is $65/person which includes lunch.

Have you ever wanted to breed your own cows?  Come and learn about anatomy, physiology, heat detection and timing, tank care and semen handling, AI Synchronization, and AI techniques.  There will be hands on practice with semen handling and breeding cows.

2019 AI Training Course flyer/registration

2019 Small Ruminant Management and FAMACHA Training

This program will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 9 AM - 3 PM at the B.A.R.N. facility in Buckingham, VA.  Lunch and FAMACHA cards will be provided.  This training will cover FAMACHA hands-on training, pasture/forage management, nutrition and marketing and by products.   Cost is $20/person.  

2019 Small Ruminant Management flyer/registration 

Tractor and barn

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: http://bit.ly/2m0vYgp


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