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
WE ARE STILL AVAILABLE even though Cumberland County office buildings are currently closed to the public through April 20, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff members are still available to take your calls and respond to your emails.
All VCE-Cumberland in person programs and meetings have been suspended at this time. Please call 804-492-4390 if you have questions that need to be addressed.
Please be advised that it is the busy time for the VT Soil Lab and their staff is extremely reduced given the recent events concerning COVID-19. There could be a wait of up to a month on soil samples right now.
More Information regarding the COVID-19 virus:
Virginia Cooperative Extension: https://ext.vt.edu/covid-19updates.html
Upcoming 4-H Camps/Programs
We are sad to report that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all summer 4-H in-person camps are canceled. This was a difficult decision but a necessary measure to ensure the safety of campers, their families, and the 4-H community.
Upcoming Agriculture Programs
With the COVID-19 guidelines limiting groups gathered together.....the decision was made to postpone the Marketing Your Farm Products Workshop. Please wait for details on a new date!
Marketing Your Farm Products
This workshop will take place on Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 6 - 8 PM at the Cartersville Ruritan building in Cartersville, VA. You will learn how to promote, price, package, and display your farm products at your local market! Please click this link to register - https://tinyurl.com/MarketYourFarm or call the Cumberland Extension Office at 804-492-4390. The cost is $10/person which covers all supplies and materials.
This workshop is being presented in conjunction with the Cartersville Farm & Art Market which will take place from 9 AM - noon on the Saturdays of May through October. Click here to view their flyer for more details.
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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.