As the state moves to Phase III of the COVID re-opening plan, Virginia Cooperative Extension and 4-H are resuming some in-person programming and services will continue to provide contactless and distance-based methods, such as using drop boxes for samples and pickup, phones, and virtual delivery of educational programming.
This website will provide current information on local office hours, programming, and more. We look forward continuing to serve our community.
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.
All VCE-Cumberland in person programs and meetings have been suspended at this time.
More Information regarding the COVID-19:
Virginia Cooperative Extension: https://ext.vt.edu/covid-19updates.html
Upcoming 4-H Virtual Programs
Wildlife Detective Camp #2: Life in a Tree
Join Cumberland and Buckingham 4-H on July 29-30 as they partner with the Central Virginia Master Naturalists to become Wildlife Detectives. There will be a morning session from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM each day and an afternoon session from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM each day. Learn about "Life in a Tree" from the roots to the leaves and there will be activities, crafts, and demonstrations centered on different creatures who live in trees! Camp sessions will be held live via Zoom. Recordings can be provided for those without reliable internet. Participants will need to pick up a camp kit from the Extension Office the week of camp.
Registration link - https://forms.gle/46Rw1tQyuedLwsUN8
Move it!! Camp in a Box
Join the Cumberland Recreation Department and Cumberland 4-H every Friday in June and July from 2:30 - 4:00 pm for a variety of virtual activities such as Minute 2 Win-It Challenges, Karate, High Intensity Interval Training, and Yoga. This camp is open to youth ages 9-13. It is going to be a fun and healthy way to spend a few hours. We are even going to spend some time in the kitchen during this fast-paced and well-rounded virtual camp.
Registration deadline is May 25th and registration link is https://forms.gle/iaVvcMU2xLJ2WWq5A
Virtual 4-H Jr. Camp and Cloverbud Camp
Even though Jr. Camp cannot be in person this year at Holiday Lake 4-H Center, the camp staff along with teen and adult leaders and Extension Agents are bringing camp to you in the comfort of your own home. All of the camps are free and you can sign up for as many as you want.
To find out more and to register, go to https://www.holidaylake4h.com/4h-summer-camps.html
Upcoming Virtual Agriculture Programs
Marketing Your Farm Products - coming soon Learn how to promote, price, package, and display your farm products at your local market.
Central District ANR Newsletters:
Cumberland 4-H Newsletters:
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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 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.