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.
More Information regarding the COVID-19:
Virginia Cooperative Extension: https://ext.vt.edu/covid-19updates.html
Upcoming 4-H Programs
Cumberland 4-H is excited to partner with Central Piedmont Virginia Master Naturlist, CPVMN, to offer Blue Bird Exploration Kits. In this kit, you will receive a blue bird box, information about blue birds and a variety of fun and educational activities. We have a limited number so please register on our google form at: https://forms/gle/kuRx7FA5pmT1SvvN8
Families that have reliable internet will be able to pick up their Bluebird Exploration Kit on Wednesday, March 17th and Friday, March 19th. Families that require a USB drive will be able to pick up their kits on Wednesday, March 24th and Friday, March 26th.
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.
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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.