The Fluvanna 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 Fluvanna 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.
Updated September 30, 2022
Save the Date: Fluvanna 4-H Camp- July 10-14, 2023 More information to follow. Registration opens January 3, 2023. Teen Counselors ages 14-19 are needed. Applications available in November.
Fall Field Day- October 5, 2022- Bracketts Farm, Louisa, VA (Green Springs area)
Learn about adapative management, grazing strategies, farming economics, herd health and more. Pasture walk with experts to learn about weed management and rotational grazing. Panel discussion and dinner provided. Register online by 9/27 or complete form linked above and mail in. Register online here: https://vaforages.org/fall-field-day-bracketts-farms/
Virginia WISE (Women Increasing Skills & Education)- October 21-22, Kentland Farm, Blacksburg, VA . Learn from women, and with women in Agriculture. Attend one or both days, lunch included.
- Equipment WISE on Friday, October 21- Learn to back up a trailer, basic tractor safety and maintenance, small engine trouble shooting, chainsaw safety, sprayer calibration and more.
- Cattle WISE- Friday, October 22- Learn low stress cattle handling, chute side skills, and calving troubleshooting.
- Register online here: https://tinyurl.com/equipcattlewise
Fall Forestry and Wildlife Field Tours- Louisa (tour departs from Zion Crossroads)- October 28. Historic Louisa County boasts some of the largest intact private
forestlands in Virginia. It’s also the site of the 2011 earthquake, felt by more people than any other quake in U.S. history. Join us as we rock and roll through the country-side for a scenic, historic, educational tour that will leave you quaking with opportunity! Tours promote wise resource management on private woodlands. On the Tours you will: (1) observe science-based management practices; (2) become acquainted with public and private sources of technical and financial management assistance; and (3) network with fellow landowners, natural resource professionals, and others who share your interest in Virginia’s natural resources. Each tour will include stops on multiple properties. Register and pay online here: https://forestupdate.frec.vt.edu/landownerprograms/field-tours.html
NEW Virtual Home Food Preservation Course: Is your garden overflowing with produce this summer? Would you like to learn when to safely use water bath and pressure canning techniques? This self-paced virtual course will teach you how to safely preserve your fresh foods for year-round enjoyment using techniques such as canning, freezing, dehydration and fermentation. You'll learn the science behind these techniques and receive step by step guidance on how to do them at home. After registering, you can complete the course at your own pace until December 31. Course Fee: $15
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.