The Spotsylvania 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 Spotsylvania 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 ...

2019 Commercial Pesticide Recertification and Preparation Classes

Recertification class will be held at the Marshall Center, 8800 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA  22553 in the auditorium.

Prep classes will be held at the Rower Building, 1739 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22555

Please complete the appropriate brochure and mail to Terry Graham, PO Box 95, Spotsylvania, VA  22553 with payment.

2019 Practical Beekeeping for Beginners

The Virginia Beekeeping Teaching Consortium (VBTA) is offering Practical Beekeeping for Beginners.  The class is intensive, meets once a week for approximately two months and is designed primarily for people who want to keep bees.  Class size is limited and registration is the first night of class.   Classes are open to adults and children (ages 10+ accompanied by a paying adult).  Books include:  Diana Sammataro, The Beekeepers Handbook (4th edition), Mid Atlantic Apiculture (MAAREC) Beekeeping Basics & Honey Bee Parasite, Pests, Predators & Diseases as well as handouts and membership in Virginia Beekeeping Association and Rappahannock Beekeepers Association (RBA).

Class starts on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in the Ray Simms Conference Room, The Marshall Center, 8800 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA from 7-9 p.m.

Instructor:  Kim Fraser

For more information contact Kim Fraser:



ServSafe Manager's Course

This is a 16-hour course that includes the book, instruction, test preparation, and a nationally recognized certificate. Please call the Extension office for more details if needed.

Food Handler's Class

The ServSafe Food Handler Program is a complete solution that delivers consistent food safety training to employees. The program covers five key areas:

  • Basic Food Safety
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Cross-contamination & Allergens
  • Time & Temperature
  • Cleaning & Sanitation

2019 Food Handler's Class 


4-H  Junior Camp - June 23-27, 2019

Registration has opened for 4-H Junior Camp

Download the registration brochure today!  You will need legal size paper.   

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Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN)

Virginia Food Access Network

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.

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