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 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.

The Marshall Center is locked to the public.   Please call 540-507-7570 to make an appointment to meet with an agent, pick up soil boxes, etc.

 

What's New ...

 

Beekeeping Class

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.

Books include:

  •         Diana Sammataro, The Beekeepers Handbook, 4th edition
  •         Mid Atlantic Apiculture (MAAREC) Beekeeping Basics
  •         Honey Bee Parasite, Pests, Predators
  •         Diseases and handouts
  •         Membership in Rappahannock Area Beekeepers Association and Virginia         Beekeepers Association included

Class will be taught by experienced beekeeper and includes information on buying equipment and obtaining bees to start honeybee colonies.

Class starts Wednesday, February 3, 2021 in the Ray Simms Conference Room at the Marshall Center, 8800 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA

Instructor: Kim Fraser

To register contact Kim at ubbuny@aol.com

Classes are open to adults and children (age 10+ accompanied by a paying adult). Under Governor Northam’s current COVID-19 guidelines class is limited to 10 total people in the conference room, this includes instructors and students. In-person instruction is limited. However, this class is also being offered virtually. Registration is required and payment of $100 in advance is due prior to February 3, 2021. When you register please advise whether you will be in-person or virtually trained. In-person will receive their books the first night of class, virtual will make other arrangements with the instructor for pick up when registering. 

 

ServSafe Manager's Course

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

Class Dates and locations - 

  • Dates to be determined for 2021
Please contact April Payne to schedule testing - arpayne@vt.edu or 540-507-7568
  • 2021 ServSafe Manager's Class (links coming soon)
  • Online Registration (links coming soon)
  • Re-Testing & Proctor Registration (links coming soon)

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

Please contact April for more information - arpayne@vt.edu or 540-507-7568

 

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4-H Junior Camp

June 13-17, 2021 - Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center

We are determined to provide an in-person overnight camping experience for those that are intersted.  Please email okryst1@vt.edu for more information.

Applications for the position of  Counselor-In-Training (CIT) or Counselor are now open.  However, new this year is the fact that the applications are only available online.  Please use your camera on your cell phone and scan the code to apply for the camp position you are intereseted in  (CITs must have turned 13 years of age by January 1, 2021).  Any questions or problems, please contact Krystal Williams at her office 540-507-7569.  

 

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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.


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