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.

What's New ...


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 - 

  • January 6 and 13, 2020 - Stafford, 1739 Jefferson Davis Hwy, 22555
  • March 19 and 26, 2020 - Spotsylvania, 8800 Courthouse Road, 22553
  • May 14 and 21, 2020 - Stafford
  • July 8 and 15, 2020 - Spotsylvania
  • September 2 and 9, 2020 - Stafford
  • October 28 and November 4, 2020 - Spotsylvania
Dates for Exam Testing  (Re-testing and Proctor) - All to be held in Spotsylvania at 9 am
  • February 25, 2020
  • May 5, 2020
  • June 23, 2020
  • August 18, 2020
  • December 8, 2020

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

2020 Food Handler's Class 


4-H Junior Camp

2020 Junior 4-H Camp is June 21-25, 2020              Click here for Brochure

4-H Camp is a fun and exciting way for youth ages 9 to 18 to spend a week away from home.  Campers are 9-12 years of age, CIT's are 13 and up, and Counselors are anyone who has completed CIT training through age 18.

The camping program helps youth learn new skills, build self-esteem, and challenges them to be innovative and creative.  4-H Camp is accredited through the American Camping Association and focuses on the 4-H Philosophy of "Learning by Doing".

Registration opens Monday, January 6, 2020.  

Early-bird registration is $325 and must be postmarked by Friday, February 14, 2020

Regular registration is $340 and closes May 1, 2020 or when camp is full.

Counselor registration is $275 and payable after interview with 4-H Agent.  

Scholarships are available.




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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