Virginia Cooperative Extension brings the resources of Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, to the people of the commonwealth. Understanding that knowledge is power, we place that power in the hands of Virginians and help them learn how to use it to improve the quality of their lives. Our Extension agents and specialists form a network of educators whose classrooms are the communities, homes, and businesses of Virginia, where they bring research-based solutions to the problems facing Virginians today. To better utilize our resources, we form collaborations with hundreds of public and private partners and volunteers, who help us reach larger and more diverse audiences and also leverage the impact of our work. We are a product of cooperation among local, state, and federal governments in partnership with tens of thousands of citizens, who, through local Extension Leadership Councils, help design, implement, and evaluate our needs-driven programs. We are a dynamic organization that stimulates positive personal and societal change, leading to more productive lives, families, farms, and forests as well as a better environment. Virginia Cooperative Extension is an educational outreach program of Virginia's land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, and a part of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture.

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  • Boxwood in Virginia 

    Smith, A. G. (Archibald Gray), 1890- (V.P.I. Agricultural Extension Service, 1959-06)
    Discusses the care and maintenance of boxwood in Virginia.
  • 100 bushels per acre : why settle for less? 

    Lewis, W. W. (Agronomist) (V.P.I. Agricultural Extension Service, 1961-01)
    Offers suggestions for improving corn yields to 100 bushels per acre.
  • Convenient farm kitchens 

    Alverson, Helen D. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service, 1947-09)
    Offers suggestions for planning and arranging a kitchen to provide ample storage and preparation space.
  • The easiest way to iron a shirt 

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service (Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service., 1951-06)
    Presents instructions for quickly and easily ironing shirts, including how to dampen shirts before ironing and what type of ironing board to use.
  • Agricultural engineering : environmental quality legal guidelines for Virginia livestock producers 

    Collins, Eldridge, 1940- (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Extension Division, 1976-06)
    This publication should increase the awareness of Virginia livestock producers of the conditions which may lead to involvement in a nuisance lawsuit, and how liability in such cases may be reduced.
  • Farm home planning : planning a new house and remodeling an old one 

    Potter, P. B. (Agricultural engineer) (Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service., 1946-06)
    Discusses the importance of careful and complete planning of the farm home before construction or remodeling begins.
  • An electric water system for the farm 

    Swink, Earl Thomas (Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. Extension Division, 1940-03)
    No improvement can be made on the farm that will pay larger dividends in health, happiness and convenience than the installation of an automatic water system.
  • House care and cleaning 

    Settle, Mary B. (Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. Extension Division, 1934-06)
    Discusses general housekeeping, cleaning materials and solutions. Provides tips for making house cleaning easy.
  • Refinishing furniture 

    Habel, Katherine L. (Katherine Leona), 1917- (Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service, 1964-04)
    There are many ways to refinish furniture. Some techniques are best suited for professional use only. The methods included here are appropriate for beginners.
  • Floor finishing 

    Settle, Mary B. (Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. Extension Division, 1934-06)
    Describes how to finish wood floors and provides techniques for the care of finished floors.
  • Doors : locate conveniently and safely when you build or remodel 

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service (Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service., 1964-08)
    Discusses how to safely locate and install doors inside the home to use less space.
  • 1965 feed grain program 

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service (Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service., 1965-02)
    Discusses new features added to the feed grain program in 1965 that may make it more profitable for farmers to participate.
  • VPI electronic farm account program : 1962 farm business summary : cash grain, tobacco, peanut, general 

    Carr, A. Barry; Reynolds, R. K. (Robert K.) (Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service., 1964-02)
    Contains a summary and analysis of the records of tobacco, cash crop and general farms enrolled in the VPI electronic farm account program during 1962.
  • Shopping for rugs and carpets 

    Habel, Katherine L. (Katherine Leona), 1917- (Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service., 1964-11)
    Buying a carpet or rug is an exciting decorating adventure. This publication helps you make a satisfactory purchase when shopping for rugs or carpets.
  • 4-H candlelighting ceremony 

    Starling, Evelyn B.; Tyree, Jack M. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service., 1962-05)
    Provides suggestions to use as a guide in developing 4-H candlelighting ceremonies.
  • Black root rot 

    Fenne, S. B. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service., 1961-08)
    Provides information on causes of black root rot in tobacco, and provides suggestions for control.
  • Chemical weed control in non-bearing apple orchards 

    Chappell, William Everett, 1917-; Kates, Allan H.; Rollins, Howard Arthur, 1927-; Williams, G. R. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service., 1963-02)
    Discusses herbicides used to control weeds in apple orchards, when and where to spray, and how to spray.
  • Field crop varieties for northern piedmont and west of the Blue Ridge, fall 1962-spring 1963 

    Potts, Howard C. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service., 1962-09)
    A summary of different varieties of field crops that have been proven to be superior in yielding ability, disease resistance, quality and other factors.
  • Size controlling apple rootstocks 

    Williams, George Robertson, 1919- (Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service, 1962-10)
    There is much interest in Virginia in rootstocks that will control ultimate tree size. There are several reasons for this interest, including increased production efficiency and improved fruit quality.
  • How to use Fermate to control blue mold on tobacco 

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service; United States. Department of Agriculture (Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Agricultural Extension Service., 1950-01)
    Discusses the use of Fermate to control blue mold and describes way to apply Fermate to tobacco.

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