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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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  • Backyard Biodiversity (2020) 

    Wilson, Chantel (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-11-23)
  • What is COVID-19? 

    Wilson, Chantel (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-04-28)
    In 2020, we have had a new challenge because of new virus “SARS-COV-2” or COVID-19. The virus has caused many people to get sick, us to need to stay home, and make sure we are using good practices like washing our hands. ...
  • Income Over Feed Costs in the Dairy Enterprise 

    Unknown author (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-09-01)
    Monitoring financial performance and production efficiency on a frequent basis is necessary for the economic sustainability of the dairy business at all times, and it is critical during times of low milk prices, high feed ...
  • Pocket Spending Guide 

    Poff, Karen (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-09-08)
    Provides an example for how to set up a pocket spending guide. By filling out the guide and keeping it with you, you can easily see at any time how much money you have available to spend in each category. A pocket spending ...
  • Urban Water-Quality Management: Winterizing the Water Garden 

    Swanson, Lynnette; Fox, Laurie J.; Andruczyk, Mike; French, Susan; Gilland, Traci; Close, David (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-09-04)
    Fall is the time to take action. Prepare the pond for the winter months by managing the plants, cleaning the pond, and monitoring the water conditions. If treated properly, many aquatic plants and wildlife can survive in ...
  • Inscripción Para Miembros de 4-H 

    Virginia Cooperative Extension (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-09-02)
    Enrollment forms for 4-Hers.
  • 4-H Youth Member Enrollment 

    Virginia Cooperative Extension (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-09-02)
    Enrollment forms for 4-Hers.
  • Virginia No-Till Fact Sheet Series Number Five: Understanding Ammonia Volatilization from Fertilizers 

    Thomason, Wade E.; Woodward, Timothy; Alley, Marcus M. (2908-1404/SPES-264, 2020-09-29)
    Loss of nitrogen (N) as ammonia gas (NH3) is known as volatilization. While volatilization directly from soil can occur, such loss is generally relatively small compared to the amount that can be lost from fertilizers. ...
  • Statistical Process Control: Applications and Examples for Forest Products Industries 

    Quesada-Pineda, Henry J.; Arias, Edgar (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-09-29)
    Creating value requires managers to master quantitative and qualitative techniques to document and analyze information used in the decision making process. Statistical Process Control (SPC) is a tool that allows administrators ...
  • Farmer Financial Health and Wellbeing Assessment: A Tool for Fostering Supportive Financial Conversations 

    Morgan, Kimberly L.; Nunoo, Nicole; Mason, Garland; Niewolny, Kim (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-09-28)
    Extension agents are closely involved in advising farmers and farm families on identification and mitigation of financial risks unique to the agricultural industry. Financial decisions are often time-sensitive and complicated, ...
  • A Guide for 4-H Club Officers 

    Bonnett, Erika; Daniel, Kaci; Snyder, Glenda (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-09-29)
    4-H Club Officers have an important role and part of the 4-H Club program. Being a 4-H club officer is not only an important job, but also builds life skills, and can be a valuable part of your 4-H Journey. This guide, ...
  • 4-H Health History Report Form 

    Proudfoot, Chad N. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-09-02)
    health information for determining appropriate supervision, support, and accommodations for the 4-H activity or event listed for 4-Hers
  • Dairy Pipeline. October 2020 

    Petersson-Wolfe, Christina S.; Daubert, Jeremy (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-09-28)
    This issue discusses Understanding Mycoplasma mastitis
  • Charter Application for 4-H Clubs and Cloverbud Groups 

    Proudfoot, Chad N. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-09-28)
    To apply for a 4-H Charter, the organizational leader of a 4-H club or Cloverbud group should submit one copy of this application to the local Extension office if the club or group is based at a county or city level. ...
  • 4-H Volunteer Profile 

    Proudfoot, Chad N. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-09-28)
    This is a profile filled out by the 4-H volunteers with staff to get volunteer information and to gauge individual interests.
  • Virginia Cover Crops Fact Sheet Series No. 1: Beneficial Uses of Cover Crops 

    Thomason, Wade E.; Fleming, Cathy (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-09-23)
    Cover crops provide many diverse assets. By providing additional residue (carbon) and plant biodiversity, cover crops can improve the overall quality of soil and surrounding ecosystem. Cover crops slow soil erosion, make ...
  • Virginia Cover Crops Fact Sheet Series No. 2: Cover Crop Performance Evaluation in Field and Controlled Studies 

    Thomason, Wade E.; Fleming, Cathy (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-09-23)
    Performance evaluation of cover crops in Virginia.
  • Online Ordering Options for Farm Sales during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic 

    Nartea, Theresa J. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-09-23)
    Traditional farm sales involving in-person purchasing of products at farm markets has changed dramatically with the advent of social distancing recommendations to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. Online ...
  • Best Practices to Managing Farm Financial Health and Wellbeing 

    Niewolny, Kim; Morgan, K.O.(Kim O.), 1957-; Mason, Garland; Nunoo, Nicole (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-09-02)
    Most farmers and ranchers—and, particularly beginning farmers and ranchers—do not have the financial capacity to hire financial managers to manage their finances for them. The onus is therefore placed on the farmer to ...
  • 4-H Media Release Form 

    Virginia Cooperative Extension (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2020-09-22)
    Form for 4-Her’s to sign over rights to Virginia Tech to use in any form of media.

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