The Dickenson 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 Dickenson 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.
Families Can Now Enroll in 4-H Online
4-H Online is an online member enrollment site for all of Virginia 4-H. All 4-H membership activity (youth and adult volunteers) is now managed through this website. Each family will share one log-in and password. Each individual will either register as a youth or an adult. It will even keep a record of all of your 4-H projects, animals, and awards for future reference on the 4-H All-Star application. Using the Chrome or Firefox browser, please visit http://virginia.4honline.com to enroll. If you have questions, you may send a message on Facebook (Dickenson County Virginia 4-H), e-mail email@example.com or call 926-4605.
Agriculture Damage Assessment - February 2018
Agriculture producers should contact the Dickenson County Extension Office if they have damage related to the recent heavy rains and flooding. We are doing a damage assessment that will be forwarded to the Farm Service Agency. Report any damage to barns, loss of feed/hay, fence damage and loss of livestock for the damage assessment. Please document any damage with pictures for use when reporting damage. This may potentially enable us to receive some monetary assistance through the Farm Service Agency.
A potentially very serious pest of grapes, peaches, hops, and a variety of other crops, the spotted lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, was detected in Frederick County, Virginia, on January 10, 2018. It is important to look for it and report any finds. Spotted lanternfly has also been reported on a range of ornamentals around the home and in the landscape.
For more information and additional resources, please see Spotted Lanternfly in Virginia.