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.
Dickenson County Extension Fair - August 25, 2018
The fifth Annual Dickenson County Extension Fair will be held from 9 AM - 4 PM, Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Coalfield Agricultural Center on Red Onion Mountain. Events include exhibits, agricultural fair, 4-H pullet show and auction, McDonald's farm, demonstrations, farmers market, clogging and more. Non-animal exhibits will be taken in on Thursday, August 23 from 2-7 PM. Pre-registration is required for animal exhibits. Ribbons will be awarded and premiums given for the exhibitors who achieve the most points. Vendor and booth applications are still being accepted. NO ENTRY FEES OR SET-UP CHARGES.
For more information, click on the links below or contact the Dickenson County Extension Office at 276/926-4605.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 926-4605.
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.