Virginia Cooperative Extension has revamped its online presence with a new and improved website that connects citizens with the research-based knowledge at Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

The new Extension website includes a directory of local offices and research centers, details about Extension’s program areas, online media kits on seasonal and “evergreen” topics, a list of Extension experts, newsletter and magazine articles, and information about volunteering for and supporting Extension. It also features publications and educational resources on a variety of topics, including

  • Agricultural business, finance, and marketing
  • Agricultural systems
  • Animal agriculture
  • Community development
  • Crops and soils
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Foods, nutrition, and health
  • Home, family, and finance
  • Lawn and garden
  • Nursery, greenhouse, and turf
  • Specialty agriculture
  • 4-H youth development

“The new website updates Virginia Cooperative Extension’s public ‘face’ and helps users access our information more easily,” said Rick Rudd, the Virginia Cooperative Extension Professor of Excellence in Community Viability and interim director of Extension. “We’ve moved into a new era of Web publishing and we will continue to challenge ourselves to find ways to use this tool to reach online audiences. Although technology cannot replace the personal day-to-day education we deliver, it can be a great asset in maximizing resources and reaching the people we serve.”

In addition, each of the 107 county and city Extension offices in Virginia has a new website complete with office hours and directions, volunteer opportunities, a calendar of local events, news, and other resources. Visit the directory of local Extension offices for more information.

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