VCE- Clarke County

VCE- Clarke County Virginia Cooperative Extension puts university knowledge into the hands of people across the Commonwealth.

The Clarke 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 Clarke 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.

Mission: Virginia Cooperative Extension helps lead the engagement mission of Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, the commonwealth’s land-grant universities. Building local relationships and collaborative partnerships, we help people put scientific knowledge to work through learning experiences that improve economic, environmental, and social well-being.

The River 95.3
02/10/2020

The River 95.3

Summer internship opportunities with Virginia Cooperative Extension are available all across the state. There are FIVE openings with 4-H youth development, agriculture and natural resources, as well as family consumer sciences in the Northern Shenandoah Valley: VCE- Clarke County, VCE Northern Shenandoah Valley Agriculture and Natural Resources, Shenandoah County 4-H, Northern Shenandoah Valley Financial Education Program and Warren County 4-H-Virginia are hosting summer interns in 2020.
Check out the application details here: https://ext.vt.edu/internship.html
How to apply: https://ext.vt.edu/internship/apply.html
Locations and descriptions: https://ext.vt.edu/internship/location.html

02/07/2020
VCE Northern Shenandoah Valley Agriculture and Natural Resources

VCE Northern Shenandoah Valley Agriculture and Natural Resources

Hay producers I need your help!

A multi-state hay production survey is being conducted in a quality improvement study designed to better understand producer management practices in the Southeast. Producers 18 years or older are eligible. The survey should not take more than about 10 min to complete and will provide important information for extension programming. This information may be shared with other institutions upon request.

https://uaex.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cLVmS7buxux288R

11/19/2019
VCE Northern Shenandoah Valley Agriculture and Natural Resources

VCE Northern Shenandoah Valley Agriculture and Natural Resources

Do you lease farmland? We would like either landlords or tenants (or both) to respond…

Virginia Farmland Rental Survey

This survey is designed to allow you to answer the questions for each lease, one-at-a-time. Individual responses are confidential and your responses will be incorporated into a weighted average with other responses.

https://vce.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6o21s83yxEHL6V7

Clarke County, Virginia
11/05/2019

Clarke County, Virginia

Spotted Lanternfly information – including handy, wallet-sized cards – is available at the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center at 101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. The non-native, invasive, and destructive insect was found in western Clarke County this fall. Property owners should look for Spotted Lanternfly egg masses, nymphs, and adults. Then, contact Mark Sutphin at the Virginia Cooperative Extension-Frederick County office (107 N. Kent St., Winchester) at 540-665-5699 or [email protected]. Learn more at ext.vt.edu/agriculture/commercial-horticulture/spotted-lanternfly. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #SpottedLanternfly

http://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/511086/extension-agent-fcs-frederickThis position is located in Frederi...
09/13/2019
Details | Extension Agent, FCS, Frederick | Careers | Division of Human Resources | Virginia Tech

http://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/511086/extension-agent-fcs-frederick

This position is located in Frederick County VCE office in Winchester, VA and serves PD7 including the counties of Frederick, Clarke, Shenandoah, Page, and Warren.
The educational emphasis of this position is nutrition and food safety. Virginia Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Science programs view the family unit as the cornerstone of a healthy society. Family and Consumer Science (FCS) agent positions require a service mentality as well as process and subject matter expertise to plan, implement and evaluate research-based educational programs for diverse audiences. The FCS Agent plans, delivers and evaluates research based educational programs that are tied to community needs and directed towards families and individuals. The position requires a service mentality and a balance between process skills and subject matter expertise. Specialty Areas Include: Nutrition/Wellness, Family and Human Development.

Apply now Job no: 511086 Work type: Administrative & Professional Location: Other - Virginia Categories: Agriculture / Life Science

Northern Shenandoah Valley Financial Education Program
09/03/2019

Northern Shenandoah Valley Financial Education Program

We'll be scheduling Fall 2019 Managing Your Money classes soon. Please let us know when and where YOU would attend at: https://tinyurl.com/MYMClassSurvey.

05/29/2019

If you haven’t registered for the 2019 Clarke-Warren 4-H camp it is not too late!! We are currently still accepting camper registrations however, spaces are filling fast. Don’t delay! Our camp is scheduled for July 14th-18th at the Northern Virginia 4-H Center, Front Royal, VA.

Call/email the extension office for a registration form!!

The 2019 listing of positions will be posted at the link below later this week!
02/11/2019
VCE Northern Shenandoah Valley Agriculture and Natural Resources

The 2019 listing of positions will be posted at the link below later this week!

We have various internship opportunities throughout Virginia. The 2019 listing of positions will be posted at the link below later this week. We do know we have been approved to host an intern in each of the following counties: Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah, and Warren.

Applications due March 31!

Northern Shenandoah Valley Financial Education Program, Frederick County VA 4-H, Clarke County 4-H,

VCE Frederick County Unit is currently taking applications for a Family Nutrition Program Assistant!! https://listings.j...
01/25/2019
Family Nutrition Program Assistant, Adult - Frederick

VCE Frederick County Unit is currently taking applications for a Family Nutrition Program Assistant!!

https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/93733

Learn principles of basic nutrition, disease-prevention, and food resource management. Enroll members of food stamp households and other limited include adults in Frederick County into a nutrition program, teaching them the fundamentals of wellness and disease prevention, meal planning, preparation....

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
12/28/2018

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Get a jumpstart on your New Year marketing and update your http://VirginiaGrown.com listing! Not a #VirginiaGrown Participant? Visit https://bit.ly/2V3nK8j to add your listing! The program helps promote products, farms and farmers’ markets across the Commonwealth.

12/19/2018
Clarke County, Virginia
11/30/2018

Clarke County, Virginia

PARADE NOTICE: Because cold rain is expected all day Saturday, the Clarke County Christmas Parade will be on Sunday, Dec. 2. The parade begins at noon Sunday, traveling west along Berryville’s Main Street from First Street to Lincoln Avenue. Santa will meet children at the Enders Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company on Buckmarsh Street after the parade. The Clarke County Farmers' Market – a special Christmas market – originally scheduled on Saturday has also been moved to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the municipal parking lot on South Church Street.

Clarke County, Virginia
10/30/2018

Clarke County, Virginia

House Paws veterinarians are at the Clarke County Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane) from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, administering rabies vaccinations. Shots for cats and dogs are $10 each. The Paws and Claws 4-H Club will be at Berryville Farm Supply (400 E. Main St.) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday collecting pet food and supplies for the animal shelter. Call the shelter at 540-955-5104 for details about its specific needs or the rabies clinic.

VCE Northern Shenandoah Valley Agriculture and Natural Resources
10/19/2018
VCE Northern Shenandoah Valley Agriculture and Natural Resources

VCE Northern Shenandoah Valley Agriculture and Natural Resources

This is a serious insect pest that has been found in the Winchester/Frederick County, Virginia area. The pest can easily be moved around and we need your help to continue getting the word out about this pest. Arborists and landscapers should not remove trees or limbs from the area where these insects have been found in northern Winchester and all vehicles and shipments moving in and out of the infested area should be checked for the presence of this pest. The current life stages are recently laid egg masses, adult males, and laying adult females. These new egg masses will develop into the 2019 population of this invasive insect pest.

Mayor Patricia Dickinson, Berryville
10/16/2018

Mayor Patricia Dickinson, Berryville

We have a celebrity in town. Congratulations Ms. Brown. So glad Good Morning America featured you on their show this morning.

MidAtlantic Farm Credit
08/24/2018

MidAtlantic Farm Credit

#FBF to last week's visit to Mackintosh Fruit Farm in Berryville, VA. Thank you to Congresswoman Barbara Comstock for your continued support of our local community and agriculture. It was a beautiful day for a drone demonstration and great discussion about state of our industries.

This Saturday, August 18th!
08/16/2018

This Saturday, August 18th!

You are invited!!!

Virginia Tech’s Alson H Smith Jr Agricultural Research & Extension Center will be hosting a public open house on August 18, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The Center’s scientists will provide an overview of their research projects and outreach efforts through hands-on activities, posters, and wagon-ride tours (1:30 and 3:30 pm) of the experimental vineyards and orchards.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association
08/13/2018

Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association

Who's ready for the Clarke County Fair? Come see us at the MG Info Booth in the Horticulture Building. We're there Mon, Aug 13, thru Fri, Aug 17, 5 to 8 pm. Try to stump us with a plant or insect ID, disease problem, or any other home gardening question. You can also learn how to become an Extension Master Gardener. It's a lot of fun helping others! See you there. Master Gardeners Belinda and Diane helped a member of the community at the Shenandoah County Fair. (Photo by Stacey Smith)

Clarke County, Virginia
07/25/2018

Clarke County, Virginia

You may have heard about the Longhorn tick – also known as the East Asian tick – first found in the U.S. in November 2017. Longhorn ticks are now in New Jersey, West Virginia and Virginia, specifically Warren and Albemarle counties. "At this time there is no reason to be alarmed," said Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent Corey Childs. "However, we encourage anyone who finds a tick they can't identify to take it to an Extension office." The Clarke County Virginia Cooperative Extension Office is located at 524 Westwood Rd. in Berryville. Call 540-955-5164.

Check out our FREE Money Management Clinic - coming to Berryville next week!
06/18/2018

Check out our FREE Money Management Clinic - coming to Berryville next week!

Summer is a great time to take stock of your financial situation and make needed adjustments. One and a half hours of your time at a "Money Management Clinic" can get you started on a better financial future! Join us Wednesday, June 27th from 7-8:30 p.m. at Clarke County Parks and Recreation. Participants MUST pre-register by calling 540-635-4549 no later than Monday, June 25th.

VT Massey Herbarium
06/12/2018

VT Massey Herbarium

Today I helped ID VA’s first giant hogweed population! Its sap causes severe burns. One plant was found in Clarke County. Report sightings to your extension agent!

Update: there are actually about 30 plants.

ID help (especially to distinguish it from the widespread and similar cow parsnip): https://on.ny.gov/2JHzLKy

Thanks to Alan Weakley, VCE Northern Shenandoah Valley Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Virginia Tech Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science for ID help and report!

Attn: Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program Virginia Cooperative Extension Virginia State Parks Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Virginia Native Plant Society New River Valley Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists Virginia Master Naturalist Program

Johnson-Williams Middle School
04/21/2018

Johnson-Williams Middle School

The 8th graders at J-WMS were treated to a unique, real-life money management experience called “Real Money, Real World” today. Students were assigned a scenario and had to make budget decisions based on that situation. It was a real eye opening experience! Thank you to Northern Shenandoah Valley Financial Education Program for bringing this educational program to our school every year.

VCE Northern Shenandoah Valley Agriculture and Natural Resources
04/18/2018

VCE Northern Shenandoah Valley Agriculture and Natural Resources

As this week is National Volunteer Week, we would like to take a moment to recognize and say THANK YOU to all of our wonderful volunteers in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. 989 volunteers work across Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren counties as 4-H Volunteers, Extension Master Gardeners, Extension Leadership Council Members, Master Financial Volunteers, and Master Food Volunteers. Thank you for all you do to impact our local communities! 42,093 hours volunteered in 2017 valued at $1,134,827.28 Northern Shenandoah Valley Financial Education Program, Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association, Clarke County 4-H, Frederick County VA 4-H, Page County 4-H, Warren County 4-H-Virginia, Shenandoah County 4-H, Virginia Cooperative Extension N. Shenandoah Valley Nutrition Programs

The Clarke County Spring Farm Tour is Saturday, April 21st from 10am - 3pm!
04/13/2018

The Clarke County Spring Farm Tour is Saturday, April 21st from 10am - 3pm!

04/13/2018

Just a friendly reminder that the Clarke Extension Office will have limited availability on Monday & Tuesday as we move to the new office location. Phones and internet will be temporarily disconnected on Monday. Thanks for your patience!!

Northern Shenandoah Valley Financial Education Program
04/13/2018

Northern Shenandoah Valley Financial Education Program

Johnson-Williams Middle School (Clarke County) 8th graders will be treated to a unique, real-life money management experience called “Real Money, Real World” on Friday, April 20, 2018. Students will be assigned a scenario and must make budget decisions based on that situation. Volunteers work with students at booths that represent spending categories in a typical budget such as housing, transportation, child care, food, and entertainment. No experience is necessary to volunteer, except life in the ‘real world.’ If you can help from 10:00 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. next Friday, we would love to have you join us. Please sign up using the survey at this link: https://tinyurl.com/RealMoneyRealWorldVol4-20-18.

VCE Clarke County Unit is moving! Our new office will be located at 524 Westwood Rd, Berryville, VA 22611 starting April...
04/05/2018

VCE Clarke County Unit is moving! Our new office will be located at 524 Westwood Rd, Berryville, VA 22611 starting April 17th! Thank you for your patience during this time as we prepare for the move!

Northern Shenandoah Valley Financial Education Program
03/24/2018

Northern Shenandoah Valley Financial Education Program

You can help give Clarke County HS students a firsthand look at the cost of daily life! During "Reality Store" students visit stations representing typical spending categories such as housing, transportation, child care, and food, making budget decisions based on their scenario. We need lots of adult volunteers on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown to staff the booths and make this program a success! Sign up to help at: https://tinyurl.com/RealityStoreVol4-6-18.

03/12/2018
Northern Shenandoah Valley Financial Education Program

Northern Shenandoah Valley Financial Education Program

Our Spring 2018 Master Financial Education Volunteer training will begin on March 20th every Tuesday in Woodstock for nine weeks. Volunteers can choose to attend from 1‐4 p.m. or 6‐9 p.m. or mix and match sessions to suit their schedule. We need volunteers from all walks of life to teach classes, work with small groups or individuals, or serve in other roles, such as program management, publicity, data entry, and youth financial education. Check out the video below to see why Timothy R Frees volunteers!

MidAtlantic Farm Credit
02/17/2018
MidAtlantic Farm Credit

MidAtlantic Farm Credit

Learn to navigate the ins and outs of succession planning so you can pass your legacy on without issue! Join us for a FREE farm transition planning workshop on Monday, February 26 at one of two locations. RSVP required.

Forum for Sustaining Agriculture
02/17/2018
Forum for Sustaining Agriculture

Forum for Sustaining Agriculture

The purpose of the forum is to showcase new and exciting projects and programs that enhance farm or rural business profitability.

02/16/2018
Wondering what to do for dinner Saturday night? Stop by the Clarke County 4-H Leader's Association Spaghetti Dinner & Au...
02/14/2018

Wondering what to do for dinner Saturday night? Stop by the Clarke County 4-H Leader's Association Spaghetti Dinner & Auction!

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524 Westwood Road
Berryville, VA
22611

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Extension is committed to providing access to unbiased, scientific information related to locally defined issues; a presence in local communities; the establishment of strong partnerships and collaborative coalitions; and innovative service to the commonwealth.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(540) 955-5164

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