Virginia Cooperative Extension, Loudoun County

Virginia Cooperative Extension, Loudoun County Extension helps lead the engagement mission of Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, the land-grant universities. Building local relationships and collaborative partnerships, we help people put scientific knowledge to work.
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Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information,
veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the
U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Operating as usual

Our Spring Well Water Clinic is underway! Registered participants are picking up their kits today and they will be retur...
05/03/2021

Our Spring Well Water Clinic is underway! Registered participants are picking up their kits today and they will be returned to the office and then sent to the Virginia Tech lab on Wednesday!

If you weren't able to sign up in time for Spring Clinic, don't worry- our Fall Well Water Clinic registration is now open and will occur in October 2021. To register, and to view more information, click on the link: https://tinyurl.com/VCE-2021-VAHWQP-LOUDOUN

Our Spring Well Water Clinic is underway! Registered participants are picking up their kits today and they will be returned to the office and then sent to the Virginia Tech lab on Wednesday!

If you weren't able to sign up in time for Spring Clinic, don't worry- our Fall Well Water Clinic registration is now open and will occur in October 2021. To register, and to view more information, click on the link: https://tinyurl.com/VCE-2021-VAHWQP-LOUDOUN

Today's #FeatureFriday is another Livestock Webinar!To register, email Abby Hemby (ahemby@vt.edu)
04/30/2021

Today's #FeatureFriday is another Livestock Webinar!

To register, email Abby Hemby ([email protected])

Today's #FeatureFriday is another Livestock Webinar!

To register, email Abby Hemby ([email protected])

Check out the April FSA Newsletter for Northern Virginia. Loudoun Producers- don't miss the article on the new USDA Pand...
04/29/2021
Fauquier/Loudoun/Prince William/Fairfax County USDA Service Center Updates

Check out the April FSA Newsletter for Northern Virginia.

Loudoun Producers- don't miss the article on the new USDA Pandemic Assistance Program for Producers.
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAFARMERS/bulletins/2cd48ba#link_1

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and producers who felt the impact of COVID-19 market disruptions. The new initiative—USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers—will reach a broader set o...

Back and Even Better!  Revised with discussion questions and pauses, this program uses characters and a story plot to in...
04/27/2021
Anita Monnie Enterprise Budget Video (Rev. Apr 2)

Back and Even Better! Revised with discussion questions and pauses, this program uses characters and a story plot to introduce the enterprise budget as a financial decision tool. Developed for high school FFA teachers, home school parents, extension agents, and beginning adult farmers. The presentation supports the 8008 Series Curriculum: Introduction to Animal Systems, developed by Virginia’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education Services.

https://youtu.be/prFtXPgc3ck

Revised to add discussion questions and pauses within the video, this introductory program explains the enterprise budget as a farm financial tool using char...

The Loudoun County Master Gardener Association Spring Plant Sale is here! Order your plants online today through May 6th...
04/26/2021

The Loudoun County Master Gardener Association Spring Plant Sale is here! Order your plants online today through May 6th, or until orders run out, so don't delay!

All orders must be picked up on Saturday, May 8 between 10am and 2pm at the Loudoun County Extension Office, 750 SE Miller Drive, Leesburg, VA 20175.

All plants are in 3½” pots at $4.00 each

Visit here for more details: https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/events/plant-sales/

Beth Sastre taught a Worker Protection Standard Training at Doukenie Winery last Friday. This is a valuable and importan...
04/26/2021

Beth Sastre taught a Worker Protection Standard Training at Doukenie Winery last Friday. This is a valuable and important training for commercial producers and agricultural workers.

Assistant County Administrator Monica Spells tours Middleburg Agriculture Research & Extension Center (MAREC) with Farm ...
04/24/2021

Assistant County Administrator Monica Spells tours Middleburg Agriculture Research & Extension Center (MAREC) with Farm Supervisor William "Tait" Golightly and Extension Agent Jim Hilleary to see first-hand the agricultural education resources that the MAREC and Department of Extension Services bring to Loudoun's residents. (photos by jim hilleary)

Homelessness happens in Loudoun. Consider donating to help Mobile Hope provide support and shelter for young adults here...
04/22/2021

Homelessness happens in Loudoun. Consider donating to help Mobile Hope provide support and shelter for young adults here in Loudoun County.

Homelessness happens in Loudoun. Consider donating to help Mobile Hope provide support and shelter for young adults here in Loudoun County.

04/22/2021

Today was Scale Day! Commercial agricultural producers in Loudoun had their scales inspected by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. 55 scales were inspected in just a few hours.

04/21/2021

To celebrate #NationalVolunteerWeek, VCE Loudoun wanted to personally thank all of the volunteers that truly make a difference! Thank you, volunteers!👏

Yesterday, Community Engagement Coordinator Barbara Bailey (not pictured) helped say "thank you" to our volunteers by ha...
04/21/2021

Yesterday, Community Engagement Coordinator Barbara Bailey (not pictured) helped say "thank you" to our volunteers by handing out VCE notebooks! #NationalVolunteerWeek It was a great way to spend the sunny day!

Thank you to the Master Gardeners who were able to help safely distribute Master Gardener Association Recognition awards from the past year!

Unit Coordinator and ANR Agent Jim Hilleary taught about Tractor Safety to some students in The New Ag School at Fabbiol...
04/20/2021

Unit Coordinator and ANR Agent Jim Hilleary taught about Tractor Safety to some students in The New Ag School at Fabbioli Cellars yesterday. We had a great interactive class learning about this important topic!

For more behind the scenes footage, check out our Instagram page: @vceloudoun !

04/19/2021
It's National Volunteer Week! Thank you to our VCE Loudoun Volunteers! Your hard work is appreciated and valued. We coul...
04/19/2021

It's National Volunteer Week! Thank you to our VCE Loudoun Volunteers! Your hard work is appreciated and valued. We could not serve Loudoun well without you!👏

It's National Volunteer Week! Thank you to our VCE Loudoun Volunteers! Your hard work is appreciated and valued. We could not serve Loudoun well without you!👏

This week's #FeatureFriday is a Livestock Zoom Webinar. Check it out! 👏
04/16/2021

This week's #FeatureFriday is a Livestock Zoom Webinar. Check it out! 👏

This week's #FeatureFriday is a Livestock Zoom Webinar. Check it out! 👏

NRCS is encouraging agricultural producers, landowners, organizations, Tribes and others that use its conservation pract...
04/14/2021
USDA Extends Deadline to Comment on Proposed Revisions to National Conservation Practice Standards | NRCS

NRCS is encouraging agricultural producers, landowners, organizations, Tribes and others that use its conservation practices to comment on these revised conservation practice standards. NRCS will use public comments to further enhance its conservation practice standards.

Read this article for more details:

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/newsroom/releases/?cid=NRCSEPRD1764635

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2021 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced it will extend the deadline for public comment on proposed revisions to 23 national conservation practice standards through a posting in the Federal Register. The proposed revisions were published M...

Don't miss this Zoom Webinar: "Tick-Borne Diseases in Beef Cattle: Anaplasmosis and Theileria" on May 5th, 2021 at 7 p.m...
04/14/2021

Don't miss this Zoom Webinar: "Tick-Borne Diseases in Beef Cattle: Anaplasmosis and Theileria" on May 5th, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Register for this event to hear from expert Dr. Thomas B. Massie speak about this important topic.

There is no fee. To register, email Abby Hemby [email protected]

Don't miss this Zoom Webinar: "Tick-Borne Diseases in Beef Cattle: Anaplasmosis and Theileria" on May 5th, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Register for this event to hear from expert Dr. Thomas B. Massie speak about this important topic.

There is no fee. To register, email Abby Hemby [email protected]

This week's #FeatureFriday is information on our soil test kits! ⭐👏Have you sent in your soil sample yet?
04/09/2021

This week's #FeatureFriday is information on our soil test kits! ⭐👏Have you sent in your soil sample yet?

This week's #FeatureFriday is information on our soil test kits! ⭐👏Have you sent in your soil sample yet?

Don't miss this Zoom Webinar: "Plants Poisonous to Livestock" on April 20, 2021 at 7 p.m. Register for this event to hea...
04/05/2021

Don't miss this Zoom Webinar: "Plants Poisonous to Livestock" on April 20, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Register for this event to hear from experts Dr. John Currin and Dr. Gabriel Pent speak about this important topic.

There is no fee. To register, email Abby Hemby [email protected]

Don't miss this Zoom Webinar: "Plants Poisonous to Livestock" on April 20, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Register for this event to hear from experts Dr. John Currin and Dr. Gabriel Pent speak about this important topic.

There is no fee. To register, email Abby Hemby [email protected]

Beth Sastre, VCE Loudoun's Commercial Horticulturist, was interviewed by WUSA 9 today! She spoke on soil health, climate...
03/30/2021

Beth Sastre, VCE Loudoun's Commercial Horticulturist, was interviewed by WUSA 9 today! She spoke on soil health, climate change, & demonstrated how to get a soil sample to send out for testing! Stay tuned for the full story!

This week's #FeatureFriday is VCE Loudoun's Well Water Testing Program👏⭐️Spots are filling up fast so we encourage you t...
03/26/2021

This week's #FeatureFriday is VCE Loudoun's Well Water Testing Program👏⭐️

Spots are filling up fast so we encourage you to register as soon as possible! To register, and for more details, click the link: https://tinyurl.com/VCE-2021-VAHWQP-LOUDOUN

If you have any questions, please contact Stuart Vermaak ([email protected]). Limited financial assistance available.

This week's #FeatureFriday is VCE Loudoun's Well Water Testing Program👏⭐️

Spots are filling up fast so we encourage you to register as soon as possible! To register, and for more details, click the link: https://tinyurl.com/VCE-2021-VAHWQP-LOUDOUN

If you have any questions, please contact Stuart Vermaak ([email protected]). Limited financial assistance available.

Whether you want to lower your cholesterol or simply eat better, consult the experts — registered dietitian nutritionist...
03/26/2021

Whether you want to lower your cholesterol or simply eat better, consult the experts — registered dietitian nutritionists — who can provide easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Get more information: https://sm.eatright.org/lfstlgoals

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Nutrition Program, "Eat Smart, Move More," empowers you to take charge of your health by eating healthy and living an active lifestyle.

#NationalNutritionMonth

Whether you want to lower your cholesterol or simply eat better, consult the experts — registered dietitian nutritionists — who can provide easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Get more information: https://sm.eatright.org/lfstlgoals

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Nutrition Program, "Eat Smart, Move More," empowers you to take charge of your health by eating healthy and living an active lifestyle.

#NationalNutritionMonth

03/25/2021

Are you interested in farming or a beginning farmer who wants to learn more about developing informed farm decisions? VCE Loudoun is offering the Introduction to Whole Farm Planning course for no fee this spring! There is still room for you to register! Join us on Monday nights April 12th-May 17th through Zoom for guided discussions around this module.

Register here: https://register.ext.vt.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=1456854

A registered dietitian, or RD, or registered dietitian nutritionist, or RDN, can help you develop a safe and realistic e...
03/24/2021

A registered dietitian, or RD, or registered dietitian nutritionist, or RDN, can help you develop a safe and realistic eating plan. Plus, they can guide and motivate you with creative strategies to help with meal planning, grocery shopping and mindful eating. Learn more during #NationalNutritionMonth: https://sm.eatright.org/10RD

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Nutrition Program, "Eat Smart, Move More," empowers you to take charge of your health by eating healthy and living an active lifestyle.

A registered dietitian, or RD, or registered dietitian nutritionist, or RDN, can help you develop a safe and realistic eating plan. Plus, they can guide and motivate you with creative strategies to help with meal planning, grocery shopping and mindful eating. Learn more during #NationalNutritionMonth: https://sm.eatright.org/10RD

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Nutrition Program, "Eat Smart, Move More," empowers you to take charge of your health by eating healthy and living an active lifestyle.

Visit the updated AgroEcology Hub! Wondering what the Hub is? The AgroEcology Hub is a website created to guide Loudoun ...
03/23/2021
Seeds For Success

Visit the updated AgroEcology Hub!

Wondering what the Hub is? The AgroEcology Hub is a website created to guide Loudoun County residents to different agricultural education learning paths and resources. On the site will find different agricultural webinars for all ages, worksheets for youth and elementary age, agricultural organizations and local partners, formal agricultural education opportunities, and agricultural events and resources in Northern Virginia.

Visit here: https://www.agroecologyhub.info/seedsforsuccess.html and click on the AgroEcology Hub link. The AgroEcology Hub is part of a partnership with Loudoun County Virginia Cooperative Extension and Loudoun Economic Development. Be sure to look at the other resources offered on the Seeds for Success page as well!

Agriculture-Based Instruction for Environmental, Social, and Economic Sustainability

This morning Beth Sastre, VCE Loudoun's Commercial Horticulturalist, taught a Fruit Tree Pruning Class. VCE Loudoun is t...
03/22/2021

This morning Beth Sastre, VCE Loudoun's Commercial Horticulturalist, taught a Fruit Tree Pruning Class. VCE Loudoun is thankful to be able to provide services like these while following social distancing guidelines. 🌳

Registration to the Loudoun-Fauquier 4-H Junior Camp 2021 is NOW OPEN! Join Loudoun County, VA 4-H for the best week of ...
03/18/2021

Registration to the Loudoun-Fauquier 4-H Junior Camp 2021 is NOW OPEN! Join Loudoun County, VA 4-H for the best week of summer from June 20, 2021 to June 24, 2021! 🍀

4-H Camp is co-ed and campers must turn 9 by September 30, 2021 and must be no older than 14 on December 31, 2021. Participants will have the ability to rotate through camp classes including archery, baking, canoeing, field sports, nature art, rocketry, tie-dye, and more!

This year the camp fee is $310 and includes meals and lodging for five days and four nights, a camp t-shirt, class supplies, and $10 for snacks at the pool. Scholarships are offered for those with financial need.

Precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 are in place. Please visit the website for more details.

Register and visit the website here: https://sites.google.com/vt.edu/2021-4-h-camp/home

Questions? Contact Kim Monroe ([email protected]) or 703-737-8880🍀

Registration to the Loudoun-Fauquier 4-H Junior Camp 2021 is NOW OPEN! Join Loudoun County, VA 4-H for the best week of summer from June 20, 2021 to June 24, 2021! 🍀

4-H Camp is co-ed and campers must turn 9 by September 30, 2021 and must be no older than 14 on December 31, 2021. Participants will have the ability to rotate through camp classes including archery, baking, canoeing, field sports, nature art, rocketry, tie-dye, and more!

This year the camp fee is $310 and includes meals and lodging for five days and four nights, a camp t-shirt, class supplies, and $10 for snacks at the pool. Scholarships are offered for those with financial need.

Precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 are in place. Please visit the website for more details.

Register and visit the website here: https://sites.google.com/vt.edu/2021-4-h-camp/home

Questions? Contact Kim Monroe ([email protected]) or 703-737-8880🍀

Eating healthfully doesn't have to be complicated! Choose nutritious foods that have vitamins, minerals, fiber and other...
03/17/2021

Eating healthfully doesn't have to be complicated! Choose nutritious foods that have vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients. Use these tips: https://sm.eatright.org/ERnotcomplicated

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Nutrition Program, "Eat Smart, Move More," empowers you to take charge of your health by eating healthy and living an active lifestyle.

#NationalNutritionMonth

Eating healthfully doesn't have to be complicated! Choose nutritious foods that have vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients. Use these tips: https://sm.eatright.org/ERnotcomplicated

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Nutrition Program, "Eat Smart, Move More," empowers you to take charge of your health by eating healthy and living an active lifestyle.

#NationalNutritionMonth

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750 Miller Drive SE, Ste F-3
Leesburg, VA
20175

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Agriculture and Natural Resources Agriculture and natural resources (ANR) programs help sustain the profitability of agricultural and forestry production and enhance and protect the quality of our land and water resources. We help the agriculture industry use the most current technology and management practices to develop strong businesses that prosper in today's economy. We deliver programs that help put research-based knowledge to work for Virginia's agriculture industry. Family and Consumer Sciences Virginia Cooperative Extension views the family unit as the cornerstone of a healthy community. We strive to improve the well being of Virginia families through programs that help participants put research-based knowledge to work in their lives. 4-H Youth Development 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H, the largest comprehensive youth development program in the nation, educates young people, ages 5 to 18, through a variety of experiential techniques that encourage hands-on, active learning. Community Viability Community viability programs are dedicated to strengthening communities and their economic viability by creating innovative programs that allow citizens and local governments to respond to local issues. Our faculty can assess community needs, design a plan of action, and determine the appropriate delivery method suitable for various programs.

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Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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(703) 777-0373

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