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.

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,
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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

Operating as usual

Our #FeatureFriday is this upcoming course! Are you interested in learning more about farm start-up planning or diving d...
09/24/2021

Our #FeatureFriday is this upcoming course! Are you interested in learning more about farm start-up planning or diving deeper into your current farm plan? Don't miss this great opportunity!

Registration for the Blue Ridge Introduction to Whole Farm Planning course opens TODAY, Sept 15th!

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/2021-VCE-IWFP

This is a great class for those who have an interest in farming or are beginning farmers. We hope to see you in-person or on Zoom on October 4th!

The old Paul Scale & Chute is on the ground at Middleburg AREC.  A little weatherworn but operational.  With a little at...
09/23/2021

The old Paul Scale & Chute is on the ground at Middleburg AREC. A little weatherworn but operational. With a little attention, it'll do just fine supporting cattle handling programs.

https://www.arec.vaes.vt.edu/arec/middleburg.html

09/22/2021

Be on the look out for the invasive Spotted Lanternfly in #Loudoun. Take pictures & collect eggs or insects in a small container. Report sightings as soon as possible at loudoun.gov/spottedlanternfly

Yep, it appears a little rough today.  But it's operational and it'll look great in support of our beef, Assisted Reprod...
09/22/2021

Yep, it appears a little rough today. But it's operational and it'll look great in support of our beef, Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) programs scheduled in early 2022.

Kudos to Tait Golightly, Middleburg AREC Superintendent for providing the truck and trailer needed to bring this squeeze chute to Loudoun/Fauquier from Lexington, VA. Thanks to Extension Agent Tom Stanley of Rockingham for alerting us to this chute and head gate needing a little TLC.

Yep, it appears a little rough today. But it's operational and it'll look great in support of our beef, Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) programs scheduled in early 2022.

Kudos to Tait Golightly, Middleburg AREC Superintendent for providing the truck and trailer needed to bring this squeeze chute to Loudoun/Fauquier from Lexington, VA. Thanks to Extension Agent Tom Stanley of Rockingham for alerting us to this chute and head gate needing a little TLC.

Blue Ridge Intro to Whole Farm Planning . . . it's just the start of your agricultural learning journey.Topics addressed...
09/16/2021

Blue Ridge Intro to Whole Farm Planning . . . it's just the start of your agricultural learning journey.

Topics addressed: personal and farm goal setting; assessing your resources; considerations for: infrastructure, finances, marketing; overviews of land-use tax deferral, county & state cost-share incentives, and an introduction to USDA services for county residents.

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/2021-VCE-IWFP

Blue Ridge Intro to Whole Farm Planning . . . it's just the start of your agricultural learning journey.

Topics addressed: personal and farm goal setting; assessing your resources; considerations for: infrastructure, finances, marketing; overviews of land-use tax deferral, county & state cost-share incentives, and an introduction to USDA services for county residents.

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/2021-VCE-IWFP

Registration for the Blue Ridge Introduction to Whole Farm Planning course opens TODAY, Sept 15th!Register Here: https:/...
09/15/2021

Registration for the Blue Ridge Introduction to Whole Farm Planning course opens TODAY, Sept 15th!

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/2021-VCE-IWFP

This is a great class for those who have an interest in farming or are beginning farmers. We hope to see you in-person or on Zoom on October 4th!

Registration for the Blue Ridge Introduction to Whole Farm Planning course opens TODAY, Sept 15th!

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/2021-VCE-IWFP

This is a great class for those who have an interest in farming or are beginning farmers. We hope to see you in-person or on Zoom on October 4th!

Do you know an elementary age youth that is interested in science and agriculture? Visit our Agroecology Hub for great v...
09/14/2021
VIDEOS: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ​AGE YOUTH

Do you know an elementary age youth that is interested in science and agriculture? Visit our Agroecology Hub for great videos with mini agricultural lessons and free worksheets that complement them!

Visit here: https://www.agroecologyhub.info/videos-elementary-school-8203age-youth.html

Below are educational videos recommended for students in elementary school. Many of these videos have downloadable fillable PDFs. Click on the photo to launch the video.

The Small Engine Storage, Maintenance, and Repair Workshop is a hands-on training opportunity for participants to learn ...
09/13/2021

The Small Engine Storage, Maintenance, and Repair Workshop is a hands-on training opportunity for participants to learn basic maintenance, simple repairs, and equipment trouble-shooting tips. Join VSU and VCE Loudoun for this event.

Register here: https://www.ext.vsu.edu/calendar

The Small Engine Storage, Maintenance, and Repair Workshop is a hands-on training opportunity for participants to learn basic maintenance, simple repairs, and equipment trouble-shooting tips. Join VSU and VCE Loudoun for this event.

Register here: https://www.ext.vsu.edu/calendar

Looking for some great short videos on sustainable agriculture? Check out these videos produced by SARE, appropriate for...
09/10/2021
VCE Loudoun Highlights: SARE

Looking for some great short videos on sustainable agriculture? Check out these videos produced by SARE, appropriate for all ages: https://conta.cc/38ZGDkK

Sustainable Agriculture Videos VCE Loudoun Highlights: SARE Sustainable Agriculture Videos Farmers and researchers are working together to develop and implement agricultural practices that increase pr

Today's #FeatureFriday is the Spotted Lanternfly. The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive species that have been reported ...
09/10/2021
Spotted Lanternfly

Today's #FeatureFriday is the Spotted Lanternfly. The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive species that have been reported in surrounding counties and are now in Loudoun.

SLF are good at hitchhiking and can travel up to 20 miles. Watch this educational video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-xUNpA3DF4

If you see the Spotted Lanternfly please call our office immediately. Please trap in a container or a bag with rubbing alcohol. Spotted Lanternfly do not bite.

An invasive insect that has damaged agricultural crops in the Northeast United States and creates a black sticky mess on homeowners’ trees that stinks of sou...

Join the Master Gardeners of Loudoun County, Virginia on October 7th from 7-8pm for a Free Virtual Lecture, "Putting the...
09/09/2021

Join the Master Gardeners of Loudoun County, Virginia on October 7th from 7-8pm for a Free Virtual Lecture, "Putting the Gardens to Bed" with speaker Normalee Martin, VCE Loudoun Master Gardener.

This event is hosted by Rust Library in partnership with the Loudoun County Public Library.

Webex details here (Password: LCPL): https://loudoun-gov.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=loudoun-gov&service=6&rnd=0.9791135609648166&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Floudoun-gov.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b0000000594973f98543feaf58cf82c77b35210c4c382f2f1a6f5ca54032e963073933e00%26siteurl%3Dloudoun-gov%26confViewID%3D204993402900615987%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAXimqCfI7lokP2qT9V4__xTY_7ufiB9aThnUEng3k8LCQ2%26

Join the Master Gardeners of Loudoun County, Virginia on October 7th from 7-8pm for a Free Virtual Lecture, "Putting the Gardens to Bed" with speaker Normalee Martin, VCE Loudoun Master Gardener.

This event is hosted by Rust Library in partnership with the Loudoun County Public Library.

Webex details here (Password: LCPL): https://loudoun-gov.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=loudoun-gov&service=6&rnd=0.9791135609648166&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Floudoun-gov.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b0000000594973f98543feaf58cf82c77b35210c4c382f2f1a6f5ca54032e963073933e00%26siteurl%3Dloudoun-gov%26confViewID%3D204993402900615987%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAXimqCfI7lokP2qT9V4__xTY_7ufiB9aThnUEng3k8LCQ2%26

There's still time to sign up for the Woods In Your Backyard Field Day on September 17th! For more information and to re...
09/08/2021

There's still time to sign up for the Woods In Your Backyard Field Day on September 17th! For more information and to register click here: https://conta.cc/2UNerht

There's still time to sign up for the Woods In Your Backyard Field Day on September 17th! For more information and to register click here: https://conta.cc/2UNerht

Mark your calendars for upcoming beef cattle production educational programs! More details and registration information ...
09/08/2021

Mark your calendars for upcoming beef cattle production educational programs! More details and registration information for each program to follow.

Mark your calendars for upcoming beef cattle production educational programs! More details and registration information for each program to follow.

Today's #FeatureFriday is the last Pesticide Disposal Event on Sept 10th.More details and form here: https://conta.cc/2V...
09/03/2021

Today's #FeatureFriday is the last Pesticide Disposal Event on Sept 10th.

More details and form here: https://conta.cc/2VGsnK0

Today's #FeatureFriday is the last Pesticide Disposal Event on Sept 10th.

More details and form here: https://conta.cc/2VGsnK0

Producers and all growers alike, be on the lookout for Fall Armyworm on your hay, pastures, lawns, and crops. Please con...
09/03/2021

Producers and all growers alike, be on the lookout for Fall Armyworm on your hay, pastures, lawns, and crops. Please contact our office if you see them and need further guidance with this pest! See articles below. (Photo by Eric Day)

Managing Fall Armyworms on Lawns: https://resources.ext.vt.edu/contentdetail?contentid=3267&contentname=Managing%20Fall%20Armyworms%20on%20Lawns&fbclid=IwAR0kllijC6xRhHhD6LCKGcKkaaWq0a2QpQy5ouvZNLioATh5K6FVLUftj6c

Turf, sod, small grains,
late sweet corn, sorghum, and other crops at risk:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/175MzTA0urQ-wQ3QaRsk686dvn0FzLllH/view?fbclid=IwAR2fCgvwUT4i7obXrPX-LZ-Z0ezq8OlLY9OsWXrgAwEbV9bSurjPtFTpyuY

Producers and all growers alike, be on the lookout for Fall Armyworm on your hay, pastures, lawns, and crops. Please contact our office if you see them and need further guidance with this pest! See articles below. (Photo by Eric Day)

Managing Fall Armyworms on Lawns: https://resources.ext.vt.edu/contentdetail?contentid=3267&contentname=Managing%20Fall%20Armyworms%20on%20Lawns&fbclid=IwAR0kllijC6xRhHhD6LCKGcKkaaWq0a2QpQy5ouvZNLioATh5K6FVLUftj6c

Turf, sod, small grains,
late sweet corn, sorghum, and other crops at risk:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/175MzTA0urQ-wQ3QaRsk686dvn0FzLllH/view?fbclid=IwAR2fCgvwUT4i7obXrPX-LZ-Z0ezq8OlLY9OsWXrgAwEbV9bSurjPtFTpyuY

Beth Sastre spoke about the spotted lanyernfly during the monthly "Discover Nature's Secrets" event at the Chapman DeMar...
09/02/2021

Beth Sastre spoke about the spotted lanyernfly during the monthly "Discover Nature's Secrets" event at the Chapman DeMary Trail with Purcellville Parks and Recreation. Check out the video on their page!

08/31/2021

Learn more about the Spotted Lanternfly in the video below from VCE Loudoun's Commercial Horticulturist!

VCE Loudoun now has a graduate of the Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) course hosted by Loudoun County Eq...
08/31/2021

VCE Loudoun now has a graduate of the Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) course hosted by Loudoun County Equine Alliance at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds.

TLAER discusses the practical, technical considerations behind the specialty heavy rescue and safe extrication of live large animals in local emergencies (trailer overturns, mud, ice, barn fires, etc.) and disaster areas, while teaching people how to do it safely without injury of the animal or themselves. It focuses on behavior and how it affects human attempts to extricate large animals

The Woods in Your Backyard Field Day Program will be held in Loudoun on September 17th. There is a $10 fee. Come learn p...
08/25/2021

The Woods in Your Backyard Field Day Program will be held in Loudoun on September 17th. There is a $10 fee.

Come learn practical knowledge that you can use on your own property! We hope to see you there!

Sheep Producers: Click on the link https://conta.cc/3mewXur to learn about three upcoming events. They are something tha...
08/19/2021

Sheep Producers: Click on the link https://conta.cc/3mewXur to learn about three upcoming events. They are something that "ewe" should know about! πŸ‘

Sheep Producers: Click on the link https://conta.cc/3mewXur to learn about three upcoming events. They are something that "ewe" should know about! πŸ‘

Are you interested in becoming a VCE Master Gardener? The Master Gardener Information meeting will be held virtually on ...
08/17/2021

Are you interested in becoming a VCE Master Gardener? The Master Gardener Information meeting will be held virtually on September 23, 2021 at 7:00pm.

Learn more about VCE Master Gardner's and the application process here: https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/become-a-master-gardener/?fbclid=IwAR3oJE0L9YhiPK2uL8PNP6RSbyta0ISZtxMsglm-9dnrhQAP7vjLPlvTTjw

Are you interested in becoming a VCE Master Gardener? The Master Gardener Information meeting will be held virtually on September 23, 2021 at 7:00pm.

Learn more about VCE Master Gardner's and the application process here: https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/become-a-master-gardener/?fbclid=IwAR3oJE0L9YhiPK2uL8PNP6RSbyta0ISZtxMsglm-9dnrhQAP7vjLPlvTTjw

As September draws near, we hope you had a fun and safe summer! To celebrate summer 2021, our #FeatureFriday for this we...
08/13/2021

As September draws near, we hope you had a fun and safe summer! To celebrate summer 2021, our #FeatureFriday for this week is few photos from VCE Loudoun's summer! Did you participate in any of these events?

The Master Gardeners of Loudoun County, Virginia August Lecture will now be held VIRTUALLY on Thursday, August 12th, at ...
08/09/2021

The Master Gardeners of Loudoun County, Virginia August Lecture will now be held VIRTUALLY on Thursday, August 12th, at 7pm.

For more details: https://www.loudoun.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=6772&fbclid=IwAR1flLa-a91ucSnW_4D7OvleagPSdCgJLzIw8Vbol4XFpLRMCVG_OWyHBGw

The Master Gardeners of Loudoun County, Virginia August Lecture will now be held VIRTUALLY on Thursday, August 12th, at 7pm.

For more details: https://www.loudoun.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=6772&fbclid=IwAR1flLa-a91ucSnW_4D7OvleagPSdCgJLzIw8Vbol4XFpLRMCVG_OWyHBGw

We are honored to receive this significant award recognizing the innovative work of our Master Gardeners of Loudoun Coun...
08/09/2021

We are honored to receive this significant award recognizing the innovative work of our Master Gardeners of Loudoun County, Virginia volunteers and our Community Engagement Coordinator, Barbara Bailey!

Read the article to learn more about this accomplishment!

Congratulations to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Loudoun County for being recognized by the Virginia Association of Counties with a 2021 Achievement Award for the VCE-Loudoun Master Gardeners Site Assessment Program. Details here: https://bit.ly/3AoR8JW

08/06/2021
Endless Summer Harvest

Our Commercial Horticulturist and Food Safety Agent visited Endless Summer Harvest, located in Purcellville, VA. VCE Loudoun values our relationships with Loudoun Growers, check out this video of their time there!

Our #FeatureFriday is Our Magical Garden and their farm, Sprouting Roots Farm! Vishali joined our Beginner Horticulturis...
08/06/2021
Sprouting Roots Farm Tour - July 2021 Farm Tour

Our #FeatureFriday is Our Magical Garden and their farm, Sprouting Roots Farm!

Vishali joined our Beginner Horticulturist Program; here is what she shared about being a part of that: "We appreciate you and your team’s help very much throughout the process of establishing our farm, sharing all the details and organizing the meetings with other farmers."

Check out her YouTube Channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/ourmagicalgarden

Here is the first tour of our small family-based vegetable farm. We started harvesting our greens and veggies six weeks ago, and we are overwhelmed by the su...

VCE Loudoun's Animal Science Agent stopped by the Tuesday sale. There were mostly Angus and Herefords this afternoon. Ne...
08/03/2021

VCE Loudoun's Animal Science Agent stopped by the Tuesday sale. There were mostly Angus and Herefords this afternoon. Next week, Wi******er!

VCE Loudoun's Animal Science Agent stopped by the Tuesday sale. There were mostly Angus and Herefords this afternoon. Next week, Wi******er!

07/30/2021
Loudoun County Fair, 4-H Members

The Loudoun County Fair is happening now and will continue through Sunday, August 1st! Check out this video showcasing Loudoun County, VA 4-H members and their animals. We are so proud of their hard work!

The Livestock Auction is tonight, Friday the 30th, at 6pm. For more information, visit loudouncountyfair.com

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Are you interested in becoming a VCE Master Gardener Volunteer? Submit your application for the MG Class of 2022! πŸŒΈπŸ’πŸ„πŸŒ»πŸŒ³A...
07/30/2021

Are you interested in becoming a VCE Master Gardener Volunteer? Submit your application for the MG Class of 2022! πŸŒΈπŸ’πŸ„πŸŒ»πŸŒ³

Applications are DUE October 23, 2021.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/become-a-master-gardener/

Visit their page: Master Gardeners of Loudoun County, Virginia

Are you interested in becoming a VCE Master Gardener Volunteer? Submit your application for the MG Class of 2022! πŸŒΈπŸ’πŸ„πŸŒ»πŸŒ³

Applications are DUE October 23, 2021.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/become-a-master-gardener/

Visit their page: Master Gardeners of Loudoun County, Virginia

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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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Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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