Virginia Cooperative Extension - Lynchburg

Virginia Cooperative Extension - Lynchburg The Lynchburg office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.
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Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Lynchburg 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: Mission Statement Virginia Cooperative Extension enables people to improve their lives through an educational process that uses scientific knowledge focused on issues and needs. Vision Building on the strength of our agriculture, natural resource, family and community heritage, we enable people to shape their futures through research based educational programs. Recognizing that knowledge is power, we serve people where they live and work. Audiences are involved in designing, implementing and evaluating needs-driven programs. We are a dynamic organization which stimulates positive personal and societal change leading to more productive lives, families, farms, and forests, as well as a better environment in urban and rural communities. Our vision is: To help clientele improve their lives. To use a systems approach to programming, with task-oriented work teams that respond to the needs of individuals, groups and organizations. To provide residents prompt access to information and programs through an innovative human and technological system. To work with the disenfranchised and underserved who need special attention by targeting certain of our resources to programs for low-income groups, those outside the dominant culture, dysfunctional families, limited-resource farmers, at-risk youth and others. To fully integrate a culturally diverse paid and volunteer staff in planning, implementing and evaluating programs To collaborate with public and private partners to better utilize our resources, heighten our impact and reach a more diverse audience. To capitalize on the respective strengths of Virginia State and Virginia Tech as partners in supporting the extension mission. To recruit, manage and reward faculty, support, and volunteer staff to reflect each person's uniqueness and value. To have an open and positive administrative environment, based on shared leadership that maintains organizational integrity while providing opportunities for all staff members to fully realize their potential. To minimize administrative costs and direct our resources to educational programming.

Create an original poster for June Dairy Month! State winners will receive cash prizes up to $100. Ages 9-19 (on Septemb...
06/03/2020

Create an original poster for June Dairy Month! State winners will receive cash prizes up to $100. Ages 9-19 (on September 30, 2020) may compete. Submissions must be turned in to the City of Lynchburg Virginia Cooperative Extension office by June 10th. Visithttps://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/Dairy%20Month%20Poster%20Contest.pdf to learn more.

Join Lynchburg 4-H's Virtual Teen Adulting Club on Monday at 3 pm to learn about career exploration and the road to land...
05/28/2020

Join Lynchburg 4-H's Virtual Teen Adulting Club on Monday at 3 pm to learn about career exploration and the road to landing your dream job. Email [email protected] to sign-up

Virginia Tech Food Science & Technology Department
05/28/2020

Virginia Tech Food Science & Technology Department

Meet the food science experts who will be answering your questions at tomorrow's virtual event Tech on Tap: The Ripple Effect: Food in the time of COVID-19! Please don't forget to submit your questions in advance ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3d5KJIm

For more info and to register ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2M3cXHP

#TechonTap Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Virginia Tech - DC area Virginia Cooperative Extension Alexandria Library Alexandria Economic Development Partnership Port City Brewing Company Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Organization

Join Franklin County 4-H for Mindful Me sessions on Tuesday mornings beginning June 9th! Ages 5-8
05/27/2020

Join Franklin County 4-H for Mindful Me sessions on Tuesday mornings beginning June 9th! Ages 5-8

Virginia 4-H
05/21/2020

Virginia 4-H

Need a good rainy day activity? ๐ŸŒง Challenge your family to a mystery fruit and veggie test! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ… Who do you think will win? ๐Ÿ†
#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome

4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension Virginia Family Nutrition Program

Planted your garden and worried about early Sunday's frost warning? Here are some tips that will help!
05/08/2020

Planted your garden and worried about early Sunday's frost warning? Here are some tips that will help!

โ„๏ธ Cold temperature warning! โ„๏ธ The National Weather Service has issued freeze watches and warnings for the mountains and western Piedmont ahead of cold temperatures predicted for Friday night. Sunday may also bring cold weather--even frosts--that could reach into the central part of the state.

Plan to protect any summer vegetables you've transplanted, as well as buds on blueberries or fruit trees.

How should you protect your plants? You can move containers to a sheltered location and cover garden plants with row cover or light-weight sheets/blankets. It also helps to water heavily if your soil is dry.

For more information on protecting plants in advance of cold weather, check out this resource from our friends in North Carolina: https://pender.ces.ncsu.edu/2014/01/protecting-garden-and-landscape-plants-during-cold-weather/

And our publication on season extenders:https://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/pubs_ext_vt_edu/426/426-381/426-381_pdf.pdf
(โฌ†๏ธ this publication also explains what a cloche is!!)

Learn how to code!#InspireKidsToDo #4H #4HGrowsHere #Virginia4H
05/08/2020

Learn how to code!
#InspireKidsToDo #4H #4HGrowsHere #Virginia4H

This #4HFeatureFriday, we're learning about coding! If you are interested in learning more about coding, check out the "Code Your World" #4HSTEMChallenge!

Learn more ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/4HstemCYW

#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome #IinspireKidsToDo
4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension WVU Extension Service West Virginia 4-H

4-H Cammmmmpppeerrrrrrssss!!!
05/06/2020

4-H Cammmmmpppeerrrrrrssss!!!

After receiving the news about 4-H Camp canceling we wanted to find a way to keep the spirit of 4-H Camp alive this summer. We know you will miss the cabins, the pool, and the gau-gau pits but this will be the next best thing! Introducing our Camping From Home program.
We will host daily "group meetings" for campers to connect with summer staff, teens, and best of all your friends!
The goal is not to sit in front of a screen all day, the goal is to give you resources and ideas for you to try at home with your family.
No registration fee is required but registration is! This is so we can send you access to the live portions of our program! Register for one week or all of them, all up to you!
We are SO excited and we hope that you are too!
Check it out at https://www.holidaylake4h.com/4h-summer-camps.html
We are still filling in spaces and new stuff will be added daily!

Teens Talk Mental Health: Wednesday, May 6 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 PM EST  Join URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/97863590373May ...
05/06/2020

Teens Talk Mental Health: Wednesday, May 6 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 PM EST

Join URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/97863590373

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and to kick it off Friendship Circle is inviting ALL TEENS to participate in a discussion about mental health during quarantine and beyond.

Led by Dr. Neil Sonenklar with Alexis Nichols. Co-sponsored with the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, Richmond, VA.

Scrounge around the house today and find some odds and ends...put them together to make a cool car ๐Ÿš—#InspireKidsToDo #4H...
05/06/2020

Scrounge around the house today and find some odds and ends...put them together to make a cool car ๐Ÿš—
#InspireKidsToDo #4H #4HGrowsHere #Virginia4H

Raid the recycling bin and build a rubber band car! ๐Ÿš— Take a photo or video of your creation and share it with us!

Instructions here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/4Hrubberbandcar

#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome #InspireKidsToDo
4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension

Virginia Tech Department of Entomology
05/05/2020

Virginia Tech Department of Entomology

Many people have questions about the Asian giant hornet that has been all over the news the past couple of days. We have received many requests from people who think they have found the hornet. ๐Ÿ

Fortunately this has not yet been found in our country outside of the Pacific Northwest.

We created a fact guide to help answer some of your questions and we provided some comparisons with other hornets that look similar and can be found in Virginia. ๐Ÿ˜€ The page also has information for contacting your local Extension office with any insect related concerns you might have.

https://www.ento.vt.edu/News/Asian_Giant_Hornet.html

Photo credit belongs to Allan Smith-Pardo, Invasive Hornets, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org.

#iamVTCALS

Join us in learning about the Circulatory System!K-4th: https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/Ci...
05/05/2020

Join us in learning about the Circulatory System!
K-4th:https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/Circulatory%20System_K-4.pdf
5th-8th:https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/Circulatory%20System_5-8.pdf
#lynchburg4hlearnsathome

Join Lynchburg 4-H's Virtual Stitching Club on Wednesdays at 1 pm! Middle school and high school students are welcome! C...
05/05/2020

Join Lynchburg 4-H's Virtual Stitching Club on Wednesdays at 1 pm! Middle school and high school students are welcome! Contact [email protected] for more information.

What a way to give back to the community!#InspireKidsToDo #4H #4HGrowsHere #Virginia4H
05/05/2020

What a way to give back to the community!
#InspireKidsToDo #4H #4HGrowsHere #Virginia4H

We may still be under a stay-at-home order, but that doesn't mean we can't help those in our community.๐Ÿ˜ You can use this time at home to make a few simple pillows for those who need them.
#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome #TrueLeaders
4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension

Friday's at-home learning theme: American Revolution! K-4th: https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_e...
04/30/2020

Friday's at-home learning theme: American Revolution!
K-4th:https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/American%20Revolution_K-4.pdf
5th-8th:https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/American%20Revolution_5-8.pdf
#lynchburg4hlearnsathome

Make some beautiful artwork today.  Share below what you create!#InspireKidsToDo #4H #4HGrowsHere #Virginia4H
04/30/2020

Make some beautiful artwork today. Share below what you create!
#InspireKidsToDo #4H #4HGrowsHere #Virginia4H

It's almost time for butterflies to come out, but since they're not quite here yet, you can make your own beautiful butterfly to hang on your window! ๐Ÿฆ‹
Instructions ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/4HStainedGlassButterfly
#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome #InspireKidsToDo 4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension

Thursday's at-home learning theme: Colonial America! Try out these themed science, math, art, and history activities!K-4...
04/29/2020

Thursday's at-home learning theme: Colonial America! Try out these themed science, math, art, and history activities!
K-4th:https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/Colonial%20America_K-4.pdf
5th-8th:https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/Colonial%20America_5-8.pdf
#lynchburg4hlearnsathome

Cool experiment to create a ๐ŸŒˆwhile learning about water density!#InspireKidsToDo #4H #4HGrowsHere #Virginia4H
04/29/2020

Cool experiment to create a ๐ŸŒˆwhile learning about water density!
#InspireKidsToDo #4H #4HGrowsHere #Virginia4H

Create a rainbow in a jar! ๐ŸŒˆThe density of different types of liquids keeps all the colors from blending together.
Try it! ๐Ÿ‘‰https://bit.ly/4HLiquidLayers
#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome #InspireKidsToDo
4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension

Wednesday's at-home learning theme: World Explorers! K-4th: https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_ed...
04/28/2020

Wednesday's at-home learning theme: World Explorers!
K-4th:https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/World%20Explorers_K-4.pdf
5th-8th:https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/World%20Explorers_5-8.pdf
#lynchburg4hlearnsathome

04/28/2020

Don't forget to register for our Adulting Session tomorrow at 1 pm on basic stitching! Soon-to-be high schoolers (8th graders) and current high school students are welcome! Email [email protected] to get the link.

Tuesday's at-home learning theme: Renewable Energy! K-4th: https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu...
04/27/2020

Tuesday's at-home learning theme: Renewable Energy!
K-4th:https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/Renewable%20Energy%20at-home_K-4.pdf
5th-8th:https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/Renewable%20Energy%20at-home_5-8.pdf
#lynchburg4hlearnsathome

Virginia 4-H
04/27/2020

Virginia 4-H

#Virginia4H Spirit Week starts tomorrow! ๐Ÿ€ Are you ready??? ๐Ÿคฉ Don't forget to post photos and tag us!
#WeAreVA4H

Monday's at-home learning theme: Water! K-4th: https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/Water%20at-...
04/26/2020
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Monday's at-home learning theme: Water! K-4th:https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/Water%20at-home%20learning-K-4.pdf
5th-8th:https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/Water%20at-home%20learning-5-8.pdf
#lynchburg4hlearnsathome

It is Friday, it will be a beautiful day, why not camp โ›บ๏ธ in the backyard under the โœจ#InspireKidsToDo #4H #4HGrowsHere #...
04/24/2020

It is Friday, it will be a beautiful day, why not camp โ›บ๏ธ
in the backyard under the โœจ
#InspireKidsToDo #4H #4HGrowsHere #Virginia4H

Need to get out of the house? Go camping in your backyard! โ›บ๏ธ
More #BackyardCamping ideas: https://bit.ly/HEBackyardCamping

#Virginia4H #VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HAtHome 4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension

04/23/2020
Virginia 4-H

๐Ÿ€ We are one voice... ๐Ÿ€

We are one voice. We are one family. While things may not look the same this year, the spirit of 4-H camp lives in all of you. We may be 10,000 voices, but together we are one, and we are not alone. #Virginia4H #SeparateButTogether #TrueLeaders

Friday's at-home learning theme: Insects!K-4th: https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/Insects%20...
04/23/2020
lynchburg.ext.vt.edu

Friday's at-home learning theme: Insects!
K-4th:https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/Insects%20at-home%20learning-K-4.pdf
5th-8th:https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/Insects%20at-home%20learning-%205-8.pdf
#lynchburg4hlearnsathome

Thursday's at-home learning theme: Soil! K-4th: https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/Soil%20at-...
04/22/2020
lynchburg.ext.vt.edu

Thursday's at-home learning theme: Soil!
K-4th:https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/Soil%20at-home%20learning%20guide-K-4.pdf
5th-8th:https://lynchburg.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/lynchburg_ext_vt_edu/Soil%20at-home%20learning%20guide-5-8.pdf
#lynchburg4hlearnsathome

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Just another day at the office! This little bird crashed into our door. I of course could not leave him lying on the ground. The Dr. Dolittle in me said, put on some gloves and make sure he is ok. He is, he just stunned himself. Even though he knocked himself out, he did not lose his sunflower seed. He is now flying with his birdie friendsโค๏ธ In the past three months I have rescued one sweet little kitty cat, a borough of baby rabbit, and now I little birdie! You can call me Dr. Doolittle or Disney princess. #justanotherday
Market Day at Head Start in White Rock. The Family Nutrition Program with Virginia Cooperative Extension partnered with Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and Food for a Long Life to make this event happen. The children loved picking fresh produce to take home to their families! Thanks to the Blue Ridge Food Bank for delivering all of the goodies.