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|Address: 310 Shea Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322|
The Department of Agriculture (also referred to as Virginia Cooperative Extension) has a statewide mission for educational programs in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth. Assistance is provided through individual consultations, group meetings, news media, newsletters, field research, publications, and telephone contacts.
Agriculture Department - Virginia Cooperative Extension
Services are directed toward individuals, businesses, industries, communities and other agencies. Helping people to solve their own problems through educational programs is our business. Extension programs are supported by faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Virginia State University and are delivered by local staff and volunteers here in the City of Chesapeake.
Some of those programs include: Agriculture and Natural Resources, crop and animal production, pest identification and management, pesticide education, Master Gardener training, agribusiness management; Family and Consumer Sciences, financial management, family stability, nutrition and wellness, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program; 4-H Youth, community clubs, school enrichment programs, volunteer development, special events and programs, summer camps, winter camps and other 4-H educational projects.
We strive to be the local community educator with both the access to valuable information and the ability to transform knowledge into power — people power to leverage today's resources into tomorrow's assets.