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We have many subject areas. Click on the titles below for more detailed information in these specific areas.

  • Livestock
  • Crops
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Business and Finance
  • Pest Management
  • Emergency Preparedness

Typical services include:

  • Soil testing and fertilization recommendations
  • Insect, disease, and weed identification and control
  • Pesticide safety training
  • Forage testing
  • Agriculture market trends
  • Advise on livestock, crop and garden production

Extension Master Gardeners are volunteer educators who work within their communities  to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management, education and training. As an educational program of Virginia Cooperative Extension, Extension Master Gardeners bring the resources of Virginia’s land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, to the people of the commonwealth. 

EMG Application Form Final.pdf

Virginia Cooperative Extension specialists in community viability work with Extension agents, campus-based faculty, organizational partners, communities, and individuals to further opportunity and build capacity in five program areas:   

Examples of our work include training county elected officials, educating entrepreneurs, facilitating collaborative projects, supporting the growth of community food systems and local economies, enhancing agent skills and community capacity in facilitation and leadership, conducting problem-driven research, and creating publications and tools that address critical community needs.

Do you have a question about Community Viability?

Perhaps one of the Community Viability specialists below can help you. Contact a Community Viability specialist or direct a question to them using our Ask an Expertsystem. 

Community Viability Specialists

Beef cow calf pairs grazing near woodlot
Farms & Forests