The Richmond County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.  

Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Richmond County improve their lives.  

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Developement, and Community Viability.




Registration is open and spaces are available for 4-H Jr. Camp.  Westmoreland and Richmond County boys and girls ages 9-13 can attend 4-H Jr. Camp at Jamestown 4-H Educational Center from July 23-27.  4-H is cooperative group living in a natural enviroment that focuses on developing life skills, social, spiritual, mental and physical development in young people.  Camping experiences include swimming, canoeing, campfires, new friends and playing games all under supervision of caring adults.  Only $240.00 ( paid in full by May 1st, $260.00 otherwise)  covers everything- all meals, lodging, programs and transportation.  Financial aid is available.

2018 4-H Camp Scholarship Application

2018 4-H Camp Press Release

2018 Camp Registration flyer


Virginia Cooperative Extension Summer Internship Opportunity

Virginia Cooperative Extension in Westmoreland and Richmond Counties will be hiring an intern for the 2018 summer.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an accredited college or university in a course of study relevant to the mission of Extension.  The intern will work closely with the Westmoreland Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent and the Westmoreland/Richmond 4-H Agent to coordinate and implement program events and activities, as well as to gain further knowledge of Virginia Cooperative Extension.  For more specific information and to apply, visit  Please note that applications are not handled through local Extension offices; all interested individuals must visit the website listed to apply.  Applications are due March 27, 2018 by 5:00 pm to the State Extension office in Blacksburg.  For more information, please contact Stephanie Romelczyk or Wendy Herdman at the Westmoreland Extension Office at 804-493-8924.