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.

Check out our impact and resources in the community!

2021 VA Cooperative Extension Richmond County Annual Report


Residential and Commercial Soil Test Kits  are available for contactless pick-up outside the front door of Richmond County Extension office, they are located in a box marked soil sample kits.



The Westmoreland/Richmond County 4-H program is now recruiting teens who are interested in serving in a leadership role at 2023 4-H camp.  Youth interested in serving as Teen Leaders must be at least 14 years old by 1/1/2023 to be eligible to apply and must be available to serve for the Westmoreland and Richmond County's camping week-July 3-7, 2023.  

Teen leaders serve a critical role while at camp.  They are responsible for supervising children during the camping session, providing for the safety and well-being of each camp participant; assisting with camp classes, programs, and activities and being on time and present for all assigned activities.  Teen leaders should be able and willing to treat each camper, staff person, and their peers with respect and dignity at all times and should show a genuine concern for children by communicating, advising, assisting, and establishing a warm friendly relationship with them.  Teens must demonstrate a willingness to work as a member of a team with other staff persons, teens and adults, summer camp staff, and under the supervision, guidance, direction, and leadership of the Extension staff in charge of the 4-H camping program.  Teens should be able and willing to accept and perform leadership roles ("being a leader") as a 4-H camp teen counselor, and be able and willing to work as a member of the team when others are in the leadership position (being a "follower").  

Applications are available now and can be requested by calling the Extension Office or by completing a survey found at this link:  Applications will be sent by email unless the applicant requests otherwise.  References listed in the application will receive a reference survey by email. Deadline for application is February 24, 2023.  Application does not guarantee selection.  Training is required and provided by Extension Staff.  An orientation session for teens and parents will be held on an evening in March.  Please contact Wendy Herdman if you have any questions or concerns.  

If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please notify the Westmoreland Extension Office at 804-493-8924/TDD* or the Richmond County Extension Office at 804-333-3420/TDD* during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.




Mark Your Calendar

4-H Camp is for youth ages 9-13 and is a 1 week sleep-over-camp held at the Jamestown 4-H Center.  Please add your contact infor to this survey to receive camp forms when they become available:




We Need Teen Leaders for 2023 4-H Camp!

We're recruiting teens ages 14-18 who wish to serve in a leadership role at 4-H camp.  Teens must apply, submit references and complete training sessions in order to be selected to serve.  Applications will be available in January.  Interested in serving?  Add your contact info to this list receive an application:




Please visit Virginia Cooperative Extension's Emergency Preparedness website for information and resources to help be prepared for an emergency.


Huricane season has begun, are you prepared?


Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN)

The Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN) accelerates efforts, connects partners, and shares resources to solve child hunger in Virginia and create nutritious food access for all Virginians.

Were you a 4-H member? Did you attend 4-H camp? Or maybe you were a 4-H volunteer? Identify as a 4-H alum, and represent your 4-H state:

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