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!
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.
Please visit Virginia Cooperative Extension's Emergency Preparedness website for information and resources to help be prepared for an emergency.
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PRIVATE PESTICIDE RECERTIFICATION
An online private pesticide recertification course is available for applicators to complete at their own pace. Extension highly encourages all expiring private applicators to pursue recertification in this way, if possible. You will need access to the internet and an email address to be registered. If you would like to register for the online course, please contact the office at 804-333-3420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID -19 VACCINATION FOR FARMERS AND OTHER ESSENTIAL AG WORKERS
If you are a part of the food supply structure/food and agriculture worker (farmer) you are eligible as a part of Group 1b to received a Covid-19 vaccine. The Three Rivers Health District includes the counties of Westmoreland, Northumberland, Richmond (County), Lancaster, Essex, Middlesex, Mathews, King and Queen, King William, and Gloucester. Our health district has moved into vaccinating group 1b. If you are a resident of one of these counties, you can put yourself on the list of interested parties to receive the vaccine using one of two methods:
1. Contact the COVID-19 Resources Center (804-824-2733) Monday-Friday, 8:30 am until 4:30 pm (excludes state holidays)
2. OR you can register for a future appointment to receive the vaccine here: https://redcap.vdh.virginia.gov/redcap/surveys/?=LMXRP7FMT4
Expect major delays in receiving an appointment as there is a shortage of vaccines and a very large population that is eligible to receive the vaccine in our health district.
If you are 75 years or older, contact your primary care provider for information on vaccination.
Before you receive the vaccine, learn more about the vaccines being offered. You can view a detailed video about the vaccines here: http://bit.ly/vceagtodayvaccine. If you have limited or no internet access, please contact your local Extension Office at 804-493-8924 to request a CD version of this video.
More information regarding the vaccination schedule, eligibility, and status of COVID-19, can be found at the Three Rivers Health District webpage: https//www.vdh.virginia.gov/three-rivers/
The Virginia Department of Health has updates about which phase they are currently in and more vaccine info here: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/. For more FAQ from the Virginia Department of Health, visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-faq/vaccination/
There is alot of information out there so please make sure you are getting your information from a credible source.
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.