The Frederick 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 Frederick County improve their lives. We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.
A potentially very serious pest of grapes, peaches, hops, and a variety of other crops, the spotted lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, was detected in Frederick County, Virginia, on Jan. 10, 2018.
It is important to look for it and report any finds.
Spotted lanternfly has also been reported on a range of ornamentals around the home and in the landscape.
Frederick-Page 4-H Summer Camp
will be held July 7-11, 2019 at NOVA 4-H Center in Front Royal, VA. 4-H Camp is 5 days packed with fun, safe, and challenging experiences for the campers. Activities include canoeing, rocketry, STEAM, Air Rifle, Performing Arts, Swimming, and much more! Campers must be age 9-13 (as of 9/30/19). The cost for 4-H Camp is $235. Full and partial scholarships are available while funding lasts and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment plans are available upon request. To get a 4-H Summer Camp registration packet, click here.
Managers of food service operations such as hotels, restaurants, schools, nursing homes, child care centers, hospitals, caterers, and clubs are encouraged to complete the two-day ServSafe Manager's Training, which is a nationally accredited food safety certification program developed by the National Restaurant Association.
To find an upcoming ServSafe class, offered by Virginia Cooperative Extension, click here.
The Northern Shenandoah Valley 2018 Annual Report is Available Now.
The report highlights the 2018 programming efforts of Virginia Cooperative Extension for the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren as well as the Virginia Tech - Alson H. Smith, Jr. AREC and the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center.
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.