The Frederick County office of Virgiia 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.
Since 1991, Extension has offered the ServSafe Manager Certification Training Course, an accredited food safety certification program developed by the Educational Foundtion of the National Restaurant Association. Family and Consumer Sciences Agents offer the two-day ServSafe Manager's Training locally to food service workers for hotels, restaurants, schools, nursing homes, child care centers, hospitals, caterers, and clubs. 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.