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.
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 Annual Report is Available
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Annual Reports highlight the programming efforts of Virginia Cooperative Extension for the citizens of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren Counties as well as highlights of the Virginia Tech - Alson H. Smith, Jr. AREC and the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center. Reports ready for review include:
Local Happenings in "Virginia Tech Daily News"
- Callery Pear Trees' Spring Blossoms Represent Biodiversity Loss in Virginia Ecosystems
- Virginia 4-H Partners with Google, Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’, to Take a Mission to Mars
- Battle Against the Highly Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Heats Up in Virginia
- Research Team Led by Virginia Tech Professor Awarded $4 Million Grant to Improve Boxwood Blight Prevention
- Virginia Cooperative Extension Helps Get Food from the Field to the Table During COVID-19
- Virginia Cooperative Extension Goes Digital, Explores New Pathways for Content Delivery
- Meet the 2020 Award Recipients
- Keith Yoder Honored with Emeritus Status
- What Virginians Need to Know About Spotted Lanternfly and the Effort to Stop Its Spread
- Virginia Wine Looking to Bounce Back After Wettest Growing Season
- Agricultural Entomology Student Seeks Slug Management Strategies in the Shenandoah Valley
- Virginia Tech Scientists Who Identified Dangerous Giant Hogweed in Clarke County Hopeful That It Will Be Contained
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.