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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.

What's New

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: