As the state moves to Phase III of the COVID re-opening plan, Virginia Cooperative Extension and 4-H are resuming some in-person programming and services will continue to provide contactless and distance-based methods, such as using drop boxes for samples and pickup, phones, and virtual delivery of educational programming.

This website will provide current information on local office hours, programming, and more. We look forward continuing to serve our community.

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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.

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.


2020 Water Clinic

2020 Northern Shenandoah Valley Drinking Water Testing Clinics

Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering Northern Shenandoah Valley (Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, Warren Counties) residents the opportunity to have their water tested in October for 14 common contaminants. The Drinking Water Clinics give people with private water systems access to affordable water testing, help interprete their water test results, and provide information about possible treatment options. For more information on the clinics as well as dates, locations, and Pre-Registration Form, click here.

Space is limited and pre-registration/pre-payment is required by Wednesday, October 14. You can register two ways this year:

   To register on-line  (credit/debit card payment): select on-line registration

        To register by mail (check): Complete the Pre-Registration Form, and mail as instructed.


 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 2019 Annual Report is Available 

The Northern Shenandoah Valley 2019 Annual Report highlights the programming efforts of Virginia Cooperative Extension for the citizens of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren Counties as well as the highlights of 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.

Were you a 4-H member? Did you attend 4-H camp? Or maybe you were a 4-H volunteer? Identify as a 4-H alum, and represent your 4-H state:

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