Virginia Cooperative Extension develops and supports new discoveries, ideas, products, and services in natural resources and the environment. Virginias rich natural resources have a long history of use, misuse and changing pressures. Today our treasured natural resources are more valued and needed and simultaneously under more varied pressures, than ever. Every Virginian depends on the goods and services provided by our Commonwealth’s natural resources.

More than half of Virginia is forested, and more than half of these woodlands is owned by individuals and families. Woodland owners play an important role in keeping Virginia’s forests healthy and productive. This is a big responsibility because we all depend on and benefit from these woods every day. Virginia’s forests provide clean air and water, wildlife habitat, biodiversity, flood mitigation, carbon storage, and improved quality of life. In addition to environmental and social benefits, Virginia's woodlands and wood product industry provide important economic benefits. Forestry is the third-largest industry in the commonwealth, contributing $21 billion a year to the economy and approximately 108,000 jobs. Virginia landowners sell more than $350 million of standing timber annually.

Virginia's Environment and Natural Resources Extension Programs focus on the sustainable use, conservation, and management of our natural resources. These programs are delivered by a team of field-based and campus faculty. 

Program Streams

C-DANVILLE-CPAR-01 - 2022 "Last Call" Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification
CNRE-SBIO-04 - Thermally Modified Wood: A Sustainable Alternative
CNRE-SBIO-05 - Forest Products Innovation Technology Summit
ENTO-IIL-03 - Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Training
FST-FS-FM-02 - Enhancing the Safety of Locally Grown Produce - Produce Growers/Farmers Market Produce Vendors (Virtual Program)
FST-PSA-H2O-01 - Bridging the GAPs: Approaches for Treating Preharvest Agricultural Water On-Farm Training Course (Virtual Program)
N-GREENE-FS-01 - Rules to Reality: An Online, Self-Paced Food Safety Course
N-LOUDOUN-IWFP-01 - Blue Ridge Introduction To Whole Farm Planning
N-LOUDOUN-WQ-01 - Loudoun County Water Testing for Coliform Bacteria and E.coli
NW-FRED-CPAR-01 - 2023 Northern Shenandoah Valley Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Program
SE-IOW-ROCKBRIDGE-01 - Rockbridge Agritourism Workshop
SE-NH-CPAR-01 - Eastern Shore Commercial Pesticide Recertification
SE-NORFOLK-CPAR-01 - Virginia Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Training
SE-VB-CPAR-01 - Virginia Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification
SE-YORK-CPAR-01 - Hampton Roads Commercial Pesticide Recertification
SPES-CFA-01 - Certified Fertilizer Applicator Training (Virtual Program)
SPES-CFA-SH-01 - Recertification Fertilizer Applicator: Soil Health (Virtual Program) NEW
SPES-CFA-SSP-01 - Recertification Fertilizer Applicator: VA Soils and Soil Properties (Virtual Program)
SPES-CFA-ST-01 - Recertification Fertilizer Applicator: Soil Testing (Virtual Program)
SPES-DESJMG-02 - 2023 Soil Science, Soil Fertility, and Turf Production School
SPES-HORT-02 - Hydroponic Greenhouse Systems Workshop
SPES-SBP-01 - 2022 Southern Soybean Breeder's Tour
SPES-TURF-01 - 2022-23 VT School of Turfgrass Ecology and Management (Virtual Program)
VTPP-PAR-01 - 2022 Online Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification
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