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. 

Programs

C-LBHC-PP-01 - 2021 Southside & Central VA Pesticide Recertification Course (Virtual Program)
CNRE-SBIO-01 - Drying Lumber with a Solar Kiln (Virtual Program)
CNRE-SBIO-03 - Understanding Wood as a Raw Material
ENTO-IIL-03 - 2020/2021 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)
FST-VT-0200-001 - Cider & Perry Production – Foundation
N-03-0024 - Louisa- Teaching Trees
N-CULP-MGV-01 - 2021 Rapidan River/Piedmont/Fluvanna Master Gardener Volunteer Training (Virtual Program)
N-LOUDOUN-IWFP-01 - Introduction To Whole Farm Planning (Virtual Program)
N-PW-MGV-01 - Prince William County Master Gardener Volunteer Training (Virtual Program)
N-PW-VEG-01 - Vegetable Gardening (Virtual Program)
SE-IOW-AGRITOUR-001 - 2020 Virginia Agritourism Conference
SE-RVA-MGV-01 - RVA Regional Master Gardener Training (Virtual Program)
SPES-CFA-01 - Certified Fertilizer Applicator Training (Virtual Program)
SPES-CFA-SSP-01 - Recertification Fertilizer Applicator: VA Soils and Soil Properties (Virtual Program) NEW
SPES-CFA-ST-01 - Recertification Fertilizer Applicator: Soil Testing (Virtual Program) NEW
SPES-DCR-2DAY-01 - Soil Science, Soil Fertility, Crop Production School (Virtual Program)
SPES-DCR-3DAY-01 - Agriculture Nutrient Management Plan Writing School (Virtual Program)
SPES-DCR-PLAN-01 - Turf and Landscape Plan Writing School (Virtual Program)
SPES-DESJMG-02 - Soil Science, Soil Fertility, and Turf Production School
SPES-NCSS-01 - 2020 NE Region National Cooperative Soil Survey Conference (Virtual Program)
VTPP-PAR-01 - 2021 Virginia Online Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Course (Virtual Program) NEW
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