The Hanover 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 Hanover 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.

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Master Food Volunteer Training

Combine your love for cooking, nutrition, physical activity and helping others by becoming a Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteer (MFV). The MFV training will consist of lessons in basic nutrition, meal planning, healthy cooking techniques, and food safety, with an opportunity to sample delicious recipes. After the training, you will have the opportunity to volunteer in food demonstrations and displays at health fairs or farmers’ markets, food preparation and food safety classes, assisting with nutrition education programs or create your own forum for outreach in your community.

If are interested in becoming a Master Food Volunteer, please contact Ann Vargo (avargo@vt.edu; 804-751-4401) or Pegi Wright (lvwright@vt.edu; 804-775-3062)

The Hanover Master Gardeners Need Your Input

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Office aims to improve the lives and well-being of people and communities in Virginia by offering educational programs in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development. If you are a resident in the County of Hanover, we seek to learn how we can meet your gardening needs. By completing this short five question survey, your opinion will help shape the Master Gardener programs that are offered in Hanover County.

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