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.

All homeowners with questions related to plants, trees, insects and wildlife are to be directed to the Hanover Master Gardeners. Most plant, weed and insect identification can be done by sending a picture via email:
Please call the Helpline at: 804-752-4306 

Soil Test boxes and forms are available in display boxes outside the main entrance of the Extension building. Each soil sample box and form is mailed to VA Tech with a check for $10 payable to Treasurer of VA Tech. More information and the forms can be found here:    Virginia Tech Soil Testing Lab | Virginia Tech Soil Testing Lab | Virginia Tech (

What's New

MG Home Gardening Series

The Home Gardening Series (HGS) will be starting again in October! 

HGS presentations will be held at the Atlee Library from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, to an in-person audience. 

  • November 2022 - March 2023:
  • (1st and 3rd Saturday of each month)

Please register if you are new to HGS at this link   Zoom Link is emailed the day before the session.

Zoom Registration link is    

Goochland-Hanover-Powhatan 4-H Summer Camp

Hanover Summer Camp 2023

Hanover Communication Contests


Please see the link for the Hanover Weimer Communication Contest Schedule
The Local Program - 4-H Youth and Development- Contests and Scholarships page has more information about each contest and requirements.

New and current Hanover 4-H club members, who will participate in the Adranetta E. Weimer 4-H Incentive Scholarship Program must complete and sign page 1 of the "Adranetta E. Weimer 4-H Incentive Scholarship Program Application" and submit to Missy Johnson  by the .   

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Laura Maxey Nay-Hanover Unit at 804-752-4310 during business hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.

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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