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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.

What's New


Tuesday and Thursday Evenings starting February 12th through April 25th.   For additional information,  see the flyer below and contact the Extension Volunteer Coordinator,   Angelette Pryor  angellp@vt.edu or 804-752-4309


2019 EMG-Application-Form-Final (1).pdf
2 fee MG 2019 Course 2 fee (002).pdf

Do you love gardening? Do you enjoy helping others learn? Do you feel a commitment to community service in Hanover? If so, please join us for the Master Gardener Course.

Master Gardeners are trained community leaders working with individuals to increase knowledge and understanding of environmentally sound horticulture. They seek to improve the quality of life in their communities through education.  Master Gardeners are specially trained by Virginia Cooperative Extension which is a group of Specialist and Extension Agents who extend knowledge of Virginia’s Land Grant Universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State.

If you have questions about the Course or becoming a Master Gardener please contact – Angelette Pryor, Extension Volunteer Coordinator hanovervolunteer@vt.edu , 804-752-4309 or call the Hanover Master Gardener Help Desk 804-752-4306.

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)

Hanover 4-H Clubs.pdf

Hanover's 4-H clubs are open for registration for the new 4-H Year.  Please see the attached list for contact information.  For interest in joining a horse club please contact Rita Schalk at 804-752-4308


Please join us at the 2019 Home Gardening Series offered by Hanover Master Gardeners. These classes are offered on Saturday mornings from January 5-April 13.  Please see the attached schedule for the specific topic being offered on each date.  No sign up necessary and all classes are FREE!  

2019 Home Gardening Series.pdf

July 22-26, 2019 Hanover/Goochland/Powhatan camp at Jamestown 4-H Center.  Registration is now closed.

Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN)

Virginia Food Access Network

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: http://bit.ly/2m0vYgp

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