The Stafford 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 Stafford 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.
Become a part of our Stafford 4-H Clubs!
4-H Clubs cover a wide area of interest. Please visit our 4-H program page or contact our office for more information. It's time for Learn by Doing fun with 4-H! *Note: when Stafford County Schools are closed due to inclement weather all 4-H programs are canceled for that day.*
Drinking Water Clinic
We will be holding a Private Drinking Water Sample Clinic in August. Pre-registration is required.. The water sample dropoff date is August 16 from 6:30 to 8:AM. For more information, or to register, please download the informational flyer and registration form.
Smart Green Lawns Program
Are you a resident of the City of Fredericksburg, or of the County of Stafford or Spotsylvania? Is your lawn out of control? Are you looking for a way to have a lush lawn while being environmentally friendly? Then you need the Smart Green Lawns Program! Please download the informational flyer and registration from for more information on this program.
2017 Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinics
Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are available to answer your lawn and garden questions at area plant clinics.
Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market Plant Clinic Saturday mornings, 9:00 AM till noon, April 5 through September 16. Location: Hurkamp Park on the corner of William St. and Prince Edward St. in Fredericksburg.
Porter Library Plant Clinic 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 6:30PM to 8:30 PM, May 11 through September 28 Location: Lobby of the Porter Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford, VA 22554
Stafford County Farmer’s Market Plant Clinic 1st Sunday of each month, 8:30AM to 1:00PM, May through October Stafford Hospital parking lot behind the hospital, 101 Hospital Center Blvd, Stafford, VA 22554
Spotsylvania Farmer’s Market Plant Clinic Saturday mornings, 8:45AM to Noon, May 6 through July 29. Location: Rt.3/Gordon Rd. Commuter Parking Lot in Spotsylvania.
Falls Run Plant Clinic Monday mornings, 8:00AM to Noon, February 27 through November 20 Location: Falls Run Community Center, 101 Bridgewater Circle, in Stafford VA
Celebrate Del Webb Plant Clinic Wednesday mornings, 9:30AM to 11:30AM April through October Location: Lodge at Celebrate by Del Webb Retirement Community, 10 Montera Dr., in Stafford VA.
Salem Church Library Plant Clinic 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings, 6:00 to 8:00PM March 7 through August 15 Location: Lobby of the Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Spotsylvania VA
King George Farmer’s Market Plant Clinic 1st Saturday of each month, 9:00AM to Noon, May through September Location: King George Elementary School parking lot at the corner of Rt. 3 and Rt. 205
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 Alumni and represent your 4-H state: http://bit.ly/2m0vYgp The top three states with the most “hands raised” will earn $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000, respectively.