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.*
Smart Green Lawns Program offered March 1 through October 31 Annually
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.
2018 Drinking Water Clinic offered for Private Wells
The 2018 Drinking Water Clinic sample drop off date is August 15 from 7 AM to 8 AM. For more information please download the informational flyer and registration brochure.
2018 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 14 through September 22. 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 10 through September 27. 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 November. Garrisonville Road Commuter Lot located at 75 Staffordboro Blvd., Stafford VA 22554.
Spotsylvania Farmer’s Market Plant Clinic Saturday mornings, 8:45AM to Noon, May 5 through July 28. Location: Rt.3/Gordon Rd. Commuter Parking Lot in Spotsylvania.
Celebrate Del Webb Plant Clinic Wednesday mornings, 9:30AM to 11:30AM March 21 through September 19. 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 through June and August; and 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings in July from 6:00 to 8:00PM. 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 Middle School parking lot at 8426 Dahlgren Rd. in King George VA.