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 the counties 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 Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinics
Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are available to answer your lawn and garden questions at area plant clinics.
- Fredericksburg Farmers Market Plant Clinic
Saturday mornings, 9:00 a.m. to noon, April 14 through September 22
Location: Hurkamp Park on the corner of William Street and Prince Edward Street in Fredericksburg
- Porter Library Plant Clinic
2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., May 10 through September 27
Location: Lobby of the Porter Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd. in Stafford
- Stafford County Farmers Market Plant Clinic
1st Sunday of each month, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., May through November
Location: Garrisonville Road Commuter Lot at 75 Staffordboro Blvd. in Stafford
- Spotsylvania Farmer’s Market Plant Clinic
Saturday mornings, 8:45 a.m. to noon, May 5 through July 28
Location: Rt.3/Gordon Rd. Commuter Parking Lot in Spotsylvania
- Celebrate Del Webb Plant Clinic
Wednesday mornings, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., March 21 through September 19
Location: Lodge at Celebrate by Del Webb Retirement Community, 10 Montera Dr. in Stafford
- Salem Church Library Plant Clinic
1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings, 6 to 8 p.m., March through June and August; and 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings in July
Location: Lobby of the Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd. in Spotsylvania
- King George Farmers Market Plant Clinic
1st Saturday of each month, 9:00 a.m. to noon, May through September
Location: King George Middle School parking lot at 8426 Dahlgren Rd. in King George
Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification
Private Pesticide Recertifcation is coming soon for Caroline, King George, Stafford and Spotsylvania!!
If your Private Pesticide License expires on December 31, 2018 you MUST attend a recertifciation class prior to December 31 to continue to be legitimate to purchase and use restricted use pesticides for another 2 years.
On Wednesday, November 28 from 9AM to Noon, there will be a Private Pesticide Recert in King George at the King George Virginia Cooperative Extension Building, 10087 Kings Highway, King George, VA 22485 and another Private Pesticide Recert on November 28 from 6-9PM at the Marshall Center, 8800, Courthouse Rd. Spotyslyvania, VA 22553.
To pre-register please call (804) 633-6550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration is appreciate for planning, but not required.
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.