As the state moves to Phase III of the COVID re-opening plan, Virginia Cooperative Extension and 4-H are resuming some in-person programming and services will continue to provide contactless and distance-based methods, such as using drop boxes for samples and pickup, phones, and virtual delivery of educational programming.

This website will provide current information on local office hours, programming, and more. We look forward continuing to serve our community.

Stafford Office Staff
VCE Stafford County Staff

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.

What's New

4-H Clubs

Become a part of our Stafford 4-H Clubs! Contact our office today!

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.

4-H Camp to be Held July 18-22, 2021

Apply to be a Camp Counselor or Counselor in Training. Applications are due by 1/11/2021. 

Applicants for Counselor positions must turn 14 by January 1, 2021.  Applicants for Counselor-In-Training positions must turn 14 by September 30, 2021.

Click the links below to complete the application.  New candidates will also need to send the Camp Reference link to two (2) individuals who can provide a recommendation for the applicant. 

Counselor/CIT Application
Reference Form

Smart Green Lawns Program offered March 1 through October 31 annually

This program has been motified during the threat of COVID-19.  Please contact Lisa Ellis at prior to enrolling.  Thank you.

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 form for more information on this program.

Stafford Smart Green Lawns Enrollment Form5.22.19.pdf

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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