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.
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.
* In accordance with the policy of following Stafford Public Schools closures and cancellations, all 4-H Programs and Events are suspended at this time. Please visit this website for further updates. *
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.
Smart Green Lawns Program offered March 1 through October 31 annually
* Due to the threat posed by COVID-19, and under the advisement of our organization and local officials, the Smart Green Lawns Program has been suspended until further notice. *
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.
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.