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 City of Virginia Beach office of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) 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 City of Virginia Beach improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

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City of Virginia Beach Extension Faculty and Staff, October 22, 2018, Photo by Jody Davis

COVID-19 Update and Program Impacts

  • Currently the VCE-Virginia Beach Office is closed to the public. However, staff are still available via phone and email.
  • In following CDC recommendations, many of our programs have been canceled or postponed. Please check our program pages or contact our office to verify program activity.
  • VCE COVID-19 Updates - Updates from the State VCE Office
  • VCE COVID-19 Resources - Healthy living/cleaning, actvities for kids, food and exercise resources


What's New

Online Gardening Classes

Join VCE each Thursday at 2:00pm on Facebook Live for gardening information from the experts. Find more details here.

Asian Giant Hornet

Information has recently been released about the Asian Giant Hornet coming to the United States. At this time, it is not in Virginia. Check here for more information and updates on this pest.

All Virginia 4-H summer camps canceled due to COVID-19

To protect the health and well-being of 4-H campers and the general public, in-person Virginia 4-H summer camps, both residential and day, are canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anyone that has made a deposit or payment will receive a full refund. Campers and their families will be notified as we finalize the process.

The decision was made in alignment with Virginia Tech’s announcement that all summer classes must be conducted online instead of in person to help flatten the curve.

Click here for the Full Statement

Join Virginia Beach 4-H

The current 4-H year is from October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020. Many clubs are still accepting new members. Now is the perfect time to explore new 4-H club, camp, and program opportunities. 

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.

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