Friday, July 12, 2019

Orange Rotary Seeks Local Host Families for Partial-School Year Duration

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Would you like to host an international high school student, but can't commit to the entire school year? Orange Rotary Club members have an opportunity for you! Their club is sponsoring an exchange student who will need up to three host families during the 2019-20 school year.

Our 4-H families have many great traits and experiences to share with an exchangee. Please consider opening your home for a few months between August and June, with delegates learning about the American lifestyle, participating in 4-H, eating traditional foods, attending high school activities, etc. Whatever your family does, the delegate will do, too!

For more information, contact the Extension office and we can put you in touch with Orange Rotary contacts Jamie or Mykelle.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Carver Center Invites Public to Visit Demonstration Garden


Local citizens are invited to visit the demonstration garden at The Carver Center on Route 15 between Orange and Culpeper. There are a variety of vegetables and flowers planted, and staff members will be onsite Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings in July from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Visitors are welcome to engage with staff, ask questions, learn new ideas, and gain knowledge to apply in home gardens.  

The demonstration garden is a project of the Small Farm Outreach Program (SFOP) at Virginia State University. SFOP is dedicated to serving small farmers, new or beginning farmers, and especially minority farmers and farmers who are military veterans. 

The Carver Center is located at 9432 James Madison Highway, Rapidan, VA 22733. For additional information, contact Ms. Mojdeh Karimi at 804-691-0542. 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Last Call for State Fair Livestock Nomination Sites

A quick, but very important,  reminder that the FINAL three opportunities for nominating cattle, sheep, and goats for the 2019 State Fair of Virginia happen THIS WEEK.

There are two nomination sites today:     *** One in Chatham and one in Berryville*** The final site is Thursday in Weyers Cave.

All Market Beef (Steers and Heifers), Commercial/crossbred breeding heifers, market lambs, commercial ewes, market goats, and commercial does MUST attend a nomination site. Prospect Steers and heifers are not required to be nominated, but MUST weigh less than 1000 pounds at SFVA check-in in October.

Registered cattle, sheep, or goats being shown as such do not have to be nominated.

Do NOT miss these last opportunities if you plan to show at this year’s SFVA Youth Livestock Shows. 

These nomination sites are for the animal. If you have not completed YQCA training for the exhibitor, the list of available sites is at

Thursday, June 6, 2019

See you soon!!!

We've had an awesome camp week!!! See you at 3:30 p.m. today for pickup. Remember to bring the Camper Express Pick-up Card to make things go faster; you can take that directly to the bus. If you've lost your card, please bring a photo ID to the Extension Agent for sign-out.

Don't forget to check-out medications also!

Thank you for a wonderful week, we appreciate the great Orange County campers who attended this week!