Monday, September 28, 2020



Please join the virtual Open House to learn about Virginia Tech's ONLY 2-year program 
where students can earn an associate of agriculture degree.

The virtual Open House will be held on Saturday, October 24 beginning at 10 am.

Get on the Fast Track to Success!

Find out more online and register at






The 4-H MARS Basecamp Committee is excited to bring to all
 K-12 youth a month of 4-H Stem activities!

Learn about MARS in the month of October!

All activities will be virtual and scheduled each Tuesday at 2 pm and Thursday at 7 pm.  All events will be recorded and the recording provided for those the times do not work for!

Youth may register for 1 or all of the sessions.  If you register and cannot attend, they will send out the recording to all registrants.

Take a look at the neat topics listed below.

For more information and registration details, go to

Unique Opportunity for Teens: Difficult Conversations to Have in Agriculture

 Teens and young adults ages 15-23 are invited to participate in a new series hosted by Virginia Farm Bureau Young Farmers. Titled "Difficult Conversations to Have in Agriculture", this series will discuss controversial or difficult topics such as pesticide use and food insecurity. These are being held in the evenings via Zoom. 

 Tuesday, October 6 - "To Spray or Not to Spray"

Tuesday, November 3 - "Food Insecurities and the People Affected"

For more information and to sign up, contact 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Award Nominations and Scholarship Application Information | Due October 9, 2020

 In preparation for Achievement Night, there are some award nominations and scholarship opportunities below. This year we will have an online ceremony.

All forms are due by Friday, October 9, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Recipients will be recognized at the online Award Ceremony on Thursday, October 29 at 7:00pm. A Zoom link will be sent out closer to the event. 
Pillars of Character Award Nomination. The form is very straightforward and easy to complete. Nominators may nominate more than one 4-H member. Please submit separate entries for each nominee. 

Harry T. Peters Jr. Leadership Award. This award recognized an outstanding senior 4-H’er. Letters or essays may be submitted to

4-H Scholarship Application. This county-wide scholarship is available to any 4-H member who graduated in 2020 (homeschool, public school, private school). Applications may be submitted to  

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Carr (

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Leadership Development Courses for Teen 4-Hers


This is a great opportunity for our teen 4-H'ers! New Jersey 4-H is offering a series of online Leadership courses to Virginia 4-H. Youth will learn leadership, gain knowledge, sharpen their skills, and prepare to lead. Registration is open for three courses to be offered starting on October 5.

Each course meets 1.5 hours per week for four weeks. Youth will log-in once a week for a face-to-face with the instructor and then complete some assignments asynchronously. Cost is $25 per course. Youth may register for one or more of the courses.

If you have any questions, please contact us at the Orange Extension Office at 540-672-1361.