The Greensville 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 Greensville County and City of Emporia improve their lives. We provide eduation through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development and Community Viability. 

What's New


Positions available with Virginia Cooperative Extension:

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Greensville/Emporia - The 4-H Youth Development Agent is a professional educator who provides leadership to the local 4-H program and manages its day-to-day operation. 4-H is a community of young people learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The mission of 4-H is to develop youth, and adults working with those youth, to realize their full potential and become effective, contributing citizens. This is achieved through the development and delivery of research-based, non-formal, hands-on educational experiences. View this position at :

Part Time Staff positions available in Nottoway and Lynchburg:

Unit Support Staff, City of Lynchburg, Posting #SW0170625

Unit Support Staff, Nottoway, Posting #SW0170622

Both positions are part-time wage positions at 29 hours per week, $12.50/hour, No benefits. Applications have to be completed online, and the close date is August 23. To apply, go to and enter the job posting number.


Dish Garden Workshop

Greensville/Emporia Agriculture and Natural Resources program is offering a Dish Garden workshop on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm at the Greensville/Emporia Extension Office at 105 Oak Street in Emporia. There is a $20 fee when you register. Fee includes soil, indoor plants and a grower-style pot. You can register at

Dish Garden Workshop flyer (PDF)


Homeownership Workshop

Monday, September 11, 2017 and Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The workshop is free and is aimed at first-time home buyers who are financially ready to become homeowners. The workshop covers the educational requirement for a VHDA mortgage and it may also count as first-time home buyer education for other loan programs.

Topics to be covered in this six-hour workshop include: Personal Finances, Credit and Credit Issues, Working with a Realtor, Role of the Lender, Loan Closing and the Home Inspection.  Space is limited and registration is required by September 1st.  Participants must attend both sessions in order to receive a certificate of completion. A minimum of 5 participants must be registered for class to be conducted.

Contact the Greensville/Emporia Extension Office at 434-348-4223 for more information or to register.

VHDA Homeownership flyer (PDF) 


Weed Identification Series

Sep 14th, Oct 12th, and Nov 9th; 1:00PM – 2:00PM: Weed Identification Series.

Mystery weed? No problem!  During this series, you will learn how to identify weeds in your garden, lawn, pasture or field. New weeds featured every month. Weed prevention and suppression to be discussed. Sign up for one, two or all three classes by calling the office or signing up online at

Weed Identification flyer (PDF) 


Eat Smart, Move More Slim Down

Free Program to keep you at your best! Learn to eat healthy and lose weight. Look and feel better. Class starts August 1, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., and meets every other week for a total of six classes. Please register by July 28, 2017. Call our Office for more information or to register at 434-348-4223.

Slim Down flyer (PDF) 


Sewing Club

Greensville/ Emporia 4-H is offering a short-term sewing club to teach sewing skills to youth ages 9-19 as of September 1, 2017. No experience required! Call our Office for more information or to complete the interest survey at 434-348-4223.

Sewing Club Flyer (PDF)