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

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Greensville/Emporia office helps to enable people within the community improve their lives by providing educational programs that use research based knowledge that focuses on individual, family and community issues and needs.

Upcoming Programs... 

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Win a New John Deere XUV 835M or cash prizes

Help support Virginia Association of Agriculture Extension Agents National Meeting. When you purchase a ticket, you could win a John Deere XUV 835M or cash prizes. Tickets can be purchased online or at a local Extension office.

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4-H 2020 Summer Camp Registration Begins in November!

This is early registration is for prior campers.


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4-H Apple Pie Pie Workshop

November 27th, at 8:30am - 11:30am. Learn how to make an apple pie just in time for the holidays. For ages 5 to 18. Fee is $7.00 per youth. You can pay by cash, check or money order at Virginia Cooperative Extension located at 105 Oak Street in Emporia, or by credit card go to: Deadline to register is November 20, 2019. No refunds after November 20th. For more information contact Hannah Parker at or call (434) 348-4223.

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Master Gardner Wreath Making Workshop

December 7, 2019; 1pm-3pm. Come learn how to make a fresh holiday wreath! Wreath base, supplies, greenery and bow included. Bring a pair of small pliers, thick gardening gloves and scissors. Call the Extension office to register no later than November 26, 2019.  Space is limited. Cost is $15 per wreath. Payment by cash or check due the day of the workshop. Sign up early!

Commercial Pesticide Recertification Class

December 13th at 8:30am to 3:30pm. This pesticide class will be held at the Southern Piedmont Extension Center in Blackstone. For more information or to be notified when registration opens up, contact Sara at 434-348-4223 or by email:

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4-H Holiday Camp

December 14th, at 8:30am to 3:00pm. Grab an opportunity to do some last minute shopping, wrapping or just relaxing. Ages 5 - 13. Fee is $12.00. You can pay by cash, check or money order at Virginia Cooperative Extension located at 105 Oak Street in Emporia, or by credit card go to: Deadline to register is December 4, 2019. No refunds after December 4th. For more information contact Hannah Parker at or call (434) 348-4223.

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Master Gardener Training 2020

Are you interested in becoming a Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardner volunteer? If you love gardening and have a desire to enhance and share your horticultural knowledge, please consider joining us. You do not have to know anything about gardening, we will teach all you need to know! Classes will be held 1:00pm-4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays starting in February 2020. Applications are available for pickup at the Greensville/Emporia Extension Office and are due by December 2, 2019. For more information contact Sara Rutherford by phone at (434) 348-4223 or email:

2020 4-H Contests

March 3rd, 2020 starting at 5:30pm. Consider participating in 4-H Contests for Public Speaking, Presentations, Share-the-Fun, and Photography. There are several age categories and many presentation categories. For more informationcontact Hannah Parker at 434-348-4223 or by email at

Some programs can be paid by credit card at

Credit cards are not accepted in the office.

All youth can enroll in 4honline at

No refunds after deadline to register. $50.00 Returned Check Fee.


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.

Were you a 4-H member? Did you attend 4-H camp? Or maybe you were a 4-H volunteer? Identify as a 4-H alum, and represent your 4-H state:

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