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


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) 


Master Gardener Training 2018 

If you have a desire to learn and want to share your horticultural knowledge with the community, stop by the Extension office at 105 Oak St. Emporia, VA 23847 to pick up an application to become a Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. Class topics inlcude, but aren't limited to, Landscape design, Vegetable gardening, Turf management, Pruning, Water quality and Indoor plants. The cost is $95 and includes all classes, materials, and Master Gardener handbook. Contact the Greensville/Emporia Extension office, (434) 348-4223, or email your questions to

Master Gardener Training 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)