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The Russell 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 Russell County improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

What's New

Russell Local Impact Flier

Virginia Cooperative Extension has created fliers for each of the 107 Extension Offices in Virginia.  These fliers tell the story of VCE’s localized impact across the state. Click HERE to read Russell County’s flier.


Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener? Russell County and Tazewell County will host a joint training program this fall at SWCC.

Registration is now open! Click HERE to fill out your application on Better Impact. 


Visit our Seed Sharing Library!

All seeds are free! All we ask is that you only take as many as you plan to plant and that you harvest a few to bring back to the library. Stop by the Extension Office, Monday-Friday, between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.



All live sessions will be on Zoom.
Join the Zoom Meeting at:
Meeting ID: 97509089739

Recorded sessions are available on the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program YouTube Channel:

All sessions also live and archived on the VFLEP Facebook Page:




Teen Club

Join us for our the Kickoff Event for our RUSSELL COUNTY 4-H TEEN CLUB on August 29th at 6:00 pm at the VCE-Russell County Office!

Russell County 4-H is excited to start a Teen Club for youth ages 13-18. Please join for our Kickoff Event to see what all exciting things the Teen Club has to offer!

Also, if you want to be a CIT or Teen for 2023 Russell County 4-H Junior Camp please attend this meeting!


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Russell County 4-H’ers attended summer camp on June 27th - July 1st with campers from Dickenson and Carroll county as well! Over 70 youth and adult volunteers from Russell County participated in the week-long event. During the morning sessions, 4-H’ers learned life skills during classes like swimming, cooking, riflery, fishing, archery, crafts, and much more!

Russell County youth attend 4-H Camp annually at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Abingdon. Community support for the 4-H Camping Program is strong as over 20 youth received scholarship money to attend the event.

Special thanks to Lebanon Lions Club, First Bank & Trust Company, Leonard Companies, Lebanon Insurance Agency, New Garden Pharmacy, E Dillon & Company, Mary Frances Wallace, and Russell County Farm Bureau. Also special thanks to Fred and Carla Adkins for their support of the 4-H Program in establishing an Endowment Fund to provide camping scholarships to Russell County children annually.


Results for the July 12th VQA sale can be viewed HERE.

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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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