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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

The Russell County Master Gardeners are starting a Seed Sharing Library!

The library will be housed at the Russell County Extension Office. Our current inventory is limited as we are just beginning this exciting new project. We invite anyone who would like some seeds to stop by the office, Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. If you have extra seeds that you would like to share, we would greatly appreciate your donation!

Call 276-889-8056 with any questions!

We currently have:

Vegetable/Herb:                                                                                                                                                              Squash - Straightneck, Lettuce, Cucumber (Straight Eight & Marketmore), Green Bean (Mountaineer), Zucchini – Black Beauty, Pumpkin (Mammoth Gold & Jack O’ Lantern), Cabbage, Sweet Basil, Lavender, Cilantro,

Flower:                                                                                                                                                                                       Poppy, Rooster Cone, Zinnia, Poppy, Moonflower, Milkweed, Money Plant


Join us each Friday for
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest!
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 97509089739 
Recorded Sessions are available on theVirginia  Forest Landowner Education Program’s YouTube Channel:
New Viewing Option!
Live and archived on the VFLEP Facebook Page!


SHARP Logger Core Program

Live Virtual Classes!

Tuesdays, May 4th - May 18th, 12pm to 6pm

Registration Required at:



Classes will be held at the Russell County Public Library each Friday at 10:00 a.m. starting May 7th - June 25th.
Come join us! You will learn something new, have fun, and get a free item at each class!
Contact Katie at 276-889-8056 or to register.

Featured Recipe

Visit the Family Nutrition Program page to download previous featured recipes!


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Take the steps to prevent Type 2 diabetes with this program from Virginia Cooperative Extension! Participants will get support making lifestyle changes to achieve their goals.

Complete this short survey to learn more:


2021 4-H Summer Project Registration is now OPEN!

We are offering the Market Hog, Poultry, Mini Garden, Goat, Rabbit, Virginia Big Tree, Adventures with Insects, and The Great Pumpkin project this year!

Click HERE to learn more and sign up today! Call us for more information at (276) 889-8056 or email!


View prices from the March 23rd VQA Sale HERE.

The next VQA sale will be July 13th.

The last day to wean for this sale is May 20th.

The consignment deadline and last day to vaccinate is June 28th.


As the state moves to Phase III of the COVID re-opening plan, Virginia Cooperative Extension and 4-H are resuming some in-person programming and services will continue to provide contactless and distance-based methods, such as using drop boxes for samples and pickup, phones, and virtual delivery of educational programming.

This website will provide current information on local office hours, programming, and more. We look forward continuing to serve our community.

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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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