The Fairfax County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension brings the resources of Virginia's land-grant universities - Virginia Tech and Virginia State University - to the people of the commonwealth. Our extension agents and specialists form a network of educators whose classrooms are the communities, homes and businesses of Virginia where they bring research-based solutions to the problems facing Virginians today.
4-H programs provide young people with a unique "Learning by Doing" experience. From animals and agriculture to science and technology we have activities and projects that cover literally dozens of interest areas. Connect your child with a local 4-H group near you and start the adventure together!
Our agricultural/natural resources programs offer advice and assistance on a variety of topics - from landscaping, soil and fruit/vegetable/flower plants to the proper use of pesticides and water quality:
- Fairfax County Master Gardener Association
- Green Spring Master Gardeners Program
- Virginia Household Water Quality Program
- Pesticide Education
- Soil Testing
Whatever your stage of life, Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences programs bring you knowledge you can use to make better decisions and improve your life. We bring you proven, reliable, non-biased information to help you with raising kids, eating right, spending smart, and living well. Programs include:
- Master Food Volunteer
- Family Nutrition Program
- Home Food Preservation