The Greene 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 Greene 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.

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4-H

Contact Kathy Alstat at 434 985-5236 or kalstat@vt.edu to learn more about these  and other fun and educational programs!

Parents: 4-H Wants You!

Become an adult volunteer! Caring, dedicated adult volunteers are crucial to the safety, well-being and happiness of our 4-H programs!  Adult volunteers are needed to assist with our after school Kids in the Kitchen program, at club meetings and at camp. We are also seeking volunteers for our Cloverbud program (for 5-8 year olds). At meetings, adults can help supervise, instruct and assist youth on a regular or occasional basis. As an adult volunteer at camp, you provide supervision and guidance to the teen leaders and  4-H campers. Your encouraging smiles, kind words, enthusiasm and support are what makes our 4-H Camp such a success each year. All adult leaders attend camp for free. Training and screening of all Adult Volunteers is Mandatory. For more information, call Kathy Alstat at 434-985-5236 or email kalstat@vt.edu.

Enrollment in 4-H Clubs

Each 4-H  member and adult volunteer is required to register online. If you do not have internet access, fill out a new enrollment packet for the enrollment year. In order to register online, you must choose at least one specific club for your child to enroll. If your child was in a club last year, you must re-enroll for the 2016-2017 year. To register online, go to  https://va.4honline.com. If you have questions,  please call 434 985-5236 or email kalstat@vt.edu.

Age Requirements: Your child must be 5, but no older than 8 by September 30, 2017 to enroll in Cloverbuds. WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING ADULT VOLUNTEERS TO LEAD THIS CLUB! 4-H members must by 9 by September 30, 2017 to be enrolled in 4-H Livestock Club, Greene HorseShoes 4-H Club, and International Club. Y.E.S. Club is open to youth in Grades 6-12 and involves cooking projects that often require a higher level of maturity. Teen Club is for youth ages 13-19. Eligibility as a 4-H member ends on December 31 of a 4-H members’ 19th year.

Information on Summer Camp is  available in our newsletter. In addition to our current clubs, 4-H offers programs and support to schools and home school groups upon request, including STEM activities and in-school clubs.