Extension Office

Henrico County Extension Office

We are your connection to Virginia’s land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.  We provide unbiased, objective, research-based information and educational programs to individuals, families, organizations, and communities in the three broad areas of: Agriculture and Natural Resources; 4-H Youth Development; and Family and Consumer Sciences.

Why Cooperative? We are the product of a cooperative agreement between Henrico County, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States Department of Agriculture. We provide educational programs directed to the needs of Henrico County citizens with the assistance of many dedicated volunteers. The Henrico Extension Leadership Council helps us identify these needs and is our partner in the design, implementation, and evaluation of our education programs.

Henrico Extension Office Situation Analysis Survey

Virginia Cooperative Extension is in the process of completing a statewide Situation Analysis for each city and county. We developed a survey to identify the needs and issues of the Henrico community. Please take 10 minutes to share your opinions.  The survey is completely anonymous.  The results of this survey will help in shaping Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) programs in Henrico. You can access the survey at:  https://vce.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0VdrhrikrzY8f6B 
Virginia Cooperative Extension is an educational outreach program of Virginia’s land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, and a part of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture. Virginia Cooperative Extension in Henrico County has four educational programming areas: Agriculture/Horticulture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Nutrition, and 4-H Youth Development.

Food Safety

If the power goes out, do you know what you can keep? This year, one in six Americans will get sick from food poisoning. Find out what you can do to keep you and your family safe.

Frozen Food Safety Guidelines –  http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/pubs_ext_vt_edu/3108/3108-7023/3108-7023_PDF.pdf

Refrigerated Food Safety Guidelines – https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/pubs_ext_vt_edu/3108/3108-7024/3108-7024_PDF.pdf

Henrico 4-H Peanut & Honey Fundraiser

photo of Henrico 4-H Peanut & Honey Fundraiser


The Henrico 4-H Peanut & Honey Fundraiser is going on now!  All products are from Virginia producers. Our goal is to provide quality products at reasonable prices. Proceeds from the sale are used to support local 4-H youth programs.  Products for sale will include:  Raw peanuts (out of shell, but in their skins) are ready to eat, bake, or sugar coat (recipe booklet is included with order.) Deluxe cocktail salted and unsalted peanuts are perfect for entertaining. All peanuts are attractively packaged in two-pound cloth sacks and make perfect gifts for family members and friends. Raw, local honey is also available in one pound jars and make excellent gifts. 

Become a Henrico Master Gardener Volunteer

Volunteer involvement is one of the most important and unique aspects of Virginia Cooperative Extension. This is in keeping with Extension’s philosophy that active citizen participation in planning and implementation insures program success. Volunteers are a valuable resource and an integral part of the education mission of Extension.

Master Gardeners provide a resource for all Extension program areas and for professionals from many other agencies. They provide our community with locally identified programs, including answers to individual questions via hotlines and plant clinics; radio, newspaper, and computer links; educational programs to meet targeted needs; and guidance in making the natural environment accessible to all residents regardless of disabilities, incomes, or where they live. Read more…

VCE Volunteer Training Modules

As a Volunteer in our programs, we hope you share our core values for appreciation of differences and inclusion, because as a VCE volunteer, you share our civil rights responsibility to insure that our programs and services are nondiscriminatory. Please take a moment to complete the VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module.

As a Master Gardener Volunteer, learn to minimize risk while presenting VCE programs to citizens of Henrico County by completing the Risk Management Essentials for Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners.

Physical Address
8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico Government Complex
Human Services Building
Henrico, VA 23228


Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775

Henrico, VA 23273-0775

(804) 501-5160

(804) 501-5169

Office hours:
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. EST,
Monday through Friday