The City of Portsmouth 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 City of Portsmouth 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


Experts offer advice on keeping trim this season

The holidays can be a time of shrinking budgets and expanding waistlines.

Just a few extra pounds in December can take months to lose, so the Virginia Cooperative Extension offered some advice recently to help keep the weight off.


Portsmouth program aims to help the homeless make the most of grocery store trips

A trip to the supermarket can be a real balancing act for some, especially when funds are limited and access to a kitchen is not always a given.

With thousands of choices lining the aisles and brightly colored fruit and vegetables piled high in the produce department, it can be confusing and slow trying to pick items for a balanced diet without going broke.



2018 Portsmouth Junior 4-H Camp

When: July 16 - 20, 2018
Where: Airfield 4-H Educational Center, Wakefield, VA.

To apply for a CIT position you must be 13 years old as of January 1, 2018

To apply for a counselor position you must be 14 years old as of January 1, 2018

Counselor/CIT applications will be mailed out in December during Christmas break. Email for more information on how your teen can be involved. Interviews will take place in mid February and training will begin in March.