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 the City of Portsmouth improve their lives.
We provide education through programs in Horticulture, Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development.
The Portsmouth Unit VCE Agents are building relationships and collaborative partnerships within the Portsmouth community by helping citizens put scientific knowledge to work through learning experiences that improve economic, environmental, and social well-being.
Here’s information on some of the impacts of the VCE Agents in Portsmouth. In the first photo (taken pre-pandemic), VCE partnered with Portsmouth Public Schools, working with teachers on nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices.
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.