As the state moves to Phase III of the COVID re-opening plan, Virginia Cooperative Extension and 4-H are resuming some in-person programming and services will continue to provide contactless and distance-based methods, such as using drop boxes for samples and pickup, phones, and virtual delivery of educational programming.

This website will provide current information on local office hours, programming, and more. We look forward continuing to serve our community.

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 Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

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City of Portsmouth Extension Faculty & Staff

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COVID 19 Messaging Study
COVID-19 Messaging Study
Final-COVID-19 Messaging Study Recruitment Letter.pdf

Virginia Cooperative Extension is collaborating with a team of researchers from VT, UVA, Carilion Clinic and Inova Health System on a COVID-19 messaging study. The file above  provides additional information. 

Please help us understand how you heard and responded to information about the coronavirus/COVID-19. By participating in this important 5-10-minute survey about COVID-19, you can help improve efforts to communicate information related to public health. Take the anonymous survey at:

Haskins_State Agency COVID19 Resources for Community and Economic Development_FINAL.pdf

Out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and following the operations of the Portsmouth City Offices, the Portsmouth Extension Office is closed to the public until further notice.

All classes and presentations have been suspended until further notice.

You may call our office during office hours   (8am-5pm) or reach our staff via email. Emails are located in this webpage under "staff" information.

Thank you for your understanding.  Please be safe and follow CDC prevention guidelines.

In an effort to keep everyone safe and to follow the Governor's most recent order, all Master Gardener Plant Sales have been cancelled for the Spring.

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.

Were you a 4-H member? Did you attend 4-H camp? Or maybe you were a 4-H volunteer? Identify as a 4-H alum, and represent your 4-H state:

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