Virginia Cooperative Extension
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The Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) is a commonwealth-wide system representing Virginia's branch of the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The CES is a non-formal educational program designed to help people use research-based knowledge to improve their lives.
CES is provided by each state's designated land-grant universities; in Virginia's case, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.
VCE maintains an office in Albemarle County that offers educational programs in
- Agriculture and Natural Resources,
- Family and Consumer Sciences,
- 4-H Youth Development, and
- Community Viability
The Albemarle office of VCE is located at 460 Stagecoach Road. Phone (434) 872-4580.