The Wise County 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 Wise County improve their lives.
We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.
Stories of Impact:
Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) helps lead the engagement mission of Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. The VCE Agents and Program Assistants at the Wise County Unit are building relationships and collaborative partnerships within the community by helping citizens put scientific knowledge to work through learning experiences that improve economic, environmental, and social well-being.
Click here to view stories of impact of the Virginia Cooperative Extension in Wise County.
Virginia Cooperative Extension Resources:
Be sure to visit the Virginia Cooperative Extension Resources website at pubs.ext.vt.edu! A variety of educational resources are provided at this site. Search for a topic using a keyword, title, publication number, or author's name.
Agriculture & Natural Resources
We are excited that our Mountain Zoom Series will now be a partnership among six Extension offices: Harlan and Letcher County in Kentucky, Johnson County in Tennessee, Jackson and Swain County in North Carolina and Wise County.
Upcoming Mountain Zooms:
Mountain Zooms on the Wise County Extension YouTube Channel
If you were not able to attend a mountain zoom, feel free to visit the Wise County Extension YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/vcewisecounty. Previous mountain zooms have been recorded and posted here. Be sure to subscribe to the channel!
4-H Youth Development
Upcoming 4-H Teen Meetings:
- May 15, 2022
* Meetings will be held at the Wise County Extension Office at 3:00 p.m.
Tractor Supply Begins Spring Paper Clover Campaign in Support of 4-H Youth :
In 2010, Tractor Supply started it's partnership with 4-H and has helped raise over $14 million through the Paper Clover fundraisers. Make plans to stop by the local Wise County Tractor Supply between April 27, 2002 and May 8, 2022 to support the Spring Paper Clover Campaign. 100% of the funds raised directly benefit 4-H kids and teens. Thank you in advance for your support!
Wise County 4-H Teen's Proposed Bill to House & Senate is Approved:
Harper Miller, a member of Wise County 4-H Teen Leader Club, has spent the last few months lobbying House of Delegates Majority Leader Terry Kilgore and 40th District State Sen. Todd Pillion to work to change the state’s education law regarding attendance for 4-H activity participants. Miller’s work resulted in two proposed identical bills, HB 246 and SB 596, that would count 4-H related trips during the school day as an excused absence. We are excited to announce that these bills were approved on April 1, 2022 and signed into law by Governor Glenn Youngkin. This law will give students participating in 4-H educational activities and events the same consideration that student-athletes and club members get when absent for school-authorized activities such as games and field trips. Harper is also one of the 4 Southwest District ambassadors on the Virginia 4-H State Cabinet. Harper’s work in promoting leadership and civic engagement within her community is greatly commended. Harper was recently interviewed by WJHL News, WCYB News, and The Cardinal Newspaper. Click on the following links to view those interviews.
Wise County 4-H Camp will be held July 18-22, 2022. Camp is open to youth ages 9-14 years old by January 1, 2022. The total cost is $200 and it covers lodging, all meals, classes, and camp week t-shirt. Registration is open now. Limited spots are available. Click here to sign up and learn more information. The last day to register for camp is July 1, 2022. Join us for an amazing week this summer!
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.