Culpeper County Staff

The Culpeper 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 Culpeper 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.

What's New

VCE Needs Your Input! Complete our Quick Survey regarding Community Needs.

Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) takes pride in the premise that vital programming is based on the issues, problems, and needs of the people.  A thorough analysis of the situation provides the rationale for deciding which problems should receive the time, energy, and resources of VCE. Both users and non-users of our programs are vital participants in situation analysis.

VCE Staff and the Culpeper Extension Leadership Council will be collecting data from key informant interviews, focus groups, and other data sources, but we would like input from YOU as well!  Please take a few quick minutes to complete our survey by clicking the link below:

For ages 9-18 - A FEW SPACES OPEN  in our SALSA (and chips) for Kids workshop on July 26 from 1-5pm - call for availability - click on link for more information.

2018 4-H Summer Workshops

Master Gardener Online Training with 5 In Person Labs is being offered for Culpeper, Greene, Madison, and Orange Counties.

Deadline for registering is August 1, 2018. Click on the links for more information!

2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Online Training General Info

2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Online Training Application

2018 Master Gardener Volunteer In Person Labs Schedule


Summer Food Preservation
  • Pickles & More Pickles, August 2 
  • Fermentation Basics, August 13
  • Water Bath Canning, August 30

$25 per person per class (includes supplies and materials) - Classes are limited to 8 persons per session.

Registration required.

Click here for more information: Summer 2018 Food Preservation Classes update


  • Does your water come from a well, spring or cistern?
  • Do you want to learn more about the quality of your water?

Virginia Cooperative Extension in partnership with Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District and John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a Drinking Water Testing Clinic for properties in Culpeper, Rappahannock and Fauquier counties.  The cost for this testing is $50.  Pre-registration is required.  Kickoff meeting is October 4, 2018.  Click on link for more information. 

Drinking Water Testing Clinic 2018

Check out the next edition of the Successful Gardening through Extension newsletter under Local Programs and  Agriculture and Natural Resources tab.  Summer 2018 just added.