The Rappahannock 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 Rappahannock 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

Private Pesticide App Recert 2021 edit

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers private pesticide applicator recertification programs at the Carver Center in Rapidan on, December 13th 2021.  


December 13, 2021 9:00am-Noon

Carver Center

9432 N James Madison Hwy

Rapidan, VA 22733


9:00 am          VDACS-OPS Legal Updates: Courtney Wesner, Associate Extension Agent, VCE - Orange

10:00 am       Safety Review: Pesticides in the Environment: Carl Stafford, Senior Extension Agent, VCE – Culpeper

10:20 am       Herbicide Resistant Weeds Update: Cynthia Sias, PhD student, VT Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science

11:00 am       Vineyard Update: Tremain Hatch, Viticulture Extension/Research Associate, Alson H. Smith AREC

11:40 am       Pest Round Robin: Spotted Lanternfly (Ashley), Pasture Weed Update

12:00 pm       Adjourn


For any questions regarding the pesticide classes, please contact Kenner Love 540-675-3619 or email







The invasive spotted lanterfly is on the move in Virginia.
If you see SLF in your area, please report it here








Virginia Tech Tree Fruit Extension and Outreach Programs


2021 Tree Fruit Extension Survey

Posted: 08 Oct 2021 02:36 PM PDT


            The following is a link for a very brief survey that should take less than 2 min to complete. The results of this survey will help us assess our tree-fruit research and extension program at the AHS Jr. AREC. This survey will also help us identify priority areas and extension activities most preferred by Virginia tree fruit growers and stakeholders.

Here is the survey link:

We appreciate your help!



For more information click on the link below  

Home Vegetable Gardening  

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Please visit the website  to assist you in pest crop management decisions.

Please email should you have any questions.



Rappahannock 4-H Google Website

Rappahannock 4-H has a new google website! This website houses all things 4-H! There is information about how to become a member, 4-H 2.0, upcoming events, quick links, requirements of a club, and information about the clubs that are currently meeting.  Check it out! 


June 12-16, 2022

CSR Overnight Camp

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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