The Roanoke County / Roanoke and Salem 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 Roanoke County / Roanoke & Salem 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

Upcoming Community Events

Visit our calendar of events or contact the Roanoke Unit Office for more information at (540) 772-7524. You can also find us on Facebook or Instagram!   

Diabetes Prevention Program

The Diabetes Prevention Program is aimed at helping anyone pre-diabetic to make healthy changes.  Please contact to learn more. Learn more about our state-wide effort by clicking here.

Farm to School - Roanoke

Farm to School enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education sites. Learn more about Farm to School efforts in Roanoke by clicking here!

We're partnering with the Science Museum of Western Virginia for Market at the Museum education days. Learn more!

Well Water Testing Events - 2021

Well Water testing events are being held on Wednesday, May 19 and Wednesday, Aug 18th. Test kits must be purchased and picked up from our office no later than the Monday prior to the event. To register online for a testing clinic, click here. To pay via cash or check, call our office at 540-772-7524 or visit our Forms page to print & mail your registration.

2019 4-H Camp Video

Check out what our wonderful campers got up to at 4-H camp this year: 4-H Camp Video 2019.


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Roanoke's Financial Empowerment Center

Are you interested in no-cost, high quality financial counseling? The City of Roanoke is now offering these services to any community member via their Financial Empowerment Center. To set up an appointment with a trained counselor, click here. These no-cost services range from basic budgeting to planning for retirement, starting a business, and repaying student loans.

Need info on a certain topic?

If you're looking for information on a certain topic, try VCE's Publication page. Topics include gardening, water quality, health/wellness & much more! Still need help? Call us!

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Do you need assistance with information or resources? Contact 211 for help!

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: