As the state moves to Phase III of the COVID re-opening plan, Virginia Cooperative Extension and 4-H are resuming some in-person programming and services will continue to provide contactless and distance-based methods, such as using drop boxes for samples and pickup, phones, and virtual delivery of educational programming.

This website will provide current information on local office hours, programming, and more. We look forward continuing to serve our community.

The Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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.

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What's New

Montgomery County Household Water Quality Clinics 2021

 The Virginia Household Water Quality program offers affordable water testing and education to improve the water quality and health of Virginians who rely on wells and springs. Virginia Cooperative Extension-Montgomery County is holding our clinics in April. Cost: $60.00 per sample kit. Register online for one of our household well water quality testing clinics at:

Contact: Erin Ling 540-231-9058 or Dawn Barnes 540-745-9307

Well Water flier

Master Gardener Plant Sale 2021

Save the Date! 2021 NRV Master Gardener Association Plant Sale Saturday, May 8 2021 from 9AM-2PM at the Montgomery County Government Center. All proceeds go to the New River Valley Master Gardener Association's community grants program.

Master Gardener Plant Sale 2021

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop held at Smithfield Plantation

Apple Grafting Class at Smithfield Plantation April 20th 3-5 PM.

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop at Smithfield
Smithfield Apple Tree Grafting Workshop 2021.pdf

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop held in Floyd County

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop

Floyd County Extension Office 209 Fox Street, Floyd VA 24091

Senior Extension Agent, Jon Vest will be leading the workshops. The participants will receive 3 trees each, the cost is $25 per person. Space is limited, you must pre-register by calling the office by noon on the 8th of April.

Please call the Floyd County Extension Office (540) 745-9307 to register as space is limited.

We are holding four workshops this year to give everyone a chance to attend.

Option 1  Friday,  April 9th, 2021  at 9:00 AM 

Option 2 Friday April 9th, 2021 at 1:00 PM 

Option 3 Friday April 16th, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Option 4 Frdiay April 16th, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop
Apple Tree Grafting Workshop 2021 flyer.pdf


Soil Testing: Link to Soil Testing Forms

Forms should be submitted with soil testing boxes, available at the Montgomery County Extension office

Give Local NRV, Donations for Montgomery County 4-H

Montgomery County 4-H is participates in the Give Local NRV Campaign.  If you would like to make a donation to our 4-H program to support educational endeavors including school enrichment lessons, community and special interest clubs and programs, and day/residental camps, please visit the Virginia Tech Foundation link below to make your online contribution:

Coming Soon, 4-H Dog Projects and Programs

Montgomery County 4-H, with other Southwest District Counties, is organizing opportunities for youth dog projects and activities, including an introduction dog education clinic and a fun dog show.  We are currently building a contact list of interested families, and will send information to this list as we finalize the details.  See more information in the announcement below. 

Registration Link:

Dog Projects Contact Survey


4-H Mars Base Camp Program

Montgomery County 4-H is offering a virtual program using this past year’s national 4-H STEM initiative, Mars Base Camp.  The program is open to youth, ages 8 to 12.  Participants will need to order their supply kits directly from National 4-H Mall as described in the below advertisement. 

Registration deadline is next Wednesday, February 10.

Here is the registration link:


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.

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