Montgomery County Extension Staff

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.

What's New


2018 Situation Analysis


We need your help in determining educational programming needs for Montgomery County citizens.  Our staff is currently conducting a situation analysis of the critical needs for our county adults and youth.  The results will inform our programming efforts for the next few years, pairing available Extension resources to address some of those needs. Please take a few moments to complete the following survey with your opinions on the most important issues for Montgomery County citizens.  Just click on the following link to access the survey.  Your feedback is very important to us, and your responses are anonymous.   


2018 Situation Analysis Survey



2018 October 4-H Newsletter


The fall 4-H newsletter is available which includes a list of active clubs and groups, information about 2019 Junior 4-H Camp, and other program announcements.  

18 newsletter october.pdf
Master Gardener Class 2019

The New River Valley Master Gardener Program is seeking applicants for the 2019 Master Gardener Training class.  The class runs from 1-4 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through mid-May. Topics covered include basic botany, plant propagation, herbaceous plants, house plants, vegetables, fruits, pruning, landscape design, floral design, lawn care, woody plants, entomology, plant pathology, abiotic stresses, soils, and pesticide use and safety. The cost for the course is $180.00 and participants complete 50 hours of volunteer service.

Contact Wendy Silverman at the Montgomery County Extension Office at 540-382-5790 for more information.

2019 MG Training Class Application_Due Jan 18th.docx

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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