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The Madison 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 Madison 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


March 26, 2018     Writing Effective Leases, at the Hollymead Fire Department: 3575 Innovation Drive, Charlottesville, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Pre register by calling Sarah Sharpe 434-985-5236 or email seweaver@vt.edu ($10 per person to attend)

March 28, 2018     Meat Direct Market 101, Albermarle Extension Office, 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. $30 per person includes dinner. Click the link above for more information and to register.

March 29, 2018     Making and Using Baleage to reduce Feeding Cost, Roanoke-Hollins Stockyard, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. BBQ Dinner and Speaker Dr. Dan Undersander Forage REsearch and Extension Agronomist. RSVP by March 23 to the Botetourt Extension Office 540-473-8260 or MCL87@vt.edu

March 29, 2018     Fencing Demonstration at Madison County Fire Department from            8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. RSVP to DJ Jenkins @ Orange Madison Co-Op 540-948-5671.                8:30 Selecting the best wood products.                                                                                                                  9:15 Fence Construction Basics.                                                                                                                                          10:00 Electric Fence Basics.                                                                                                                                              11:00 Lunch.                                                                                                                                                                                    12-4  Field Demonstration


April 4, 2018     Virginia Fencing School, Lousia Extension Classroom 1 woolfolk Avenue Lousisa, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $35 per person. Registration must be complete in advance by mail or online. Click the link above for more information or email makenny@vt.edu

April 12, 2018    Cook Out With The Council: Central Virginia Council Connections Dinner, Bald Top Brewing Company in  Madison Virginia, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Free to attend open to current and prospective members.

April 16, 2018    Northern Piedmont Center Twilight Program, Northern Piedmont Research Station in Orange Va., RSVP to Orange VCE 540-672-1361.                                                                    4:30 p.m. Registration.                                                                                                                                                      5:00 p.m. Novel Endophyte Fecue Pasture Renovation Research for Improved Cattle Performance.                                                                                                                                                                          6:00 p.m. Sponsor Dinner.                                                                                                                                              7:00 p.m. Discussion Topic.                                                                                                                                                      8:00 p.m. CVCA Business Meeting.                                                                                                                              Adjourn

May 14, 2018    Orange, Madison, Greene Household Water Testing Clinic, Madison Young Farmers Grounds- Show Barn, 6:30 p.m. $50 per sample.                                                                                Sample collection at your local office on May 15, 2018.                                                                                    Follow up meeting June 13, 2018 at Madison County High School. 

To register contact:                                                                                                                                                                  Orange: Clare Lillard at lclare4@vt.edu or 540-672-1361                                                              Madison: Brad Jarvis at bjarvis@vt.edu or 540-948-6881                                                                  Greene: Sarah Sharpe at seweaver@vt.edu or 434-985-5236