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Virginia Cooperative Extension
90 East Court Street
Rocky Mount, VA  24151

Phone: 540-483-5161

Cynthia Martel
Dairy Agent
E-mail: Cynthia Martel

VA Cooperative Extension


Virginia Cooperative Extension 

Franklin County Cooperative Extension provides research-based information to County residents on a variety of topics relating to agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth activities. Information is made available through educational brochures, seminars and clinics, individual consultations, and membership in organized groups such as 4-H clubs, agricultural commodity groups, family and community education (FCE) clubs, and the Virginia Master Gardeners. Click here to visit the Virginia Cooperative Extension site. 

Educational Activities

  • Soil analysis
  • Insect, weed, and plant disease identification and treatment recommendations
  • Commercial agricultural and horticultural information and consultation
  • Pest control advice and pesticide information
  • Agri-business advice
  • Farm planning, livestock and forage production information
  • Homeowner horticultural consultation by Master Gardeners
  • Nutrition and wellness education
  • Family Financial management
  • Food safety education and recommendations
  • Consumer resource management
  • Volunteer leadership development
  • Home food preservation information

Youth Development Programming Including

  • 4-H Camping Experiences
  • Public Speaking
  • Community Service Projects
  • 4-H School Club Projects
  • 4-H Community & Special Interest Programs
  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • Leadership Development