Agriculture and Natural Resources


Virginia's agricultural industry generates approximately 11 percent of Gross State Product and contributes to 10 percent of state employment. Timely and pertinent Extension educational programs in agriculture and natural resources are delivered through a network of 107 county and city offices located throughout the Commonwealth. These educational programs are a product of research generated at Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, 12 Agricultural Research and Extension Centers, and from leading research institutions around the world. Extension Agents conduct educational programs that help sustain profitability of agricultural and forestry production while protecting and enhancing land and water resources. Programming efforts address a broad range of problems from traditional agricultural management and production issues in livestock and crops to farm business management, soil and water conservation, land and water quality, the safe use of pesticides, forestry and wildlife, and commercial and consumer horticulture. Please visit the Middlesex County Virginia Cooperative Extension Office to find out more about some of the services listed below: Pesticide Safety Training Soil Testing and Fertilization Recommendations Insect, Disease, and Weed Identification and Control Measures Pesticide Residue Testing Forage Testing Plant and Feed Toxicology Testing Pre-Sidedress Nitrate Soil Test for Corn Manure Testing

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