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.

VCE Suffolk

The City of Suffolk 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 City of Suffolk 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

Volunteers Screening Guidelines

Effective October 1, 2015, Suffolk VCE 4-H volunteers will undergo background screening through our new vendor, PreSearch Background Services. Volunteer screening supports the process of educating volunteer applicants about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and creates the opportunity to allow faculty and staff to learn more about the interests of the volunteer applicant. The screening process also helps to protect the well-being of Virginia Cooperative Extension programs, its participants, and volunteers. Please note that there is a $9.95 processing fee for the background screening. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Suffolk VCE office at 757-514-4331 Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.

2019 Suffolk Master Gardeners Class Information

The Suffolk Master Gardeners Association  Fall 2019 classes are in the planning phase; however, if you wish to receive more information regarding upcoming training classes, volunteer opportunities, or would like general information about the Suffolk Master Gardener Program, please feel free to contact our Master Gardener Coordinator, Mrs. Wanda Gerard,  at 757-514-4335 on Monday's between the hours of 9:00am-2:00pm. 

2019-2020 4-H Online Enrollment Information

Welcome to the 2019-2020 4-H year! Those who are interested in participating and/or volunteering in one (or more) of the Suffolk 4-H Community Clubs, can enroll online by visiting the 4-H Online website at New and returning families can complete enrollment, or update existing family profiles for the 2019-2020 4-H year as of October 2, 2019.  For assistance with 4-H Online enrollment, please visit this web link for tip sheets, resources, and other general forms:

For more information, please feel free to contact the Suffolk VCE office at 757-514-4331, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 4-H Grows Here!

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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