The City of Danville 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 Danville improve their lives. We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

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Boxwood Blight

Boxwood Blight has been found on multiple properties in Danville, VA.  The plant pathogen spreads very easily and there is currently no existing treatment for a disease.  For information on how to stop the spread of Boxwood Blight and resistant cultivars please references the publications below also mentioned in the Danville Register & Bee In the Yard:

Tech Free Trails

Who:  Teens ages 13+

What: Hiking, Climbing, Trailing, Adventuring, Exploring

When and Where:  Saturdays
                                  September 15th - Bent Mountain Falls
                                  October 20th - Sharp Top Mountain
                                  November 17th - Dragon's Tooth

Why:  To get out there!  Tech Free Trails are hiking adventures with a catch... no cell phones.  Not even for pictures!

Cost:  $10 per day or $25 for all three hikes

Registration and prepayment are required to reserve a spot.  To register contact Daniel Hale at or (434)799-6558.  Please make checks* payable to Treasurer, Virginia Tech and send to 326 Taylor Drive, Suite 100, Danville, VA 24541

Transportation to and from the hike is provided for the first 11 participants who register.  More are welcome to come but will have to drive separately.  We will also provide water and light snacks.  Please pack a lunch.  Specific times and meeting locations for transportation given upon registration.

Why is 4-H doing this?
We all spend way too much time looking at our phones, and not enough time looking around. This is meant to be an exposure to the great outdoors, without that pesky screen taking our eyes away from it. 4-H Leaders will still take pictures throughout the hike for keepsakes while teens enjoy their uninterrupted nature experience.

Did we pick bad days? Let us know! If you have a group of at least 5 people who would like to go on one of these (or any!) hikes on a different day, contact us and we will try and make it happen!


*$50 service fee for all returned checks

2018 Virginia Pesticide Collection Program

This program is for the disposal of unwanted and outdated pesticides currently stored by agricultural producers, licensed pesticide businesses, certified applicators, golf courses and homeowners.

  • Sept. 17 - Burkeville Southern States
  • Sept. 18 - Martinsville Southern States
  • Sept. 19 - Farmville Southern States
  • Sept. 20 -Lynchburg Livestock Market
  • Sept. 24 - Meherrin Ag & Chemical
  • Sept. 25 - South Hill Crop Production Service
  • Sept. 26 - Scottsburg Ag Development Center
  • Sept. 27 - Chatham Southern States

Pesticide Collection Program Informational Brochure

Registration Form

2019 Spring to Green hosted by the Danville Master Gardeners

Join the Master Gardeners on February 2, 2019, for a gardening symposium themed "Gardening for All Ages" featuring guest speakers Dan Benarcik and Bryce Lane.  For more information on the event, speakers, and how to register click here.

Upcoming Events

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.

Were you a 4-H member? Did you attend 4-H camp? Or maybe you were a 4-H volunteer? Identify as a 4-H alum, and represent your 4-H state: