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Virginia Cooperative Extension Resources

Below you will find extension resources from Virginia Tech and Virginia State University that address COVID-19 in the food system, or that are particularly relevatn at this time.  

VCE COVID-19 Updates
Updates from the Virginia Cooperative Extension state office to keep VCE employees and the public aware of decisions from central administration

VCE COVID-19 Resources
A compendium of Virginia Cooperative Extension factsheets, guidelines, and trainings related to COVID-19.

VCE Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems Program Team
A Virginia Cooperative Extension team of extension agents and specialists seeking to facilitate innovative and interdisciplinary approaches and collaborations that span the agricultural and food systems landscape in Virginia and beyond. 

Virginia State University Small Farms Outreach Program
Educates and empowers small, limited-resource, socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers to own, operate and sustain farms and ranches independently with agricultural training programs that improve farm management skills and quality of life.

Virginia Tech COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Overview
An overview page with resources, FAQ, updates, and videos related to COVID-19 for Hokies

Extension Master Home Gardener Program
Resources and assistance for gardening in Virginia and details about becoming a Master Gardener

Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition
A coalition of over 25 organizations throughout the state that have joined forces to provide resources and support to new and beginning farmers and ranchers in Virginia through curriculum development, workshops and training, publications, networking, and farmer mentoring. 

Agrability Virginia
An organization that assists farmers identifying with illness, injury, or disability to continue working safely and productively in farming. 

Virginia Market Maker 
A program that connects markets and quality food sources from farm and fishery to fork; works with producers, buyers, and consumers to link them with places to buy/sell. Check out the recording of their most recent webinar titled “Market Ready: Farm to eCommerce” (link here). 

Virginia Fresh Produce Safety
A program that provides information and resources geared toward reducing fresh produce contamination risks from field to table.

Virginia Farm-to-Table
An initiative of Virginia Tech's Center for Food Systems and Community Transformations to improve connections from farm-to-table for fair and equitable for and farming for everyone.

VCE Virginia Family Nutrition Program
Offer resrouces and programs on basic nutrition, physical activity, safe food handling, and thrifty food shopping. Check out their Eat Smart, Move More prgram for handy tips and advice to help you make smart food and lifestyle choices. They also provide the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) for Virginia. 

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