Haley McCann, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources, is here to assist you with your agriculture questions and concerns.

We have soil boxes and forms you need to send off your soil samples.  Testing of samples for commercial crop is still free of charge, but samples submitted for gardens, lawns, etc. are $10 per sample for routine test.

If you need a private pesticide permit to purchase restricted-use chemicals, you may call the Nottoway Extension Office and set up a time to come take the required test. 

We are fortunate to have trained, qualified Master Gardener volunteers to help you with your horticultural questions. Call the Nottoway Extension Office and request a Master Gardener call you to discuss your garden and lawn concerns. We will put you in touch with a Master Gardener who can answer your questions in a timely manner.

Forestry and Natural Resources

Nottoway 4-H program is a youth development program, that targets youth ages 5-18. Many of the programs coincided with the Nottoway County Public School System. The 4-H Agents works with 4th grade in-school clubs visiting each once a month. The fourth graders learn about public speaking and natural resource education, plus help their community by developing a Service learning project. The service learning project this year is a recycling program. They develop speeches and educate their community on the importance of recycling.

The sixth graders also have a program they participate in called the 4-H Science Fair project. Each 6th grader participates as part of their science curriculum. They develop a science fair experiment and display it during the fair the end of March. This in-school enrichment program has become a tradition at Nottoway Intermediate School, with winners competing on the district level as a next step.

Nottoway also has four specialty 4-H clubs, one being the Nottoway Teen 4-H Club. This club does a variety of trip and activities to enhance leadership skills.
The Nottoway regional 4-H shooting sports club practices several shooting disciplines and competes three times out of the year. If you want to learn more about the skills involved with hitting your mark, join this club!

If you’re into learning about livestock, come join the Nottoway 4-H Spilt Hoof Club. This club does a number of activities concerning livestock of all sizes.

If horsemanship is your thing, the Nottoway 4-h Stir-ups Some Fun, is the club for you. Learn about the care and keeping of horse, plus a lot more. This club competes in the State horse show and Horse bowl, horse judging and a lot more!

Nottoway has an active camping program as well. Camping could be a residential camp designed for young fisher persons or an ad vide sleuth investigating a crime scene. It could be conducted during the summer months or fall, spring or winter these mini camps are offered by Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center. We also offer day camps for the young of age and heart. Get involved with the Nottoway Camping Program! Adult leaders, Teen leaders and youth are welcome to apply.

Engaging with Communities

Virginia Cooperative Extension specialists in community viability work with Extension agents, campus-based faculty, organizational partners, communities, and individuals to further opportunity and build capacity in five program areas:   

Examples of our work include training county elected officials, educating entrepreneurs, facilitating collaborative projects, supporting the growth of community food systems and local economies, enhancing agent skills and community capacity in facilitation and leadership, conducting problem-driven research, and creating publications and tools that address critical community needs.

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