Commercial Livestock Production

VCE Loudoun supports Loudoun County's livestock industries by using scientific research to promote best practices. Programs enhance agricultural production and protect the quality of our land and water resources. We offer: 

  • Technical Advice and Trainings on Livestock Production & Care, including Horses, Cattle, Small Ruminants (sheep, goat, alpaca), Swine, & Poultry
  • Pasture Management, including Soil Testing and Toxic Weeds
  • Business Operations, including Livestock Marketing,  Farm Tax Management, Financial Planning and Analysis

Reach out to Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent Jim Hilleary to learn more about VCE Loudoun's Commercial Agriculture Trainings & Offerings.

Commercial Horticulture

VCE Loudoun supports Loudoun County's horticulture industries by using scientific research to promote best practices. Programs enhance agricultural production and protect the quality of our land and water resources. We offer: 

  • Technical Advice and Trainings on Horticultural Crops, including Food Crops, Fruits, Vegetables, Ornamentals
  • Safe Pesticide Use, including Commercial Pesticide Safety Training & Recertification
  • Trainings, including Worker Protection Standard and Safety Training, Commercial Pesticide Training
  • Testing, including Soil Testing, Water Testing

Reach out to Commercial Horticulturalist Beth Sastre to learn more about VCE Loudoun's Commercial Horticultural Trainings & Offerings.

Food & Water Safety

The family and consumer science agent serving Loudoun County covers programmatic areas primarily addressing food & water safety including: 

  • On farm food safety
  • Greenhouse production food safety
  • Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) training
  • ServSafe for food establishments
  • Farmer’s market food safety training
  • Home food preservation
  • New food product development
  • Food safety regulation compliance
  • Water Testing (wells, springs, & cisterns) 

Reach out to Associate Extension Agent Stuart Vermaak with questions about food safety & water testing

Loudoun County 4-H 

Through Loudoun County 4-H programming, youth between the ages of 5 and 18 have fun developing life skills and growing as leaders. Loudoun 4-H supports youth as they realize their full potential - becoming effective, contributing citizens through participation in research-based, informal, hands-on educational experiences. 

4-H  Programs in Loudoun County 

Reach out to Extension Agent Carly Wright & 4-H Technician Kim Monroe to learn more about Loudoun's 4-H Programs. 

Loudoun County's Extension Master Gardeners 

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are trained volunteer educators  who encourage environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management education and training.  We offer: 

Reach out to our Master Gardeners to learn more about our programs or to become a Master Gardener.