The Patrick County 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 Patrick County improve their lives. We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.
Patrick County VCE Summer Interns Blog
Throughout the next 10 weeks, I will be sharing my experiences that will come along with an internship with the Patrick County Extension office. I will be working alongside Travis Bunn, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, as well as assisting the rest of the Patrick Extension agents and staff. Under their guidance, I will learn about the Virginia Cooperative Extension, its programs, and what is expected of an extension agent. During this experience, I will have the opportunity to grow and develop skills in communication, teamwork, public speaking, leadership, and management. I will additionally be able to learn more about agriculture and natural resources, which is a huge passion of mine. I will be helping Travis Bunn as he advises individuals in the community on issues pertaining to agriculture and natural resources. These issues can include weed control, soil analysis, livestock management, and many other issues.
I have had a great first couple of days and am really looking forward to what’s to come!
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.