Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agriculture & Natural Resource Programs

Agriculture and natural resources (ANR) programs help sustain the profitability of agricultural and forestry production and enhance and protect the quality of our land and water resources. ANR programs are directed toward a broad range of needs associated with the production of animals, food crops, greenhouse and nursery products, turf, and forests; the financial management of agricultural enterprises; and the protection of the environment.

ANR programs include:

Master Gardeners

Virginia Master Gardeners are volunteer educators who work to enhance the well-being of people, plants and the environment through science-based gardening education and community outreach. Master Gardeners bring the resource of Virginia's land grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University to the people of the commonwealth.

Master Gardeners programs include:

  • Demonstration Garden Tours
  • Free Soil Sample Test Kits
  • Gardening Questions and Answers
  • Home Site Evaluation
  • Insect and Weed Identification
  • Plant Disease Diagnosis
  • Public Educational Seminars
  • Sustainability Classes

Check out more information on the Master Gardeners Program.