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Corey Childs

Unit Coordinator and Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources - Animal Science

I am a life-long resident of the Northern Shenandoah Valley and come from a family farming background.  I have been with Virginia Cooperative Extension for almost 29 years and strive to be goal oriented, results driven agricultural professional educator and farmer who strongly believes in the importance of helping people understand all types and phases of agricultural production. I also fully support 4-H and FFa youth development programs that help encourage youth to take a proactive role in the future of agriculture. I have been honored to receive recognition over the years from the following organizations for my efforts:


1986 Virginia Polytechnic Institute Bachelor of Science and State University Agricultural Education Animal Science (double)

Licenses and Certifications

  • VT Diversity Fellow and Cohort member
  • Category 10 Commercial Pesticide Applicator
  • Certified Va- Youth Meat Quality Assurance Trainer
  • Certified FAMACHA - Five Point Check - Dag Score Certified Trainer and producer
  • Certified Beef Quality Assured - Low Stress Animal Handling Trainer/Producer
  • Certified Pork Quality Assurance Plus Trainer/Adviser/Producer
  • Trained Artificial Inseminator - Beef
  • Completed VT Cow College - Nutrition
  • Certified at National Incident Management System Levels 100, 200, 300 and 700
  • Certified DHS - Agri Terrorism - First Responder - Level 1
  • Trained Facilitator- National Issues Forum

Recognition and Awards

  • Northern District District Program Leader Team Member 2017-2020
  • 30 year "Ruby" Volunteer Service Award. Virginia Cooperative Extension 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award, National Epsilon Sigma Phi 2011
  • Distinguished Service Award, Epsilon Sigma Phi 2011
  • Distinguished Service Award, National Association of County Agricultural Agents 2009
  • Distinguished Service Award, Virginia Association of Agricultural Extension Agents 2009
  • State Team Award. Epsilon Sigma Phi 2007
  • Outstanding Extension Agent Award. 2003 Virginia Pork Industry Association
  • Appointed by the Governor to the Virginia Sheep Industry Board 2002, 2005
  • Outstanding 4-H Alumni. 2000 Clarke County 4-H Program
  • VA/NC Outstanding Shepherd Award, Virginia Sheep Producers Association
  • National Achievement Award in Extension Programming. 1996 National Association
    of County agricultural Agents
  • State Achievement Award in Extension Programming. 1996 Virginia Association of
    Agricultural Extension Agents
  • Outstanding Northern District 4-H Extension Agent. 1992 Virginia Association of 4-H Agents