Virginia is an increasingly attractive place for people
from other countries to call home. According to the
2010 census, Virginia had the 7th highest
immigration rate nationwide, with the greatest
concentrations in the Northern Virginia, Richmond,
and the Hampton Roads metropolitan areas.
Regional diversity broadens the landscape of
culinary options, both for long-term residents and
Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.