l to r: Carolyn LaVoie, UAA; Mary Catherine "Kate" Lawrence, ANR Extension Agent; Katherine E. Carter, Unit Coordinator & 4-H Extension Agent
l to r: Carolyn LaVoie, UAA; Mary Catherine "Kate" Lawrence, ANR Extension Agent; Katherine E. Carter, Unit Coordinator & 4-H Extension Agent

The Botetourt 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 Botetourt 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.

Mailing address: PO Box 217
Physical address: 9 West Main Street
Fincastle, VA 24090

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (540) 473-8260
Fax: (540) 473-8379
Contact Us

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Novice Guide to Buying Local Meat

Program offered at two different locations:

June 25, 2015, 6 pm - 7:30 pm, Roanoke Extension Office, Roanoke VA

June 30, 2015,  6 pm - 7:30 pm, Fincastle Library, Fincastle, VA

Topics and more information

To pre-register for one of the programs, call the Botetourt Extension Office, (540)473-8260 by June 22, 2015


August 7, 2015 - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm  & August 8, 2015 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Carnival Grounds, Lowe Street, Buchanan, VA  

Admission is Free

Come out and enjoy all that Botetourt County Agriculture, 4-H and FFA has to offer!

4-H Youth Livestock Shows

Homemaking Exhibits

Livestock Exhibits

Agriculture Demonstrations

Activities for Children and Adults

Poultry Auction

Farmers Market on site

Food Vendors

Local Entertainment

and much more!

Full list of competitions and rules 

Vendor application

Schedule of Events and Demonstration Schedule coming soon.

Contact VCE - Botetourt Office, (540)473-8260 if you have questions.

Botetourt 4-H CAMP - July 6 - 10, 2015

REGISTRATION BEGINS:  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015  (no registrations will be accepted any earlier)  

Botetourt will be camping with Craig and Rockbridge counties at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake in Wirtz, VA the week of July 6 - 10, 2015.  Open to all boys and girls in Botetourt County between the ages of 9 - 13 by September 30, 2015 and age14 on or after January 1, 2015 

Registrations are accepted on a first come - first serve basis.  Space is limited.  NO REFUNDS after May 20, 2015.  

Click here for more information and registration.  

If you have questions and/or need more information, please call (540)473-8260

4-H Community Clubs in Botetourt County - come and join!

  • 4-H Horse and Pony Club - click here for brochure
  • 4-H Shooting Education Club - click here for brochure
  • 4-H Kids and Critters Club - learn and take care of livestock; learn leadership skills; compete in events; field trips and more! click here
  • 4-H Honey Club - learn about bees and where and how honey is made.  Work with real hives!Click here for brochure


Animal Science