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
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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


May 29 - 30, 2015, Alphin-Stuart Livestock Arena, Blacksburg, VA

Exhibitors must be a bona fide 4-H or FFA member from the following counties:  Alleghany, Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, Roanoke, or Rockbridge.

Open to youth between the ages of 9 and 19 as of September 30, 2015 and officially enrolled in the 4-H or FFA program from counties listed above. 

Entry Fees:  $10 per entry for Hog, Steer, Heifer, Lamb or Goat

ALL ENTRIES DUE BY MAY 1st, 2015 regardless of species to VCE - Botetourt Office

Click here for all rules, entry forms, fees, etc.

If you have questions, please contact Katherine E. Carter, Botetourt 4-H Associate Extension Agent, carterke@vt.edu or (540)473-8260


August 7th and 8th, 2015, on the Carnival Grounds, Lowe Street, Buchanan, VA  - hold these dates on your calendar!

Come and see a 4-H Youth Livestock show, Homemaking exhibits, Agriculture Demonstrations, Shop at a Farmers Market, Local Entertainment, Food Vendors, Activities for children and adults, and much more!

Check back often for Fair rules and regulations, Schedule of Events and Demonstrations, Entry forms and other information.

Contact:  VCE - Botetourt Office, (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


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