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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2015 4-H Talent Contest & Show

SHOW:  Saturday, February 7, 2015, 2:00 pm, The Buchanan Theatre, Main Street, Buchanan, VA

TRYOUTS:  Mandatory tryouts Monday, February 2, 2015 - send in registration and call for an appointment, (540)473-8260 (tryouts will be at The Buchanan Theatre, Buchanan, VA)

Click here for more information and entry form

Open to all Botetourt County youth, ages 9 - 19 years old as of September 30, 2015

Deadline for entries:  January 28, 2015

Virginia 4-H License Plate!

Join the effort to introduce Virginia 4-H license plates!  A minimum of 450 orders complete with payment is required before it can be introduced in the General Assembly.

Cost of a non-personalized plate is $25 and a personalized plate is $35.  If minimum sales are met, revenue will be used to fund scholarships for 4-H members. What better way to help your local 4-H program. 

If you are interested in ordering a Virginia 4-H license plate (non-personalized or personalized) - contact our office (540)473-8260 for order form and more information. If the 450 minimum is not met - fee's will be refunded.



Botetourt 4-H Camp week announced for 2015!

Botetourt 4-H Camp for 2015 will be the week of July 6 - 10, 2015!      

4-H Camp registration begins in April 2015 - exact registration opening date to be announced later.  Check back often.  

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 age 14 after December 31, 2014. 

If you are interested in applying to be a 4-H Teen Counselor at Botetourt 4-H Camp (7/6 - 7/10), contact our office, (540)473-8260 or carterke@vt.edu for more information.  For teens 14 - 19 years old.  (at least 14 years old by January 1, 2015)

If you have questions and/or need more information, please call (540)473-8260 or carterke@vt.edu

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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