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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Show your 4-H pride and Raise Your Hand as #4HGrown!

Were you a 4-H member? Did you attend 4-H camp? Or maybe you were a 4-H volunteer?  Identify as a 4-H Alumni and represent your 4-H state:http://bit.ly/2m0vYgp  The top three states with the most “hands raised” will earn $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000, respectively.

Language Interpretation Services Now Available

If you have limited English skills, do not let that stop you from visiting an Extension office. If you have difficulty speaking or understanding English, our staff can serve you by connecting you to one of our Extension agents through a telephone-based interpreter. Interpretation for more than 200 languages is provided. This service is free to our clients. Read more

2017 4-H CAMP Registration

4-H Camp will be July 3 - July 7, 2017 at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center, Smith Mountain Lake, Wirtz, VA    

4-H Camp Registration begins on Monday, April 3, 2017, not before!

Brochure and Registration information

Botetourt Agriculture Newsletter

Winter February 2017 newsletter

SAVE THE DATE!

2017 BOTETOURT COUNTY FAIR

Friday & Saturday, August 11th & 12th

Buchanan Town Park, Buchanan, VA

More information coming soon for entering homemaking exhibits, 4-H livestock and 4-H horse shows, and other fair contests.....check back often!

Contacts:  Kate Lawrence, ANR Extension Agent, MCL87@vt.edu   or   (540)473-8260

                 Katherine E. Carter, 4-H Extension Agent, carterke@vt.edu   or  (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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2017 4-H CAMP Registration

4-H Camp will be July 3 - July 7, 2017 at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center, Smith Mountain Lake, Wirtz, VA    

4-H Camp Registration begins on Monday, April 3, 2017, not before!

Brochure and Registration information

2017 4-H CAMP Registration

4-H Camp will be July 3 - July 7, 2017 at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center, Smith Mountain Lake, Wirtz, VA    

4-H Camp Registration begins on Monday, April 3, 2017, not before!

Brochure and Registration information