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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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


Botetourt 2016 4-H Camp, June 13 - 17, 2016 at the W.E Skelton 4-H Educational Center at Smith Mountain Lake, Wirtz, VA 

Botetourt 4-H Camp is open to all boys and girls ages 9 to 13 years old as of September 30, 2016 or turn 14 years old during 2016

Registration for 4-H Camp will begin on, Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (no registrations will be accepted before this date)

Don't delay, there are limited spots, it is first come, first serve.  

4-H camp registration form and more information.  

4-H Teen Counselors needed for 2016 4-H Camp!

For the week of June 13 - 17, 2016 at the WE Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center, on Smith Mountain Lake, Wirtz, VA

Age requirement:  open to all boys and girls, must be at least 14 years old by December 31, 2015 and not over 19 years old


4-H Teen Counselor information

Community Service form

Teen Meeting dates

Teen application

Reference form (3 references are required)

Deadline to apply:  January 15, 2016 (no late applications will be accepted)

Botetourt Agriculture Newsletter

Fall 2015 newsletter

Upcoming Programs:  

Forest Landowners Guide to Selling Timber

Beef Program - New Antibiotic Laws/Regulations & Low Stress Weaning

Estate Planning

Sheep and Goat Marketing

Roanoke Valley Horse Forum

Obtaining a Pesticide License

Private Applicators Pesticide License recertification dates

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