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

2017 Botetourt 4-H STF Talent Contest and Show

Show case your talent, enter the 2017 4-H Talent show!

Tryouts:  Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 3:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Contest & Show:  Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2 pm

Open to all youth ages 9 - 19 years old as of September 30, 2017

Entry deadline and tryout appointment by:  Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Location of tryouts, contest and show at the Buchanan Theatre, Main Street, Buchanan, VA 24066

General information (categories, etc.)

Rules and entry form

For more information contact, Katherine E. Carter, 4-H Agent, Botetourt Extension Office, (540)473-8260 or carterke@vt.edu

Announcing 2017 4-H CAMP Dates!

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 is open to all boys and girls, ages 9 - 14 (age 9 by 9/30/17, turn age 14 after 12/31/16)

Botetourt will camp with Craig and Rockbridge counties. 

Check back often, registration information will be posted early Spring 2017.



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

Botetourt Agriculture Newsletter

Fall 2015 newsletter

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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