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.

What's New


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




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,   or   (540)473-8260

                 Katherine E. Carter, 4-H Extension Agent,   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

What is a 4-H Community Club?  It is a group of boys and girls interested in learning about a specific topic or a general interest that meets once a month in the evening.  Depending on events and special club projects 4-H members may meet more often.  4-H is open to all boys and girls ages 9 to 18, as of September 30 of the current year.  If you are interested in joining one of our 4-H Community Clubs or have an interest in other 4-H opportunities, please call the Botetourt Extension Office for more information, (540) 473-8260. 



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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: The top three states with the most “hands raised” will earn $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000, respectively.

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