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.

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4-H Community Clubs in Botetourt County - come and join!

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.  Limited opportunities for boys and girls ages 5 to 8 are available, see 4-H Cloverbuds brochure below.   For more information on each 4-H club, click below.  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 or contact Katherine Carter, 4-H Agent,

Botetourt 4-H Cloverbuds Brochure.pdf
Botetourt 4-H Cooking Kings Club Brochure.pdf
Boteoturt 4-Honey Club Brochure.pdf
Botetourt 4-H Horse and Pony Club Brochure.pdf
Botetourt 4-H Kids and Critters Club Brochure.pdf
Botetourt 4-H Outdoor Skills Club Brochure.pdf
Botetourt 4-H Robotics Club Brochure.pdf
Botetourt 4-H Shooting Education Club Brochure.pdf
Botetourt 4-H Teen Leadership Club Brochure.pdf

Farm Transition Workshop:  Overview of Estate and Succession Planning

Friday, November 16, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Fincastle Fire Department, 25 Vine Street, Fincastle, VA  24090

Families with questions about taxes, legal and family issues of transferring their farm, forest lands and agriculture businesses are encouraged to attend this one day workshop. 

Cost:  $10 per person, lunch will be provided

Deadline to register:  November 8, 2018

Click below for topics, registration form and other information: 

Farm Transition Workshop.pdf


Healthy Land for Healthy Horses

A Short Course on Pasture and Manure Management

Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council

Workshop offered in four Virginia locations:

Middleburg, VA -  September 25, 2018

Roanoke, VA - October 10, 2018

Free Union, VA - October 11, 2018

Chesapeake, VA - October 30, 2018    

All workshops are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

$35.00 per person, lunch will be provided

For more information, topics, locations, dates, times, and registration form:

Healthy Land for Healthy Horses.pdf


Upcoming Programs for Youth and Families:

These Programs will be held at the 4-H Center at Smith Mountain Lake, Wirtz, VA

Magical Creatures of 4-H, October 12 - 14, 2018, for ages 9 - 13 years old

Fall Family Camp, November 2 - 4, 2018, for families

Teens of the Round Table, November 16 - 18, 2018, for ages 14 - 18 years old

To register:, or call (540)721-2759

For more information (fees, registration deadline, times, activities, etc.  click below)

Magical Creatures of 4H.pdf
Fall Family Camp and Cloverbud.pdf
Teens of the Round Table.pdf


2019 Botetourt 4-H Camp dates announced!  

                        June 10 - June 14, 2019

at W.E. Skelton 4-H Ed. Conference Center, Smith Mountain Lake, Wirtz, VA

This is an overnight camp open to Botetourt youth ages 9 - 13 as of September 30, 2019, and youth who will turn 14 years old in 2019.    

Check back often for more information (fee and registration information) which will be posted as it becomes available.

Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN)

The Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN) accelerates efforts, connects partners, and shares resources to solve child hunger in Virginia and create nutritious food access for all Virginians.

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 alum, and represent your 4-H state:

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