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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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:
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: bit.ly/SkeltonRegistration, or call (540)721-2759
For more information (fees, registration deadline, times, activities, etc. click below)
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.