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 4-H Extension Agent for more information, (540) 473-8260.
2019 Botetourt 4-H Camp
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 all Botetourt boys and girls ages 9 - 13 as of September 30, 2019, and youth who will turn 14 years old in 2019.
Fee: $300 per child; deposit of $150 required at time of registration; remaining balance due April 26, 2019
Registration begins Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Information and registration in brochure below
Botetourt Drinking Water Testing Clinic
What's in YOUR water? Did you know that private water supplies like wells and springs are unregulated? Affordable, confidential water testing and education will be offered through Virginia Cooperative Extension Botetourt Office. Water samples collected by participating homeowners will be analyzed for fourteen parameters, including bacteria, metals, nitrate and hardness at a cost of $60 per kit. Results and water system care and maintenance informa- tion will be shared at an informational/results meeting. All results are kept strictly confidential and reported only to the homeowner. See schedule below:
Water Testing Clinic at Virginia Cooperative Extension - Botetourt Office , Fincastle VA
Monday, May 13, 2019 - pick up water sample kit and pay $60 fee (cash or check)
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - drop off water samples between 7 am - 9 am
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:00 pm, receive results and attend an informational meeting, in the Fincastle Community Center (located behind our office)
Space is limited and pre-registration is required by May 1, 2019. To pre-register and reserve a testing kit(s) contact the Botetourt Extension Office, (540)473-8260 or MCL87@vt.edu
For more information about the Virginia Household Water Quality, and relevant resources, please visit www.wellwater.bse.vt.edu
Weathering the Storm "How to Cultivate a Productive Mindset"
Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7:00 pm
Botetourt County Farm Bureau Office, 4450 Roanoke Road, Daleville, VA 24083
Come and join others, enjoy refreshments and talk with fellow neighbors about managing the stresses of farm life.
Must pre-register by Friday, May 3, 2019 - click below for more information
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.