As the state moves to Phase III of the COVID re-opening plan, Virginia Cooperative Extension and 4-H are resuming some in-person programming and services will continue to provide contactless and distance-based methods, such as using drop boxes for samples and pickup, phones, and virtual delivery of educational programming.

This website will provide current information on local office hours, programming, and more. We look forward continuing to serve our community.

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 contact Tyler H. Painter, Botetourt 4-H Extension Agent for more information, or (540) 473-8260.  

Botetourt 4-H Cloverbuds Club.pdf
Botetourt 4-H Cooking Kings Club.pdf
Botetourt 4-Honey Bee Club.pdf
Botetourt 4-H Horse and Pony Club.pdf
Botetourt 4-H Kids and Critters Club.pdf
Botetourt 4-H Outdoor Skills Club.pdf
Botetourt 4-H Robotics Club.pdf
Botetourt 4-H Shooting Education Club.pdf
Botetourt 4-H Teen Leadership Club.pdf
NEW!  4-H Gardening Club - vegetables and ornamentals, a hands on program,  for more information call (540)473-8260.  
2020 camp brochure-PDF (bot).pdf Camp Brochure 2020

Botetourt 2020 4-H Camp  -  June 8 - 12, 2020

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

Hold these dates!  More information will be posted as it becomes available, so check back often.


Checklist for Best Tick Management Practices for Cattle Producers.docx Tick Management word doc

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.

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