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...

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
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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. 

    Botetourt 4-H Talent Show and Contest

    Friday, March 2, 2018, 6:30 pm

    New location:  Lord Botetourt High School, Daleville, VA   

    General rules and entry form below.  

    Deadline to enter:  February 16, 2018    

    Botetourt 4-H Camp                  June 11 - 15, 2018

    Registration begins Monday, March 19, 2018

    Roanoke Valley Horse Forum

    Doing Right by your Horse, Land, and Pocketbook

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

    RSVP to MCL87@vt.edu or (540)473-8260

    EXPLORING SPECIALTY CROPS

    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

    Fincastle Community Center, Fincastle, VA

    Join us to learn about specialty crops - from cultivated mushrooms to vegetables from around the world

    Pre-register with VCE - Botetourt by February 28, 2018

    (540)473-8260 or  MCL87@vt.edu

    Making and Using Baleage to Reduce Feeding Cost

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Roanoke Hollins Stockyard, Hollins, VA

    Speaker:   Dr. Dan Undersander

                           Forage Research & Extension Agronomist                                

                           University of Wisconsin

    Program and BBQ dinner will be provided free of charge

    Pre-registration is required by March 23, 2018

    (540)473-8260 or MCL87@vt.edu