News and Events
New England 4-H Dog Clinic
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Tolland Agricultural Center
Registration: 8:00-8:45 am
Workshops Begin at 9:00 am
Event Ends at 4:00 pm
State 4-H Citizenship Day
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Getting Connected - 4-H Teens
Sponsored by Working Lands Alliance
Win $500 and Enjoy a
Connecticut-Grown Dinner with
Governor Malloy and Commissioner
of Agriculture Reviczky
2014 State 4-H Horse Contests
New England 4-H Horse
Activity - Eastern States Exposition
2014 New England 4-H Horse
April 12-13, 2014
Nathan Hale Inn
UConn Storrs Campus
Connecticut 4-H: a great place to learn new things
What’s in it for young people?
When you join 4-H, you choose what interests you. Here are some examples of hands-on opportunities:
• exploring the environment and nature
• growing your own food with all types of gardens
• learning about technology and robotics
• developing photography or drama skills
• caring for animals
You can be part of a club, be an individual member, attend 4-H Camp, go on a field trip or show off your new skills at a 4-H Fair. In the process, you meet new friends, solve problems and make a difference in your neighborhood or even in the world.
Adults like it, too!
Our adult 4-H volunteers enjoy working with young people to gain their full potential. Depending on the talents and time you can contribute, we have a place for you in:
• individual events
• short-term or long term projects with national curriculums
• on-going group activities
• committee membership
You’ll get plenty of training and support from the Connecticut Cooperative Extension Staff and recognition, too. You might even learn new skills while seeing youth grow and develop. Get a new worldview.
According to research by Tufts University, 4-H youth are 25% more likely to contribute to their families, themselves and their communities, and 41% less likely to engage in risky/problem behavior. Be part of the 4-H world.
Senator Richard Blumenthal (second from right) visits with Fair Officers at the 2012 Middlesex and New Haven County 4-H Fair.