News and Events
4-H Paper Clover Participation Sweepstakes
The Paper Clover Promotion is coming
to local Tractor Supply stores
April 22 to May 3. Clubs participating
in-store are eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. At the end of the promotion 150 participating clubs will win gift cards to TSC or the 4-H Mall.
Agri Science Experience at Eastern
Presented by Eastern States Exposition
and American Agriculturist
A continuing education experience for
13-15 year olds interested in
agriculture and thinking about a career
in agriculture. Willing to
participate in several year-round
4-5 hour sessions.
State 4-H Citizenship Day
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Emanuel Lutheran Church,
311 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
New England 4-H Dog Clinic
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Tolland Agricultural Center
Route 30, Vernon, CT
Registration 8:00- 8:45 am
Workshops Begin at 9:00 am
Event ends at 4:00 pm
Connecticut 4-H Horse Show
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Hartford County 4-H Camp
247 South Road, Marlborough, CT
Study of Survival, Homesteading
& Sustainable Living Workshop
May 2, 2015
298 East Haddam Moodus Rd.,
State 4-H Horse Contests
Save the Date
Fairfield County 4-H K9 Festival
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Fairfield County Extension Center
67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT
Practice for 4-H dog shows
Showmanship and Obedience
classes for all levels
Fun classes too.
2015 New England 4-H Judges School
April 10-12, Concord, New Hampshire
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.