News and Events
The UConn Block and Bridle Club
invites 4-H members to join them
at the Little International Livestock Show
on Saturday, November 1, 2014
Horse Barn Hill Arena at UConn
4-H and FFA show starts at 11:30 am
RSVP to Emma Lawlor at
Bristol Meyers Squibb and UConn 4-H
Present "Tomorrow's Innovators
in Science, Technology Engineering and Math." A series of six science
Saturday programs for New Haven area
youth in Grades 4-7
9:15 am - Noon
New Haven County Extension Center
Nov. 1, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 21, Mar 14 and April 25
4-H Expressive Arts Day Planning
4-H volunteers are invited to attend a planning meeting on Tuesday, November 18th beginning at 6:30 pm at the UConn Greater Hartford Campus, Room 308 of the Library Building to begin the process of planning Expressive Arts Day activities. Help is needed in planning and coordinating the Fashion Revue which includes local judging prior to the event, as well as generating ideas for workshops.
CT 4-H Adventures in STEM
November 8, 2014
UConn Storrs Campus
2014 UConn Beef Auction
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Cattle Resource Unit (Heifer Barn)
Horsebarn Hill Road
UConn Storrs Campus
Animal Preview begins at 10:;00 am
Auction begins at 12:00 noon
2014 Northeast Regional 4-H
November 20-23, 2014
Marriott Inn & Conference Center
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
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.