News and Events
State 4-H Dairy Judging
May 14, 10:00 am
New England 4-H Dog Clinic
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Tolland Agricultural Center
Route 30, Vernon, CT
CT 4-H Horse Show
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Hartford County 4-H Camp
UConn Summer Riding Lessons
Once again the UConn Animal
Science Dept. will be offering its popular
Summer Riding Program to the public.
2016 Northeast Youth Show
May 6 & 7 at Rutland Fairgrounds
State 4-H Horse Contest
Connecticut 4-H Horse Program
Guidelines and Opportunities
The Big E Ruby Morris 4-H Scholarship
$500 scholarship avalable to CT 4-H program participants at The Big E for at least
one year, the year of the scholarship
presentation or prior.
Fairfield County 4-H Dog Show
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Fairfield County UConn Extension Center
67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT
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.