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The President of the University of Connecticut has stated that no more than 5 people can meet for any event at a UConn location. TAC provides the Extension System with a home in Tolland County through a lease with the University of Connecticut. This ruling by the UConn President  starts immediately and is in effect at least until the school year begins in early fall. Due to Covid 19 there will be no events at TAC until further notice as there is a concern regarding liability insurance for anyone involved. UConn is not covering liability for any gathering at this time per a message from Bonnie Burr. We hope this communication will provide a clearer understanding of this issue and bring closure to this discussion. As always we take our info from UConn’s COVID-19 website

Rescheduled/Cancelled Events:
The 7th Annual Connecticut 4-H Horse Show has been postponed until October
First Annual Festival of the Horse  has been POSTPONED until September.
Fairfield County 4-H Dog Show POSTPONED until September
Hartford County 4-H Camp is CANCELLED for the 2020 season
WEEK 1 of Auerfarm Summer Camp is CANCELLED
UConn 4-H State Dairy Judging Contest (scheduled for May 9th at Arethusa Farm) has been postponed to late June or early July
UConn 4-H Dairy & Beef Day (was rescheduled to May 16) has been CANCELLED. 
The 2nd Annual Connecticut 4-H Small Equine Horse Show scheduled for Sunday, May 17 at Ray of Light Farm has been CANCELLED
Hartford County 4-H Fair, scheduled for August 14, 15, 16, 2020, has been CANCELLED
UConn 4-H Goat Day rescheduled for October 24th 

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 science, the environment and nature
    • 4-H Adventures in STEM
    • 4-H National Youth Science Day
    • 4-H FIRST robotics 
  • starting community service projects 
  • developing photography or public speaking skills
  • learning workforce, business and entrepreneurial management
  • caring for animals
You meet new friends, solve problems and make a difference in your neighborhood or even in the world. Click here to learn how you can join Tolland County 4-H.



Adults like it, too!

Our adult 4-H volunteers enjoy working with young people. They learn positive youth/adult partnership stratigies to help young people reach their full potential. Let us help you match your talents and the time you can contribute to a rewarding experience. We offer content and context volunteer roles in area including but not limited to:
  • one day events: ex: Adventures in STEM; Expressive Arts Day or Dairy Beef Day 
  • short-term projects with national curricula: Click here to view samples of our curriculum at the 4-H mall
  • on-going group activities: Afterschool programs and camps
  • committee membership: Advisory and Working groups
  • club leader: Start and run a club  
You’ll get plenty of training and support from the UConn Extension Staff and recognition, too. You will  learn new skills and sharpen existing ones while seeing our 4-H youth grow through positive youth development. Click here for a 4-H Becoming a Volunteer

Click here to go to Fair page 

Everyone benefits

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. Make the Best Better.

“Within weeks of joining 4-H I became a different child,” Dr. Jeff Howard says proudly.  Previously an ostracized introvert who had trouble fitting in, Jeff found 4-H to be “the most nurturing, welcoming environment I had ever been in. That, and experiences since then have driven me to be an advocate for how 4-H can play a key role in nurturing all children” regardless of race, creed, background or sexual orientation. Click here for more of the story in News

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