UConn Extension
Tolland County 4-H Calendar

Dates to Remember 2018- 2019

*Tolland County 4-H Fairboard Meetings - Second Wednesday of every month @ 6:45 pm (Tolland County Extension Center), except for July when there are two meetings- (the second and fourth Wednesdays)
 
We ask that clubs do not schedule their meetings on the second Wednesday of the month to allow for 4-H members and volunteer to join Fairboard.

If your club does not have a member on Fairboard please consider sending someone from your club to attend Fairboard meetings and report back to your club.
 
September
  • September 12: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
  • September 13-29 : Eastern States Exposition (ESE) a.ka. The Big E
  • September 17: 4-H in Vernon after-school program starts
  • September 18: Tolland County 4-H Advisory Annual Meeting 
  • September 27-29- ESE 4-H Goat Program
  • September 28-30- ESE 4-H Dog and Sheep Programs
October
  • October 1: Last date accepting Fairboard Applications: Go to Fair tab for applications and all things Tolland County 4-H Fair 
  • October 3-14: Tractor Supply Paper Clover 4-H Fundraiser 
  • October 10: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45 
  • October 13: Annual Meeting and Awards and Recognition Night Tolland Extension Center at TAC 
  • October 15For 4-H Club Leaders: End of Year Report- End of year reports are due October 16 to Tolland County 4-H office 
  • October 19: Due date for registration and code of conduct for Adventures in STEM Conference, November 4- UConn Storrs
November
  • November 3: Adventures in STEM Conference, UConn Storrs
  • November 7: UConn Career Night – UConn Campus, Storrs, CT
  • November 14 Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
  • November 21-27:  National 4-H Congress, Atlanta, GA
December
  • December 12: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45 Winter Celebration see Events
  • December 28: Recognition Forms are due to the Tolland County Office for consideration to attend National 4-H Conference and CWF
    • January 2: Approved Recognition Forms are due from the Tolland County Office to the State Office 
    • Have your forms in early to the county office - you don't have to wait until due date :) 
January 2019
  • January 2: Approved Recognition Forms are due from the Tolland County Office to the State Office 
    • Have your forms in early to the county office - you don't have to wait until due date :) 
  • January 2: Due date  Registration Form  for Middlesex County 4-H Skill-a-thon Description of event  registration to: Emily.alger@uconn.edu; 1066 Saybrook Road, Box 70 Haddam, Connecticut 06438;  (860) 345-4511 Date of event is January 5 registration starts at 9:00am cleanup 1:30pm
  • January 5: Middlesex County 4-H Skill-a-thon
  • January 9: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45 
  • January 15: Tolland County 4-H Advisory Meeting 6:45 pm 
  • January 24: Horse Advisory Committee meetings
February
  • February 1: Verification Forms due to County Offices for Beef Steers for ESE
  • February 1: Giddy up games and Model Horse Show- registrations ( there are 2 separate program registrations - same date/location
  • February 9: Giddy up games and Model Horse Show- Eversource see above for registration
  • February 11:  Due date for February 16th 2019 Regional Public Speaking Competition Registration 
  • February 13: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
  • February 16: 2019 Regional Public Speaking Competition, Tolland Extension Center at TAC; registration due 2/11/19 see above
  • February 16: Sponsorship Kickoff Dinner, 6:00pm Tolland Extension Center at TAC 
  • February 21: Horse Advisory Committee meetings
  • February 22: Due date for  Registration for the Open 4-H Nutrition and Food Show March 2nd- 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm 158 Auer Farm Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
March
  • March 1: Due Date  for March16  4-H Dairy Beef Day registration 
  • March 2: Open 4-H Nutrition and Food Show 4-H Education Center at Auer Farm - See February 22 above for registration
  • March 9: State Public Speaking Finals for County Winners
  • March 13: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
  • March 16: 4-H Dairy Beef Day 8:30-3:00 on UConn Storrs campus- Registration in the Chemistry Building see registration above March 1
  • March 21: Horse Advisory Committee meetings
  • March 27: Deadline registration for UConn 4-H Sheep Day- Contact Laura Marek Phone (860-626-6240) or email: Laura.marek@uconn.edu
  • March 30: Sponsorship Turn-in 10:00am-2:00pm Tolland Extension Center at TAC
  • March 30: UConn 4-H Sheep day - pre-registration by March 27 see above 
April
  • April 1: Verification forms due for Horse for ESE consideration
  • April 6: State 4-H Horse Communication/Horse Bowl Contest
  • April 6-11 - National 4-H Conference, National 4-H Youth Conference Center, Chevy Chase, MD
  • April 10: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
  • April 13: Southern New England 4-H Poultry Show, UConn Storrs Campus
  • April 18: Horse Advisory Committee meetings
  • April 22: Due Date: Registration form New England 4-H Dog Fun Day, Tolland Extension Center at TAC
  • April 27: State Hippology Contest
May
  • May 1: 4-H Verification forms due for Dairy Cattle, * All Beef Cattle *and Horse for 4-H Fair Showing
    • Application for ESE New England 4-H Horse Show Due
    • Application for ESE New England 4-H Dairy Program Due
  • May 4: New England 4-H Dog Fun Day, Tolland Extension Center at TAC 
  • May 4: State 4-H Horse Program Volunteer Day - Hop River Trail
  • May 8: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
  • May 11 - Middlesex County 4-H Auction, Middesex County Extension Center, Haddam, CT
  • May 16 - State 4-H Horse Program Advisory Committee, 7:30 pm, Middlesex County Extension Center, Haddam
  • May 21: Tolland County 4-H Advisory Meeting 7:00 pm

June
  • June 1 - Recognition Forms due for consideration to attend National 4-H Dairy Conference and National 4-H Congress
  • June 1: 4-H Verification forms due for dog, rabbit, cavies, small animals, goat, swine, working steer, llama, alpaca, poultry and sheep for 4-H fair showing
  • June 12: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
  • June 14-16 - All Camps Conference
  • June 20: Horse Advisory Committee meetings
  • June 23-29- Citizenship Washinngton Focus, Washington, D.C.
July
  • July 10: First of two Fairboard Meeting of July Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
  • July 13 - State 4-H Horse Show
  • July 15-18:4-H Food Revolution for youth ages 7-11 (4-H Counselor (ages 16-18) and 4-H Counselor in Training (ages 14-15) volunteer positions also available) 
  • July 24: Second of two Fairboard Meeting of July Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
  • July 26-28 - New London County 4-H Fair, North Stonington Fair Grounds
  • July 26-28 Windham County 4-H Fair, Brooklyn Fair Ground

August
  • August 2: Barn Dance, Tolland Extension Center at TAC
  • August 2-4: Middlesex and New Haven 4-H Fair, Durham Fair Grounds
  • August 3 & 4 - Litchfield County 4-H Fair, Goshen Fair Grounds
  • August 3: Fair Set Up- Everyone's help is needed, Tolland Extension Center at TAC
  • August 7: Activity Building Check-in
  • August 8: Check-in for select Activity Building, Animal Projects and Tractors
  • August 9-11: 77th Tolland County 4-H Fair
  • August 16-18: Hartford County 4-H Fair, Four Town Fair Grounds, Som
September
  • September 1: Haddam Neck Horse Show
  • September 11: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45- Last meeting of 2019 4-H Program Year Fairboard 
  • September 13-29: Big E
  • September 14: 4-H Day at The Big 
  • September 17: Tolland County 4-H Advisory Annual Meeting time and place TBD
  • September 29 - October 3: National 4-H Dairy Conference, Madison, WI
October
  • October 9: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
  • October 19: Annual Meeting and Awards and Recognition Night
November
  • November 9: Fairboard Orientation Mandatory- If you do not attend the orientation or make-up date you cannot run for any officer position nor sign up for a committee
  • November 12: Fairboard Orientation Make-up 6:00pm at TAC 
  • November 13: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45