News and Events
Sheep Project Clinic
Saturday, May 30, 2015
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
UConn Storrs Campus
Route 195, Registration at
Ratcliffe Hicks Arena
Fairfield County 4-H
K9 Festival Dog Match
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Fairfield County Extension Center
67 Stony HIll Road, Bethel, CT
State 4-H Dairy Judging and Quiz
Bowl Day - May 30, 2015
Open to all CT, RI and MA 4-H Members
Registration begins at 9:00 am at
Mapleleaf Farm in Hebron.
The day will continue at UConn Dairy
Barn at 10:30 am. Lunch is on your own.
Quiz Bowl begins at 2:00 pm.
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.
Connecticut 4-H Horse Show
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Hartford County 4-H Camp
247 South Road, Marlborough, CT
State 4-H Horse Contests
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.