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4-H & Youth


A teen-led program for 4-H members ages 13-18 to get younger youth excited about 4-H and to grow the program.

June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016

  • This contest is open to all Vermont 4-H horse members 14 years through 18 years of age as of January 1, 2016.
  • Flyer
June 24-26, 2016

The intent of the Northeast Regional Horsemanship Clinic is to provide an educational and enjoyable horse showing experience for 4-H members at a reasonable cost. The Clinic is sponsored by the Caledonia, Orleans and Essex County 4-H Foundations.

June 24-26, 2016

July 7-10, 2016

July 7-10, 2016

Horse Show open to all Vermont 4-H members. Horse classes, quiz bowl, general knowledge exam, horse judging and more. At the Addison County Fair and Field Days.

July 8-10, 2016

A program for youth who are passionate about the environment and are ready to explore Vermont's natural resources in-depth. Experts from around Vermont lead workshops and skill-building activities.

July 8-10, 2016

July 10, 17, August 6, 2016

July 10, 2016: Rough Terrain Farm, Bedore Road, Randolph Center, VT

July 17, 2016: Connecticut Valley Fair, Bradford, VT

August 6, 2016: Connecticut Valley Fair, Bradford, VT

Project Book Deadline
July 13, 2016

July 23 - 24, 2016

Registration Deadline
July 18, 2016

August 16 - 21, 2016

July 18-19, 2016

July 18-19, 2016

  • A two day, one night event on the UVM Campus in Burlington for 4-H youth ages 11-14 (as of Jan 1) with workshops, games, other 4-Hers, a field trip and more! All activities are planned and executed by the 4-H Teen Board.
  • Flyer
  • Online Registration
Registration Deadline
August 1, 2016

August 26 - September 4, 2016

August 14 & 15, 2016

August 14 & 15, 2016

Factsheet, October 2015

Factsheet for 4-H leaders and members in 4-H poultry activities. Written by UVM Extension Livestock Specialist Joe Emenheiser and State 4-H Livestock Specialist Wendy Sorrell. 1 page. October 2015.

4-H members showing dairy cows


Youths Compete for Championships at Annual State 4-H Dairy Show

Lyndonville--Several 4-H'ers came away from the State 4-H Dairy Show, Aug. 15, as champions, earning rosette ribbons in fitting and showmanship and conformation contests.

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State 4-H Livestock Educator Earns Distinguished Service Award

Burlington--Wendy Sorrell, the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H livestock educator, is the Vermont recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA).


State 4-H Dairy Show to Take Place in Lyndonville

Lyndonville--One of the biggest Vermont 4-H dairy events of the year, the State 4-H Dairy Show, is scheduled for Aug. 15 at the Caledonia County Fairgrounds in Lyndonville.


Local 4-H Dairy Show Attracts Nearly 50 Competitors

Tunbridge--The Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, July 18 and 19, provided 4-H dairy club members with experience in the show ring showing the dairy animals they've raised as 4-H projects.