University of Vermont

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4-H Clubs

Vermont’s youth can be challenged by living in rural and often isolated communities. 4-H provides opportunities for youth in both rural and urban settings Find out more >>

4-H & Youth


January 28, 2017

Includes keynote from the Vt. Agency of Ag Veterinary Office, and information on tractor safety, teen and leadership opportunities, 4-H SPIN clubs, and open discussion time.

January 29, 2017

Hippology is the study of horses. This event, held at the Rutland High School, includes three phases to test participant knowledge:

  1. Written – answer questions on general horse knowledge.
  2. Identification Stations - identify horses (anatomy, terminology, etc) and related tools and materials from photos and actual items.
  3. Slide Tests – answer questions related to a slide photo. This event is open to all counties. All participants must be currently active members in a 4-H club. Interested non-members are welcome to come check it out, too!
Registration Deadline
February 15, 2017

Event on February 19, 2017, Barre, VT. Come join the fun, testing your knowledge about working steer and other topics related to the bovine.

Registration Deadline
March 31, 2017

Event held Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Essex High School.

July 17-21, 2017

Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is the only national leadership development experience designed exclusively for 4-H'ers entering grades 7-9. The program will take place July 17-21, 2017 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, just 1 mile from Washington, D.C.

Kimberly Griffin


New 4-H Educator on the Job in Bennington and Rutland Counties

Rutland--Kimberly Griffin has been named the new University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H educator for Bennington and Rutland Counties. She will be based in the UVM Extension Office in Rutland.

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New Family-Oriented Program Targets Local Sixth Graders

Brandon--Sixth graders in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union School District, along with their parents or caregivers, are invited to take part in a new youth and family education program designed to help them improve their problem-solving and communications skills.


Addison County 4-H Members Give Back to Local Community Organizations

Middlebury, Vt. -- The 4-H Pledge includes the line, “give my hands to larger service” and several Addison County 4-H clubs take that commitment seriously.


Four 4-H'ers Compete at National Dairy Judging Contest

Burlington--Four Vermont teens were among the 112 4-H'ers from throughout the country chosen to participate at the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest in Madison, Wisconsin, earlier this fall.