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4-H Clubs

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4-H & Youth


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.

May 6-8, 2016

Exploring Careers in Food Systems (for 4-H members ages 14-18)

May 15, 2016

Members receive expert instruction on the use and care of working steers. Includes three revolving stations: Fitting and Showmanship, Ox Cart Obstacle Course, and Stone boat Instruction.

Application Deadline
May 15, 2016

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

Registration Coming
June 8, 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 8-1, 2016

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
Registration Deadline
June 12, 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
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.

Certified 4-H Shooting Sports Leaders


Eight 4-H Leaders Certified to Teach Shooting Sports

Perkinsville--The University of Vermont Extension 4-H Shooting Sports Project hosted a two-part training workshop on April 23 and 30 to certify six volunteer 4-H club leaders and two teen leaders. 

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Talented 4-H'ers Entertain, Inform at Southwest Regional 4-H Night

Rutland--On April 15 4-H'ers from Bennington and Rutland Counties gathered in Rutland to share what they learned through 4-H with family, friends and the public.


Local 4-H'ers Participate in Regional 4-H Day in Bristol

Bristol--Northwest Regional 4-H Day, April 16, provided an opportunity for 4-H club members in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties to show the public what they've learned in 4-H this year.


Super Saturday Featured Many Talented 4-H'ers

Barre--For the 53 participants at Super Saturday 4-H Regional Day, April 9, the day truly was super as they enthusiastically showed off their talents and shared their 4-H project work with family, friends and the public.