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Members of the 4-H family are pledging their head, heart, hands and health to making a difference in their community. Now it's time for you to make the #4Hpledge your own! Tell us how you will live the 4-H pledge. Find out more >>

4-H & Youth


April thru Nov, 2017
Application Closed
October 14, 2017

The Science Café is a free and fun way for students grades 9-12 to explore science and technology with local scientists and engineers, over free food!

We are now accepting applications for the Teen Leadership Team for TRY Science Café. Application materials can be found in the Informational Packet and are due by October 1st. Informational Packet and Leadership Team Applications

The first meeting will be October 14 from 10:00am-2:00pm at the University of Vermont.

Early Bird Deadline
October 15, 2017

November 17-19, 2017 Teen Leadership Weekend is an exciting, activity-filled weekend for 4-H members ages 13 –18 (as of January 1, 2018). You will learn valuable leadership skills and engage in fun team building games. And, you will have the opportunity to meet new friends from around the state.

Space is limited to 50 participants. Register Online by October 15 for early bird pricing. Regular registration rates continue until November 1.

Informational Flyer and Application Information

Registration Deadline
October 17, 2017
Application Deadline
November 8, 2017

TRY stands for Teens Reaching Youth and is an environmental leadership opportunity for students in grades 7-12. It is an environmental education program taught by teens and designed to increase environmental literacy and responsibility in younger youth. TRY for the Environment includes five program areas to connect young people to real-world environmental problems allowing them to be key change agents contributing to real-world solutions.

November 11, 2017

Rowell Hall, University of Vermont: The Dairy Challenge is open to all youth ages 8-18 as of January 1, 2018. Come join in the fun and test your knowledge of all things dairy!

Registration deadline
January 15, 2018

June 30-July 7th 2018: For over 50 years, thousands of 4‐H youth between the ages of 14‐19 have traveled to Washington, DC and stayed at the Natonal 4‐H Center to partcipate in CWF, a life‐changing week that empowers 4‐H’ers to take their leadership skills to the next level for themselves, their communities, and their world.

Information and Application

Online Registration

Fundraising Ideas for CWF


4-H'ers Explore Dairy Topics at Annual Dairy Challenge

Burlington--The annual 4-H Dairy Challenge, designed to test 4-H'ers' knowledge of the dairy industry in a fun yet competitive way, took place Nov. 11 in Burlington at the University of Vermont (UVM). Eighty-two youths participated.

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Vermont 4-H'ers Compete at National Dairy Judging Event

Burlington--Four outstanding dairy 4-H members represented Vermont at the National Youth Dairy Judging Contest, Nov. 5, in Louisville, Kentucky.


4-H Horse Delegation Returns from National Competition

Burlington--Sixteen Vermont 4-H'ers were among the more than 300 delegates from 26 states who competed at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup, Nov. 3-5.


Quiz Bowl Team Takes Fourth at National 4-H Contest

Burlington--For knowing answers to questions on feeds and feeding, herd health, milk quality and dairy foods, the Vermont 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Team cruised into a fourth-place finish at the North American 4-H Invitational Dairy Quiz Bowl.