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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.

Registration Deadline
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 8-10, 2016

Registration Due
June 10, 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

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.
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  • Online Registration
June 9-12, 2016

This event is open to youth and adults, 4-H members and non-members. All youth must be 8 years old as of January 1,2016 in order to ride in this clinic.

June 9-12, 2016

June 20, 2016

Dairy Judging at Fairmont Farms, East Montpelier, VT (for 4-H members ages 8-18 as of Jan 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.
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June 24-26, 2016

June 24-26, 2016

Camp is open to any youth 8-18 (as of January 1, 2016) who want to learn more about sheep & goat management, handling, characteristics and breeds, general health care, fitting and showing, judging, nutrition, and much, much more.

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.

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 participants and Holstein cows


Local 4-H Dairy Judging Tour Attracts 32 Participants

Tunbridge--Thirty-two 4-H'ers from Orange, Washington, Windham and Windsor Counties had the opportunity to test their dairy judging skills on the 2016 Central and Southeast Region Dairy Judging Tour, May 15.

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Vermont 4-H'er Earns Third Place in National Essay Contest

Burlington--A Grand Isle 4-H'er has earned national recognition for her essay on bees.


Annual 4-H State Day Presents the Best of 4-H

Barre--Through 4-H club work, Vermont youths learn about animal care, agriculture, foods and nutrition, gardening, shooting sports and technology, among other project areas. On May 21 they will have an opportunity to show the public what they have learned at the annual 4-H State Day in Barre. 


4-H'ers Gather in Castleton for State Horse Judging Contest

Castleton--On May 1, 4-H'ers from 10 Vermont counties traveled to Castleton to compete in the annual State 4-H Horse Judging Contest. At stake for seniors, ages 14 and up, was a spot on the state judging team that will compete in regional and national contests later this year.