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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.

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Horse-Savvy Teens Earn Spots on 4-H Horse Communications Team

Berlin--Several 4-H teens competed June 24 for a chance to represent Vermont on the 4-H Horse Communications Team at regional and national events.

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4-H'ers Compete in Dairy Judging Contest

East Montpelier--Fifty-five 4-H'ers competed at the annual State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest, June 20, with the top 10 individuals in each age group winning rosette ribbons.


Youths and Adults Hone Riding Skills at Recent Horse Clinic in Tunbridge

Tunbridge--Even brisk weather and intermittent rain couldn't dampen the spirits of the 20 youths and adults who participated in the Central Vermont 4-H/Open Horse Clinic, June 9-12 in Tunbridge.


Local Youths Take Part in Addison County 4-H Horse Clinic

New Haven--The Addison County 4-H Horse Clinic, June 3–5, gave local 4-H club members a chance to hone their equestrian skills and knowledge of horses while enjoying a fun weekend at the Addison County Fair and Field Days grounds in New Haven.