Upcoming UVM Extension 4-H Programs

Fri May 17 2024

  • Rutland County 4-H Mounted Horse Clinic (Ages 8-12)
    12:16am - 12:16am

Sat May 18 2024

  • Rutland County 4-H Mounted Horse Clinic (Ages 8-12)
    12:16am - 12:16am

  • Northeast Region 4-H Dairy Judging and show prep workshops
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Don-sim Farm (700 Simpson Hl, Sutton, VT 05867, United States)

    Pre-registration required by emailing melinda.birch@uvm.edu<mailto:melinda.birch@uvm.edu>. Lunch is provided for participants so we need a confirmation email. We are also hosting a show white swap that day.

Sun May 19 2024

  • Rutland County 4-H Mounted Horse Clinic (Ages 8-12)
    12:16am - 12:16am

Thu May 30 2024

  • 2024 Orange County 4-H and Open Mounted Horse Clinic
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Tunbridge Fairgrounds, 1 Fairground Lane, Tunbridge, VT 05077

    Horses can arrive at the fairgrounds between 4 and 8 p.m. on May 30.
    There will be an orientation meeting at 6:30 p.m. (May 30).
    Participants are off the grounds by 6 p.m. on June 2.

    Open to all youth (ages 8 and older), novice adults, and families – 4-H and non-4-H – with workshops for riders of all levels. Three days of affordable English and Western instruction, workshops, and fun activities for everyone!

    Event details including a schedule and packing list will be provided to registered participants.

    Clinic fee is $60. Fee covers 5 mounted lessons, daily equine workshops, and crafting. Camping fees are additional.

    Register online by Monday, May 13, 2024
    http://go.uvm.edu/2024horseclinic

    Completed paperwork and payment are due to the UVM Extension Berlin Office (327 US Route 302, Suite 1, Berlin, VT 05641) by Monday, May 20.

    To request language interpretation/translation assistance and/or a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please call 866-860-1382 or email Corinne Cooper at corinne.cooper@uvm.edu<mailto:corinne.cooper@uvm.edu> by Monday, May 6, 2024 so we may assist you.

    Call or email 4-H Educator Molly McFaun at 866-860-1382 or molly.mcfaun@uvm.edu<mailto:molly.mcfaun@uvm.edu> with clinic-specific questions.

    www.uvm.edu/extension/youth<http://www.uvm.edu/extension/youth>

    Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Vermont Extension, Burlington, Vermont. University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. Any reference to commercial products, trade names, or brand names is for information only, and no endorsement or approval is intended.

Fri May 31 2024

  • 2024 Orange County 4-H and Open Mounted Horse Clinic
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Tunbridge Fairgrounds, 1 Fairground Lane, Tunbridge, VT 05077

    Horses can arrive at the fairgrounds between 4 and 8 p.m. on May 30.
    There will be an orientation meeting at 6:30 p.m. (May 30).
    Participants are off the grounds by 6 p.m. on June 2.

    Open to all youth (ages 8 and older), novice adults, and families – 4-H and non-4-H – with workshops for riders of all levels. Three days of affordable English and Western instruction, workshops, and fun activities for everyone!

    Event details including a schedule and packing list will be provided to registered participants.

    Clinic fee is $60. Fee covers 5 mounted lessons, daily equine workshops, and crafting. Camping fees are additional.

    Register online by Monday, May 13, 2024
    http://go.uvm.edu/2024horseclinic

    Completed paperwork and payment are due to the UVM Extension Berlin Office (327 US Route 302, Suite 1, Berlin, VT 05641) by Monday, May 20.

    To request language interpretation/translation assistance and/or a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please call 866-860-1382 or email Corinne Cooper at corinne.cooper@uvm.edu<mailto:corinne.cooper@uvm.edu> by Monday, May 6, 2024 so we may assist you.

    Call or email 4-H Educator Molly McFaun at 866-860-1382 or molly.mcfaun@uvm.edu<mailto:molly.mcfaun@uvm.edu> with clinic-specific questions.

    www.uvm.edu/extension/youth<http://www.uvm.edu/extension/youth>

    Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Vermont Extension, Burlington, Vermont. University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. Any reference to commercial products, trade names, or brand names is for information only, and no endorsement or approval is intended.

Sat Jun 01 2024

  • 2024 Addison County 4-H Horse Clinic
    8:00am - 12:30pm
    Addison County Fair & Field Days Fairgrounds, 1790 Fields Days Rd, Vergennes, VT

    Clinic is open to all youth ages 8 to 18 and adults are welcome to participate.
    The clinic will help riders improve horse skills and knowledge and make new friends during the event.
    Saturday, June 1, beginning at 8:00 A.M. and Sunday, June 2, beginning at 8:00 A.M. – the program includes horseless activities as well as riding lessons and workshops throughout these days.
    Bring your own food and drink – there will be a potluck Saturday at 5:30 P.M.
    Onsite camping is available for an additional fee.

    Contact Martha Seifert at: martha.seifert@uvm.edu<mailto:martha.seifert@uvm.edu> for an information packet.
    Register by Monday, May 20, 2024, for the “Early Bird” fee of $25. After May 21 fee is $35.
    Fee covers all activities and payment information will be in the information/registration packets.

    For questions or to request language interpretation/translation assistance and/or a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please call or email Martha Seifert at 802-656-7547 or martha.seifert@uvm.edu<mailto:martha.seifert@uvm.edu> by Thursday, May 9, 2024 so we may assist you.

  • Communications Contest
    8:00am - 8:30am
    Time and location will be determined once participants have registered

    Please see flyer for information about this event.

  • 2024 Orange County 4-H and Open Mounted Horse Clinic
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Tunbridge Fairgrounds, 1 Fairground Lane, Tunbridge, VT 05077

    Horses can arrive at the fairgrounds between 4 and 8 p.m. on May 30.
    There will be an orientation meeting at 6:30 p.m. (May 30).
    Participants are off the grounds by 6 p.m. on June 2.

    Open to all youth (ages 8 and older), novice adults, and families – 4-H and non-4-H – with workshops for riders of all levels. Three days of affordable English and Western instruction, workshops, and fun activities for everyone!

    Event details including a schedule and packing list will be provided to registered participants.

    Clinic fee is $60. Fee covers 5 mounted lessons, daily equine workshops, and crafting. Camping fees are additional.

    Register online by Monday, May 13, 2024
    http://go.uvm.edu/2024horseclinic

    Completed paperwork and payment are due to the UVM Extension Berlin Office (327 US Route 302, Suite 1, Berlin, VT 05641) by Monday, May 20.

    To request language interpretation/translation assistance and/or a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please call 866-860-1382 or email Corinne Cooper at corinne.cooper@uvm.edu<mailto:corinne.cooper@uvm.edu> by Monday, May 6, 2024 so we may assist you.

    Call or email 4-H Educator Molly McFaun at 866-860-1382 or molly.mcfaun@uvm.edu<mailto:molly.mcfaun@uvm.edu> with clinic-specific questions.

    www.uvm.edu/extension/youth<http://www.uvm.edu/extension/youth>

    Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Vermont Extension, Burlington, Vermont. University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. Any reference to commercial products, trade names, or brand names is for information only, and no endorsement or approval is intended.

Sun Jun 02 2024

  • 2024 Addison County 4-H Horse Clinic
    8:00am - 12:30pm
    Addison County Fair & Field Days Fairgrounds, 1790 Fields Days Rd, Vergennes, VT

    Clinic is open to all youth ages 8 to 18 and adults are welcome to participate.
    The clinic will help riders improve horse skills and knowledge and make new friends during the event.
    Saturday, June 1, beginning at 8:00 A.M. and Sunday, June 2, beginning at 8:00 A.M. – the program includes horseless activities as well as riding lessons and workshops throughout these days.
    Bring your own food and drink – there will be a potluck Saturday at 5:30 P.M.
    Onsite camping is available for an additional fee.

    Contact Martha Seifert at: martha.seifert@uvm.edu<mailto:martha.seifert@uvm.edu> for an information packet.
    Register by Monday, May 20, 2024, for the “Early Bird” fee of $25. After May 21 fee is $35.
    Fee covers all activities and payment information will be in the information/registration packets.

    For questions or to request language interpretation/translation assistance and/or a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please call or email Martha Seifert at 802-656-7547 or martha.seifert@uvm.edu<mailto:martha.seifert@uvm.edu> by Thursday, May 9, 2024 so we may assist you.

  • 2024 Orange County 4-H and Open Mounted Horse Clinic
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Tunbridge Fairgrounds, 1 Fairground Lane, Tunbridge, VT 05077

    Horses can arrive at the fairgrounds between 4 and 8 p.m. on May 30.
    There will be an orientation meeting at 6:30 p.m. (May 30).
    Participants are off the grounds by 6 p.m. on June 2.

    Open to all youth (ages 8 and older), novice adults, and families – 4-H and non-4-H – with workshops for riders of all levels. Three days of affordable English and Western instruction, workshops, and fun activities for everyone!

    Event details including a schedule and packing list will be provided to registered participants.

    Clinic fee is $60. Fee covers 5 mounted lessons, daily equine workshops, and crafting. Camping fees are additional.

    Register online by Monday, May 13, 2024
    http://go.uvm.edu/2024horseclinic

    Completed paperwork and payment are due to the UVM Extension Berlin Office (327 US Route 302, Suite 1, Berlin, VT 05641) by Monday, May 20.

    To request language interpretation/translation assistance and/or a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please call 866-860-1382 or email Corinne Cooper at corinne.cooper@uvm.edu<mailto:corinne.cooper@uvm.edu> by Monday, May 6, 2024 so we may assist you.

    Call or email 4-H Educator Molly McFaun at 866-860-1382 or molly.mcfaun@uvm.edu<mailto:molly.mcfaun@uvm.edu> with clinic-specific questions.

    www.uvm.edu/extension/youth<http://www.uvm.edu/extension/youth>

    Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Vermont Extension, Burlington, Vermont. University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. Any reference to commercial products, trade names, or brand names is for information only, and no endorsement or approval is intended.

Sat Jun 08 2024

  • Planting Pollinator Gardens with UVM Extension Master Gardeners
    10:00am - 12:00pm
    Vermont State Fair; 4-H Building

Thu Jun 13 2024

  • Try It Thursdays
    6:00pm - 7:00pm
    UVM Extension, US Route 302, Berlin

    This is a free, five-session, exploratory series to discover what families are interested in seeing 4-H offer in the Central Vermont area.
    We will have fun learning a new skill while exploring 4-H.
    2024 session dates and activities: March 14th Springtime Crafting; April 11th Learn to Crochet; May 9th Wigglebots and Beginning Robotics; June 13th Sew a Scrunchie, Buttons and Mending; and July 11th Summer Crafting and Ice Cream Making. Open to all youth ages 8 to 18. Register online at https://go.uvm.edu/2024airy Limited to 15 participants per session.

    To request language interpretation/translation assistance and/or a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please call or email Corinne Cooper at 802-476-2003 or corinne.cooper@uvm.edu<mailto:corinne.cooper@uvm.edu> three weeks prior to the session you wish to attend so we may assist you.
    Contact Molly McFaun 802-656-4820 or molly.mcfaun@uvm.edu<mailto:molly.mcfaun@uvm.edu> with questions.

    www.uvm.edu/extension/youth<http://www.uvm.edu/extension/youth>

    Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Vermont Extension, Burlington, Vermont. University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. Any reference to commercial products, trade names, or brand names is for information only, and no endorsement or approval is intended.

Sat Jun 15 2024

  • 2024 State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest
    9:30am - 4:00pm
    Hillside Homestead, Albany, VT

    Please see flyer for additional information.

    View the map and directions online: https://maps.app.goo/gl/jz7Dn3M4EjfBmXWg6

    Please wear closed toe, washable boots to participate!

    4-H members will compete in judging dairy cattle. Open to all 4-H members ages 8-18 as of January 1, 2024.

    Register by Monday, June 10, 2024. $2 fee per participant, paid at the door.

    https://go.uvm.edu/2024dairyjudging

    For program questions or to request language interpretation/translation assistance and/or a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please call or email Wendy Sorrell at 802-656-7641 or 1800-651-0068 or wendy.sorrell@uvm.edu<mailto:wendy.sorrell@uvm.edu> by Friday, April 26, 2024 so we may assist you.

  • Rutland County 4-H Unmounted Horse Clinic
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

Fri Jun 21 2024

  • Northeast Region 4-H Horse Clinic
    9:00am - 7:00pm
    The Orleans County Fair-Barton (278 Roaring Brook Rd, Barton, VT 05822, United States)

    Packets will be available in early May. This 3-day clinic is open to 4-H youth from Caledonia, Essex, Lamoille and Orleans Counties.
    Friday, youth and horses arrive at the fairgrounds starting at noon, paperwork will be checked, prepare their stalls, take a general knowledge test, and settle in for the weekend.
    Saturday is lesson day for Fitting & Showmanship, Riding and Jumping.
    Sunday is show day for youth that participated in the lessons on Saturday.

    For more information, please contact Lindy Birch at melinda.birch@uvm.edu<mailto:Melinda.birch@uvm.edu> or Holly Ferris at holly.ferris@uvm.edu<mailto:holly.ferris@uvm.edu>.

Sat Jun 22 2024

  • Northeast Region 4-H Horse Clinic
    9:00am - 7:00pm
    The Orleans County Fair-Barton (278 Roaring Brook Rd, Barton, VT 05822, United States)

    Packets will be available in early May. This 3-day clinic is open to 4-H youth from Caledonia, Essex, Lamoille and Orleans Counties.
    Friday, youth and horses arrive at the fairgrounds starting at noon, paperwork will be checked, prepare their stalls, take a general knowledge test, and settle in for the weekend.
    Saturday is lesson day for Fitting & Showmanship, Riding and Jumping.
    Sunday is show day for youth that participated in the lessons on Saturday.

    For more information, please contact Lindy Birch at melinda.birch@uvm.edu<mailto:Melinda.birch@uvm.edu> or Holly Ferris at holly.ferris@uvm.edu<mailto:holly.ferris@uvm.edu>.

Sun Jun 23 2024

  • Northeast Region 4-H Horse Clinic
    9:00am - 7:00pm
    The Orleans County Fair-Barton (278 Roaring Brook Rd, Barton, VT 05822, United States)

    Packets will be available in early May. This 3-day clinic is open to 4-H youth from Caledonia, Essex, Lamoille and Orleans Counties.
    Friday, youth and horses arrive at the fairgrounds starting at noon, paperwork will be checked, prepare their stalls, take a general knowledge test, and settle in for the weekend.
    Saturday is lesson day for Fitting & Showmanship, Riding and Jumping.
    Sunday is show day for youth that participated in the lessons on Saturday.

    For more information, please contact Lindy Birch at melinda.birch@uvm.edu<mailto:Melinda.birch@uvm.edu> or Holly Ferris at holly.ferris@uvm.edu<mailto:holly.ferris@uvm.edu>.

Mon Jun 24 2024

  • 4-H Mounted Horse Camp (Ages 8-12)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

Tue Jun 25 2024

  • 4-H Mounted Horse Camp (Ages 8-12)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

Wed Jun 26 2024

  • 4-H Mounted Horse Camp (Ages 8-12)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

Thu Jun 27 2024

  • 4-H Mounted Horse Camp (Ages 8-12)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

Fri Jun 28 2024

  • 4-H Mounted Horse Camp (Ages 8-12)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

Sat Jun 29 2024

  • 2024 Sheep and Goat Day
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Addison County Fair & Field Days Grounds

    This event is for 4-H members, ages 8-18 as of Jan. 1, 2024. Participants will learn about showing, fitting, and parasites; take part in a quiz bowl competition and have a craft activity all about sheep and goats.

    Please see attached flyer for more information.

    Wear clothes and footwear appropriate for the weather. Bring a water bottle. Lunch will be provided.

    Register online: https://go.uvm.edu/2024sheepandgoatday by Friday, June 14.

    For program questions or to request language interpretation/translation assistance and/or a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please call or email Wendy Sorrell at 802-656-7641 or 1800-651-0068 or wendy.sorrell@uvm.edu<mailto:wendy.sorrell@uvm.edu> by Friday, April 26, 2024 so we may assist you.

Mon Jul 08 2024

  • 4-H Unmounted Horse Camp (Ages 5-9)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

Tue Jul 09 2024

  • 4-H Unmounted Horse Camp (Ages 5-9)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

Wed Jul 10 2024

  • 4-H Unmounted Horse Camp (Ages 5-9)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

Thu Jul 11 2024

  • 4-H Unmounted Horse Camp (Ages 5-9)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

  • Try It Thursdays
    6:00pm - 7:00pm
    UVM Extension, US Route 302, Berlin

    This is a free, five-session, exploratory series to discover what families are interested in seeing 4-H offer in the Central Vermont area.
    We will have fun learning a new skill while exploring 4-H.
    2024 session dates and activities: March 14th Springtime Crafting; April 11th Learn to Crochet; May 9th Wigglebots and Beginning Robotics; June 13th Sew a Scrunchie, Buttons and Mending; and July 11th Summer Crafting and Ice Cream Making. Open to all youth ages 8 to 18. Register online at https://go.uvm.edu/2024airy Limited to 15 participants per session.

    To request language interpretation/translation assistance and/or a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please call or email Corinne Cooper at 802-476-2003 or corinne.cooper@uvm.edu<mailto:corinne.cooper@uvm.edu> three weeks prior to the session you wish to attend so we may assist you.
    Contact Molly McFaun 802-656-4820 or molly.mcfaun@uvm.edu<mailto:molly.mcfaun@uvm.edu> with questions.

    www.uvm.edu/extension/youth<http://www.uvm.edu/extension/youth>

    Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Vermont Extension, Burlington, Vermont. University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. Any reference to commercial products, trade names, or brand names is for information only, and no endorsement or approval is intended.

Mon Jul 15 2024

  • 4-H Mounted Horse Camp (Ages 8-12)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

Tue Jul 16 2024

  • Youth Farm Safety Day
    9:30am - 3:00pm
    UVM Miller Research Farm, Burlington

    Youth ages 10-16 will attend workshops on First Aid, Tractor and Hearing Safety, Livestock Handling, and Fire Safety. Pre-register by July 10 at the following link https://go.uvm.edu/farmsafety24

    For more information, please contact Martha Manning at martha.manning@uvm.edu<mailto:martha.manning@uvm.edu>.

    To request language interpretation/translation assistance and/or a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please call or email Martha Manning at 802-656-7621 or 1-800-639-2130 or martha.manning@uvm.edu<mailto:martha.manning@uvm.edu> by Tuesday, June 25, 2024 so we may assist you.

  • 4-H Mounted Horse Camp (Ages 8-12)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

Wed Jul 17 2024

  • 4-H Mounted Horse Camp (Ages 8-12)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

Thu Jul 18 2024

  • 4-H Mounted Horse Camp (Ages 8-12)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

Fri Jul 19 2024

  • 4-H Mounted Horse Camp (Ages 8-12)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

Mon Jul 22 2024

  • 4-H Unmounted Horse Camp (Ages 5-9)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

Tue Jul 23 2024

  • 4-H Unmounted Horse Camp (Ages 5-9)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

Wed Jul 24 2024

  • 4-H Unmounted Horse Camp (Ages 5-9)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

Thu Jul 25 2024

  • 4-H Unmounted Horse Camp (Ages 5-9)
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Cedar Hill Farm

  • Orleans & Essex County 4-H Dairy Show
    6:30am - 2:30pm
    Orleans County Fairgrounds

    This show is open to enrolled 4-H youth from Orleans, Essex and Caledonia counties (or by request). The fairgrounds will be open by 6:30 AM for cattle to be checked in and barn set up. The 4-H dairy show starts at 10:00 AM. Please contact Lindy Birch at melinda.birch@uvm.edu<mailto:melinda.birch@uvm.edu> to receive a packet for the show. Entries will be due by July 12. Youth will need to have their dairy record book interview prior to the show day.

Tue Aug 13 2024

  • Vermont State Fair
    12:16am - 12:16am

Wed Aug 14 2024

  • 4-H Open Horse Show
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Vermont State Fair (175 S Main St, Rutland, VT 05701)

    All 4-H youth are invited to participate! Registration information forthcoming.
    Please email Tracey Stubbins, UVM Extension 4-H Educator, at tracey.stubbins@uvm.edu<mailto:tracey.stubbins@uvm.edu> for more information.

  • Vermont State Fair
    12:16am - 12:16am

Thu Aug 15 2024

  • Vermont State Fair
    12:16am - 12:16am

Fri Aug 16 2024

  • 4-H Gymkhana
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Vermont State Fair (175 S Main St, Rutland, VT 05701)

    All 4-H youth are invited to participate! Registration information forthcoming.
    Please email Tracey Stubbins, UVM Extension 4-H Educator, at tracey.stubbins@uvm.edu<mailto:tracey.stubbins@uvm.edu> for more information.

  • Vermont State Fair
    12:16am - 12:16am

Sat Aug 17 2024

  • Vermont State Fair
    12:16am - 12:16am