Month: January 2024

UConn 4-H Horse Event Day

The UConn 4-H Horse Event Day will be held on Saturday, February 24 at the Middlesex County Extension Center in Haddam.  It includes Giddy Up Games, the Model Horse Show and the 2024 Horse Poster Contest.

Giddy Up Games is a fun, interactive program where teams of two participate in horse-themed challenges and win prizes at the end of the day.

The Model Horse Show exhibit drop off begins February 10 and goes through February 22.  Model Horse show judging will be February 23, as it takes a very long time to judge.  Model Horse Show awards will be given out following Giddy Up games on the 24th.

Poster can be submitted on the 24th, as the rubric for that is far less complicated.  Registration information for all 3 events is in the registration packet.  Please share with your community.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A HORSE PROJECT TO DO ANY OF THESE ACTIVITIES!  All participants are welcome.

Registration Packet



2024 UConn 4-H Dairy/Beef Day

UConn 4-H Dairy/Beef Day will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 9:00am to 2:30pm at the UConn Storrs campus.  Check in is from 8:30 to 9:00am in the Chemistry Building.  There will be lots of activities and workshops available throughout the day.  Registration fee is $10 per person.  Registration deadline is February 14th.  T-shirts will be available for both youth and adults.  Anyone wanting a t-shirt must pay the $10.00 registration fee by the February 14th registration deadline, no extras will be ordered.  Snow date is March 10th.

Registration Form


4-H Nutrition and Food Show

The Open 4-H Nutrition & Food Show registration is now open. The event will take place on Saturday, February 24th at the 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm. This year’s program includes an International Food entry competition, workshops, milkshake contest and grilled cheese competition. NEW this year, the top senior team from milkshake and grilled cheese will qualify for selection as the UConn 4-H team to compete in September at The Big E.


Registration & Information Packet 


Registration is due FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16th 


2024 UConn 4-H Sheep Day

UConn 4-H Sheep Day will be held on February 3rd at the UConn Storrs campus from 9am to 3pm.  Activities include sheep judging and selection, hands on activities with Veterinarians, halter making and quiz bowl.  Registration is $15 per attendee.  Youth must have a chaperon on the premises.  If parent/guardian will not be accompanying a youth participant the adult accompanying each youth must have a 4-H member health form in their possession signed by the youth’s parent/guardian.

Registration Form

Dairy Judging 101

Dairy Judging 101 will be held on January 27th from 9am to 4pm at the UConn Storrs campus.  This workshop will help participants improve their judging skills and gain skill and confidence in your reasons.  Open to all.  Each 4-H member attending must be accompanied by a parent or approved volunteer as their chaperon for the day.

Registration Flyer