Calendar

2024

October 2023

  • October 20 - Applications for the Ignite by 4-H 2024 National 4-H Summit due to county 4-H offices
  • October 28 - Fairfield County 4-H Fair at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport

November 2023

  • November 24-28 - National 4-H Congress, Atlanta, GA

December 2023

January

  • January 5 - 4-H Recognition forms due for National 4-H Conference and Citizenship Washington Focus.  Make sure to check county deadline as forms must be submitted and approved at county level first
  • Middlesex County 4-H Skillathon - Middlesex County Extension Center
  • January 27 - Dairy Judging 101 - UConn Storrs campus
    • 4-H Horse Bowl Contest and Horsin' In Stride - Middlesex County Extension Center
  • January 28 - Dairy Judging Practice - Farm tour

February

  • February 1 - ESE 4-H Beef steers - entered online through ESE site and tagged by Feb. 1 for ESE consideration. Contact Laura Marek to make arrangements.
  • February 3 - UConn 4-H Sheep Day - UConn Storrs campus
  • February 10 - Trivia Night to Benefit the UConn 4-H Horse Program, Middlesex County Extension Center
  • February 24 - Open 4-H Food and Nutrition Show at Auerfarm in Bloomfield. Includes Grilled Cheese and Milk Shake State Qualifications for the Big E.
  • February 29 - 6:30pm to 8pm, 4-H Dairy Judging practice at Kingswood Farm, Anne Ennis, 289 Providence Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234

March

  • March 9 - UConn 4-H Dairy and Beef Day, UConn Storrs campus, snow date March 16
  • March 13-17 - Ignite by 4-H - the 2024 National 4-H Summit
  • March 16 - UConn 4-H Public Speaking Finals, UConn Storrs campus
    • snow date UConn 4-H Dairy and Beef Day
  • March 23 - UConn 4-H Expressive Arts Day, Litchfield County Extension Center, Torrington
  • March 28 - 7pm to 8:30pm, 4-H Dairy Judging practice at Birch Mill Farm, Tim and Katlyn Kinsella, 185 Belden Street, Falls Village, CT 06031

April

  • April 6 - UConn 4-H Goat Day, UConn Storrs campus
  • April 17 - UConn 4-H Citizenship Day at the Capitol in Hartford
  • April 19-24 - National 4-H Conference in Arlington, VA
  • April 25 - 7pm to 8:30pm - 4-H Dairy Judging practice at Millborne Farm, Dr. Morey Miller, 264 N. Granby Road, Granby, CT 06035-1301
  • April 27 - 4-H Horse Judging Contest

May

  • May 1 - Verification forms due for Dairy Cattle, Beef Heifers and Horse for ESE consideration and Horse and Beef for 4-H Fair Showing
    • Application for ESE New England 4-H Horse Show Due
    • Application for ESE New England 4-H Dairy Program Due
  • May 4 - New England 4-H Dog Clinic - Tolland Agricultural Center
  • May 30 - 7pm to 8:30pm, 4-H Dairy Judging practice at Smyths Trinity Farm, The Dugas Family, 4 Oliver Road, Enfield, CT 06082

June

  • June 1 - Recognition Forms due for consideration to attend National 4-H Dairy Conference and National 4-H Congress
    • Verification forms due for dog, rabbit, cavies, small animals, goat, swine, working steer, llama, alpaca, poultry and sheep for 4-H fair showing
  • June 20-27 - Citizenship Washington Focus - Bethesda, MD
  • June 29 - 6pm, UConn 4-H State Dairy Judging contest at the CT Holstein Show, Goshen Fairgrounds, 116 Old Middle St., Goshen, CT 06756

July

  • July 20 - State 4-H Horse Show - Tolland Agricultural Center

August

  • August 2-4 - Litchfield County 4-H Fair, Goshen Fairgrounds
  • August 2-4 - Middlesex/New Haven County 4-H Fair - Durham Fairgrounds
  • August 9-11 - Tolland County 4-H Fair - Tolland Agricultural Center
  • August 16-18 - Hartford County 4-H Fair - Fourtown Fairgounds in Somers

September

  • The Big E - September 13 - 29