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Jennifer Cushman

Hartford County 4-H Educator

Exchange Building - Suite 262

Building 4

270 Farmington Avenue

Farmington, CT, 06032


(860) 409-9050

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County Resources



  • Save the date: Hartford County Meetings are held on the third Friday of every month, except August, September, and October


July 15: Hartford County 4-H Fair Association Meeting at 7pm
4-H Education Center at Auerfarm, Bloomfield

July 15:  Applications for Hartford Cunty 4-H Fair Association Scholarship Due

August 15-18 & 22: Fair Workweek

August 19, 20, 21: Hartford County 4-H Fair, Fourtown Fairgrounds Somers, CT

August 31: Award Nomination Forms Due

October 15: Fall Festival, Auerfarm

October 21: Annual Meeting/Awards Night

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    Service Awards

    Service Awards
         Recommendations deadline is now JUNE 15th

  • Bailey Fund Grant
  • Volunteer Spotlight Questions
  • Hartford County Fair Association Scholarship
  • Hartford County 4-H Fair Association


    Hartford County 4-H Fair Association

    Hartford County Meetings are held on the third Friday of every month, except August, September, and October.

    4-H Fair

    General Admission for the 2022 4-H Fair is $5. 

    Seniors and those with Military ID are $3. 

    Children 3 and under are Free.   

    Registered 4-H Members and Volunteers can show their membership card for free admission. Those attending the 2022 4-H Fair multiple days are encouraged to pre-order weekend passes to pre-pay and receive a discounted admission rate.

    2022 Hartford County 4-H Fair Premium Book

    4-H Fair Sponsorship Campaign

    2022 Goal is $40,000

    Rules & Regulations

    Sponsorship Form

    Sponsorship Awards

    Sponsorship Tally


    Record Books

    Record Books

    UConn 4-H Record Book Materials: https://4-h.extension.uconn.edu/record-book-materials/

    4-H Education Center at Auerfarm



    Inspire children and adults to engage in, learn about, and enjoy agriculture, science, and the natural environment.

    Upcoming Events:

    July - The Blueberry Jam

    October - Fall Festival

    December - Santa on the Farm

    Visit Our Website to Learn More

    Hartford County 4-H Camp


    Visit our Website


     Our 2022 Session Dates



    Enroll in 4-H Using Z Suite

    Enroll in 4-H Using Z Suite

    The Z Suite Enrollment System for UConn 4-H families and volunteers is now open.

    Z Suite Enrollment System

    Guidelines for In-Person Activities (Updated)

    Guidelines for In-Person Activities (Updated)

    -All 4-H activities must adhere to local and state guidelines as well as those of UConn. 

    -REMEMBER: Six foot spacing and masks are required indoors, highly recommended outdoors!

    *Please email the 4-H Office prior to planning activities to obtain updates on current restrictions.

    REMINDER: Prior to ALL in-person 4-H activities, signed safety plans MUST be emailed to the 4-H Office for review. 
    UConn Extension has developed a safety plan. This document references various aspects of planning that you need to be cognizant of as you re-engage in face to face programming. Where the plan asks for a faculty or staff member, you as a registered 4-H volunteer may list your name. You are encouraged to work with 4-Hers to complete the form. 

    A completed copy of this form needs to be submitted to the 4-H Office and kept on file with each club/4-H group in case there is a positive. Please note it is critical that a list of all individuals present are recorded on an attendance sheet. This includes speakers, family members, volunteers, etc. 

    Please email Jennifer Cushman with any questions. In accordance with University guidelines, we continue to work remotely. 

    UConn Hartford County 4-H Advisory Committee Award Program

    UConn Hartford County 4-H Advisory Committee Award Program

    A variety of awards, including county medals, county recognition certificates, the Judith Ferry Award, the Hartford County Unsung Hero Award, Friend of 4-H Award, and Exceptional Service Award, are available to 4-H volunteers and 4-H youth members.
    Forms & More Information

    UConn Robotics

    UConn Robotics

    Record keeping is an important part of the 4-H experience. 4-H members are encouraged to keep records as part of their leadership experience. They present a picture of their growth and development as a 4-H member. With this in mind a new 4-H robotics record sheet has been created to help 4-H robotics members keep track of their activities, awards and goals.  Record books come in handy as you begin to apply for awards such as National Honor Society and apply for college.  We hope you will give them a try. Please note that in order to be considered for 4-H medals, awards, and national trips, you must complete the robotics record sheet and pair it with the yearly project record.  If you have any questions, please contact your local 4-H educator. 

    4-H Volunteer Reminders

    Verification & Lease Forms
    Lease and verification forms for 2020 have been updated. Please visit https://4-h.extension.uconn.edu/forms/ for updated forms in word and pdf. 

    Club Field Trips

    Traveling out of state or overnight? As you prepare for your travel, there are three documents needed in the 4-H Office for overnight/out of state travel:
    The first two items are requested two weeks prior to the trip/as soon as qualification is determined.

    1) Itinerary with locations and names of all attendees
    2) Completed Risk Management Plan 
    3) Completed UConn 4-H Health Forms, carried by authorized 4-H Volunteer traveling with youth and returned to 4-H Office post-trip.

    Risk Management Planning Guide
    If you have any additional adults who will be chaperoning, please let us know ASAP, to allow for ample time for screening. Please keep in mind that a registered 4-H volunteer must be in each vehicle if transportation is provided as part of the club activity.

    If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the 4-H Office.

    UConn Hartford County 4-H in the News

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