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Jennifer Cushman

Hartford County 4-H Educator

Exchange Building - Suite 262

Building 4

270 Farmington Avenue

Farmington, CT, 06032

jennifer.cushman@uconn.edu

(860) 409-9050

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County Resources

Calendar

Calendar

January 27: Healthy Mind Train the Trainer Workshop - Middlesex County Extension Center

January 28: Healthy Mind Train the Trainer Workshop - Virtual Training

January 30:  Healthy Mind Train the Trainer Workshop - Litchfield County Extension Center

February 4: Trivia Night - Benefitting the UConn 4-H Horse Program - UConn Extension Center, Haddam - Register by January 20th

February 11:  UConn 4-H Regional Public Presentation Competition - Register by 2/6/23

February 11:  Dairy Judging Workshop - Registration limited to first 50 participants

February 11:  Hartford County 4-H Camp Registration Opens for Campers and Teen Counselors

February 15:  Northeast Region Volunteer Training

February 17:  4-H Fair Association Meeting

March 5:  Food & Nutrition Show Registration Due 2/24

March 9 - March 13:  Ignite by 4-H (formerly Summit)

March 11:  UConn 4-H Dairy & Beef Day RegistrationDue 2/17

March 17:  4-H Fair Association Meeting

March 25:  Public Speaking Contest Finals

April 12:  UConn 4-H Citizenship Day

April 14 - April 19: 4-H Conference. Crystal City, VA

April 21:  4-H Fair Association Meeting

April 29: State 4-H Horse Program, Storrs Campus - Entry Deadline March 1st

May 1:  Cattle & Equine Verification Forms Due

May 19:  4-H Fair Association Meeting

June 1: All other animal Verification Forms Due

June 16:  4-H Fair Association Meeting

July 21:  4-H Fair Association Meeting

August 18 - August 20: Hartford County 4-H Fair 

 

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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.

    Attend a Hartford County 4-H Fair Association Meeting to learn more about the fair, provide input in planning and participate in the planning process.  Save the date for these upcoming meetings and check your newsletter for more details.

    February 17th
    March 17th
    April 21st
    May 19th
    June 16th
    July 21st

    4-H Fair

    2023 SCHEDULE COMING SOON!

    Friday, August 18th

    Saturday, August 19th

    Sunday, August 20th

    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

     

    OUR MISSION

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

    Upcoming Events:

    SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!

    March 4th – Pancake Breakfast
    March 18-19 – CT Maple Weekend
    June 23rd – Party in Plaid
    July 23rd – Blueberry Jam
    October 14th – Fall Festival

    Visit Our Website to Learn More

    Hartford County 4-H Camp

     

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    CAMP DATES 2023

    Session Dates
    Bring Your Own Horse Camp June 18 - June 24
    Mini Camp June 21 - June 22
    Week 1 June 25 - July 1
    Week 2 July 2 - July 8
    Week 3 July 9 - July 15
    Week 4 July 16 - July 22
    Week 5 July 23 - July 29
    Week 6 July 30 - August 5
    Week 7 August 6 - August 12

    News

    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. 
    ACCESS THE FORM

     
    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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