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

March 26: State Public Speaking Contest

March 26: Hartford County 4-H Sponsorship Campaign Turn-In

March 28: Application Deadline for 4-H Youth In Action Awards

March 31st:  The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees Essay Contest Deadline

April 1: Applications Due for Agrotek Innovation Free Summer Program in Vermont

April 2: 4-H Goat Day, Storrs Campus (Registration Deadline 3/9)

April 7: Swine & Poultry Educational Session

April 8: Registration Due for UConn STEM Day - CSI: Storrs-Follow The Evidence

April 9: Dairy Show & Banquet, Horsebarn Hill Arena/Ratcliffe Hicks Arena

April 22: Hartford County 4-H Fair Association Meeting at 7pm
4-H Education Center at Auerfarm, Bloomfield
*Please note date change due to holidays*

April 23: UConn STEM Day - CSI: Storrs-Follow The Evidence

April 30: Jr. STEM Day

May 7: Dog Clinic

May 7: The Massachusetts 4-H Rabbit Committee Rabbit Workshop- The Big E Fairgrounds in West Springfield, MA

May 14: UConn 4-H Equine Activities Day

May 14: Expressive Arts Day (Registration Deadline 4/29/22)

May 15: CT Association of Fairs Scholarship due to 4-H Office

May 20: Hartford County 4-H Fair Association Meeting at 7pm
4-H Education Center at Auerfarm, Bloomfield

May 20: Recognition Forms for Teen Council, Dairy Conference and Teen Congress Due

June 1: Connecticut Agricultural Education Foundation Scholarship Applications Due

June 12: Fairfield County 4-H Dog Show

June 17: Hartford County 4-H Fair Association Meeting at 7pm
4-H Education Center at Auerfarm, Bloomfield

June 26 - July 1: Agrotek Innovation Residential Academy (Application deadline 4/1/22)

July 1: 4-H Hall of Fame and 4-H Rising Star Nominations due.

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

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

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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

    Admission for the 2021 4-H Fair is $5 for adults and $3 for youth 3-12. Registered 4-H Members and Volunteers can show their membership card for free admission. Those attending the 2021 4-H Fair multiple days are encouraged to pre-order weekend passes to pre-pay and receive a discounted admission rate.

     

    4-H Fair Sponsorship Campaign

    2022 Goal is $40,000

    Rules & Regulations

    Sponsorship Form

    Sponsorship Awards

    Sponsorship Tally

     

    Hartford County 4-H Camp

     

     

     Our 2022 Session Dates

     

    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.

    Record Books

    Record Books

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

    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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    4-H Educator

     

    Jen Cushman

    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