2022 UConn 4-H Citizenship Day

UConn 4-H Citizenship Day is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 311 Capital Avenue in Hartford.  The event is open to all youth 12-18 years old.  Adults are welcome to attend to assist throughout the day with needed volunteer tasks.

Registration is $15 until 4/12/22.  After that date the fee goes up to $20.  The registration fee includes lunch and program materials.

What does “We the People” mean in today’s political climate?  We will explore this in more detail along with ways as 4-Hers we can be the type of citizens the world needs right now.   Come with us as we immerse ourselves in a day of civic exploration through discussion and hands-on learning.

Citizenship Day 2022 registration


4-H Horse Activity Day and Judging/Quiz Bowl Contests

4-H Horse Activity Day is May 14.  It will include Model Horse Show, Poster Contest and Giddy Up Games.

CT Horse Poster Contest 2022

Giddy Up Games – info 2022

Model Horse 2022

Judging/Quizbowl CONTEST REGISTRATIONS – click here – https://forms.gle/zu7cGoasJG6MtN9v9   Information on registering for the Judging contest or Quizbowl contest (or both) are in the form. If you have questions email Emily.alger@uconn.edu


4-H Expressive Arts Day

4-H Expressive Arts Day will be held on Saturday, May 14th at the UConn Storrs Campus.  It will include workshops along with the 4-H Art Contest, 4-H Photography Contest, 4-H Textile Arts Contest and the 4-H Fashion Revue.

Expressive Arts Information Packet 2022

4-H Art Contest Evaluation Form

Textile Arts Information Sheet

Sewn Outfit judging form

Sewn Outfit judging Court of Honor

PDF version – SmartShopperWorkbook

Word version – SmartShopperWorkbook



Electronic 4-H Record Keeping

UConn 4-H is excited to announce that electronic record keeping is now available within the ZSuite system. Each member should complete a Yearly Record or Alternate Yearly Record followed by the appropriate number of record sheets for their project areas using the Animal Record, Alternate Animal Record, Non-Animal Record, Alternate Non-Animal Record, Robotics, and Animal Study Sheets. Explorer 4-H members can also complete their Explorer Activity Summary sheet electronically. Completed record sheets can be downloaded for signature and submission once complete, please check with your county 4-H office for more information regarding county specific record book requirements. Please note, 4-H Record Sheets may still be typed or handwritten. Sheets are available at s.uconn.edu/4-H under Resources and then Record Keeping. Optional Supplemental Sheets for animal records are available electronically. If you need assistance with your electronic record book, please feel free to use the live chat within ZSuite Monday-Friday 8am-5pm or email ZSuite during nights/weekends. Questions regarding record keeping such sheet types, records and submission are best asked of your club leader or UConn 4-H County Professional. Step by step electronic record keeping instructions can be found here

Annual Survey Emails Were Sent Out

Kid decorating a pumpkin

UConn 4-H is dedicated to the improving youth development programs across Connecticut. We will be conducting a brief annual survey of registered 4-H youth participants each Fall. This is an important opportunity for UConn 4-H to demonstrate our positive impacts on youth development. Your participation is greatly appreciated. Please check your junk/spam folders. If you did not receive a link and opted-in for evaluation during the 2020-2021 4-H year, please email maryann.fusco@uconn.edu.

UConn 4-H Leadership Opportunities

UConn 4-H Leadership OpportunitiesRecognition Forms for consideration for the UConn 4-H Teen Council, National 4-H Dairy Conference and National 4-H Congress are due to the local 4-H Office on in May.  Check with your local 4-H office for specific dates.  All applications must be typed.



National 4-H Dairy Conference provides an opportunity for youth to meet with members of the dairy industry and develop a better understanding of the production and marketing of dairy products as well as provide a broad understanding of careers available in the dairy industry.  A variety of tours and workshops are offered to meet these objectives.


National 4-H Congress – National 4-H Congress is a pinnacle event of the 4-H experience providing workshops focused on the 4-H mission mandates, hands-on service learning experiences, challenging speakers, and opportunities for networking and recreational activities.


UConn 4-H Teen Council –Applications for the 2023 4-H year will be due June 1, 2022. Interviews will be scheduled through September of 2022 and the term will run from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023.