Tolland County

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Contact

Maryann Fusco-Rollins

Tolland County Extension

24 Hyde Ave. (Rt. 30)

Vernon, CT 06066

maryann.fusco@uconn.edu

(860) 875-3331

County Resources

4-H’er & Volunteer Opportunities

Big E New England 4-H Dairy Goat Program         

September 29 -October 1, 2022

The New England 4-H Dairy Goat Program at the Big E is open to youth with both registered and non-registered dairy type goats including wethers.UConn 4-H eligibility requirements for New England 4-H Dairy Goat Program are as follows:

1) Must be 12 years old (4-H age) enrolled in the goat project area.
2) Youth must have submitted lease and verification forms for project animals by June 1st.
3) Animals shown in the registered division must be registered in the 4-H'ers name or leased by June 1st.
Sample owner situations and lease requirements:
Clover Farm – not acceptable as proof of ownership, lease required;
Clover Family: Sally, Bob, & Chris – acceptable as proof of ownership;
Clover Family - not acceptable as proof of ownership, lease required;
Chris Clover- acceptable, no lease required.
4) Paper applications must be signed by the leader and county 4-H professional endorsing the suitability of the delegate for the program and that the youth exhibited in the county 4-H fair.

Change for 2022
There is no blue or red Danish ribbon requirement in Fitting and Showmanship at the 4-H fair. Should interest exceed space, a selection process will be used. This is a pilot for 2022. 

Application requirements (Both steps must be completed)
1) Paper application with all signatures except state office representative must be submitted to Hartford County 4-H Office, 270 Farmington Ave. Suite 262, Farmington, CT 06032 by August 20th.
https://cdn.saffire.com/files.ashxt=fg&rid=TheBigE&f=DairyGoatPkt2022_final.pdf

2) Submission of online 4-H registration by August 24th at 11:59pm.
https://thebigel.fairwire.com/

Online instructions are available at
https://cdn.saffire.com/files.ashx?t=fg&rid=TheBigE&f=2021_4-H_Dairy_GoatOnline_Entry_Steps.pdf

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Big E 4-H Sheep Program                 

September 30- October 2, 2022

Application requirements (Both steps must be completed)

1. Paper application with all signatures except state office representative must be submitted to Hartford County 4-H Office, 270 Farmington Ave. Suite 262, Farmington, CT 06032 by August 20th.
Sheep Packet 

2. Submission of online 4-H registration by August 24th at 11:59pm.
BIG E 4-H Sheep Registration

Online instructions are available at
Sheep Online Entry Steps
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Big E 4-H Dog Program                     

September 30- October 2, 2022

4-H Dog Packet 2022

1. Enter online at The Big E website by the August 21,2022
https://www.thebige.com/p/competitions/4-h/packets2. Send the following forms with all signatures except state office representative to Tolland County 4-H Office, 24 Hyde Ave, Vernon, CT, 06066 by August 21st
a. Dog Program Signature Page
b. Lease Form (if applicable)
c. Code of Conduct, or appropriate state required paperwork
d. New England 4-H Participation Form (Health Form)3. Mail the following forms by August 21, 2022 to the Show Superintendent
Carol Ann LeBlanc, 784 Mather St, Suffield, CT 06078, email: leblancc@cox.net.
Emailed forms or unreadable forms WILL NOT be accepted!
a. 4x6 photo of exhibitor and dog (together, in the same photo!)
b. 4-H Dog Project Verification Form (use the one found in this packet only) (page4)
c. Copy of Vaccine Certificates or Proof of vaccines current as of September 1 of the current year.

 

Forms & Resources

Forms

General 4-H State Forms

Awards

Fairboard Applications 

General Resources

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 .pdf
3) Completed UConn 4-H Health Forms.pdf, carried by authorized 4-H Volunteer traveling with youth and returned to 4-H Office post-trip.

Risk Management Planning Guide.pdf
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.

        Record Books

        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.

        https://4h.zsuite.org/

        Calendar

        2022 Calendar

        Save the date: Tolland County 4-H Fairboard Meetings are the second Wednesday of every month at 6:45 pm (held at the Tolland County Extension Center), except for July when there are two meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Find the 2021-2022 fairboard meeting calendar here.

        We ask that clubs do not schedule their meetings on the second Wednesday of the month to allow for 4-H members and volunteer to join Fairboard. If your club does not have a member on Fairboard please consider sending someone from your club to attend Fairboard meetings and report back to your club.

         

         

        August 1-8: Drop off raffle items to Tolland County 4-H office, 24 Hyde Ave, Vernon CT

        August 5: Tolland County 4-H Fair Barn Dance 6:00- 8:00pm

        August 6: Tolland County 4-H Fair set up, Tolland Ag Center (8:00 am set up, fairboard arrive at 7:30 am)

        August 10: Tolland County 4-H Fair enter activity exhibits, 6:00-9:00 pm 

        August 11: Tolland County 4-H Fair enter livestock & small engine exhibits 3:00-9:00 pm

        August 12-14: Tolland County 4-H Fair, Tolland Agricultural Center 

        August 20: New England State Dairy Goat & Sheep Applications Due to Hartford County 4-H Office

        August 21: New England Dog Registration Submissions due to Hartford County 4-H Office & to Big E

        August 24: New England State Dairy Goat & Sheep Registration Submissions Due to Big E

        September 29-October 1: Big E 4-H Dairy Goat Program

        September 30-October 2: Big E 4-H Sheep Program & Big E 4-H Dog Program

        Tolland County 4-H Food Revolution

        Guidelines for In-Person Activities

         

        UConn 4-H COVID-19 Guidelines as of 5/10/22
         
        With the updated UConn guidelines, masking is strongly encouraged on campus in instructional settings, workspaces, and indoor events, but no longer required. UConn 4-H activities that are hosted in spaces other than UConn property should follow the guidelines of the host facility.  Any 4-H activities occurring on UConn property or in a UConn office must adhere to current UConn guidelines.

        Please remember that masking is still recommended.  We also strongly encourage each member of the UConn community to continue to be flexible and courteous when it comes to masking.  Members of the community will be at varying stages of comfort with mask wearing and we want to be respectful of others.

        Please note that the requirement for safety plans has been removed.  If this should change in the future, an announcement will be made in future newsletters.  

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