Events Calendar

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Feb. 1 - ESE 4-H Beef steers - entered online through ESE site and tagged by Feb. 1 for ESE consideration.  Contact Laura Marek to make arrangements.

Feb. 1 - UConn 4-H Teen Council application due to the county office

Feb. 3  due date - Regional Public Speaking registration due for the February 8 Regional Public Speaking Contest

Feb. 8  Regional Public Speaking Contest TAC 9:00 am 

Feb. 8 TOLLAND COUNTY 4-H FAIR sponsorship kick off dinner TAC 6:00pm 

Feb. 12 - Tolland County 4-H Fair Association Board of Directors' meeting 6:45pm ; Advisors meeting 6:00

Feb. 18 - RSVP for 3rd Thursday's Thankful Tea and Technology

Feb. 20 - State 4-H Horse Program Advisory Committee, 7:30 pm, Middlesex County Extension Center, Haddam

Feb. 20 - 3rd Thursday's Thankful Tea and Technology at TAC 6:00-8:00 rolling time "Drop in when you can, leave when you must" RSVP (Jan-April)

Feb. 22 - Giddy Up Games & State 4-H Model Horse Show, Eversource Building, Berlin, CT -
Model Horse Show Check In and Set Up 8:30-9:00 am Giddy Up Check In - 9:15-9:45 am

Feb. 28 - Environmental Action Day - UConn Storrs Campus

What's in it for young people?

When you join 4-H, you choose what interests you. Here are some examples of hands-on opportunities:
  • exploring science, the environment and nature
    • 4-H Adventures in STEM
    • 4-H National Youth Science Day
    • 4-H FIRST robotics 
  • starting community service projects 
  • developing photography or public speaking skills
  • learning workforce, business and entrepreneurial management
  • caring for animals
You meet new friends, solve problems and make a difference in your neighborhood or even in the world. Click here to learn how you can join Tolland County 4-H.



Adults like it, too!

Our adult 4-H volunteers enjoy working with young people. They learn positive youth/adult partnership stratigies to help young people reach their full potential. Let us help you match your talents and the time you can contribute to a rewarding experience. We offer content and context volunteer roles in area including but not limited to:
  • one day events: ex: Adventures in STEM; Expressive Arts Day or Dairy Beef Day 
  • short-term projects with national curricula: Click here to view samples of our curriculum at the 4-H mall
  • on-going group activities: Afterschool programs and camps
  • committee membership: Advisory and Working groups
  • club leader: Start and run a club  
You’ll get plenty of training and support from the UConn Extension Staff and recognition, too. You will  learn new skills and sharpen existing ones while seeing our 4-H youth grow through positive youth development. Click here for a 4-H Becoming a Volunteer

Click here to go to Fair page 

Everyone benefits

According to research by Tufts University, 4-H youth are 25% more likely to contribute to their families, themselves and their communities, and 41% less likely to engage in risky/problem behavior. Make the Best Better.

“Within weeks of joining 4-H I became a different child,” Dr. Jeff Howard says proudly.  Previously an ostracized introvert who had trouble fitting in, Jeff found 4-H to be “the most nurturing, welcoming environment I had ever been in. That, and experiences since then have driven me to be an advocate for how 4-H can play a key role in nurturing all children” regardless of race, creed, background or sexual orientation. Click here for more of the story in News

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