UConn Extension
Tolland County 4-H Calendar

Dates to Remember 2017- 2018

*Tolland County 4-H Fairboard Meetings - Second Wednesday of every month @ 6:45 pm (Tolland County Extension Center), except for July when there are two meetings- (the second and fourth Wednesdays)

The State 4-H Horse Dates are as follows:
Horse Advisory Committee meetings: 11/16, 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21
 
September
  • September 13: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45- Last meeting of 2017 4-H Program Year Fairboard 
  • September 15-October : Eastern States Exposition (ESE) a.ka. The Big E
  • September 28-September 30- ESE 4-H Goat Program
  • September 29-October 1- ESE 4-H Dog and Sheep Programs
October
  • October 1: ESE 4-H Dog and Sheep Program in Mallary 
  • October 1: ESE Connecticut Day in the New England Center Building
  • October 2: Last date accepting Fairboard Applications: Go to Fair tab for applications and all things Tolland County 4-H Fair 
  • October 4-15: Tractor Supply Paper Clover 4-H Fundraiser 
  • October 4: 4-H NYSD at Tractor Supply 
  • October 11: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45 First meeting of 2018 4-H Program Year Fairboard
  • October 14: 4-H NYSD at Tractor Supply- postponed 
  • October 14: Sheep Shearing School – UConn Campus, Storrs, CT
  • October 14: Tolland County 4-H Awards and Recognition Night Tolland Extension Center at TAC 
  • October 16For 4-H Club Leaders: End of Year Report- End of year reports are due October 16 to Tolland County 4-H office 
  • October 16: 4-H in Vernon after-school program starts
  • October 20: Due date for registration and code of conduct for Adventures in STEM Conference, November 4- UConn Storrs
  • October 28: Tolland County 4-H Volunteer and Leader Appreciation Dinner  6:00pm Tolland Extension Center TAC
November
  • November 1: UConn Career Night – UConn Campus, Storrs, CT
  • November 4: Adventures in STEM Conference, UConn Storrs; registration due Oct 20 (see above)
  • November 8: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
  • November 10: 4-H STEAM club. Science Technology Engineering Art and Math:TAC room 3 6:30-8
  • November 16: Horse Advisory Committee meetings
  • November 24-28:  National 4-H Congress, Atlanta, GA
December
  • December 9: 4-H STEAM club. Science Technology Engineering Art and Math: TAC room 3: 10:00am -12:00pm and 2 pm-4:00 pm 
  • December 13: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45 Winter Celebration see Events
  • December 15: Webex meeting: How to guide for Recognition Form to attend National 4-H Conference and CWF 
January 2018
  • January 4: Recognition Forms are due to the Tolland County Office for consideration to attend National 4-H Conference and CWF
    • January 5: Approved Recognition Forms are due from the Tolland County Office to the State Office 
    • Have your forms in early to the county office - you don't have to wait until due date :) 
  • January 10: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45 
  • January 18: Horse Advisory Committee meetings
  • January 20 - Giddy Up Games – Location TBA – (snow 1/27)
February
  • February 1: Verification Forms due to County Offices for Beef Steers for ESE
  • February 2:  Due date for February 10th 2018 Regional Public Speaking Competition Registration 
  • February 3: Teen and Leader Conference snow date February 4 
  • February 10: 2018 Regional Public Speaking Competition, Tolland Extension Center at TAC; registration due 2/2/18 see above
  • February 10: Sponsorship Kickoff Dinner, 6:00pm Tolland Extension Center at TAC 
  • February 14: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
  • February 15: Horse Advisory Committee meetings
  • February 24: Horsin in Stride workshop day – Haddam
March
  • March 14: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
  • March 15: Horse Advisory Committee meetings
  • March 24: Sponsorship Turn-in 9:00am-2:00pm Tolland Extension Center at TAC
  • March 24: Hippology – Storrs
April
  • April 11: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
  • April 19: Horse Advisory Committee meetings
  • April 28: Horse Judging – Storrs
May
  • May 1: 4-H Verification forms due for Dairy Cattle, Beef Heifers for ESE consideration and Horse for 4-H Fair Showing
    • Application for ESE New England 4-H Horse Show Due
    • Application for ESE New England 4-H Dairy Program Due
  • May 5: New England 4-H Dog Clinic, Tolland Extension Center at TAC
  • May 9: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
  • May 15:  Due date Tolland County 4-H office in even number years (2018, 2020) The Big E Ruby Morris Scholarship Form
  • May 15: Horse Advisory Committee meetings
June
  • June 1: 4-H Verification forms due for beef, dog, rabbit, cavies, small animals, goat, swine, working steer, llama, alpaca, poultry and sheep for 4-H fair showing
  • June 13: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
  • June 21: Horse Advisory Committee meetings
July
  • July 11: First of two Fairboard Meeting of July Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
  • State 4-H Horse Show – July 14 tentative date
  • June 15-17: All Camps Conference
  • July 16-20:4-H Food Revolution for youth ages 7-11 (4-H Counselor (ages 16-18) and 4-H Counselor in Training (ages 14-15) volunteer positions also available) 
  • July 25: Second of two Fairboard Meeting of July Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45
August
  • August 3: Barn Dance, Tolland Extension Center at TAC
  • August 4: Fair Set Up- Everyone's help is needed, Tolland Extension Center at TAC
  • August 8: Activity Building Check-in
  • August 9: Check-in for select Activity Building, Animal Projects and Tractors
  • August 10-12: 76th Tolland County 4-H Fair 
September
  • September 12: Fairboard Advisors 6:00 pm Board of Directors 6:45- Last meeting of 2018 4-H Program Year Fairboard