SYRACUSE, N.Y. — 4-H members are looking forward to sharing their projects with our county this weekend, July 27 to 29. The local 4-H Youth Development Program is an initiative of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County. This is an annual culminating event for the 4-H Program. About 50 youth, ages 5-18, will exhibit their 4-H projects to demonstrate what they have learned throughout the past year.
New this year, in addition to horse and dairy goat shows, we will also have a chicken show, and other educational activities related to arts, crafts, and cooking! Our educational activities are aimed at providing 4-Hers with experiences in different project areas, promote peer learning, as well as encourage Cloverbud (4-Hers ages 5 – 7) participation.
All youth have worked hard with their projects and are required to document educational hours outside of the classroom as well as hours of community service. Selected 4-H youth will then have the opportunity to represent Onondaga County at the NY State Fair.
Here is the schedule:
4-H Onondaga County Youth Fair 2018 Program
7/27-7/29, 8am – 5pm (until 1pm for 29th): Horse Western, English, and Gymkhana divisions
7/27, 6 – 7pm: NEW! Chicken Show
7/28, 11am – 2pm: Goat Clinic & Show
Location: NYS Fairgrounds (Toyota Coliseum, Goat Barn, Youth Building) 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse NY 13209
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, reaching over 6 million youth through a community of young people across the U.S. and implemented through the Cooperative Extension System. The New York State 4-H program reaches over 170,000 youth per year, connecting them to hands-on learning opportunities in science, healthy living, civic engagement, and agriculture and food systems. 4-H helps youth ages 5-19 from rural, suburban and urban communities grow into competent, caring, contributing members of society. 4-H programs reach youth in every New York State County and the five boroughs of New York City.
Connecting with your local 4H Educator is easy. For more information on 4H opportunities in Onondaga County visit us online at http://cceonondaga.org/4-h-youth and learn more about youth development, current opportunities and implementing community-wide change at an early age.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County
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