SYRACUSE, N.Y. — 4-H members are looking forward to sharing their projects with our county, Monday July 25 to Saturday 30 at the New York State Fairgrounds. 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. Animal Shows and 4-H Project judging will take place throughout the week, ending with our culminating event, “Family Fun Day” on Saturday, July 30th beginning with a Pet Show at 11:30am, followed by “Family Fun Day” at 12:00 noon. Please refer to the CCE Onondaga 4-H website at cceonondaga.org/2022-youth-fair for more information.
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.
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 4-H Educator is easy. For more information on 4-H opportunities in Onondaga County visit us online at cceonondaga.org/4-h-youth or on Facebook at facebook.com/Onondaga4H, and learn more about youth development, current opportunities, and implementing community-wide change at an early age.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension, Onondaga County