CAYUGA CO., N.Y. — Youth in Cayuga County 4-H work year-round on various hands-on projects, such as raising animals, artwork, photography, sewing, baking and robotics. Normally, the culmination of their hard work is the showcase of their exhibits and live animal shows during the 4-H Youth Fair that takes place every July and the potential to take part in The New York State Fair.
Unfortunately, the 2020 4-H Youth Fair had to be cancelled to protect the health and safety of youth participants, families, staff, and visitors. In place of an in-person youth fair, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County is offering 4-H participants the opportunity to showcase their projects virtually.
4-H members will submit videos or photos of the projects they were planning on taking to the fair. Most of them have already done the work for the projects, and while the video doesn’t replace the fair, it still gives everyone the opportunity to demonstrate what they worked so hard on all year. The competitions will be judged based on the same standards as the County Fair. A special slideshow will be released with all the projects and animals entered in the Virtual Fair. Starting in July, we will be showcasing our amazing youth on the Cayuga County CCE Facebook page in our Faces of the Fair profiles. In August, watch for the results from all our Virtual Shows and videos of all the Virtual 4-H Youth Fair exhibits. Please follow our social media as we recognize the dedication and achievements of our 4-H Youth.
Cayuga County 4-H is the primary youth development program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County. CCE Cayuga is part of the Cooperative Extension land grant system, a partnership between County, State, and Federal governments that is administered in New York State through Cornell University. Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. We bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world. Extension staff and trained volunteers deliver education programs, conduct applied research, and encourage community collaboration in Cayuga County. Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Cayuga County
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