University of Maryland Extension

4-H & Youth

4-H Revolution

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4-H'ers in Howard County are leading a Revolution of Responsibility - a movement for positive change in every community in America including right here in Howard County, MD

 4-H youth are a living breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right here in Howard County. This takes uncommon commitment and that is exactly what our youth have!


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HOWARD COUNTY FAIR-The entry system is open for 4-H members and all entries need to be completed by July 1st!  There are no extensions or exceptions to the July 1st deadline.  If you have any questions or need assistance to enter, please contact our office at 410-313-2707.

Maryland 4-H On-Line Animal Husbandry and Quality Assurance (AH&QA)-The 2019 program is open,  new program content about zoonosis and biosecurity measures to reduce spread of diseases was added for 2019.  Members may access the AH&QA program at:   Additionally, a link to access the AH&QA program and the 2019 Maryland 4-H AH&QA Information Sheet is posted on the Animal Science Program Resources page of the Maryland 4-H website at  

    May-July-The Cloverleaf Newsletter has important information and dates regarding upcoming programs, deadlines, etc.  

    Trophy Sponsorship needed - The Howard County 4-H Program is looking for award sponsors for the Howard County 4-H Fair.  Please check out the list and see if you can help us!.

    Commerical Sheep Registrations-Commercial sheep and goats will be tagged between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20th at the fairgrounds.  Please bring completed registration forms with you that evening.  Email Sheryl Bennett at if you plan to bring commercial animals to be tagged that evening so enough tags will be available.

    4-H Camp-Sunday, June 23rd through Saturday, June 29th-For Sunday, June 23rd-Departure Day-please have your children there between 8:30 to 9:30 to check-in and go through the departure stations. The busses are scheduled to leave the fairgrounds by 10:00 a.m.   Please remember all campers need to bring a bag lunch for Sunday.  Include the campers name on the bag which will help with distribution once they arrive at camp.  If you have any questions leading up to departure, please contact our office at 410-313-2707.

    4-H Swine Showmanship Workshop-Tuesday, July 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Hough Farm, 17419 Hardy Rd., Mt. Airy, MD 21771

    Livestock Weight Checks-As of now, we have scheduled several weight checks throughout the summer.  Weight checks will be held on June 20th; July 1st; July 15th and July 24th from 6:00-8:00 -.m.  Please arrive by 7:45 so we can be finished by 8:00 p.m.  If the heat index is 95 or above at 4:00 p.m. that day, the weight check will be cancelled.  If a weight check is cancelled, an email will be sent to the club email address.    If you are unsure, please contact the office between 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 410-313-2707.

    Summer Programs

    • Clover Academy-July 9th-July 11th   "Small Pets"
    • Clover Academy-July 23rd-25th  "Crafting with Nature"

    2019 Enrollment-To join the Howard County 4-H program, you will need to complete the online enrollment process.  Please keep in mind that we ask potential members to attend at least one 4-H meeting prior to enrolling in the online system.  Enrollment can be completed at  

    For more information about the Howard County 4-H Program please contact one of the following:

    Sheryl Bennett-4-H Youth Development Educator   
    410-313-1912 or

    Chris Rein-4-H Program Coordinator                     
    410-313-1915 or

    Amy Payne-4-H Outreach Program Assistant         
    410-313-2711 or

    Amy Brueckmann-4-H Administrative Assistant
    410-313-1906 or
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