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.

2019 Enrollment and Re-enrollment-Howard County 4-H members and UME volunteers MUST re-enroll through the Maryland 4-H Online Enrollment system at  The system is OPEN and you are able to enroll for the 2019 year.  Please refer to the Maryland 4-H Youth and Adult Enrollment Guide to assist with the enrollment process.

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  

    June-August Cloverleaf-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

    Central Cluster 4-H Fashion Revue-Saturday, June 8th

    New 4-Her/Family Fair Orientation-Monday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m in the Dining Hall at the Howard County Fairgrounds-Register for this event at:

    4-H Camp-Sunday, June 23rd through Saturday, June 29th-Applications and additional information is now available.  Please click on the 4-H Camp link for more information.

    Summer Programs

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

    Livestock Weight Checks-As of now, we have scheduled several weight checks throughout the summer.  Weight checks will be held on June 20th (tentative and to be confirmed); 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.

    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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