University of Maryland Extension

4-H & Youth


4-H Revolution

For the health and safety of our communities, the University of Maryland Extension 4-H Program has suspended all in-person 4-H events, practices, club meetings, and programs through July 31st. Additionally, our 4-H faculty and staff are continuing to telework through JJuly 24th.  Additionally, strict guidelines and protocols have been put in to place for 4-H in person events starting on August 1st.  Please read the letter containing all specifics and information related to the restrictions and protocols put in to place.
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Howard County Fair-There are many updates and changes in regards to 4-H participation in Howard County Fair.  There will be no in-person 4-H events held at the Howard County Fair in 2020.  All 4-H Indoor Building entries will be submitted and judged on a virtual platform.  The Howard County 4-H Livestock Sale will be held on a virtual platform as well.

Livestock Registration Forms for commercial sheep or goats, and pygmy goats.  For 2020, all forms will be completed online.  If you do not have the capability to complete the online forms, please contact Sheryl Bennett at for assistance.  

Animal Husbandry and Quality Assurance Program (AH&QA)-AH&QA can be accessed at the following link which is new for 2020:  Howard County 4-H members who need to complete the program need to do so by July 1st.


2020 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 potentialmembers to attend at least one 4-H meeting prior to enrolling in the online system.  

Maryland 4-H is excited to announce 4-H Online 2.0! A modern update to the classic membership management system, 4-H Online 2.0 will have a new look and location but will contain your existing 4-H profile and records. Enrollment for the 2020 is currently open and the link to register is


2020 Howard County 4-H Member Policy

2020 Howard County Club Policies and Guidelines

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