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4-H Calendar

Entries for the 2021 Howard County Fair are open.

Schedule for the Fair

4-H Robotics Challenge Board

  • Beef Heifers, Dairy Cattle, Breeding Goats, Breeding Sheep and Breeding Swine were entered through the Howard County Fair Portal
  • 4-H Indoor, Canine, Horse, Poultry and Rabbit were entered through our 4-H Online Entry System.
  • We are looking for your support.  We have special awards for the 2021 Howard County Fair in need of sponsorship.  Since we had no awards last year we may have a number of awards that become available.  Please check availability often.
  • Commercial Sheep/Goats that need to be tagged, we will be doing this on Tuesday, June 29th - 6:00-7:00 pm.  Please email by Monday, June 28th to let her know you will be bringing animals to be tagged.
  • Livestock Weight checks - If the heat index is 95 or above at 4:00 pm 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 as to whether it is being held, you can email or call the office at 410-313-2707 from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
    • July 7th - 6:00-8:00 pm - CANCELLED
    • July 12th - 6:00 - 8:00 pm - CANCELLED
    • July 19th - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    • July 28th - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Letter from the Livestock Sale Committee for promotional booklet
  • Animal Husbandry and Quality Assurance - Attention members carrying: Beef, Dairy Cattle, Goat, Horse and Pony, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep and Swine Part of these projects is the expectation you complete the Animal Husbandry and Quality Assurance training. You need to update it for each project when you:
    • Change age division (ie Junior to Intermediate or Intermediate to Senior)
    • Add a livestock project that you have not completed a AHQA training in your current age division You can go to our Registration website and select your name. You will be able to see your status along with you Market Livestock Projects.

Enrollment Information

As the youth development program of the Cooperative Extension System of land-grant universities, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, empowering six million young people throughout the United States. Cooperative Extension of 1862 and 1890  land-grant universities provide the leadership to engage young people in 4-H in all 3,007 counties of the United States.

4-H'ers belong to 4-H Clubs that meet in local communities.  University of Maryland Extension Volunteers help youth learn life skills to become caring, competent and responsible individuals through club work, community service, and 4-H project curriculum.  4-H members work with their club leaders to develop their educational plans for each year.  These plans might include community service projects, speakers, field trips, or learning activities.

4-H'ers participate in county-wide programs organized by volunteers and University of Maryland Extension faculty.  These programs include activities such as fashion shows, camps, public speaking contests, workshops, and more.  With so many community clubs and specialty clubs in Howard County, there is always something to do in Howard County 4-H.

Please click on the Club Information link to find specific information about joining a club and the 4-H clubs in Howard County.

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.  

Current re-enrollment for the 2021 is currently open and the link to register is


If you have volunteered with the Maryland 4-H program for 5 years or more, you are asked to complete a refresher volunteer training.  To access please visit

Additionally, all volunteers will need to complete the "Return to In-Person Programming" training prior to returning to any in-person programming later this year.  The link to access is

Officer Training

The Central Maryland 4-H Cluster is pleased to announce the release of a virtual Officer Training resource that was created to help our 4-H club officers.  

The direct link to the resource is:

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For more information, please see the informational flyer.

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

Sheryl Bennett

4-H Youth Development Educator


Chris Rein

4-H Program Coordinator


Amy Brueckmann

4-H Administrative Assistant