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4-H Calendar

2022 Essay Question:  Explain how 4-H has helped you develop leadership skill and become a leader in your local 4-H Program, your community, and for the future.

Maryland 4-H Animal Science Project Award - This is the link to an information sheet about the awards (there is one error which is the deadline says October 15th, however, for 2021 they are due by October 25th instead.   https://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/2021-02/4-HState%20Animal%20Science%20Project%20and%20Record%20Award.pdf

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Livestock Sale

Check and see if I have a Special Awards Thank You Note to write

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.

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 https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in

Volunteers

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 https://vimeo.com/user68922404/review/413098455/71eb2bc785.

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 https://vimeo.com/527482259

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: https://go.umd.edu/MDofficertraining

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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

410-313-1912

sheryb@umd.edu

Chris Rein

4-H Program Coordinator

410-313-1915

crein@umd.edu

Amy Brueckmann

4-H Administrative Assistant

410-313-1906

amyb@umd.edu