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Tolland County 4-H Fair Volunteer sign up is now live! 


     43 DAYS until the Tolland County 4-H Fair     

Please sign up for volunteer opportunities throughout the fair weekend. 



VOLUNTEER SIGN UP HERE
 


          In this Issue          

 
SIGN UP FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT THE TOLLAND COUNTY 4-H FAIR

This Week
 
June 30: Big E Ruby Morris 4-H Scholarship Due to Tolland County Office

July 1: UConn Hall of Fame and Rising Star Award Nominations Due 
 
Next Week

July 6-9: Yankee Cluster Dog Shows 

July 8th: Registration Deadline for Food Revolution

Coming Up

July 13: Tolland County 4-H Fairboard Meeting at 6:45 pm (Tolland County Extension Center)

July 17: CT 4-H Horse Show

July 18-21: Tolland County 4-H Food Revolution

Announcements
UConn Hall of Fame/Rising Star Nominations- DUE JULY 1
Poultry Activity Update

Opportunities
Food Revolution Summer Programs
Big E Goat 4-H Program 
Big E Sheep Program
Big E Dog Program
CT 4-H Horse Show
Scholarship Opportunity
Job Opportunities 
Report Mallard Nests 


Club News
Stories and photos you send to us highlighted here

Other Information
4-H Fair Poultry Shows
2022 CT Fair & Show Requirements
Covid Guidelines
Record Book in ZSuite 
4-H Website
 


         Announcements         

 

 Accepting UConn 4-H Hall of Fame and Rising Star Award Nominations for 2022


DUE FRIDAY JULY 1
 

UConn 4-H Hall of Fame Nominations Wanted! 

UConn 4-H is establishing our very own 4-H Hall of Fame to recognize the accomplishments of volunteers and supporters of the UConn 4-H program.
Nominations are currently being sought of nominees for the inaugural UConn 4-H Hall of Fame class.
Nominations are due to your county 4-H Office by July 1, 2022.
Application available at: 

s.uconn.edu/4-Hhof

 

UConn 4-H Rising Star Nominations Wanted! 

UConn 4-H volunteers within their first 10 years who have demonstrated significant dedication and achievement as a UConn 4-H Volunteer will be recognized as UConn 4-H Rising Star award winners.
Nominations are due to your county 4-H office by July 1, 2022.
Application available at s.uconn.edu/4-hrisingstar 


 Questions regarding the nomination process can be directed to
Nancy Wilhelm, State 4-H Program Coordinator at nancy.wilhelm@uconn.edu.  




 


           Opportunities           





 

Register Here

Visit Tolland County Food Revolution website for more information

Now recruiting counselors, see below applications
Email heather.wirth@uconn.edu if you have any questions.

Counselor in Training Applications (ages 14-15): s.uconn.edu/foodrevolutioncit
Counselor Applications (ages 16+): s.uconn.edu/foodrevolutioncounselor



          Big E New England 4-H Dairy Goat Program         

September 29 -October 1, 2022

The New England 4-H Dairy Goat Program at the Big E is open to youth with both registered and non-registered dairy type goats including wethers. 

UConn 4-H eligibility requirements for New England 4-H Dairy Goat Program are as follows:

1) Must be 12 years old (4-H age) enrolled in the goat project area. 
2) Youth must have submitted lease and verification forms for project animals by June 1st. 
3) Animals shown in the registered division must be registered in the 4-H'ers name or leased by June 1st. 
    Sample owner situations and lease requirements: 
       Clover Farm – not acceptable as proof of ownership, lease required; 
       Clover Family: Sally, Bob, & Chris – acceptable as proof of ownership; 
       Clover Family - not acceptable as proof of ownership, lease required; 
       Chris Clover- acceptable, no lease required.
4) Paper applications must be signed by the leader and county 4-H professional endorsing the suitability of the delegate for the program and that the youth exhibited in the county 4-H fair.  
Change for 2022
There is no blue or red Danish ribbon requirement in Fitting and Showmanship at the 4-H fair. Should interest exceed space, a selection process will be used. This is a pilot for 2022. 

 

Application requirements (Both steps must be completed)
1) Paper application with all signatures except state office representative must be submitted to Hartford County 4-H Office, 270 Farmington Ave. Suite 262, Farmington, CT 06032 by August 20th. 
https://cdn.saffire.com/files.ashxt=fg&rid=TheBigE&f=DairyGoatPkt2022_final.pdf

2) Submission of online 4-H registration by August 24th at 11:59pm.
https://thebigel.fairwire.com/

Online instructions are available at
https://cdn.saffire.com/files.ashx?t=fg&rid=TheBigE&f=2021_4-H_Dairy_GoatOnline_Entry_Steps.pdf


                     Big E 4-H Sheep Program                 

September 30- October 2, 2022

Application requirements (Both steps must be completed)

1. Paper application with all signatures except state office representative must be submitted to Hartford County 4-H Office, 270 Farmington Ave. Suite 262, Farmington, CT 06032 by August 20th.
Sheep Packet 

2. Submission of online 4-H registration by August 24th at 11:59pm.
BIG E 4-H Sheep Registration

Online instructions are available at
Sheep Online Entry Steps
 


                      Big E 4-H Dog Program                     

September 30- October 2, 2022

4-H Dog Packet 2022
1. Enter online at The Big E website by the August 21,2022 
https://www.thebige.com/p/competitions/4-h/packets

2. Send the following forms with all signatures except state office representative to Tolland County 4-H Office, 24 Hyde Ave, Vernon, CT, 06066 by August 21st 
a. Dog Program Signature Page 
b. Lease Form (if applicable)
c. Code of Conduct, or appropriate state required paperwork
d. New England 4-H Participation Form (Health Form

3. Mail the following forms by August 21, 2022 to the Show Superintendent
Carol Ann LeBlanc, 784 Mather St, Suffield, CT 06078, email: leblancc@cox.net.
Emailed forms or unreadable forms WILL NOT be accepted!
a. 4x6 photo of exhibitor and dog (together, in the same photo!)
b. 4-H Dog Project Verification Form (use the one found in this packet only) (page4)
c. Copy of Vaccine Certificates or Proof of vaccines current as of September 1 of the current year. 



8th ANNUAL CONNECTICUT 4-H HORSE SHOW
Sunday, July 17, 2022 Rain or Shine
Tolland Agricultural Center 24 Hyde Ave., Vernon, CT 06066
Information Packet

 





THE BIG E RUBY MORRIS 4-H SCHOLARSHIP
4-H’ers must fill out the Connecticut Morris 4-H Scholarship form and submit it to the Tolland County Office by June 30th. 
Open to high school seniors, or first year of college or technical school.

UConn Extension
Educational Program Assistant 1, Middlesex County Extension
4-H Youth Development Food and Agricultural Literacy- Assistant/Associate Cooperative Extension Educator
Assistant/Associate Extension Educator in Soil Health
Program Assistant Position (Public Service Technician)
Program Coordinator (Public Service Technician)
Educational Program Assistant 1 Fairfield County





             Club News            




Share stories and photos of your club so it can be highlighted in our newsletter and on our facebook page!

Email Lauren @ lauren.manuck@uconn.edu to submit club news
 


         Other Information       



4-H Fair Poultry Shows

On May 18, 2022 the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial backyard flock (poultry) in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

In light of this and other detections nationwide, UConn Extension has determined that there will be no poultry shows at 4-H Fairs this summer.  Best practices indicate co-mingling birds from small flocks around the state is not advised at this time due to the incidence of AI found in wild birds.
Our 4-H fairs will be working to create other poultry related experiences at their fairs instead of having regular competitions. 

If you wish to track 2022 confirmations of HPAI, please visit this site




2022 State of CT Fair & Show Requirements

Please review the requirements and use as reference in the upcoming show season

 


UConn 4-H COVID-19 Guidelines as of 5/10/22
 
With the updated UConn guidelines, masking is strongly encouraged on campus in instructional settings, workspaces, and indoor events, but no longer required. UConn 4-H activities that are hosted in spaces other than UConn property should follow the guidelines of the host facility.  Any 4-H activities occurring on UConn property or in a UConn office must adhere to current UConn guidelines. 

Please remember that masking is still recommended.  We also strongly encourage each member of the UConn community to continue to be flexible and courteous when it comes to masking.  Members of the community will be at varying stages of comfort with mask wearing and we want to be respectful of others.

Please note that the requirement for safety plans has been removed.  If this should change in the future, an announcement will be made in future newsletters.  


Complete your UConn 4-H record book in ZSuite


Now is a great time to start working on your record book!
A video on how to complete a UConn 4-H Record Book can be found at
s.uconn.edu/4-hrecord



4-H Websites
You can find forms, upcoming event information and other details at:
Tolland County 4-H: https://4-h.extension.uconn.edu/tolland-county/
UCONN 4-H Program: s.uconn.edu/4-H 

 


             Calendar            




June 30: Big E Ruby Morris 4-H Scholarship Due to Tolland County Office 

July 1: UConn 4-H Hall of Fame and Rising Star Award nominations due 

July 6-July 10: Yankee Classic Cluster Dog Shows

July 13: Tolland County 4-H Fairboard Meeting at 6:45 pm (Tolland County Extension Center)

July 17: CT 4-H Horse Show

July 18-21: Food Revolution Summer Program Register Here

July 27: Tolland County 4-H Fairboard Meeting at 6:45 pm (Tolland County Extension Center)

August 12-14: Tolland County 4-H Fair

September 29-October 1: Big E 4-H Dairy Goat Program; Registration due August 20th 

September 30-October 2:
                Big E 4-H Sheep Program; Registration due August 20th 
                Big E 4-H Dog Program; Registration due August 21st
 
Maryann J. Fusco-Rollins
UConn Extension Tolland County 4-H
Program Administrator
24 Hyde Avenue, Vernon CT 06066
Extension Office Phone: 860.875.3331
4-H Direct Phone: 860.870.6929
maryann.fusco@uconn.edu
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