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March 2019: Upcoming Events


March 10, 2019  – District Dairy Bowl Event

  • Where: Mid Lakes Jr/Sr High School, 1554 Rt 488, Phelps, NY 14432

March 16, 2019 – A Tack Sale will take place at the Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, so come on out and get rid of your unwanted and excess horse gear! All proceeds will benefit Cayuga County 4-H and the Rising Stars 4-H club.

  • Where: Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum (6880 East Leak Rd, Auburn, NY 13021)
  • When: 10am-2pm
  • Cost: Table rentals are $20/apiece, free to attend
  • Who: Open to the public and any interested 4-H members!
  • How: Contact Vina Cuddeback at 315-406-7205 to rent a table or for more information

March 4, 11, 18, 25 – April 1 & 6, 2019 – Tractor Safety Certification Course for ALL Youth, not limited 4-H Members.  The hazardous Occupation in Agriculture Law requires that youth ages 14-16 must have at least 24 hours of tractor safety and maintenance instruction to drive a tractor on a farm not owned by their parents. Youth who are 13 may be eligible to receive certification, please call CCE to verify eligibility. Preregistration is required, registration is open until March 1st. Attendance required at all classes to receive certification.

  • Where: Varies with all classes, call for a complete schedule
  • When: Mondays, 6pm – 9pm March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1, & Saturday April 6, 2019
  • Cost: $45 per person (includes student manual)
  • Who: All youth (not limited to 4-H members)
  • How: Click HERE to register and call 315-255-1183 for more information

March 18, 2019 – Office Closed for Presidents Day

March 18- 22, 2019 Agricultural Literacy Week.  Throughout Cayuga county, volunteers will read On the Farm, at the Market by G.Brian Karas to elementary classrooms and lead a related activity.

  • Where: Throughout Cayuga County
  • Cost: Free
  • Who: Volunteers
  • How: Call 315-255-1183 ext. 246 to volunteer or participate

March 30, 2019 – District Presentations at Midlakes Highschool

March 31, 2019 – March Dog Madness will be hosted by Orange County 4-H educators for interested dog club leaders,  teens and youth. Participants will gather to practice dog training principles they can apply to their own training and share with other youth in their counties. Click HERE for more information!

  • Where: Middletown, NY Click
  • When: Sunday, March 31st, 10am – 4pm
  • Cost:$25/person (includes lunch)
  • Who: Open to the public
  • How: RSVP by March 22, as classes will fill up. Click  HERE to register!

April 2019: Upcoming Events

April 5-7, 2019 – STARR (State Teen Action Reps Retreat) will once again take place at the NYS Fair Grounds in Syracuse New York. Just 85$ to register for this fun filled weekend, 4-H teens will participate in a variety of workshops and activities aimed at helping youth develop a range of skills. The event is planned by youth and adults serving on the STARR committee. Click HERE for more information!

  • Where: NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY
  • When: The weekend of April 5-7, 2019
  • Cost: $85 per youth
  • Who: All 4-H Teens aged 13 and up!
  • How:  Click HERE to register! 

April 6, 2019 – Vet Open House at Cornell Campus click HERE

April 28, 2019 – Equine Extravaganza: SUNY Cobleskill faculty and students in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Schoharie-Otsego & Fulton-Montgomery welcome 4-H youth from across New York State to join us for a fun filled educational day that is intended to broaden the 4-H youths’ knowledge within the horse project and provide more insight into Hippology.

  • Where: Equine Center at SUNY Cobleskill
  • When: 9am-3pm Sunday, April 28th 2019
  • Cost: $20/youth, $10/adult chaperone (cost includes t-shirt!)
  • Who: All 4-H youth, cloverbuds and up!
  • How: Click HERE for more information, and HERE for forms to register!

May 2019: Upcoming Events

May 3-5, 2019 – Forestry Weekend: Join youth from across NY, for this three-day event focused on learning about forest management and careers in forestry. This event will include games, activities and a competition relevant to forestry, during which a team will be selected to represent NYS at the National Forestry Invitational (must be aged 14-19 to attend national event).

  • Where: Camp Shankitunk, NY
  • When: The weekend of May 3-5, 2019
  • Cost: ~ $45
  • Who: Youth aged 10 and up
  • How: Registration is not yet open

May 4, 2019 – Animal Crackers registration is now open for this workshop oriented event focused on educating about horse and poultry science! Participants will learn about different aspects of animal care, interact and exchange with faculty, staff, students, professional producers, industry experts, and more, utilizing the unique facilities of Cornell University.

  • Where: Cornell Campus, Morrison Hall
  • When: Check-in begins at 9am on Saturday, May 4, 2019
  • Cost: $15
  • Who: 4-H youth aged 9 and up
  • How: Register through your country office by contacting CCE @ 315-255-1183. Click HERE for more details and HERE to register online!

May 17-18, 2019 – 4-H Equine and Dairy 101: This one-night two-day 4-H Dairy & Equine Camp is for 4-H youth interested in either the dairy or equine tract! All sessions will be taught by Morrisville State College faculty and other professionals in the industries. For more information on this awesome program or to register, call Jennifer Collins at the Herkimer County 4-H office at 315-866-7920.

  • Where: Morrisville State College
  • Cost: $100 per 4-H participant & $75 per chaperone
  • Who: 4-H youth aged 13-19
  • How: Click HERE to register

At a Glance Schedule, Upcoming Events 2019:


March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 – Youth Tractor Safety Course

March 27-April 7, 2019 – Paper Clover Campaign

March 29-30, 2019 – Dairy Discovery Program @ Cornell

March 30, 2019 – District Public Presentations

March 31, 2019 – March Dog Madness


April 1, 6, 2019 – Youth Tractor Safety Course

April 5-7, 2019 – STARR Program

April 6, 2019 -Vet School Open House

April 27, 2019 – NYS 4-H Horse Bowl

April 27, 2019 – NYS 4-H Dairy Bowl


May 4, 2019 – Animal Crackers Program @ Cornell

May 11, 2019 – 4-H Horse Clinic @ Snook’s Training Stables

May 11, 2019 – NYS 4-H Horse Communications

May 19-21, 2019 – 4-H Capital Days Program in Albany


June 14-16, 2010 – NYS 4-H STEM Camp

June 25-27, 2019 -4-H Career Explorations Program @ Cornell

July 25-27, 2019 – 4-H Youth Fair Events


August 17, 2019 – Tentative: NYS 4-H Dog Show @ NYS Fairgrounds

August 21-September 2, 2019 – NYS Fair


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Registrations are required for most programs, for detailed information on specific events, call: (315) 255-1183, emailfind us on Facebook, or visit our website. If you are a person with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations for the any event, contact us as soon as possible, please. Please contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension Cayuga County office if you have special needs or are unable to pay at cost events.


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