4-H Youth Fair Poultry Show

July 27, 2019 from 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Birds of many types will come together at the fair this year to be judged. We can’t wait to see what ducks, turkeys, and chickens alike will come out for this event!

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4-H Youth Fair Meat Goat Show

July 26, 2019 from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Get excited for this year’s 4-H meat goat show! Our judge is ready and excited to see what you know, and to help youth continue learning with their animals.

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4-H Youth Fair Rabbit and Cavy Show

July 26, 2019 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Here’s to our rabbit and cavy raising 4-Hers! Today is your day to show what you know about your animals at the 4-H rabbit and cavy show. Our judge is excited to see what you’ve learned, and to help you continue to grow with your pets!

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4-H Dairy Cattle Showmanship and Breed: Youth Fair

July 25, 2019 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Calling all 4-H members showing dairy cattle this year! Today’s your day to exhibit the animals you have worked hard with all year long, and to qualify for showing at State Fair.

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4-H Youth Fair Project Evaluation

July 22, 2019 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Monday before Youth Fair, projects will be evaluated at Ward O’Hara.  Please register up to 30 exhibits by June 30th, and sign up for a time slot to speak with judges about your work! We can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with. Select exhibits will be chosen to go to state fair, during the youth fair.

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2019 4-H Youth Fair Dog Obedience Show

July 25, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

4-H youth who have participated in dog obedience courses with our instructors Jackie and Beth can sign up to compete at the Youth Fair 4-H dog obedience show! Just make sure you have your animal ID certificates in by June 1st, and current rabies vaccinations.

                 NEW this year! The dog show is now on a Thursday evening, to limit distractions to youth and animals.

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4-H Youth Fair 2019

Thursday July 25 – Saturday July 27, 2019 

Youth Fair is once again being held at the Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum across from Emerson Park in Auburn NY. This 3 day event includes multiple opportunities for 4-Hers to present skills learned in the past year, both with animals, with learned skills, and leadership experience. Just a few examples include:

Monday, July 22nd:

    • 4-H Project Evaluation

Thursday, July 25th:

    • 4-H Dairy Cattle Showmanship & Breed Class
    • 4-H Dog Obedience Show

Friday, July 26th:

    • 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Show
    • 4-H Goat Show

Saturday, July 27th:

    • 4-H and Open Beef Show
    • Talent Show
    • 4-H Poultry Show

To learn more or to sign up for an opportunity volunteering, contact Theresa Spain: tfs22@cornell.edu, or Vivian Chappell: vhc26@cornell.edu.

Hope to see you there!

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Pheasant Chick Distribution Program a Success!

The Pheasant Chick distribution that took place at the Auburn Tractor Supply Company on May 21st was a success.

A total of 1,725 chicks went home with families and individuals to be raised and released!

Thank you to all who participated, we hope to see you again next year!

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4-H Horse Clinic Hosted at Snook Stables a Success!

4-H Educational Riding Clinic was a Success!

4-H Educational Riding Clinic was Success!

Thank you to All!

On Saturday, May 11th the Cayuga County 4-H Horse Program had 25 4-H members and their project horses gather at an educational riding clinic. Wendy Casper at Snook Training Stable in Weedsport hosted the event.

The Empire Arabian Club underwrote the grant that brought Clinician Dave Phillips in for a full day of riding instruction and problem solving. Several different levels of riders participated including advanced and Cloverbuds. A pizza lunch was provided courtesy of Byrne Dairy.

CCE of Cayuga County wishes to thank everyone that helped to organize and run the event, and our sponsors, Snook Training Stable, Empire Arabian Club and Byrne Dairy!

Here are some highlights from the event!

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4-H Events Calendar

Events Calendar

NYS 4-H Horse Judging – UPDATE; has been postponed. More announcements to come.

June 2019: Upcoming Events

June 1, 2019 – Animal ID Certificates DUE!

June 25-27, 2019 – 4-H Career Explorations: this is an annual conference hosted by Cornell for youth to explore potential careers and possibilities for furthering education. Youth will learn in a hands on environment, from Cornell faculty and graduate students, as well as have the opportunity to experience campus life! Registration open until June 1st.

  • Where: Held at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY
  • When: Arrive between 10am and 12pm on June 25th, depart 2:30pm on June 27th
  • Cost: $260 per youth and participating chaperone
  • Who: For youth in 10th grade and up (University U available for 8th and 9th graders)
  • How: Click HERE for more details!

July 2019: Upcoming Events

At a Glance Schedule, Events 2019:


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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