4-h calendar


4-H Calendar of Events

4-H Families – Fall activities are in full swing, and I hope everyone is having a wonderful first week of school activities! Fall is a very busy time for 4-H; please see below for upcoming deadlines, opportunities, and announcements. As always, feel free to reach out to me at jja26@cornell.edu with any 4-H questions.


  • August 30th – T-Shirt Design ideas due. The deadline extended to September 30th! I think the summer got away from some of us. Help us design the next 4-H T-shirt. Submit your ideas via the entry form
  • September 14th – September 4-H Project Kit orders due. This month features the IDEA Collective Butterfly Kit! See attached for an order form or order online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Sept.20234-Hsubscription_257.
  • September 15th – Year-End Paperwork and Achievement Night nominations due – Every enrolled family should have received a packet in the mail. Paperwork is also available at https://yates.cce.cornell.edu/4-h-youth/4-h-forms. Please reach out with any questions. Remember, you must hand your paperwork in to qualify for the Year-End Awards.
  • November 1st – 4-H Re-Enrollment Due – Forms will go out soon!


  • Can and Bottle Drive to Benefit Kane Smith – Our 4-H Teen Group is sponsoring a Can and Bottle Drive to support the nephew of past 4-H Educator, Tammi Jo. Please consider donating your cans and bottles. They can be dropped off at the 4-H office or on the front porch of the Dairy Bar. Please also promote with friends and family! 

Year-End Paperwork

  • All year-end paperwork needs are updated online at https://yates.cce.cornell.edu/4-h-youth/4-h-forms. A mailing has also gone out to all families with paper copies of all the forms you need to complete. We know no one likes paperwork, but this information helps us document our program reach/impact and helps us work to secure the funding needed to continue programming efforts. Please don’t forget also to turn in your Achievement Night nomination forms, available via the above link.


  • State Fair has come to an end, and Yates County sent 1 youth for animal science, 2 youth as Teen Leaders, as well as our youth projects. Yates County was small in numbers but shined with new experiences, lots of positive project feedback, and 3 Purple Rosettes for outstanding exhibits! Congratulations to all who took part! State Fair projects are available for pick up at the 4-H office. However, we are trying to organize a 4-H display for National 4-H Week. If you would like your project included, we are happy to store it in the office until October. Just let us know!

Upcoming Events – Click here for the September calendar of events!

  • September 18th – 4-H Zucchini Muffin Workshop – Save the date and keep an eye out for additional details!
  • September 18th – 4-H Advisory Committee Meeting – 6-7:30 pm at the 4-H office
  • September 22nd – 23rd – 4-H Outdoor Adventure Weekend at Camp Bristol Hills. See attached for additional information.
  • September 23rd – 24th – Cornell Communications Institute – For youth interested in advancing their public speaking skills. Contact Jen for more information.
  • September 24th – Geo-Caching Meeting. Time and location TBD.
  • September 25th – 4-H Teen Group Meeting, 6-8 pm
  • September 30th – Clay Workshop – Save the date. More information to come!
  • October 1th – 7th – National 4-H Week
  • October 4th – 15th – Fall Paper Clover Campaign – We are looking for youth and adult volunteers to help promote this event in our local Tractor Supply. Please reach out to Jen if you’re able to help. 


Jen Clancey
4-H & Human Ecology Team Leader, Interim Executive Director
(315) 536-5123 ext. 4374

Last updated September 8, 2023