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Fair Walking Challenge

Let’s Crush It!

Get Walking with Delaware 4-H

Join the Delaware 4-H weeklong walking challenge during the Delaware State Fair. The contest will officially start Thursday, July 21st and run thought Saturday, July 30th. Register by Tuesday, July 19th to receive your code to submit your steps daily. Prizes will be awarded for the participant with the most steps in each age category and the most overall steps. Pedometers will be available for anyone needing one.


Register today!

Register HERE


Age Categories:

Cloverbud (5-7 year old)

8-10 year old

11-13 year old

14-16 year old

17-19 year old



For any questions please contact Lindsay or Kaitlin

DE 4-H Science Trip Series

James Farm Preserve



Do you like to be outside and explore nature?  This trip is for you!  The James Farm Preserve will offer a variety of educational activities for our group from hiking through a maritime forest to seining in the Indian River Bay.  Participants will also be able to have a guided kayak tour of the bay!

What you need to bring:  Bag Lunch, Water, Clothes and close toed shoes that could get wet, hat, change of clothes, towel, sunscreen, bug spray

Bus will pick up any New Castle and Kent County members at the Kent 4-H Office at 8:30am

Program starts at 10:00 am

Leave James Farm Preserve at 2:00 pm

Bus will return to Kent County 4-H Office at 3:15 pm(depending upon traffic).

Kayak Tour Cost $10.00 (non-refundable)

Registration Link:

County Archery Shoots

These trainings are offered to anyone, unless otherwise noted.

You must attend a session if you want to participate in the State Contest. 

Youth may attend any of the opportunities listed below.

You will need to indicate on the form if you are new to archery or if you have attended an archery meeting/training in the past.  This will give us an idea about attendees who plan to attend so we can offer the assistance needed.

*Parents/Responsible Adults are asked to remain on site during the duration of the event, unless otherwise arranged.


New Castle County

April 10, and May 22 both shoots will be 2 pm 

Ebling Farm: 997 Caldwell Corner Rd Townsend DE 19734

Instructor: Laura Campbell

Contact: Jenny Trunfio,


Kent County

Each Date will have 2 options, you may sign up for one option per date.

April 14  5:00pm or 6:00pm

April 15  10:00am or 11:00am

April 22  10:00am or 11:00am

April 23  10:00am or 11:00am

All dates will be held 583 Shady Bridge Rd, Marydel, De

*Participant parents will be asked to complete a hold harmless on behalf of the property owner at arrival

Instructor: Gary Utley

Contact: Kristin Cook,



Sussex County

March 27 – Safety Training and Shoot – Anger Residence. 2:00-5:00 pm.  (5-6 members each hour)

April 24 – Safety Training and Shoot – Anger Residence. 2:00-5:00 pm.  (5-6 members each hour)

May 9 – Safety Training at Sussex 4-H Office at 7:00 pm (Bo Waller)

May 21- Archery Practice (for those who have safety training) at Sussex 4-H Office during Links Spring Fair

Contact: Jill Jackson,

Scholarship Opportunities

Delaware 4-H Foundation Scholarship

Delaware Farm Bureau Scholarships

Each year, the Delaware Farm Bureau Women’s Committee and Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee award scholarships to deserving high school and college students!

View the available scholarships below:

DE Farm Bureau Scholarships


Help the Health Ambassadors with their CANengineering Project

HAWAs are collecting items for the CANgineering Food Bank project and planning to build a food sculpture for judging! HAWAs will collect food May 2nd-May 20th to create a food sculpture at NCC Extension OFFICE, May 21st. Donations can be dropped off between 8:30am-4:00pm M-F at NCC office, or make arrangements with for outside these hours. Please consider these high priority items: Peanut butter, Canned vegetables, Canned soups, Canned meats; like tuna and chicken, Canned fruits, Canned dinners (spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli, etc.) as a reminder no food can be donated in glass containers. Find out more details here:

Healthy Habits Opportunities

Calling all Healthy Habits program participants for our first

Get Experience in Mindfulness Family Day

@ Lums Pond State Park!

Saturday May 14th 10:00am-2:00pm

Join us for mindfulness activities for the family including; all levels family friendly yoga, a self-guided mindful walk through the state park, immersive activities and crafts and a chance to win a 2022 Annual State Park Pass good through November 2022!

Register HERE

Mental Health Awareness Month Family Wellness Challenge!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! We know mental health is strongly linked with overall health. For the month of May consider joining our May Family Wellness Challenge to boost your family’s overall health

Register HERE

For 4-H Teens

Teens as Teachers: Get Experience in Mindfulness Training goes Hybrid!

Are you a teen between 13-18 with an interest in mindfulness, health, and wellness?

Register HERE to become trained in our GEM-Get Experience in Mindfulness curriculum

Summer Nutrition Teens As Teachers Training!

Saturday June 11th 11:00am-3:00pm at NCC Cooperative Extension, 461 Wyoming Rd Newark, DE 19716

Register HERE

Botvin Parenting LifeSkills Webinars

2-Session Series: May 16 and 23, 2022

7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

It is recommended participants attend both sessions on May 16 & 23, 2022. If unable to do so, you may register for only one session. Presented via Zoom.

Botvin Parenting LifeSkills Program is designed to help parents strengthen communication with their children and prevent them from using drugs. This program contains materials and exercises that help parents teach their children the skills that help them resist the threats of tobacco, drugs, and violence. These tools help parents prepare their children for a successful transition from adolescence to early adulthood.

If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Hughes.

Register HERE


Legislative Day 2022

Delaware 4‐H Legislative Day promotes Delaware 4‐H. It is an educational opportunity to learn about Delaware’s government and an opportunity to express appreciation to our legislators for their continued support of 4‐H.

4-H’ers can participate in Legislative Day for more than one year as we offer different programs for different year’s participants. We encourage your participation this year!

Legislative Hall – Dover, DE
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

This event has a cost of $10 per participant
Checks and cash only. Sorry, no refunds can be processed.

Checks payable to the ‘University of Delaware’ should be sent or delivered to:

Carvel Research and Education Center
c/o Kaleb Scott – 4-H Legislative Day
16483 County Seat Hwy.
Georgetown, DE 19947

Applications due by Friday, April 22

Register HERE

DE 4-H Hall of Fame Call for Nominations

As you may recall, we just recognized a class on new laureates for the Delaware Hall of Fame in October last year.  This was actually the class from 2020 that had been delayed due to the COVID situation.  In order to get back on track, the Delaware 4-H Foundation we will be accepting nominations of individuals for the 2022 Delaware 4-H Hall of Fame induction.  This event is planned to be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover.

Nominations are currently being accepted and can be submitted up until May 1, 2022.

You can nominate someone HERE

2022 National 4-H Dairy Conference

National 4-H Dairy Conference will be held October 2-October 6, 2022, in Madison, Wisconsin.
For more information on N4-HDC, please visit

Deadline to apply: May 1, 2022
A follow-up interview may be scheduled.

Return application to:
Susan Truehart Garey
Extension Agent Animal Science
69 Transportation Circle Dover, DE 19901 (302) 730-4000


2022 DE 4-H Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

The Delaware 4-H Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to manage private funds in support of the 4-H youth development program in Delaware. As an educational organization, the foundation encourages young adults to pursue education and training beyond high school. In recognition of continued 4-H leadership, funds are available to support one or more scholarships offered for Delaware 4-H members to pursue higher education.

To qualify, applicants must have completed five years as a 4-H member, with at least three of those in Delaware. Recipients must be high school graduates and be enrolled full-time at any two- or four-year institution of higher education for the fall or spring semester of the 2022-2023 academic year. Applicants may be enrolled in any area of study. High school seniors will be evaluated separately from matriculated college students. Scholarships will only be awarded once per individual; those not awarded are encouraged to apply again.

Scholarship selection will be based upon a written essay, 4-H leadership, 4-H involvement, school/extracurricular activities, community involvement, academic performance, and two letters of reference. Applications may be downloaded from the Delaware 4-H Foundation website ( Only current transcript and two (2) letters of reference may be attached. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Delaware State Fair. Scholarship checks will be issued to scholarship winners AFTER completion of their first semester. Awardees are required to submit a transcript from the first completed semester PRIOR to the check being issued.

Completed application form, most recent transcript, and two current reference letters are due to the State 4-H Office by May 1, 2022 via the University of Delaware’s Dropbox:

  1. Click the “Drop-off” button.
  2. Enter your information in box 1.
  3. For Box 2 recipient email, enter: de4h (please note there is NO dash in de4h)
  4. Upload your files in box 3
  5. Click the “drop-off the file” box.

You should receive a confirmation from Dropbox. If you do not receive a confirmation within 72 hours, please call the Delaware 4-H Office at 302-831-2509 to verify that the application was received.

This scholarship will be announced on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. during the Delaware 4-H Foundation Donor Appreciation Brunch, 4-H Building, Delaware State Fair, Harrington. No checks will be given out at the Delaware State Fair.

No person applying for this scholarship shall be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age or gender.

For more information, please visit the Delaware 4-H Foundation website:

2022 Scholarship Application

First State Antique Tractor Club Scholarship

The First State Antique Tractor Club offers yearly scholarships to graduating seniors, on the Delmarva Peninsula, for the purpose of continuing education, in the field of agriculture.The scholarships will be awarded to a full-time student, accepted in an agriculture program at a two- or four-year university or college. All applications must be received by April 15th. All applicants must show financial need and academic merit. An independent panel processes the applications and makes the selections.  The amount of the award/awards will be determined by the Scholarship Committee of The First State Tractor Club. Four (4) $1000.00 scholarships will be awarded this year.

More information can be found here:

Ag Day 2022: Commitment to Conservation

Ag Day is a community event hosted by the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources that brings agriculture and natural resources to life. 4-H has a long-standing presence at Ag Day and we are planning to be part of the Extension tent again this year. One of our goals this year is to help visitors better understand all the types of topics people can learn about by engaging with Extension. The theme for this year’s AG Day is “Commitment to Conservation”. We are asking that all exhibitors embrace this theme as they determine what they will be showcasing this year.

If your club would like to participate in the 45th Ag Day, on April 30th from 10:00am-4:00pm at the University of Delaware Ag Campus, please follow these instructions:


1. Fill out the 4-H Ag Day Registration form and return it to the NCC 4-H office by Friday, March 25, 2022. Do not fill out the online Ag Day form! All 4-H registrations will be handled by the NCC 4-H office.


2. Please indicate what your club is interested in doing at Ag Day. You may check off more than one area. We would like as many clubs to participate as possible. We are suggesting you share a project area that is of interest to your club that showcases the “Commitment to Conservation” theme. We would like to have a variety of activities and projects highlighted, so knowing this information ahead of time will allow for this. Let us know if you need help with an idea or supplies.


3. Please tell us your space needs for the day. Though we will have the entire tent, we would like to utilize the space well. A standard exhibit includes 1 table (8 ft. x 30 in. x 30 in) and 2 chairs. Please try to limit the amount of extra tables and chairs your club requests as much as possible; we will do our best to honor all requests.


4. There is no cost for 4-H clubs! Because 4-H is an educational group and 4-H clubs are such an important part of Ag Day, there is no cost for Delaware 4-H clubs presenting educational exhibits, demonstrations, or activities at Ag Day.


Remember, registrations are due to the county 4-H office no later than March 25, 2022. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail Kaitlin at 383-9100 or Information about set-up for the day of the event will be sent to the club contact on the registration form.

We hope to see you at Ag Day on April 30, 2022

AG Day 2022 Registration

Printable 2022 Ag Day Registration-4-H

Walk Across Delaware

Join us in this pilot program for Walk across Delaware April 4th – May 27th!
Get out there and walk! You will track your miles walked during the week and submit on Sundays.
We will be “walking”  (virtually) from Delmar, DE to the UD Main Campus in Newark, DE which is approximately 96 miles.
We will be taking a small group of participants as we are piloting this program.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Ms. Kaitlin or Mrs. Lindsay.

Register HERE today!

Judging Contest Kits

We encourage all project leaders and 4-H members to review the information related to the many judging contests offered, well in advance of the contest date.  Click on the links below to find the materials available.   Preparation for the judging contests is extremely important; learning, researching, and studying should take place over several weeks to several months. 

If you have specific questions related to a contest or if you are unable to open the link to that contest, please reach out to the contest contact listed.  If you have general questions, or are unsure of whom to contact, reach out to your county 4-H office.  

As a reminder, in order to provide accommodations for youth participants, be sure to communicate any special needs to your county 4-H office 2 weeks prior to the scheduled event.


Clothing Judging Contest

Contact: Lindsay Hughes,


Food Judging Contest

Contest Contact: Kaitlin Klair,


Horticulture Judging Contest

Contact: Jenny Trunfio,


Photography Judging Contest

Contact: Jill Jackson,


Wildlife Judging Contest

Contact: Kristin Cook,

Below are the links to the studying resources we came up with for Wildlife Judging 2022. They are games like matching and jeopardy. Please share these with your leaders if you could be so kind. Having these available to the students is our primary goal of creating them.

Wood Judging Contest

Contact: Ernie Lopez,

Delaware 4-H National Drug Facts Contests

National Drug Facts week is observed in March to link people to the facts that shatter the myths about drug abuse. To get the facts out there, we are having a drawing/graphic design, video, and poem/spoken word contests. Look below for details about the contests. Winners designs will be posted on our website and announced on DE 4-H social media during the week of National Drug Facts Week, March 21-March 27, 2022.


Drawing/Graphic Design Contest

Scientific facts and figures don’t have to just be spoken, use your creative illustration skills to bring these words to life!

Submission requirements:

-Must be 8.5 x 11 paper

-Two key prevention facts

-Must have a specific theme

-Appropriate for age category -Take a picture of drawing to submit


Poem/Spoken Word Contest

Express the data or emotions in a powerfully vivid and imaginative style. Voice recording is recommended but optional

Submission requirements:

-Must be appropriate length for age

-Make it well thought out and powerful

-Two key prevention facts

-Appropriate length for age category


Video Contest

Lights. Camera, Action! Be the director and film a video that features the information on drugs and alcohol.

Submission requirements:

-Length 30 seconds or less

-Two key prevention facts

-Appropriate for age category

-Grab the attention of the viewer

-Acting is encouraged!


Age categories

10-12 years old

13-15 years old

16-18 years old


Due Date March 15, 2022



1st place $50

2nd place $25

3rd place $15


Register Here 


For more information or questions, feel free to reach out to Lindsay Hughes.

Become a Health & Wellness Ambassador!

Are you interested in health, wellness, and helping the community? 
Have you thought about becoming a Health & Wellness Ambassador?
Join us for our next Zoom session April 28th 2022 6:00pm-7:00pm and learn more about how to get involved as an ambassador! 
What are Health & Wellness Ambassadors?
Delaware 4-H Health & Wellness Ambassadors are official representatives and promoters of holistic healthy living, including fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and substance use prevention.
Ultimate Goals of Health & Wellness Ambassadors:
Learn about and promote healthy lifestyle choices
Create media about healthy living
Community outreach & education
Asset building, education, and promotion
Create and facilitate community change
Who should join?
 Teens ages 13-18 interested in cultivating skills of health, wellness, and leading a healthy lifestyle! If you are looking for a way to gain professional or volunteer experience in health and wellness, this is for you!
What does becoming a Health and Wellness Ambassador Entail?
Through registration you will be able to attend our Delaware 4-H Health and Wellness Ambassador monthly meetings with other individuals who share a passion for health and wellness and receive information on opportunities to get involved with promoting health and wellness in the Delaware community. Each month we will focus on areas of health and wellness such as; nutrition, mindfulness, fitness, prevention, and more! We will do this through virtual wellness workshops, hearing from guest speakers and engaging in curriculum training opportunities!
Questions about joining? Contact Alyssa Whittaker
Join us for our next Zoom session by registering below.
Details/Zoom Link will be sent to you upon registration a week prior to the January meeting.

Register HERE

Call for Questions!
Do you have a question about eating disorders OR addiction? Submit your questions anonymously using the  link HERE!

2022 4-H and FFA Rate of Gain Educational Contest

Sponsored by the Delaware Farm Bureau

1. This event is open to all enrolled 4-H and FFA youth. Youth that are enrolled in both the 4-H and the FFA program are only eligible for one award per species of livestock. Cloverbuds are not eligible to participate in this contest.

2. All animals must be weighed at the weigh-in for their county and at the final weigh-in for their specific species during the Delaware State Fair.

2022 County weigh-in dates are as follows:

· May 7th- Cook Farm- Newark 9 am-11- New Castle County

· May 15th- Delaware State Fair Harrington 9 am- 11 am- Kent/Sussex County – this is a Sunday!

· May 24th- Delaware State Fair Harrington 5pm -8 pm- Kent/Sussex County (Final DSF Tagging Date)


3. All animals must be weighed on a scale certified or evaluated for this activity by the Delaware Department of Agriculture. An official weigh master and recorder will be designated at each weigh-in. The weigh master cannot have a child participating in the event. The recorder will obtain the following data: name of youth, complete mailing address, tag number of animal, gender of animal, breed of animal, along with weight. The recorder should forward all information to Susan Garey within one week of weigh-in.

4. Animals must make weight (minimum and maximum) for the specific species as outlined in the Delaware State Fair Exhibitor’s Handbook to be eligible for these awards. They must participate in their respective market show during the DSF.

5. Young people who are members of a 4-H club in one county and a FFA chapter in another county must choose one tagging/weigh date to attend. You are not permitted to weigh at more than one location. This means that you are designating which organization (4-H or FFA) and county Rate of Gain contest you are eligible for.

6. All participants must submit a record sheet to Susan Garey by August 15, 2022 to be eligible for this activity. The entry form must be actually signed by the member and all requested authorized parties in order to be eligible.

7. Should there be less than two animals in a species, animals must make the following minimum daily weight gain: lambs – .30 lb.; goat – .2 lb.; steer – 1 lb.; swine 1.25 in order to be eligible to receive the rate of gain award for their respective county.

8. The Delaware Farm Bureau will recognize the young person owning the animal with the best rate of gain in market goat, market lamb, and steer projects in each county with categories for both 4-H and FFA members. County winners will be recognized at their respective County Farm Bureau banquet.

2022 Rate of Gain Contest entry form