Category Archives: Spring Events

Virtual Legislative Workshops

“Let Your Voice Be Heard” – Virtual Legislative Workshops – May 13-25


The Delaware 4-H State Teen Council invites 4-H members ages 8-19 to participate in 3 different workshops to show how people of all ages can work with our state legislators to let their voices be heard as well as the general legislative process.

  • Session 1 Thursday, May 13 (7-8 pm) – Let Your Voice Be Heard
    • Examples of how youth can work with legislators to make bills and pass laws.

  • Session 2 Thursday, May 20 (6-7 pm) – How a Bill Becomes a Law/Voting Process
    • Legislators will review the process of a bill becoming a law.
    • 4-H Alumni, John Moller, will review the voting process and show how absentee ballots are counted.
  • Session 3 Tuesday, May 25 (7-8 pm) – Ask a Legislator

    • Legislators will hold a question and answer session on any questions members have about government.

NCC Judging Contests


Sign up for the following contests:

Tuesday, May 18th – Wildlife, Horticulture, Wood science, Clothing, Foods and Photography

*Deadline to register is Monday, May 17th

Location: NCC 4-H Office- 461 Wyoming Road, Newark, 19716
You will be assigned a 1 hour time slot between 4:00 – 8:00 pm to complete the judging contest you wish to complete.

Please bring with you a pencil, clipboard, wear a mask and be prepared to have your temperature taken at registration.

Questions? Contact Kaitlin  or Serena

Current UD COVID protocols are in place. If these time frames do not work, please reach out and we will accommodate to our best ability.

Register HERE

Horse Bowl, Clover Trail Challenge and Equine Art

2021 Delaware State 4-H Horse Bowl- Virtual

The 2021 Delaware 4-H Horse Bowl will be occurring in a virtual format during the week of spring break April 4-11th! The contest will have both individual and team divisions and will be

conducted online using the Qualtrics platform. Awards will be presented for the top placing individuals and teams. Danish system awards will also be presented to all participants. Teams must be comprised of 3-4 members. Preregistration and a valid email address are required to participate and there is no entry fee this year. Registration for the 2021 Horse Bowl is online and will be open from March 22- April 2.

For more information please visit the State 4-H Animal Science webpage.


The Clover Quest Trail Challenge

New for 2021 the Clover Quest Trail Challenge- ride or drive the First State with the Delaware 4-H Horse Program between June 1 and August 15th! Log your miles in the saddle as an individual, a as part of a team or both! A full team consists of 4 members, teams of three may also compete. Teams must include at least 1 4-H member. A family unit can be considered a team. Clubs may participate as a team and clubs may submit multiple teams. Miles can be counted in the area or on the trail.

Training/Conditioning and recreational hours/mileage count. Hours/mileage logged during any form of competition do not count. Both hours riding and hours driving may count towards this challenge. Teams do not have to ride together. Your miles and hours can be logged separately. When riding, please keep safety measures such as riding helmets, proper footwear, trail etiquette and social distancing protocols in mind.

Top placing individuals and teams will be recognized. All participants will receive a participation certificate at the end of the challenge no matter your accrued hours, mileage or participation level. Entry is made online via a Google Form. For those competing as a team, submit one (1) completed team entry form via an online Google Form with team captain identified.

Individual Entry Google Form

Team Entry Google Form

Entry will not be considered eligible for awards until your entry form and log form have been received. Mileage and team captain log sheets must be turned in no later than August 23, 2021

For more information please visit the State 4-H Animal Science page.


Delaware 4-H Virtual Equine Art Contest- New Online Gallery for Viewing

The Delaware 4-H Equine Art Contest will be held via an online virtual art gallery. Participants will upload images of their artwork to Padlets organized by class between June 1- June 15th. Judging will be completed and awards will be announced by the end of June. Awards for 1st-6th place will be presented for each category in each age division. A Best in Show Champion and Reserve Champion will also be chosen and presented with rosettes and medallions. Cloverbuds will receive participation awards only. For technical questions or if you have trouble uploading images of artwork please contact Caroline DelVecchio at Guidelines and classes can be found on the State 4-H Animal Science webpage.

2021 County Level 4-H Animal Judging Contests


Compete against your fellow 4-H friends in your county!  The top 10 participants per county will be posted following the event, and will be invited to participate in the State Animal Judging Contests.

Registration is required by Wednesday, May 26, 2021.  Event dates listed below.

Register HERE

Participants may only participate in one time slot per contest.  No more than one contest can be completed at a time.  If you have any questions, please contact Kristin at or (302) 242-8895.

Horse Judging – Tuesday, June 1, 2021 6:00 PM or Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:00 PM

Livestock Judging – Tuesday June 1, 2021 4:00 PM or 6:00 PM

Poultry Judging – Wednesday, June 2, 2021 4:00 PM or Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:00 PM

Dairy Judging – Wednesday, June 2, 2021 4:00 PM or 6:00 PM

Other important notes:

Participants may not do both levels this year.  Active members age 13 and up must complete the Senior level; members 4-H age 8-12 may choose to complete the Junior or Senior level.

All events are virtual. Each contest is offered at two different times, members can only participate one time per contest.

All contests will include two evaluation classes to judge during the session, seniors will be required to complete a set of oral reasons and submit via email before leaving the contest.

These contests will determine 4-Her eligibility to judge these respective contests at the state level.

Contest Contacts:

Horse Judging – Kristin Cook  at

Livestock Judging – Kaitlin Klair  at

Poultry Judging – Jenny Trunfio at

Dairy Judging – Jill Jackson at

Ag Day 2020

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has had to make the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Ag Day.

We will all miss this wonderful educational and fun event, but understand in this difficult time.

If you have any questions, please email Kaitlin.


Younger Member Overnighter

Younger Member Overnighter (YMO) is a tradition open to younger 4-H members between the ages of 8 and 12. It is an overnight stay to be held at Ashland Nature Center Lodge. (3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707) The lodge has bunk style beds with two wings and a central meeting room. The overnight begins Sat. March 28 with drop off at 6:30 pm. Pickup is at 11:00 am on Sun. March 29. Junior Leaders along with certified chaperones and staff serve to make the YMO a terrific experience.

Younger Member Overnighter introduces 4-H’ers to many of the traditions, songs and camaraderie that continues at Junior Leader Weekend, State Camp and other state events.

The cost is $30, which includes educational programs, evening snacks and breakfast the next morning! Registration is required. Please submit the registration form below by March 16, 2020. Please be sure your online health form is up to date.

A minimum of 10 younger members is required to hold this event.

Register HERE

Clothing/Textile Showcase Announcement

                           Saturday, April 18, 2020                                      Lake Forest High School, Felton

Judging and Practice: Saturday, April 18, 2020,         2:00 p.m. Registration

Fashion Showcase:  Saturday, April 18, 2020, 7:00 p.m.


Return the Intent Form to the Kent County 4-H Office by March 31st. You may email to Caroline Del Vecchio or fax to 302-735-8130.

Clothing Items, Display Items, and Fashion Notebooks are due Friday, April 10th to the New Castle County Office. We will deliver them to Kent County for you.

** Actual Entry Forms to be attached to the entries will be emailed to you once all applications are received.**

2020 Clothing & Textile Showcase with ScoreSheet

2020 Ready to Wear

Intent Form

Looking forward- April 4-H True Leaders in Service

Community Service Activities Entire month of April

National Day of Service April 25

This April, as part of True Leaders in Service and National Volunteer Appreciation Month, 4-H’ers
across the nation will pledge their hands to larger service – leading positive change that empowers their peers and their communities.

True Leaders in Service will officially kick-off the first day of April, and culminate with the
National 4-H Day of Service on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

Join the movement!

To learn more about True Leaders in Service visit:

True Leaders in Service

Demo Contest II Recap

A hearty “Job Well Done!” to all our Demo Contest II participants who will join participants from the Demo Contest I in the State Fair competition.

Judges and attendees were treated to county demonstrations on March 21 and May 11 at the 4-H Office.  The following 4-H’ers will advance on to the state competition at the Delaware State Fair in July. Congratulations and good luck!

Claire Schaedler – Other-Science Related

Jade Wasgatt – Goats

Brandon Tang – Arts/Crafts/Visual Arts

Liam Aber –  Entomology

Elijah Roberts -Recreational/Competitive Sports

Brogan Raughley – Aerospace

Ava Raughley -Environmental Education & Earth Sciences

Caitlin and Matthew Dooling – Team – Arts/Crafts/Visual Arts

Melanie Witte – Performing/Theatre Arts

Daisy Timney – Indoor Gardening & Floriculture

Savannah Timney – Clothing/Textiles

Lizzy Handlin – Sheep

Jack Handlin – Wildlife


Other Demonstration Participants:

Anna Schaedler – Cloverbud

Sophia Tuschinski – Other- Science Related



Special thanks to our judges: Pattie Simpson and Carol Bedgar

Results: Judging Contests/Clothing Showcase

A big congratulations goes out to the following who will be headed to the State Fair to represent New Castle County in the Judging Contests!

Study up and get ready for the State Fair!


Wood Science:

Cole Simpson

Tyler Melson



Eason Li

Tyler Melson

Michela Davis



Eason Li

Matthew Trunfio



Matthew Trunfio


And congratulations to Clothing & Textile Showcase Participants from the Stump Corner 4-H Club.

Katie Campbell

Bruce Patrick

Emma Patrick


YMO recap

We had a successful Younger Member Overnight at Ashland Nature Center on March 30. We welcomed twenty four 4-Hers from ten different clubs in New Castle County- a really great turn out!

They enjoyed the Nocturnal Animals Program as well as a night hike, morning hike and eco hike! …yes, that was a lot of hiking. Thank you to our volunteer counselors and chaperone Mr. Dave!

NCC Demo Contest II

The second Demonstration Contest will be held Saturday, May 11 in the NCC Extension Office starting at 9 am.

Info on categories and registration forms can be found under “Demonstration Contest” at:

** Please note: The following categories are now CLOSED for individuals. Team option still available:

Arts/Crafts/Visual Arts



Other-Science Related

Recreational/Competitive Sports 


Ag Day 2019

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 have a 4-H tent again this year.

If your club would like to participate in the 44th Ag Day, on April 27th 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 22, 2019. Do not fill out the online Ag Day form! All 4-H registrations will be handled by the NCC 4-H office.


  1. 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. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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 22, 2019.  If you have any questions please call or e-mail Betsy at 831.8965 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 27, 2019!

2019 4-H Ag Day Registration

NCC Demonstration Contest

The first NCC Demonstration Contest will be held March 21 in the NCC Extension Office at 6:30 pm.

Info on categories and registration forms can be found under “Demonstration Contest” at:

Registrations are due in to the office by Friday, March 15. You may drop off, mail, email or fax (302-831-8934).