Category Archives: State 4-H Events

Lawn Tractor Driving Training

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Taylor and Messick
325 Walt Messick Rd
Harrington, DE

If a 4-H member has never participated in the State 4-H Lawn Tractor Driving event, it is Mandatory that they attend this state training or attend another county training that may be offered prior to the state
event. All other members who have participated in this state event before are welcomed to attend this training for additional practice and preparation.

The Delaware State Fair 4-H Lawn Tractor Driving Contest will be held on Saturday, July 27 at 9:00 a.m. in the Quillen Arena. 4-H Members participating in the scheduled May training will meet the 4-H
requirement for the state contest.

If you have any questions, please contact Ernie Lopez, State 4-H Volunteer Specialist, at 302-856-7303.

Please pre-register by contacting
Tammy Schirmer at 856-2585 ext 544 or
Deadline to pre-register is
Thursday, May 16, 2019 NOON

Clothing Showcase- April 13

Intent Forms DUE March 19th

The Clothing & Textile Showcase will be held on Saturday, April 13th at Lake Forest High School 5407 Killens Pond Road, Felton, DE starting at 7:00 pm. Participants will arrive at 2:00 pm to participate in interviews and prepare for the event. 4-H members will be showcasing their sewing construction skills in both Clothing Construction event as well as the Ready to Wear event. Entries for the County Sewing Contest will also be on display. Intent Forms are due March 20th to the NCC Extension Office. Garments with forms, Fashion Notebooks and Sewing Contest entries are due April 9th by Noon to the NCC Extension Office. All forms and rules can be found on the NCC 4-H  website HERE.


Legislative Day 2019

May 8, 2019

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

4-H Legislative Day Agenda
• Orientation
4-H Displays/Exhibits
• Workshops/Tours
• Lunch
• Workshops/Tours
• 4-H Legislative Rally

Return Completed Application by April 22:
Melissa McDerby
University of Delaware

113 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716

Legislative Day Application 2019

2019 State Leaders Forum

2019 Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum
Polytech High School, Woodside, Kent County
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Making the Best Better 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Registration will be available online beginning Friday,
January 4, 2019. This is the preferred method. Please note that the workshops will be filled on a “first come, first serve” basis, so the earlier you register the better chance you will have of getting your first choice.
The cost of the Forum will be covered by each county’s Leaders’ Association or a staff purpose code. Deadline to register is Monday, January 28.

Register HERE

2019 DE 4H State Leader Forum Workshop Packet

Upcoming events

2019 4-H Youth Artwork Calendar

Do you know a #4H artist? Encourage them to submit their artwork for a chance to be selected for the 2019 4-H Youth Artwork Calendar! Entries due on August 10!

Visit the link for more info:

Record Book Reminder

County Record Books are a great opportunity for 4-H members to detail their activities and experiences during the past 4-H Year. Take time now to start completing your record book. The forms can be found on the county and state 4-H webpages. We strongly encourage all 4-H members to submit records books for 4-H projects. Record books will be due in the New Castle County Office on September 28th. 4-Hers that complete record books will be honored at the New Castle County 4-H Achievement Event on Nov. 4th! Please let us know if you have questions or need help!


Delaware Farm Bureau Livestock Rate of Gain Contest

All 4-H and FFA Rate of Gain Contest forms are due to Susan Garey in the Kent County Extension office postmarked by August 17, 2018. Complete rules and entry forms are available on the State 4-H Animal Science webpage.


Archery Certification Class– Level 1 offered in September at the Kent County Extension Office. Registration and payment are due by Monday, August 27 to the Kent County Office. Info and registration form can be found at:

State Teen Council Applications Now Being Accepted

The Goal of a Delaware 4-H State Teen Officer:
“Foster the development of youth and the 4-H program.”  As a role model for youth and a representative and spokesperson for the 4-H program, your job is to uphold the high ideals, values and moral standards of the Delaware 4-H program.

  • Officially represent 4-H to legislators, University of Delaware officials and other decision makers.
  • Function as a team member to plan and carry out leadership and community service projects, which involve 4-H membership at the club and county levels.

Term of Office
The candidates selected for the 2018-2019 cycle will serve in office from Saturday, July 28, 2018 through Saturday, July 27, 2019. Officers will be announced at the 4-H Awards Ceremony during the Delaware State Fair on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

State Teen Council Application 2018-2019

State Camp Reunion


How How! The 70th Year of State 4-H Camp Alumni Reunion is set for Saturday, August 11, 2018. Registration will start at 2:30 p.m and will conclude at the end of Council Circle, approximately 10:00 p.m. We need help in your efforts to promote this monumental event to all your 4-H camp alumni friends (especially those not on social media!)

While we want everyone involved, we highly discourage bringing along your children or those who are current attendees of camp.

Register online here. The registration fee will be $10 per person. Payment can be brought with you the day of the event or can be sent to:
University of Delaware
Attn: Kaleb Scott
16483 County Seat Hwy.
Georgetown, DE 19947

Cash or Check only. Checks can be made out to ‘University of Delaware’ with ‘Camp Reunion’ in the memo.

If you have any questions, please contact Kaitlin Klair, or 302-831-0203.




Delaware 4-H Youth in Action Award

Every 4-H’er has a story, and every story is worth telling!  The Delaware 4-H Youth in Action (YIA) award is a premiere opportunity for youth to share their stories of how 4-H has changed their lives and how they have, in turn, impacted others.

This award honors four Delaware 4-H’ers who have gained critical life skills through their 4-H experience and have utilized those skills to overcome a challenge or challenges they have faced.  Every honoree is an outstanding 4-H’er who epitomizes 4-H youth empowerment and leadership.   The 2018 awards will highlight youth in each of our core areas. Through a formal selection process, one awardee will be chosen within each pillar area:

  • Youth in Action: Agriculture
  • Youth in Action: Citizenship
  • Youth in Action: Healthy Living
  • Youth in Action: STEM

The YIA Awards are presented at The Delaware State Fair during the 4-H Awards Ceremony on Saturday, July 28, 2018.   Applicants should be a current 4-H member or recent alumni within the United States, ages 16-19.  The winner in each of the four pillar areas will receive a $250 monetary award, and their applications will be forwarded on to National 4-H Council as the Delaware 4-H representative for the National Youth in Action Awards program.

The application and additional information about these awards can be found on the State 4-H website under the “Awards” section of the menu.  We encourage any eligible 4-H member to submit an application by July 1, 2018.  We look forward to each of you having the opportunity to tell and share your 4-H story!  If you have any questions about this award, please contact your respective County 4-H Office or the State 4-H Office at (302) 831-2509.

Delaware 4-H and FFA Spring Dairy Expo Results


On a chilly April Saturday, 38 exhibitors presented 60 entries to judge and Delaware 4-H alumnus Jordan Cook of Peach Bottom Pennsylvania, at the Delaware 4-H and FFA Spring Dairy Expo held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.  Champion awards were presented to the following entries and exhibitors:

CHAMPION FITTING AND SHOWMANSHIP- Presented in Memory of Susan Hudson- McKenna Breeding, Felton, Delaware

Ayrshire Junior AND GRAND chAMPION female JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW- Canterbury Ayr S Morning Glory exhibited by Angelina Horack of Middletown, Delaware

Ayrshire RESERVE Junior AND RESERVE gRAND chAMPION female JUNIOR AND OpEN SHOW- CR Farm Neville’s Veer exhibited by Angelina Horack of Middletown, Delaware

Brown Swiss Junior AND GRand Champion female Junior and open show- Stephs Music Nellie exhibited by Oliver Menard of Harrington, Delaware


GUERNSEY jUNIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW- Warwick Manor CP Kips Junebug exhibited by Ethan Stafford of Harrington, Delaware.

jersey junior and GRand champion female junior and open show-G & S Colton Valentine-ET exhibited by Evan Knutsen of Harrington, Delaware

jersey RESERVE JUNIOR champion female junior and open show- Duland Ladd Dee exhibited by Sammy Dulin of Kenton, Delaware

JERSET SENIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CAHMPION FEMALE JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW- Wala Premier Carmalized exhibited by Olivia Hibbard of Bear, Delaware

holstein junior champion female junior and open show- MCGK Doorman Daphne exhibited by Bethany Knutsen of Harrington, Delaware

holstein RESERVE junior champion female junior and open show- G & S Solomon Jenna exhibited by Rain Vasey of Lincoln, Delaware


HOLSTEIN RESERVE SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE JUNIOR SHOW- G & S Armani Angela- ET exhibited by Bethany Knutsen of Harrington, Delaware

HOLSTEIN SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE OPEN SHOW- Kent Acres Royal Whiskey-ET exhibited by Ron McClements of Kenton, Delaware

best bred and owned holstein-Presented in Memory of Kenny Warren- Kent Acres Royal Whiskey-ET exhibited by Ron McClements of Kenton, Delaware

Supreme champion junior show- Presented in Memory of Sam and Myrtle Dixon- MS Smith Oak Pond D Millie-ET exhibited by Madison McMahon of Townsend, Delaware

The Delaware 4-H & FFA Spring Dairy Expo Show Committee would like to express their appreciation to the following individuals and business whose contributions made the Spring 4-H & FFA Dairy Show possible:

All Creatures Veterinary Services, B& W Farm Supply, Bayside Bovine Veterinary Services, Dr. Matthew Weeman, Caesar Rodney FFA, Cain View Farm, Canterbury Ayr, Chestertown Animal Hospital, LLC, Country Roads Veterinary Services, Delaware Pet Creamations, Delaware Veterinary Medical Association, Delmarva Animal Emergency Center, Dixon Farm, Doc Tammi, Dulin Brothers, Dutch Ayr Farm, Exchange Tract, Ltd., Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital, G&S Dairy, Gladden’s Furniture and Bedding, Good Luck from Rodney & Gail, Hudson Farm Supply, Jenamy Farms LLC, Justa Dreamin’ Livestock Supply, Keith, Pam, Logan and Jack, Kent Acres, Parkview RV Center, Penn Farm, Sassafras Veterinary Hospital, Semper Fi Acres, Summit Bridge 4-H Club, Taylor & Messick, Inc., The Morris Family, Thomas Family Farms, LLC and Texas Roadhouse- Camden.