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4-H February Fun Day

4-H February Fun Day

Tractor Safety

Tractor Safety Program

Fair Dairy Show

4-H Dairy Show at the Lewis County Fair

Caleb VanBuren Dairy Bowl Nationals 1st place

Lewis County 4-Her Caleb VanBuren & the NYS 4-H Dairy Bowl Team - 1st place at Nationals

Senator Griffo visiting the 2016 Lewis County  NYS Fair Booth

Senator Griffo visiting the 2016 Lewis County NYS Fair Booth

4-H Youth Development

Welcome to 4-H in Lewis County!

4-H Youth Development creates supportive learning environments in which diverse youth and adults reach their fullest potential as capable, caring, and competent individuals. 4-H offers many opportunities for youth between the ages of 5 and 19, including membership in a community 4-H Club, Special Interest Group, School Enrichment, Summer Camp, and much more.

4-H programs are offered in a wide variety of formats and places because they're designed to fit the interests and needs of the diverse young people who live in our communities. Over 100 young people aged 5 to 19 take part in 4-H activities in Lewis County each year .

You can read more about 4-H, its history and philosophy on this site, and you can find ways that you and your family can become involved. Once you see what 4-H has to offer, please call us with any questions you may have! We look forward to speaking with you, and we hope to welcome you soon to a 4-H program in your community.

Our Why 4-H series of fact sheets may help:

Why 4-H Clubs? (.pub)

Why 4-H Camps? (.pub)

Why 4-H Afterschool? (.pub)

Why 4-H School Enrichment? (.pub)

Why 4-H STEM? (.pdf) (2014)

Why 4-H Fairs? (1/13 pdf)

Why 4-H Choose Health? (.pub)

31 Reasons To Join 4-H

Lewis County 4-H Shooting Sports Club at their new indoor range.
Call 315-376-5270 to join!

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Choose MyPlate

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Animals & Disasters

Making a disaster plan and evacuation kit can help keep your pets safe in an emergency. Learn how you can be prepared, with resources here on our site.

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We work with beef, sheep, goat, hog, horse, and poultry producers in this region to help you achieve more efficient and profitable outcomes on your farm.

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Equine Resources

Find useful information and resources from Cornell's Equine Program, and other land grant universities, here on our website.

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Kathleen Lehman
4-H Program Educator
(315) 376-5270

Last updated March 8, 2019