Local 4-H’ers do well at Foods Day

The annual Addison County 4-H Foods Day, which featured an Italian theme, was held on Feb. 24 at the Middlebury Union Middle School. Forty-nine youths took part in the event, which included three workshops and a buffet lunch, followed by an awards ceremony.

4-H members honored at achievement night

The 2023 Addison County 4-H Achievement Night was held on Nov. 18 at Mary Hogan School in Middlebury. The evening was culmination of the 4-H year for the members who have worked hard on their project areas to receive recognition for their efforts. 

Local 4-Hers compete in U.S. Quiz Bowl

A Vermont 4-H team featuring two Addison County kids finished third at the 2023 North American 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl after the first-place New York and second-place Wisconsin teams. 

Vt. 4-H travels to national event

A group of Vermont 4-H horse members just returned from a whirlwind trip to Kentucky, that combined national competition with some educational sightseeing and a bit of shopping fun.

4-H clubs compete at CV fair

Local 4-H members fared well at the Champlain Valley Fair, held Aug. 25-Sept. 4 in Essex Junction.

Local teens take Big E by storm

Vermont 4-H’ers proved that they are the champions when it comes to showing dairy animals, capturing five of the six fitting and showing championship titles and all but three of the 17 breed championships at the highly competitive 4-H dairy show at Easter … (read more)

Quiz Bowl team takes first at Big E

Several Vermont 4-H’ers competed on state teams in the quiz bowl, clipping and dairy judging contests at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass, September 15 and 16.

Area 4-H’ers do well at recent show

NEW HAVEN — Despite a week of frequent downpours, the weather cooperated on Saturday, July 15, for the 49 youths with their 64 animals who participated in the 2023 Multi-County 4-H Dairy Show. They traveled to the Addison County Fair and Field Days ground … (read more)

4-H kids borrow cows so they can show at the fair

For the second year in a row, Jonathan Chamberlin’s daughter, Paige, 9, was able to show animals at the Addison County Field Days Fair through the same 4-H lease program that he participated in as a child. 

Youths attend 4-H horse clinic

Twenty-two local youths and adults, including 13 4-H’ers, participated in the 2023 Addison County 4-H Horse Clinic, held June 2-4 at the Addison County Fair and Field Days grounds in New Haven.

Area 4-H youth participate in Hippology

The State 4-H Hippology Contest took part on two separate days and venues this year. Thirty-two 4-H’ers took part with the top 10 in each age division earning a rosette ribbon.

Clinic prepares 4-H’ers for livestock shows

The Addison County 4-H Beef and Dairy Clinic was held May 13 at the Addison County Fair and Field Days grounds in New Haven.

UVM Extension seeks youth leaders

UVM Ext. 4-H is seeking high school students who are interested in taking on leadership to develop science programs or organize an environmental summit for their peers.

4-H kids do well at local Dairy Quiz

It took more than just knowing the answer to questions at the 2023 Addison County 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl. Contestants had to be the first to buzz in with the correct response to score points.

Addison County 4-Hers gave quick, accurate answers

At the 2023 State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl on March 11, Addison County 4-H’ers demonstrated their ability to quickly and accurately answer dairy-related questions under pressure.