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Portland High School 4-H Members Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

Over the past several years, members of the Portland High School and Community Central 4-H clubs have volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Portland. Recently, News Center Maine arrived while the teens were preparing a meal for families. A few times each year the teens plan a menu, shop for supplies, and cook a […]

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2019 Engineers’ Week Expo

Every year, near George Washington’s Birthday, engineers across the country celebrate National Engineers Week, as George was a civil engineer who founded our nation. Here in Maine, our custom is to hold a huge “Expo” for all those young engineers (people who explore ingenuity) to visit and get to know us better.  Our next Expo will be in southern […]

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UMaine 4-H Unconference

UMaine 4-H Unconference – not your average volunteer forum! UMaine 4-H Unconference – a volunteer forum led by 4-H volunteers for 4-H volunteers.  UMaine 4-H Unconference will be an organized forum for 4-H volunteers, club leaders, afterschool providers, teachers, parents and teens leaders to gather.  UMaine 4-H Unconference is intentionally designed to have YOU teach […]

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National Trips

National 4-H Trip Applications Are due March 8th, 2019 (Conference and Congress) National 4-H Trips are excellent opportunities to meet 4-H members from across the nation. Participants learn about many career options, and learn through educational workshops at Congress or become a part of a team making recommendations to National 4-H Council at Conference. To […]

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Citizenship Washington Focus

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) Start making plans now to visit our Nation’s Capital during the week of June 29 to July 6, 2019. CWF is a leadership program conducted by the National 4-H Council for high school youth ages 14 to 18. Delegations of 4-Hers from across the country spend six days touring the city […]

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Eastern States Exposition Horse Intents

2019 Eastern States Horse tryouts intent to participate is available at: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/animal-science-resources/horse/. AGE CHANGE for 2019, youth who are aged 13-18 (as of December 31, 2018) are eligible to try out as a rider/driver or teen leader.  Please contact Kristy Ouellette (kristy.ouellette@maine.edu) if you have any questions.  Intent to participate forms must be post marked by 2/1.

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Maine 4-H Days Planning Committee

July will be here before you know it, and we are looking for a few good volunteers to join the fantastic current Maine 4-H Days Planning Committee.  Joining this committee gives you the chance to help come up with ideas and plans for one of our biggest statewide events!  If you are interested in joining […]

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Save the Date for 2019 Maine 4-H Days

Maine 4-H Days will take place July 19 – 21 at the Windsor Fairgrounds. If you are interested in helping to plan next year’s event, please contact Jessy Brainerd at jessica.brainerd@maine.edu or 207.581.3877.

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STEM Ambassadors: Mentors in disguise

Posted by Amber Kapiloff Daily Bulldog, Franklin County’s First News website December 17, 2018 FARMINGTON – On a Thursday evening grew dark in the late fall, the Farmington Public Library stands warm and inviting to a wide variety of readers, writers, and learners. For the past six weeks, those learners gathered in the back corner […]

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4-H Page Day in Augusta – January 29, 2019

UMaine Day at the Legislature, Tuesday, January 29, is approaching.  It’s a day where Cooperative Extension gets to highlight our awesome programs, and 4-H is one of the best! Since legislators like to see 4-H members from their districts, 4-Hers (age 13 or older) are encouraged to serve as Honorary Pages. The Maine 4-H program has up […]

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