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Intro to 4-H

Intro to 4-H: A Family Affair! 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Registration is now closed.

Learn about goats, horses, poultry, sheep, 4-H Cloverbuds, gardening, robotics, survival skills and more through hands-on activities and how 4-H integrates these into their program!

Sign up for the morning session, the afternoon session,
or BOTH!

See session descriptions below!

Pre-registration is REQUIRED

Deadline to register is April 7

For a cost free day, bring your lunch,
for $10, buy 
lunch at Rural Living Day 


9:00 – 12:00 Morning Session
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch
1:45 – 3:45 Afternoon Session


Morning Session – For ages 5 and up

An adult MUST attend the morning session with youth.
Pleasant View Farm, 350 Belfast Rd, Knox
This session will be held in a barn setting.  Please, no children under 5.

The morning session includes the following 6 interactive presentations:

  • So you want to show a goat? with Scott Leeman
    If you’re a first timer showing an animal in 4-H, you might be unsure of what to do. Showing a goat takes a lot of work, but it can be a rewarding experience. Learn how to show your goat and get ready for the show.
  • Hip Hip Hippology! with Holly Ingraham
    Interested in horses? Come learn about these amazing animals, their 4-H caregivers and the story behind the bond of horse and rider.
  • Sheep: For Fun and Profit with Travis & Katie Johnson
    Deciding to do a sheep project in 4-H is a big decision. One of the biggest people can make when raising sheep is going into it unprepared. Come learn what it takes to raise and care for sheep.
  • Scratching the Surface – Raising Poultry with Connie Tuller
    So you think you would like to raise Poultry? Come learn whether you might want to take poultry as a 4-H project. Learn about poultry breeds, how to handle, care for and show a bird and much more.
  • Cloverbud Activities with Anne & Annette Ambrose
    The 4-H Cloverbud program is designed specifically for children 5-8 year olds. We will be engaging in hands-on activities.
  • Gardening with Jenni Jenkins
    Learn about our afterschool garden projects including worm boxes, growing seedlings indoors, edible greens, our new greenhouse and plans for extending the growing season with row covers.


Afternoon Session (see age restrictions below)

Mt View High School, 577 Mt View Rd (Rt 220),  Thorndike, ME

The Afternoon session has a choice of 2 workshops:

  • Structures and Survival for ages 8 and up with Tanglewood Camp
    Test your skills in construction in two settings with different materials. We’ll venture out to the woods to practice building the perfect survival shelter as a group then top off the session with a team competition in tower and bridge building. Each challenge has connections to the one before it. Come see how successful you can be and if you would survive!


  • (Robotics canceled due to low enrollment) EV3 Lego Mindstorms Robot for ages 9 and up with Sally Ferrell
    Have fun while learning basic programming with the EV3 Lego Mindstorms Robot. Participants will write programs using blocks for the robots to perform simple tasks and dance!


If buying lunch, please Pay Online: We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover or if you prefer to pay by check, use the electronic check option. UMaine Extension has aligned our financial practices with those of UMaine System, keeping your transactions more secure than ever.

After registering, a confirmation email will be sent to you.

We will email you two forms that need to be signed.
 * UMaine Extension Assumption of Risk Form for parent/guardian to sign.
 * Pleasant View Stable Liability Waiver


*Sponsored by the Waldo County 4-H Leader’s Association