4-H Activities

4-H Dog Photography Contest

fluffy dog smiling at the cameraUConn is pleased to announce the 2020 NE Regional 4-H Dog Photography Contest!

The NE Regional Animal Science 4-H Dog Program Working Group has invited member states to participate in the 2020 NE Regional 4-H Dog Photography Contest.

Any UConn 4-H member age 9-18 can enter. You do not have to be registered in a dog project or have a 4-H verified dog to enter.

There are 2 divisions:

Junior: age 9-12 as of 1/1/2020

Senior: age 13-18 as of 1/1/2020

Winners in each division and class will be eligible to advance to the 2020 Northeast (NE) Regional 4-H Dog Program Photography Contest.

All photos entered will be featured on UConn 4-H website and pages (first names used only) during National 4-H week in October.

Regional winners will be announced October 19, 2020

For more information click here.

To register click here.

 

Meet Kirsten Krause: Tolland County 4-H Intern

Kirsten KrauseHi everyone! My name is Kirsten Krause and this year I am the Tolland County 4-H summer program intern! I am currently a junior attending UConn Storrs as an Animal Science major on the pre-veterinary track, with hopes to attend veterinary school after completing my undergraduate degree. At UConn, I am heavily involved in many livestock clubs, including Block and Bridle, the Poultry Science Club, and the Dairy Club, which I will be serving as the president of for the 2020-2021 school year. I am also involved on campus as a student ambassador for CAHNR, a herdsman for the animal science department “Little I” livestock show, and as a volunteer student worker in various livestock research studies. 

This internship is very near and dear to my heart, as I grew up as a 4-H youth in Tolland County and have spent the last 11 years immersing myself in county, state, and national 4-H activities. I have served on the county fairboard as a youth director for 5 years, 2 of which I held the position of president and 1 year as a junior advisor. At the state level, I have participated in various leadership forums and have been a member of the Teen Leadership Planning Committee. At the national level, I have attended 3 national 4-H trips, as well as being selected as a CT 4-H youth representative to attend the 4-H CS Pathways grant training in Utah last spring. Additionally, I was the Tolland County 4-H program intern last year, and in previous years I have worked closely with the past program intern through my fairboard committee, which is what prepared and inspired me to pursue the position as the program intern.

This summer, I have been working extensively on developing a virtual platform for Tolland County 4-H youth to exhibit their projects in place of a live, in-person fair. I work closely with other members of the county fairboard, prospective judges, as well as other 4-H counties’ youth and interns to compile appropriate resources for 4-H youth to have the same opportunity to participate in a fair this year, despite the transition to being entirely virtual. Additionally, I have served as the primary contact for virtual 4-H fair related inquiries. I am thankful that although the fair will be very different this year, I am still able to contribute to positive youth development and network with other students, 4-Hers, and interns through my position.