Office Hours

The Cornell Cooperative Extension office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Check out the 4-H Calendar at the bottom of this page to see what's happening with the Warren County 4-H program. Please make sure to contact us if you see something you want to be a part of~most events need pre-registration.

518-623-3291 or 668-4881 - or you can e-mail: mlb222@cornell.edu




4-H Yard Sale

4-H Yard Sale

4-H Bottle Drive Fundraiser

4-H Bottle Drive Fundraiser

Talent Show

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATING 4-H SENIORS





Weston Azaert son of Aimee and Doug Azaert of Warrensburg graduated this year and will be attending St. Lawrence University in the fall to study Liberal Arts as he explores many different majors in order to give him the knowledge to choose his major confidently.  Weston, a member of 4-H for 13 years, says:  “I have been in 4-H for virtually as long as I can remember, starting as a Cloverbud and growing into a full-fledged member.  4-H has had such an impact on my life and has helped me to grow into the person that I am today.  The best thing about 4-H is the resources and opportunities that they provide for their members.  Whether you are taking advantage of 4-H’s many community service, leadership, or educational programs, 4-H always provides you with a safe and nurturing environment that will encourage you to grow into your own, and give you knowledge and experience that you will use for the rest of your life.”


Delilah Monroe, daughter of Michele Baker of Chestertown, graduated as Salutatorian from North Warren Central School this year and plans to attend SUNY Fredonia in the fall to study Dance and Education.  Delilah, a member of 4-H for 13 years, says:   “I am so grateful to 4-H for making me the person I am today.  It has helped to fine tune my leadership and communication skills that I will need to use in my future.  4-H has given me so many great opportunities and helped me to create friendships that will last a lifetime.”  






Jessica Pimentel, daughter of Sabrina Pimentel of Warrensburg, graduated from Warrensburg High School this year and is planning to attend SUNY Adirondack in the fall to study Culinary Arts.  Jessica, a member of 4-H for 3 years, says:  “There is so much I enjoyed about 4-H, but my favorite part had to be state 4-H trips.  In 4-H, I learned better leadership, social, and teamwork skills.” 






Rhyann Subcliff, daughter of Paige Hopek of Glens Falls, graduated from Glens Falls High School this year and will be attending SUNY Cobleskill this fall to study Environmental Science.  Rhyann, a member of 4-H for 5 years, says:  4-H has taught me to love the outdoors and exploring them.  From telling stories around the campfire to meeting people from all over the state and becoming great friends with them.  4-H will always have a large impact on my life.”   

Congratulations to each of our graduating seniors and the best of luck at college!


Warren County Youth Fair



Saturday, August 11, 2018

9AM – 1PM

Great news!  We will once again be offering face-to-face project judging, youth talent show, craft room, games, and more.  There are some exciting changes or topics to discuss related to the fair:

« The theme for the 2018 Fair is “Sustainability.”  We are asking all youth participants to consider entering anything relating to sustainable living...heritage arts, fruits/vegetables, container gardens, animals, natural resources, recycling & upcycling, etc.
« Youth exhibits and displays will be judged as usual on Friday, August 10th from 1pm—4pm.
« The Fairbook will be ready by June 8th.  However, if you would like to know more about classes that link to the “Sustainability” theme style, here is a short list of classes to get you thinking:  

P Section 3:  Heritage Arts Exhibits
P Section 8: Class 14:  Grown in NY—heritage recipes/varieties
P Section 5: Class 1:  Recycled Crafts
P Section 8: Class 17:  Canned Foods
P Section 10/16/18:  Livestock/Poultry/Small Animals
P Section 15: Photography—photos of gardens, livestock, etc.
P Section 12: Natural Resources
P Section 19:  Vegetables
« Remember that entries can be from school projects, art classes, projects you did for Scouts, etc.  They don’t have to be the result of 4-H work specifically. However, if there are guidelines/directions you followed, you should bring those with you for judging.
« AGAIN THIS YEAR:  Entries selected to be exhibited at the NYS Fair may now be judged there!  This means that you could receive a State Fair Premium for your entry!  This will take some additional work on the part of the exhibitor...if you choose to send items on to the NYS Fair to be judged, you will have to complete an entry card, an entry form, AND write a short essay about how and why you created your item(s) based on the class. 

« ALL Teen Superintendents and Fair Assistants MUST have completed a public presentation.  Your interview for the job does not count as a public presentation. No exceptions.

« We will have a potluck lunch at 1:15 like we did last year and all participants and families are welcome to join us. Please call Michele and let her know how many family members are coming and what dish you may bring to share (4-H will supply hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers).
« Bring your best! We look forward to seeing all the great items you have been working on!
Thank you for helping us make this a great 4-H Family event!
Fairbooks are ready for pick up!
Entry Forms:  All entries are due to our office by 4:30pm on Tuesday, July 24th.





FAIR SUPERINTENDENT PROGRAM:
Yes, it is almost that time of year again!  It’s time to start thinking about Fair and the
Assistant/Superintendent program.  Are you interested in working at the Fair this year? 
Check out the following information:

« Superintendent interviews will be held Tuesday, July 24th, 3pm-6pm
Please note the following:
« Assistants must be between the ages of 8-10 years old.
« Superintendents must be between the ages of 11-19 years old.
« ALL participants MUST have completed a 4-H Public Presentation in 2018,
no exceptions.
« All participants must be a registered 4-H member by June 15, 2018, no
exceptions.
Please contact the office for more information or for your registration form.
Assistants are not required to schedule an interview but are encouraged.




Got School Artwork?

Share your school artwork at the Warren County Fair this summer as a 4-H project.  

Paintings and drawings (oil, watercolor, charcoal, pen & ink, acrylic, mixed media, pastels and pencil) and graphics and prints (linoleum, wood cut, stencil, silkscreen, etching)  are all considered youth art projects.  One entry per class. 

Call the office if you have any questions about 4-H fair projects.



WHEP - Amazing Amphibians


CANCELLED!
DATE:  Thursday, May 17th
TIME:  6:00pm
LOCATION:  CCE Education Center

AMAZING AMPHIBIANS—If possible we will visit Pack Forest Lake to see if we can find frogs, toads, and salamanders as they move into or out of vernal pools.

Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) is a FREE program for youth to learn about local
species from the surrounding area and the habitat they live in.  The programs are usually
presented as hands-on whenever possible, using pelts, skulls, feathers, etc.  

To register for the event, please call 518-668-4881/623-3291 or email mlb222@cornell.edu


GARDEN WORK PARTY


GARDEN WORK PARTY
DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 19TH
TIME:  1:00PM - 4:00PM
LOCATION:  CCE EDUCATION CENTER

Hagy’s Haven 4-H Educational Garden has seen a lot of action over the course of the last few days. Here’s some updates. We said goodbye to two of our roosters over the weekend and welcomed four new members of the 4-H family. 4-H purchased two guinea fowl and two additional call ducks to complement our original pair of ducks, Daisy and Donald. John is going to start raising poultry at his home going back to his 4-H roots when he raised call ducks as a 4-H project. We hope at some point to have the offspring of his pair of beautiful pastel call ducks and his newly acquired snowflake quails.
Work on expanding the garden will start in the coming weeks and the work of creating new garden beds and tilling the soil will be much easier with the addition of our new rototiller that was purchased through a fundraiser by 4-H member Elizabeth Fram and her mom, Laura. Their generosity and “investment into our future” will enable us to move forward with the garden expansion and the opportunity to touch many lives in our communities with nutritious food and agricultural education.
Come be a part of this exciting expansion at our garden work party on Saturday, May 19th from 1:00-4:00 pm. Parents and youth are encouraged to help. Lunch will be available at noon. Please call Michele at 518-668-4881 or mlb222@cornell.edu and let us know if you can attend. 4-H Grows Here! #4HGrowsHere 

Garden Helpers Needed!

Are you a registered 4-H member who loves to garden? 


This summer, we are looking for 3-4 interested 4-H’ers who would be willing to volunteer to work in our garden one morning from 9am-noon or afternoon from 1pm-4pm, each week throughout the summer.

This opportunity would provide community
service hours, as well as a portion of the
produce from the garden.


For more information, or to sign-up for a
garden helper slot, please contact Michele at:
mlb222@cornell.edu or 518-668-4881.


4-H Day & Camporee @ Great Escape


YARD SALE DONATIONS NEEDED




We will be accepting donations of gently used household and garden items for our 3rd Annual 4-H Yard Sale.   You can deliver your treasures Mon-Fri from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. 

We are grateful for any donation but will not be accepting large upholstered furniture, mattresses, clothing, large electronics or computers. 

If you have any questions, please call Roxanne at 668-4881 or e-mail at
rmw38@cornell.edu