Huron 4-H Association

Love hands-on learning? Learn skills for a lifetime through 4-H in Huron County, Ontario.

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Huron County 4-H is an organization of leaders building leaders. With projects encompassing; agriculture, food, health, and the environment, 4-H Ontario’s “Learn To Do By Doing” clubs have had many successful years of history in our association. Founded in 1952, we deliver quality life skills programs with a focus on; innovation, sustainability, and leadership, for youth and volunteers; benefitting the citizens and communities in which they live.

So what is 4-H?
4-H is an agriculturally based organization for youth 9-21, with the Clover Buds program geared to youth 6-8 years old. 4-H is divided into 2 sections, livestock and life skills. Livestock clubs in our region traditionally run from April to September, in which members raise an animal (dairy, beef, lamb, swine, goat, etc.) and show them at fall fairs. Life skills clubs are based on everything and anything else, including baking, camping, snowmobiles, archery, gardening, photography, plowing, field crops, small engine repairs, etc. Our life skills clubs tend to run over a 6-12 week span and will run multiple clubs throughout the year. All clubs consist of six meetings, an achievement program, and a project. For more information about 4-H program.

Clover Buds runs a little differently than the 4-H program, with 3 years of ‘units’ (or topics). Each year consists of 24 units and each meeting is therefore a different topic! The Clover Bud program was introduced to Huron County 4-H in 2015. For more information about Clover Buds program.


Upcoming Events

Event Date Location
Electronic Drive April 27, 2024, 7:30am-1pm Hensall Co-op, Londesboro
Livestock PAIF Due May 31, 2024
Judging Competition June 22, 2024 TBA
Go For The Gold July 16, 2024 TBA
Seaforth Fair September 20, 2024 Seaforth Fair Grounds

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Looking to get into contact with one of our executives? View the drop down below.

President Sarah Shapton 226-268-1292         dsshapton@tcc.on.ca
1st Vice-President Holly Holyoake 519-395-3471           hholyoake@hdc.on.ca
2nd Vice-President Connor Rodger 519-441-3903          connrodg@gmail.com
Association Representative: Darrell Bergsma 519-441-2103          bergie8ca@hotmail.com
Secretary and Membership Coordinator Shannon Ritchie 519-812-1807          huron4-Hsecretary@gmail.com
Treasurer: Curtis McNeil 519-525-2948         hurontreasurer4h@gmail.com
Volunteer Screening Contact: Mary Lynn MacDonald 519-262-3123         projects@hay.net
Newsletter Editor: Jeanette Schramm 519-441-0491         huroncounty4hnews@gmail.com
Webmaster & Facebook Editor: Emily Bieman                                   emilybieman5@gmail.com
Directors: Melissa Veldman 519-440-8187          msparling87@gmail.com
Amy Vingerhoeds 519-229-8810          amy.vingerhoeds@gmail.com
Laura Higgins 519-357-8043          laura-25@hotmail.ca
Mary Lynn MacDonald 519-262-3123          projects@hay.net
Awards: Kim Higgins 519-357-5178          kh@tnt21.com
Laura Higgins 519-357-8043          laura-25@hotmail.ca
Go For The Gold: Megan Theophilopolous 519-614-4004          megantheo@gmail.com
Judging Competition: Amy Vingerhoeds 519-229-8810          amy.vingerhoeds@gmail.com
Livestock Coordinator: Kim Higgins 519-357-5178          kh@tnt21.com



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