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Poultry Rabbit 101
Posted 1/12/2017
Come learn the basics for your poultry and/or rabbit project.
Poultry 101 with Matt Gogis at 1:00PM & Rabbits 101 with Kyle Yacobucci at 2:15PM
Montgomery County Annex, Room 111
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Starts at 1:00 PM
RSVP with our office by 01/25/17


REMINDER: 2015 Fonda Fair Animal Entries Due Aug 1st!
Posted 7/30/2015

All animal entries for the 4-H show at the Fonda Fair must be postmarked by August 1st or brought into the 4-H office in Fonda by the end of the day on Monday, August 3rd.  Call the office with any questions.  

Discover Christmas Trees: K-8 Curriculum
Posted 11/12/2014

'Tis the season to check out the Discover Christmas Trees curriculum. It includes dynamic lesson plans and activities that span all subject areas, and are aligned to NYS and Common Core Learning Standards. Find more information and the free curriculum on our website. Courtesy of the New York State Christmas Tree Farmers Association. This would be a great resource to use in the classroom or in your local 4-H club!



Discover 4-H Day: Saturday, October 4th
Posted 9/30/2014
Wondering, what 4-H is, how to join 4-H? It’s time to enroll in the 4-H program. Bring your family to DISCOVER 4-H DAY! Saturday, October 4th, 1-4 pm at the Fonda Fair. This is a day to explore 4-H. Activities will include hands on areas to visit 4-H animals, see 4-H projects,talk to 4-H members and volunteers. Each youth will receive a passport of 4-H activities. Other activities will include face painting, fun games and more! A prize will be given to every youth that returns a stamped passport at the end of their visit to DISCOVER 4-H DAY! Admission to this 4-H event is FREE. Come for a fun filled day!!
Sept-Oct 4-H Newsletter
Posted 9/10/2014

The September - October 4-H Clover Newsletter is now available! Lots of important info about enrollment, programs, and fair results. Check it out here:

2014 Fonda Fair Exhibitor's Handbook
Posted 7/2/2014

The 2014 Premium Book is now available!  There are many  new updates, including the new non-animal pre-entry form.  This year both animal and non-animal classes are located in the same book.  All additional forms, (Snack Bar sign-up, teen leaders, teen superintendents, etc.), are included at the end of the book as well.  Contact the CCE FM office at 673-5525 if you have any questions!

2014 Fonda Fair Cloverbud Handbook
Posted 7/2/2014

The 2014 Cloverbud Handbook is now available, find information about entering your exhibits at the Fonda Fair. Included in the handbook is a pre-entry sheet for all animal and non-animal classes. In addition, an adult Snack Bar and Building helper sheet is included. Animal entries are due August 1st and Non-animal/special exhibits and sign-ups are due August 15th.

4-H Animal Certificates due June 1st!
Posted 5/21/2014

Reminder that horse certificates are due to the office by June 1st to be eligible to show at the Fair and shows coming up. A horses rabies and coggins must also be included with the horse certificate. Animal Certificates for non-owned or non registered beef, swine, dairy, goat and sheep are also due to the office by June 1st. The certificates are available on the right side of 4-H youth development webpage or you can contact the 4-H office.


4-H Rabbit Workshop June 8th
Posted 5/13/2014

Are you looking to get a rabbit of your own? Would you like to learn about basic care of rabbits, nutrition, diseases, showmanship, judging and much more? Or are you interested in getting involved in the 4-H rabbit program? The Fulton/Montgomery County 4-H program is hosting a rabbit workshop on June 8th from 10:30am-5:00 pm at the Fonda Fairgrounds. This informational workshop is for all levels of participants both youth and adult. The workshop is $8 for 4-Hers/volunteers and $10 for non-4-Hers/volunteers which includes lunch. 

Register by June 4th to the Fulton/Montgomery 4-H Office. View the attached registration form for more information.


4-H Dairy Day
Posted 5/13/2014

The Fulton/Montgomery County 4-H program is hosting a 4-H Dairy Day workshop for 4-H youth on July 16th from 8:45am-4:00pm at the Fonda Fairgrounds. There is no fee for this workshop but you must bring your own bagged lunch and drink. Topics include:

  • Healthy  Feed Rations (Ed Varnam)
  • Feed Storage: (Ed Varnam)
  • Calf Housing & Management (Gary Moore)
  • Hoof Care & Management: (Charles Biche)
  • Calving (Jill Greisman)
  • Showmanship/Judging

Sign-up by July 9th by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Contact Jake Pamkowski at jakepamkowski@yahoo.com or call 518-673-5525.


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4-H is the largest out of school youth organization in the United States with over 6 million youth members.

In the 2008-2009 program year, 7,523 young people ages 5-19 participated in 4-H programs in Fulton and Montgomery Counties with more than 200 volunteers contributing more than 42,000 hours in nurturing, caring relationships with youth.

4-H Happenings

A friendly reminder that the CCEFM office, including the 4-H office, is closed to the public on Fridays .The office is open Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

See event details on our web calendar.


1 Re-enrollments Due!

11 4-H Holiday Workshop

14  4-H Officer Training

23-26 Christmas Office Closed

30 Office Closed


2  Happy New Year's: Office Closed

 County Horse Bowl Tryouts

16 Martin Luther King Jr Day: Office Closed

17 4-H Volunteer Team Meeting

21 Dairy Judging & Quiz Bowl Meeting