All of the youth activities offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties fall under the 4-H umbrella, whether they happen after school, in the summer or as a workshop, club, camp or special event. Our programs are offered in a wide variety of formats and places because they are designed to fit the interests and needs of the diverse young people who live in the rural and more urban communities of Columbia and Greene Counties. Over 5,300 young people aged 5-to-19 take part in 4-H activities in the two counties each year. Download the General 4-H Brochure for more information.
In celebration of New York agriculture, each year, for a week in March, volunteers throughout the state read a book with an agricultural theme to elementary students, with a focus on second grade classrooms. Farmers, FFA and 4-H members, adults engaged in a career in agriculture, and engaged in our food system volunteer to enthusiastically engage your students in a paired hands-on activity related to the book to extend learning. The book is donated to the school or classroom library with a bookplate recognizing the donor and our celebration of New York Agricultural Literacy Week. 2,300 books were donated last year while 75,000 elementary students participated in an experiential learning activity.
Enjoy the 2020 event as you watch Kayela from CCE Rensselaer read the book, "Right This Very Minute".
Current residents of Columbia and Greene Counties may apply for funds from the Paul and Maria Morra Scholarship Trust as they pursue academic work beyond high school.
The Safe Sitter Program gives young adolescents in grades 4-6 the skills to provide safe, nurturing care for children and to respond appropriately to medical emergencies.
Find the multitude of forms associated with 4-H club membership and activities all in one place!
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties is proud to recognize the hard work of youth from across Columbia and Greene Counties.
The 4-H newsletter, The Youth Connection, is published eleven times a year with information about 4-H club activities as well as public workshops and events. Click on the links below to access the 4-H newsletters.
Last updated May 12, 2020