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.
We would like you to join us in welcoming Abby Langdon, our new 4-H Program Manager. This begins a reorganization, of sorts, of the 4-H staffing. We have been without our 4-H Agriculture/STEM Educator since March 2020 AND you may or may not know that Linda is retiring on June 15. Thus, we are looking at some staffing changes, and this is the first. Abby’s main responsibilities include: 4-H program oversight; grants and contracts; 4-H clubs and volunteers; agriculture awareness; and animal science. Her first day was April 21 and she is jumping right in! 4-H club leaders – expect a phone call from Abby in the near future as she is anxious to get to know everyone!
From Abby: I am ecstatic to finally have made my way to the Capital Region! I am originally from the very northern tip of New York in the Adirondacks. I have worked within the extension system in some capacity since 2013. My most recent role was the Afterschool and Day camp program director within 4-H youth development in Franklin County. Before that I was a nutrition educator for the Eat Smart New York! program where I focused on direct youth education in physical education classes in local elementary schools. I am happy to be joining the Columbia-Greene team and still having my main focus be on positive youth development (PYD). My passion and background in PYD stemmed from my involvement in 4-H camps and youth leadership and team building. I hold a degree in Community Health and Human Performance from SUNY Potsdam in which my enjoyment for program development, planning and evaluation has derived from. I am looking forward to not only working in the Hudson Valley and Capital Regions, but to also exploring the natural beauty of the Catskills and surrounding areas. I have begun my trek as an Adirondack 46er last spring conquering three of the high peaks in the northern region and I anticipate to also begin my trek to the Catskill 3500 Club. Outdoor sporting events and other team-oriented activities will be on my list to enjoy in the region. I have always felt strongly about the mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension and am glad to remain involved in the Extension system as I begin my new adventure with CCE Columbia and Greene.
This 29th annual event will take place on Wednesday, September 2 beginning at 5PM. It will be held at Trowbridge Farms in Ghent.
Chuck's Ice Cream Wish (Tales of the Dairy Godmother) is the book selection for 2021 Ag Literacy Week, March 15-19.
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 10, 2021