4-H Alumni

4-H Singing Contest, 1930, Greene County

4-H Fashion Revue 1972

4-H Fashion Revue, 1972, Columbia County

4-H Alumni

4-H Dairy Judging 1981, Columbia County

4-H Alumni

4-H Goat Show 1985, Greene County Youth Fair

4-H Alumni

4-H Candlemaking 1997, Columbia County


4-H Auto Parts Demonstration 1968, Greene County

4-H Alumni

4-H Flower Show 1957, Columbia County

4-H Alumni 1929-2019

Help Plan for the 90th Anniversary in 2019 of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties' 4-H Program

2019 will be an exciting year for Columbia and Greene 4-H as it will be the year to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the formation of the 4-H club program in both counties. A volunteer steering committee has been working to determine what the celebration will entail – and they are now looking for adults and teens – current 4-H involvement and alumni – to fill out the planning teams and help make all the fun happen. All teams will begin meeting in July 2018.

Please share this opportunity with friends and family, and please consider joining one of the planning teams. Contact Linda Tripp with your hand raised or to ask any questions – 518-318-1193 or Lke2@cornell.edu.

The planning teams that are looking for additional members are:

Media Sharing– team will look through photos and other memorabilia to create a table top display, poster, press releases and radio spots. They will connect with leader and member alumni. They will work with Linda to connect with local media.

4-H Field Day type event – this will be an event open to the public that will showcase 4-H. 4-H clubs will have booths to show what they do. A t-shirt design contest will be held in late 2018 and the shirts will be available first for this event. Community organizations that partner with 4-H will be invited to exhibit and share. Fun activities for all kids from throughout the two counties will be available.

Fun at our Local Fairs – the team will determine how we will prepare for our 90th Anniversary at our 2018 fairs and then how we can showcase 4-H and its history at our 2019 fairs.

Fall Harvest BBQ – this will be our ending, celebratory event that we plan to make affordable so that families can attend – those with current 4-H involvement as well as alumni members and leaders. We will also invite partners and supporters. This will include a catered meal, displays and a program that may include a slide show, speaker, recognition.


Linda Tripp
Issue Leader, 4-H Youth Development
(518) 828-3346 ext. 210

Last updated July 26, 2019