4-H Club Programs and Activities:

4-H Club Community Service Project Mini-grant Application

4-H Club Officer Responsibilities

4-H Club Choose Health Officer Resources -http://nys4h.cce.cornell.edu/about%20us/Pages/4-HClubChooseHealthOfficers.aspx

         4th H for Health Challenge - 4-H clubs will win a hike by Andrew and outdoor cookery lesson by Maggie by completing the challenge activities and submitting the tracker form.

         Quick and Tasty Recipes for Healthy Youth - easy-to-follow, healthy recipes to enjoy at 4-H events or at home.

          NY 4-H Healthy Food Guidelines: Making Healthy Choices Easier! - quick and easy ideas for fun and healthy 4-H foods and beverages, along with a tool for you to assess how your club or event is doing.

4-H Family Handbook- Help parents of 4-H members understand that 4-H is truly a family affair and that there is a place for parents to participate actively in 4-H. Also includes background about the history of 4-H, how it is administered and what being part of a 4-H club is like. 

4-H Members and Leaders Forms:

4-H Member Enrollment Form - Required annually. Fee is $15 per year with a maximum of $30 per family. Letter requesting waiver of fee is available. Late fee of $10 additionally for those who were 4-H members in the past year and enroll after December 1.

4-H Leader Enrollment Form - Required annually. For adults who are currently enrolled as a 4-H Leader.

         4-H Leader Enrollment Form, new 4-H Leader Enrollment Form, new - Required for adults who have not been enrolled as a 4-H Leader in the past year.

4-H Permission Medical Release Form

         4-H Code of Conduct Form

        4-H Event Dress Code

4-H-Sponsored Trip Application - 4-H members ages 10+ are eligible to participate in a number of 4-H-sponsored statewide trips. Complete this form to         show your interest. The fees for these trips are cut in half and sponsored by our local 4-H fundraising efforts.

4-H Public Presentation Program:

         Columbia-Greene 4-H Public Presentation Guidelines

         4-H Produced in NY Contest Handbook

         4-H Produced in NY Contest Registration Form

         4-H Produced in NY Contest Menu Form

         2016 Columbia-Greene 4-H Produced in NY Recipe Booklet - these are the recipes selected by this year's participants. They were to select a healthy recipe that contained at least 1 cup of NYS-grown or produced ingredient. Enjoy!!

Fairs Resources for 4-H Members:

Borrowed Animal Form

Project Animal Registration Form

 Altamont County Fair Resources (4-H members in Greene County ONLY): 

Altamont Fair 4-H Entry and Prize Catalog - Contains all 4-H exhibitor general rules and exhibit classes. The Altamont Fair is the 4-H Fair for 4-H members in Albany, Greene and Schenectady counties.

Columbia County Fair Resources (4-H members in Columbia County ONLY):

Those involved in the 4-H Club Program will find useful forms here. Click on the link to access your downloadable form.

Columbia County Fair 4-H Last Minute Fair Letter - Available mid-August. Contains lists of those signed up for 4-H fair events as well as those volunteering to help with the 4-H Milk Bar, 4-H Marksmanship Booth, 4-H Poultry/Rabbit/Cavy Building. If you want to sign up for anything or see a discrepency contact Emily Warrington at 828-3346x100 or ew387@cornell.edu

Columbia County Fair 4-H Master Premium Book - Contains all 4-H exhibitor general rules and non-live animal exhibit classes.

Columbia County Fair 4-H Animal Science Supplement to the 4-H Premium Book - Contains all 4-H exhibitor livestock rules and animal exhibit classes. Please read opening pages of 4-H Premium Book for rules and guidelines.

Columbia County Fair 4-H Cloverbud Supplement to the 4-H Premium Book - Description of Cloverbud (age 5-8 on Jan. 1) activities and opportunities plus RSVP forms due by August 1.

Columbia County Fair 4-H List of Events - 2017 current 4-H list of events.

Columbia County Fair 4-H Voucher/Entry Form - deadline is August 1 to the CCE Office - no additions or changes after that date.

New York State Fair (Columbia and Greene 4-H Participants):

Exhibitor Entry Statement:     http://nys4h.cce.cornell.edu/events/Documents/NYSFairExhibitorEntryStatement.pdf   All State Fair exhibitors must complete this form and attach it to their  exhibit along with the green exhibitor entry card (which you can get from Andrew Randazzo- 828-3346x206 or adr73@cornell.edu.

Exhibitor Entry Statement Sample:   http://nys4h.cce.cornell.edu/events/Documents/NYSFairExhibitorEntryStatementSAMPLE.pdf

Classes and Exhibits:    http://nys4h.cce.cornell.edu/events/Pages/State-Fair-Youth-Building-Premium-Book.aspx   Important information for filling out your Exhibitor Entry Card and Statement.

4-H Achievement Night Award Forms:

Letter to Club Leaders with 4-H Achievement Night needs and deadlines. Letter is mailed in late August. All award nominations and applications are due by October 2 (except for Clover Crazy National 4-H Week Club Award Report Form, which is due October 23.

4-H Club Community Service Award Report Form

Outstanding 4-H Club Officer 4-H Jr. Leader Nomination Form

4-H Club Clover Crazy National 4-H Week Award Report Form - due October 23

4-H Member Application for Outstanding Project Work Award 2016-17

4-H Member Activity Report

Project Record -Horse

Project Record - Animal Science - dairy cattle, beef, sheep, swine, meat rabbit, poultry, goat

Project Record - Show/Pet Rabbit and Cavy

Project Record - all projects except those above


4-H Teen Forms:

Columbia-Greene 4-H Member College Scholarship Application - Due April 1. Applicant must be a current Columbia-Greene 4-H member. Up to three $250 college scholarships are awarded.

      Trowbridge 4-H Livestock Scholarship Application - Due March 31. Applicant must have participated in the 4-H Livestock Sale during the Columbia County Fair for a minimum of two years. Up to two $250 college scholarships are awarded.

    Paul and Maria Morra Scholarship Application - Due April 1. Applicant must be a current resident of Columbia County or Greene County and pursuing a degree in the field of horticulture, agriculture, forestry or natural resources.


CCE Volunteer Application Packet:

4-H Club Organizational Leader Position Description

CCE Volunteer Code of Conduct

4-H Volunteer Application Cover Letter

CCE Volunteer Application Form

CCE Volunteer Background Check Consent Form

CCE Motor Vehicle Request Permission Form

4-H Club Animal Science Project Area:


4-H Natural Environment Project Area:




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Upcoming Events & Workshops

Learn to Grow Ginseng
Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra
Thursday, September 21st 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jams, Jellies, and Preserves
Meeting Hall, Extension Education Center, Hudson
Saturday, September 23rd 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
An Introduction to Fall Foraging
Extension Education Center, Hudson
Sunday, September 24th 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Preserving Herbs
Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra
Thursday, September 28th 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pickling with a Boil Water Canner
Meeting Hall, Extension Education Center, Hudson
Thursday, October 5th 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Contact CCE




Agroforestry Resource Center
6055 Route 23, Acra, NY 12405
E-mail: columbiagreene@cornell.edu
Phone: 518-622-9820
Fax: 518-622-0115

Map to Acra office (see green pin)

Extension Education Center
 479 Route 66, Hudson, NY 12534
E-mail: columbiagreene@cornell.edu
Phone: 518-828-3346
Fax: 518-828-3069

Map to Hudson office (see green pin)

 2017 Major Financial Donors

The Bank of Greene County

Willow Springs Charitable Trust 

 100 Years in Photos!

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Columbia County and Greene County.  We have a number of historical photos on exhibit in both offices.  Stop by either location and have a look!