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UMaine Extension Offering 4-H 101

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Were you in 4-H as a kid? Is your vision of 4-H limited to kids showing animals at the fair? The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Knox-Lincoln 4-H Leader’s Association is inviting the public to come and learn about the 4-H program at a 4-H 101 public workshop and tour June 9 from 1-3 p.m. at Union Fairgrounds on Common Road in Union.

4-H members and families of Knox and Lincoln Counties will hold their annual Barnyard Bash, an exciting overnight event that includes animal science and enrichment workshops. For the first time, Extension is inviting the public to tour the event and learn what 4-H is all about.

4-H Extension educator Ellie Libby will lead 4-H 101 with a brief overview of the 4-H program, followed by a hands-on activity similar to one that might be offered at a 4-H member event. She’ll lead the group on a tour of workshops in progress around the fairgrounds and answer questions. Pre-registration is required by May 31.

As the youth development arm of University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 4-H emphasizes the importance of building the life skills needed to be successful adults. 4-H has always been focused on science and technology to help foster interest in these areas as avenues to successful careers. 4-H makes science fun and exciting for everyone. 4-H is for kids age 5-18.

For information or to register for 4-H 101, please call 832-0343, in Maine 1-800-244-2104 or email

UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goals. To provide adequate time to respond to your request please provide as much notice as possible.

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