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To all our 4-H Club Leaders, Volunteers, Parents, and Youth: at this time Steuben County's 4-H Program is asking that 4-H Clubs temporarily suspend any and all in-person club meetings and activities effective March 16 through June 1st. We will continue to monitor developments related to COVID 19 and will keep you posted. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


Join the Finger Lakes District 4-H Educators and Volunteers as we create and share virtual programming! 

NYS Junior DAIRY LEADER program (JDL) for the 2020-2021 year

Applications are done online at and more information about the program can be found here also. In the past this program is started out with the once-in-a- lifetime week long trip to Madison, Wisconsin for dairy tours, attending the National 4-H Dairy Conference and attending World Dairy Expo. With the current situation the National 4-H Dairy Conference and the World Dairy Expo are canceled for this fall of 2020. With the next JDL class….their program year will be ending with the trip to Wisconsin in the Fall of 2021. We do have uncertainty on when we can be in person for things so the plan is to start a little later this fall and/or do things on a virtual platform to start off…..there are things that we can do in this manner and then when we can be in-person….we will do the other workshops and tours. So if you are interested in the dairy field and want to learn more about careers, personal and professional growth…..please apply. The age for this program is 16 to not have reached their 19 th by Jan 1st. Again, we will be doing all the things we have done for 21 years in the JDL program but the timeline and schedule will look a little different….instead of starting in late September and ending in August…..the program year will start later in the fall and will end shortly after the trip to Wisconsin in late September of 2021. We are here and ready to continue this great opportunity in leadership and career planning in the dairy and agricultural field.

For the Fall of 2021, the plan will be to take the 2020-2021 class(this will be at the end of their program year) and the next class of 2021-2022 to Wisconsin at the same time.

The original deadline for the applications was the end of June but we are extended that deadline until August 1 st, 2020.
Please contact me at if you have any questions.

Jo-Ann's 4-H Rewards Program

JOANN is helping 4-H bring more hands-on programs to local communities across the nation to inspire kids to lead lives with their hearts, hands and minds. Current & lifetime members, parents of members, volunteers and 4-H staff can save 15% off total in-store and online purchases every day with 4-H Rewards. JOANN will give a minimum of 2.5% of every eligible transaction to support 4-H programming. MORE


Last updated July 6, 2020