2019 Breakfast of Champions

2019 Breakfast of Champions

2019 Millbrook Community Day

2019 Millbrook Community Day

Vet Science 4-H'ers at Rhinebeck Vet

4-H Dorr Vet Science Program at Rhinebeck Equine

4-H Positive Youth Development

Dutchess County 4-H is a collection of programs that provide youth, ages 5-19, with the mentoring and support to grow and thrive regardless of their background, interests and abilities. 

Positive Youth Development strategies, such as engaging young people in topics that interest them, empowering them to make their own decisions, and providing challenging opportunities, result in youth who have: Confidence, Competence, Caring, Character, and Connection

These Life and Leadership Skills are the foundation which enable 4-H youth to: succeed as individuals, support their families, strengthen their communities and make a difference to our world.

4-H empowers nearly 6 million young people across the US with the skills to lead for a lifetime. Learning through 4-H is fun and effective; children learn life and technical skills through hands-on learning in topics of their choice. The Dutchess County 4-H Club Program has evolved from it's rural agricultural roots. While we are proud of our strong agricultural programs, we are excited to provide other outlets for youth to explore and grow in, such as arts, crafts and technology. Embracing differences and welcoming diversity, 4-H offers a place for all Dutchess County youth to grow and thrive.


Jane Rodd
4-H Youth Development Program Leader
(845) 677-8223 x105

Last updated January 24, 2020