May 1 2021

A girl and her best buddy

2019 Breakfast of Champions

2019 Breakfast of Champions

2019 Millbrook Community Day

2019 Millbrook Community Day

Jane Rodd

4-H Program leader Jane Rodd loves llamas


Living the 4-H Pledge

Green Teen

Green Teen living well

paper clover

Supporting the community

4-H Positive Youth Development

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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.


Not Just Cows, Sows and Plows

Read the recent article written by 4-H'er Addie Kilmer in the Hudson Valley Pilot entitled "Not Just Cows, Sows, and Plows" sharing her experience in local agricultural programming! Click the image of her as a toddler!


Mac'N'Cheese Scoopers

Download: Mac'N'Cheese Scoopers Recipe!

Dutchess 4-H Dairy Members are excited to present their entry, “Mac’N’Cheese Scoopers” to the NY Ag in the Classroom Dairy Innovation Challenge! Just take it from the chefs themselves, “We’ve got the cheese, and you’ll be pleased, so come try our Mac’N’Cheese!


Emma Jenks
4-H Educator/Club Manager
(845) 677-8223 x 108

Last updated October 1, 2023