Welcome to 4-H in Tompkins County!  All youth activities offered by Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension fall under the 4-H umbrella, whether they happen after school, in the summer, or as a workshop, club, camp, or special event.  4-H programs are offered in a wide variety of formats and places because they're designed to fit the interests and needs of the diverse young people who live in our rural and urban communities. Over 5000 young people aged 5 to19 take part in 4-H activities in Tompkins County each year through 4-H Clubs, Primitive Pursuits, Urban 4-H Outreach and Rural Youth Services.

You can read more about 4-H, its history and philosophy on this site, and you can find ways that you and your family can become involved. Once you see what 4-H has to offer, please call us with any questions you may have!  We look forward to speaking with you, and we hope to welcome you soon to a 4-H program in your community. You can sign up for our monthly e- newsletter here.

  • DID YOU WIN?


    Find out if your duck was among the first  lucky winners to cross the finish line in the 14th Annual 4-H Duck Race on Sunday, April 27th! Thanks to everyone for your support!

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  • animals


    Youth in grades 9 - 12 can explore veterinary medicine in this 6-week, mini-course at Cornell Vet School. Runs 4/4 to 5/9. Fee: $60; space is limited so register by 3/15.

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  • STREETS ALIVE!

    Streets Alive! Ithaca

    Streets Alive! is coming up on Sunday, May 4, from 1:00 to 5:00pm on Cayuga St. from Ithaca High School to Court Street, and down Court Street to GIAC. Stroll or roll through 30 fun activities, put on by dozens of organizations.  FREE!

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Last updated: June 2nd 2014 - 10:06am