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.

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    Enjoy an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper at All Saints Church on Friday March 21st before the annual Lansing HS Brawl for the Ball.  Proceeds benefit our Lansing Youth Programs!


  • 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.


  • Duck Race

    Buy your chances now for the 4-H Duck Race on Sunday, April 28.  Then see thousands of little duckies race down Cascadilla Creek and see if you've won the $500 "nest egg"!  Color-splash 5K race that morning.  Quack, Quack!


Last updated: March 12th 2014 - 1:55pm