Enrollment for 2018 Starts Now

Forms are now available at the Extension Office and online here. Please note that all pages of the form must be completed or it will be returned to you. Each child must have their own enrollment form. 2017 enrollment expired on August 31, 2017. To be an active member, continue to receive monthly newsletters, and participate in 4-H events, summer projects, and the Boone County Fair as a 4-H member, you MUST re-enroll by completing the 2018 enrollment form to reactivate your membership. Note: If you filled out a form in August, you  will need to fill out a 2018 form. If you do not re-enroll for 2018 by November 1, 2017, you will STOP receiving your monthly newsletters.

4-H Enrollment deadlines:

May 1: To take Summer Project classes

June 1: To enter exhibits into the fair and get free fair passes

Enrollment forms will be accepted after these dates, but will not be entered into the system. Therefore,       4-H'er will not be allowed to participate in the programs listed above. 


County & State Fair Entries

If you haven't picked up your 4-H entries from the county and state fair, please do so by Friday, September 29, or they will be discarded!


New 4-H Club Forming: Guinea Pig Club!

If you love guinea pigs and would like to learn more about them, this would be the group for you! We are looking for people interested in being part of the new Guinea Pig Club. If this  is something you would like to get involved with, please contact Ben or Christie Emerson  at christie.emerson03@gmail.com or at 859-918-6628. We need at least five members to start the club. Meeting days and times will be determined after we gather enough interest in the group. We look forward to meeting new guinea pig-loving friends!


4-H Achievement Banquet

The 4-H Achievement Banquet will be held on Thursday, November 2. Invitations will be mailed! Also, pictures for the banquet can be emailed to paul.adkins@uky.edu or CD’s can be dropped off at the Extension Office. The deadline is October 2!


Keep Calm and Cook On Group

A new year of cooking and baking will begin in October inside the fabulously equipped kitchen of the Enrichment Center! A new year also means it’s time to recruit new (or returning) cooks! Both experienced and inexperienced cooks/bakers will be sure to have a fun and tasty time preparing recipes and learning helpful techniques to be successful in the kitchen. The environment is relaxed, yet organized and action-packed. The group leader will guide everyone via the main demonstration kitchen with step-by-step instructions. “Seasoned” cooks might even take on more of a leadership role helping the novice cooks.  All new recipes will be used this year. Below is the registration information for those interested in joining the group. Limited spots are available! You MUST be an enrolled 2018 4-H member before registering, and you MUST be able to attend all dates!

When: One Thursday a month, from October-April: (10/19, 11/16, 12/14, 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19) 

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm

Where: Boone County Enrichment Center Cooking Lab, 1955 Burlington Pike, Burlington

Sign-up begins on: September 28 at 10:00 am by calling 859-586-6101


Attention Breyer Horse Lovers!

Have you ever wondered what the big deal with Breyer Horses is? Are you already a collector looking to meet others in the area? If so, then this club is for you! We have almost everything we need to move forward with our club...all we need now are interested members like you! This club will meet once a month, and we’ll discuss different molds, events, BreyerFest, and maybe even have some guest speakers! If this sounds like something that you may be interested in, call the Extension Office at 586-6101, and ask to speak with Christy.


Save the Date! KY Issues Conference 2017 is September 28-October 1

The 2017 Issues Conference takes place at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center in Jabez, KY. During this conference, high school juniors and seniors will select an issue that they are concerned about and briefly research the topic. They are given the opportunity to share their ideas and collaborate with other 4-H’ers from around the state to identify and address local issues. Adult facilitators work with delegates, leading them in the process of preparing a simulated presentation to a community board. Following the conference, our county team will have the opportunity to submit a mini-grant proposal addressing an identified local issue! Check out the promotional video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/pckacgvdee8, or by searching for “KY 4-H Issues Conference” on YouTube. The cost to attend is $198. Contact Paul at paul.adkins@uky.edu with questions.


Boone County Teens On Wheels Program

Join Boone County Extension, the Boone County Sheriff's Department, and the Hebron Fire Department on Saturday, September 30 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm for a day of driving safety! There will be a mock crash, obstacle course, and a defensive driving seminar, in addition to door prizes and a free lunch. This program is for teens ages 15-19 years old, and a parent MUST attend with the teen. You must also pre-register, as space is limited. You can download a form here, or get a form from our office. Forms must be returned by September 20 in order to participate. For questions, call the Extension Office at 586-6101.