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CAPITAL DAYS (March; Albany)

Teens have an opportunity to apply to be awarded this two-day visit to the state capital to tour, learn about history and state government. Participants will also have an opportunity to meet with their state representative.


4-H DAIRY DISCOVERY (April - for 4-Hers 15-17)

Hands-on educational sessions challenge participants to consider the many diverse and exciting career opportunities within the dairy industry. Applications due February 15. There is a small cost for each trip.


STATE TEEN AMBASSADOR TRAINING (April; State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY)

This three-day training is for every level of teen ambassador and advisor. The training is designed to offer practice in public speaking; debate and personal conduct speaking with decision makers.


ANIMAL CRACKERS (May; Cornell-Morrison Hall)

There will be hands on stations set up for 9-13 year old 4-H participants across NYS. The topics that are focused on change from year to year.



350 teens from across the state attend this 3-day adventure on campus. Learn about Cornell campus life, Department programs and meet others from across the state. Career Explorations offers a program, called Focus for Teens, focused on areas of interest for teens in 10th-12th grade and a less intense program, called University U, for teens entering 8th & 9th grade. Teens may apply to be awarded this unique trip.


STATEWIDE PRESENTATION PROGRAM (June; Cornell; ages 13 and older):

Districts choose their top three public speakers and one alternative for each presentation area. For more information please visit the State 4-H website (


STATE FAIR (August; Syracuse)

State Fair is an opportunity for fun, leadership and learning. There are many ways for teens to be involved in State Fair. To name just a few:

* Teen Assistant: Teens selected to work the entire State Fair, coordinating animal shows and the youth building.

* Teen Leaders: Some 500 Teen Leaders annually at the State Fair. Teen Leaders work 6 hours a day in programs like: Press Corps, Teen Evaluators, Fashion Revue, and Welcome Booth.

* Group Action: This includes clubs demonstrating a specific project in a county booth.

* County Booth: Some Teen Leaders work specifically in their county booth, assisting evaluators in finding items in your booth, keep things tidy, answering questions and in some cases providing hands-on activities.



A collaborative effort of Farm Bureau, Cobleskill College and Cornell Cooperative Extension, The Agri-Business Career (ABC) Conference introduces teens to a vast variety of opportunities available in the field of Agriculture. Open to teens across the state.



These camps provide great opportunities for social, personal, and educational growth within a natural environment. For more information on 4-H camp in Delaware County, please look on the web at: