July 12, 2016 · Afternoon clinic with the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. The 4-H members had a great time on the jog carts then came the horse bathing, leg wrapping and tack cleaning!
Image by Lisa Farney

2016 Vernon Downs 4-H Track Tour

4-H Program Areas

The mission of 4-H is to provide meaningful opportunities relevant to today’s youth, focusing on three main ideas: Citizenship, Healthy Living, and STEM.

4‑H programs are grounded in the belief that kids learn best by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture and civic engagement, in a positive environment where they are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids can concentrate on one focus area or they can try a variety of programs throughout their 4‑H experience.

Regardless of the project area, all 4‑H programs include mentoring and career readiness as core elements.


Lisa Farney
Youth Development Educator
(315) 736-3394 Ext. 122

Last updated October 2, 2019