Kalamazoo County 4-H
Welcome to the Kalamazoo County 4-H Youth Development Program. Our Kalamazoo County Youth are busy each year with projects and community service programs. They prepare and show their projects for the annual county fair as well as displays of horsemanship and showing their livestock.
Kalamazoo County MSU Extension 4-H staff:
Veronica Bolhuis, 4-H Program Coordinator
Evan Granito, 4-H Urban Program Coordinator
Visit the links on this page to view local 4-H events, the meeting calendar, Kalamazoo County 4-H newsletter and links to the State 4-H office for statewide events, project guidelines, as well as various forms for projects & workshops.
How to JOIN 4-H!
- County-wide Project Leaders
- General Club Information and History
- How to Join 4-H
- 4-H Online Registration System
- Benefits of the 4-H
- Make a Donation to Kalamazoo County 4-H
- 4-H Depends on Volunteers
Newsletters & Calendars
- November-December 2014
- Sept-Oct 2014
- July-August 2014
- May-June 2014
- March-April 2014
- January-February 2014
4-H Backpack to Adventure Youth Leaders in a Global World
May 2, 2015
Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds - Room B
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Registration is open until April 27
4-H Detroit Tigers Baseball Game
Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Pork Quality Assurrance (PQA) training
K-zoo County Youth Participation Expiration Dates
April 20 - Nazareth Complex (3299 Gull Rd., Kalamazoo) RSVP by April 13
May 26 - Kalamazoo Fairgrounds, (2900 Lake St.,Kalamazoo) RSVP by May 19
Kalamazoo County Fair
August 10 - 15, 2015
Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairgrounds
2900 Lake St.
4-H Scrapbooking Day
September 26th, 2015
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Scrapaloo, Delton, MI
4-H Club Pages
- Hickory Corners
- Schoolcraft/Schoolcraft Showstoppers
- StykeForce Robotics Club
Kalamazoo 4-H Councils
Kalamazoo County has four 4-H Councils:
- The Leaders Council consists of adult and teen representatives of each community club. The council sets county policy, and fundraises to support the overall 4-H program.
- Livestock Superintendents Association (LSA) consists of Superintendents of each market animal species. They are responsible for setting policy concerning market animals and hosts the annual livestock auction at the fair.
- Horse Council consists of horse leaders who set policy for the horse project. They are responsible for hosting the annual tack sale and open horse show.
- Dog Council consists of dog leaders who set policy for the dog project.
Please click on the following links for further information on each of the councils.
- Horse Council By-Laws
- Kalamazoo County Horse Project Sponsorship Form (coming soon)
- Leaders Council (coming soon)
- Livestock Superintendents Association (coming soon)
- Dog Council (coming soon)
State 4-H Opportunities
Other Websites of Interest
- 4-H History
- Kalamazoo County Fair
- 4-H Programs in other states
- MSU 4-H Children Garden
- Kettunen Center (4-H training center)
- 4-H Virtual Farm - there is information on beef, fishing, agriculture and more. This site is courtesy of the Virginia Cooperation Extension. There are a lot of interactive activities to help you learn - even if you’ve never been on a farm.