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
- Benefits of the 4-H
- Make a Donation to Kalamazoo County 4-H
- 4-H Depends on Volunteers
Newsletters & Calendars
- November-December 2013
- September-October 2013
- July-August 2013
- May-June 2013
- March-April 2013
- January-February 2013
Kalamazoo County Fair
August 4 - 9 2014
2900 Lake St., Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County Fair 2014 horse patterns
- English Eq Pattern
- English Showmanship Pattern
- Grand Champ Eq Class
- Grand Champ Showmanship Pattern
- Fair trail pattern 2014.jpg
4H 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.