4-H Clubs are open to youth age 5–19.    Each club is composed of a minimum of 5 members and two adult volunteers. By participating in 4-H clubs, youth learn leadership, citizenship, and life skills while participating in experiential learning opportunities, participating in community service, and serving in leadership roles within the club.   It is free to join 4-H, but clubs may occasionally charge fees to participate in activities.  Please feel free to contact the volunteer club leaders listed below to learn more about joining.  Club meetings times and dates occasionally differ from what is listed below as special events and opportunities arise that require clubs to deviate from their regular schedule.  4-H age is determined by the age the child will be on September 30 of the current 4-H year.  Our 4-H year is October 1 - September 30.  This means that most third graders are eligible to join clubs for kids age 9 - 18.  Some of our clubs regularly run waitlists, and volunteer club leaders are generally the limiting factor in being able to meet demand.  If you are interested in volunteering to lead a new club, please contact Lenah Nguyen at lgeer@vt.edu. 

Clubs have many different focus areas:

Piedmont Farmers

Contact: Lenah Nguyen, lgeer@vt.edu,  (540) 341-7950.  *This club currently has a waitlist. 

Meets: 3rd Sunday of each month from 2-4PM at rotating locations and farms in and around Fauquier County

Focus: We visit working farms and learn about how they raise livestock and grow crops.  We also conduct service projects and participate in presentations and other county-wide activities. Club members will be “learning by doing”and develop leadership skills,  serve their community, and have a lot of fun.

Livestock Club

Contact: Kaye Day, 540-788-9635, kday10812@aol.com 

Meets: 3rd Wednesday every month, Fauquier County Fairgrounds, 7:00 p.m.

Focus: To complete beef, sheep, goat, and swine 4-H projects and to participate in show and sales, county fairs, and livestock showmanship. Participate in community service events.

Piedmont Animal Science

Contact: Jill Grogan Piedmontanimalscience@gmail.com, (703) 895-2274

Meets:   Second Sundays from 2-4PM at rotating locations and farms in Marshall and Warrenton

Focus: We visit working farms, learn about different breeds of livestock, horses, and poultry, conduct service projects, and participate in presentations and knowledge-based animal science contests. Club members will be “learning by doing” and develop leadership skills, work in teams, serve their community, and have a lot of fun.

NOVA Dairy Club

Contact: Rachel Burton, 540-359-0362, Rachjerseys@gmail.com

Meets: 2nd Sunday of the month at 1 PM at Catlett Rescue Squad Building

Focus: To help members learn all aspects of raising dairy cows, maintaining the cows and their environment, and showing cows in District and State competitions.

Nuthin’ But Kids

Contact: Hannah Wall, 540-788-6046, nuttinbutkidsfauquier@gmail.com   

Meets: 1st Monday every month, Extension Office in Warrenton, 6:30 p.m.

Focus: To learn about the care, grooming, showing and responsibility involved in raising dairy goats, and the development and uses of goat milk products. Frequent activities including educational workshops, clinics, goat shows, petting zoos and other community service.

Farm Tails

Contact: Katey Ralls, 540-295-4925, newportb3@gmail.com

Meets: 4th Wednesday of each month, Fauquier County Fairgrounds

Focus: Livestock, Citizenship, Leadership, and Life Skills

Feathered Friends

Contact: Emily and Duane Lawrence, 703-888-9099, emuls@aol.com 

Meets:  3rd Monday of each month, Extension Office in Warrenton, 6:30 PM

Focus: Poultry

Ag Club

Contact: Becky Mullins, 540-718-8376, beckmullins5@yahoo.com

Meets:  First Mondays, 6:30 PM,  Bealeton Baptist Church

Focus: Dairy,  Market Livestock

 

Bow Benders

Contact: Rob and Marti Cameron, fauquierarchery@gmail.com

Meets: Varies – contact club leader for schedule. 

Focus: All levels of archery in recurve and compound, competitions, leadership. Equipment is provided.

Warrenton Rifles

Contact: Claude Davenport, ssa_davenport@hotmail.com 

Meets: Wednesday and Thursday nights at American Legion Post 72, 345 Legion Dr, Warrenton, VA 20186

Focus: Youth learn firearm safety and basic marksmanship fundamentals.

4-H archery

Feline Friends

Contact: Sandy Dixon, 571-225-1654, sandy.dixon@hughes.net

Meets: Third Sunday of each month from 1 - 3 PM at local animal shelters and rescues.  

Focus: Club members learn about cat care, nutrition, socialization, and first aide while volunteering with local animal shelters and feline adoption non-profits.  This club is open to youth age 11 - 18.

 

Ham Radio Club

Contact: Nic Wall (KO4IUM), 540-788-6046, ko4ium@arrl.net

Meets: Varies - Contact club leader for upcoming meetings / events

Focus: Providing members opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) through amateur radio communications and related electronics projects.  Club meetings are focused on hands-on activities and community events.  An FCC amateur radio license is not required to join, but the club strives to inspire and help members who are interested in getting their license achieve that goal.  

 

Lucky Bits and Spurs

Contact: Kaiti Mills, 703-881-1375, Presuslady@aol.com

Meets: Contact leader for more information

Focus: To introduce members to horseback riding, horse care and maintenance, with the ultimate goal being that the members can take care of, groom, ride, and show their own horses; participate in county, district, and state competitions; and participate in local community service activties.

 

Puppy Pals

Contact: Tiffany Pompell, 4myrtle@gmail.com, 540-272-0081

Meets: Sunday afternoons at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds.  Contact leader for specific dates.

Focus: To develop beginning to advanced handling skills in obedience, rally, and agility.  We train, compete, and participate in a variety of events.  Dogs must be at least 6 months old to join and a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Certificate is encouraged.  

 

Robotics

This club is currently in need of a club leader.   We have a closet full of VEX Robotics equipment and some funding to support participation in local competitions.  We would love to keep kids engaged in robotics projects, but we need a volunteer club leader to continue this.  If you are interested in learning more and serving in that role, please contact lgeer@vt.edu. 

 

Lucky Bits and Spurs 4-H Club
Puppy Pals 4-H Club