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.  Clubs have many different focus areas:

Piedmont Farmers

Contact: Laura Galante PiedmontFarmers@gmail.com, (540) 680-3131

Meets: 3rd Sunday of each month from 2-4PM at rotating locations and farms in Marshall and Warrenton

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

Fauquier 4-H Junior Farmers

Contact: Rhonda Williams 703-431-1404, dillonandkendall@yahoo.com

Meets: We typically meet at a farm in Haymarket the 2nd Saturday each month starting at 2 pm.

Focus: Kids meet monthly to learn hands on about livestock, poultry, grains, and farm life.  

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. Participate in local community service activities.

Lucky Bits and Spurs

Contact: Heather Bridgeman, 630-930-6921,  Heatherjbs@gmail.com

Meets: Contact leader for more information.

Go-as-you-please Riders

Contact: Marion Sharp, 540-937-6154, marionesharp@yahoo.com

Meets: 2nd Mondays of the month, 7 p.m.,  Warrenton, but occassionaly Rappahannock.

Focus: Primarily focuses on hippology and community service.

Livestock Club

Contact: Kaye Day, 540-788-9635, kday10812@aol.com or Helen Whitney Hwhitney81@gmail.com

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

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

Beef and Boer Goat Club

Contact: Rhonda Williams, 703-754-2780, dillonandkendall@yahoo.com

Meets: Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday, starting at 6:30 pm, at the Fauquier Fairgrounds.

Focus: We focus on beef cattle, meat goats, sheep, & pigs. We also incorporate the 4-H Targeting Life Skills Program. All active 4-Her's can participate in the Fauquier Show & Sale, the Fauquier Fair, Glenwood, and the Prince William County Fair.  

NOVA Dairy Club

Contact: Sue Bopp, 540-439-8702, esbopp@emoagency.com or Heather Shinn, shinn13@vt.edu 

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.

Nuttin’ But Kids

Contact: Megan Ferguson, 540-220-7233

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.

Mountainside Livestock Club

Contact: Theodosia Grayson,  theohgrayson@gmail.com or Edel Kunkel, edel@mountainsidemontessori.com

Meets: 2nd Wednesday every month, Mountainside Montessori

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

Farm Tails

Contact: Amanda Woodward, 540-295-4925, woodwardamanda1@aol.com or Kayla Harrover, 703-615-8267, hefgrl11@yahoo.com

Meets: 4th Tuesday of each month, Trinity United Methodist Church, 9820 Old Dumfries Rd., Catlett, VA 20119

Focus: Livestock, Citizenship, Leadership, and Life Skills

Feathered Friends

Contact: Emily and Duane Lawrence, 540-428-8521, emuls@aol.com 

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

Focus: Poultry

Ag Club

Contact: Susannah Grove, 540-522-9417, pineymeadowfarm@gmail.com 

Meets:  Second Thursdays, 5 PM,  Messick's Farm Market

Focus: Poultry, Dairy

 

Bow Benders

Contact: Rob Cameron, fauquierarchery@gmail.com, 540-428-3406 and Marti Cameron marthacameron@comcast.net, 540-878-3344

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, aljssp@legionpost72.org

Meets: 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

Puppy Pals

Contact: Melissa Johnson, mcgbjohnson@gmail.com, 330-265-8033

Meets: Sunday nights at 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

Contact: Carolyn Woodard, Carolynindc@yahoo.com, 202-288-0410

Meets:  Sundays, contact club leader for more information.

Focus: To learn robotics concepts and compete at VEX competitions.  This club is limited to kids age 9 - 12.  

 

Feline Friends

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

Meets:  Second Sunday of each month from 2 - 4 PM at the Fauquier County SPCA.

Focus: Club members learn about cat care, nutrition, socialization, and first aide while volunteering with the local animal shelter and feline adoption non-profits.