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Fauquier County 4-H Clubs and Contacts

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, civic engagement, 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 Mary Ott Prados at

More information about participating in 4-H can be found in the 4-H Family Handbook .

Clubs have many different focus areas:

Piedmont Farmers

Contact: Lenah Nyugen

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: Augusta Lerch

Meets: 3rd Wednesday every month, Fauquier County Fairgrounds, 6:00 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, (703) 895-2274 or Laura Galante

Meets:   Third Thursdays at 6:30 PM in Warrenton with occassional activities in Marshall too. 

Focus: Piedmont Animal Science 4-H Club members explore a variety of animal science and agribusiness topics including: regenerative and conventional farming practices, marketing and small business practices, raising heritage and commercial livestock and poultry, and horse care and equestrian sport through meetings, shows, competitions, field trips, and workshops. We meet throughout the greater Piedmont and generally hold our monthly meetings near Warrenton and Marshall. Youth officers are elected in October and guide the club in performing service projects, public speaking contests, and leadership activities.

NOVA Dairy Club

Contact: Rachel Burton, 540-359-0362,

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,   *This club currently has a waitlist

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, 202-365-7808,

Meets: 4th Wednesday of each month, Trinity United Methodist Church - Catlett

Focus: Livestock, Citizenship, Leadership, and Life Skills

Feathered Friends

Contact: Elizabeth Falcon; Emily Lawrence

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

Focus: Poultry

Ag Club

Contact: Becky Mullins, 540-718-8376,

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

Focus: Dairy,  Market Livestock


Bow Benders

Contact: Nic Wall,

Meets: Sundays.  Archery practices are on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month April - October.  Air Pistol practices are the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month March - October.

Focus:  The 4-H shooting sports club Bow Benders is for the development of club members to occur through 4-H archery and air pistol project work; club meetings, demonstrations, and community service; club, county, district, state, regional, and national 4-H events; and other activities. Equipment is provided.


Warrenton Rifles

Contact: Claude Davenport, 

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,

Meets: Third Sunday of each month from 2 - 4 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.


Games N' Games

Contact: Carolyn Woodard, 202-288-0410,

Meets: In person meetings are held every third Tuesday at 6:30 PM at the Warrenton Extension Office.  Virtual meetings are held on first, second, and fourth Tuesdays.  

Focus: Games N Games is a club for teens 13+ dedicated to Dungeons and Dragons, video games, and STEM projects. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month to play board games. The video games we play as a club are Minecraft, Apex Legends, and Stardew Valley.


Ham Radio Club

Contact: Nic Wall (KY4OP), 540-788-6046,

Meets: Second Tuesday of the month; Contact club leader for upcoming meeting/event locations


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.  


Heels Down

Contact: Jasmine Montes, 703-975-9225, or Brittany Iames, 540-522-3105,

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.


Lucky Bits and Spurs

Contact: Kaiti Mills, 703-881-1375,

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,, 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.  



Contact: Andy Thompson,

Meets: various weekday evenings, contact for more information

Focus: Engaging robotics learning and projects for ages 5-19


Kpop Fan Club

Contact: Carolyn Woodard,

 Meets: Every Saturday 3-4PM, Extension Office

Focus: For teens age 13-18, in this club, meet and make friends with other Kpop stans! We will learn some choreo, watch content from our favorite groups, sing karaoke, and even watch some kdramas! We welcome fans of all different types of groups, and you can even be a baby Kpop stan!

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