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Upcoming Events

E.g., Dec 7 2022
Jan
26

Horse Coaches Training for State Round-UP

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 7:00pm
Online
Mass 4-H
Horse Coaches Trainings on the State Roundup Contests via Zoom – Horse Communications – January 10 & 24 at 7pm Horse Judging – January 3 & 11 at 7pm Horse Bowl – January 12 & 26 at 7pm Hippology - January 9 & 23 at 7pm
Feb
04

Western MA 4-H Horse Mini Round Up

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 9:00am
In-person
Mass 4-H
Western MA Regional 4-H Horse Mini Roundup – February 4 – 9am-3pm – State 4-H Office, 100 Venture Way, Hadley, MA (Snow dates February 5 & 11)
Feb
08

UMass Extension’s Invasive Insect Webinar Series 2023

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 9:00am
Online
Fruit, Landscape Nursery and Urban Forestry, Landscape - Invasive Insect webinar, Vegetable
Join UMass Extension’s Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program and UMass Extension’s Fruit Program presents a series of FREE webinars focusing on the impact, monitoring, and management of invasive insects in Massachusetts and the nation! Topics to include spotted lanternfly updates, management, and entomopathogens; forest pest risk re. climate change; the beech leaf disease nematode; and invasive forest insects. Webinars will be held from 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM on January 25, February 8 & 22, 2023. Click on Read More to register.
Feb
08

Western MA Teachers Embryology Training

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 4:00pm
In-person
Mass 4-H
Western MA Teachers Embryology Training – February 8th – 4pm - State 4-H Office, 100 Venture Way, Hadley, MA
Feb
13

Statewide 4-H Discovery Club

Monday, February 13, 2023 - 7:00pm
Online
Mass 4-H
Statewide 4-H Discovery Club New this year! Youth across MA have an opportunity to connect with each other and with 4-H Educators and talented adult volunteers to explore interesting topics and engage in 4-H programs across the state. The 4-H Discovery Club will meet monthly via Zoom and is open to youth who are new to 4-H as well as youth already enrolled in their local clubs throughout the state. Our first meeting will be on October 17th. For more information on how to join, contact Cynthia Bushey at cabushey@umass.edu.
Feb
16

New 4-H Volunteer Orientation

Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 6:30pm
Online
Mass 4-H
The 4-H Extension Educators have developed a statewide orientation training for new 4-H volunteers. This training is part of the application and onboarding process for new 4-H volunteers and will be offered monthly. If you are a new volunteer, or if you are a returning volunteer who would like to attend this orientation to stay informed on recent policy and procedure changes in the 4-H program, please contact your regional 4-H educator to register for an upcoming training.
Feb
21

4-H Horse Chat

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 7:00pm
Online
Mass 4-H
Horse chats will generally be held monthly on the third Tuesday of each month via Zoom. Watch the 4-H News Blast for more details of topics and guest speakers. These chats are open to all 4-H horse youth or youth interested in horses. Speakers and topics can be found in the News Blast
Feb
22

UMass Extension’s Invasive Insect Webinar Series 2023

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 9:00am
Online
Fruit, Landscape Nursery and Urban Forestry, Landscape - Invasive Insect webinar, Vegetable
Join UMass Extension’s Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program and UMass Extension’s Fruit Program presents a series of FREE webinars focusing on the impact, monitoring, and management of invasive insects in Massachusetts and the nation! Topics to include spotted lanternfly updates, management, and entomopathogens; forest pest risk re. climate change; the beech leaf disease nematode; and invasive forest insects. Webinars will be held from 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM on January 25, February 8 & 22, 2023. Click on Read More to register.
Mar
14

STEAM Festival Awards Night

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 7:00pm
Online
Mass 4-H
Our 3rd Annual STEAM Festival Awards will showcase the winners along with many honorable mentions. Each 4-H'er that enters will receive a zoom invitation. You can learn more about the STEAM Festival on our website and see past winners.
Mar
16

State Regulations Pertaining to Invasive Plant Management (A2)

Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 8:45am
Online
Landscape Nursery and Urban Forestry, Turf
While landscape and turf professionals may be knowledgeable about the state regulations that govern the type of work they normally do, regulations that govern certain aspects of invasive plant management may be different. This session covers state regulations including the Wetlands Protection Act, the Rivers Protection Act, and pesticide regulations, including those specific to right-of-ways. This workshop is Session A2 of the 4-part Invasive Plant Certification Program.

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