4-H Ontario


Check out some of the clubs offered in Hastings County! 

If you have questions about upcoming Clubs that are not on this list please contact hastingscounty4h@gmail.com. 

Cloverbuds-This Club will be running in 2018! Contact Rebecca or Eric for more information! 

Cloverbuds is open to youth aged 6-8 as of January 1st, 2016. We will be having a meetings looking at a variety of topics including gardening, baking, rabbits and much more! 

Contact Rebecca Posthumus (rebeccavposthumus@gmail.com) for more information about this club! 


Stirling Tweed or South Hastings Dairy Club

Learn how to care for a dairy calf and how to prepare it for show!  Analyze the ins and outs of dairy production!

This club generally starts in April.

Leaders Stirling Tweed:  Tim Hunt  613-478-6143 gdhunt@sympatico.ca & Brian Sills 613-477-1533 bnasills@outlook.com

Leaders for South Hastings: Edward Huffman : 613-885-6037 ehuffman@xplornet.ca , Diane Jarrel-Ray 613-968-8619 hollylane@sympatico.ca, Shaelyn Prins: 613-885-7567 shaeprins@hotmail.com

The Plowing Club 

The Plowing Club runs during the spring and summer each year.  MEMBERS MUST BE 12 YEARS OLD TO BE A PART OF THIS CLUB!  The Achievement Program is held each year at the local Plowing Match, this year on August 24 and 25.  This year the match is being held on Queensborough Road, north of Tweed.  We begin the year learning about tractor and farm safety as well as the parts of the plow.  We also do a bit of driving practice before we hit the field to turn the earth over.   Once we have done a little practice driving straight we move to the field to start learning about the parts of the plowing land. This club has completed more than 3 meetings at this time and is no longer accepting new members. 

Contact  Brian Dracup (613-768-0612), Clare Dracup (613-391-7495) or Youth Leader Ally Ingram - by text only please (613-743-4133)

Horse Project

The Stirling Horse Club

Our club’s focus is to help members of all experience levels develop their skills in horsemanship. We try to host meetings in many different equine locations throughout Hastings County.  This enables us to expose our members to a variety of different methodologies for handling and caring for horses. Members will be provided with an opportunity to handle and ride horses (however this is not a requirement for completing their 4-H horse project). A couple of our meetings and our achievement day allow an opportunity for members to bring their own horse. This club is challenging for members who have experience with horses but also suitable for members who are new to horses. 

Contacts: Judy Striker and Sarah Wolters 

Springbrook Lifeskills Club

Explore different aspects of life skills anywhere from agriculture, arts and crafts, foods, outdoors and environment and personal development.

This club will be starting a Chocolate Project in January!

Leaders: Judy Striker: 613-395-2529 judy.striker@sympatico.ca

Tracy Dafoe: 705-760-1005 dafoeherd@hotmail.com

Hastings County Hoppers Rabbit Clubnment and personal development.

This project will teach you all about rabbits! From husbandry, housing, jumping and breeding. This project does require a project animal no healthy and friendly rabbit turned away. 

Leaders: Ashley Dillon, Pam Storms and Rebecca Posthumus. Contact hastingscounty4h@gmail.com for more information. 


For meeting dates look at our Events Calander!