North Salem
Northern Westchester 4-H

New Members Welcome

The club is open to Northern Westchester residents (and surrounding communities) aged 6-18 and meets through the generosity of Peter Kamenstein at Three Ponds Farm. Our club is chartered by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and operates under the guidance of the Westchester Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE).


We learn about and show Black Angus cattle and Southdown & Dorset sheep.

We develop public speaking skills through presentations.

We have done the following community service projects:
Organized the fight to restore $990,000 in funding for Westchester County CCE
Secured a $3,000 grant from New York State to provide trail benches around town
Changed student behavior to enable them make better choices in the cafeteria 
Cleaned trails and helped to protect Bobolink for the Audubon Society
Improved our community by legislative advocacy and media exposure
Educated the Town of North Salem and local school district about using biofuels
Landscaped the North Salem Town Green
Organized ducks and chickens from Westchester school's hatching programs
Read to kids in the elementary school
Helped at the Keeler Library Fair, Lion's Harvest Festival, and Strawberry Festival

We have taken field trips to:
Rainbeau Ridge Farm (Cheese making)
Cabbage Hill Farm (Hydroponics)
Stone Barns Farm (Organic vegetables)
Snow Hill Farm (Grass fed beef)
Farmer & the Fish (Locally grown food)
Rockefeller cattle auction
Goldens Bridge Hounds Trials
Stewart Air Force Base C-5 tour
Westmoreland Sanctuary (Winter animal habits)
Dutchess County Fair

We have attended the following events at Cornell University:
Vet School Open House
Animal Crackers
Lab of Ornithology Outing
Career Explorations

We have participated in the following fairs:
Farmers Market at John Jay Homestead
Muscoot Farm
Westchester County 4-H
Putnam County
Yorktown Grange
New York State