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Humboldt County 4-H Program

Welcome to the Humboldt County 4-H Website!

The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program engages youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development. UC Cooperative Extension is responsible for administering the Humboldt County 4-H program.

2019-2020 4hOnline Enrollment

Enroll in the Humboldt County 4-H Program through this link! For more information about 4-H check out the rest of the website or call us at (707) 445-7351.

To view updates from previous months please visit the Archived Weekly Updates page.

Weekly Updates 5/18/2020 - 5/24/2020

124th Humboldt County Fair Cancelled


May 22nd Mask Drop Off
5630 South Broadway, Eureka, CA 95503
Drop off available from 9:00am - 4:30pm
Please drop off your homemade masks at the 4-H Office. On May 22nd there will be a mask collection box outside of our building doors for masks to be dropped off in. 4-H Staff will be reaching out to community organizations and businesses to ask about mask needs. We will update where they have been distributed on the 4-H Mask Task Facebook event page.


Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Found in California Rabbits
For our rabbit project members, information on RVHD2 found in California now. Information can be found on the website of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.


Talent Showcase for the State Field Day Awards Ceremony
The California 4-H State Ambassadors would like to invite all 4-H members to share their talent. Your video will be shared between award announcements, so keep watching to see yourself on air on May 31 during the Virtual State Field Day Awards Ceremony.

  • Talents can vary from singing to dancing and anything in between.
  • Please keep your clip under 45 seconds.
  • Please introduce yourself (first name only) and your county at the beginning of your video.
  • Submit no later than May 24th to be included


Reminder: Goodbye to the Online Record Book
If you are currently using ORB for the 2019-20 program year, you will have access through December 31, 2020 to complete your record book.

Sign up for the May 25th webinar to learn more about the sunset of the Online Record Book: Monday, May 25th, 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Most questions can be answered by visiting the ORB Sunset Support page
Download your info by June 29th!

Humboldt County 4-H Facebook

Humboldt 4-H Calendar
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Weekly Updates 5/11/2020 - 5/17/2020

Reminder: Online Record Book to Sunset
CA 4-H will be discontinuing use of the 4-H Online Record Book (ORB) as of July 1, 2020. The last day to download and save previous years record books is June 29th.

Join or view one of these informational webinars:
Saturday, April 25th 9:00am - 9:30am zoom webinar
Monday, May 25th 7:00pm - 7:30pm zoom webinar

Find more details on the ORB Sunset Support page.


How to Lead a Virtual 4-H Meeting
The State Ambassadors led a popular Zoom webinar on How to Lead a Virtual 4-H Meeting. If you missed it - or want to watch again - there is now a recording available on the California 4-H At Home site.

Topics covered:
• How to set up ZOOM and create a secure meeting
• University of California 4-H guidance for safe ZOOM meetings
• Tips on creating a fun and welcoming meeting, while still getting the business of the club done.

Presentation - How to Lead a Virtual 4-H Meeting
Virtual Meeting Guidance for 4-H Volunteers


Virtual English Field Day
WHO: 4-H Horse Project Members
WHERE: Anywhere in California
May 25 entries due
May 28 fees due
May 29 patterns released
May 31 video submissions due
June 6 results announced
Enter using links in the Virtual English Field Day flier.


Online learning with 4-H and Project Learning Tree
Join California Project Learning Tree and @California4H for a new series of Treemendous Tuesday topics! Every Tuesday at 3pm in May and June, youth in grades 5-12 can join in to explore some real environmental issues. We are partnering with some amazing scientists who are excited to share their expertise and ideas with you. Register for one or all sessions to join in!

May 5: Invasive Species
May 19: Invasive Plants & trees
June 2: Benefits of Urban Trees
June 16: iTree
June 30: Living with Fire

Register and a Zoom invite will be sent to your email.


California 4-H at Home Website
We've mentioned the newest state 4-H website before, but this website is growing and changing often as more resources and information are available. Check back often!

1. Calendar of live virtual events
2. Links to resources you can download and do from home
3. Guidance and resources to lead virtual 4-H Meetings
4. Updates on 2020 4-H state and national events


More Youth Development Resources Available
UC Agriculture & Natural Resources (through whom 4-H is available) has created a webpage providing practical, credible information as well as things to do and resources to keep at your fingertips while navigating the COVID-19 crisis. Check out the section focused on Youth Development!


2020 4-H Summer Camp Cancelled
Campers, please know that this decision was not made without a lot of thought and consideration. Many look forward to our yearly camp and I was very proud to extend it to 5 full nights for the first time. I already can't wait to see everyone in 2021! Please stay safe, stay as active as you can, and know that we will get through this together.
~Jessalynn Sadler, Camp Director

Weekly Updates 5/4/2020 - 5/10/2020

State Line Tack Seclusion Showdown - 4-H Edition
Nothing can break the bond between a kid and a horse, not even social distancing! The Statelinetack.com Seclusion Showdown, 4-H edition provides 4-H’ers and alumni with the opportunity to continue to share their love of horses with a virtual community, even while they may not be able to be near their horse. First session begins May 5th.

Find out more and enter on the State Line Tack website.


California Focus is Canceled for 2020
"While we had remained hopeful that California Focus would be able to be held this summer to continue the tradition of teaching Civic Engagement with a hands-on experience. It’s clear the impact of COVID-19 will continue to be felt for the foreseeable future and that large gatherings should be postponed at this time.

Based on the advice of health experts and the continued guidance issued by the governor and University of California leadership, we have decided to cancel California Focus scheduled for June 19-23, 2020. The health and safety of our 4-H members and volunteers are our number one priority.

The State Ambassadors and the members of the Civic Engagement Advisory committee are working on some online workshops and activities with Civic Engagement topics. Look for these in May and June on the California 4-H at Home website."

Update from the State 4-H Newsletter


The Junior Disease Detectives
The Healthy Living Advisory Team is excited to announce pre-registration for the 4-H Epidemiology Statewide Project!

Intrigued by the microscopic viruses who have spread across our planet? Want to test your investigative skills and help 4-H adapt to this pandemic? Interested in epidemiology (how we can track and prevent the spread of germs and diseases)? Join us for a statewide virtual Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak project! Anyone interested in medicine, health, veterinary sciences, communications, or marketing should join.
The 4-H Disease Detectives Project will help you learn about disease outbreaks, virus transmissions, public health investigations and how protective actions like hand washing, wearing masks, vaccinations, and herd immunity help manage negative public health outcomes. This project is designed for 4-H members that are at least 12 years old. The project will meet online twice a week from June 16th - July 13th. Meetings will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. If you are interested in participating in this statewide project, please register by May 20th.

Accommodations will be made to support members without an Internet connection.

Please direct questions to Anne Iaccopucci at amiaccopucci@ucanr.edu.

Updates from 4-H (from the May state newsletter)

4-H Camp Page
Market Animal Sale Options and Regulations
Junior Livestock Auction Guidelines

Microsoft & 4-H Tech Changemakers Program
"Just because COVID19 is happening doesn’t mean we stop serving our community. 4-H Tech Changemakers are here to help with whatever our community needs.” -Daisy, Washington 4-H. Learn more about the Microsoft & 4-H Tech Changemakers program.


2020 State Animal Science Symposium
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 4-H Animal Science Symposium will occur virtually. The Tuesdays in June webinar series will comprise three virtual professional development opportunities featuring recently published 4-H curricula.

More details can be found on the Animal Science Symposium webpage and the 2020 flier.



Weekly Updates 4/27/2020 - 5/3/2020

4-H Market Animal Sales
Please see this updated Market Animal Sale Options document (updated as of 5/5/2020) which gives the Market Animal Sales options that align with UC ANR 4-H policies.

Bridgeville 4-H Community Club Update
"Bridgeville is meeting more often during the quarentine than usual, thanks to Zoom and members wanting to get together.  Myla (that's me) stepped in and ran some meetings leading the opening ceremonies. We have met the last three weeks on Tuesday at 1:00 and will continue to do so.  Our healthy living officer, Kayla Kirk, has been having us do push ups and sit ups.  We have been meeting everyone's pets, mostly dogs. Members can contact Kelly or Ms. Mullan if they have lost the log-in information.  We are currently creating lunch tray decorations for Veterans to be delivered at the end of May.  The Veterans that live in the Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center and Sequoia Springs Senior Living Center are even more isolated during the virus quarentine and so we want to send them some cheer.  The plan is to mail our colored drawings back to Ms. Mullan by May 15th and then she will mail them on to the centers.  The facilities will hang on to them for a week and then they will distribute them Memorial Day Weekend.  We are partnering with the Eel River Valley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in this endeavor and some of their members have been coloring pages as well. Our Junior American Citizens project group is creating art projects and writing about the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower for one of the DAR contests too."
~Myla Kirk, Club Reporter edited by Ms. Mullan

4-H at Home Website
Wow! An entire website dedicated to 4-H at home! Find fun and educational activities to keep your kids engaged in learning at home. Download the free Activity Guide for hands-on activities! Check out all that the 4-H at Home website has to offer!

Ferndale 4-H Community Club Update
"Hello, 4-H Members and Leaders! Due to the coronavirus, our April club meeting was cancelled. I hope that your quarantine is helping you learn something new and do something creative. Notice I said “creative”, not destructive…haha! At the April meeting, we normally have 4-H officer sign-ups. Unfortunately, that did not happen. Instead, our current officers have each put together short videos explaining what each officer does. You can see a new video each day of one of our officers on our Facebook page “Ferndale 4-H”. I encourage each one of you to consider signing up for an office and learn something new and fun!
A huge round of applause to our project leaders who are coming up with creative ways to reach and teach our members. Here are some of the things that they are doing: From the swine and pygmy goat projects: Members are watching showmanship videos for their projects From the arts and crafts project: Valerie Holmes put together a painting project that members picked up to do at home. From the beef and poultry projects: members are keeping a journal on their work with their animals. From the poultry project: Vanessa Gray sent showmanship videos for members to use for practice, had members take pictures or videos with their projects, sent links for work on proficiencies, and asked junior leaders to make videos about chicken showmanship, poultry care and anatomy to educate younger members. From the dairy project: Anne Griffith sent project members dairy worksheets, dairy heifer replacement registrations and proficiency paperwork. For the May meeting, members may have to make a recipe using dairy products and take a picture with the member’s creation. From the gardening project: Thomas Stratton will be dropping off planting packages for members and adding a video for members to follow along. Miss you all and hopefully we will see you soon! Be safe, wash your hands and don’t get the coronavirus!"
~ Gianna Regli, Club Reporter

In Person Programming Update as of April 27

YQCA Training
If you are planning to sell an animal through the auction being put together for Redwood Acres Fair market ready animals, or if you plan to show or sell at the Humboldt County Fair, you MUST complete the YQCA training. With COVID-19 keeping us distant, you will need to complete this training online. Make sure to sign up for your appropriate age group, and save a copy of your completion certificate.

Goodbye to the Online Record Book
How do you save the info you entered over the years? Go to the ORB Sunset Support page to watch a "how to" video or download instructions. Download your info by June 29th!