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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.

Weekly Updates 1/13/20 - 1/19/20

  • 2020 Fieg-Tucker 4-H Memorial Scholarship Application Available
    The 2020 application for Fieg-Tucker scholarships is now available on the Humboldt - Del Norte County 4-H website. Qualifications and instructions for how to complete the application are included in the 2020 application packet.

    If you are a high school senior, don’t delay! Applications must be in the Humboldt County 4-H office by 5:00 pm or postmarked on or before Friday, March 6, 2020.

  • CA 4-H State Field Day - Save the Date & Sign Up to Help!
    May 30 2020, 8 am - 6 pm UC Davis
    State Field Day Event page

    The California 4-H State Field Day is the largest educational event for California 4-H youth members and adult 4-H volunteers. The event is intended to provide a culminating experience in public speaking, textiles, plant sciences, photography, interview skills, and entomology. This family-friendly event is for all ages to participate.

    State Field Day contests are planned and implemented by 4-H volunteers. This year, we could use more help! The following committees need adult and youth volunteers:
    1. State Fashion Revue committee
    2. State Presentation Day
    3. Livestock Quiz Bowl
    4. Interview Contest
    5. Entomology Contest

    Please contact Steven Worker at 4hsfd@ucanr.edu to help make these contests happen at State Field Day!

  • 4-H New Adult Volunteer Orientation - Last Scheduled!
    Attending an In-Person Orientation is one of the steps required for becoming a 4-H Adult Volunteer. Having these several steps is one reason why our volunteer program is highly regarded! This also ensures that our youth have a safe place to grow and thrive. Thank you for putting this date in your calendars!

    Please RSVP to Jennifer or Kelly at (707) 445-7351.

  • True Leaders in Service
    Start planning your service projects for April!

    The month of April is True Leaders in Service month, ending with the 4-H National Day of Service on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

    The toolkit will be updated soon on the Brand Toolkit so you can plan your events and log them on the map.

Humboldt County 4-H Facebook

Humboldt 4-H Calendar
Event Name Date
4-H Management Team Meeting 1/27/2020
4-H New Adult Volunteer Orientation 2/6/2020

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Weekly Updates 1/6/20 - 1/12/20

  • Miranda 4-H Community Club Update
    "Miranda 4-H Club has been very busy in November and December. In November we had a Thanksgiving canned food drive, 2 guest speakers and a club awards ceremony. We had Tom Pietilla from the local Veterans Group and Doctor Seth Einterz from the Garberville Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility both speak at our meeting. We collected 5 big boxes of food that we donated to the Garberville Food Pantry. Thanks Leia for being the chairperson of the canned food drive. We had a club awards ceremony on November 14th. Samantha & Sawyer did a great job chairing. Everyone recieved awards & we had a fun sandwich buffet. Later in the month we decorated and helped set up for the Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Mateel Community Center.

    At the December meeting, Miranda 4-H made Christmas cards for veterans in rest homes and signed up for Secret Santa Buddies to give presents to residents at the local Skilled Nursing facility, signed up for caroling and decorating for the free community Christmas Dinner. On December 6th, we built a float with a gingerbread house on it. The members all worked really hard decorating, especially Kelsey who was the chairperson. We won best Junior Entry in the Garberville-Redway Lighted Parade and $50. On Saturday, December 14th, Miranda 4-H members helped the Healy Senior Center decorate for the 40th anniversary fund raiser. On Saturday, December 21st members provided cookies and other baked goods for the Small Town Christmas Celebration. Good job Jocelyn & Nalei’eha for cochairing that event. On the 23rd of December Miranda 4-H spent their day decorating the Mateel Community Centre for the Christmas Dinner that would be held that night. Charles did a great job as Chairperson. We showed up early to give the Mateel some festive cheer. We hung garlands and candy canes from all corners of the room and put up a nice little Christmas tree and decorated it for the event. We also set out a table of giveaways for those who would attend. Small bowls of candy were set out all along the tables. We left the Mateel in a holiday cheer that was not yet present when we had arrived. After that we went caroling at the Garberville rest home and brought gifts for the residents. Leia did a good job as chair coordinating that. We were happy that the Schmollingers joined us on guitar for caroling. We were all very excited to bring this small amount of cheer to these corners of the community.

    On Sunday, January 5th in the afternoon, Miranda 4-H Club will be running the Ice Skating Rink in Ferndale. But first, for an hour we will have our annual skating party sponsored by Tom Pietilla and the local Veteran’s Group in appreciation for all of our volunteering. Thank you Tom Pietilla! Miranda 4-H also looks forward to continuing these services in years to come as it has in years before."
    ~Malachi Church, Club Reporter
  • Carlotta 4-H Community Club Update
    "This year we decided to enter in the fortuna lighted parade. This was our first ever event outside our little community. We sure we're suprised when our float won Best Non-Profit. Fun was had by all who participated. Our next meeting will be held at 4:30 January 6th at Cufdeback School- reporter Cameron Hartman"
    Launch Image Gallery: December 2019 Carlotta    

  • Presentation Day Chairman Needed
    Are you a youth member interested in being a county event chairman? If so, you are in luck! We are in need of a chairman for the 2020 Humboldt County 4-H Presentation Day! Please contact our 4-H Program Representative, Kelly Pedrotti at 707-445-7351 or kdpedrotti@ucanr.edu for more information.

    Northcoast youth summit SAVE THE DATE

  • Chico State Swine Day & Project Pig Sale
    Swine Day and project pig sale January 25, 2020. Registration starts at 7:00am. Educational talks: selection, nutrition, fitting and showing. $5 entry

  • 2020-2021 National 4-H GIS/GPS Leadership Team
    Youth aged (14-18) and adults invited to apply
    Applications due March 1, 2020
    20-40 teens and adults from 7-15 states
    Application for youth
    Application for adults
      April, 2019 team video conference. As members of the leadership team, youth and adults will:
      • Meet in San Diego, CA July 9-15, 2020 to:
        • attend Esri Education Summit and International GIS Users Conferences sessions and workshops,
        • staff a 4-H exhibit during the conferences to discuss your 4-H GIS activities and promote 4-H,
          o exhibit a 4-H GIS map in the 4-H exhibit and Esri International Users Conference Map Gallery, and
        • participate in a 4-H GIS service project on Friday, July 10 in the San Diego vicinity;
      • Take an active role throughout the year on a project to support and promote 4-H GIS activities nationally and at the state and local level;
      • Actively participate in online community, conference calls and other team communications to collaborate, document and implement national leadership plan;
      • Serve as geomentors for 4-H GIS programs.

  • True Leaders in Equity Institute
    April 17-19, 2020
    National 4-H Conference Center, Chevy Chase, MD
    Applications are due January 17, 2020
    Learn more and apply on the website.

Weekly Updates 12/30/19 - 1/5/20

  • 4-H Leadership Summit / Explore-Discover-Engage
    Saturday, January 25, 2020, 9:00am - 3:30pm
    State 4-H Office (UCANR Building)
    2801 2nd Street
    Davis, CA 95618

    This is a training opportunity for youth (14 & older) and adult volunteers to attend a variety of workshop sessions. Topics are:
    • Finding your SPARK in service
    • Engaging & Organized Club Meetings
    • Connecting with your local Veterinarian
    • Effective Teamwork w/Different Leadership Styles
    • Connecting with Special Needs 4-H Youth
    • Fun Project Meetings

    Session descriptions, schedule, registration and additional details can be found on the Sacramento 4-H website.

  • Ferndale 4-H Community Club Update
    "The Ferndale 4-H Club had lots going on at its December club meeting. To change things up, 4-H members responded to roll call with their best Santa voice, “Ho! Ho! Ho!” Alayna and Tinnley coordinated a hula hoop contest which had many members showing off their best hula. So much fun! We also had a TP collection drive—toilet paper, toothpaste and paper towels for our local food bank. Some of our awesome members also brought ornaments to give to seniors who receive meals at home. White Socks 4 Blue Angel were collected to help the homeless stay warm and will be collected one more time next month. Bring those new or gently-used white socks! We ended the evening with our annual Christmas Party and gift exchange. Santa Claus came to town—well, actually, he came to our party to join in on the fun and enjoy the hot chocolate and cookies. A huge shout-out to the Ferndale 4-H Community Pride group who organized another successful Ferndale Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Thousands of people were there. Thank you to all who baked and donated cookies! Finally, making holiday cheer, some of our 4-H members and parents went caroling around Ferndale to various homes. By the end of the evening, we were sounding pretty good and putting smiles on people’s faces. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"
    ~Gianna Regli, Club Reporter
    Launch Image Gallery: December 2019 Ferndale   


  • Fortuna 4-H Community Club Update
    "In December our club had our Christmas party and gift exchange, it was a lot of fun there were a lot of steals. Our club was in the Fortuna Christmas parade on Main Street fortuna and we won Best Community Entry with the float we decorated before our Christmas party. Many project groups have been meeting including gardening, cooking,beef, poultry, and rabbits. Fortuna 4-h wishes you all a happy new year. -Emma Brito"
    Launch Image Gallery: December 2019 Fortuna    


  • Freshwater 4-H Community Club Update
    "I hope everyone had a good time during their holiday celebrations and a had a great start to the new year! In the last month we’ve had five skate crews along with a skating party at the Humboldt Ice Rink. We sang Christmas carols at Granada and Timber Ridge on the tenth and twelfth for the elders who live there. The Field Trip group watched a play created and performed by Kneeland school called “Everyday Heroes”. The Goat group met and learned about breeds, housing, care and feeding, goat terms, and parts of a goat."
    ~Faith Hedin, Club Reporter

Weekly Updates 12/23/19 - 12/29/19

  • SAVE THE DATE
    Citizenship Washington Focus: Presidential Inauguration
    January 17-21, 2021
    National 4-H will be hosting a Citizenship Washington Focus: Presidential Inauguration in January 2021. The California 4-H State office is responsible for organizing the California 4-H delegation.
    Registration is opening in January. Please see the CWF-Inauguration event page for more information. 

  • January-February 4-H Calendar of Events

Weekly Updates 12/16/19-12/22/19

  • Youth Summit Registrations Extended
    Registration deadlines for Central and Southern Youth Summits have been extended! Registrations will be accepted until January 5, 2020. 

    Southern: January 17-19, 2020 at Pathfinder Ranch in Mountain Center
    Central: January 24-26, 2020 at Wonder Valley Ranch in Sanger

  • 2020-2021 State Ambassador Team
    Applications for the 2020-2021 State Ambassador team open until January 6th

    State Ambassadors serve in expanded leadership roles to support and represent the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program.
    Learn more and apply on the State's application page.

  • ALL 4-H members should fill out their Spark Surveys!
    Spark Surveys open until January 31
    Your feedback helps your county and the state office better understand how the 4-H program is helping you grow, and shows us where we need to improve.

    You can log in to ORB to do your surveys, or check your emails for a link to do your surveys online. 

    Need help getting into ORB? See the ORB Support Site for step-by-step tutorials and instructions. 
    More questions? See the FAQ.

  • UC Davis Field Day
    March 6-7, 2020
    The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will be holding its 44th Annual Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Field Day on Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th, 2020. This Field Day is open  to FFA and 4-H students from California and surrounding states. These students come to Davis to compete in 25 different agriculturally based judging contests, ranging from livestock judging to agriculture computer applications. UC Davis students from a variety of majors coordinate the contests. Faculty, staff, and local community members volunteer their time to make this event possible.
    Learn more about the events they are offering and register on their event page.

Weekly Updates 12/9/19-12/15/19

  • Reminder: Seed Grant Application is due this Friday!
    Download the application from the Buckeye's website.

  • Hydesville 4H Community Club Update
    "This past week the Hydesville 4-H used the money from our dessert auction to dontate half to CASA of Humboldt and the other half to the Santa Sleigh Program in Fortuna. We presented over 50 blankets to the Santa Sleigh Program in Fortuna, and purchased a lot of games and toys for the CASA of Humboldt. We also had our Christmas party at the Humboldt County Ice Rink that including ice skating, pizza, drinks, root beer floats and a gift exchange. . We had a lot of kids come and enjoy this event this year. It was a lot of fun and we are all looking forward to the Christmas time with our families.
    Everyone at Hydesville 4-H wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year"
    ~Cody Chapman, Club Reporter

  • 2020 National 4-H Western Heritage Workshop - Save the Date!
    April 13-16, 2020 Winton, CA

    The 4-H Western Heritage Project combines a comprehensive study of the Old West with the shooting sports discipline of western action shooting. The purpose of this project is to provide an avenue for 4-H members and adult leaders to experience the lifestyles and cultures of the Old West from the period of around 1860-1900 through a living history approach to learning while instilling the concepts of gun safety and personal responsibility. Members dress in Old West clothing, shoot replica firearms of the frontier period, and expand their knowledge of U.S. history.

    A National 4-H Western Heritage Workshop will be held in Winton, (Merced County) California in the spring of 2020. The training will start on Monday, April 13th at 6:30 p.m. and conclude Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the River Oaks Firearms Training Center https://safetyfirstshooting.net/. This is a National Level II training and requires attendees to be state certified and experienced in at least one 4-H shooting sports discipline.  More details will be released in a few weeks. For now, mark your calendars and save the date!


  • Youth Agriculture and Animal Science Field Day 2020
    February 8, 2020, 8:30a - 12:00p
    Herzog Hall at Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma
    $5 per person. Register by February 1st

    Learn about the client-veterinarian relationship, promoting agriculture, backyard poultry, career opportunities, working landscapes, science of wildland fire, and animal welfare practices. For youth (aged 9 and older) and adults

Weekly Updates 12/2/19 - 12/8/19

  • December - January 4-H Calendar of Events

  • Fortuna 4-H Community Club Update
    "November club report: on November 11 we put up flags for Veterans Day around fortuna for our monthly community service meeting which our community service leader is Bredon Conley. Our president Saige Machado also talked about the ice skating rink and our Christmas parade. For the Christmas parade we asked if anyone wanted to chair the event and they said f anyone wanted to be the driver of the float. Our decorating meeting for the float will be on December 12 our Christmas party is going to be after the decorating meeting with is going to be during our December monthly meeting. Our activity for the November meeting was pine cone turkeys. Hailey Trone is our recreation leader who comes up with an activity for each meeting we have. We also had our club dress up in their Halloween costume"
    ~Emma Brito, Club Reporter
    Launch Image Gallery: December 2019 Fortuna     


  • Think Outside...No Box Required!
    2020 California 4-H Camping Conference
    April 3-5, 2020 Sly Park Environmental Center
    Camping Conference Event Page

    Registration for the 2020 California 4-H Camping Conference—Think Outside…No Box Required— is now open! The weekend event takes place April 3-5 at Sly Park Environmental Education Center in Pollock Pines, about an hour east of Sacramento. The conference is designed for teens and adults who plan and run camp programs and are eager to learn and connect with others who share a passion for outdoor living and learning.

    The conference fee is $190 and includes workshops and all program materials, lodging, and meals. Archery Certification is an additional $35. Register by February 14 and receive the early bird discount rate of $160.

    Questions? Contact Nate Caeton at nwcaeton@ucanr.edu or Marianne Bird at mbird@ucanr.edu

  • "Everyone Should go to State Field Day"
    Read about Serenity Ventura O'Reilly's experience at State Field Day and why she thinks everyone should go at least once!

Weekly Updates 11/25/19 - 12/1/19

  • Ferndale 4-H Community Club Update
    "At our annual Thanksgiving potluck, we didn’t have the turkey, but we had lots of great food! To change things up a little, President Derek asked five members to come up and tell one thing that they were thankful for. Adding to the fun, our secretary Seth did the roll call with members answering with their best “gobble-gobble”! Our songs and recreation leaders Alayna and Tinnley did a “guess what’s in the box” contest. President Derek initiated our newest 4-H members. We are so happy to have them be a member of our club.
    We collected cereal donations for our local food bank as well as new or gently-used white socks for Betty’s Blue Angel project. Socks will be collected until the January club meeting. Vice President Maxwell put a sign-up board for members to serve on different committees. It’s a great way for members to earn their stars in addition to helping out. Don’t forget to bring 2 dozen cookies for Ferndale’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 1. Please deliver them to the City Barn at the end of Francis Street from 1:30-4. The ceremony will start at 5:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!"
    ~Gianna Regli, Club Reporter

Weekly Updates 11/11/19 - 11/17/19

Weekly Updates 11/4/19 - 11/10/19

  • Buckeye Seed Fund Student Project Grant Available!
    What is the Buckeye Seed Fund Student Project Grant?
    The Student Project Grant provides start-up funds and mentorship for students interested in sustainable agriculture from learning to grow vegetables to beekeeping.
    Due December 13th. Find out more on the Buckeye website.

Weekly Updates 10/28/19 - 11/3/19

  • Hydesville 4-H Community Club Update
    "We had a busy summer in the Hydesville 4-H. We had lots of kids show at Redwood Acres Fair, with Colt Victorine winning 4-H Round Robin, and a lot of our kids showing at Humboldt County fair in all species from Poultry Showmanship to Beef, Swine, Sheep and Goats.
    Our first meeting in October started with a call to order and the Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge.  We then moved onto the Sept/Oct Birthdays and Community Leader Announcements.  Then we played a fun trivia game with Kelli Pedrotti our County 4-H Representative.  After new business, project  committee reports and announcements/questions we adjourned.
    Our next Meeting is Monday, Nov 4th at 7pm - it will be a short meeting because we have our Annual Dessert Auction that we raise money for 2 local Non-Profit organizations. This year we are splitting the money between Santa Sleigh Program in Fortuna and CASA Kids.  Everyone is welcome to join us at our dessert auction
    Submitted by: Cody Chapman, Reporter, Hydesville 4-H"
  • Fortuna 4-H Community Club Update
    "Welcome back!! This is our second club meeting. Our club participated in the lamb bbq, paper clover sales at tractor supply, and baby week. We also prepped 450 potatoes for the lamb bbq. Our club had a very busy October. We also had a very fun activity which was pumpkin bowling."
    ~Emma Brito, Club Reporter
  • Ferndale 4-H Community Club Update
    "Ferndale’s new officer team started off with our September meeting and enrollment night. The team for 2019-2020 is the following: President—Derek Griffith Vice-President—Maxwell Phillips Secretary—Seth Regli Treasurer—Gabriel Norkunas Quartermaster—Kayla Regli Photographer—Lillian Meltzer Reporter—Gianna Regli Songs-and-Recreation—Tinnley Pidgeon and Alayna Cooney Sergeant-at-Arms—Finnigan Holmes Ferndale 4-H has many projects to offer this year. New projects include arts-and-crafts and craftsmanship (blacksmithing, stained glass, and more) at Blue Ox.
    Normally in October, we have our Halloween party, pumpkin carving and costume contests. Unfortunately, due to the power outage, the October meeting was cancelled. BOOO!!!!"
    ~Gianna Regli, Club Reporter
  • Important Reminder to Our 4-H Clubs: Fundraising
    Due to recent disasters in nearby areas and our natural desire to help, it came to our attention the need to review 4-H Policy regarding fundraising.

    UC 4-H Policy Chapter 9: Financial Management provides these rules and regulations:
    • Any raising or use of funds by a 4-H unit or VMO must be for the purpose of furthering the research and education goals of the 4-H YDP
    • Funds should not be raised for a particular individual. When money is raised for 4-H it is for the group or team and not for individual members
    • 4-H members may not fundraise for a specific individual or family
    • If a fundraising event was not included in the annual budget proposal (reviewed and approved by the county director or designee) then the 4-H group must receive approval (using Form 8.7 Fundraising Approval) for the fundraiser from the county director or designee . The county director or designee is responsible for assuring fundraising activities are in compliance with applicable policies

    For further information regarding fundraising please see Chapter 9 of the UC 4-H Policy Manual.

    We appreciate and value the generosity and concern for others that our clubs show! Please remember, though, that as a 4-H entity, we must adhere to the UC 4-H fundraising policies. Thank you!