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 7/08/2019 - 7/14/2019
  • eXtension Online Course Updates

    eXtension is a national learning management system which is accessible to all people associated with Cooperative Extension. Users can access online course created by 4-H, Master Food Preservers, Master Gardeners, and other Extension departments. Some courses are free, and others are offered for a fee.
    Courses created by the California 4-H Youth Development Program are offered at no cost to 4-H members, volunteers, and staff and may be accessed from the State 4-H Learning and Development webpage.

  • 2019-20 4-H Appointment/Re-appointment Online Courses Now Open

    To meet the requirements of USDA, University of California, and the 4-H Youth Development Program, volunteers are required to participate in yearly trainings related to positive youth development, cultural competency, and 4-H policy. 

    The required trainings can be completed in a couple of ways:

    1. eXtension LMS - Create or login to your eXtension account and take the course at your own pace.
      For New Volunteers
      For Returning Volunteers

    2. Statewide Webinar - Register and participate in one of the statewide webinars offered between July and December 2019. Schedule of Statewide Webinar

Humboldt County 4-H Facebook

Humboldt 4-H Calendar
Event Name Date
4-H Summer Camp 7/15/2019

Select Pin for Club Info!

Weekly Updates  6/10/19 - 6/16/19 & 6/17/19 - 6/23/19
  • Reminder: Record Books, Proficiencies, Secretary Books, Super Presenters - Due July 10th 
    How are those record books coming along? Do you have a proficiency that is almost done? The deadline for turning in project proficiencies, record books, and Secretary books is July 10th for County competition. Please deliver them to the County 4-h office on or before this date. Keep watching for date and place for Awards presentation. 
    Thank you, Amanda Laursen, Incentives and Recognition

  • Fortuna 4H Community Club Update:
    "What a year it has been for our club! We finished our year off with a bang! Our club did it’s last community service event for the year. This touching community service was to place flowers on the Veterans grave on Memorial Day. Then, our club hosted the County 4-H meeting. We provided a chili bar dinner for everyone, we had our in coming President gave a review on our 4-H year , we had a few of our members give presentations! There was a Chicken Spa Day, The process of milking a cow, and how to make a bottle for a bottle calf presentation. Our club had two members attend the state wide presentation day and they both nailed it... both coming away with gold stars!! Then we ended our year with the Sheriffs Department and Officer Fridley giving us survival tips for getting lost in the woods. We learned about what you should always take with you if you do go hiking and to always let someone know where you are going to go. We ended the party with pizza,,watermelon, cookies and soda. Thank you to all the adults who volunteer there time to our club. We appreciate your dedication."
    ~Saige Machado, Club Reporter


  • Newest Member of our 4-H Team!
    We are so happy to welcome Kelly Pedrotti as our new 4-H Program Representative!

Weekly Updates  6/03/2019 - 6/09/2019 

  • Reminder: Camp Registration is still open!
    Registration closes on June 16th.
    Camp is designed for ages 9 and up and to be attended from start to finish. Camp sweats are optional this year for an additional cost of $20. If you have any questions please call Jessalynn at 502-7500, or 443-4262, or email makjms@yahoo.com. We can't wait for camp time!

  • SLC Late Registration is open until June 17th
    The State Leadership Conference (SLC) planning committees put together this video to encourage you to join them at SLC this year! Don't miss out on the opportunity to grow your leaderships skills and connect with teens from throughout California.
    You can still register for State Leadership Conference until June 17, 2019. No registrations will be accepted after that date.
    Go to the SLC Event website for more information about tours, events, schedules and more!

  • Congratulations to the high school recipients of the 2019-20 Fieg-Tucker 4-H Memorial Scholarship!
    Fieg-Tucker 4-H Memorial Scholarship recipients 2019

    (from left to right) Rachael Russ $2,000, Bryleigh Busick $3,000, Seren Davies-Hughes $2,000, Madeline Holmes $2,500, Lucas Homan $3,000.

Weekly Updates  5/27/2019 - 6/02/2019

  • National 4-H Western Heritage Conference and Invitational Shoot 
    July 30 - August 1, 2019, Winton, CA
    Early Bird Registration closes May 31st
    The 2019 National 4-H Western Heritage Conference and Invitational Shoot will be held July 30 - August 1, 2019. The event will take place in Winton, California in Merced County which is located in the center of the state. The facility hosting the event is the Safety First Shooting Association/River Oaks Firearms Training Center.
    Information about the conference and the registration link is at the 4-H Western Heritage Project website.
    Want to know more about what this event is like? You can read about it in this California 4-H Grown blog post from 2017.

  • California 4-H Horse Classic 
    June 27-30   All entries due June 10th
    Brookeside Equestrian Park
    Elk Grove, CA
    Get all the info on the CA 4-H Horse Classic website.

  • Ferndale Community Club Update 
    "Greetings from Ferndale! We have had a great month! We kicked off May with our annual Pancake Breakfast. We were happy to donate 50% of our proceeds to Jonas Bramwell and 100% of the silent auction proceeds. Jonas is fighting cancer and we wanted to help. Our May meeting was our officer speaches and elections. Our next meeting will be June 6th to find out the results as well as awards."
    ~Nathaniel Holmes, Club Reporter

Weekly Updates  5/20/19 - 5/26/19

  • Arcata Bottom Community Club Update 
    "Hello Humboldt 4-Hers! Arcata Bottom 4-H held a fundraiser for the Fraga Family. By selling Lasagna dinners we earned over $700 to help them with their travel expenses to their son's medical appointments in the Bay Area. Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraiser. Many of our club members also visited Mad River Health Adult Day Center in April. Each visitor brought an animal to share with the clients. Everyone enjoyed petting the animals! Now we are all busy preparing for our end of the year meeting party and showmanship practice clinic. Don't forget, Arcata Bottom Record Books are due on June 6th at the End of the Year Party."
    ~Jocie Hague, Club Reporter

  • Fortuna Community Club Update 
    "Our community meetings again was full of information. We talked about Redwood Acres Fair which will be held in June, all members received there Humboldt County Fair tickets, We talked about the upcoming 4-H camp in July. Also , Fortuna High will be hosting a Beef Camp. Our club is in the process of trying to get a sign made to welcome anyone who comes into Fortuna. This will be our goal for next year. We also had a cool presentation about seed germinated. Our club also held there officer elections . Congratulations to everyone who was elected. Our club is excited to do our annual community service for the month which is a very touching service. We will be placing flowers on Veterans graves at Sunrise Cemetery on Newburg Rd."
    ~Saige Machado, Club Reporter
    Launch Image Gallery: Fortuna May 


  • Hydesville Commuity Club Update 
    "Many of our club members served community members, friends, and family at the Kiwanis Spaghetti Feed in March. We wear green shirts or aprons and have worked a shift at this event for many years. Our projects have been giving presentations at our Community meetings which have been creative and informative: Swine presented on Byproducts, Poultry about diseases, sheep about items needed to raise and show a lamb, and 22 rifle discussed some of the new gun laws. We are gearing up for fair by bringing home our goats, pigs, and lambs. See you at the fairs!"
    ~Colt Chamberlain, Club Reporter
    Launch Image Gallery: May 2019 Club Pictures Hydesville


  • Freshwater Community Club Update
    "Freshwater 4-H has been doing a lot in this last month. In honors of Mother’s Day, about $200 in food and supplies was donated to Domestic Violence Services. Two of our senior members, Serena and Danny, are now on their way to college with a $850 scholarship each. We held a heritage dinner where our members made food from their culture; along with a raffle and 3 guess the jar games. Our Cycling Group biked at Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway. The Photography Group visited the Zoo, took some amazing pictures, explored the barnyard, and saw the new ponies! Over spring break the Field Trip group had a blast at family float night at Arcata Pool and brought some friends along. We had lots of people and animals attend the Rhody Parade in April and we rode, biked, and walked to show our club pride! A big thank-you to all those people who helped sell food at Lost Coast Hay for the Eureka Store Easter Egg Hunt."
    ~Faith Hedin, Club Reporter


  • Reminder from Incentives and Recognition 
    How are those record books coming along? Do you have a proficiency that is almost done? The deadline for turning in project proficiencies, record books, and Secretary books is July 10th for County competition. Please deliver them to the County 4-h office on or before this date. Keep watching for date and place for Awards presentation.
    Thank you, Amanda Laursen, Incentives and Recognition

  • State 4-H Advisory Committee Applications open until May 31
    The State 4-H Advisory Committees provide leadership and offer insight, review, and input to the Statewide 4-H Director for the operation and management of the 4-H Youth Development Program. What committees are recruiting? Find out on the State Advisory Committee page.

Weekly Updates  5/13/19-5/19/19

  • Raise Your Hand for California 4-H by this Wednesday, May 15th!
    This is it California! Less than a week to Raise Your Hand for CA 4-H. It's so easy yet so important, so please tell EVERYONE! Visit 4-h.org/raiseyourhand

  • 4-H Volunteers - Want to Present a Workshop at SLC? 
    Submit your workshop proposal by May 22nd

    What skills would help youth make an impact in their communities. Workshops should be interactive, with hands-on activities or projects. It should relate to real-world examples that they can apply the learning. This is not just a presentation. It should be an experiential learning experience!
    SLC Workshops
    Saturday, July 20, 2019
    UC Davis Wellman Hall
    1:15 pm to 5:15 pm

  • SLC Late Registration Open until June 17, 2019 
    Go to the SLC Event website for more information about tours, events, schedules and more! Register for SLC.

  • Registration Open for 4-H Summer Camp
    Please take a few minutes to visit the 4-H Summer Camp page and look over the agenda, menu, and other info that is uploaded. Camp is designed for ages 9 and older, and to be in attendance from start to finish. Camp sweats are optional this year for an additional cost of $20. If you have any questions please call Jessalynn at 502-7500, or 443-4262, or email makjms@yahoo.com.

  • Important Reminder to Our 4-H Clubs 
    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! 

  • 2019 Golden Clover Awards 
    Golden Clover Awards recognize outstanding achievements of members, volunteers, program staff and groups within the 4-H Youth Development Program. Nominations for awards will be open on May 1st and will be due on August 11th. Find more information, please see the Golden Clover Awards page.

  • 2019 4-H Higher Education Scholarships 
    Applications for 2019 Higher Education Scholarships administered by the state 4-H office will be available on May 1st and will be due on August 11th. Learn more on our Scholarships page.

  • Diamond Clover Awards 
    The California Diamond Clover is the highest achievement for which a 4-H youth member and young adult volunteers are recognized.
    All youth members and young adult volunteers who achieve the requirements are eligible to receive this award. 
    Awardees receive the California Diamond Clover Pin or Necklace Charm, a certificate and a recognition letter from the 4-H Statewide Director.
    Applications are accepted year-round. Applications are reviewed by the 4-H Incentives and Recognition Advisory Committee and awarded quarterly. Learn More

Weekly Updates           5/6/19-5/12/19

  • 2019 4-H Summer Camp 
    4-H Summer Camp is coming! If you want to be a leader at camp and participate in many fun and engaging activities please consider signing up for this opportunity!

    There will be a mandatory training July 1st from 9 to 4. We will not be meeting at the 4-H office, but in Eureka for some engaging team building and lunch. You will also need to arrive in Maple Creek at 3 pm on Sunday, July 14th.


    Counselor registration is now open
    until May 31st! I am looking for youth aged 16, or having completed their first year in high school. Please follow the link to get singed up. If you have any questions please contact Jessalynn at 502-7500, 443-4262, or makjms@yahoo.com.

  • One Week Left to Raise Your Hand For Kids in California!
    We all want our kids to succeed. 4-H programs build their career readiness, autonomy, and independence. Raise Your Hand to vote for California 4-H to win $20K so more kids in your community can benefit from hands-on learning! Vote https://4-h.org/raise-your-hand/ #InspireKidstoDo

  • Minnesota 4-H wants to hear from California! 
    A team of 4-H youth participating in the Minnesota 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge are in their second year of developing a project focused on examining taste testing and opinions about beef versus lamb. They are working with food scientists from the Hormel Company and would like to collect data from people who live in California. Please take a moment to complete the "Jerky Interest Survey" to provide your input. 

  • USDA Launches Ace the Waste! Food Contest for Students 
    This first-ever competition calls on students to come up with creative solutions to reduce food loss and waste in the United States. The deadline for proposals is 5pm EDT, Friday, May 24, 2019. Find out more and submit your ideas on the USDA website.

  • Remember to register for State Field Day contests by May 15th! 
    California 4-H State Field Day
    Saturday, June 1, 2019
    8:00 am to 6:00 pm
    UC Davis West Quad

    Come to State Field Day to see California 4-H'ers compete at the State level in various contests. There will be drop-in activities for all ages. Bring the whole family and invite your friends to join you at this family-friendly day outdoors on the UC Davis West Quad.

    Sign up for 4-H Newsletter emails to receive a separate special edition newsletter for State Field Day - coming to you soon!

    See all the State Field Day events on the Event page.

Weekly Updates         4/29/19 - 5/5/19

  • Mental Health First Aid
    Register by May 16th at 11:59pm. Space is limited to 25 participants.
     

    The Mental Health First Aid for Youth Course is designed to teach adults who work with youth how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is in crisis or experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge.

    The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

    Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

    Participants who complete the course receive a Mental Health First Aid Certification that is valid for three years. 
Mental Health First Aid for Youth
May 25, 2019, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
UC Agriculture and Natural Resources building 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618
$127 (includes instruction, workbook, lunch)

Questions? Please contact Gemma Miner at gmminer@ucanr.edu.

  • e4: The Volunteer Retreat Website is Live!
    Visit the website now to:
     Register (Early Bird Plus registration open until May 12th)
     Get the discounted rate for lodging
     View the pre-retreat workshops
     See the schedule
     Submit a workshop proposal
     Join the Showcase!
     Become an Exhibitor!
     Learn how to get around
     Find out about the weather and what to bring
     Get location information and contact info

  • 2019 National 4-H Western Heritage Conference and Invitational Shoot 
    July 30 - August 1, 2019, Winton, CA
    Early Bird Registration closes May 31st. Registration closes July 15th.

    For full details on this event, please visit the State 4-H website under News and Calendar.

  • Sparks Surveys Open for Spring
    Sparks Surveys are now open for the spring! Login to ORB to fill out your Spark Surveys. The information we get from all the surveys help us measure how 4-H makes a difference. Learn more about how we use the data on our FAQs. http://bit.ly/2DHTn0a

Weekly Updates     4/22/19 - 4/28/19

  • 4-H Summer Camp 2019 
    4-H Camp 2019 will begin July 15th in the morning and run through Friday afternoon July 19th at Maple Creek. Our theme is: Oceanography, or Under the Sea, or At the Beach! Our camp will be beach and ocean themed.

    Counselor registration will be open soon. To be a counselor you must have completed 9th grade or be 16 years old. There will be a short phone interview that takes place shortly after closure of registration. Counselors will need to to arrive on July 14th, along with attending a mandatory day long training at the 4-H office (date tbd).

    Camper registration will be open May 15th until June 15th, with late registration through June 22nd. The menu, pricing, and itinerary will be available when registration opens. Camp is designed for ages 9 and older by the first day, no younger kids please. If you are interested in helping I am in need of a nurse. I am excited to see returning campers and meet new ones! If you have any questions please call Jessalynn at 502-7500.

  • Arcata Bottom Community Club Update
    "Arcata Bottom 4-H has been busy this spring.  Last week we did a lasagna fundraiser for the Fraga family.  We sold lasagna dinners that had salad, bread and a lemon pie.  We raised almost $700 for the Fraga’s to use for travel expenses to their son’s medical appointments in the Bay Area.  Today we visited the Mad River Adult Day Health Center.  Our club members each brought a 4-H project or their pet dog for the clients to pet.  We had everything from dogs, goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits to a baby turkey.  It was a fun visit!  This coming weekend we have the honor of being the poop patrol behind the horses in the Rhododendron Parade."
    ~Jocie Hague, Club Reporter

  • REMINDER: State Leadership Conference Zoom Presentations
    Thinking about attending State Leadership Conference? What are some reasons to attend? The California State 4-H Ambassadors are hosting an online presentation and Q&A via ZOOM! Join them on one of these two dates:
    April 18, 2019 7:00 - 8:00pm https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/967815210
    April 30, 2019 7:00 - 8:00 pm https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/497008165

  • Registration & Application Deadlines
    Some important deadlines to keep in mind. Registration for all events can be found on the State 4-H website: http://4h.ucanr.edu/News/
    Deadlines calendar 5-01-6-17