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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 11/11/19 - 11/17/19

Humboldt County 4-H Facebook

Humboldt 4-H Calendar
Event Name Date
4-H New Adult Volunteer Orientation 11/18/2019

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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
Weekly Updates 10/7/2019 - 10/13/2019
  • 4-H Shooting Sports Workshop - Archery Project
    Fort Bragg, CA (Mendocino County)
    November 30 and December 1, 2019
    There will be a workshop to certify 4H Adult Volunteers as Shooting Sports Leaders in the Shooting Sports discipline of “Archery,” presented in Mendocino County on the weekend of November 30 and December 1, 2019. You must attend both days to be certified.
    This class will be Saturday Nov 30th, 9 AM –5 PM, and Sunday, Dec 1st, 9 AM - 2 PM, at the Potter Valley Tribe Property, 21801 North Highway One, Fort Bragg, CA, in Mendocino County. This class is being hosted by Mendocino County 4-H. You must become a 4-H leader or member and attend both days to receive certification to teach the specific shooting sport at the project, club and camp levels. The course will include a PowerPoint lecture, review of equipment, practice shooting and teaching, and a written test. Bring your own lunch each day.
    Junior and teen leaders are invited but must attend with an adult or have a certified Shooting sports adult leader they will be helping back home.
    To register, please complete and mail the “CA 4-H Shooting Sports Training Request and Registration Form” available at http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/4785.pdf, a check for $35 to Mendocino County 4H, and an adult or youth 4-H medical release form and mail to UCCE, 890 North Bush Street, Mendocino, CA , 95482. Registration is due Monday November 18, and space is limited to 20 attendees. For more general information call Teresa Spade at 707-937-1802 or email her at fortbragg4h@gmail.com. For Shooting Sports information please contact Dave Givens 209-614-1718 or riveroakstraining@gmail.com

  • State Fashion Revue Committee News
    We are very proud to announce that three 4-H members who were Senior State Winners at 2019 State Fashion Revue will be representing California 4-H in the Fashion Revue at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado in January 2020. They are Belle Bloom, Tuolumne County, Nadia Kvamme, Santa Cruz County, and Marissa Sanchez, Contra Costa County, accompanied by leaders Leslie Bloom, chaperone, and Mary Engebreth, Coach. This is the first time California SFR has sent a team to the Western National Roundup. We are very excited for them and wish them much success!
    Did you know that JOANN helps fund State Field Day and State Fashion Revue? This comes from their Clover for Kids campaign in the spring. For SFR, their funding goes toward our building, table, and stage rental fees. JOANN also offers a 15% discount for all 4-H members and leaders. To access this, download the JOANN app, go to …More, then to the Rewards Programs. Find the 4-H Reward Partnership and sign up.
    For information about State Fashion Revue including the categories, age divisions, and service projects, please visit the SFR website. We hope that project leaders and members are using this information to plan their projects for the year. The 2020 scorecards will be published soon along with the Guide for Evaluators so counties can use this information for their local events. The SFR Committee consists of 4-H members and leaders from throughout California.
    To join the committee or for more information about SFR, please contact the SFR Registrar, Sue Moore.

  • National 4-H Conference
    March 28 - April 4, 2020
    Application deadline: November 5, 2019
    Apply now!
    The National 4-H Conference is the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture's premier youth development opportunity to engage youth in developing recommendations for the 4-H Youth Development Program.
    This event brings together youth, volunteer leaders, and state and county extension staff members from across the United States, the U.S. territories, and the Canadian provinces.
    Youth share recommendations to help guide 4-H nationally!
    As the sponsor for this conference, the National 4-H Headquarters is charged with sharing the recommendations that emerge from the conference with the Secretary of Agriculture, national extension program leaders, and others who determine 4-H programs. At the same time, the National 4-H Headquarters ensures that the conference is a meaningful experience for youth and adult participants.
    The California 4-H Delegation’s expenses for the conference are fully funded through the Thomas and Dorothy Levey foundation and various other donors.
Weekly Updates 9/30/2019 - 10/06/2019
  • October-November Calendar of Events

  • Awards at Lamb BBQ
    This year, awards will be presented at Lamb BBQ. If you turned in a Proficiency, record book, or Super Presenter please be at the Lamb BBQ by 1:00pm this Sunday the 6th. Also, Ambassadors and their parents should plan to be there to be installed.
    There's lots of great things happening at Lamb BBQ this year so make sure you are there!

  • Gotwit Days Fall Preview
    Spring Migration Bird Festival and free children and family event happening this weekend, October 5-6. Click here to see the event flyer.

  • UC Davis Horse Day 2019
    October 19, 2019, UC Davis Horse Barn
    Register Now! See the Horse Day flyer.

  • Bridgeville 4-H Community Club Update
    Shanna Archibold of Miranda 4-H Club came to work with the Bridgeville 4-Hers at Grizzly Creek State Park.

  • Freshwater 4-H Community Club Update
    "Freshwater 4-H welcomes you back from summer! We were quite busy these last few months. We participated in the Community Clean up & Set Up Day, and helped clean up & set up for the Humboldt County Fair. We participated in the Humboldt County Fair with animals such as Swine, Goat, Sheep, and Beef to art like photography and sewing. I thank all our members who participated: Caitlin Brown; Caitlin & Patrick Collins; Gio Damone; Rocco Damonte; Nia & Brennig Davies - Hughes; Hayden, Liam, Charlotte & Kelsi Edmonds; Catarina, Leonardo, Bernardo & Ricardo Freitas; Hayden & Sierra Fulton; Kaylee Gnomes; Katelyn & Jake Kurtwitz; Caley & Ciara Millers; Tiago Pimentel; Charli Roberts; Vanessa Robershotte; Jenna Sadler; Lacy Taylor; Kylie & Maddie Van Vleck. Our Rifle group started, shooting at a variety of steel targets and paper. We had a great turnout of Freshwater 4-H members at 4-H camp this year, as well as lots of older members volunteering to be councilors. We were at the 4th mile marker aid station for the 5th Annual Humboldt Bay Marathon to assist all the amazing runners. Thank you Anders for organizing this event. For our Baby week, hosted by Catarina and Ricardo Freitas, we had many donations for the three families at our three local hospitals."
    ~Faith Hedin, Club Reporter

  • November 15th 4-H Re-enrollment Deadline
    Re-enrollment deadline Nov 15

    Helpful links:
    4hOnline
    Online payment form
    eXtension (hint: on the eXtension website, you can search the term "returning" and from the results select the 2019-20 California Returning Volunteers Training. The enrollment key is in the auto-generated email you received from 4hOnline when you submitted your enrollment.)
    4-H Office number: 707-445-7351
Weekly Updates 9/23/19 - 9/29/19
  • September-October 4-H Calendar of Events

  • 4-H Shooting Sports Workshop Rifle Discipline
    Holtville & El Centro, CA (Imperial County)
    Friday, December 13, 5:00p-8:00p
    Saturday, December 14, 8:00a-7:00p

    A 4-H shooting sports workshop for the rifle discipline will be held at the Imperial County UC Extension, 1050 Holton Road in Holtville, CA on Friday and at Border Tactical Range, 925 North Imperial Avenue, in El Centro, CA on Saturday. Participants must attend both days of training to receive certification. Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will be certified as rifle trainer and can lead a rifle project at the club level or serve as county trainer to certify other leaders. There is no cost for the course. To register for the course and receive more information contact John Borba at: jaborba@ucanr.edu
    For information about the facility and a map, please visit the rage website at: http://www.bordertactical.com

  • Ferndale 4-H Community Club Update
    "Ferndale 4-H’s Summer Gram Report By Reporter Gianna Regli Congratulations to all those who received awards at Ferndale 4-H’s Achievement Night in June! Fourteen stars were achieved by our members!!! Platinum Stars were given to Derek Griffith, Mathew Hansen, and Malela Fulton. Gold Stars were awarded to Halee Nickols, Spencer Chapman, and Seth Regli. Maxwell Phillips, Nathaniel Holmes and Spencer Chapman received Silver Stars. Bronze Stars were given to Lillian Meltzer, Finnigan Holmes, Maxwell Phillips, Nathaniel Holmes and Gianna Regli (that’s me!). Ferndale 4-H also gave three scholarships to our outstanding, hardworking seniors. Madeline Holmes and Bryleigh Busick both received scholarships for $750 each. Rachael Russ was awarded with a $500 scholarship. Stay tuned for the September Gram to find out who our new club officers are!"

  • Fortuna 4-H Community Club Update
    "Fortuna 4H had their first commuity meeting of the year on 9-5-19. We talked about fair reports,officer introductions,t-shirts and sweatshirts, and how to sign up online for projects. New this year, Fortuna 4-h will have their own market goat and rabbit groups. We also discussed: A Day at the Farm,baby week, and lamb bbq ticket sales. The last thing we did was talk about the clover sales coming up at tractor supply. Our club seems to be growing every year,we are looking forward to another fun year at Fortuna 4-h! Reporting for the first time(pictures will be submitted next month),
    Fortuna 4H Club Reporter, Emma Brito"

  • NEW! California 4-H Treasurer's Training
    This course is designed to walk 4-H Club Treasurers through their important role. It is meant to serve as a complimentary resource to any face-to-face training for 4-H Treasurers.
    The course and its unique enrollment keys (different from the required training enrollment keys) can be accessed directly by youth members and volunteers on the 4-H Learning and Development page of the State 4-H website.

  • 4-H Shooting Sports Certification Workshops in Merced
    Adult leaders: want to get certified in a shooting sport? There are 3 shooting sports certification workshops that will be taking place in Merced County. Details below:

    October, Pistol
    November, Archery, Rifle, Shotgun
    December, Western Heritage

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

Weekly Updates  5/13/19-5/19/19

  • 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!