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.
2018-2019 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 3/11/19 - 3/15/19
- Butler Valley Carole Sund Center has goat kids for sale.
Goat Sale Flyer 2019
- State 4-H Advisory Committee Applications open until May 31st
Learn more on the State Advisory Committee Page
- 2019 National 4-H Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Call for MC and entertainment nominations
Due to the State 4-H Office by April 17, 2019
The 2019 National 4-H Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is scheduled for October 11, 2019 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Applications are being accepted for a 4-H member to serve as the master/mistress of ceremonies and one to provide entertainment (vocal or instrumental) for this event.
Details on how to apply are provided on the respective applications
The State 4-H Director may nominate one candidate for consideration for each. If multiple applications are received the State 4-H Incentives and Recognition Advisory Committee will review and recommend nominees to Shannon Horrillo, Statewide 4-H Director for final selection. The State 4-H Office will submit the application packets from our states’ nominees by the May 1st deadline.
If you have any questions, contact the State 4-H Office at email@example.com or 530-750-1334.
- Apply to be a Program Assistant at SLC
Does this sound like you?
-A 4-H alumni age 19 and up
-Have been to SLC or other 4-H leadership conferences
-Will be enrolled as an adult volunteer by July 1, 2019
-Want meaningful ways to stay involved in the 4-H program
-REALLY like mentoring youth members
-Enjoy leading group discussions and sharing your positive experiences with delegates
If you answered "yes!" apply to serve as a Program Assistant at the 2019 State Leadership Conference (SLC) at UC Davis, July 19-21, 2019. You will help SLC delegates to have the most amazing leadership experience possible. This role has a selection process. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2019. More details are on the online application.
- Calling All Staff and Volunteer Leaders: Lead a Workshop at SLC
2019 State Leadership Conference
July 18 - July 21, 2019 at UC Davis “Planet SLC"
Educational workshops are an integral part of the State Leadership Conference (SLC). The success of the conference is directly related to your willingness to work with 4-H youth and provide meaningful educational opportunities.
Workshops should address one of the listed subject areas and are encouraged to relate to the theme "Planet SLC."
See the online application for Goals, Proposal Selection Criteria, and 4-H Mission Initiatives of the State Leadership Conference
In an effort to provide the highest quality workshops, presenters should model the experiential learning cycle. Workshops should be fun, engaging and stimulating for participants.
Workshop proposals must be completed by May 1, 2019!For additional information, please visit the SLC website
Humboldt County 4-H Facebook
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Humboldt 4-H Calendar
Weekly Updates 3/4/2019 - 3/8/2019
- 2019 Humboldt County Presentation Day Volunteers Needed!
The 2019 Humboldt County Presentation Day is coming up fast. Would you like to volunteer at this event? If so, please fill out the volunteer form: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=17512
- 7th Annual California 4-H State Archery Postal Match
Registration is now open for the 7th Annual California 4-H Archery Postal Match. All entry information and rules are provided. Entires must be postmarked by April 20, 2019.
Match rules and 2019 entry form can be found on the State 4-H website.
- JOANN Clovers for Kids - March 1 to April 30, 2019
Go to your local JOANN store from March 1 to April 30, 2019 to purchase Clovers for Kids at the register. A $1 clover is a donation for 4-H – or give $4 and receive a coupon for $4 off your next purchase of $10 or more. Win-win!
Encourage friends and families to buy a Clover for Kids to support 4-H. Proceeds from these clover sales will support State Field Day and State Fashion Revue.
Also: Download the JOANN app on your smartphone and sign up for the 4-H Rewards card. It gives you 15% off your purchase and a percentage comes back to 4-H. Win-win! See joann.com/4-H for more details.
- Area Presentation Days
Youth awarded with Gold at their County Presentation Day can compete in any of the Area Presentation Days. Gold awardees at Area Presentation Days can move on to compete at State Presentation Day on June 1, 2019, at State Field Day. You can attend any Area Presentation Day - you are not limited to your Area.
March 23: Bay/Coast at Cal Poly
March 23: Bay/Coast Area in Antioch
March 23: Central Area in Jackson
April 6: Northern Area in Siskiyou County
April 13: Central Area in Mariposa County
May 4: Southern Area in Walnut
May 11: Northern Area in Tehama County
Weekly Updates 2/25/19 - 3/1/19
- Hydesville Community Club Update
"Hi, this is Colt. At our February meeting of the Hydesville 4-H Club it was announced that any member planning to show at a fair will need to do ethics training; dates and locations to be announced. Project meetings were announced and the Sewing project gave their presentation. The annual Spaghetti Feed is coming up in March and chairpeople were chosen. Finally, Valentines cards were created to be given to Senior Citizens."
~Colt Chamberlain, Club Reporter
- Arcata Bottom Community Club Update
"Many of our 4-H families in the Arcata and McKinleyville are were surprised by a rare coastal snow storm. Even the Arcata Bottom ranch lands received a dusting of the white stuff! Arcata Bottom 4-H members were busy in February with our Valentine Social. Each club member made cookies, and then the parents put together cookie boxes. The officer team made sticker labels for each of the boxes. Each club member personally delivered one or two of the boxes the week of Valentine's Day. Overall we delivered nearly 50 boxes of cookies to businesses and families who support our club throughout the year. Now we are busy preparing for our next community service project where we make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Betty Chin. The wild winter weather cancelled a few of our meetings and activities, but most of the project groups had February meetings. As we march into March, many of the kids that plan to raise pigs, sheep, and/or market goats are bringing their new project animals home."
~Jocie Hague, Club Reporter
- Bridgeville Community Club Update
"Bridgeville 4-H coordinated an outreach with Bridgeville’s after school program to create valentines for shut-ins at the Fortuna rehabilitation center. Thank you Frieda Smith for coordinating all those efforts. Our fitness and outdoor adventure projects had field trips during Presidents Week. Outdoor Adventure members are planning an overnight at Grizzly Creek State Park in August. We are going to have our next Community Meeting at 12:10 on March 5th."
~Virginia Howard Mullan, Community Club LeaderLaunch Image Gallery: March 2019 Club Pictures Bridgeville
- Freshwater Community Club Update
"In this last month Freshwater 4-H has been quite busy. We had two groups visit Mirandas Rescue and they helped by cleaning, feeding, and playing with the animals. We also had lots of fun volunteering at Food for People by packing canned/non-perishable foods. We delivered our valentine cards to Seaview Rehabilitation and the seniors staying there looked very happy; and our club donated to a local food drive. Our sheep group meet and played "sheep jeopardy" inside on a cold morning and our cycling group meet at Hiller park for a 10+ mile ride during a break in the weather. Our swine group meet at the Sheriffs SWAP farm in Fortuna and our Field Trip group meet and made low sugar strawberry jam. The cooking group made delicious gnocchi, and our rifle group learned how to sight in a rifle."
~Faith Hedin, Club ReporterLaunch Image Gallery: March 2019 Club Pictures Freshwater
- Ferndale Community Club Update
"Howdy from Ferndale 4-H! Nathaniel Holmes reporting. We had a great February meeting celebrating Valentine’s Day. We had a great party which included a cupcake walk, leader cookie contest and a card contest and we collected art supplies for the Boys and Girls Club. Sharron Richardson also reminded our seniors to get those scholarship applications in. All of our projects are going full force. See you next month!"
~Nathaniel Holmes, Club Reporter
Weekly Updates 2/11/19-2/15/19
- 6th Spring Hop Youth Show
Saturday, March 2nd in Loleta, CA
This year the Redwood Coast Youth Rabbit Breeders club will be hosting their 6th annual youth rabbit and cavy show. See the Spring Hop Show Book for more information and how to enter. 2019 6th Spring Hop Youth Show
Entries must be postmarked by February 20th or emailed by February 25th.
- JOANN 4-H Mini Grants
Applications open February 5 - March 27, 2019
All 4-H youth members and volunteers may apply! See the JOANN 4-H Project Grants webpage for information on the types of grants, terms, deadlines, FAQs and more. This will be the last cycle of JOANN 4-H mini grants - don't miss out!
- 2019 California 4-H State Field Day
Saturday June 1, 2019, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Please visit the California 4-H State Field Day event page for more information.
- UPDATE: 2019 State Avian Bowl Qualifier
New Location: Picadilly Inn Airport Hotel
5115 E. McKinley, Fresno, CA 93727
Weekly Updates 2/4/19-2/8/19
- 2020 California Youth Summit Planning Team
Interested in applying for the Planning Team for the 2020 Youth Summits? Applications are now open and due by March 1, 2019. Visit the state 4-H website for details.
- Far North Area Presentation Day in Etna
Saturday, April 6th, 2019 - 9:00a-1:00p
For more information and to register online please visit the state 4-H website.
Participants must register online by March 27th.
1/28/19 - 2/1/19
- Countywide Horse Project Update
On January 2, 2019 we had a meeting. We started by doing the Pledge of Allegiance, and the 4H pledge. We went over the parts of the body on a horse. Then, we talked about different ear positions on a horse, and what they meant. Then we went and saw horses. We learned to never get to close to a horse if you do not know it, or without permission.
- Freshwater Community Club Update
Freshwater 4-H has had some fun this last month, with more volunteering at the ice rink, a “Giving Tree” to local shelters and volunteering at Miranda’s Rescue. At our last meeting we made Valentines Day Cards for Seniors and had a blast playing four corners. We also plan to have a canned food drive.
~Faith HedinLaunch Image Gallery: February 2019 Club Pictures Freshwater
- Miranda Community Club Update
Miranda 4-H started out a fantastic new year with a fantastic event. The entire club went down to the Ferndale fairgrounds to do some ice skating. This event was entirely funded by (Tom Pye) who kindly offered to pay for the occasion in thanks for the help we had given in decorating the Mateel Community Center for Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners the last few years as well as sending Christmas cards to the Veterans in Yountville. For this wonderful gift we thank him dearly. We all had a wonderful time and are moving on to prepare for Valentines Day.
- Arcata Bottom Community Club Update
Happy New Year! Arcata Bottom 4-Her's are preparing for the annual Valentine's Day Cookie Social. Each club member will be bringing a dozen cookies to our February Community Club Meeting where we will box them up and deliver them to local businesses and families that support our club. We are also seeing an increase in project group meetings as we are less than six months away from the Redwood Acres Fair. Many kids are preparing for their market to arrive. Our sheep group right after New Years day where they learned to dock tails on future fair lambs. Several of our club members are organizing a sandwich making event for Betty Chin. All of us at Arcata Bottom 4-H hope your year has started off well!
~Jocie HagueLaunch Image Gallery: February 2019 Club Pictures Arcata Bottom
- Hydesville Community Club Update
Hi, Colt here reporting about Hydesville 4-H Clubs first meeting of 2019. We sang Happy Birthday to members, and announced the Fieg-Tucker Scholarship application deadline for our senior members. We discussed our club record book requirements and announced that the Kiwanis Spaghetti Feed will be held in March. Starting next month projects will begin their presentations at our Community meetings. In December we had our Christmas Party at the Ice Skating Rink. Fun was had by all!
~Colt ChamberlainLaunch Image Gallery: February 2019 Club Pictures Hydesville
- Ferndale Community Club Update
Hi from Ferndale 4-H! Nathaniel Holmes reporting. Our January meeting was filled with dancing, harmonica playing, cheer-leading and a ventriloquist act! You guessed it, it was our talent show! We were very impressed with the members who got up and did their talent. Next up is our Valentine's party and leader cookie decorating contest. It is always a great time! See you next month!
~Nathaniel HolmesLaunch Image Gallery: February 2019 Club Pictures Ferndale
- Bridgeville Community Club Update
The meeting was called to order at 4:36 by Vice President Bethany. The flag salute was led by Evan. The 4-H pledge was led by Bethany.
Healthy Living Officer Report: was not present, but we did stretches on the floor, stretching the gluteus maximus and the gluteus medus. Bethany and her family volunteered to bring refreshments for the meeting in February.
Old Business: We discussed caroling and how much we liked it. We also liked going to the Ferndale Club Community Meeting and told the younger members what it was like.
Mini 4-H learned about maple seeds, seed dispersal, and planted maple tree seeds to take home. Some members made Mancala boards and played the two player turn-based strategy game. Damian, Mayla, Auri, Legion, Genevieve, Evan, Anora, Kayla, Troy, and Zoe were in attendance. On February 7th Mr. Mullan will lead a science activity for Mini 4-H from 3:15 to 4:15.
Table Top adventures met several times. Zoe, Cassidy, and Bethany played Outburst. Bethany played charades, everyone said they played a decathalon dice game with Mr. Mullan. Some even played Blokus and Moose in the House with Mr. Mullan at recess.
Paper Crafts is going to meet with Ms. Frieda on a day to be announced in February to create Valentine's Day cards for senior shut-ins in Fortuna. All 4-H members are invited to create cards to brighten those seniors' day.
Next Community Meeting is 4:30 p.m. on February 7, 2019. Brooke Entsminger will be acting Community Leader. Meeting adjourned at 5:02 p.m.
~Respectfully Submitted by Cassidy Sallee, substitute secretary for Sophia GlassLaunch Image Gallery: February 2019 Club Pictures Bridgeville
- Scholarship Opportunities!
April 1st Deadline for all three
Humboldt County Farm Bureau Scholarships for High School Seniors and first time College Applicants Farm Bureau Scholarship Application 2019
Redwood Region Logging Conference Heavy Equipment & Diesel Mechanics scholarships for graduating Seniors Diesel Mechanic and Operator Scholarship Application 2019
Redwood Region Logging Conference High School Forestry Scholarship Scholarship Application-High School Forestry 2019
You can also access these applications on either of these websites: www.humboldtcountyfarmbureau.com or www.rrlc.net.
1/21/19 - 1/25/19
- State 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Meeting
April 6 & 7, 2019 - Winton CA
The bi-annual State 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Meeting will be held at the Safety First Shooting Association in Merced County. Directions here. 4-H shooting sports leaders, teen leaders, county coordinators, and anyone interested are encouraged to attend this event. A variety of topics will be covered to include policies, program opportunities, information sharing and hands-on discipline events. 2019 Shooting Sports Leader Meeting Agenda
- Healthy Animals, Healthy People Workshop Series
In an effort to provide backyard livestock and poultry owners with the latest disease prevention and treatment information, the University of California Cooperative Extension and the School of Veterinary Medicine is hosting a series of workshops in Northern California titled Healthy Animals, Healthy People. These workshops will provide an opportunity for livestock and poultry owners to ask questions, raise concerns, and connect with each other, local veterinarians, and county farm advisors.
For the list of topics to be discussed and dates please visit the registration page.
- Club Leader Essentials Certification Course
Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:00a-3:00p
Register on-line by January 27, 2019
This certification course will give Club Leaders basic information that they need to provide leadership to their club. This course will help new Club Leaders understand their role, the lingo, programs and due dates, risk management, youth-adult partnership and outreach strategies. See flyer for details.
Club Leader Essentials Certification Course Flyer
- 2019 California 4-H State Archery Match
Nevada County is again hosting the state 4-H archery match. Entries are due to Nevada County by April 20, 2019. Details in the forms below.
2019 State 4-H Archery Match Rules
2019 State Archery Match Entry Form
- CPPA 2019 Show Pig Scholarship
The California Pork Producers Association (CPPA) Youth Committee is now accepting applications from breeders and junior members for the 2019 Show Pig Scholarship program.
A goal of the program to assist junior members with strong scholastic skills and have an interest in the swine industry who may not be financially able to purchase a show pig.
Applications are available on the CPPA website.
Deadline to apply is January 31, 2019.
- 2019 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition
Submission deadline: March 1, 2019
Essay Topic: Honey Varietals, State to State. Please see the complete competition details here: 2019 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition
- 2019 State Avian Bowl Qualifier
Saturday, February 23, 2019
The Greater California Society of Poultry Fanciers' Show
Fresno County Fairgrounds
The Avian Bowl State Qualifier is a knowledge bowl where contestants demonstrate their comprehensive knowledge of subject matter for several species of poultry, food safety, physiology, nutrition, eggs, and other related subjects.
For more information regarding the 2019 State Avian Bowl Qualifier, please visit the State Qualifiers for National Animal Science Events page.
1/7/19 - 1/11/19
- Registration is now open for the 35th Annual California 4-H (Mail In) Shooting Sports Match. All entry information and rules are provided. Entries must be postmarked by March 4, 2019.
35th Annual State 4-H Shooting Sports Match Rules
35th Annual State 4-H Shooting Sports Match Registration
35th Annual State 4-H Shooting Sports Match Letter
- 4-H Shooting Sports Training in San Jose, CA - Archery and Rifle
To find out more about this training please visit the registration page. Applications are due February 9, 2019.