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Weekly Updates 6/22/2020 - 6/28/2020

Yearly Reminder: 4hOnline and ORB will shut off temporarily

Please note this reminder that access to 4hOnline and the Online Record Book systems will be turned off on June 29th at 12pm for program rollover. It is anticipated that access will be restored on July 1st.


Hold the Date: Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease and Strategies to Improve Biosecurity

Join Cooperative Extension Specialists from the University of California, Davis, for a webinar on RHD and biosecurity on THURSDAY, JUNE 25, at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. To register for the webinar, please link to: https://ucanr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvcuyrrDguHtcerQfa2FAvtpcN68xbaJpi

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) is a viral illness that is fatal. RHD infects wild and domesticated rabbits but does not affect human health. RHD, classified as a Foreign Animal Disease (FAD), was detected in February 2020 in the Southwestern United States. This is the third time since 2018 that RHD has been discovered in the United States.

Biosecurity refers to management practices used to reduce the risk of introducing disease-causing agents to a building, enclosure, or property. Improving biosecurity practices among individuals who raise and show rabbits is important to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus that causes RHD, as well as pathogens that cause other diseases.


6 Days Left to Download Previous Years ORB Info
Once it's gone it's gone! Please note these important dates:

  • June 29, 2020 - Last day to download and save previous years record books
  • July 1, 2020 - Record books for the 2020-2021 program year will only be available using the paper forms
  • July 1, 2020 - Access to ORB is only available to complete 2019-2020 record books
  • December 31, 2020 - Last day to download and save a copy of the 2019-2020 record book
  • January 1, 2021 - ORB permanently shut down with no access to historical data

See the ORB Sunset 2020 Support Page for more help and details. 


4-H is Building the Future You!
June 19 - July 19; Every Monday and Friday at 3:00pm
Location: Online
Cost: Free!
Details: http://lucas.osu.edu/futureyou

From Ohio State - 4-H Youth Development: Get tips and best practices for applying to college, resume building and preparing for a future job. Each week is a Career Ready SPIN Club meeting and a virtual field trip to either a factory or a college. As a bonus they are also hosting 2 Real Money, Real World virtual financial literacy programs. Open to ANYONE in grades 9-12. You do not have to be a 4-H member to join! Please share!


Ways 4-H Volunteers Can Support Youth When Not in Person
Are you finding ways to connect with your 4-H members? If this has been a struggle for you, Michigan 4-H has some resources and ideas to keep things going. Read the article on the MSU Extension website.


Weekly Updates 6/15/2020 - 6/21/2020

Hold the Date
June 25, 4:30-5:30pm

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease: What it is and what exhibitors can do!
You will receive current updated information; a fact sheet with educational materials; and supplemental resources. This is a virtual course.

Who should attend: Individuals who raise and show rabbits.

Presented by CE Specialists from UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Extension.

Additional information to follow soon!


Reminder: Goodbye to the Online Record Book
EVERYONE: Download your previous years' info by June 29th at noon!

REMINDER: 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.

Most questions can be answered by visiting the ORB Sunset Support page: https://ucanr.edu/sites/4horbhelp/ORB_Sunset_Support_Page/

Weekly Updates 6/8/2020 - 6/14/2020

Check out all that 4-H accomplished in the 2018-2019 annual report.

4-H girl and leader working on a project in the kitchen


20 Days Left to Download Previous Years ORB Info
Please take note of these important dates:

  • June 29, 2020 - Last day to download and save previous years record books
  • July 1, 2020 - Record books for the 2020-2021 program year will only be available using the paper forms
  • July 1, 2020 - Access to ORB is only available to complete 2019-2020 record books
  • December 31, 2020 - Last day to download and save a copy of the 2019-2020 record book
  • January 1, 2021 - ORB permanently shut down with no access to historical data

See the ORB Sunset 2020 Support Page for more help and details. 


Record Books During Social Isolation
Answers to your record book questions can be found on the State 4-H record book web page.


  1. Video and document with tips on meeting 4-H club and project requirements with virtual learning, and how to record them.
  2. Video and slide deck that helps you decide how best to host both Club and County Record Book Evaluations/Competitions
  3. Considerations such as unknowns, inequitable access to tools, and reducing stress on families
  4. Star Rand Achievements
  5. Evaluation/Competition Recommendations—guidance regardless of how you decide to complete evaluations
  6. Options for collecting signatures
  7. Options for submitting books: email, scanned, drop-off
  8. Options to evaluate virtual independently, virtual small group, in-person after Safe at Home lifted
  9. Supports provided by Statewide Incentives & Recognition Advisory Committee


Become a Civic Engagement Officer!
As you can see from the 2018-19 Annual Report, Community Service Projects increased by 116%! With all the masks, face shields, and other acts of service that 4-H'ers are providing to their communities during this time, this is a growing part of 4-H.

Can you be a Civic Engagement Officer? Find out more on the Youth Officers page of the State 4-H website.


A Wellness Webinar Recording Now Available
"Creating an Oasis for Yourself and Others" webinar recording is now available on the California 4-H at Home website!

Weekly Updates 6/1/2020 - 6/7/2020

Bridgeville 4-H Community Club Update
"Bridgeville 4-H is sponsoring a poster contest for kindergarten through grade 12. Design a poster using the Theme: “The 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower: Rise and Shine for New Opportunities in a New Land.”. Original art work by an individual only, not from other sources. Art generated on the computer using clip art, cut and paste technique, or scanned images is not allowed. Minimum size: 8½” by 11”. Maximum size: 22” by 28”. Prizes and certificates will be awarded by the Eel River Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Entries are Due November 1, 2020. But can be turned in early. They can be mailed to 177 Wilder Road, Carlotta, CA 95528 or put in the 4-H Box in the Bridgeville School Office. Please contact: Ms. Mullan through Humboldt County 4-H if you have any questions. If you are interested in writing or other creative ways to address the theme, please check out the Bridgeville 4-H Facebook page.
Thanks! Virginia"


Attention All Livestock Families:
Any 4-H, FFA, Grange or Independent member that chose to sell their animal privately (outside of the Redwood Youth Livestock Sale 2020) and needs to have that animal processed, you will need to have your animal at Redwood Meat on Sunday, June 21, 2020. You MUST deliver that animal to Redwood Meat that day between 11-12, as Redwood Meat is limited on space and time. If you do not bring in your animal at this time and date you will not be able to have it processed through Redwood Meat and will need to make other arrangements.

ALL animals that were either privately sold OR through the Redwood Youth Livestock 2020 sale must be show ready upon delivery to Redwood Meat. This means your lambs need to be sheared, goats clipped, hogs & steers are good as is. Redwood Meat CANNOT process the animals otherwise and your animal will not be accepted.

Any questions please call Kevin at (707) 496-7646

Your animal must be ear tagged and clearly marked with paperwork stating it is a private animal sale. Your paperwork must include the following information:
-Owner name, address and phone number.
-Name, address and phone number of buyer.
-Who is covering the slaughter & cut/wrap costs. -Where the animal is being sent to for processing.
-(2) copies your Bill of Sale.


Every exhibitor needs to bring written thank you cards in addressed envelopes with postage for each card as follows - You WILL NOT receive your sale check until cards are turned in. NO EXCEPTIONS:

Rabbits - 2 thank you cards
Pigs - 4 thank you cards
Steers - 3 thank you cards
Lambs - 4 thank you cards
Goats- 4 thank you cards

Lastly, we would like to ask all kids who are selling through the Redwood Youth Livestock Sale 2020 to participate in a virtual livestock show that is being set up. A 60-90 second video will need to be submitted- more details to follow shortly. There will be awards!


Volunteers Needed for Virtual Summer Code Camp
Are you a Computer Science enthusiast? Do you like to teach or facilitate activities for youth?

The California 4-H Computer Science Pathway Team is planning a Virtual Summer Code Camp, and needs your help! We are seeking energetic adult and youth volunteers who would like to lead one or more of the following:

1) Fun Icebreakers and Games
2) Two one-hour coding lessons each day
3) Group Sharing and Reflection

The camp will be one week long, from July 27th - 31st, 10:00am - 2:30pm. Sign up to volunteer as a youth or adult for Virtual Code Camp here: ucanr.edu/codecampvolunteer. Volunteer registration is due June 10th.

Questions? Email Evelyn Rumsby at erumsby@ucanr.edu.

Youth registration opens on June 8th, save the date!


Join the California 4-H Management Board
Apply by June 12th!

If you are a 4-H member or volunteer age 16 or older and you're looking for an impactful way to grow the 4-H program, you should apply to join the Executive Team of the California 4-H Management Board!

The Management Board runs the four California 4-H Youth Summits every year, and is the group that took Area Presentation Days online statewide in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive Team is the group that leads the Management Board. They keep things running smoothly throughout the year as the Director team delivers 4-H programs, and they keep the group aligned on their overall strategy. See the full role description.

The Executive Team has three members, and this year's selected applicant will be joining two deeply experienced 4-H volunteers returning to the team. We especially want youth to apply.

Read more about the Management Board on their webpage, including their annual plan of work and lots of other background.


The 4-H Election Project
Our 4-H youth are taking the lead on using technology to create new ways to do things! On the California 4-H Grown blog, you can read the story of Mia and Millie from Sonoma County 4-H, who created a Virtual Election Process that was not only online, but also included ways for club members to participate offline as well. They're ready to share what they've learned with other 4-H clubs who want to hold virtual elections too!


California is Free of Virulent Newcastle Disease
Details on the CDFA press release.


Vision 2020 SLC is Going Virtual July 24-26
"While we had hoped that State Leadership Conference would be able to be held this summer to continue the tradition of teaching Leadership skills with a hands-on experience, it’s become clear the impact of COVID-19 will continue to be felt for the foreseeable future and that large gatherings should not be held. Based on the advice of health experts and the continued guidance issued by the Governor and University of California leadership, we have decided to move State Leadership Conference to a virtual format. The health and safety of our 4-H members and volunteers are our number one priority.

The State Ambassadors and the members of State Leadership Conference planning team are working diligently to create an engaging and interactive on-line experience. Schedule and registration will be announced within the next few weeks. Thank you for your support!"
Excerpt from the State Newsletter

Weekly Updates 5/25/2020 - 5/31/2020

The 4-H Virtual Coding Project 2.0
Learn more and register at the 4-H Coding Project website.
Sessions begin June 1st.


Help Finding Low Cost Internet
In response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on society, multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have made updates to their low-cost internet service programs to ensure individuals and families stay connected to the internet during this challenging time. Visit everyoneon.org/findoffers.


2020 Virtual 4-H Color Me Green Clover Run/Walk
Hosted by Santa Clara County 4-H
Anyone from anywhere can participate! Visit the registration page for more details.

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!

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!

Weekly Updates 4/20/2020 - 4/26/2020
  • 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.
Weekly Updates 4/13/2020 - 4/19/2020
  • Live with Kelly and Dorina
    Live with Kelly and Dorina

    Hello 4-H Community! We know you're still trying to settle into new routines and we want you to know that we're still here and we're ready to help! Every Tuesday from 1-2pm Dorina and Kelly are "in the office" virtually.

    Do you have questions about reaching your project hours, how to hold club or project meetings in a distance based mode, or are you having trouble even figuring out the first step of how to continue with 4-H? This is a great opportunity to ask those questions and get direction! Plus a little socializing at a distance is nice too.

    Join the weekly meeting here: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/156851748
    Meeting ID: 156 851 748
    One tap mobile
    +16699006833,,156851748# US (San Jose)

  • Bridgeville 4-H Community Club Update
    "We went on a bike ride on December 6th and rode bikes in Eureka. We learned about the bay from the volunteers that were with us. We got to stop and see the birds in the bay with binoculars. We also had a Bike Rodeo on January 20th at Bridgeville School. We got to make our own obstacle course and we raced through Ms. Mullan's obstacle course. We got to ride down the hill at Bridgeville School. The man from Sport and Cycle in Fortuna came out and repaired four bicycles. The Bike Rodeo ended at 2:00 p.m. and then we had our meeting and the Kiwanis Spaghetti Tickets were handed out. Our next meeting was at Bear River Recreation Center and for our program we went bowling, played games, and laser tag. The Spaghetti Feed has been postponed but we have started having Zoom meetings."
    ~Myla Kirk, Club Reporter

    The priority for 4-H is ensuring the safety of the young people in the 4-H program, their families, and our community. This event will be moved to a virtual format (with a few contests being cancelled). The planning team is preparing materials and event structures to use virtually.
    Find out more at the State Field Day site: https://ucanr.edu/sites/sfd/

    Virtual contests - Register by May 13
    Virtual State Presentation Day (May 18-31)
    Virtual Interview Contest
    Virtual Photography Contest
    Virtual Robotics Contest (May 30)
    Virtual Film Festival
    Virtual Plant Science

    Canceled contests
    State Fashion Revue
    Judging Contest
    Entomology Contest
    Livestock Quiz Bowl
    Outdoor Booths

  • FREE Virtual 4-H Volunteer Conference!
    Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a FREE one day virtual 4-H Volunteer Conference. There will be 11 fantastic sessions, including Creating & Adapting Programming for Virtual Delivery, Horsemanship Skills, and Recruiting & Keeping Teens Involved in Your Programming. For more information please click HERE.

    Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020

    Location: All sessions will be offered through Zoom, and will be accessible online or via telephone.

    Register online: https://forms.gle/zr2zLM84xvtiUoU89

  • Each session will be recorded, and those registered will receive access to all recordings.


Weekly Updates 4/6/2020 - 4/12/2020
  • Check the State 4-H website regularly for updates on State and National events
    Changes to State and National 4-H Events as of 03302020

  • 4-H & Project Learning Tree
    Weekly 1 hour sessions starting at 3pm beginning April 7. No materials needed - just register to receive the link to join in your email.

    Are you in 5th-8th grade and looking for something new that can expand your learning experiences?

    Are you interested in the natural world?

    Do you like to explore new places and new things?

    Are you ready to get outside and explore?

    CA 4-H and CA Project Learning Tree are pairing up to host weekly Zoom sessions that include an independent exploration where you will be the explorer and head outdoors to complete a challenge based upon the award winning material of Project Learning Tree.

  • Register for California Focus by May 13th
    Registration is still open for Cal Focus! The deposit fee and cancellation policy has been waived for this event, due to these uncertain times.

    You should still register if you are interested in participating in this unique state government-focused event. Registered participants will be notified FIRST of any changes to this event, or any adjustment to its format.

    California Focus
    June 19 - 23, 2020
    State Capitol, Sacramento, CA

    California Focus is only held in even years.

    Experience state government in action by participating in the legislative, political, and judicial processes. California Focus combines hands-on participation in workshops, debates, simulations, tours, and fun activities.

Weekly Updates 3/30/2020 - 4/5/2020


Redwood Acres Fair Press Release

Curriculum & Virtual Field Trips

  • Livestock Learning Online Series
    Starts April 9th at 7pm, every Monday and Thursday
    Click here for the schedule and registration

    An exciting opportunity for all you livestock youth! Join us for an online series of Livestock Learning! We will cover many topics throughout the next few weeks.

    Meetings will take place on Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. You must pre-register for this event to get the link to join in the meetings.

    We have some amazing guest speakers coming to talk including staff from Sullivan's Supply, a Livestock Judging team coach, a board member from MJLS and many more!
Weekly Updates 3/16/2020 - 3/29/2020

4-H Project Curriculum Available

Check 4-H State homepage for updates

Note on Purchasing Fair Animals 2020

Weekly Updates 3/9/2020 - 3/15/2020
  • Miranda 4-H Community Club Update
    "Miranda 4-H club has been doing well this last month. We sent off cards to the local rest home and had a very successful Valentine’s Day bake sale. A few meetings ago we elected a new quartermaster. Shade Hughston has been doing well and we hope he continues on next year.
    Some of the older members of Miranda 4-H are getting ready for the end of their last year and are spending their time applying for scholarships and helping train new officers.

    We had a wonderful meeting last Tuesday and had some delicious corn beef and mashed potatoes that were prepared by the cooking club. We also had a fun game at the end of the meeting where we used marshmallows and spaghetti to make towers and see who could make the tallest.

    Many of our members that are part of the horse project have earned lots of ribbons. We are also proud to announce that many members of the Hunters Safety project have received their licences.

    Some of our members are already signing up for NYS and are looking forward to it.

    Several of our Blacksmithing Project members have gotten the opportunity to help set up and take down the California State Blacksmithing Conference that is coming up.

    Miranda 4-H is ready for an exciting month and we hope to see other 4-H clubs at the events we plan to attend."
    ~Malachi Church, Club Reporter

  • Summer Camp 2020
    Camp Announcement 2020

  • "Pay It Fourward" with JOANN Fabric
    JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores & 4-H are inspiring more kids to create, make and learn by doing. Now through April 30, stop by your local JOANN store to "Pay It Fourward" by donating $1 or $4 at the registers! If you donate $4, you'll receive a coupon for a future purchase. Visit the 4-H and JOANN web page to learn more.

  • 2020 Northcoast Youth Summit Cancelled
    Our top priority is the health and safety of our community and the public at large. In light of the concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Northcoast Youth Summit (NYS) Planning Committee has decided to cancel the 2020 NYS. We plan to have a 2021 NYS so please look for updates next year.

  • 4-H Youth In Action Awards
    Open to youth age 15-19. Deadline to apply is 4/27/2020.
    The 4-H Youth in Action Awards celebrate True Leaders who are making a positive impact on their community in the areas of Agriculture, Civic Engagement, Healthy Living, and STEM. Share your story by applying for the 2021 awards. Learn more on the 4-H Youth in Action Awards page.

  • Reminder When Purchasing Rabbits
    If you are planning to show rabbits this year at fair and are purchasing from out of area, be sure to check if RHD is present in the area before purchasing. Visit the WSDA webpage about Rabbit Disease and see the CDFA's pdf on RHD.
Weekly Updates 3/2/2020 - 3/8/2020
  • 4-H Calendar of Events for March and April

  • Fortuna 4-H Community Club Update
    "In the month of February our club participated in a lot of fun things. We delivered center pieces and valentines cards to the senior citizens and some people in our club from the Pygmy goat group and rabbit group went to the citrus state fair in Cloverdale. We had a club presentation day at our February club meeting. We learned how to do the egg in a bottle, how to plant a flower bulb, the life of agriculture, and how 4-h can change your life in a good way. Which we are practicing for the county presentation day on March 15 from 8:30-12:30We Also talked about the biggest fundraiser of the year the spaghetti feed and the bake sale and who would like to chair the events which will be on March 22 at the fortuna veterans hall."
    ~Emma Brito, Club Reporter

  • Ferndale 4-H Community Club Update
    "It was 7 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, when we fired up the griddle and started cracking eggs while other members and volunteers were mixing the pancake batter and heating up the ham. The doors opened at 8 a.m. and many people filed in with happy faces to support our Ferndale 4-H club. It was a huge success and we are very thankful for the support of our families and community. A big shout-out to our amazing volunteers and parents as well…we wouldn’t be able to do this event without you!

    In addition to the pancake breakfast, we held our monthly meeting where we had an entertaining limbo contest. Taylor Collenberg and Fallon Bullan were the big winners. Our meeting was followed by our annual Valentine’s Day card contest and party, chaired by Malela Fulton and Robert Boynton. Congratulations to the winners for the card contest! Valerie Alvarado placed first while Gianna Regli and Regan Russ received 2nd and 3rd. Valentine’s Day cards were delivered to senior citizens on Valentine’s Day. In addition, members were able to participate in the kissing booth. It was great fun watching members try to kiss a goat! As a friendly reminder: If you haven’t turned in your pancake breakfast tickets and/or money, please do so as soon as possible."
    ~Gianna Regli, Club Reporter

  • Prevent Fraud in 2020
    Prevent fraud 2020

  • Freshwater 4-H Community Club Update
    "Within the last month Freshwater 4-H has been doing quite a lot, staring with collecting can goods and delivering them to the Eureka Mission. Last meeting we had a visit by Guide Dogs for the Blind, asking if anyone would like to raise a guide puppy. Valentines Day Cards were delivered on the 9th and 10th of February. The Bicycle Group biked at Newton B.Drury Scenic Parkway last month and the Rifle Group went on a Field Trip to Ballistic Precision. Mini 4H made play dough while the Horseless Project Group watched a presentation on a horse and a pony and learned about equipment for horses. The Blue Ox Stained Glass Project Group created beautiful masterpieces. The Field Trip Group went swimming at Arcata Pool and the Fiber Arts Group made scarfs by knitting, weaving, crocheting, and finger knitting."
    ~Faith Hedin, Club Reporter

  • 4-H Horse Show in Santa Clara County
    Sunday, April 5th
    Thorson's Arena in Morgan Hill
    Entries must be postmarked by March 20, 2020
    Please see the event flyer for more information.

Weekly Updates 2/24/2020 - 3/1/2020
  • Zoom Webinars: Livestock Selection "From the eyes of a producer"
    Are there any 4-H Youth interested in a livestock selection workshop? Come learn from these great producers (Joe Hobbs, Dusty Cain, & Ryan Page) what to look for when selecting your next prospect project. These free workshops are delivered via zoom, so you can watch it from the comforts of your home. Provided by Wyoming 4-H. Register by going to: https://wyoming4h.formstack.com/forms/livestock_selection

  • 4-H STEM Lab Survey
    Have you visited the 4-H STEM Lab? How can 4-H make it a better experience for you and your kids? Take the 4-H STEM Lab survey today to share your opinion. Eligible respondents will receive a $10 Amazon eGift card! Survey: http://bit.ly/3a9J5TY

  • Tractor Supply Co Spring Paper Clover
    April 29 - May 10, 2020

    Paper clover sales are higher in stores with 4-H'ers onsite! Clubs can start reaching out to their local Tractor Supply store about scheduling time to set up a display in-store or outside.

    The Paper Clover fundraiser supports sending kids to 4-H camp and leadership conferences, such as the State Leadership Conference.

Weekly Updates 2/17/2020 - 2/23/2020
  • 2020 4-H Western Heritage Workshop
    Must be paid and registered by April 3rd

    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 the Old West from the period of 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.

  • Manna Pro Horse & 4-H Photo Contest
    Calling All Champions! Join Manna Pro Horse in celebrating the champion in all 4-H'ers by sharing your favorite 4-H photo. Upload your photos to the Manna Pro website. EVERY entry gets $50 in coupons.

  • Workshop: Backstage Pass - Fun with a Purpose

Fun with a Purpose Flyer

  • California Focus
    June 19-23, 2020
    State Capitol, Sacramento, CA

    California Focus is only held in even years - don't miss it, or you'll have to wait for 2022 to attend. Check out this youtube video showing what you can expect this year!

    Experience state government in action by participating in the legislative, political, and judicial processes. California Focus combines hands-on participation in workshops, debates, simulations, tours, and fun activities. See the California Focus event page for more details!


Weekly Updates 2/10/2020 - 2/16/2020
  • Humboldt County Presentation Day
    Humboldt County Presentation Day has been set for Sunday, March 15th from 8:30am - 12:30pm at Fortuna High School. The deadline to register is March 6th and you can do so by filling out the online registration form.
    If there are any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to the 4-H Office at 707-445-7351.

  • Freshwater 4-H Community Club Update
    "Hello once again 4-H members, we are in the middle of winter now and Freshwater 4-H has been quite busy. On January 8th many people showed up for a record book meeting, and later that week four members started new blue ox projects. Freshwater 4-H members volunteered at Food for People helped by sorting through christmas donations, packing bags of groceries for seniors and sorted through canned and packaged items. We made valentine cards, soon to be delivered. Project groups: Cooking group made popcorn in a bag, cheese balls with pecans, hummus, meatballs and deviled eggs. Mini 4-h had lots of fun making science experiments and the field trip group went roller skating. The photography group took pics at Klopp lake and the groat group met at redwood acres to learn about how to take care of baby goats. The rifle group will go on a field trip to Ballistic Precision on February 1st."
    ~Faith Hedin, Club Reporter

SLC July 23-26

    Hello 4-H Clubs! Please take a moment to review the following regarding 4-H fundraising and be sure you are compliant with 4-H Policy.

    • Any raising or use of funds by a 4-H unit [club]...must be for the purpose of furthering the research and education goals of the 4-H Youth Development Program
    • 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

    Many more guidelines regarding fundraising can be found in Chapter 9 of the UC 4-H Policy Manual under "Financial Management". http://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Policies/Chapter9/#VII
    If you have any questions please let us at the County 4-H Office know 707-445-7351. Thank you.

  • 2020 Northcoast Youth Summit Registration is Live!

  • 2020 State Avian Bowl Qualifier
    Saturday, April 25, 2020, 11am
    Picadilly Inn Airport Hotel, Fresno

    Registration forms must be postmarked or faxed by April 10, 2020.
    NOTE: Please see the January newsletter by Dr. Francine Bradley for updates on qualifiers for the Avian Bowl, as well as links to other poultry shows and resources on the UC Davis Avian website.
    The 4-H Poultry Showmanship guide written by Dr. Bradley is used for 4-H poultry competitions.
Weekly Updates 2/3/2020 - 2/9/2020
  • Fortuna 4-H Community Club Update
    "Happy 2020! Hope all you guys had a good Christmas break. Our club had our first club meeting of the new year on January 9th. We talked about old business and one of my favorite things was hearing about what a great job some of our members did helping put up the flags for Veterans Day. Our gardening club made valentines centerpieces to be delivered to some local care homes. This month our cooking club made homemade pizzas...Yum ! At the February community meeting, we will be doing club presentations to get ready for the County Club Presentation Day . After our meeting for January we decorated some ginger bread houses and then we ate them of course! Reporting for Fortuna 4H, Emma Brito"
    Launch Image Gallery: January 2020 Fortuna     

  • Ferndale 4-H Community Club Update
    "At our January club meeting, 4-H members and leaders entertained us with their many talents in our annual talent show. Some of the club leaders kicked off the show with their synchronized swimming routine while our officer team performed a lip sync to some fun songs. Some of the highlights performed by our members included karate, ukulele, violin, ventriloquist, rapping, and playing the harmonica while hula hooping. Awards were given to first place winner Madison Hagemann who gave a demonstration of karate, second place Ellise Sutherland who sang “Deep in the Heart of Texas” while playing her ukulele, and third place Gianna Regli who played the violin to “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” music. Thank you to all who participated and stay tuned…“America’s Got Talent”, here we come! Also, at the meeting, we collected animal food for our annual pet food drive. Donations will be delivered to Miranda’s Animal Rescue. Pancake Breakfast tickets were handed out to all members at the meeting. Our only fundraiser of the year will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, from 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Veteran’s Hall in Ferndale. Please get out and sell your tickets to help our club! That’s it for now and I look forward to seeing you all at the Pancake Breakfast!"
    ~Gianna Regli, Club Reporter
    Launch Image Gallery: January 2020 Ferndale      

  • The Exhibit Application for the 2020 4-H Field Day is now available!
    The State 4-H Field Day Team is looking for departments, faculty, 4-H clubs, projects, countywide groups, and organizations that can set up an exhibit during this important day for our youth. Exhibits are a great opportunity to share knowledge, interact with youth and adults, and engage people in new activities. Exhibits could include games, hands-on activities, community service crafts, informative booths, etc.
    Apply for an exhibit or to get more information on the Exhibit Application.
    For any questions contact 4hsfd@ucanr.edu.

  • 4-H Calendar of Events Feb-March 2020

  • Equine Field Day
    February 8, 2020 at Modesto Jr. College Ag Pavillion

    Who should go: 4-H horse leaders, 4-H members, parents and all horse enthusiasts.

    What to expect: In this annual educational event, you will learn from interactive workshops led by clinicians in different areas. Information shared supports curriculum and information covered in 4-H Horse proejcts.

    Learn more on the 4-H Equine Field Day website.

  • 2020 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition
    The 2020 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition is open to active 4-H members only. See the competition details.

    Please email your essay to Gemma Miner at gmminer@ucanr.edu by March 13, 2020

    2020 Essay Topic: Overwintering: Bee Survival through the Cold Season

    Honey bees have developed special skills to overwinter in the United States. Please discuss one of these skills and then include a discussion about what you do to prepare your hives for winter. Include a photo of one of your hives, either using infrared technology or showing winter wrap, hay bales, special feeders, etc. to demonstrate how you prepare your hives for winter.