Humboldt County 4-H Events
Ag Day: In conjunction with FFA, Ag Day provides an opportunity for 4-H members to learn about and experience the judging of conformation and/or quality of animals and ag related products.
Baby Week: National 4-H Week takes place in October and is celebrated in Humboldt County by recognizing the first baby born that week at Mad River Community Hospital, Redwood Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital. Baby items are donated by all of our local 4-H clubs and it is the chairman's responsibility to assemble three baskets with all the items and deliver them to the hospitals.
County Achievement Awards Ceremony: Held in October at the Lamb BBQ, the Awards Ceremony provides the opportunity for recognizing the outstanding work of 4-H members and leaders throughout the year. This is where the installation of new County Ambassadors for the year takes place as well.
Horse Camp: Held in July, Horse Camp provides an opportunity for 4-H members to come together for a camp-out including trail rides, educational sessions, and entertainment.
Horse Show: 4-H members are able to competitively demonstrate their horsemanship talents in English, Western, Gymkana and recreational classes during the Horse Show which takes place in March.
Humboldt County Fair Junior Livestock Auction: Two individuals for 4-H are selected to participate on the Auction Planning Committee of the Humboldt County Fair which is held in August. Their assignments are given by this committee. Their responsibility to 4-H is to keep the general membership informed and to represent 4-H interests.
Lamb BBQ / Dessert Auction: This is Humboldt County 4-H's largest, annual fund raising event which is usually held the first Sunday in October. The fundraiser supports the Fieg-Tucker Scholarship fund for graduating 4-H members with 45% of the funds raised and 55% goes to running the county program activities and events. The public is invited to come and eat our 4-H raised lamb, pork and goat prepared by 4-H chefs. The Dessert Auction is held in conjunction with the Lamb BBQ as an additional fundraiser where the funds raised also go to support the Fieg-Tucker Scholarship fund and general county 4-H fund. Each club provides at least two desserts for the dessert auction.
Large Animal Workshop: Held in April, this workshop provides an opportunity for 4-H members to learn about and/or expand their knowledge of sheep, beef, dairy, swine, goats and related animal products. The chairman selects the areas of information to be presented. This varies from year to year based on interests and needs. Examples on file.
Northcoast Youth Summit: Held at College of the Redwoods in March, this interactive conference is designed to increase the leadership skills of youth and adults and empower them to become agents of change in their world. Participants will learn what it takes to confidently enter leadership roles in the real world and will gain an understanding of the value of service in their communities. To visit the website go to Northcoast Youth Summit website.
Postal Shoot (American Trap): This event, which takes place in May, provides an opportunity for 4-H members to competitively demonstrate their skills relating to trap shooting in a controlled environment. This is a one day event where official scores are kept on a specified number of targets. Members compete in separate categories by age. Instruction may also be part of the event.
Poultry Show: The winter show, held in February, provides an opportunity for 4-H members to exhibit their animals for competition, thereby learning its confirmation faults. This event includes an opportunity for showmanship competition as well.
Presentation Day: Both County and Regional Presentation Day events provide opportunities for 4-H members to learn to express themselves in creative and effective ways. They have an opportunity to plan and present demonstrations, speeches, table top displays or skits. County Presentation Day is held in February, Regional Presentation Day is held in April and State Presentation Day is in May.
Project Field Day: All 4-H members, (Livestock and non-Livestock), have an opportunity to competitively demonstrate their skills in their project areas on this day. Members design and exhibit posters, prepare judging activities, or project action booths, plan menus and parties, and prepare their favorite foods. Guest speakers, educational sessions and entertainment may also be part of the event.
Rabbit/Cavy Show: This event provides an opportunity for 4-H members to exhibit their animal for competition, thereby learning its conformation faults. This event includes an opportunity for showmanship competition for older members as well.
STEM Expo: This Science, Technology, Engineering and Math event is held in April and features displays, booths, live presentations classes, a tree planting service project, and a team competition.
Summer Camp: This week long event provides an opportunity for 4-H members to come together for a camp-out including trail hikes, educational sessions, and entertainment. Summer Camp is usually held in July at Blue Slide Camp.
Tour of the Unknown Coast: Held in May this bicycle race is a fund raising opportunity for our County Program. This event is organized by an outside agency. Our 4-H responsibility is to organize volunteers to help staff the event, serve food, hand out medals, etc. For more information go to http://tuccycle.org/