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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.

Awards Night:  Held in September, the Awards Night provides the opportunity for recognizing the outstanding work of 4-H members and leaders throughout the year.  It is usually a potluck dinner, combined with an awards ceremony and member presentations.

Baby Week:  National 4-H Week takes place in October and is celebrated in Humboldt County by recognizing the first baby born that week. Plans are made prior to the event on what gifts to present to the baby.  In the past, each club presented a gift as well as created a quilt square. The making of the quilt is the chairman's responsibility.

Horse Camp: Held in July, Horse Camp provides an opportunity for 4-H members to come together for a campout 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. Applicants must apply through both the Fair and 4-H.

Lamb BBQ / Country 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-Tucket 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, goat and beef prepared by 4-H chefs. The auction is held in conjunction with the Lamb BBQ.  Items are donated by the clubs, or solicited by the event chairman, and a silent auction of all items is held to help raise funds for 4-H.

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 February, 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 www.ysummit.org

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.

SET Expo: This Science, Engineering & Technology event is held in April and features displays, booths, live presentations classes, a tree planting service project, and a team competition. Visit the SET Expo website at http://setexpo.community.officelive.com/default.aspx

Summer Camp: This weekend event provides an opportunity for 4-H members to come together for a campout including trail hikes, educational sessions, and entertainment. Summer Camp is usually held in August in Maple Creek.

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/

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