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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.

2022-2023 4-H Online 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.

To view updates from previous months please visit the Archived Weekly Updates page.

Weekly Updates 12/5/2022 - 12/11/2022
Ferndale 4-H Community Club Update
"In November, Ferndale 4-H had their pot luck meeting. We had Randall Cady talk about why we should celebrate Veterans day. Then we had an amazing meal with a lot of options. Then we went through all the business stuff. All the officers went through their great monthly reports. After we went through the business stuff we did the new member initiation and all the new members got a pen and a new record book cover to keep all their records for the year and maybe for more years. After we got that done we played simon says with our Healthy Living officer Arkana. The officer team hopes that everyone had an amazing time at our Thanksgiving pot luck!"
~ Alexandra Griffith, Reporter
The Humboldt County Fair Jr Livestock Board is taking applications for membership!
Jana Pimentel can answer any questions via email at janapimentel22@gmail.com. Applications for Jr Livestock Board are due 12/11/22 by 11:59pm.
Freshwater 4-H Community Club Update
"Freshwater 4-H had the monthly meeting. We collected food for two Thanksgiving baskets and delivered them to Freshwater school. We also collected canned food and coats for a local organization. The members played a game of limbo and they had to eat a carrot when crossing. This month, we had two project meetings: sheep and swine."
~ Leonardo Freitas, Reporter
Launch Image Gallery: Freshwater November 2022  
Cute crochet pumpkins from Fortuna 4-H Club hand crafts project!
Launch Image Gallery: Fortuna Hand Crafts   
Enrollment Giveaway
Humboldt 4-H Enrollment Giveaway 2022
We did it again! Everyone in Humboldt who enrolled by the re-enrollment deadline (November 28, 2022) was entered into a drawing. Those who enrolled sooner had more chances to win! The four Humboldt County 4-H winners have been emailed. So check your emails and respond to Dorina to claim your $20 gift card!
Hydesville 4H Community Club Update
"Our club held our annual desert auction at our November club meeting. We had a great turn out with many members bringing in their families and other community members to bid on lots of delicious treats. All proceeds will be donated to to our local Santa’s Sleigh Program put on by Fortuna Volunteer Department. Our club raised $2,500."
~ Paisley Jackson, Club Reporter

Humboldt County 4-H Facebook

Humboldt 4-H Calendar
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Weekly Updates 11/28/22 - 12/4/22

Webinar time changed to 7pm

Due to popular demand, we have changed the times for the Spark Achievement webinars to 7pm. Please RSVP to join us to learn how the new program will replace the Star Ranking system. The Spark Achievement Program is the first phase, for new and Junior 4-H'ers to get started on earning achievement pins!



2x Double Your Impact

We’re thankful that all donations to 4-H will be matched $ for $ through #GivingTuesday (11/29). Double the life-changing 4-H experiences for ALL kids.



5 ways to give to 4-H

Supporting organizations you care about is what #GivingTuesday is all about. 5 ways you can give to CA 4-H:

  1. Sign up to be a volunteer!
  2. Volunteer on a State Advisory Committee and share your experience to improve the 4-H program.
  3. Donate to a California 4-H club, county or Forever 4-H program
  4. Lead a project or event
  5. Tell others about how great 4-H is!

How will you participate?



Character and Confidence

California 4-H alumni share the impact of 4-H:
93% said 4-H helped them develop character
96% said 4-H fostered their sense of responsibility
94% said 4-H boosted their confidence
Join and Support at 4h.ucanr.edu!



“When they sell these animals, they’re 100% investing in their college expenses.” In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, we met with 4-H Leader and Mom, Rochelle during Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock, AZ. Rochelle sees 4-H as a tool to teach kids life skills and an opportunity to invest in their own future. Learn more about the how the Navajo Nation 4-H Program is using 4-H programs to create #Opportunity4All by visiting the Native American Heritage Month 4-H page.


Thanks for giving

THANK YOU for a successful Giving Tuesday! We're grateful for your support as we work together to make a stronger California!



California 4-H alumni share the impact of 4-H:
84% said 4-H helped them succeed in their career
94% said 4-H helped them develop practical life skills
93% said 4-H supported them in becoming independent
Join and Support at 4h.ucanr.edu!


Miranda 4-H Community Club Update
Redheaded Blackbelt shared a great article from Sawyer McMahan, Miranda 4H Club's Reporter!
Miranda 4-H also held a Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive. Pictured is chairperson Leia C. delivering the food to the local food pantry. The club also made Thanksgiving cards for the SkilledNursing Facility residents & home bound seniors who get meals delivered from the Healy Senior Center.
Miranda November
Weekly Updates 11/21/22 - 11/27/22

Did you forget to complete your 4-H enrollment online?

Sign Up for 4-H Now / Make Sure You Completed Enrollment
There's still time to finish enrollment! Log on to 4-H Online and make sure it says "approved" next to your enrollment status! If you have any questions, feel free to call the Humboldt 4-H office at 707-445-7351.



List of webinar dates

4-H Transitioning from the Star Ranking System
We continue to Make the Best Better! This year, we are starting a new way to recognize and encourage 4-H’ers to grow their experiences and skills. The Spark Achievement Program is the first phase of transitioning from the Star Ranking system.

- Simple checklist for achievement levels.
- Motivate youth to try new projects & activities.
- Built-in opportunities for teen mentorship
We’re starting slowly with this new program for 4-H’ers who haven’t done Star Ranks before, such as New and Junior 4-H’ers. Join a webinar to learn how this new program works so your club can increase participation in different types of projects and help youth find their sparks.
  • Club & Project Leaders
    December 1, 7pm
    December 5, 7pm

  • For all 4-H'ers
    December 13, 7pm

  • New & Junior 4-H families
    December 19, 7pm




3 ways to thaw a turkey

3 Ways to Thaw a Turkey
If you didn't start thawing your turkey in the refrigerator in time for it to fully defrost, here are your options:

On the day you plan to cook it, you can use the cold water method or microwave. BUT - you can also cook it frozen, although it will take longer to cook. Be safe! For more information, visit fsis.udsa.gov



Explorers of the Deep

If you're interested in this activity, let us know at the Humboldt 4-H Office so we can order this! 

From 4-H
STEM beginners welcome! No prior experience needed to be a part of the 4-H STEM Challenge Explorers of the Deep. Each challenge activity is simple to facilitate and perfect for thinkers and explorers ages 8-14. Be part of the 4-H STEM Challenge!
Thanks to our sponsors Bayer U.S. Crop Science, Corteva Agriscience, and Nickelodeon.
4-H Teen Leader working hands on with a 4-H youth member

You believe in the power of 4-H youth. So do we.
Join us for #GivingTuesday November 29 and make a gift to support the next generation of leaders in California.
Spark Achievement program
4-H Club & Project Leaders: learn about the first phase in our transition from the Star Ranking system: the Spark Achievement Program! This first phase is for 4-H’ers who haven’t done Star Ranks before, such as New and Junior 4-H’ers.
- Motivate youth to try new projects & activities.
- Recognize achievements with new achievement pins!
- Simple checklist for achievement levels.
Giving Tuesday 4-H
Double Your Donation on Giving Tuesday!
Thanks to the generosity of donors to the California 4-H Foundation, up to $50,000 of donations will be matched, starting at 12:00 am November 29, 2022. Set your alarm so you can wake up and give!
New or Junior 4-H Family

The new Spark Achievement Program helps New and Junior 4-H'ers find their spark and encourages them to try new things. This is the first phase of the transition from the Star Ranking system. Join one of our webinars to find out why other families are excited about this new program! RSVP for a webinar on Nov. 15 at 7pm or Dec. 19 at 7pm
Weekly Updates 11/7/22 - 11/20/22

Native American 4-H youth member wearing many pieces of turquoise jewelry

4-H celebrates the resilience of Native American youth and Tribal communities. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth



Details of archery workshop written out

Shooting Sports Archery Workshop
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Redding, CA - Straight Arrow Bowhunters Club

A Shooting Sports Archery Workshop has been scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in Redding, California at the Straight Arrow Bowhunters Club. This is a hybrid workshop that requires completion of online learning modules prior to attending the hands-on practical training at the range. Space is limited to 20 participants. For full details or to register, please visit the Archery Registration page.



CDFA Animal Care Program (prop 12)
The CDFA has created a new website for their Animal Care Program (prop 12). Check it out!



Arcata Bottom 4-H Community Club Update
“Arcata Bottom Participated in Pastels on the Plaza early in the month with Kayleigh Minor chairing the event. The Livestock Groups had their 1st meeting discussing the choosing of project animals, cost & basic needs for each livestock project. The club had a costume contest & pulled pork bbq dinner at the October Community Club Meeting, with officers handing out prizes for best costumes. Arcata Bottom will be holding an online Facebook dessert auction fundraiser from November 7-10, more details will be on the club Facebook page, proceeds will go to north coast childrens services sock & shoe drive. The next community club meeting will be held on November 14th, 6:30pm at Pacific Union School.”
- Chloe Simon, Club Reporter

Arcata Bottom October 2022

Launch Image Gallery: Arcata Bottom October 2022  



Hydesville 4-H Community Club Update
"Our club participated in the annual 4-H Lamb BBQ. Many members showed up to wash and cook the potatoes that were needed for the Lamb BBQ.”
- Paisley Jackson, Club Reporter

Launch Image Gallery: Hydesville October 2022 



4-H youth dressed in Halloween costumes lined up for the picture

Ferndale 4-H Community Club Update
“On October 13th, 2022, Ferndale 4-H had their Halloween meeting. At this meeting we all had fun. But before the fun began, we went through all of important stuff. Our president Gianna Regli went through the initiation of Claire Renner and Elise Sutherland for historian and quartermaster. She had all the officers give reports. Also, the group leaders talked about when the next meeting was for that project. After the meeting was over we had a fun Halloween party. There were dirt cups, candy, the carved pumpkins, and a pumpkin throwing game. We also had a costume contest. We all hope everyone had a great time!”
- Alexandra Griffith, Club Reporter

Weekly Updates 10/24/22 - 11/6/22

4-H youth summit needs you! Youth facilitators, discussion leaders, workshop enthusiasts, reflection experts

Are you a youth leader? A mentor? Curious about 4-H leadership at the state level? 4-H Youth Summit 2023 is underway and WE NEED YOU! 4-H youth facilitators, ages 14-19, who are sparked about leading group reflections and being role models for younger 4-H members. Learn more and sign up for these Youth Summit opportunities.



Adults who have worked in paid and/or volunteer positions in the youth fields within the last 5 years should complete the survey.
Millions of professionals and volunteers work with young people every day in the many settings where youth play, learn, and grow outside of the school day. Yet, we have little collective information about this essential workforce.
We want to know more about those who are still in the youth fields and those who left, so that we can explore, define, and elevate this collective workforce and their work with youth. The information from the Power of Us Workforce Survey can also lead to action, informing policy, practice, and further research to better support the workforce.
We believe that if we know more, we can do more.
The Power of Us Workforce Survey is administered by the American Institutes for Research (AIR), an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally.
Weekly Updates 10/17/22 - 10/23/22

New Adult Volunteer Orientation
Tonight, October 19th, is the second Humboldt 4-H New Adult Volunteer Orientation of the year! This orientation is being held for adults completing the Humboldt County 4-H Adult Volunteer Appointment Process. Attendance is a required step. It will be held tonight from 6-7:30 at the County Office. See you there!



Colt challenge

Devil's Garden Colt Challenge
Applications are due by October 28th!

Youth 9-19 in 4-H or FFA in California are encouraged to apply. Check out the FAQ link if you have questions or contact us at devilsgardenhorseinterns@gmail.com 
Weekly Updates 10/10/22 - 10/16/22

Club Officer Meeting

Club Officer meeting 1
Club Officer meeting 2

Here's Freshwater Club's Officer Team learning all the ins and outs of what it takes to be a Club Officer at the yearly Club Officer Training. If you are an officer this year or will be one next year, be sure to join us at this training next fall!



Arcata Bottom Sept 2022

Arcata Bottom Community Club Update
"This month we had our first community club meeting of the year. Last Years outgoing Officers Handed over their officer positions to this years incoming officers with a Candy Exchange ceremony. Old and New Business was discussed. The Knox & Bryan Families will chair Baby Baskets for Baby Week. The Alves Family is chairing pastels on the Plaza. The rabbit project group held their 1st project meeting of the year and built a Scarecrow for the Huddie's Harvest Pumpkin Patch Scarecrow Competition. The next Community Club Meeting will be Monday October 10th at 6:30pm at Pacific Union School."
- Chloe Simon, Club Reporter



Ferndale Community Club Update
"Ferndale 4-H had there September meeting this month. We saw lots of new faces. Gianna Regli, our president, went though our new business like national 4-H week and the 4-H flag at the Ferndale Elementary School. She also talked about our next meeting on Thursday, October 13th, at 7pm and told everyone to dress up for our halloween party. The group leaders talked about the different projects kids can sign up for. At the end of the meeting there was root beer floats. We hope everyone enjoyed the meeting. We also hope we see everyone again!"
- Alexandra Griffith, Club Reporter



It's paper clover time! October 5-16, 2022. Funds support 4-H camp and leadership activities.

Support 4-H camp experiences by purchasing a paper clover at your local Tractor Supply store. Youth gain confidence as they interact with teen camp leaders with hands-on projects.



4-H monthly meeting being conducted by 8 youth members seated at two long tables

Hydesville Community Club Update
"This month was not as busy as last month. We had our monthly club meeting where we discussed the lamb bbq and got to know some of our new members."
- Paisley Jackson, Club Reporter



Join the Humboldt County Ambassador Team!
Are you a Humboldt County 4-H member in high school and interested in furthering your involvement in 4-H? 4-H County Ambassadors are role models for their fellow 4-H members and their community. The County Ambassador team plans their own year of activities to create meaningful learning and service opportunities for themselves and others in their community. Apply to be a 4-H County Ambassador today!

Freshwater Community Club Update
"This month, Freshwater 4-H started with our first community service, helping Arcata Tractor Supply with their PAW Pet Adoption day, to promote the adoption of dogs and cats in the local shelters, we also had a bake sale at this event. We had our September meeting, the board members introduced themselves and the leaders did the same. Our club gave a basket with baby items to the county for Baby Week."
- Leonardo Freitas, Club Reporter
Weekly Updates 10/3/22 - 10/9/22

Devil's Garden Colt Challenge

Devils' Garden Colt Challenge
Applications are Open!

Apply today to be part of the Devil's Garden Colt Challenge. Youth 9-19 in 4-H or FFA in California are encouraged to apply. Check out the FAQ link if you have questions or contact us at devilsgardenhorseinterns@gmail.com
Lamb BBQ 2022
A huge thank you to everyone who came out to support Humboldt County 4-H at the Lamb BBQ last Sunday! A special thanks to Miranda 4-H for chairing the event, Supervisors Rex Bohn and Michelle Bushnell for helping with our awards recognition and dessert auction, and everyone else that worked hard to make this event a success. See you there next year!
Launch Image Gallery: Lamb BBQ 2022        


Weekly Updates 9/26/22 - 10/2/22

Lamb BBQ Press Release
Check out this awesome article about the Humboldt County 4-H Lamb BBQ. See you all there this Sunday, October 2nd 11-2 at Rohner Park in Fortuna!!

Weekly Updates 9/19/22 - 9/25/22

Lamb BBQ is BACK!
The annual 4-H Lamb BBQ is back this year on October 2 from 11-2! Lunch will be Lamb, Pork, or Goat with sides included. Individual tickets are $12 or Family Tickets are $40 and serves 4. Pick up your tickets from a 4-H member, 4-H Club, or at the County Office today!

Weekly Updates 9/12/22 - 9/18/22
2022 Confirmations of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Commercial and Backyard Flocks
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have detected cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in counties throughout California.
Find detailed information about the spread of the virus and biosecurity. Knowledge is power to make informed decisions on the health and potential health risks to your flock.
CDFA Avian Influenza Updates
USDA Avian Influenza Confirmed Detections
Weekly Updates 8/29/22 - 9/11/22

Hydesville 4-H Community Club Update
"This month was packed with so much Humboldt County Fair fun and excitement! Many of our members entered different animals and vegetables and flowers. As a whole our club did an amazing job and lots of fun memories were made."
- Paisley Jackson, Club Reporter



Miranda 4-H Community Club Update
"This month the Miranda 4Hers showed multiple animals at the Humboldt County Fair. Kaitlyn and Realyn French both showed in pewee Goats and novice rabbits. Kaitlyn won Best of Breed with her white Newzealand and Realyn won Best of Breed with her American Blue. Jocelyn French, Kelsey McMahan and Sawyer McMahan all showed Swine. Their market hogs went to and sold at auction. Thank you to Ray Wilcox, RYN LLC, and Glenn McMahan trucking for purchasing animals from Miranda 4-H members. Thank you to those who did an Add On, we won't know who you are until next month. Also a big thank you to all the volunteers, the junior livestock committee, and the fair board for making the Junior Livestock Auction happen."
-Sawyer McMahan, Club Reporter

Miranda August 2022

Launch Image Gallery: Miranda August 2022   



Humboldt County 4-H Clubs: Check out this exciting Fall Activity!

Scarecrow contest

Weekly Updates 8/22/22 - 8/28/22

Statewide Robotics Project

Design, Build, Compete.
Deadline extended to September 15

Youth are invited to apply to join the VEX IQ statewide 4-H robotics project! Teams will receive supplies (VEX IQ competition kit), meet monthly, and prepare for a competition in May 27, 2023 (using the annual VEX competition). Watch the VEX IQ Competition video.



Humboldt County Fair
Come out to the fair this week to check out all the 4-H projects! There are are art entries, photography, vegetable entries, animal projects and more!
2022 Youth Livestock Schedule



Humboldt County Fair Set-Up
"The E gate will open at 4pm this afternoon (8/22) for set up! If there’s any questions regarding stalling please visit the livestock office. Any entry into the barns prior to 4pm will result in disqualification from Clean Alley Competition."
-Shared from Facebook



When Animal Rights Activists Come to the Fair
Both 4-H and FFA leaders were given a heads-up that animal rights activists are planning protests at select county fairs. Protests were held at the Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles and the Santa Barbara County Fair in Santa Maria this year. They are also planning a protest at the Napa County Fair on August 13.

California 4-H is encouraging everyone to read this recent blog post from the Animal Ag Alliance. It not only highlights the positive impact participating in 4-H and FFA had on the author's life, but also shares recommendations and proactive actions to take around animal activist actions.
Humboldt County Fair 4-H Project Entries
Check out all these awesome entries of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and more! The Jim Gupton Veggie Auction will take place this Saturday, August 27th, in the Dairy Judging Pavilion at 2:00 pm. Great job to all the 4-H youth who worked hard growing their projects!
Weekly Updates 8/15/22 - 8/21/22

Humboldt 4-Hers and Eureka Radio
"Thank you to Brian Papstein from Eureka Radio for the lesson in recording yesterday, Also to our youth who came out and recorded commercials about their fair projects and how they have been preparing for the upcoming Humboldt County Fair. These commercials will air all next week, so tune in to see if you hear any familiar voices!"

Launch Image Gallery: 4-H & Eureka Radio    



Be a Humboldt County 4-H Ambassador
Ambassador Applications are still open. You can find the Ambassador Application Process on Humboldt County 4-H's website today!

Weekly Updates 8/8/22 - 8/14/22

Explorers of the Deep - 4-H STEM Challenge
4-H is very excited to announce the 2022 4-H STEM Challenge, Explorers of the Deep! Designed by Rutgers University, the challenge will take kids on an ocean exploration. From customizable kits to augmented reality (AR) features to bring the ocean to life, this kit is perfect for classroom or out-of-school learning.

Let us at the 4-H Office know if this is something your club would like so we can order some kits! Learn more about the Challenge Kit on the Shop 4-H website.

Weekly Updates 8/1/22 - 8/7/22

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July Ferndale_2

Ferndale 4-H Community Club Update
"This month Ferndale 4-H had their July meeting. Everyone on the officer team introduced who they were and what office they hold for the year. Then our president Gianna Regli told us to make sure to take the YQCA test and register our animals to show at the Humboldt County Fair. After the meeting was done we did minute to win it games! We did "Don't let the ballon touch the ground,""Foot races,"Three legged race,""Scooping the M&Ms in the cup with your opposite hand,"and face the cookie game."After the minute to win it games we had vanilla ice cream with a brownie on top or a root beer float. Everyone enjoyed the meeting."
~Alexandra Griffith, Club Reporter



Humboldt County Ambassador Program
County Ambassador Erika Homan shares her thoughts on the Ambassador Program and her experience as a County Ambassador in her video on Facebook. Way to represent Humboldt County 4-H Erika!

*Note: The Humboldt County Ambassador Team is open to all high school age members*



Hydesville 4-H Community Club Update
"This month our club entered the Fortuna Rodeo parade. We met up to decorate the float with banners and lots of fair animals. Our float was so awesome that we won first place! This is the second year in a row of winning first place. Many of our members have completed the Humboldt County Fair signups and are getting ready to show their amazing animals."
- Paisley Jackson, Club Reporter

Weekly Updates 7/25/22 - 7/31/22

Humboldt County 4-H Ambassadors

Are you a Humboldt County 4-H member in high school and interested in furthering your involvement in 4-H? 4-H County Ambassadors are role models for their fellow members and their community. The County Ambassador team plans their own year of activities to create meaningful learning and service opportunities for themselves and others in their community. Apply to be a 4-H County Ambassador today!



Volunteers for Youth Summits

The California 4-H Youth Summit program is working to provide the traditional in-person, overnight youth leadership experience in January 2023! In order to accomplish this goal, we need willing volunteers to serve as the Adult Chair for the Bay/Coast and Central Youth Summit programs. If anyone is interested please email 4hyouthsummit@ucanr.edu. Learn more about the state Youth Summit program and this position by visiting the Youth Summit web page.



2 Chairs Needed

We Need You!

We are still looking for chairs, co chairs, or a club to take on Tour of the Unknown Coast and The Lamb BBQ! Please sign up using the Humboldt County 4-H Event Chairperson Application.


4-H Shooting Sports


What: 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors Meeting
When: October 1, 2022 10 AM – 3 PM
Where Safety First Shooting Sports River Oaks Range in Merced County.
Who: All Shooting Sports Instructors in ALL Disciplines

Light morning refreshments will be available and lunch will be provided for all in attendance. This will be an in-person only meeting. We will have a RSVP poll going out soon to know who will definitely be attending so we can get an accurate count for meals!
The meeting will be an opportunity to go over recent changes and updates to any 4-H/UC policy as it concerns the shooting sports program, discussion for all disciplines about how they manage their projects, tips and hints for better engagement, and some additional volunteer development opportunities.
For any questions or comments, as well as topics for discussion please email Russell Hill or email Nathaniel Caeton.
Collage of 4-H youth participants quotes and stories of how they thrive in 4-H with disabilities.

An inclusive world is a better world! In celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 32nd Anniversary, we’re shining the spotlight on these amazing 4-H’ers that have overcome adversity and found their strengths.

California 4-H Shooting Sports and AB 2571
A fact sheet for AB 2571 is now available. Download the AB 2571 Fact Sheet (PDF) to learn more.
Weekly Updates 7/11/22 - 7/24/22

Illustrated shadows of graduates in cap and gown throwing caps in the air. Text is congratulatory.



Girl with red helmet sitting on top of a standing brown horse

Equine Education Day and Competitions
When: August 13, 2022
Where: Yucaipa Equestrian Center, 13273 California St, Yucaipa, CA 92399
Cost: $5 per contest or $10 for all three
Download the Equine Learning Day Event Flyer for more details.

This event is hosted by the Pass Pioneers 4-H Club and is open to all 4-H members across the state. The event includes Horse Judging, Hippology, and Horse Bowl.
Color Me Green 5K Runs
Ever heard of a 4-H Color Me Green Run? Want to know a little more about it? Enjoy this youtube video showing the Sutter-Yuba 4-H Color Me Green 5K Run/Walk 2022. Participants had the unique opportunity to also visit the Sierra Foothill Research Station.
Are you interested in a 4-H Color Me Green run here in Humboldt? Reach out to us at the county office and let us know!
4-H Calling all Champions Photo Contest 2022 - for 4-H Members and Alumni!
Manna Pro & 4-H are happy to present our 2022 photo contest! See the Manna Pro & 4-H contest webpage for how to enter and useful tips.
Please enter your photo of you in your 4-H gear and your animal for a chance to win your local 4-H county program a $1000 donation from Manna Pro on your behalf and the chance to win $100 worth of Manna Pro Products for yourself.
Manna Pro will also be donating $10 per photo submission to National 4-H Council with a guaranteed donation of $50,000, so be sure all your friends are aware of this fun and exciting contest where the winner will be selected from a random drawing, they won’t want to miss out!
Weekly Updates 7/4/22 - 7/10/22

Save the date. Pre-fair cleanup

Exhibitors headed to the Humboldt County Fair, mark your calendars for fairgrounds clean up! Saturday, August 6, 8:00-11:00am at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. Those who attend will be entered into a raffle for prizes you won't want to miss!


SLC Keynote Speakers
SLC Workshops

Don't miss out! RSVP for State Leadership Conference by July 8th. What can you expect at State Leadership Conference?

  • Presentations from Keynote Speakers: Julia Garcia (doctor of psychology and TEDx speaker) and Mike Smith (author, brand ambassador and host of online show "The Harbor by Jostens")!
  • Virtual and In-person workshops on a variety of subjects!
  • The return of DJ Hightop!



Arcata Bottom 4-H Community Club Update
“Hi, my name is Natalie Adams and this is my 4th year in Arcata Bottom 4-H. What happened in the month of June? Well in the month of June the club decided to have our end of the year party in July because there would be so little people able to attend because fair season is very busy!”
-Natalie Adams, Club Reporter



Let’s talk YQCA!
- This certificate is required for ALL EXHIBITORS including dairy and small animal
- Pee Wee exhibitors do NOT need to complete this training
- Don’t wait till the last minute, late entries will NOT be accepted
4-H Alum Glenda

A place to belong and feel welcome, 4-H is proud to elevate and celebrate what makes us unique, strong and better together. 4-H alum, Glenda Humiston, Vice President for UC Agriculture & Natural Resources, shares how 4-H provided opportunity, community and helped her discover her voice.
“When I was a child, I was very active in 4-H and accepted for who I was. My 4-H experience contributed largely to the leader I am today. 4-H gave me opportunities I may not have otherwise had growing up in rural Colorado. It inspired my curiosity to learn more about the world, to attend college, get involved in public service and to travel to Tunisia as a Peace Corp volunteer. In 4-H, I learned how to work with others to get things done, I honed my public speaking skills and developed self-confidence.”
4-H Online Unavailable - Yearly Rollover
Just a reminder that 4-H Online is currently offline to prepare it for the start of the new program year (began July 1st).
Please note: The July 18th date for the system to come back online is subject to change based on our vendor and UCANR 4-H needs. Any changes will be broadly communicated by the State 4-H Office.
Weekly Updates 6/27/22 - 7/3/22

Collage of 4-H youth showing goats at the Redwood Acres Fair

"These goat kids rocked it at Redwood Acres Fair! So proud of these Hydesville 4H group! Great job Crazy Kids! Comment with more pictures of these hard working kids! I am terrible at taking out my phone and snapping pics!" - From Hydesville 4-H Club's Facebook page



2022 Humboldt County Fair Youth Livestock Schedule
Getting ready for the Humboldt County Fair? Here is the 2022 Youth Livestock Schedule (PDF)! Please note that it is subject to change.



Humboldt County 4-H at Redwood Acres Fair
Great job Humboldt 4-H at the 2022 Redwood Acres fair!

Launch Image Gallery: Redwood Acres Fair 2022    

Weekly Updates 6/20/22 - 6/26/22

Learn to Code

Join the 2022-2023 State 4-H Computer Coding Project
Apply by September 1, 2022

California 4-H youth members (age 9 to 18) are invited to apply to join the 4-H computer coding project.
Target Age: Junior and intermediate 4-H members (9 to 13 years old; although fine for older youth, too).
Location: Zoom
Two Projects:
1. Beginners (MIT Scratch) - First Saturday 4-5 p.m. Scratch is a block-based visual programming language aimed at children aged 8 to 16.
2. Beginners to Intermediate (Python) - Third Saturday 4-5 p.m. Python is a high-level, general-purpose programming language emphasizing code readability with significant indentation.

View through a camera of girl and dog

Check out the entries for the 4-H State Field Day Photography Contest! All entries can be viewed on flickr.
If you want to look for your award, the results are posted on the 2022 State Field Day Results page.
A honey bee. #Pollinator Week

Pollinator Week
Bzzz! You've probably seen bees buzzing by and know they make honey, but there is so much more to these iconic pollinators! Explore the essential role bees play in pollinating the food we eat while making your own craft honey bee on the 4-H at Home website.
4-Hers Showing at Redwood Acres Fair
Redwood Acres Fair is under way! Great job yesterday to all the showman representing Humboldt County 4-H.
4-H girls showing their sheep
Small Animal Round Robin starts today at 11 and 4-H Round Robin starts today at 4. Stop on by to support Humboldt County 4-H members! (From June 24, 2022)
Weekly Updates 6/13/22 - 6/19/2022

Tractor Supply Total

Huge THANK YOU to our partner Tractor Supply Co.! The 2022 Spring Paper Clover campaign raised an incredible $1,254,555 nationwide, that will go directly to supporting our amazing 4-H youth! Thank you to the youth and clubs that were able to support these efforts locally!



Ready to chair events

Hey Humboldt 4-Hers! We have three county events coming up and we need chair persons! You can chair the event yourself or as a co-chair (shared responsibility). Please use the Humboldt County 4-H Event Chairperson Application to apply. Contact us for more details about chairing these events.
  • Tour of the Unknown Coast
    Saturday, September 17th in Fortuna
  • Lamb BBQ
    Sunday, October 2nd in Fortuna

  • Baby Week
    First week in October



State 4-H Robotics

Join the 2022-2023 State 4-H VEX IQ Robotics Project
October 2022 to May 2023
Teams (at least 2 to 3 youth + 1 adult) are invited to apply and will receive a VEX IQ kit, meet monthly on Zoom, and prepare for a showcase on May 27, 2023 (using the annual VEX competition).
Target age: Junior and intermediate 4-H members (9 to 13 years old; although fine for older youth, too)
Location: Zoom
VEX IQ are plastic, snap-together pieces designed to build highly functional robots. The system does not require any prior knowledge in robotics. Youth can easily build their first robot, and the wide variety of additional parts means that they can build anything they imagine as they learn.
For questions please contact Dagmar Derickson dderickson@mvschools.org or Steven Worker smworker@ucanr.edu
Weekly Updates 6/6/22 - 6/12/22

The State Leadership Conference is taking place virtually and in person this year! Registration will be open next week. Visit the State Leadership Conference website for more information!


Miranda 4-H Community Club Update
"During the May 4-H meeting we talked about our new business, old business, the projects that were held, the committees that went on, we planned our Project Fair and our last meeting of the year, and we did elections. In Archery they shot arrows, went over the eleven steps to the ring and the right equipment. For dairy goats they shaved a goat's stomach and behind so that it would make it easier for her to give birth and breastfeed. In gardening they arranged flowers for the flower show. In horse and horseless they learned about the hoofs and plaring. In leadership we planned the agenda, did the club planning book for top club, elections and the record books. In legos Sawyer made a big three wheel vehicle and Raylin made an egg. For outdoor adventure they went to Shelter Cove, had a picnic and went tide pooling. In poultry they had a pop quiz, what animal laid what eggs. In rabbits they had a pop quiz and what diseases they got and how to cure them. Lastly for swine they went and got their pigs.

For our old business we had the record book work day, the project fair on June 1st and the speech about 4-H at the Soroptimist Organization given by our President in Redway. For our new business we talked about and did the election and the Garberville Rodeo Parade Saturday June 18th so we can put a float in. We are having a healthy living day during the Project Fair. Our announcements were the flower show on May 15th at Weott school. Lastly our committees were the Easter cards taken to the Skilled Nursing Facility by Sawyer’s family and the Science Project we did led by Trinity. We did a magnet project and she gave a paragraph on how magnets work."
~Nalei'eha, Club Reporter
Launch Image Gallery: Miranda May 2022    
2022 Butte County 4-H Horse Show
Sunday, June 12, 2022 in Biggs, CA
There is space available for more participants. The entry fee is $55 and includes all day, unlimited classes and participation. Day of registration will be accepted. See complete event information on the Butte County 4-H Horse Show web page.
Hiring 4-H Community Education Supervisor
New 4-H job position: 4-H Community Education Supervisor serving Del Norte/Humboldt/Mendocino/Lake Counties
The Supervisor will provide supervision to the 4-H staff in each county and work to build bridges between counties. Job duties include managing conflict and providing consistent leadership, with a focus on supervision, programmatic leadership, training, budgeting and administration. The Supervisor will also build community partnerships, conduct program evaluation, and ensure policy compliance among the 4-H programs.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more and/or applying to the position please see the job announcement.