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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 1/30/2023 - 2/5/2023
California 4-H State Final contests for Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Judging
UC Davis (UC Davis CA & ES Field Day) is hosting the California 4-H State Final contests for Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Judging on March 4th.
The registration deadline (February 10th) is rapidly approaching so please see the 4-H State Finals (PDF) which contains important contest, registration, and deadline information for this event.
4-H & FFA Leaders Discussion Forum
Wednesday, February 8th, 5:30pm
502 Broadway, Eureka
You are invited to join Nilsen Company Management Team in a Round-Table discussion on how to best prepare students for the 2023 Fair Season. Your insight and ideas matter!
Topics: Feed selection, supply chain issues & pricing, instock products vs special orders, student discounts, events and more.
Charcuterie Board appetizers and beverages will be provided.
Questions? Email Megan.
California 4-H Avian Bowl State Qualifier
February 25, 2023
Registration deadline: February 13, 2023

For contest information visit the UC Davis Avian Science Notes page. Additional information can be found in the 2023 California 4-H Avian Bowl State Qualifier PDF.
Fairmont 4-H Model Horse Show
February 4, 2023 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
See Model Horse Show event site for more details
Dust off those model horses, whether it is a Breyer, Peter Stone, Schleich, or Grand Champions come join the fun! 40 classes offered based on breeds, disciplines, drawings, photography, and more. Show off your creativity in our Scene Class (24" x 24" space limit) Event includes a silent auction and on-site snack bar.
Spark Achievement Webinars Continue
February 9, 2023 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Please RSVP for the Spark Achievement Webinar
By popular demand, the series of Spark Achievement Program Webinars will continue in 2023! Upcoming dates: February 9th and February 22nd, 7 pm, March 9th and March 22nd, 7 pm.

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Humboldt 4-H Calendar
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Weekly Updates 1/23/23 - 1/29/23

Georgia Boot Trail Blazers

Calling all 4-H'ers! Want to show off your project? Check out the 2023 Georgia Boot Trailblazers contest! Georgia Boot looking for four enthusiastic #4-H’ers to share their 2023 project journeys with the Georgia Boot audience. Don’t miss this chance to win a prize package valued at $500! Apply & learn more on the Georgia Boot 4-H Trailblazers web page.


UC Davis Goat Day

UC Davis Goat Day "Business and Economics"
January 28, 2023
UC Davis Teaching and Learning Complex
Online Registration & Info on the Goat Day 2023 web page

Join the UC Davis Department of Animal Science and the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine for UC Davis Goat Day! Online registration ends 1/26/23. Registration available at the event starting at 8am. There will be lots of hands on and in person learning as well as a virtual option.


Management Team Meeting January

January Humboldt 4-H Management Team Meeting
A great group at yesterdays Management Team Meeting! This month Bridgeville 4-H gave a Club update and updated the group on Presentation Day. We are looking forward to all the exciting events happening in 4-H this spring!


Del Norte Annual Soup Supper
Another great Soup Supper and Country Auction! A special thanks to our Del Norte volunteers, sponsors, and community for supporting our youth!



Where things come from

Where do the things we eat and use daily come from? Help kids understand how agriculture and the natural world provide us with LOTS of unexpected things. A great activity for learning more about resources and sustainability.



2023 Presentation Day

Humboldt County Presentation Day
March 4, 2023
Cuddeback School

Participating in Presentation Day 2023? Learn more about the 2023 Presentation Day Cycle by viewing the digital flyer created by Sonoma County 4-H.

Weekly Updates 1/16/23 - 1/22/23

Youth in action

Congratulations to 4-H Youth in Action Winner, Sruthi Sudarsan!
"Sruthi Sudarsan of Alameda County was named the winner of the 2023 4-H Youth in Action Civic Engagement Pillar Award for her diligent work to provide medical and hygiene supplies and educational services to underprivileged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area." Continue reading Sruthi's story on the 4-H Blog.


Close up of two 4-H youth putting soil in in a jar

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve." – Martin Luther King Jr. We pledge our hands to larger service to create positive change. How are you pledging your hands to larger service today?


State Fashion Revue 2023 Save the Date

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Are you in a sewing or fashion 4-H project? Do you enjoy shopping? Then, consider participating in State Fashion Revue. Check out the slideshow for an overview of the contest categories.


California 4-H Board Member June Coleman & 4-H'er Lily at the Ironstone Concours event.

The California 4-H Foundation has openings on its Board of Directors! We are looking for individuals who can work with outside funders to support California 4-H activities and events. Please share! Contact Carolyn Warne at cwarne@ucanr.edu if you are interested.
Pictured: California 4-H Board Member June Coleman & 4-H'er Lily at the Ironstone Concours event.


Humboldt County 4-H Management Team Meeting. 1/23/2023, 6-7:30pm. 5630 South Broadway, Eureka. Soup dinner will be provided

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow! There will also be a Zoom option for those who choose to join from home. The link has been shared with all community club leaders.

Weekly Updates 1/9/23 - 1/15/23
4-H State Ambassador checklist

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! Ready to apply for 2023-24 4-H State Ambassador? Here is a to do list to help you get started.
Mark your calendar. California State Field Day May 27, 2023
California 4-H State Field Day
If you’re looking forward to State Field Day, mark your calendars for Saturday, May 27th, 2023!
State Field Day will take place at UC Davis this spring and will feature traditional contests like State Presentation Day and State Fashion Revue. We are also working behind the scenes to add at least one new contest that will qualify top participants to attend a national event. More information will be shared in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions about State Field Day or qualifying events, please email 4hsfd@ucanr.edu.
Two weeks left. Fill out online application. Upload 4-H resume. Submit three references. Submit application!
TWO WEEKS LEFT! Time to work on your State Ambassador application. Get your online form done, finalize your references, and put the finishing touches on your 4-H resume!
Spark Achievement Webinars Continue
Upcoming dates:
Feb. 9th and 22nd, 7 pm
Mar. 9th and 22nd, 7 pm
By popular demand, the series of Spark Achievement Program Webinars will continue in 2023! RSVP for your spot for the Spark Webinars.
Health Rocks! Stress Activity
We all experience stress at times. But, stress isn't always bad. Learn to identify sources of stress in your life, discover healthy ways to manage it, and help others overcome their stress.
UC Davis Field Day
47th Annual Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Field Day
Friday, March 3, 2023 - Parliamentary Procedure & Job Interview
Saturday, March 4, 2023 – all other contests
Hosted by the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
FFA and 4-H students are invited to compete in 21 agriculturally based judging contests, ranging from livestock judging to farm business management. UC Davis students from a variety of majors coordinate the contests. Faculty, staff, and local community members volunteer their time to make this event possible.
The following contests are qualifiers for National competition:
• Livestock Judging – Qualifier for North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, KY (National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest)
• Dairy Judging - Qualifier for World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI (National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest)
• Poultry Judging - Qualifier for National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in Louisville, KY (National 4-H Poultry Judging Contest)
Please notify your Project Leader and County 4-H professional if you would like to register. Registration closes February 10, 2023
For 4-H teams and contestants, registrations have to be managed by your county office. Registrations are not to be made through the JudgingCard system by parents, coaches or students. JudgingCard accounts are meant to be accessed only at the county level.
State Fashion Revue 2023
Saturday, May 27, 2023
UC Davis campus
The 2023 State Fashion Revue will be held live at State Field Day on Saturday, May 27, 2023. For more information, please go to the 2023 State Fashion Revue event pageFor full descriptions of each category, please see the 2023 State Fashion Revue Category Descriptions (PDF)

2023 Engineers Week - Build a Solar Car
Register for the Engineering Week 2023 Challenge by January 29!

Every year the 4-H STEM Education Advisory Committee sponsors a statewide project to celebrate Engineers Week. This year, engage your technical and engineering skills in building a solar car. Order your kit when you register. Build your car at home and be ready to share your creation on Zoom on February 25, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Got Broadband? FCC invites feedback on the latest National Broadband Map
Access to fast internet isn't just a luxury anymore. In our modern age, broadband is a necessity to take advantage of all kinds of basic services, from education, to banking, civic engagement, navigation, and even health care. Most broadband in the...continue reading broadband blog post
Western Governors' Foundation Leadership Institute
June 25-26, 2023 (Forum)
June 25-29, 2023 (WGA Annual Meeting)
Boulder, Colorado
Apply for the WGF Leadership Institue by February 15, 2023
The Western Governors’ Foundation (WGF), the philanthropic arm of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA), is excited to announce the 2023 launch of the Western Governors’ Leadership Institute. This program is designed to recognize and reward the effective exercise of leadership by young adults across the West, and to promote and encourage its future development.
Every year the Foundation will select young adults to represent western states, territories, and tribes as Institute delegates and alternates. Delegates will attend the Annual Meeting of the Western Governors’ Association and a one-day leadership development forum. The Foundation will cover all expenses associated with delegate participation.
Eligible applicants for the Leadership Forum must be between the ages of 21 and 25 years old on June 24, 2023. They must also be a permanent resident of a western state whose Governor is an active member of WGA. (California is part of the WGA).
Nominate a Young Tribal Leader
Nominations must be received by February 15, 2023
If you know of a young tribal leader, you can nominate them to become a delegate. Nominations will be accepted from mentors and others who have observed leadership potential and a commitment to service. In addition to the eligibility requirements, nominees must be an enrolled member of a Federal or State-recognized Tribe at the time of submission.
To nominate a Young Tribal Leader, you must submit a completed nomination packet: Part A & B Nominator's form plus 2 letters of recommendation from individuals not related to the nominee, sent directly from the references. Download Tribal Leader Nominator Information
Weekly Updates 1/2/23 - 1/8/23

Youth Beef Ambassadors dressed in blue jeans, red button downs and cowboy hats.

Calling all students! 2023 Beef Ambassador Contest will be January 27, 2023 at the Fortuna Monday Club. If interested please contact Sarah Mora sarahmora793@gmail.com for applications! Senior winner receives a $1,000 scholarship! Plus you get to work with a great group of kids.
~Humboldt County Beef Ambassador's Facebook post



Hydesville 4H Community Club Update
"December was an exciting month for our club. We had our Christmas party at Bear River Entertainment Center where all the kids bowled, played arcade games and laser tag. There was an ugly Christmas sweater contest with two winners. A couple weeks later two of our members went shopping for blankets using the funds we made from our November desert auction. We were able to buy 103 blankets that were donated to the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Departments Santa’s Sleigh Program."
~ Paisley Jackson, Club Reporter



Ferndale 4-H Community Club Update
"Ferndale 4-H had their December meeting last month. It was a lot of fun. The first thing we did was the meeting part. We talked about how the tree lighting went and more. Our community pride group sang Christmas carols with the club. All the officers did their amazing reports and the project leaders did there great reports too. After the meeting we had a great Christmas party. We played musical chairs and had cookies and hot chocolate. We hope everyone had a great time!"
~Alexandra Griffith, Club Reporter



County Ambassador Essentials Series: The Art of Facilitation
January 26, 2022 6:30pm - 8:00pm

After learning how to build a successful workshop, the next step is learning how to deliver it. This workshop will provide the key elements and skills teams need to facilitate an interactive and engaging workshop. Register to get the County Ambassador Essentials Series link.
The State Ambassador team will be hosting a workshop series for County Ambassadors, youth leaders (13 and up) and County Ambassador Coaches.
Workshops will be hosted once a month on Zoom from September to February.



ignite by 4-H. The ultimate teen summit

Ignite 2023 by 4-H is the ULTIMATE teen experience for personal growth, academic exploration and making connections. March 9-12 in Washington, DC. Act fast and secure your spot at Ignite!



Freshwater 4-H Community Club Update
"Freshwater Club had our monthly meeting, talked about different businesses and events that was happening. All the members took home chocolate chip cookies in a jar to make them at home. Our club went Christmas Caroling at Redwood R&R. The bicycle group had their first meeting and Outdoor Aventures met in Ferndale to watch the tractor parade. It was a fun month"
~ Leonardo Freitas, Club Reporter

Launch Image Gallery: Freshwater December 2022  

Weekly Updates 12/26/22 - 1/1/23

2023 Egg Design Submission Call

2023 Egg Design Submission Call
Parents, do you have egg-loving kids between the ages of 5-18? We’re excited to share an Egg Design Submission opportunity from @IncredibleEgg for kids across the U.S., with selected egg designs featured as part of a special Easter exhibit in 2023. The theme for 2023 Egg Design Submission Call is the “United States of Possibility” and we challenge your kids to show what makes their home state/territory special!

Visit the Egg Design website to download the submission form and get started. Submissions are open from 10/28 to 12/31, with one winner selected from each U.S. state/territory. We can’t wait to see all the eggcellent designs from kids across the U.S.!

National 4-H Conference is where you can be supported to extend your voice outside of your community. You will be brainstorming on national topics and presenting them to national committees and agencies.
ignite the future by 4-H
discover agriscience

Ready, set, GROW! Join us in Washington, DC March 9-12 for the ultimate teen summit—Ignite by 4-H. Don’t wait! Registration closes Feb 10th. Reserve your spot at Ignite by 4-H today!
Whether you attend in person or virtually, you will gain a real world experience in several different aspects. - Michaela 2022 Delegate

There will be an in-person AND virtual option for National Conference this year! Either way, your participation will be meaningful and memorable. Don't miss this opportunity!
Earthquake recovery
Earthquake Recovery Information (PDF) taken from a Facebook post from Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services
Weekly Updates 12/19/22 - 12/25/22

SLC Planning Team

Join the State Leadership Conference Planning Team
Deadline for SLC Planning Team applications is January 30, 2023

The State Leadership Conference (SLC) helps 4-H'ers wrap up their 4-H year with learning, connecting, and fun! SLC 2023 is seeking new and energetic teens and adults to join our planning team. If you like to collaborate with fellow 4-H’ers to plan activities and events, apply to join our team.
4-H Youth Summit. Uncover your trail to success

2023 4-H Youth Summits!
Only a few days left to order a Youth Summit 2023 t-shirt! Dec. 20 is the last day to order a t-shirt. Register NOW so you can order your Youth Summit shirt!
California 4-H Foundation
Support 4-H as a California 4-H Foundation Board Member
The California 4-H Foundation is looking for people who want to make a difference to join its Board. Board Members must commit to attending four Board meetings a year (currently three online and one in Davis) and seek philanthropic support to help fund 4-H programs throughout California.
The Foundation's main purpose is to raise private support for the 4-H program throughout California. To find out more about the recruitment process, please email Carolyn Warne, California 4-H Foundation Director, or call her at 530-291-4176.
ignite by 4-H
Introducing: Ignite by 4-H!
Spark your imagination and passion! Ignite by 4-H is an inclusive teen event held in Washington, D.C. for four days of inspiring and engaging panels, respected speakers, workshop sessions, entertainment and creating amazing connections. Explore the best 4-H has to offer in STEM, Agriscience, Healthy Living and Emotional Well-Being. Discover exciting career paths and create an actionable plan to help create real change in your community. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss!
$950 per person for double occupancy (youth or adult)
$1,200 per person for single occupancy (adult)
Citizenship Washington Focus

Experience Washington Like Never Before
Through Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), teens experience Washington D.C. like never before. Using the nation’s capital as their classroom, CWF connects young leaders from across the country to gain the skills and experiences to become effective change agents.
Save the Date True Leaders in Equity Institute. July 10-13, 2023; July 8-11, 2024; July 7-10, 2025. Hyatt Regency Bethesda, MD

Registration for The True Leaders in Equity Institute will open in January 2023. Check 4-H.org for details then!