Archived Weekly Updates
Weekly Updates 4/17/23 - 4/23/23
The Ambassadors and other 4-H youth are still clovering throughout the county! Message us if you would like to be clovered or want to recommend anyone!
Range Camp is an environmental science & management camp for high school students from across California. The camp takes place at the University of California’s Elkus Youth Ranch in Half Moon Bay, CA, and is in person again for 2023.
This summer teens can explore the nation's capital and learn how to become civic leaders through hands-on activities and workshops.
As the weather gets warmer after months of heavy rains, the conditions are prime for a heavy tick season. UC Davis Health shares tips to reduce the risk of getting sick in the event of a tick bite. See the article, "Tick Bite? What you should do to reduce your chances of getting sick"
Thank you for providing us with your declaration to show a market beef at the Humboldt County Fair. The next step in this process is tagging your animal. Tagging will be held at Humboldt County Auction Yard on April 30, from 10 am to 2pm.
- Tagging is mandatory. Any animal not tagged on tagging day will not be eligible to sell at the Jr. Livestock Auction.
- Please No Early Birds. We will not tag any animal prior to 10 a.m.
If an exhibitor can’t be at tagging day a parent, leader, or other exhibitor may bring the steer in exhibitor’s place.
The Brand Inspector will be on hand to inspect animals, please have your yellow slip filled out completely and ready to present to the Brand Inspector.
A Photo will be taken of animal for verification purposes on Entry Day.
Exhibitors or family members can tag extra animal. Please let personnel know which is the “extra animal” for record keeping purposes.
Scales will be open for anyone wishing to weigh his/her steer that day.
- The Lopez family will have their hoof trimming chute available for anyone that wishes to have their animal’s hoofs trimmed. Please contact Amber Reed Lopez Cost is $40.
Please contact the following Jr. Livestock Auction members with any questions:
Clint Victorine: 707-499-1828
Shannon Fulton: 707-599-0188
Sarah Mora: 707-845-7878
Weekly Updates 4/10/23 - 4/16/23
Beef Declaration Form
Attention Beef Project Members: Are you showing a beef at the Humboldt County Fair? Make sure your Declaration Form is post marked by April 15th. If you need a copy contact your project leader or the county office!
Weekly Updates 4/3/23 - 4/9/23
Miranda 4-H Community Club Update - March
"In February Miranda 4-H wrote valentines cards for the elderly in our area. We also made blessing baskets for those in need. The snow in February made it so we could not have many project meetings and I think that everybody had fun getting back to it this month. Members of our club got to attend and enjoy the County Presentation Day. Miranda 4-H Club members came together to fundraise with a St Patrick's Day bake sale."
- Sawyer McMahan, Club Reporter
Arcata Bottom 4-H Community Club Update - March
"This month Arcata Bottom 4-H Club had a Taco Potluck for our Community Club meeting. We are planning a firewood fundraiser for the Spring to raise money for our clubs General Fund. Our project groups are beginning to finalize project plans for fairs. A few of our members joined Nielsen Feed Company for their feed seminar. Member Chloe Simon gave a sheep presentation to the 3rd, 5th & 6th grade classes at Pacific Union School."
- Chloe Simon, Club Reporter
2023 UC 4-H Engineers Week
Bowen H. from Fortuna 4-H Club was 1 of 170 youth that participated in the 2023 UC 4-H Engineers Week At-Home STEM Activity - Solar Car. Way to represent Humboldt County 4-H Bowen!!
"March was awesome month for Ferndale 4-H. At our monthly meeting, we had a guest speaker, Sal Chinnici, Director of Forest Sciences at Humboldt/Mendocino Redwood Companies come and talk about everything involved with forestry. He talked about how the lumber companies have to be conscious of the wildlife in the forest when they cut down trees. He also talked about how they replant more trees in a year than they cut down. Sal was a great speaker and everyone enjoyed his presentation about the wildlife and the life cycle of trees. After Sal did his presentation, our president, Gianna Regli, lead our normal meeting as usual.
- Alexandra Griffith, Club Reporter
"In March we had so much fun! Some of our members participated in the county wide presentation day. They all did very well. Then we had our annual spaghetti feed and we sold lots of tickets. There were so many of our members that showed up to help serve all the people who came and ate."
- Paisley Jackson, Club Reporter
"We started March with a few of Freshwater 4-H members attending the County 4-H Presentation Day in Carlotta. The sheep group met and the members learned about how to select a lamb. We had a bake sale at Tractor Supply in Arcata for the pet adoption event. We ended the month with the community meeting and the club collected donations for a pet shelter. "
- Leonardo Freitas, Club Reporter
Weekly Updates 3/27/23 - 4/2/23
Look out! Our Ambassador Team is clovering yards across the county. Know anyone who's yard would look good with a Clovered sign? Reach out today!
Attention BEEF Exhibitors
April 15th: Beef Declaration form MUST be postmarked.
April 30th: Beef Tagging Day from 10:00-2:00 at the Humboldt Auction Yard. This is MANDATORY for ALL exhibitors who plan to sell a market beef animal at the 2023 Humboldt County Fair Junior Livestock Auction.
Humboldt County 4-H Management Team Meeting
March 27, 2023 from 6:00-7:30pm
5630 S. Broadway, Eureka CA
We look forward to seeing you all tonight! Dinner will be provided.
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.
2023 Butte County 4-H Horse Show
Save the date! More information coming soon. Show updates and entry forms will be posted on the Butte County 4-H Horse Show Facebook Event Page.
Humboldt County Junior Livestock Auction Scholarship
Attention Seniors: This scholarship is for graduating Senior's of Humboldt County schools who have sold at the HCF's Jr. Livestock Auction at least 3 times and plan to continue their education next year at a college or trade school. The deadline for the complete application is April 1, 2023, delivered or postmarked to the address on the application. There will be three $500 scholarships being awarded this year.
Reminder: Dairy Princess Contest
REMINDER....Applications for the 2023 District 1 Dairy Princess are due this Friday, March 31st. You don't have to live on a dairy to apply! Here is the link with info: Applications are available on-line on the California Dairy Princess webpage. Become a part of a great industry!
2023 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships
The application period for the 2023 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships is now open! The National Championships will be held June 25-30, 2023 at the Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island, NE. Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2023. For complete details and to apply, please visit the 4-H Shooting Sports website.
4-H Camp is Back!
...and looking for camp counselors! Must be 14 years or older and an approved 4-H Member. Interested? Contact your 4-H Community Club Leader or the County Office today! More info on camp soon.
Weekly Updates 3/13/23 - 3/19/23
"We are gearing up for our main Fundraising Event. We can't do it without you, our 4H Families. We are seeking donations for our Silent Auction and Online Facebook Auction. We will be hosting a Silent Auction at Nilsen Company in Ferndale March 19th, featuring baked goods, gift baskets, gift certificates, art, local business donations and more while having lots of fun with our Petting Zoo Event.