University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
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University of California 4-H Youth Development Program

California 4-H Youth Development Program


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Latest posts on the California 4-H Grown blog

4-H Alumna Turns 100!

Rosie Barker, Merced County 4-H alumna turning 100

Rosie Barker turns 100 on April 4, 2021. She is the oldest living 4-H alumna in Merced County! Rosie (Kiss) Barker was born in Alberta, Canada in 1921. Her family moved to the U.S. when she was two. They ended up in Livingston and then moved to Stevenson, where she grew up.

Rosie is the only survivor of...

The Culmination of the California 4-H Management Board

4-H State Management Board 2018-2019

The California 4-H Management Board was established in 2016, after the previous State Council structure concluded its functions. At that time, a group of volunteers accepted the challenge to continue the mission of the Council, which aimed to strengthen the 4-H program and provide leadership for programming at the regional...

The 4-H Virtual State Leadership Conference Experience

Oliver watching keynote speaker David Dodd

  The 2020 California 4-H State Leadership Conference, also known as SLC, was virtual on Zoom due to the pandemic. Planning had started well before California's Shelter in Place orders went into effect in March. The SLC Planning Committee had to do a major switch to transition the 4-day annual conference to a virtual...

Coronavirus Update on 4-H Activities

Our priority is ensuring the safety of the young people in the 4-H program, their families, and our community.

We encourage all 4-H families and volunteers to prioritize their health when making decisions about attending events or traveling.

Updated 2/8/2021

The State 4-H office has moved all of its programming to a virtual format until further notice. For the status of county-based programming, please check with your University of California Cooperative Extension County office.

Get information about the COVID-19 vaccine at

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The 4-H Youth Development Program in California is open to young people and adult volunteers from all backgrounds and locations in California. 

See how we're growing True Leaders in our 2019-2020 Annual Report.


Young people in 4-H are uniquely prepared to step up
to the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

Through hands-on learning and positive youth-adult partnerships, youth acquire knowledge and develop life skills that enable them to find and focus their energy into their passions while also giving back to the community.

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