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

California 4-H State Field Day #Ca4HStateFieldDay

State Field Day 2017 Logo by Anna Sorensen, Conejo Simi 4-H Club, Ventura County
State Field Day 2017 Logo by Anna Sorensen, Conejo Simi 4-H Club, Ventura County

Saturday, May 27, 2017
8:00am - 6:00pm
University of California, Davis - West Quad

  • Event Coordinator- Alyssa Sankey at ajsankey@ucanr.edu or (530) 750-1340.
  • Each contest also has their own specific coordinator.

About California State 4-H Field Day

The largest and most comprehensive educational event for 4-H youth members (age 9-19) and 4-H volunteer educators, California State 4-H Field Day has more than 1,500 participants annually. Since 2002, 4-H'ers from throughout the state have come together to connect and compete in this statewide event, held annually on the last Saturday of May on the campus of the University of California, Davis.

Each contest and activity is coordinated by 4-H volunteers and youth, with coordination and facility support provided by the State 4-H Office.

The goal of the event is to provide a culminating experience for 4-H members in their year-long 4-H education in public speaking, textiles, plant sciences, photography, interview skills, and entomology.

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Logistics

Event Schedule

Please see individual activity pages for times and locations for participants and volunteers.

State 4-H Presentation Day

State 4-H Fashion Revue

State 4-H Plant Science Contest

State 4-H Photography Contest

State 4-H Film Festival

State 4-H Interview Contest

Logo Contest

 

Drop-in activities (no pre-registration required)

Location Information

Parking: Parking is free on the weekends.

For GPS Directions: Enter map to “Howard Way, Davis, CA”

Click on the flags to see the event happening at that location.

Events Held At California State 4-H Field Day

Exhibits and Booths 
Exhibits and booths are a great opportunity to share knowledge, interact with youth and adults, and engage people in new activities. Sign up for a booth to share information about your club and organization with 4-H'ers from across California! Please register your exhibit and booth: http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=20024. Deadline to register your booth is 5:00 pm on May 1, 2017. 
 

State 4-H Presentation Day (pre-qualification and pre-registration required): Volunteer evaluators provide written feedback to individual or teams of 4-H members on their presentations. Evaluation is criterion-based using a rubric. Types of presentations vary between demonstrations, prepared speech, interpretive reading, impromptu, and others. 

entomology
Entomology Contest Having an entomology project informs not only 4-H members but the public on how important insects are to our everyday life.

 

film
California 4-H State Film Festival (pre-registration required for competition; viewing is drop-in): Provides a venue for teams of 4-H members to showcase their films. View a selection of previous year's films at http://www.youtube.com/user/California4H

Judging Contest (no pre-registration necessary): The objective of judging in the 4-H program is to help members grow in their ability to think, reason, and make logical and scientific judgments. Judging is about making choices and decisions. In each class, youth rank four items based on a standard; typically ten classes. There will also be a small non-competitive Primary Division for Primaries to get judging experience. They will receive a certificate of participation and a participation ribbon. 

Interview Contest (pre-registration encouraged but not required): The Interview Contest is a Public Speaking contest that gives members an opportunity to practice the real-life skill of applying for a job. Pre-registration encouraged.

State 4-H Fashion Revue (pre-qualification and pre-registration required): Volunteer judges provide feedback on 4-H members’ clothing and accessory choices using criterion-based rubrics. Categories are Traditional, Consumer Science Purchased, Upcycled and Challenge. Open to the public are multiple service, craft, judging and fashion activities, and a fashion show. Organized by a committee of youth and adult volunteers. 

2014 Best of Show:
State 4-H Plant Science Contest (no pre-registration necessary): The contest is organized into three parts: judging, plant identification, and written test. The four highest ranking senior 4-H members are qualified to participate in the national contest.

State 4-H Photography Contest (pre-registration required): 4-H members may submit two photographs in various categories.

State 4-H Discussion Meet This event has been moved to February 26.

Logo Contest (no pre-registration necessary): In the morning, 4-H members may submit their logo design for the following year’s Field Day. In the afternoon, 4-H members vote on their favorite design.

2016 California 4-H State Field Day

Logo by Anna Sorensen, Conejo Simi 4-H Club, Ventura County
Logo by Anna Sorensen, Conejo Simi 4-H Club, Ventura County

Alfalfa's friends made a pyramid! Come get one over at Wellman
Alfalfa's friends made a pyramid! Come get one over at Wellman
 

By the Numbers

9 Contests 

450 Cows (cow-shaped stress balls)

120 Contest Evaluators/Judges

76 Logo Contest entries

109 Photography contest entries

8 Film Festival entries

200 Sparks Surveys

and

Countless volunteer hours donated by contest committee members, staff, and youth to prepare for State Field Day! Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate our #TrueLeaders!

Number of Participants

296 Judging Event 2016 State Judging Event Results
105 Plant Science entries 2015 Plant Science Results
156 Fashion Revue 2016 State Fashion Revue Results
15 Discussion Meet 2016 Discussion Meet Results
418 Presentation Day 2016 State Presentation Day Results

 

Snapchat story by the State Ambassadors

Hi, I'm Alfalfa the Cow, welcome to State Field Day!
Hi, I'm Alfalfa the Cow, welcome to State Field Day!
Trying to sample the leaves up here.
Trying to sample the leaves up here.
Alfalfa voted in the logo contest. Did you yet?
Alfalfa voted in the logo contest. Did you yet?
Alfalfa the cow enjoying the grass at State Field Day
Alfalfa the cow enjoying the grass at State Field Day
These water bottles are the best! We are over at Wellman $10
These water bottles are the best! We are over at Wellman $10

 Video from the live streaming of the Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony at California State 4-H Field Day, brought to you by the California 4-H Technology Leadership Team 

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