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4-H Runs on the Power of Volunteers

For some people, volunteering is about giving. For 4-H volunteers it is a way of living

Dear 4-H Volunteer, Thank you! Thank you for your dedication, courage and your conviction, for bringing your sense of adventure to share and learn alongside the youth that you mentor. Thank you for your compassion and your awareness, for seeing the need and responding. Thank you for sharing your skills and knowledge...

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 1:02 PM
  • Author: Gemma Miner

How would you promote 4-H?

Ad submitted in Promotional ad contest

When creating an ad campaign, your target audience is your main consideration. You try to create a message–using words and/or images–that you feel would resonate with them. Last year, we held a Promotional Ad Contest at State Field Day, sponsored by the Public Relations and Marketing Committee of the California...

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:01 AM

Solano County 4-H Grows Great Cooks!

The Cowtown Chili Boys of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club test the temperature of their chili at the Solano County 4-H Chili Cook-Off.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Solano County 4-H Skills Day is an opportunity for 4-H'ers to show what they've learned in their projects and demonstrate their showmanship skills. From that event, they are finding some great cooks! Read their stories by Kathy Keatley Garvey below – and also get their recipes!   From cavies to chili to...

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 6:14 PM

4-H'ers Recognized for Healthy Living and Agriculture

Elisabeth Watkins, 2019 Youth in Action Winner in Healthy Living

The National 4-H Council has named Elisabeth Watkins from San Joaquin County the winner of the 2019 4-H Youth in Action Award for Healthy Living. She will receive a $5,000 scholarship for higher education and will serve as an advocate and spokesperson for 4-H Healthy Living programming. The two finalists for Agriculture...

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 4:08 PM

How 4-H'ers can help with disaster relief

Chris and Nancy Brown embrace while searching through the remains of their home, leveled by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California Noah Berger/AP

The past few years California and the nation have faced devastating natural disasters. When we see images of devastation and loss on the news and Internet our first instinct is to mobilize, organize, and help those that are in need.   In the past week California has been hit hard again with wildfires in...

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 4:45 PM
  • Author: Jenna Colburn

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