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

California 4-H Youth Development Program

Coronavirus Update on 4-H Activities

Updated Jan. 19, 2022

Effective January 19, 2022, 4-H in-person events must be held OUTDOORS ONLY with 6 feet distancing, or virtually. Learn more about this change and the current guidance for in-person 4-H activities.

Statewide indoor masking order extended to February 15, 2022. Learn more about the CDPH masking order.

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Latest posts on the California 4-H Grown blog

Despite Dixie Fire, Plumas-Sierra youth look for bids on livestock August 15

Plumas-Sierra livestock sale flyer

Due to the Dixie Fire, the traditional Plumas County Fair was canceled, however volunteers are working hard to make the Plumas-Sierra Junior Livestock Show happen. 4-H and FFA youth will show their prize-winning livestock this weekend at the Sierraville Roping Grounds. The showing of animals is scheduled to take place on...

4-H Camp Memories

Eve attending her first Camping Advisory Committee meeting at the UC ANR Center in Davis, CA

Hello, California 4-H! My name is Eve Dowdell and I am on the State 4-H Camping Advisory Committee. The Camping Committee is responsible for planning and running the State Camping Conference, collecting and analyzing Camp Survey Data from all over the State, and assisting and providing resources for 4-H Camps throughout...

4-H Shooting Sports Moving Forward


This article first appeared in the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Shooting News. Reprinted with permission from John Borba. CMP Supports 4-H Shooting Sports Submitted by John Borba, State Shooting Sports Coordinator. The California 4-H Shooting Sports program in California, like everyone else across the nation,...

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