California 4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Alumni lead UC ANR
The 4-H program and Cooperative Extension in all states are supported through the state's land grant university. The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) supports us here in California. We are unique in having two 4-H Alumni leaders
- Glenda Humiston, Vice President of UC ANR
- Brent Hales, Associate Vice President, Program Council
They share their 4-H stories and the influence it has had on their lives.
If you're on a video call with Glenda Humiston when she's in her home office, you'll see the sign right above her left shoulder, prominently displayed: “4-H CLUB MEMBER LIVES HERE.” It's the same sign that hung on her...
Between 4th and 8th grade, Brent Hales had acquired from those years in 4-H a lifetime's worth of skills, a group of lifelong friends, an expanded perspective on the world – and the track suit of his dreams. The middle child of seven kids, young...
Latest posts on the California 4-H Grown blog
Our California 4-H Horticulture Team headed to Kalamazoo, Michigan on October 6th to participate in the 2023 National Junior Horticultural Association (NJHA) annual convention. The event included teams from all over the country. Each state brings a state display which highlights agricultural products from their home state....
This April, five of us California 4-H'ers traveled to Washington D.C. for the 2023 National 4-H Conference. We even had a California 4-H'er, Ben Cederlof, on the USDA's 4-H Youth Leadership Team for the second year in a row! With a focus on civic engagement and leadership, we participated in roundtables to create briefings...
Let's give the 2023 California 4-H Diamond Clover awardees a round of virtual applause! We are so proud of this year's Diamond Clover awardees. They've been developing their 4-H career for years to earn this award. We congratulate them for their commitment to and passion for the 4-H program. Each of the...
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.
The 4-H Youth Development Program in California is open to young people and adult volunteers from all backgrounds and locations in California.
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