- Presentation Day Applications are DUE January 11th.
Check out our presentation day page for the application and other important information. Presentation Day is February 4, 2017
- Livestock Judging Contest
Be sure to submit your entry form by February 18th. Check out the Livestock Judging Page for more information. Livestock Judging day is February 25, 2017
- Grow 4-H Meeting
January 18th from 6-7:30pm at the 4-H office in Santa Rosa.
Purpose: Bring together the 4-H community to brainstorm ideas to help grow the 4-H program.
- What will it take to grow Sonoma 4-H to reach at least 3% of the county's K-12 youth population (approximately 3,000 youth)? Including everything from additional funding and better marketing to finding administrative efficiencies or making program adaptations.
- What will it take to grow Sonoma 4-H to recruit more 4-H volunteer leaders?
Process: Gather ideas and strategies at the idea meeting. These ideas will be put into a survey and sent out to the broader 4-H community to rank.
Participants: 4-H Volunteer Leaders, Members, and Parents, and community members interested and willing to help grow 4-H! Register for 4-H Grow!
- 2017 Fair livestock schedule
Keep in mind that the details regarding specific breed shows will be added at a later date, this schedule simply indicates what time the major shows are placed on the fair schedule. will will only be running for 2 weekends this year, not the traditional 3 week fair. No more dark Mondays, fail will open on August 3 and run through August 13th. We will be having the Awards Program on the last Sunday of the fair.
- Register for 4-H Clover Day; for 4-H Volunteer Leaders
February 25, 2017 @ the 4-H Center
Register here. Program focused on skill and relationship building for 4-H volunteer leaders to MEET fellow leaders, SHARE ideas and strategies, and LEARN from one another. Lunch keynote is Temple Grandin.
- 2017-2018 4-H State Ambassador
Applications due January 9, 2017
The California 4-H State Ambassador Program is a working honor that provides 4-H members expanded opportunities to serve the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program. The 4-H State Ambassador position is one of the highest service opportunities and recognition attainable in the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program.
2017 UC Davis, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Field Day
March 3-4, 2017 at UC Davis with Registration due February 3, 2017
The UC Davis, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Field Day will take place March 3-4, 2017 at UC Davis. This field day is open to both FFA and 4-H members. 4-H members may compete in any of the contests offered. Please note that the Livestock Judging, the Poultry Judging and the Dairy Judging contests are considered State qualifiers to attend the National events. For more information about the event, please visit http://www.caes.ucdavis.edu/connect/events/field-day
2017 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest
Due January 27, 2017
4-H State Cooking Competition - at the California State Fair JULY 25th
4-H members 9 and older are invited to participate in the 4-H State Cooking Competition at the California State Fair. In preparation for this event we suggest Project Leaders use the Cooking 101 curriculum (available here: Cooking 101 curriculum ). Limited spots are available, so if you would like to participate in the 2017 4-H Cooking Competition start preparing now using 4-H Cooking 101 and plan to register for team here: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=19404
Happy New Year to all! I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season and is looking forward to the adventures that 2017 will bring! Baby, it's been cold outside…so I hope you all have been staying warm. That being said, it's not always easy for others to stay warm and dry…no matter what the season. Please keep in mind that Missy Pendleton of Goldridge 4-H is still collecting items for her drive, “It's Raining Cats and Dogs”. These items will be put into survival packs and handed out to the homeless on cold, wet winter nights. Shari Skaife is also collecting items for the Countywide Survival Gear Clearinghouse, which is a program of the Sonoma County Task Force for the Homeless. Donations for these worthy causes will be accepted at CCC meetings through May, but sooner rather than later is key during these bone-chilling nights.
C.A.L. (Create a Leader) Conference is January 27th, 28th and 29th. It will be another incredible leadership weekend for our young teens. If you are planning on attending, let us know. We would love to have you report on your experiences at our February CCC meeting.
I would like to encourage you to participate with a speech, demonstration or presentation at Presentation Day. It's the perfect venue to share interests, experiences and knowledge with your fellow 4-Hers. The event takes place on Saturday, February 4th at the 4-H Center. We encourage all members to try and complete one of the presentation areas this year and to work toward their bronze, silver, gold or platinum star. It will help develop public speaking skills. Let's take some extra time and talk it up at our club meetings. Entry forms and detailed information are online, and entry forms must be postmarked by January 11th.
As we begin the uphill climb that is 2017, please keep in mind that...
We all get the exact same 365 days.
The only difference is what we do with them.
As 4-Hers, we are skilled in making a difference…
in making the best better.
Practice this every day, and 2017 is guaranteed to be your
best year ever!
See you soon! - Amanda
Our next CCC meeting is Tuesday, February 7th, 2017, 7 pm at the 4-H Center.