UCCE 4-H Program of Amador County
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UCCE 4-H Program of Amador County

County-Wide Projects

County-Wide Projects are available to any Amador County 4-H Member in addition to any projects available at the club level. These projects have their own schedules and meeting dates and it's up to the member to keep informed of meetings. Participating in County-Wide Projects is a great way to interact with members from other clubs who have similar interests.

Beginning 4-H

Project Leader: Vera M. Bullard- vmbullard@ucanr.edu Ph. 209-223-6484

Meets: 2nd Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
2017-2018 Program Year Project starting in OCTOBER 2017

Location: 11220-B Airport Road, Jackson CA 95642 

This project is designed to give first year members and their parents an overview of the entire 4-H Youth Development Program and how it works. Topics covered include: Projects, Record Books, Fair, and Achievement Awards.

Begining 4-H Project Information



Project Leader: Vera M. Bullard- vmbullard@ucanr.edu Ph. 209-223-6484

Meets: 1st Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
2017-2018 Program Year Project starting in October

Location: 11220-B Airport Road, Jackson CA 95642

The Poultry Project will teach members to identify different avian species and understand basic avian anatomy. They will learn how to properly house birds, the feed requirements of different poultry and to demonstrate basic handling techniques. Members will work on showmanship as well.

2017-18 Program Year Poultry Outline


Livestock Judging

Project Leader: Vera M. Bullard- vmbullard@ucanr.edu Ph. 209-223-6484

Meets: 2nd Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
Starting in OCTOBER 2017

Location: 11220-B Airport Road, Jackson CA 95642

In this project, youth learn how livestock producers and breeders evaluate the form of their animals with their function to produce high quality products to their customers. Youth will analyze individual animal traits, of four animals presented together as a class, to each other and to an accepted ideal for that species. Then, youth will rank each animal in the class and communicate their reasoning as to what order each animal was placed. Basic skills need to be successful in this project are critical thinking and conceptual processing.

Livestock Judging Project Information Sheet


Goat Group (Dairy and Meat)

Co-Project Leader: Sara Dentone- sodentone@gmail.com 

Co-Project Leader: William Bullard- wobull@hotmail.com 

Meets: 2nd Sunday of the Month starting in DECEMBER

Location: Willow Springs School, Plymouth, CA or 15643 Muller Road, Plymouth CA 

The Goat Group involves raising and caring for live animals while learning about animal health, nutrition, breeding, selection, and marketing. This group includes Dairy, Nigerian Dwarf, Meat, and Pygmy. Youth must be nine years old by December 31st of the program year to participate in the Dairy and Meat Goat projects. Primary members may participate in Nigerian Dwarf and Pygmy Goat projects.


Equine-Horse (ages 9 & up)

Project Leaders: Julianne Nevin 

Meets: TBA

Location: Benny Brown Arena, Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, CA  

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Photography-Intermediate Photography

Project Leader: Raberta Head wild4wallace@msn.com

Meets: TBA

Location: 11220-B Airport Road, Jackson, CA 95642

The goals of the Intermediate Photography To help members sharpen their skills and understanding or outdoor, portrait/studio and macro photography as well as to gain a better understanding of the use of DSLR, (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras. Also to foster communication and encourage thought processes that will help member communicate artistic and practical ideas about photography with other members, friends and family alike. As well as, to build confidence through practical experience and praise of accomplishments.

4-H members who are interested in the Intermediate Photography Project should have a basic understanding of how to operate a digital camera and/or smart phone camera, as well as a computer. They will also need to know how to use an SD card to transfer images. It is a plus if members have knowledge of the operations of photo editing software.


Shooting Sports - Rifle (ages 9 & up)

Project Leader: Robert Withrow - rhwithrow@sbcglobal.net

Meets: Meets: Saturdays (April 7 Thru May 12) 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Sacramento Valley Shooting Center, 15501 Meiss Rd, Sloughhouse, CA 95683   

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The California 4-H shooting sports program provides instruction in the safe handling of firearms and archery equipment while developing self-confidence and leadership abilities in 4-H participants.  As a youth development education program, 4-H shooting sports uses the skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in attaining knowledge and developing essential life skills.

Youth must be nine years old by December 31st of the program year to participate in this project. Acceptance into the project is upon approval of the project leader and the member's ability to follow instructions.

Shooting Sports-Rifle Schedule 


Veterinary Science

Project Leader: Raberta Head

Meets: 4th Monday 6:00 pm Starting in NOVEMBER

Location: 11220 B Airport Road, Jackson, CA 95642

The 4-H Veterinary Science project provides an excellent way for young people who care for animals and may want to follow a career in veterinary medicine, explore the topic. In this project, members will learn about animal health, behavior, and visit with veterinarians. They will also learn about different breeds and types of animals and they will discover the different types of disease that effect animal health. Members will also have a chance to explore the different jobs veterinarians do.


Field Crops and Management: Viticulture

Co-Project Leader: Maureen Curran- curran1991@dishmail.net

Meets: TBA

Location: Various locations in and around Amador County

The Amador County 4-H Viticulture Project is an introduction to viticulture; growing grapes, including all aspects of grape cultivation, wine grapes, grape species and varieties; botany, anatomy, propagation, climate, cultivation, vineyard management, plant-soil-water relations, irrigation, fertilization, pruning, weed, insect pest and disease control; establishment, training and pruning grape vines, harvest and post-harvest operations.

4-H members will not only learn about the cultivation of grapes, but will also grow and manage their own grape vines. They will have the opportunity to show their vines at the Amador County Fair and participate in regional and state-wide pruning and viticulture challenges.


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