Welcome to the 4-H Program of El Dorado County
Time for Record Books
Record books - Each club judges their youth members record book during the summer - check with them for this date. County record book judging will be August 30th starting at 4:00pm at the 4-H office. IF you want to submit your record book for County judging, it will have to receive a GOLD seal at the club level. We will need judges for Co. judging. This would be a great time to learn about record books as training will be available. 2018 State Record Book Competition due October 26th, 2018 and must be a senior 4-H member. Learn more about record books.
Concours d’Elegance is an antique and classic car show held at Ironstone Winery in Murphys. It is a fund raiser for 4-H in the foothill counties, FFA, and State Fair scholarships. Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, San Joaquin and Tuolumne counties' 4-H members and families volunteer to help with the event and in return, the Ironstone Concours Foundation helps support our program.
- Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
- Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Location: Ironstone Winery, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, CA 95247
Who We Are
4-H’ers across the nation are responding to challenges every day in their communities and their world.
With an expansive network reaching every corner of the country, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. More than 6 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities stand out among their peers: building revolutionary opportunities and implementing community-wide change at an early age.
As the youth development program of the nation’s 109 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System, 4-H fosters an innovative, “learn by doing” approach with proven results. The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, a longitudinal study conducted by the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University, shows youth engaged with 4-H are:
- Nearly two times more likely to get better grades in school;
- Nearly two times more likely to plan to go to college;
- 41 percent less likely to engage in risky behaviors; and
- 25 percent more likely to positively contribute to their families and communities.
Unparalleled Reach and Scope
With 540,000 volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and more than 60 million alumni, the 4-H movement supports young people from elementary school through high school with programs designed to shape future leaders and innovators. Fueled by research-driven programming, 4-H'ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, citizenship and healthy living.
Leading by Example
The caring support of adult volunteers and mentors inspires young people in 4-H to work collaboratively, take the lead on their own projects and set and achieve goals with confidence. 4-H’ers chart their own course, explore important issues and define their place in the world. 4-H’ers stand up for themselves and their communities.
These pivotal experiences build a foundation of leadership and skills for success in their future careers. (National 4H website)
Enrollment begins now and ends October 15th! Explore this site to learn more! Or call the local 4H office 530-621-5503 to be connected to local volunteers to become more informed.
El Dorado 4-H Office
Address: 311 Fair Lane,
Placerville, CA 95667
4-H Program Representative
Enrollment, Club Management & Countywide Projects
4-H Program Representative
Livestock, Countywide/Special Events, Newsletter & Record Books