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4-H is an educational program of the University of California Cooperative Extension and made available through a partnership of county, state, and federal governments. The program creates positive opportunities for youth to develop life skills and become engaged in their local communities.  The program combines the efforts of youth, volunteer leaders, and University staff and faculty to create a fun, hands-on learning approach to a non-formal education. 


Placer 4-H Blog

  • Gold Country Fair Delivering a Platform for Strong Youth Development

    Added September 8, 2014
    4-H'ers showing lambs at Gold Country Fair

    There has been a long partnership between the fairs of Placer County and the 4-H and FFA programs, and this year was yet another wonderful example. The Gold Country Fair, held September 4th-7th, honored and highlighted youth from both youth development organizations. The journey to Fair under agricultural projects is a long, at times challenging, yet rewarding journey. Youth begin to learn and...

  • The Presentation Trail – Won’t You Come Along? By: Lleyton Rutz

    Added August 21, 2014

    I am so excited! I just finished giving my presentation at the California State Fair. I'm a little sad too because it's probably the last time I will give it.  I hope my story inspires you to try the presentation skill opportunities in 4-H.  You don't have to sign-up for a certain project.  Anyone in 4-H can do it.  All you need is a topic, some hard work to organize your...

  • S.O.S The Summer Of Sewing Group

    Added August 12, 2014
    4-H'ers in S.O.S

    The world is constantly in need of something. It could be rain, peace, comfort and/or kindness. This year, we decided to make a difference. So we created the S.O.S. group, or The Summer of Sewing. Clara and Frodo Abrahams, Lydia, Mia and Sofi Clark were all very interested in Project Linus ( and the 1 Million Pillowcase...

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