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Countywide Projects

Countywide Projects are available to any El Dorado 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 is up to the member to keep informed of meetings. Participating in Countywide Projects is a wonderful way to interact with members from other clubs who have similar interests.

Primary members are eligible to participate in projects marked with a (*).

Please contact the leader for information about the project, including meeting dates & times.

ALPACAS

Host Club: Latrobe Outlanders

Learn about Alpacas, their care and management. May also include information on their use as a wool or pack animal.

Leader: Layla Cordero

BIRDS: MARKET/MEAT CHICKENS

Host Club: Rescue Up ‘n’ Comin’

Avian Science project focused on poultry-meat birds raised for meat production.

Leader: Angela Johnson

BIRDS: POULTRY*

Host Club: Rescue Up ‘n’ Comin’

Learn about birds and their care and management as a part of Avian Science. Birds may be raised for pets, show, breeding, meat, eggs, or sale. Project may include information about commercial practices in birds.

Leader: Angela Johnson

CAKE DECORATING: BEGINNER* (FULL)

Host Club: Rescue Up ‘n’ Comin’

Members learn how to decorate a cake according to their tastes. This class is designated for beginning skill levels. Limit 10 members; must attend all three project meetings: Jan. 8, Jan. 22 & Feb. 5 and participate in Home Arts Day on Apr. 15.

Leader: Angela Johnson

CAVIES*

Host Club: Latrobe Outlanders

Learn the care, feeding, and management of cavies. Members may raise animals for pets, market, showing, or breeding.

Leader: Kristen Ettl

CLOVERBUDS*

Host Club: Gold Hill Toppers

For members under the age of nine to participate in; project may include basic sampling of other projects.

Leader: Laurel Maggiore

EQUINE: HORSE & PONIES

Host Club: Rescue Up ‘n’ Comin’

Learn how to care for, feed, and ride a horse of pony. The animal may be either owned or leased. Subcategories of this project include Breeding, Draft, Drill, Judging, Driving, English, Gymkhana & Dressage, Miniature, Trail Riding, and Western.

Leaders: Christy Breeden & Colleen Kelly

EQUINE: HORSELESS HORSE

Host Club: Mother Lode 49ers

This project is designed for kids without horses, but wish to learn about safety, care, and maintenance. Studies include body parts, equipment, health issues, and feed. They learn about the responsibility required for horse ownership. Hands-on with a horse and occasional field trips. Boots are required.

Leader: Susan Meade

FISHING*

Host Club: Rescue Up ‘n’ Comin’

Members will learn about gear, tackle, and methods used to catch different species of fish. Hands-on meetings at local fisheries TBD.

Leader: Angela Johnson

FOODS: COOKING* (FULL)

Host Club: Gold Hill Toppers

In this project, youth learn about foods by partnering with adults in the kitchen to plan and cook food, explore the science, nutrition, and history of cooking while promoting healthy eating and resource management.

Leader: Kristen Dalldorf

 

GEOLOGY*

Host Club: Rescue Up ‘n’ Comin’

Learn about the study of solid and liquid matter constituting the Earth.  May include learning about rocks, minerals, geologic processes, and local formations.

Leader: Angela Johnson

GOATS: DAIRY

Host Club: Rescue Up ‘n’ Comin’

Learn about dairy goats, their care and management. Members may raise animals for market, milk, or breeding. Opportunities are available for non-owners and owners alike.

Leader: Denise Jones

GOATS: MEAT

Host Club: Rescue Up ‘n’ Comin’

Learn about meat goats and their care and management. Animals may be raised for meat, show, sale, or breeding.

Leader: Denise Jones

 

GOATS: NIGERIAN*

Host Club: Latrobe Outlanders

Goat project focused on Nigerian dwarf goats.

 Leader: Lisa Franzi

GOATS: PACK

Host Club: Happy Sundowners

Goat project focused on pack goats.

 Leaders: Cheri White & Denise Jones

GOATS: PYGMY*

Host Club: Shingle Springers

Goat project focused on pygmy goats.

 Leader: Tanya McNulty

RABBITS*

Host Club: Latrobe Outlanders

Learn the care, feeding, and management of rabbits. Members may raise animals for pets, fur, show, or breeding.

Leader: Kristen Ettl

RABBITS: AGILITY*

Host Club: Latrobe Outlanders

Learn how to train rabbits to hop through a course of jumps, as well as other obstacles similar to ones used for dog agility.

Leader: Kristen Ettl

RABBITS: MARKET/MEAT

Host Club: Shingle Springers

Learn the care, feeding, management, and breeding of rabbits raised for meat production.

Leaders: Danelle & Ashton Hosmann

SHEEP: BREEDING

Host Club: Gold Hill Toppers

Learn about the care and management of breeding sheep. Members may learn, but are not limited to, the genetics involved in breeding, the care and management of in-lamb ewes and ewes after lambing, and AI practices.

Leader: Brianna Gregory

SHEEP: MARKET

Host Club: Gold Hill Toppers

Learn about the care and management of market sheep. Members may raise animals for market or show.

Leader: Brianna Gregory