The State 4-H office has moved all of its programming to a virtual format until further notice. For the status of county-based programming, please check with your University of California Cooperative Extension County office.
Our priority is ensuring the safety of the young people in the 4-H program, their families, and our community.
Changes to 4-H state and national events (as of 5/27/2020)
Virtual State Fashion Show will be held later in the summer, date tba
Animal Science Symposium will be held as three Zoom webinars:
- Tuesday, June 2, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm - Animal Welfare Proficiencies in 4-H
- Tuesday, June 9, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm - At the Interface between Livestock and Predators
- Tuesday, June 16, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm - A 'Fear-Less' Approach to understanding dogs, their care, and training
State Leadership Conference will be held virtually, July 24-26
Horse Education Contests will be held virtually. Date tbd.
4-H Horse Classic - This is being rescheduled as a virtual contest. It will not require a Qualifying Horse Show to participate. A checklist for county leaders is being developed as guidance on who can participate. Currently postponed, date tbd.
Citizenship Washington Focus- Canceled for 2020
Leadership Washington Focus- Canceled for 2020
State Fashion Revue - Note that a Virtual Fashion Show will be held later in the summer, date tba
California Focus - Canceled for 2020
California State Fair - Canceled for 2020
4-H Camps scheduled thru July 4th are canceled. Please see the Camping page for more information. Please see our FAQs for guidance regarding camps after July 4, 2020.
Volunteer training-Backstage Pass Fun with a Purpose - Postponed to Fall 2020
April 29-May 10 Spring Tractor Supply Paper Clover campaign is postponed until further notice.
National 4-H Conference - Rescheduled to Sept. 26 - Oct. 3, 2020
Camping Conference - Rescheduled to 2021
County 4-H Events
Please check with your county on the status of county events and activities. Each county is following the directive of their county public health agency as well as the state (CDPH) and national (CDC) guidance.
We have received many questions about the status of county fairs. We acknowledge the stress and uncertainty that families are going through because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our 4-H staff are working hard to keep you informed and create new learning experiences to support the learning and growth of our 4-H youth.
Please contact your county 4-H Program Representative about the status of county fairs near you.