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County Farm Rules and Farm Use Request Application

In order to raise animal(s) or use garden space(s) at a San Mateo/San Francisco (SMSF) County 4-H Farm for experiential learning purposes (not for personal use), members must complete the following by the application deadlines for the program year (no later than 11:59 pm):

  1. Complete the Online Farm Use Request Application.*
  2. Complete 4-H Online enrollment and pay the enrollment fee by the application deadline (refer to Youth Enrollment process).
  3. Read, understand and agree to comply with state and SMSF County Farm Rules (download file).
  4. Read, understand and agree to comply with local farm rules. Please check with your farm manager if you need to submit signed LOCAL FARM RULES. 

Submission Deadlines:

  • August 31: Steer/Heifer 
  • November 15: All other animals (except steer/heifer) including, dairy animals and/or breeding animals, group projects and garden spaces.
  • January 15: Any changes and final requests.

*If you are unable to complete the application online, please contact 4-H staff at smsf4h@ucanr.edu.

Application Forms

Scholarship I:

Refer to Scholarship I webpage for instructions, application and recommendation forms.

Scholarship II:

Refer to Scholarship II webpage for instructions, application and recommendation forms.

Conference Scholarship Request Forms: 

Youth and Adult Conference/Event County Council Scholarship Request Forms

Support Trust:

The Support Trust provides grants to support 4-H projects in San Mateo-San Francisco County. The steps for applying are below:

Part 1:

  1. Complete the online application and a proposed budget for the project: http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=25622. Paper form available upon request.
  2. The Program Support Trust Committee will review the application and budget and you will be notified of their decision within two weeks.

Part 2: After you have been approved, you will need to come back to your application.

In order to receive funds for an approved grant, you must fill out the expense report and provide receipts for the expenses (you can upload the expense form in the online application or mail it to County 4-H Office).