4-H Update
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Updates from 4-H
Attention Project Leaders

Want to help 4-H members test their investigative skills and help 4-H adapt to this pandemic?
Interested in epidemiology (how we can track and prevent the spread of germs and diseases)?

Consider leading the 4-H Virtual Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak Project!
The Virtual 4-H Disease Detectives Project will help youth learn about disease outbreaks, virus transmissions, public health investigations and how protective actions like hand washing, wearing masks, vaccinations, and herd immunity help manage negative public health outcomes. This project is designed for virtual delivery to 4-H members that are at least 12 years old.

For more information and training on leading this project, please join the UC 4-H Healthy Living Leadership Team for a webinar

Date: August 13, 2020
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Questions: Contact Anne Iaccopucci
State Fashion Revue
2020 Virtual State Fashion Show
State Fashion Revue invites all 2020 Fashion Revue County Winners to participate in the 2020 State Fashion Show.

Entry is with photographs and commentary. The SFR Committee will produce the video fashion show featuring your outfits, with no evaluation or awards.

For this special fashion show, Junior, intermediate, and Senior County Winners in state and local categories may participate, as long as you entered a complete outfit for evaluation (excluding quilts, modeling, accessories, etc.).

If you are the County Winner in 2 categories, you can submit 2 separate entries. All outfit items in the two categories must be different. 

County winner members enter at the State 4-H Fashion Show

Entry deadline is August 31, 2020
4-H Virtual Hippology Contest
August 22, 2020
11:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT

Hippology is an activity that can make learning fun for 4-H members by letting them exhibit their knowledge and understanding of equine science and husbandry in a friendly yet competitive setting.

The Virtual Hippology Contest has three (3) different phases:
  • Examination Phase
  • Station Phase
  • Judging Phase
Virtual Hippology contest

Purdue University will conduct the contest through the eXtension Learning Management System.
This year's Hippology Contest is being held in partnership with Purdue University. The virtual format and content for this contest was created with Horse Extension Specialists in Indiana, Michigan and Oklahoma.
Please note there is a required Practice Session led by Purdue. (choose one)
  • August 19, 2020; 5pm - 7pm PDT
  • August 20, 2020 from 5pm-7pm PDT

Equine Public Speaking Contest
Sept. 12-Juniors (ages 9-13)
Sept. 13-Seniors (ages 14-19)
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
The California State 4-H Virtual Equine public speaking contest will be held on September 12 for juniors and September 13 for seniors, with 3 different time blocks.
4-H Horse Education Contest
Registration closes at 5:00 pm on September 1, 2020.

3 Contests
  • Prepared Public Speaking
  • Individual Demonstrations
  • Team Demonstrations

Contest is open to all enrolled 4-H members.
Senior division is 14 years and up
Juniors is 13 years and under.
The top 4 Seniors will have the opportunity to represent California at the virtual Western National Roundup in January 2021.

*The subject matter must pertain to the horse industry, speeches not appropriately related to the horse industry will be disqualified at the discretion of judges.
Horse Classic
September 26-27, 2020
English, Western and Ranch styles

38 classes with Junior, Senior and Novice levels

More detail and registration is coming soon!
Incentives and Recognition:
Now Available
2020 Higher Education Scholarships accepting applications
Due August 9, 2020

Due August 9, 2020

Diamond Clover Application , now completed online
Applications are available year round and open for youth members who are at least 17 and adult volunteers not older than 25 years.