4-H Update
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Update on 4-H events
The State 4-H Office and County 4-H staff continue to monitor information regarding COVID-19 from the  California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the  Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Our priority is ensuring the safety of the young people in the 4-H program, their families, and our community. Please check here regularly for updates on statewide 4-H events.

We encourage all 4-H families and volunteers to prioritize their health when making decisions about attending events or traveling.

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.

CDC site: Steps to Prevent Illness - includes how to disinfect surfaces

Register to stay informed about events
Unless noted below, scheduled state and national events are still happening. PLEASE REGISTER FOR EVENTS YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN. Registered participants will be notified first for any changes to the event.

Please check the state 4-H homepage regularly for updates on state and national 4-H events.

The Camping Conference is still being held on April 3-5. Register to spend some time outdoors while you learn new ways to engage and excite campers!

See the blog post by Marianne Bird about the great things you can expect at the Camping Conference, planned by the 4-H Camping Advisory Committee
California 4-H Camping Conference
April 3-5, 2020
Sly Park, Pollock Pines, CA
Register for the 3-day conference for workshops and interactive experiences with other camp staff.

Archery certification is also being offered for an extra charge.

Register by March 20, 2020!
JOANN Pay it Fourward
March & April 2020
Start making your list of supplies you want to pick up at JOANN and Pay it Fourward at the register with a donation to 4-H!

Proceeds from Clovers for Kids support State Field Day and State Fashion Revue.
JOANN Pay it Fourward campaign
Apply for the Youth in Action Award
The 4‑H Youth in Action Program recognizes four confident young leaders with diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives in our core pillar areas: agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living and STEM.

Each Pillar Winner will experience an exciting year of telling their 4‑H story and celebrating their leadership. Winners receive:
  • $5,000 higher education scholarship
  • Promotional video showcasing their 4‑H impact story
  • All-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for National 4‑H Council’s Legacy Awards
  • Networking opportunities with 4‑H celebrities and other prominent alumni
  • Recognition as the official 4‑H youth spokesperson for their pillar

One Pillar Winner will be selected as the 4‑H Youth in Action National Award Winner and will receive an additional higher education scholarship.
Please note:
This is a new application timeline for the 2021 awards (previously it was in October). This new timeline allows recipients to receive the scholarship award earlier.
2020 State Avian Bowl Qualifier
Saturday, April 25, 2020, 11 am
Picadilly Inn Airport Hotel, Fresno
Registration Forms must be postmarked or faxed by April 10, 2020.

NOTE: Please see the January newsletter by Dr. Francine Bradley for updates on qualifiers for the Avian Bowl, as well as links to other poultry shows and resources on the UC Davis Avian website.

The 4-H Poultry Showmanship guide written by Dr. Bradley is used for 4-H poultry competitions.
For Volunteers
State Field Day Registrations Open
State Field Day
May 30, 2020
UC Davis West Quad
Registration for all contests at State Field Day is open until May 13, 2020.

Support Field Day contests - sign up to be an Evaluator or Room Host!
Sign-ups for contest evaluators and room hosts is also open until May 13 or until full.
2020 State Field Day logo
See our new State Field Day event site to learn more about this event and sign up!
State 4-H Fashion Revue - Registration Now Open!
Registration is now open for State Fashion Revue.
Entry Deadline is 5:00 pm May 13 ,2020
Evaulators and Monitors Needed!

State Fashion Revue uses volunteer adult Evaluators and Room Monitors. Counties are required to provide one evaluator per 5 participants. 
Members qualify for SFR at their County Fashion Revue or equivalent event. Each county may qualify one member per category and age division.
California Focus
June 19 - 23, 2020
State Capitol, Sacramento, CA
California Focus is only held in even years - don't miss it, or you'll have to wait for 2022 to attend.

Experience state government in action by participating in the legislative, political, and judicial processes. California Focus combines hands-on participation in workshops, debates, simulations, tours, and fun activities.
Register by May 13, 2020
Save the Date
Tractor Supply Co.
Spring Paper Clover
April 29 - May 10, 2020
Paper clover sales are higher in stores with 4-H'ers onsite! Clubs can start reaching out to their local Tractor Supply store about scheduling time to set up a display in-store or outside.

The Paper Clover fundraiser supports sending kids to 4-H camp and leadership conferences, such as the State Leadership Conference.
Click to save this image and post on Facebook and Instagram on March 29!

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