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4-H Program

 "To Make the Best Better"

Welcome to the Monterey County 4-H Program, we have approximately 800 youth enrolled in local 4-H programs and nearly 300 adult volunteers engaging  youth in varied learning experiences. There are fourteen clubs in the county, covering almost all geographic areas. Our mission is to engage youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.

Current Events

The Monterey County 4-H Program and it's members are active remotely during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Our Salinas UCCE offices are closed for public safety.  However, the staff is working remotely. You can send an email and you will receive a response.

Virtual events:

Fantastic Field Day

   Baking contest  2021 Baking Contest Flyer final

   Community Service Activity  Community Service activity flyer

    Poster contest poster contest flyer 2020 - final

County Presentation Event  Presentation Event flyer 2021

Date choices will be:

Sectional Presentation Event April 12- 24, 2021

State Presentation Event May 15th – May 22.

Color Me Green virtual walk and run  March 20th, 2021

In person Meetings/Events/Gatherings as of 12/10/20

Monterey County Health Officer, Dr. Edward Moreno issued a local Order implementing the new State Stay Home Order commencing 10:00 PM Sunday December 13, 2020, and expiring when the county ICU beds have reached above 15% capacity.    The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution supporting Dr. Moreno’s order.   This means the local 4-H Program will not hold and support any in-person meetings on behalf of the Program. in-person activities or reduce in-person capacity.  

  • Leaders and event planners should assess meetings, events and gatherings and plan for the possibility that there may be an extension of this directive, requiring additional cancellations.
  • UCANR personnel and volunteers need to follow this guidance and cancel or postpone events that meet the above criteria. Communities or venues may have variations and of these limits based on the local situation. Consult the County Public Health for local information.

    In addition to guidance and monitoring by the CDC and the CDPH, each County’s Public Health Officer is monitoring this situation and may have additional guidance specific to your community and the local health risks.


The 2019 -2020 4 -H Youth Development Program Annual Report can be viewed here. See how we are growing young leaders across the state: 

2019-2020 4-H Annual Report


Monterey County 4-H Program Representative

Lorin Hofmann-Lurz
Title: 4-H Youth Development Program Representative II
Phone: 831-759-7386
Email: lhofmannlurz@ucanr.edu