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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


Fantastic Field Day is our biggest skills event for members. See you February 1st at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds.

Fantastic Field Day flyer with lunch final

judging contest flyer 2020

FFD livestock judging flyer 2019

poster contest flyer 2020 - final

vegetable judging 2020 flyer

2019 Baking Contest - 2020

February 12th the Big Day Of Giving is a way t support your local 4-H program and office. Ask how your business can become involved! 

New! County Record Book Workshop is February 15th in the Salinas office. Hosted by Lockwood, this is open to members and adults. 

record book flyer

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

4-H Annual Report 2019

The 2018-2019 4-H Strategic Plan: The strategic planning process was designed to be inclusive and utilization-focused. The process actively engaged the program’s stakeholder groups to capture diverse perspectives as a means to identify what UC 4-H can do best to engage youth in reaching their fullest potential. The strategic plan sets direction over the next 6-10 years within a flexible framework. This plan is a “living
document” and may change as the environment, funding, and/or priorities change.  Read it here:

4-H Strategic plan 2019

For more information on YQCA training, visit the Fairs tab on our site.

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

Monterey County 4-H Diversity and Expansion