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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 during the Coronavisrus.  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.

In response to the cancellation or uncertainty of a 4-H member's involvement with the local fairs, a Options for Market Animal Sales has been created to answer many of your questions:

_Market_Animal_Sale Options


Information about meetings/events/gatherings, based on UC-wide protocols and CDPH guidance. 

  • All UC ANR-hosted meetings, events and gatherings of 11 or more people  that are scheduled to take place must be conducted online, postponed or canceled.  This will be until further notice given by county health officials. 

    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.

  • Smaller gatherings held in venues that do not allow social distancing of six feet per person should be postponed or canceled

4-H Club Book Training for incoming youth officers 

Dates to sign up for 4-H Club Book Training:

8/4   6-8pm

8/5   6-8 pm

8/6   6-8pm

Please use the sign up genius!


club book training flyer 2020

Secretary Organizing Party  lets spend some time to get your binder organized!

August 10th,  4- 6pm 

Click here to see the details in the flyer:  Secretary book party

Treasure's Planning day   Get your binder ready for the year and have the forms needed.

August 17th, 4-6pm

Treasure book Planning day 2020

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 2019-2020

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
4-H Calendar
Event Name Date
4-H Secretary organizing party 8/10/2020
4-H Treasury Planning 8/17/2020