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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 UCCE offices are closed for public safety.  However, the staff is working remotely. You can send an email and you will receive a response.

All 4-H calendar activities are canceled or postponed through April 7th, 2020.

However, planning for the 2020-2021  year is moving forward:

County All Star Ambassador applications are due May 1st

Youth Council applications are due May 1st

Leader's Council high school scholarship applications are due May 1st

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