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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:

County Record Book workshops: 

Record Book Workshop - My story  April 10th @ 4pm

County Presentation Event.  Registration is now closed.

Sectional Presentation Event April 12- 24, 2021 click here for details  http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/AreaPresentation/ 

State Presentation Event May 15th – May 22.

Fashion Revue Contest, April 17th, 2021

Fashion Revue flyer 2021

Details on Fashion Revue 2021

Interview Contest April 17 & 18th, 2021

Interview Event Flyer 2021 final

In person Meetings/Events/Gatherings as of 3/16/21

On Monday, January 25, the state ended the regional stay-at-home order. This means that each county will now revert back to the state's four risk tiers for re-opening based on COVID-19 testing and case rates.

For the Red Tier, announced on March 16th, this means 4-H clubs can hold an in-person gathering using the calculations of an indoor space:

Capacity = Area of Room / 36sq. ft. per person
or maximum 25% of room capacity, whichever is lower. No more than 100 people.

for outdoor space,   Maximum 100 people
Maintain 6 ft distance between all participants during the activity

Please refer to our safety protocols and guidance on the 4-H webpage   https://ucanr.edu/sites/UC4-HResources/In-person_meetings/ for details on how to resume in-person activities.

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.

When meeting in person, please have the following materials present:

4-H Covid Poster

4-H Volunteer checklist

4-H Meeting Attendance & Contact tracing form

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