"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 thirteen 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.
4-H Leadership Conference of Regional Teens, January 29-31, 2016
Registration for the annual 4-H Leadership Conference of Regional Teens (LCORT) is now open through December 11th, 2016.
LCORT is an annual event for all 4-H members in ages 12-14. They will enjoy motivational speakers, participate in recreational activities, and get acquainted with 4-H youth and adults from throughout a region that stretches from the Central Coast to the Central Sierra region. In addition, all sessions are put on by 4-H All Stars including our own!
The conference takes place at Wonder Valley Ranch in Sanger, California January 29- 31th, 2016.
Please register by filling out the LCORT youth forms found on the Monterey County 4-H website and mailing in with your registration fees made payable to the Monterey County Leaders Council by the deadline.
Those interested in applying for the 4-H Leader’s Council scholarship funds should also fill out the scholarship application and include in the packet that is sent into the county4-H offices.
Adult Chaperones are required! If your club has an enrolled adult volunteer who would enjoy being a part of this conference, please have them fill out the adult registration form and mail in to the 4-H office. Male volunteers are especially needed. If you cannot attend but can drive members to Sanger, that would be appreciated.
There will be a required orientation meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 19th at 6:00pm at the County Conference room on Abbott street. (Before the County Council meeting). Members, their parents and adult chaperones are to attend as part of the terms.
At this meeting, we will able to discuss information on appropriate behavior, transportation, chaperones, housing and more. As a reminder, our county is to provide chaperones for a ratio of 7 to 1 to all those who attend the conference.
What is LCORT? application cover page -final
LCORT Youth Application 2016 application 2016
Leader's Council Scholarship application Monterey Council LCORT scholarship application_2015
events - continued
Small Animal Field Day, November 14, 2015
At Mission School - 36825 Foothill Rd Soledad, CA 93960
Check In Starts at 9am 9:30am-12:45pm
GAMES, KNOWLEDGE, SNACKS, AND MORE!
Open to all 4-H members with pre-registration preferred. Please email the number of members attending, poster or photo entries that will be brought firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this event is to provide education, information, resources and fun for enrolled 4-H members. The event will be run in rotationsthat will last 15 minutes each. A youth leader will guide the groups through each rotation.
Poster contest: See flyer below for guidelines
Photo contest: See flyer below for guidelines
Rabbit Breeds ID fun: Members will review 8 rabbit breeds with photographs and breeds names. After learning a bit about the breeds, the member will move onto an area in which they will review the rabbit without the name. They will use their memory skills and write down the breeds on a form.
Poultry Breed and ID fun: Members will review 8 poultry breeds with photographs and breeds names. After learning a bit about the breeds, the member will move onto an area in which they will review the poultry without the name. They will use their memory skills and write down the breeds on a form.
Rabbit Showmanship: Watch and learn 4-H Rabbit showmanship from an experienced showman.
Poultry Showmanship: Watch and learn 4-H Poultry showmanship from an experienced showman.
Community Service Activity: Create gifts for shelter animals
Team Building Activity: Learn how to build leadership in your animal project.
Guest speaker Julie Katawicz: 4-H Animal Biosecurity Coordinator will present simple demonstrations on how to use biosecurity to keep your show rabbit and poultry animals healthy.
For more information, contact BV Club Leader Christina McPherson at email@example.com
Member drop offs will be allowed with 4-H medical release form filled out and handed to check in table. Cloverbud age members need an adult chaperone to stay.
This is a county wide event and all enrolled 4-H members are invited to participate. Sorry, no unenrolled youth. This event is funded by the Monterey County Council.