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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.


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

Achievement Day and Drive in Movie October 18th, 2020

This event replaces our annual evening and awards ceremony. it will be held at the Monterey fairgrounds main area. We will still celebrate and announce the members accomplishments for the 2019-2020 year.  Afterward, all families will enjoy a free Drive in Movie of "Hocus Pocus".  See flyer and please read all social distancing rules.

2020 Achievement Day flyer draft

Acheivement day flyer 2020 - draft

Mars Base Camp -A Science Adventure Activity, October 24th, 2020

This year's Stem activity will be held virtually and limited to 20 participants.  The Committee will provide all the materials prior to those who sign up.  see flyer for more information.


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 Mars Base Camp STEM activity 10/24/2020