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Events and Conferences


Join UC ANR Cooperative Extension for a special Heteroptera insect group Workshop on April 20, 2017 in Monterey, CA. This half-day workshop will feature presentations on topics including insect resistant management, biological control, market regulation and more! After, join us for lunch at the Monterey Boat Harbor and guided tour of Dole Fruit Company and local grower fields. Visit now to register or get more information.


Workshop flyer Heteropera workshop

Pajaro Valley CropManage Workshop
Bringing CropManage to the Field

RSVP by Friday, March 24, 2017 to Erin McCarthy at 831 475-5159 or

AGENDA (subject to change)
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and Refreshments
8:30 – 10:15 Getting started and updates on CropManage 3.0
10:15 BREAK
10:30 – 11:15 Strategies for using CropManage for decision supportand record-keeping

11:15- 11:45 Advanced features and interfacing sensors with CropManage
11:45-12:00 Discussion of new features or changes needed

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
8:00am – 12pm


Location: UC Cooperative Extension Auditorium
1430 Freedom Blvd.
Watsonville, CA 95076

Poultry & Rabbits Information Day

Poultry & Rabbit Information Day 

Hosted by Buena Vista 4-H 

April 1st 

The Feed Trough Store 

in Salinas

from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

See the flyer for more information rabbit

Cal Focus

California Focus

A Unique Citizenship Educational Experience!
June 16-20, 2017
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza- Sacramento

Register now

4-H California Focus logo


Cal Focus 2015 group

Experience California’s government in action by participating in the legislative, political, and judicial processes. California Focus combines hands-on participation in workshops, debates, simulations, tours, and fun activities. 



About #CalFocus17

Who can attend 

Youth ages 14 - 19. Youth must be at least 14 years old by the time of California Focus.

Youth Registration Deadline April 3, 2017

Adults can apply to chaperone this event.


Set in Sacramento, California's capital, participants will tour the State Capitol building, Governor's Office, and 3rd District Court of Appeals. Workshops and lodging will be at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA.

What you will learn and participate in 

California Focus 2017 5x7 flyer - English
California Focus 2017 5x7 flyer - English
  • Vote sign
    The election process: Register to vote, conduct a primary election, and develop a political campaign through a two party system.
  • Analyze the needs and issues of your district and enact legislation for the "governor" to sign into law.
  • Create a plan of action for your community
  • Meet California law makers
  • Tour the State Capitol, Governor's office and 3rd District Court of Appeals
  • Participate in fun activities, tours and cultural events
  • Make new friends

See the tentative schedule of events

California Focus can be the beginning of a life of public participation that leaves you with a strong determination to become involved in your community.  


For more information contact Jenna Colburn at


State Leadership Conference

Conference registration coming soon



UC Davis Aggies logo


July 20-23, 2017
University of California, Davis 

The annual 4-H State Leadership Conference brings together youth from across California for leadership training, networking, and a memorable learning experience.


Who can attend

What you will learn and do

  • Advanced leadership training.
  • Network and share ideas with other 4-H'ers from across the state.
  • Experiential education on leadership development, civic engagement, college admissions and other 4-H project areas.
  • Experience a slice of college life: live in the residence halls, eat in the dining commons, and participate in educational sessions, many of which are taught by University of California faculty and staff.


For more information

Contact Jenna Colburn at or (530) 750-1336.


Volunteer Opportunities

The California State Leadership Conference (SLC) is a tremendous undertaking organized by a team of dedicated leaders and members. The conference is organized by the State Ambassadors, Adult Advisors and the SLC Planning Committee, but could not be accomplished without help from the Technology Leadership Team and the SLC Support Group. 


Program Assistants

Program Assistants are 4-H Alumni who help the youth delegates to have the most amazing leadership experience possible. Applications are due March 31.

SLC Workshop Presenter 

Do you have a workshop that you want to present at SLC? Then submit a workshop proposal!  Proposals are due March 24.

SLC Support Group 

Applications are coming soon! Teen leaders participate in the implementation of State Leadership Conference through the SLC Support Group. Applicants must be eligible to attend State Leadership Conference. 

SLC Planning Committee

The entire conference is planned by the SLC Planning Committee - a team of high school-aged 4-H members and adult volunteers. Working in strong youth-adult partnership, they design the educational, recreational and logistical components of the conference.


See what you have to look forward to! 

Photographs from 2015 State Leadership Conference




Chaperone Information

Adult volunteers are key to making this a safe and memorable activity. Having dedicated adult chaperones who commit themselves to the safety and well-being of the youth participants during the entire event (24 hours a day!) is a HUGE commitment. Thank you for considering serving in this capacity.

Please see the Chaperone selection process and requirements

Chaperone Selection Timeline

April 3, 2017

Chaperone Application Deadline. Agreement Forms and online training due/completed when application is submitted.

June 9, 2017

Final chaperone notifications made

Chaperone applicants: please do not register for the event until you have been notified that you will be a chaperone for this event.

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