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Welcome to San Benito County 4-H Program 

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4-H offers youth limitless opportunities for friendship, growth, fun, and life skills.  By engaging youth and adults in a meaningful partnerships, 4-H helps youth to reach their full potential as competent, confident, leaders of character who contribute and are connected to their communities.  To learn more about what the 4-H program has to offer our youth, check out the 4-H New Family Handbook

 The Fair livestock show - Agreement between 4-H, Grange, FFA & Independents

Livestock Exhibitors showing at county and state fairs will have to complete the YQCA training as a fair requirement.  The training can be complete at yqcaprogram.org

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4-H age 

age 5 to 18 years old as of December 31st the year of participation

For clarification on 4-H age click this tab. 

4-H enrollment system will be open on July 18, 2024. 

LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS showing at local county fairs must be enrolled and paid by AUGUST 31st. 

4-H registration fee for 2024-2025 is $67.00 per youth member. Adult volunteers enrollment fee is covered by 4-H council. 

4-H year is from July 1st to June 30th.

Paper enrollment forms available to complete and submit to the 4-H office or your 4-H community leader.  For more information contact the 4-H office at 831-205-3180 or email jkatawicz@ucanr.edu.

Countywide Project register are listed with the 4-H club hosting the county wide project.  You can enroll with your primary club but take a countywide project with another 4-H club. 

San Benito County 4-H Participation  Guidelines  Requirements 

Being updated for 2024 fairs. Register by August 31st for this years fair season.

   STEP 1: CHOOSE A 4-H CLUB

List of San Benito County 4-H Clubs

Countrywide projects:

Lead by Bitterwater 4-H: Horse, Poultry, Rabbits, Vet Science, Cavies, Entomology, & swine 
Lead by Fairview 4-H: Aerospace & Rocketry, Cloverbuds (age 5-8), Poultry
Lead Santa Ana: Dairy Goats 
Lead by Union 4-H: Arts & Crafts, Beekeeping, Book club, Cooking (baking), Leadership, Outdoor Adventures,
Poultry, Public Speaking, Rabbit (Meat & Breeding), & Sewing

4-H ZSuite enrollment on-line help sheet system "ZSuite Enrollment Tip-Sheet"

STEP 2:

  • YOUTH ENROLL in 4-H on-line Zsuite registration.
  • YOUTH PAPER ENROLLMENT FORMS.
  • ADULT ENROLL IN 4-H on-line ZSuite registration.
    • COMPLETE LEADER ON-LINE TRAINING - Extension
      • .On-line enrollment registration in Zsuite.  
    • NEW LEADERS ALSO COMPLETE LIVE SCAN. 
    • Call or email the 4-H office for the form. 
    • email: jkatawicz@ucanr.ed or (831) 205-3180
  • ADULT PAPER ENROLLMENT FORMS. 

STEP 3: PAY REGISTRATION FEES 

July 2023- June 2024

4-H Youth Members 

$67 per youth member 

No adult leader fee (covered by 4-H county council)

Payment options: 

  • CASH/CHECK DISCOUNT -Pay directly to your 4-H community club leader. 
  • ON-LINE payment survey system! - Additional $3 processing fee will apply for credit card transactions. 

Fee waiver assistance is available for families to cover the 4-H enrollment in financial need.  A family will need to complete the 4-H fee waiver form.  After completing the 4-H fee waiver form, turn it into your 4-H community club leader or 4-H office staff. 

Just a reminder to all youth, parents and leaders. A 4-H member needs to be in good standing to be eligible to show livestock at the county fairs and state fair! A member in good standing is current 4-H enrollment, 4-H registration paid, minimum of 6 hours completed in project plus 80% of the additional meeting required by project leader, members APR (Annual Project Report) completed.