Resources for 4-H Families
Helpful General Resources
Here are some resources while youth are working from home
Kids Baking Championship is a fun baking competition show where kids compete in a series of baking challenges such as creating a specific type of dessert.
More information on the show can be found here:
For a chance to audition, parents can fill out an application for their child here:
We encourage anyone with a passion for baking to apply!
If producers want to move forward they will be in touch to discuss additional details.
Here is the casting flyer: KBC Flyer S9v2
*Deadline: The casting process moves very quickly, so don't delay, apply today!
These sites also have instructions:
Many of our hospitals and medical centers are accepting donations of critical supplies for frontline care providers, including unused N95 respirators and surgical masks, disposable gloves, protective goggles and eye shields, and sanitizers such as disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer. Find donation details for UC medical centers below:
Coronavirus COVID19 Resources
Here is a letter from the State 4-H Director:
March 28-Apr 2 - National 4-H Conference - Rescheduled to Sept. 26 - Oct. 3, 2020
April 3-5 Camping Conference - Postponed pending new date
April 5 - Volunteer training-Backstage Pass Fun with a Purpose - Postponed to Fall 2020
April 13 - Western Heritage Training Workshop - Canceled
Horse Education Contests will be postponed until May or June.
The 4-H Horse Classic will not require a Qualifying Horse Show to participate. A checklist for county leaders is being developed as guidance on who can participate. Date is still pending.
May 30 - State Field Day is canceled in person, but some contests will be virtual, with winners announced on May 30. More details to be announced.
April 29-May 10 Spring Tractor Supply Paper Clover campaign is postponed until further notice.
Broadcom ISEF Education Outreach Day (May 16) - Canceled
Coronavirus COVID19 Resources & Animals
Information Regarding 4-H Families and Animal Husbandry
(March 18, 2020)
Raising your 4-H animal can help you keep a bit of normal in your life during these times of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The bond you share with your animal can help you feel happy, relaxed, less stressed and less anxious and is good for your health and wellness. (National Institute of Health; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
In response to questions we are receiving, here is some pertinent information regarding caring for and raising your animals within the context of COVID-19.
- Regarding the Coronavirus and animals:
- In the United States, there is no evidence to suggest that any animals, including pets, livestock, or wildlife, might be a source of COVID-19 infection at this time. However, because all animals can carry germs that can make people sick, it’s always a good idea to practice healthy habits around pets and other animals. [from CDC Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)]
- The World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that pets and other domestic animals are not considered at risk for contracting COVID-19 or transmitting the virus that causes COVID-19 (also known as 2019-nCoV). (from American Veterinary Medical Association FAQ document)
- The same guidance to reduce COVID-19 spread also is good practice for raising and caring for your animal, including washing your hands on a regular basis.
- Best Practices for 4-H Animal Projects
- When 4-H Clubs have multiple families picking up their project animals from one location, please consider staggering each family’s pick-up by 15 to 20 minutes.
- In the case that all the 4-H Project animals are housed in one facility, a schedule should be created so families may sign up for a specific time slot to tend to their animals and facilitate social distancing.
- Please remember not to financially overextend yourself for purchasing animals and feed. We do not know if Fairs will go forward this year.
- As soon as we receive information from the Fairs, we will pass on that information to the 4-H Community.