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Events and Opportunities for SCC 4-H members

This page provides an overview of annual events and opportunities

available to 4-H'ers in Santa Clara County.

Also, be sure to visit the "Save the Date" page.

County Council

level: county
location: Via Zoom
when: 2nd Tuesdays
Meetings are every 2nd Tuesday at 7:15 pm.

Each club is represented. No meeting is held in June

County Ranch Committee
level: county
location: Via Zoom
when: Prior to County Council on odd-numbered months
Meetings TBA, Each ranch is represented.

State Ambassador applications due
level: state
when: January

Bay/Coast Area Youth Summit
When: February 10-12, 2023
Geared for intermediate 4-H members aged 11-13, with a senior leadership option for ages 14-19.

Leadership Overnight
level: county
location: In-person,  Saratoga
when: 2023
Conference for youth leaders, hosted by County Ambassadors

California 4-H Equine Field Day
level: state
location: Diamond Bar Ranch, Ceres, CA
when: February

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Field Day
level: national
location: UC Davis
when: 2023

High school students come to Davis to compete in 25 different agriculturally based judging contests, ranging from livestock judging to agriculture computer applications.

Favorite Foods Day
level: county
location: San Jose, CA
when: March 4, 2023
This event is open to public spectators!

Ag Day at the Capitol
level: state
location: State Capitol
when: TBD

County Presentation Day

level: county
location: Hybrid, San Jose
when: March 11, 2023

4-H Camping conference
level: state
when: March 2024
The camping conference is a biannual event that provides 4-H teen leaders, volunteers, and staff the opportunity to improve their camping programs

Youth Leadership Conference

level: county
location: San Jose
when: May 2023
A one-day conference for 10-13-year-old youth to learn about leadership.

National 4-H Conference
level: national
location: Washington, D.C.
when: March 2023
Youth 16+. Applications due November

County Ambassador applications

level: county
when: Released in March 2023 for 2023-24 term
Youth 15 and older can apply to be County Ambassadors.

County Fashion Revue

level: county
location: San Jose, CA
when: 2023

Small and Large Animal Field Day

location: Martial Cottle Park
when: 2024

Advisory Committee Applications

level: state
Youth 14+ and adults can join the 12 state advisory committees to help build the 4-H program.

State Field Day

level: state
location: UC Davis
Date: 2023 TBA

Citizenship Washington Focus
level: national
location: Washington, D.C.

Date: TBD

State Animal Science Symposium
level: state
location: UC Davis

4-H Camp

level: county
location: Felton, CA
when: Campers June 11-15, staff June 10-16, 2023

California Focus
level: state
location: Sacramento
when: TBD
Youth ages 14 - 19. Experience California’s government in action by participating in the legislative, political, and judicial processes.

State 4-H Horse Classic

level: state
location: 2023


County Ambassador Banquet
level: county
when: Annually in June or July
Event to induct the new County 4-H Ambassador team and pass the torch from the old team. All are welcome to learn about the opportunity and recognize our youth

State Leadership Conference

level: state
location: Davis, CA
when: July  2023

Santa Clara County Fair

To qualify for participation in the SCC Fair, 4-H members must be in good standing, according to the CA 4-H Steps to Success.

level: county
location: San Jose
when: July - August 2023

National 4-H Week
level: national
when: first week of October
This event is open to public spectators! Many 4-H programs organize events or outreach during National 4-H Week. Everyone is encouraged to wear 4-H apparel and invite new members to 4-H meetings or events.

Martial Cottle Park Harvest Festival
level: county
location: Martial Cottle Park
when: 1st Saturday October 2023
This event is open to public spectators! Petting zoo and 4-H outreach

 

Food Safety

Food Safety

Online Food Safety Training

The CA State 4-H Office requires that every club have at least one 4-H leader trained in Food Safety.  The more leaders in your club that are certified, the more convenient it is for your club.

It is required that a certified volunteer is to be present at all bake sales/food booths to make sure proper food safety guidelines are handled.  Food Safety training is available anytime online! 

Please visit the website below, and use the provided sign-in/user information:

https://www.servsafe.com/access/SS/Catalog/ProductDetail/SSECT6CA 

The ServSafe training is valid for 3 years and is a widely recognized certificate that meets California requirements for food handlers. 

The training cost is $15 per person and we suggest that clubs/councils pay this fee for their volunteers.