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Table of Contents
Up Coming Events..................................2 Emerging Technologies in Animal Identification
FYI..............................................................3 Dr. Matthew Portillo, 4-H Youth Development Program Advisor
All Star News..........................................5
Youth Leadership & Training................5 You are probably familiar with livestock identification methods used by fairs such as pictures,
Leader Information.................................6 tattoos, ear tags, branding and nose prints. However, the marketplace is driving new emerging
Horse Project Information....................6
management systems in animal identification based on technology. These new technologies
Rabbit Project Information...................7
include biometrics, radio frequency identification, and DNA identification analysis.
Livestock Leadership Training Flyer
Retinal Imaging (RI) is a biometric method much like finger printing. Animal science
researchers have determined blood vessel patterns in the retina are fixed at birth, which
remain throughout the animal’s lifetime. RI uses a digital camera to take a picture of the
Matthew Portillo, Ph.D., 4-H YD Advisor animal’s blood vessel pattern on the retina. This technology can be combined with position,
date, and time using a Global Positioning System (GPS). Some RI devices collect additional
Nick Bertagna, 4-H YD Program data by interfacing with bar code readers, electronic scales, and radio transponders.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems use low frequency bandwidths integrated into
The Butte County 4-H Council is your ear tags, microchip implants, and boluses. Because current types of RFID readers (handheld
organization made up of 4-H leaders and older
4-H'ers. The council sets many county 4-H or stationary) limit the reading range, researchers are exploring higher frequencies RFID
policies. It also helps organize, present and readers incorporated with cellular technology and GPS systems.
evaluate the many events of Butte County 4-H.
All leaders and 4-H'ers 14 years or older are
invited to attend scheduled council meetings. DNA Identification Analysis is another biometric method that uses single nucleotide
Cloverleaves 4-H newsletter is published ten polymorphism (SNP) fingerprinting. This method truly allows for animal identification from
times yearly: September, October, November,
December, January, February, March, April, the “farm to fork.” Whereas other methods may stop at the harvest stage, DNA identification
May-June, July-August. News articles are due analysis remains a stable identification method as the product goes to the consumer.
to the 4-H office on the 10th of the preceding
month. Persons with special needs wishing to Furthermore, DNA analysis provides parental identification of progeny based on inheritance
attend a program should contact the makers of DNA.
Cooperative Extension office in advance,
538-7201. Efforts will be made to
accommodate your specific need. FAX: (530) University of California Cooperative Extension researchers (Evans & Van Eenennaam, 2005),
538-7140. After hours, call (530) 538-7202 and found potential applications of new emerging animal identification technologies to include the
leave a message.
University of California, and the United States
Department of Agriculture, Cooperating with • “Determination of ownership and deter theft
To simplify information trade names of
• Surveillance control and disease eradication
products have been used. No endorsement of • Biosecurity on the nation’s livestock population
Processes - SETis intended nor is criticism
named products Abilities
• Compliance with international requirements for export
implied of similar products which are not
mentioned. • Improvement of supply management, distribution, & inventory control
Inquiries regarding the University’s
nondiscrimination policies may be directed to • Facilitate value based & value added marketing
the Affirmative Action/Staff Personnel Services • Isolation of problems with quality control & food safety
Director, University of California, Agriculture
and Natural Resources, 1111 Franklin, 6th Floor, • Reduction of product recalls & improve effectiveness of product recall management”
Oakland, CA 94607-5200 (510)987-0096. (p. 5)
Evans, J. and Van Eenennaam, A. (2005, November). Emerging management systems in animal identification.
Livestock Factsheet #5. University of California Cooperative Extension. Retrieved November 21, 2008.
Online Enrollment Process
Members and leaders must re-enroll each year! If you have not already done so, a parent should call the 4-H
Office between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm to receive your temporary password. The reason you need to
call the office is to verify your correct email address. This new enrollment system automatically generates a
reply email to provide information regarding your enrollment process. Once you have logged into the system,
it will ask you to create a permanent password. Please record this and place in a safe place for future
reference. To enroll, use http://california.4honline.com. Enrollment instructions are posted to the website at
Up Coming Events
4-H Fun Night Silent Auction-at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Commercial Building
4-H Fun Night Silent Auction-at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Commercial Building on Saturday
February 7th, 2009. Fun Night is our county’s largest fundraiser, a large part of it being the Silent Auction.
This event is where we raise funds to support our other county events, send our members and leaders to
conferences, and support program development. This event is how we keep our 4-H program funded. This is
a time when we ask for help and contributions from our clubs and members.
You can help us by contributing one item for the Silent Auction. The item can be donated by a
business you frequent, a purchased donation from you, or if the donation is expensive by pooling together
with other families to make the purchase.
Manzanita 4-H Club is chairing the event this year, with advice and support from Jan Holman. We
will be sending packets out to clubs in the coming month (If it has not already been sent prior to this being
published.) containing information and donation receipts for members. In it we will include a letter of
introduction for members to use on their visits to businesses with carbon copy receipts to give to businesses
or individual donors for their tax purposes.
We cannot stress how important Fun Night and the Silent Auction are for our 4-H program. We need
your support. Donations can be dropped off at the fairgrounds the Friday night prior to Fun Night during set-
up, or early in the morning that Saturday. Donation sheets (receipts) MUST accompany all items. Your 4-H
Community leader or the 4-H office will have them.
Thank-you for your dedication and hard work, and remember to tell everyone to attend Fun Night,
even those who are not 4-H families. It is an inexpensive way for families to enjoy a night out together, with
games, prizes, food, and the Silent Auction.
Sincerely, Evalyn and Alison Jones Manzanita 4-H
4-H Shooting Sports Workshop
Archery Discipline workshop will be held at Red Bluff, CA on Saturday, January 10, 2009 from 9:00 am –
5:00 pm and Sunday, January 11, 2009 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Upon successful completion of the course,
participants will be certified as archery volunteers and can instruct archery club projects and camp programs.
Attendance at both days is required. Teens are invited. The course will be held at Wetter Hall, 1740 Walnut
Street, Red Bluff. Indoor shooting will occur at the Tehama District Fairgrounds. Cost for the course will be
$35 and includes morning refreshments, Saturday lunch and class materials. Dry camping is available in rural
Red Bluff. In addition, on Saturday evening, we will meet for a no-host dinner and optional discussion. For
more information, contact Leland George, State Archery Instructor, at 530-527-4200 or e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send “Training Request and Registration Form” and fees to Leland George at
21075 Hwy 36 West, Red Bluff, CA 96080. Make checks payable to “Tehama County 4-H Council”. Pre-
registration due date is January 2nd. For the “Training Request and Registration Form” go to the
http://www/ca4h.org web site or contact your county 4-H office. The Advanced Archery meeting that was
scheduled for November 1st and 2nd has been cancelled due to lack of registrations.
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Presentation Days for 2008-2009
The two County Presentation Days are Saturday, January 17, 2009, and Saturday, February 21,
2009, at the Butte College Allied Health Public Services Building. Your Community Club Leader
will have full details. You will be pre-registering with your Community Club Leader again this year.
If you need additional information, contact the 4-H office. Community Club Leaders-remember the
due dates for these completed forms to be in our 4-H office are: January presentation- January
7, 2009, by 5:00 pm and for February presentation due by February 11, 2009, by 5:00 pm.
2008-2009 Fourth 4-H Council Meeting
This is where all the decisions about your 4-H program are made and put into action. Your 4-H Club should
have one adult 4-H leader and one youth 4-H member there to be your representatives at our Council
Meetings. This is our fourth 4-H Council meeting. If you do not attend, others will be making decisions for
you. The next Butte County 4-H Council Meeting is Thursday, December 18, 2008, at the Durham
High School Library, 9455 Putney Rd., Durham, CA, at 7:00 pm. Every member, Jr. leader, and adult
leader is invited. Come and let your voice be heard! See you there!
Leadership: A Minimum of Two Adults (Section 815.2 CA 4-H Policy Handbook)
Two appointed adult volunteers, or one appointed adult volunteer and another adult or 4-H YDP staff member
(one of which must be at least 21 years of age), are required for all programs, events, activities. The adult in
charge of the event must be an appointed 4-H Volunteer as established by the County Director. In general, no
one-on-one interactions should occur in private. This includes between youth and adults or among youth. If
personal discussions are needed, the discussions should be conducted in an area that is in view of other adults
and youth. When transporting youth, if two adults cannot be present in the vehicle, the alternative minimum
required is one adult and two or more youth members. An adult should not be alone with a youth (other than
his/her own child) without the advance written permission of the youth’s parents. It is for the protection of
our youth, but also protects adults. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our program safe.
Is it a Community Service or Fundraising?
With the greater emphasis on Community Service it is helpful to understand the difference between
community service and fundraising. Community Service encompasses any humane act serving the common
good; in the interest of the community without payment. These activities are to be publicized at club
meetings. 4-H members beyond your project group may be invited with the discretion of the project leader.
When money is given, whether requested or donated, it is considered a fundraiser.
Project Loans Available
FSA makes loans to individual rural youths to establish and operate income-producing projects of modest size
in connection with their participation in 4-H clubs, Future Farmers of America, and similar organizations.
Each project must be a part of an organized and supervised program of work. The project must be planned
and operated with the help of the organization advisor, produce sufficient income to repay the loan, and
provide the youth with practical business and educational experience. Further information and applications
for the loan programs described are available at the local FSA county offices. These are usually listed in
phone directories in the section set aside for governmental/public organizations under the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Farm Service Agency. Your local FSA Office is located at 2 Sutter Street, Suite C, Red Bluff,
CA 96080, or call 530-527-3013, Extension 108. We also have applications at the 4-H Office.
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Jr. Livestock Loans Available for the Silver Dollar Fair
The Junior Livestock Loan Program was started by the Chico Chamber of Commerce Ag Council in 1995 and
was adopted in 2004 by the local CWA, (California Women for Agriculture), chapter. Its purpose is to enable
students to purchase an animal that may not otherwise be able to. All of us in the Northern Sacramento
Valley CWA Chapter feel the raising and selling of an animal through either 4-H or FFA is an invaluable
opportunity to learn responsibility and gain business knowledge. Applications for this program are
available from your 4-H leader or the 4-H office and are due by January 15, 2009. After completing the
application and a proposed budget you will participate in a selection interview. Each recipient is required to
attend the Buyer’s BBQ in early May where you will introduce yourself and tell a little about your project.
Loans are to be repaid within 30 days of the auction.
American Humane Association
Animal Emergency Services Training, February 14-15, 2009, Chico Fire Training Center
NVADG has contracted with American Humane Association to bring this nationally credentialized training to
Chico. This is an excellent chance to get information from a national source. It is not a required class for
NVADG Volunteers, but would be great additional information. All registration and questions will be
handled by Shelby at the American Humane Association. One thing is for sure, the class will fill up rapidly.
We can only take the first 60 people. NVADG Volunteers will have priority. This will not substitute for
NVADG's orientation for new Volunteers which we are still planning for March or April. For additional
information or to register, please call Shelby at (303) 925-9461, visit www.AmericanHumane.org or email
2009 Statewide 4-H Scholarships Application will be posted in January 2009
Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2009, and sent to the California State 4-H Office.
All required information must be included with the application to be considered. The California State 4-H
Office will notify recipients by June 1, 2009. Checks will be sent by August 1, 2009.
Questions: Contact Steven Worker at email@example.com or 530-754-8519.
Eligibility: Candidates must be high school seniors or high school graduates between the ages of 16 and 25 as
of April 30, 2009, who were in the California 4-H Youth Development Program at the time of their high
school graduation. Applicants must be full-time students as defined by the applicant's institution. Some
Scholarships that are available are:
Dean Memorial Legacy Scholarship
Mabel W. Jacks Scholarship
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) Agricultural Scholarship
Samarin Family Vocational Education Scholarship
Frank Woods Memorial Scholarship
David Steele Memorial Scholarship
See website for more information: http://www.ca4h.org/4hresource/ir/scholarship/index.asp.
2009 Sectional Presentation Day
Just a heads-up notice that the 2009 Sectional Presentation Day for Butte, Plumas/Sierra, Placer, and Nevada
counties has been scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2009. Exact times and location will be announced later.
Nevada County will be hosting.
The office has new curriculum that can be checked out by project leaders. Beef in Brief: How America’s
Cattle Serve the World; Things We Can Learn from a Cow and A Worm; Caretakers All, Fueled for Flight;
Choose Well: My Pyramid Counts is a math and nutrition curriculum for grades 4-5; Celebrate America is a
literacy-based social studies program for grades 4-5.
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All Star News
On October 17th the All Star Team held a countywide Officer Training at Durham High School. Jordan Hofer
ran the President and Vice President workshops, Jaclyn Van Buren-the Secretary’s, Kylie Deal-the
Treasurer’s, Liz Shaw- the Historian’s, Ashley Van Buren-the Sergeant at Arms’ and Rebecca Sutton-the
Games and Recreation’s. We hope that everyone who attended learned a lot about how to run a meeting, the
responsibilities of their office and that they had fun. The All Stars also reflected on the performances of the
2008 Awards BBQ and began planning for a County Snow Day and a retreat trip for the team to bond and
have some fun. They also worked on personal mission statements and setting dates for future county events.
The year has gotten off to a great start and the team is excited about all the events that are soon to come up!
Jaclyn Van Buren.
Youth Leadership & Training Opportunities
2009 Camp Counselor Meeting
For those who where selected to be our 2009 4-H Camp Teen Counselors, the next meeting is December 15th
at 7:00 pm at Durham High School Library. If you have any questions, please call Kirsten Peters at 899-2817
or Bill Anderson at 894-2226.
2009 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest
4-H members may enter the 2009 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest. The 2009 essay topic is "The Dance
Language of Bees." Essays are due February 13, 2009. More information is available at
2009-2010 4-H State Ambassador
The 2009-2010 4-H State Ambassador applications are now available! Candidates need to be at least 16 years
old by July 1, 2009, have leadership and event planning experience, and ability to represent the 4-H YDP. 4-
H State Ambassadors plan the 4-H State Leadership Conference, represent the California 4-H YDP, and
conduct team projects. Applications are due March 31, 2009 and available at
Bring Home the World!
Bring Home the World! Does your family enjoy the exposure to different cultures but you're not able to
find the time to travel to other countries? Looking for a low-cost international experience in which the whole
family can participate and grow? The California 4-H International Exchange Month-Long Hosting Program
allows families to gain the benefits of international travel right here at home by hosting an exchange student
from Costa Rica, Finland or Japan. Host family applications are being accepted now for the summer 2009
program in hopes that all placements are made by early May. In addition, 4-H members and leaders can
participate in the Australia Outbound Program in 2009. More information is available at:
http://www.ca4h.org/exchange/. Or contact Pat English at 530-754-8520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BCAL, “Butte Citizenship and Leadership”
BCAL, “Butte Citizenship and Leadership” is a new County Group open to 6th grade through high school age
members. This group will promote 4-H in Butte County as well as promote Sectional, State, and National
4-H events within Butte County. These events include, Why Conference, California Focus, Washington
Focus, Sectional Presentation Days, and State Field Day. For more information and to be added to our
contact list call - Terry Cleland - 518-2684. The members listed below are contacts for information on the
noted 4-H Events: Sara Smith for SLC at 343-2337, Callie McCarthy for State Horse Events at 342-8155,
Ryan Cleland for Cal Focus at 345-1526, Camber Corron for WHY Conference at 896-0596, and Liz Shaw
for Exchange Programs at 893-0628.
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National Center for Women & Information Technology Award
The National Center for Women & Information Technology Award is being offered to young women at the
high school level in recognition of their computing-related achievements. 4-H members working on GIS and
GPS would be candidates as well. Applications are due by December 1, 2008. For an application and more
information about the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, visit: http://www.ncwit.org/award.
2009 Citizenship Focus Program
Dates have been set for the 2009 Citizenship Focus Program. Come participate in hands-on programs that
bring government and policy issues to life and help you understand how you can be more involved in your
own community. The California Focus due date is January 16, 2009. BREAKING NEWS!! During
California Focus, delegates will attend a professional production of Lion King at the Sacramento Community
Center Theater. Financial assistance and merit-based scholarships are available for California Focus
Program. California Focus is on June 26-30, 2009, information and forms available at http://www.ca4h.org/
citizenship/focus/ and are due January 7, 2009. More information is available from Pat English,
530-754-8520 or email@example.com.
Looking for A Few Good Leaders
Looking for A Few Good Leaders!! Applications are available for the District Leader position with the 2009
California Focus Program. Young adults ages 18-25 who have completed one year of work or college
preparation are eligible to apply for this internship. Applications are on the web at:
http://www.ca4h.org/citizenship/focus/intern/2008%20staff%20flyer.pdf and are due January 5, 2009.
This is a great opportunity to stretch your leadership skills by developing and carrying out this dynamic
program. Come be a member of the California Focus team! More information is available from Pat English,
530-754-8520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Master Gardener
Now is the time to register Junior Master Gardener groups for the 2008-09 year and maximize the benefit to
youth in the program! It is FREE and without obligation. Benefits of being a registered JMG group: Youth
eligible for certification and other recognition, free monthly newsletter, apply for state and national JMG
awards and contests, eligible for winning monthly garden treat giveaways. To register, group leaders should
complete the JMG registration packet and mail to: Susan Gloeckler, CA Coordinator, JMG Program, 669
County Square Drive, Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93003. JMG Registration Packets can be found on the JMG
website: www.jmgkids.us. For additional information, contact Susan Gloeckler at (805) 662-6943.
Horse Project Information
Horse Identification Forms Due
January 20, 2009, is the due date for Horse Identification Forms for members planning to enter the 4-H
Horse Show at the Silver Dollar Fair. All first year members must complete a Horse Identification Form,
with photo, describing the horse you are using in your horse project. Returning members must submit a new
form if the horse you are showing is different from the horse you have on file in the 4-H Office or if you have
a new lease on your horse. It is a State Fair requirement that a Horse Identification Form be on file 120 days
prior to the show. If you have any questions, please check with the 4-H Office. Remember- All forms must
be complete with signatures of the member, the parent, and the project leader and a color photo of the horse.
The Horse ID Form is available on-line at http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/files/filelibrary/284/3358.doc.
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Calendar for County 4-H Horse Programs
The web site http://ca4h.org/projresource/horse/ also provides a calendar for county 4-H horse programs to
advertise their events open to surrounding counties or statewide. Please add these State 4-H Equine events
dates to your calendar. visit the 4-H equine web site for more information at
http://ca4h.org/projresource/horse/ November 22, 2008 - State 4-H Equine Field Day, Cal Poly, Pomona,
CA, March 28 & 29, 2009 - State 4-H Horse Classic - Educational Contests, Reedley College, Reedley, CA,
June 25-28, 2009 - State 4-H Horse Classic - Championship Horse Show, Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds,
Watsonville, CA. Please also encourage new horse leaders and members to sign up for the state equine list
serve. Go to http://ca4h.org/projresource/horse/ and scroll to equine resources to sign up.
State 4-H Equine Advisory Committee
A teen member of the State 4-H Equine Advisory Committee has recently resigned. There is an opening for a
teen representing the North Coast & Mountain Region (first priority) or any teen wishing to provide
leadership to the state 4-H equine programs. Please apply using the state committee application at
http://www.ca4h.org/council/advisory.asp. This vacancy will be filled when a suitable candidate applies.
State 4-H Horse Classic
The State 4-H Horse Classic, educational events for Spring 2009, and championship horse show in Summer
2009 are all currently being planned. The State 4-H Equine Advisory Committee is narrowing dates and
confirming locations. Visit the web site regularly for updates http://ca4h.org/projresource/horse/. The 2008
results are posted and winners from all years are also listed. The 2009 information will be posted in
Rabbit Project Information
At our last Butte County Rabbit Club Meeting, we elected new officers for the upcoming year. We introduced
ourselves and discussed interesting facts about different rabbit breeds. We had a presentation by a German
Angora Rabbit Breeder and talked about that unique type of breed. The next BCRC meetings are November
18th and December 16th, starting at 6:30 pm at the Farm Bureau Office. Hope to see you there!
Hello from Shasta 4-H! Our third meeting was held on November 3rd at Shasta Elementary School. Thank
you to all who donated for the canned food drive. Some upcoming events are the Giving Tree at the Chico
Mall on December 13th. Also, we have our own gift exchange at our next meeting, so we hope you bring a gift
or some treats to show your holiday spirit. We also hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. See you at
the next meeting. Shasta Reporters-Hailey Davey & Liz Picard
Manzanita 4-H did a window display and won first place! They made a beautiful window display with the
theme of “Keep it Green”. The committee used recycled and reused materials like crushed cans spray painted
green. They also informed the community on the reasons why we should recycle and how what you can
recycle. The Community Pride/Citizenship Group Trick-or-Treated for UNICEF which is an organization for
kids in need all over the world. They helped hundreds of kids get food and clean water. The group also made
a fall display at the Bidwell Mansion’s Fall Festival, many of the Pumpkins and Gourds were donated by
Dick and Avis Onyett of Gridley, Thank-you. At the next Club meeting they will be talking about making a
float for the Christmas Parade in Gridley. We are also the chair club for the Silent Auction for Fun Night in
February. We are asking for donations. If you would like to do a donation please contact Brenda Donnahoe
at 846-6325 or Alison Jones at 846-2171.
Happy Holidays from Oroville Foothill 4-H. First of all, we would like to welcome Jennefer Gray-cooking,
Jim Starick-goat assistant and Peggy Castaneda-sewing, as our new leaders. We are excited for our
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Christmas events that are coming up. They are Adopt-a-Family, caroling, marching in the Light Parade and
bell-ringing. We wish you a wonderful month! Makenna Soudan-Reporter.
Howdy from Pine Ridge. Our club helped the Paradise Recreation Department with the Halloween Carnival
on October 25th. We decorated and ran the games in 6 booths. Members and parents dressed up in their
Halloween costumes and had fun operating the games. After a hard night’s work, members earned lots of
prizes and candy. Thank you to Mrs. Dewell for letting us borrow some wonderful games. We will be using
the money we made for community service. We hope to sponsor some local Paradise kids from the Giving
Tree for Christmas. Thank you to the 4-H’ers who worked at the Paradise Fire Victims store. We boxed and
bagged all the clothing items. Everyone at the store really appreciated Pine Ridge's help. It was fun too!
Also, as community service, some members are sewing and mending clothes for senior citizens. Leaders have
started their projects and are providing record book and presentation training. Members are giving
presentations at our Community meetings as examples for new members. Thank you Kylie Deal for your
wonderful presentation at the November meeting. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Hannah Foster – Club
News from Lone Pine! Our last club meeting was Monday, November 3rd at the Chico Grange. Our WTC
committee announced that the dinner would be a little different this year, but Lone Pine members are still
going to be working. This month we had our Halloween Party. It turned out pretty well, even though it was
raining, the ghouls and goblins made it. For new business, Bryce Corron gave his award wining presentation,
as a reminder that presentation day is coming up. We also talked about our upcoming fundraiser, Christmas
wreaths. If anyone is interested in buying a wreath, you can contact any Lone Pine member. Maren Duncan
announced the recent winner for the pop tops is the Corron’s. One of Lone Pine’s members, Ryan Cleland,
was selected to be on the National Conference Planning Committee. Only a few 4-H’ers get selected.
Congratulations! You can also check us out at our website www.freewebs.com/lonepine4-H. Our next
meeting will be December 1st at the Grange in Chico at 7 pm. Camber Corron, Reporter
Congratulations to Ryan Cleland, Lone Pine 4-H Club, in being selected to the 2009 National 4-H
Conference Program Planning Committee. Last spring, Ryan attended the 2008 National 4-H Conference in
Chevy Chase, Maryland as one of six California 4-H delegates. “Being a part of the Program Committee is
the biggest honor I have achieved in my 4-H career so far. I would really like to give the youth at the
conference, the same experience that I had. I want them to be able to meet youth from across our country and
apply what they learn about the 4-H program back in their home states,” stated Ryan.
Congratulations to Kylie Deal, Pine Ridge 4-H Club, in being selected as a California 4-H delegate to the
2009 National 4-H Conference in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Kylie’s agenda will include national training
workshops, visiting California’s U.S. Representatives and Senators, touring Washington DC, and meeting Ed
Schafer, USDA Secretary of Agriculture.
TENTATIVE 2008-2009 4-H CALENDAR
Monday 15 Camp Meeting Durham High Library 7:00 pm
Thursday 11 Council Officer Meeting 4-H Office 6:30 pm
Monday 14 Final Deadline for 4-H Leaders
Tuesday 16 Butte Co. Rabbit Club Meeting Farm Bureau 6:30 pm
Thursday 18 Council Meeting Durham High Library 7:00 pm
Thursday 25 Merry Christmas Office Closed
Thursday 1 Happy New Year Office Closed
Wednesday 7 Deadline for January 4-H Office 5:00 pm
Thursday 8 Council Officer Meeting 4-H Office 6:30 pm
Tuesday TBA Camp Meeting Durham High Library 7:00 pm
Tuesday 20 Deadline Horse Identification 4-H Office 5:00 pm
Forms (Silver Dollar Fair)
Tuesday 20 Butte Co. Rabbit Club Meeting Farm Bureau 6:30 pm
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Saturday 17 1 Presentation Day C Butte College 8:30 am
Saturday 17 UC Davis Goat Day UC Davis
Thursday 22 Council Meeting Durham High Library 7:00 pm
Saturday 24 Livestock Meeting CSU Farm Pavilion 8:30 am
Saturday 31 Butte County 4-H Rabbit Show CSU Farm Pavilion 8:30 am
Saturday 7 Fun Night C Commercial Building Silver 4:00 pm
Dollar Fair Grounds
Wednesday 11 Deadline for February 4-H Office 5:00 pm
Saturday TBA CSU Chico Swine Educa. Day C TBA TBA
Saturday 21 2nd Final Presentation Day Butte College 8:30 am
Thursday 12 Council Officer Meeting 4-H Office 6:30 pm
Tuesday 17 Butte Co. Rabbit Club Meeting Farm Bureau 6:30 pm
Thursday 26 Council Meeting Durham High Library 7:00 pm
Saturday TBA CSU Chico Sheep Day C TBA
Saturday 7 Rainbow Craft Day C Durham Elementary 8:30 am
Thursday 12 Council Officer Meeting 4-H Office 6:30 pm
Tuesday 17 Butte Co. Rabbit Club Meeting Farm Bureau 6:30 pm
Thursday 26 Council Meeting Durham High Library 7:00 pm
Saturday 28 Foods Fiesta C Durham Elementary 8:00 am
Saturday 28 2009 Sectional Presentation Day TBA TBA
Saturday 29 Bowl-a-Thon Orchard Lanes
Thursday 9 Council Officer Meeting 4-H Office 6:30 pm
Tuesday 21 Butte Co. Rabbit Club Meeting Farm Bureau 6:30 pm
Thursday 23 Council Meeting Durham High Library 7:00 pm
TBA Camp Meeting TBA TBA
Thursday 7 Council Officer Meeting 4-H Office 6:30 pm
Thursday 14 Council Meeting Durham High Library 7:00 pm
Tue-Mon 19-25 Silver Dollar Fair Chico
Thursday 11 Council Officer Meeting 4-H Office 6:30 pm
Thursday 25 Council Meeting Farm Bureau Office 7:00 pm
Fri -Tues 26-30 California Focus
TBA Camp Meeting TBA TBA
Monday 29 County Record Book Judging C Farm Bureau Office 5:00pm
Mon-Sun 6-12 4-H Camp Buck’s Lake C
*****Please note: Calendar is Subject to change****
C= County Event R= Regional Event S= Sectional Event