Enrollment is open throughout the 4-H program year, which begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th. However, to participate in the 2017 California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta, the main event for most animal projects, members must be enrolled by Nov. 8, 2016. 4-H is a premier source of enjoyable, educational programs to help young people reach their full potential. If your child is between the ages of 5 and 19 and has an interest in rabbits, poultry (which includes chickens, ducks, waterfowl, etc.), cavies, beef, swine, sheep, goats (dairy, pygmy, and market), dairy cattle, horses or dogs they can be a member of the 4-H livestock program.
We have all seen the kids at the fair dressed in head to toe white adorned by their signature green hat and tie or scarf. For these young people, “going to the fair” in addition to rides, food and fun also means hard work, prizes and learning. These youth members will work countless hours to ensure their animal, whether large or small, is ready for judging.