Colusa County
University of California
Colusa County


4-H Save the Dates, Field Days, and More!

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Council Meeting

Wednesday,  March 15th – 6:30pm – CIP Conference Room


Project and Club Reports by members.....

By: Madison Pearson, FCS Committee Member / 4-H Youth Member

On November 5, 2016 the Colusa County 4-H’ers continued the annual Craft Expo. It lasted from nine o’clock - five o’clock. It was a blast! There were so many new activities that were done this year like wood burning, which was easily my favorite. There were also wine snow globes, a thread spool ornament, mini pinecone trees, potpourri pies, snowman wooden bricks, chalkboard glass, and many, many more. They also had a lunch bar which had some great chili and hot dogs. I would say the whole thing was a success.


Federal Regulations to Impact Livestock Producers

As of January 1, 2017, all medically-important antibiotics for use in or on feed or in water will required a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) or a prescription. The State 4-H Office, in coordination with UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Extension and CDFA, will be presenting a 1-hour webinar on multiple dates to further explain these regulations and their implications.



January 17      10-11am

February 6      10-11am

February 28    10-11am

These webinars will be hosted in Zoom Conferencing. You can join via Mac, PC, iOS, Linux, or Android at 4-H staff, volunteers, and FFA instructors are encouraged to attend.



4-H members enrolled in livestock projects are eligible to apply for interest free loans to purchase their animals or necessary supplies. The Mattingly Loan and the Joel Sherer Memorial Loan are available through the UCCE office. These interest free loans are a great opportunity to fulfill needs or provide a valuable life experience for any 4-H youth. For more information, please contact Jenny at


Save the Date

Presentation Day

Saturday, March 4th – 9:00AM – Arbuckle Elementary


FCS Revue (formerly Home Ec Review)

Saturday, April 1st – 9:00AM – Maxwell Elementary


Colusa County Horse Show

Sunday, April 30 – Colusa County Fairgrounds

Contact UCCE Office for more information or to volunteer.


Upcoming Field Days

CSU, Chico Swine Day

Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 8:00am – Chico State University Farm 

The event includes a variety of educational workshops on nutrition, health, carcass evaluation and more.  Registration begins at 8:00am.  For more information, contact Clay Carlson


CSU, Chico Sheep and Goat Day

Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 8:00am – Chico State University Farm

For more information, contact Dr. Celina Phillips at


College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Field Day

March 3-4, 2017 - UC Davis

This field day is open to both FFA and 4-H members. 4-H members may compete in any of the contests offered. Please note that the Livestock Judging, Poultry Judging and Dairy Judging contests are considered State qualifiers to attend the National events.


Advisor Announcement

It saddens me to inform you all that, as of February 10th, I will be leaving UCCE to take a position with Illinois Extension. Though I have loved working with you all, I have decided to move to be closer to family. During my time with California 4-H, I have been amazed at the passion and dedication of our youth, families, and volunteers. I am grateful to you all for making this program what it is. Please know that I will be working diligently with UC and County staff to ensure a smooth transition.



Stay up to date about California 4-H News at Thanks for being a part of 4-H.


Best Wishes-

Emily Schoenfelder

4-H Youth Development Advisor

Colusa, Sutter and Yuba Counties

100 Sunrise Boulevard, Suite E

Colusa, CA 95932

Phone: 530.458.0577



Issue Articles Type Date Added
Colusa Co. News Blast 2-28-2017 PDF 2/28/17
August 9 News Blast PDF 8/9/16
June 17, 2016 News PDF 6/17/16
Summer Reminders

Please click here for some Summer News!

PDF 6/15/16
June 2016 Issue

In this issue, you will find:

  • Primary Camp Green Committee Meeting May 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Colusa Industrial Properties Conference Room!
  • Trash Can Contest information at the Colusa County Fair
  • Educational Display information at the Colusa County Fair
  • Enrollment nights
  • SPARK Survey information
  • and much, much more!
PDF 5/27/16
May 2016 Issue

In this issue:

  • Camp Green dates announced
  • Camp Green Counselors applications available!  Due May 15
  • Trash Can and Educational Display contests at the fair
  • Home Ec Review Results
  • Presentation Day Results
  • and much, much more!
PDF 4/29/16
April 2016 Issue

In this issue, you will find:

  • 4-H Council Nominations
  • Introduction of our new Program Representative
  • Camp Green Primary Day camp
  • Fair Information

and much, much more!

PDF 4/1/16
March 2016 Issue

In this issue, you will find:

  • Color Me Green Run Workshop
  • Home Ec Review
  • Presentation Day
  • Livestock Loans and Youth Lending Program, deadline March 11
  • Horse Show Time,
  • and much, much more!
PDF 2/26/16
February 2016 Issue

In this issue, you will find:

  • Scholarship application information
  • All Star application information
  • Jr./Teen Leader Merit application information
  • Home Ec Review entry information
  • Presentation Day entry information
  • Livestock loan information

and much, much more!

PDF 1/29/16
January 2016 Issue

In this issue, you will find:

  • Color Me Green planning meeting
  • December Fun at the Arbuckle 4-H Meeting
  • Adult and Youth Camp Director application deadline coming up!
  • and much, much more!
PDF 12/22/15
December 2015 Issue

In this issue, you will find:

  • County Food Basket
  • Color Me Green information
  • Christmas Tyme in Colusa
  • Adult and Youth Camp Director positions open!
  • and much, much more!
PDF 11/30/15
November 2015 News

In this issue, you will find:

  • Craft Expo. November 7
  • New Presentation Manual released
  • Text, Talk, Act with the State Ambassadors
  • Canned Food Drive begins for the County Food Basket

and, much, much more!

PDF 10/30/15
October 4-H Extra News

More 4-H news to follow!  A notice about 4-H Online changes with programs you may have on your computer.

Also, the Make It With Wool flyer and registration materials will be included for you.  The deadline is before the next newsletter will be released.

PDF 9/29/15
October 4-H News

In this issue, you will find:

  • Enrollment information
  • Valley Fire relief
  • Beef and Range Field Day
  • National Youth Science Day
  • and much, much more!
PDF 9/25/15
September 4-H News

In this issue, you will find:

  • Enrollment nights
  • Colusa County Resource Conservation District Speak Off Contest
  • Primary Day Camp
  • 2nd Annual Beef and Range Field Day
  • Biosecurity Countywide Project information
  • Gardening Countywide Project information
  • and much, much, more!
PDF 8/28/15
August 4-H News

In this issue:

  • California 4-H Night with the River Cats
  • Enrollment Night Schedule
  • State Presentation Day Results
  • Countywide Gardening Project

and much, much more!

PDF 7/31/15
June 2015 News

In this issue:

  • Thank you from Liz Dawley
  • 4-H receives donation at Deer Association Dinner
  • Auction Buyer's Gifts information
  • State 4-H News
  • Steps to Success in 4-H
PDF 5/29/15
May 4-H News

In this issue:

  • Steps to Success in 4-H, effective July 1, 2015
  • State Field Day
  • Early Registration for camp due by May 15
  • Trash Can Contest at the Fair
  • Livestock Ear Tag pick up reminder


PDF 4/24/15
April 4-H Newsletter PDF 3/26/15
March 2015 Newsletter PDF 3/2/15
February 4-H Newsletter
  • Livestock Entry Dates
  • CSU Sheep and Goat Day
  • 4-H Night at the Sacramento Kings
  • Home Ec Review and Presentation Day info and call for volunteers to help!
  • 4-H Gardening Project-one day only, sponsored by the UCCE Master Gardeners of Colusa County- sign up now!
  • Livestock Loans available
  • and so much more......
PDF 1/30/15
4-H Home Ec Review Entry form & more

Included is the Home Ec Review entry form, schedule of events, rules, and scoresheets.

Entry deadline is February 13th to the 4-H Office.

PDF 1/22/15
Presentation Day Entry PDF 1/22/15
January 2015 Newsletter

In This Issue:

  • Home Ec Committee Meeting
  • Club Treasurer Training
  • Chico State Swine Day
  • Chico State Sheep & Goat Day
  • Livestock Loans
  • Theme for our County Fair
  • 4H Night at the Sacramento Kings
  • and so much more.....
PDF 12/22/14
4H December 2014 Newsletter

In This Issue:

  • Club Reports
  • Home Ec Review and County Presentation info
  • Fair info
  • Chico State Swine Day
  • and much more....
PDF 11/21/14
November 2014

In this issue:

  • Last New Leader Orientation Date coming up!!
  • Enrollment system shuts down Nov 1st!
  • Make it, Take it Craft Expo Nov 1st!
  • and many, many more articles.
PDF 10/24/14
October 2014 Newsletter PDF 9/26/14
September 2014

Club Meetings begin, 4-H Council Meeting, New Leader Orientation, Primary 4-H Camp, Scholarship Workshop, Changes in the UCCE 4-H Office...

PDF 8/26/14
August 2014

The Colusa County 2014-15 4-H year kicks off with Hot August ENROLLMENT Nights!

Also included are New Leader Orientation dates, information on Primary 4-H Camp, California 4-H at Raley Field... and much more!

PDF 7/31/14
June 2014

Fair schedule and information, Enrollment Nights announced, welcome the 2014-15 All Stars and much more...

PDF 5/29/14
May 8th is Be A Scientist Day PDF 5/7/14
May 2014

UCCE Day of Science and Service on May 8th

Fair information: rabbit & poultry entries, fair award sponsorship form, trash can and parade entries, still exhibits received/released...

Early bird fees for 4-H Camp due May 15th

PDF 4/25/14
Youth Poultry Fun Day Registration

Colusa County Youth Poultry Fun Day

April 12, 2014


Red Barn Feed Supply - 6722 Harrington Ave, Arbuckle CA

Registration has been extended until Friday, April 4th - Mail to: Cody Murphy, P.O. Box 903, Arbuckle, CA  95912

For questions, call Adrian or Cody Murphy at 530-476-0933

PDF 4/1/14
Small Animal Workshop Registration

Small Animal Workshop

April 12, 2014 - 9am

Red Barn Feed Supply - 6722 Harrington Ave, Arbuckle CA

Registration has been extended until April 4th - Mail to: Cody Murphy, P.O. Box 903, Arbuckle CA 95912

For questions, call Adrian or Cody Murphy at 530-476-0933

PDF 3/31/14
April 2014

Sheep, Goat & Hog mandatory entry date, Merit Award, All Star & Scholarship applications due, 4-H Uniform proposal due, Still Exhibits due date, 10th Annual Colusa County Horse Show and more...

PDF 3/27/14
March 2014

Due: Applications for Livestock Loans, State 4-H Future's Task Force Survey, Applications for 4-H Camp Counselor, Sectional Presentation Day.

Applications for Scholarship, All Star and Merit Award are now available.

PDF 2/26/14
Event Deadline this Friday

4-H Families:

Just a reminder that the deadline for entry into the Home Ec Review and Presentation Day is this Friday!  Forms for each event can be found under the "Forms" tab on the 4-H page.  If you have any questions please call the office at 530.458.0570.

PDF 2/11/14
February 2014

4-H Uniform Contest rules and details, Beef Ambassador Contest, Presentation Day and Home Ec Review deadline, Fair Logo Contest...

PDF 1/31/14
January 2014

Presentation Day changes, CSU Chico Educational Days, and more...

PDF 12/23/13
December 2013

Colusa County Presentation Day entry form, Livestock entry deadlines and weigh-in dates...

PDF 11/22/13
November 2013

Make-it, Take-it Craft Expo, Goat Educational Day, Final New Leader Orientation...

PDF 10/24/13
October 2013

1st Annual Colusa Harvest Festival, National 4-H Week, Club Achievement Nights...

PDF 9/27/13
September 2013

Countywide projects offered, Craft Expo announced, 4-H Council Meeting...

PDF 8/26/13
August 2013

Hope you all had a fabulous summer!

4-H Enrollment Nights, New Leader Orientation Dates, and so much more...

PDF 7/26/13
June 2013

Colusa County Fair, 4-H Camp Tehama, California State Fair, Key Leader Dinner Meeting...

PDF 5/31/13
May 2013

Fair information, Camp theme...

PDF 4/29/13
April 2013

Colusa FFA Livestock Skill-A-Thon, Family Fair at Colusa Western Days, Fair Information, 4-H Summer Camp, Scholarship/All Star/Merit Applications due...

PDF 3/28/13
March 2013

Camp Counselor applications due, Home Ec Review event, 4-H Camp Tehama information...

PDF 2/25/13
February 2013

Livestock Weigh-In and Entry dates, CSU Swine Day, Sheep & Meat Goat Educational Day & Sale, Home Ec Review updated information and deadline...

PDF 1/28/13
January 2013 PDF 12/20/12
December Newsletter

Presentation Day info and form

CANstruction articles & photos

Home Ec Review date

4-H Enrollment closes December 1st!

PDF 11/29/12
November 2012

On-line enrollment

Christmas Tyme in Colusa

Council meeting date moved

Home Ec events

Emerald Star

Livestock loans

Facility Use Agreement and Insurance

Concerts for kids

PDF 10/29/12
October 2012

Enroll now, new Leader Orientation, Countywide Acheivement night, Home Ec Leaders meeting, Scholarship workshop, Make-it and Take-it Craft Expo, State Leaders Conference, countywide projects

PDF 9/26/12
September 2012

Countywide projects available, Countywide Achievement Night, New Leader Orientations, National 4-H Week...

PDF 8/30/12
August 2012

Enrollment Nights, New Leader Orientation Dates, Countywide Achievement Night, and WHY Conference.

PDF 7/27/12
June 2012

Fair information, Barn Charts, The 2012-13 Merit & All Star winners are announced, Volunteer Survey...

PDF 5/25/12
May 2012

Fair information, 4-H Camp Tehama information and link, Horse shows and much more...

PDF 4/27/12
April 2012

Poultry Fun Day, Camp Application Link, Fair News, Link to Scholarship, All Star and Merit Applications and more.

PDF 3/23/12
March 2012

4-H Summer Camp dates announced, Camp Counselor Application, Link to Scholarship, All Star and Merit Applications, Colusa County Fair Horse Show information...

PDF 2/24/12
February 2012

Livestock Bowl, Fair News, Home Ec Review entry form, rules and information.

PDF 1/26/12
January 2012

Presentation Day entry form, Poultry Field Day, Sheep & Goat Educational Days, Rabbit shows and Chico State University Swine Day.

PDF 12/16/11
December 2011

Dates for Presentation Day and Home Ec Review announced, Thrive training, Poultry field day, and much more!

PDF 11/30/11
November 2011

Craft Expo, Goat Education Day, Final New Leader Orientation, 2012 Citizenship Focus, New Release - Online Record Book Guide, and much more...

PDF 10/21/11
October 2011

Countywide Achievement Night, National 4-H Week, Home Ec Leaders meeting, New Leader Orientations, Final day to enroll is November 1st.

PDF 9/23/11
September 2011

This newsletter is being re-posted so our newly enrolled approved members receive current club meeting information and more.....

>>This is only a re-post! No changes or corrections have been made to this September 2011 newsletter.


Countywide Achievement Night, Enrollment information, New Leader Orientations, National 4-H Week information, and more.

PDF 8/26/11
August 2011

Craft Expo, New Leader Orientation Dates, and National 4-H Week information.

PDF 7/28/11
June 2011

2011-12 All Star Announced, Fair News, Congratulations to graduating 4-Hers!

PDF 5/27/11
May 2011

Fair Information, 4-H Summer Camp Application, Poultry & Rabbit Field Day results, North Section Fashion Revue information and much more...

PDF 5/2/11
April 2011

Fair Award Sponsor form, Camp Tehama Application, Scholarship, All Star and Merit Applications, Home Ec Review results

PDF 3/31/11
March 2011

New Date - Rabbit and Poultry Field Day, Camp Tehama Dates, WHY Conference t-shirt logo design contest, and Livestock Skill-A-Thon information

PDF 2/24/11
February 2011

Home Ec Review Location Change, Presentation Day winners, and more...

PDF 1/26/11
January 2011 PDF 12/16/10
December 2010 I apologize for re-posting this newsletter, I added many new 4H members and wanted them to receive the current newsletter. PDF 11/22/10
November 2010 PDF 10/29/10
October 2010 PDF 9/24/10
September 2010 New Leader Orientation Meetings, Club Meetings and Achievement Nights PDF 8/26/10
CORRECTION to important announcement Please read for very important 4H enrollment changes. PDF 8/3/10
Important Announcement! Please read the following announcement immediately. It pertains to our new enrollment process!! PDF 8/3/10
August 2010 PDF 7/23/10
June 2010 PDF 5/26/10
May 2010 Fair Help Needed, Camp Tehama Application, Record Book Help PDF 4/23/10
April 2010 Home Ec Review Results, Camp Application, Fair Award Sponsor Form PDF 3/26/10
March 2010 PDF 2/19/10
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