Welcome to the Inyo-Mono 4-H Program!
The Inyo and Mono Counties 4-H Youth Development Program includes about 250 members in 6 local clubs led by 50 volunteers.
The county 4-H office is located in the Inyo County Services Building as a program of the Cooperative Extension of the University of California. (map)
How do I join?
Enrollments for the 2019-2020 4-H year will open in mid-September.
The best way for a new family to join 4-H is to attend a 4-H Sign-Up Fair in your community!
In the Bishop Area, September 24, 5pm - 7pm, Home Ec. Building, Tri-County Fairgrounds. In Lone Pine, the Sign-Up Fair will be at the Lo-Inyo School, September 17. Or, stop by the 4-H Office at 207 W. South Street to fill out an enrollment form, or call 760-873-7854 for questions.
Note: in order to show an animal at our local Junior Livestock Show, you must be enrolled in 4-H by December 15 of the program year.
2019-2020 4-H Member Project lists are being updated and will be posted soon. They should be ready by September 24.
Missed the sign-up fairs in your area! That's okay, come by or contact the 4-H Office: 760-873-7854, 207 W. South Street, Bishop, CA 93514.
New to 4-H?
We welcome all new families and new 4-H members to our program. 4-H can often be confusing your first year. Download and read our 4-H Handbook for members and families, and attend a Welcome to 4-H Workshop in October to help become oriented to the program and have your questions answered.
How many 4-H clovers are in the handbook? Download the pdf, read the handbook, and count them!
Click here to download the 4-H Handbook pdf, for easy viewing online: 4-H Handbook_web
Click here to download the 4-H Handbook to print to paper. Select landscape orientation, and print to both sides, flipping on short side of the paper: 4-H Handbook
4-H Handbook for Mini-members
4-H programming is broken up into various age categories: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior. 4-H has specific guidelines and policies for primary members, ages 5 - 8, to make their experience a positive and age appropriate experience. Click on the link below to download and read the 4-H Primary Member Handbook!
Fun Day is held each December as a county wide event to gather youth together. Some clubs count this event as their club meeting, so be sure to sign in at the event. Each club hosts a different activity for 4-H members to participate in. There is also a Cookie Contest and Place Setting Contest. Awards and Prizes will be announced at the end of the event.
Presentation Day is an activity where youth get to practice their public speaking and judging skills. Members are able to give presentations in many different categories. Traditionally members usually gave a presentation related to one of their projects, but there are many other avenues to develop public speaking skills in 4-H.
"What's Judging?" you ask. This is a skill that helps youth make good choices. It is system of placing 4 things in order of best to worst. Here is a really brief slide set on what it's about. Introduction to 4-H Judging (PDF) We practice this skill at presentation day and Livestock Field Day (below).
Livestock Field Day
Livestock Field Day is held in spring each year. This is a mandatory event for those members, ages 9-19, who are planning to show an animal at the Junior Livestock Show. This event is designed to help you learn how to judge different livestock species.
4-H Record Book
The 4-H Record Book is now online! Record Book forms are also available in paper form. Pick them up at the 4-H office, or download. Click here for more information.
Click here for the Spring 2019 Road Runner Newsletter. Spring 2019
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