Alameda County 4-H Program
University of California
Alameda County 4-H Program


Special Attention

Virulent Newcastle Disease message from the 2019 Alameda County Fair

April 2019

Due to last months confirmed case of the Virulent Newcastle Disease in Redwood City, the Alameda County Fair will be canceling all of the open small animals poultry exhibits, including the show birds, display birds and sale birds.

The Alameda County Fair will continue to offer the youth small animal competitions both breeding and market open to Alameda County residents only. 

The spread of the disease will be monitored and if a quarantine relating to Alameda County or all of California takes place the youth shows will be canceled.

I have attached a letter from CDFA referring to the current quarantined counties and the link below discussing the most recent cases.

Competitive Exhibits Office
Alameda County Fair

About 4-H

4-H is a Community

4-H is delivered by the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resource—THe University of California is part of a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Youth complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult volunteers and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Youth experience 4-H in every county and parish in the country—through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4-H camps.

In 4-H, youth design and participate in their own programs and activities. This unique learn-by-doing model teaches essential skills that youth will use throughout their lives. Whether youth are building rockets, raising companion dogs, or planting vegetables, 4-H gives young people the skills they need to thrive and succeed.

Cost, Time, Commitment and Required Materials

Getting involved with 4-H is easy and costs are kept to a minimum. Unlike other youth organizations, 4-H doesn’t require a uniform and there are no national fees. Children select their 4-H education project so they can choose one that works well within a family’s budget. 4-H programs and clubs typically meet once per week or once per month, although some may choose to meet more or less frequently. 4-H programs are available for children ages 5-18.


Become a Volunteer

Become a 4-H Volunteer today and help create life-changing experiences for youth in Alameda County!

Join our 4-H volunteers*. They come from all walks of life. We have computer programmers, carpenters, home cooks, ranchers, scientists and teachers. Come share your experience and skills with 4-H members by leading a project.

Volunteers are also needed to start a 4-H Club in your area. Contact Cheryl Fraser, 4-H Program representative, for more information.

*Volunteers are required to complete training and a background check.


Next Leaders' Council Meeting April 30, 2019

Time: 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Contact: Mark Duguid,
Sponsor: Alameda County 4-H Program
Location: Room 160, UCCE Alameda, 224 W. Winton Street, Hayward, CA 94544

All adults and youth are welcome to attend the monthly Leaders' Council Meetings. We meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:15 pm.

Cheryl Fraser
4-H Program Representative
510-670-5639 Office

All are invited to attend 4-H events and meetings.


Project areas

Project areas


Cost and Time Requirements

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