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UC Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Dr. Suite 100
Ventura CA 93003
Phone: 805.645.1451
Fax: 805.645.1474

Office Hours
Our offices are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and our team is telecommuting from home. We are available via phone and email. 

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4-H Ventura County

COVID-19 Ventura County Operations Information

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 virus spread, the UCCE Ventura County office and Hansen Agricultural REC will be closed until further notice in accordance with UC guidelines and the Ventura County Stay Well at Home order. UC academics and staff will continue to work remotely during normal business hours. All UC ANR-hosted meetings/events scheduled through June 2021 have been canceled, postponed or will be conducted via Zoom.

We are currently in Purple Tier: 

  • UC 4-H limits outdoor in-person activities to only 10 individuals total: 8 youth and 2 adults maximum. Of the 2 adults, one MUST be an approved 4-H volunteer.
  • Club / Project leaders must get approval to hold outdoor in-person meetings by submitting this form.
  • Indoor in-person activities are not permitted in the Purple Tier.

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds and will update the website accordingly. If you have questions or concerns, email us at hansencevc@ucanr.edu.
Thanks for understanding and stay well.
Annemiek Schilder

Director UCCE Ventura/HAREC

Welcome! What is 4-H?
4-H is an exciting educational program for youth ages 5 to 19. Through hands-on learning and positive youth-adult partnerships, youth acquire knowledge and develop life skills that enable them to find and focus their energy into their passions while also giving back to the community.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is administered by the University of California Cooperative Extension, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and county government. The first 4-H club began in Ohio in 1902. Ventura County 4-H started in the early 1900s.

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Ventura County 4-H Blog
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    2020 Achievement Award Winners

    This year, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, our Ventura County 4-H Achievement Awards took place in a drive-in ceremony at the Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura on June 15, 2020 Please scroll down to see every category of awards...

    By Valerie Zeko
    Author - Community Education Specialist
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    Sustainable You! Virtual Summer Camp

    The Sustainable You! Summer Camp is an annual camp that is put on by the Ventura County 4-H Program and the City of Ventura each year in July.  Usually, it is held at the University of California Hansen Agriculture Research and Extension Center (UC...

  • Congrats, Ventura County 4-H State Field Day Medalists!

    Congratulations to the following Ventura County 4-H'ers who participated in California State Field Day 2020! This event was all virtual this year, so we had more participation than ever before!  Ashley Pyler of Loma Vista 4-H won...

    By Valerie Zeko
    Author - Community Education Specialist
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    California 4-H Mindfulness Retreat

    The California 4-H Mindfulness Retreat by Claire Boone, Santa Rosa Valley 4-H The California 4-H offers a Mindfulness Retreat each year in Cambria at Camp Ocean Pines.  The goal of the retreat for members to develop their health and learn...

  • 2019 Ventura County Fair Junior Showmanship

    2019 Ventura County Fair Junior Showmanship Congrats, 4-H'ers!   Division 953 - Jr - 4-H Novice Showmanship Class 5 Market Goat Curren Thompson 1 Somis Kaylee Tan 2 Simi Valley Emma Johnston 3 Camarillo Madison Walter 4 Taft...

    By Valerie Zeko
    Author - Community Education Specialist
4-H Calendar
Event Name Date
4-H Management Board Meeting 6/2/2021
Office Information
Ventura County 4-H Office is located at:

University of California Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC)
287 So. Briggs Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Entrance and Parking via Briggs Rd.
805-525-9293 Ext. 1206
Fax:  805-525-5475
Office Hours: by appointment
Know where you're going.....Events and meetings may be held at:
University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE)
669 County Square Drive Suite 100
Ventura, CA 93003

Valerie Zeko
4-H Program Representative
805-525-9293 ext. 1204

Susana Bruzzone-Miller
YFC Education Program Manager
805-525-9293 ext. 1212
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