The Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office is currently open via appointment only. Please email staff members to set up appointments for meetings or if you have questions.
Ethan Cahill –
Shaylen Florez –
Claudia Meeks –
Jean Walton –
New 4-H Year Enrollment Payment Updated

When enrolling 4-H members in 4HOnline, the final payment due says that it is $15 dollars. This is incorrect and does not show the complete enrollment fee of $50 for regular 4-H Members or $40 for Cloverbuds for the 4-H year. The
4-H Leader fee is still $5.

For this year we will be accepting club checks only. If you are in a club that does not have a bank account, we will accept family checks.

Families will need to submit their payment to their designated club leader (via whatever method is decided between them - cash, check, Venmo, whatever works for them) and the club leader will need to submit a club check to the Extension Office.
Club Literature Orders
  • Club literature request forms must still be used.
  • Requests that are emailed in without the form will not be accepted.
  • After your form is received Jean will pull the order as her schedule allows. Please keep in mind that she is still working part in the office and part from home due to COVID. Also keep mind that she has other duties as well as pulling 4-H literature.
  • Jean will pull manuals first from what she has in stock in the office. We are going to stop carrying manuals in the office so if she is out, they will have to be ordered.
  • The University Resource Center, where we order manuals we are out of, is going to stop carrying the manuals also.
  • Once Jean is out and the resource center is out, there is a list of about 10 different places Jean will have to order from.
  • Once this starts happening, please be patient as they will be coming from a lot of different places. Also, with COVID still being a factor, this could affect shipping times.
  • Due to our transition to be under the Open Spaces umbrella, Jean will not be able to order any manuals until next month as our account numbers are changing.
  • Once your order is complete (or complete pending items needing ordered), Jean will email the club leader listed on the order form and let them know it is ready.
  • We will not be mailing literature orders to clubs. If you are a club that is out East, Ethan has generously volunteered to take your order and meet you somewhere with it. When Jean emails you to let you know it is ready, she will copy Ethan on the email and you will be instructed to contact him to set up a pickup place and time that works for both of you. All other clubs will have to email Jean and make an appointment to pick up your literature at the office.
Congratulations to our 2021 Jr. Livestock Committee officer team!
President – Jane Goldy
Vice President – David Vetter
Secretary – Lakayla Vincent
Treasurer – Anna Vetter

The Jr. Livestock Committee is always looking for current 4-H members that are interested in becoming joining the committee. Our next meeting will be held via zoom on Tuesday, February 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested and want to know more about the Jr. Livestock Committee, you are welcome to attend! Please email Ethan at for the zoom link.
Leadership Development Conference

Mark your calendars! Leadership Development Conference (LDC) will be February 27 from 10 am to 4 pm, virtually! 

Registration will begin December 31 and close Feb 12 @11:59 PM via 4HOnline

This event is for 4-H members 14-18 years old. 4-H leaders who would normally act as chaperones are also welcome to attend. Registration is required

This is a FREE event this year

The State 4-H Senate and State Shooting Sports Ambassadors have some great virtual workshops lined up.  
4-H Leader Training Summary: 4-H Money Matters
Join Adams County 4-H Feb. 23rd at 6 p.m. as they host the second in our Front Range Virtual Leader Training Series. Guest presenter Trent Hollister, Colorado 4-H Volunteer Specialist will cover best money practices 4-H clubs should be using when fundraising, handling, and spending 4-H money. Bring your questions for the Q&A portion of the training! Click on the image to the left to resister.
Do You Have Questions??
4-H Family Update is Thursday, February 25 at 6:30 PM via Zoom.

As the 4-H re-enrollment date approaches, we understand that you may have questions about what 4-H will look like in the coming months before making decisions about 4-H projects. While we don’t have all of the answers, we would like to share what we know at this time. On Thursday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m., we will have a 4-H update via Zoom. We will discuss our plans for the 2021 events, club meetings, and County Fair.

You can register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the picture on the right.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 
Agfinity Scholarships
Agfinity is offering $25,000 in scholarship funds to students in 2021. In total, they will be awarding up to three $5,000 and ten $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing higher education.  Submissions are due on March 14, 2021.

Eligibility Guidelines
  • Applicants must be or will be attending an accredited four-year college or an accredited two-year technical school or community college pursuing higher education.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Membership to Cooperative is not required. Children of active Agfinity members, employees, and directors are eligible to receive an Agfinity Scholarship.

Click on the image to the left for more information or to apply.
Come join us for this wonderful Entomology virtual experience open to youth ages 8-18. We have a new volunteer with CSU Extension Arapahoe County, Andrew Miller that wants to share his knowledge on this topic! Click on the image above to register.
Calling all bakers! Arapahoe County 4-H is hosting a FREE virtual Bakers’ Night workshop on Cultural Foods. Join us on Friday, March 12th at 5 p.m. while we make Apple Strudel. This session is for Colorado youth ages 13-18. An ingredients/equipment list will be emailed at a later date after registration. Only 15 spots available! Please click on the image above for more information.
Colorado 4-H Foundation Scholarship Applications Open!
Attention High School Seniors! The Colorado 4-H Foundation scholarship application process is now open until April 30! Click on the image to the right to go to the web site.
2020 - 2021 E-Records Available
The 2020 - 2021 E-records are now available to download. Click on the image to the left to go to the State website where you can download your E-Records.
4HOnline v2.0 Tip Sheets
Tip sheets for Members/Families and for Volunteers to help with enrollment in 4HOnline v2.0 are available from the State Office.

Please click on the image on the right to view them.
4-H Enrollment Late Fee Waived - This Year Only
With so much uncertainty this year, we have decided to suspend the re-enrollment late fee that would normally be imposed after December 1st. If you are choosing to re-enroll, please still do so as early as you can so we are able to determine enrollment status.
Please remember the deadline to enroll/re-enroll and be eligible to participate in the 2021 Arapahoe County Fair is April 1, 2021. There will be no exceptions to this rule for any reason.

Beef Members: Please note that beef members will need to be enrolled by MARCH 1 in order to participate in Tag-In.
In-Person Meeting Update
Due to the current Safer-at-Home level in Arapahoe County set forth by Tri-County Health, we are not able to begin hosting in person meetings at the moment like we hoped. We will continue to monitor health guidelines and will try again once they improve.
Club Leader Access in 4HOnline
Great news! Leaders are now able to view a club "roster" for their 4-H club. Please email Ethan in order to get your leader specific pin which will allow you to access 4HOnline. This email also contains further instructions as well as a video on how to view the roster.
2021 IVY Nominations Being Accepted

Every April, the 4-H Foundation presents an Important Volunteer of the Year (IVY) Award to an individual who has gone above and beyond to support Arapahoe County 4-H. Nominations may be made by anyone in the 4-H community. Nominees may be 4-H leaders, members of the Fair committee involved with 4-H exhibits, 4-H Foundation members, or members of an advisory group involved with 4-H. Nominees highly involved with 4-H club activities, and volunteering in county, district, state and national programs is taken in to account. Nominations are due Monday, March 1, 2021 to Kathy McDaniel. Click on the button below for more information and the IVY nomination form.
Livestock Resources
·   Animal Selection
·   Getting them off to the right start

We have scheduled our 2021 contests. We will plan for a virtual format and, if able, will change to an in-person format (if allowed). Please mark your calendars if you plan to participate. Registration forms and guidelines can be found by clicking on the image above. Please remember that you do need to be an enrolled 4-H member/cloverbud to participate in these contests. We will no longer be offering Consumer Choices Contest due to lack of participant numbers.

CREATIVE COOKS CONTEST Saturday, March 13, 10 a.m. - Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office

SPEECH AND DEMONSTRATIONS CONTEST Friday, April 23, 5 p.m. - Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office

CAKE DECORATING CONTEST Friday, May 21, 5 p.m. - Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office
Leadership Development Conference
Saturday, February 27, 2021

Creative Cooks Contest
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Creative Cooks Contest Registration Deadline - February 12, 2021

Speech & Demo Contest Registration Deadline - March 19, 2021

Cake Decorating Contest Registration Deadline - April 16, 2021
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Centennial, CO 80112

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