2020 Extravaganza - Tomorrow!
Extravaganza has been advertised to the public this year with event hours from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please note that two events are happening for 4-H members only PRIOR to 10 a.m.
  • Shooting Sports Safety Orientation: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • MQA: Available from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

We are excited to have Farm to Truck at Extravaganza this year to sell breakfast and lunch items throughout the day, featuring food that is sourced by our neighboring farmers in Colorado. Check them out on social media @farmtotruckco and plan to support local agriculture! 
Deadline Reminders

All 4-H Foundation Scholarship applications are due tomorrow, 2/1/2020 if you have not yet turned yours in. You may put it in an envelope with Shaylen's name on it and put it in the drop slot in the Open Space door (same building as us). They will make sure we get it.

Also, contest registration deadlines will be here before you know it. If you plan to participate, it's better to get your registration form turned in sooner, rather than later. Late entries are NOT accepted for ANY reason. A list of contests and their entry deadlines can be found towards the bottom of this newsletter in the "Deadlines" section. Click on the contest dates in the "Upcoming Events" section for the guidelines and registration forms.
Beef Animal Tag-In & Weigh-In
It’s about that time! Beef Animal Tag-In & Weigh-In will be held at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 7 th from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. For more information, please click on the image to the left.
2020 IFYE Potluck
Come and join us on Monday, March 9 for our annual Jr. Leaders' Council IFYE Presentation and Potluck. We will be hosting Garrett Brown, Pueblo County 4-H alumni who recently returned from a trip to Estonia, Greece and Luxembourg. He is a very entertaining presenter!

The event will start at 6 pm at the Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office. Please bring a dish to share. Last names starting with A-L, please bring a main dish or salad. Last names starting with M-Z, please bring a side dish or dessert.

Please RSVP with Jean by clicking on the image to the right, or by calling 303-730-1920. Please let her know the total number of people attending and what type of dish you will be bringing.
Directions to Add a Dog or Cat ID (Due 5/1/20)

  • Log in to 4hOnline using your family email.
  • Got to the member page.
  • Scroll down to the list of family members and click on "edit" next to the member's name (just like for enrollment).
  • Click on the "Animal/Livestock" button at the top.
  • Choose your animal type: Dog or Cat.
  • Select "Add Animal".
  • Fill out the information and upload your dog or cat's shot records and photos.
  • Click on "Save".
  • A printed copy of your online Colorado 4-H Dog or Cat ID is required for your Dog e-record and Cat e-record.
Directions to Add a Livestock/Animal ID
Breeding livestock is required to be identified and uploaded (paperwork and photos) into 4HOnline by May 1st. This is similar to Dog/Cat and Horse ID's.
  • Log in to 4hOnline using your family email.
  • Got to the member page.
  • Scroll down to the list of family members and click on "edit" next to the member's name (just like for enrollment).
  • Click on the "Animal/Livestock" button at the top.
  • Choose your animal type: Sheep, Beef Cattle, Goats, Llama/Alpaca.
  • Select "Add Animal" for the appropriate project area (NOT for MARKET ANIMALS except Hogs).
  • Fill out the information and upload your photos.
  • Upload the "Arapahoe County 4-H Breeding Registration Information Form (Non-Market Animals)" - this form should be uploaded in the "County Use Form" section.
  • Upload a color photo showing any distinguishing characteristics and ear tag if applicable. (One photo required, but two are available.)
  • Upload registration papers, your brand inspection papers or lease agreement, if applicable.
  • Note: Ideally these should be in the 4-H member's name or an immediate family member!
  • Click on "Save". You can find the Breeding ID forms on our website. Please read the note on the bottom of the form about animals not born yet.
Superintendent Search
As fair is quickly approaching, the Arapahoe County 4-H Livestock Advisory Committee is seeking interested individuals to serve as the Llama/Alpaca and Poultry Superintendents.

The Livestock Committee provides advice, program support, visibility, resource generation, and assists in upholding county, state, and national policies in support of the Arapahoe County 4-H Youth Development Program. They assist with coordination, promotion, and scheduling of events, activities, and shows in Arapahoe County with the CSU 4-H Livestock & Youth Development Extension agent as well as other responsibilities as outlined in committee bylaws. This is specifically accomplished by serving as superintendents at the County Fair although all members on the committee do not have to be superintendents.

We would like to invite anyone interested in being part of the committee to contact Ethan at the CSU Extension Office via email at ecahill@arapahoegov.com . The committee meets on the second Tuesday of every month at the Byers Ag Shop at 7 p.m.
Welcome Ethan!
Hi all! I have met many of you already but for those who I have not my name is Ethan Cahill and I am the new Arapahoe County 4-H Livestock & Youth Development Extension Agent. First of all I want to say how excited I am to be a part of this program and to get to know all of you and be involved! I grew up in Arapahoe County and recently finished my Master’s degree at the University of Wyoming focusing on Ruminant Nutrition and Genetics. I grew up on a farm and ranch and in the rodeo community, continuing that tradition through college and even now. I have a strong connection to the horse and cattle industries and look forward to learning and growing with CSU Extension and Arapahoe County. If you need anything feel free to contact me via email, ecahill@arapahoegov.com or phone, 303-738-7940.
Shooting Sports News
If you are in a Shooting Sports project, you need to know this info. There are details on the following topics:
  • Mandatory Safety Meeting
  • Practice Schedule
  • Friends of the NRA Banquet
  • County Shoot
  • Leader Trainings
Click on the image to the right to see all updated info.
Everyone had a nice weekend at Leadership Development Conference in Denver. It was a packed weekend full of state and district meetings, leadership sessions, final presentations, a banquet, County night out and, of course, dances. Thank you to our special guests that were able to attend Saturday night's banquet: Commissioner Baker, Yangson Baker, Ethan Cahill and Tim Aston - Arapahoe County CSU Extension Director.
Front Range 4-H Activity Calendar
Are you interested in finding 4-H events outside of Arapahoe County? A new Front Range 4-H activity calendar has been created! Click on the image to the left to view it. You can then save the site to your web favorites.
Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline
February 1, 2020

Consumer Choices Contest Registration Deadline
February 14, 2020

Creative Cooks Contest Registration Deadline
March 11, 2020
Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation Scholarship Interviews
February 20, 2020 - Evening (Time TBD) - Arapahoe County Extension Office

Click on the dates below for more info.
Consumer Choices Contest

Creative Cooks Contest

Speech and Demonstrations Contest

Cake Decorating Contest
May 22, 2020
Project Updates
**Please note - the State Office is in the process of updating their website and if the links on our website do not work, this will be why. Once the State completes their site, we will then be able to update our links.
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