Congratulations to the 2019 Creative Cooks Contest Winners
Please click on the button to the right to view the results from this year's contest. Want to get in on the fun? It's never to early to start planning for next year's contest!
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4-H Volunteers: You are invited to Arapahoe County's Annual Volunteer Appreciation event. Click the flyer below to RSVP. Hope to see you there!
Market Hogs Tag-In/Nomination Process

Market Hogs will be tagged by the 4-H members at their homes again this year. Tags will be checked out to them and a procedure will need to be followed to qualify your animal to be shown at fair. The process will be similar to last year.  A mandatory meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds for all Swine project members to review the procedure and to check out tags. Members will pay their county fair drug testing fee at this time. Remember, this year's minimum weight for Market Hogs is 225 lbs. again.
Market Lamb and Goat Tag-In
Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 5-8 p.m.

All market lambs and goats must attend to be eligible to be shown at County Fair. Animals must be owned by tag-in. All species must be castrated and healed as much as possible prior to tag-in.

  • All market lambs and market goats must be retinal scanned. There is a $3 fee per animal.
  • Weighing of lambs and goats at tag-in is optional.
  • All market goats must be dehorned or tipped.
  • Retinal scan fees ($3 per animal) and Drug Testing fees ($10 per animals) will be collected at this time. Check or Cash will be accepted, no credit/debit cards.
Attention Teachers and Homeschool Groups - We need your help!
Our CSU Extension office is conducting a survey to learn more about school garden educational needs. Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey - We are excited to help support your school’s needs and prizes will be randomly awarded to 25 survey participants during the first week of May. 
Check out our Youth Garden Education Webinar at 3:30pm on April 17th - . This webinar explores the various garden education topics that our CSU Extension Office can bring to your school. Join us to learn about our upcoming opportunities. We look forward to seeing you!
Truck Raffle Information is here!
All 4-H clubs and committees are welcome to participate in the Colorado 4-H Foundation Truck Raffle. This is a great fundraiser for your club and for Colorado 4-H! Tickets are available to sell until August 26, 2019. Call the Extension Office if you are interested and complete the 2019 Truck Raffle Agreement.
2019 Truck Raffle Prizes

Grand Prize - 2019 F-150 4x4 Super Crew pickup truck
2nd prize - $1000 Cash
3rd prize - $500 Cash

$5 a ticket OR $20 for 5 tickets

Drawing will be held at 7:00 pm, September 14th, 2019 at Pedal the Plains (Baca County Fairgrounds, 28500 Co Rd 24.6, Springfield, CO
Registration Deadline for Speech and Demonstration Contest
March 29, 2019 - See "Upcoming Events" section to the right for a link to more information.

Registration Deadline for Cake Decorating Contest
April 12, 2019

Enrollment Deadline for New 4-H Members
April 1, 2019
Speech and Demonstration Contest
April 26, 2019 - Registration and more info

Cake Decorating Contest

Rocket Fly Day
June 23, 9 a.m. We will be doing this with Douglas County. More information will be available as the date gets closer.
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.
(303) 730-1920
6934 S. Lima St., Suite B
Centennial, CO 80112

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