Arapahoe County offices, including the Extension Office, are closed to the public indefinitely. At this time staff are directed to not have any face-to-face meetings. If you need to reach out to our staff please use their emails.
Ethan Cahill –
Shaylen Florez –
Claudia Meeks –
Jean Walton –
4-H Member Spotlight
My name is Kate Souther. I am 17 years old. I am a junior at Arapahoe High School and I have been in 4-H for 4 years. I found out about 4-H when at the state fair in seventh grade. I thought all the projects hanging in the exhibit hall were so beautiful and unique, especially the quilts, so I tried 4-H the next year and absolutely loved it. Since then, it has become one of my favorite things to do and central to my high school experience. I compete in quilting - I've done quilting 1 and 2, and will do quilting 3 this year for the first time. I am also our club secretary, on the Junior Leaders council, and a senator for district 3. I've held various positions in each of these groups, but being secretary is definitely my favorite so far. To me, 4-H is a community. It's a place where I can not only bond with my peers, but also grow with them in leadership, commitment, responsibility, and craftsmanship. Not only have I gained priceless sewing skills from 4-H, but also developed leadership characteristics that will no doubt serve me well for the rest of my life. 4-H is also always a good time! From contests to Western National Roundup to LDC, there is never a dull moment. I will never forget the countless memories I've made with 4-H, and I am so grateful for the opportunities and experiences I've had.
The 2020 Arapahoe County 4-H Fairbook and the 2020 Open Class Fairbook have both been posted on the Arapahoe County Fair website. Please click on the appropriate button below to access the books.
Countywide Virtual Project Meetings
Calling all volunteers and members. WE NEED YOU!

With the inability to have face-to-face 4-H meetings, we are inviting leaders and experienced 4-H members to host virtual project meetings. These meetings can be as simple as a Q and A on a sewing technique, a quick demo on dog showmanship, or as advanced as coding computer programs. Our office is happy to help facilitate Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts meetings with you. If you are interested in helping to serve our 4-H community please contact Shaylen Florez.
Swine Tag Check-Out
Due to the cancellation of Arapahoe County Fairgrounds events through May 10 th , there is an alternative for Swine Tag Check-out being developed which was originally scheduled for April 22 nd . An email will be sent out to those members enrolled in the Swine project when more information is available.
Sheep and Goat Tag In

We are currently working with the State 4-H Office and Arapahoe County to put into place a plan for sheep and goat tagging. If you have questions, please reach out to Ethan at  
County Fair and Camping

As of today, county fair is still scheduled as planned. We ask that families are understanding that this could change at any moment. We will keep our 4-H families informed as we receive information. Camping information will be released at a later date. 
After the Livestock Committee meets on Tueday, an email will be sent out to youth enrolled in Swine, Sheep and Goats with instructions on how to upload your animal ID's in 4HOnline.
Colorado State 4-H Media Guidelines

Now that we are in a state of using social media as a communication tool the Colorado State 4-H Program has adapted guidelines for social media. 
Online MQA Training Available

ATTENTION LIVESTOCK MEMBERS! Due to the cancellation of MQA Training resulting from COVID-19, there is now an online training available for youth who have yet to complete their 2019-2020 4-H MQA requirement. If you still need to complete this training, email Ethan at  
Attention Teens: Join us for the Virtual Exchange Program
Arapahoe County 4-H is participating in a virtual exchange program with Maury (pronounced Murray) County Tennessee. This program will allow for Arapahoe County 4-H teens to socialize and learn about 4-H programming in the state of Tennessee without leaving the comforts of their home.

Our next meeting is Thursday, April 16 at 5:00 PM we will learn about 4-H projects and other 4-H members. Please email Claudia ( if you are interested in joining!
We hope this is reaching everyone healthy and ready to get back to normal! Thank you to all for being understanding and patient during this time and for staying in communication with us. Just a reminder to Club and Organizational Leaders, please continue to communicate with your youth and check in with them. This is a stressful time for all and communication is key. With little to no face to face interaction, a call or email can show that we are doing our best to keep everyone involved and up to date. Stay healthy and safe and we look forward to when we are able to get back to face to face programming and meeting as usual! Also, as another reminder, if you need us to set up a Zoom meeting for your club, please reach out to us to see if our Zoom account is available for the date/time you need.
Upload your Cat & Dog IDs in 4-H Online!
The deadline is fast approaching for the Dog and Cat ID. Please make sure that all of your information is uploaded on 4Honline by May 1. That is the absolute deadline to get them uploaded. 
4-H Online Animal ID Deadline
May 1, 2020 - Horse, Dog, and Cat
Click on the dates below for more info.
Cake Decorating Contest - STILL PLANNED
(303) 730-1920
6934 S. Lima St., Suite B
Centennial, CO 80112

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