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 – ecahill@arapahoegov.com
Shaylen Florez – sflorez@arapahoegov.com
Claudia Meeks – cmeeks@arapahoegov.com
Jean Walton – jwalton@arapahoegov.com
4-H Member Spotlight
My name is John Young and I am currently in my 6 th and last year in 4-H. I love animals, robotics, and photography. I’m the president of Antelope Crossing 4-H club as well as co-president of the Junior Leaders Council. I have lived in Arapahoe county for about 9 years. We moved out here in 2012 just after my father had passed away from cancer. He was a 4-H leader himself before I was born. When I joined 4-H I didn’t know what to expect. Photography was my first and favorite project in all of
4-H. I always had a passion for taking photos, but I never knew how far I could get with photography. I was in the photography project for 5 amazing years and made it to State Fair each year. I got Grand champion every year at county fair, except my first year. I learned so much, not only how to be a better photographer, but facts and history on what I took photos of. I am looking to make my own photography business in the future because of being in the project. The other projects that I have done are small engines, swine, and rabbits. I am currently only doing rabbits this year because I am starting my job as an electrician after graduation. I also had the amazing privilege to be on the Livestock Quiz Bowl team which allowed me to go to State Conference. Going to State Conference opened my eyes to how big 4-H really is and how much of an impact it has on the world. Another exciting part of 4-H for me is being in the Junior Leaders Council. I have been involved in the Junior Leaders Council for 5 years. Becoming a junior leader has completely changed my life as a person and a 4-H member. The opportunities I have been able to take part in like to cooking breakfast at the Ronald McDonald house, helping put together the 4-H Cloverbud events at the Extravaganza, and being co-president of junior leaders, has been absolutely amazing. I have met lifelong friends through this amazing 4-H journey. Although I am very sad this is my last year in 4-H, I will always have the memories, friends, and ribbons to remind me how 4-H changed my life forever.  
4-H Member Spotlight
Hi, I’m Jane Goldy. This is my seventh year in 4-H, and I am the Junior Livestock Committee president this year. My current projects are Show Chickens, Market Chickens, and Market Sheep. When I joined 4-H I was the typical shy kid, I would have never imagined I would have ever held an office in 4-H. This is my third year on the county quiz bowl team, and the experience has been amazing, I still find it incredible that I was on the third place team at state conference last year, and placed fourth individually in the written test portion my first year. Some of my other favorite memories are making amazing friendships with other members, in addition to the County Fair each year, I love getting to reconnect with my friends at the Fair each year. I can’t say I exactly have a favorite part of 4-H, but I find the journey with market animals to be absolutely amazing. I am so thankful for every experience I have gotten in 4-H. I am beyond greatful for all the amazing leaders that have helped me get to where I am. 
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.
Horse Safety 101

Arapahoe County 4-H Horse Project members! Join your project leaders and fellow members on Thursday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation on horse safety! Email Ethan for more information: ecahill@arapahoegov.com
Jr. Livestock Committee Announcement

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Calling all livestock members: we are searching for new members to join the Junior Livestock Committee!! We are a small, active, fun-loving group that learns a lot about our projects, have fun practicing and competing on Livestock Quiz Bowl, party at Christmas time, and organize, plan, and run the Red Carpet Prospect Show. With no extra time with friends and no sports practices or games – NOW is the time to come try us out! We meet the first Tues of the month, usually at the fairgrounds, but right now, through ZOOM! We would like to give a big shout out to our new Adult Advisors, Brice Hanlon, and Anna Miller. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 19th  at 6:30. - by David Vetter
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 ecahill@arapahoegov.com . When you email him, include the 4-H Member names and their 4-H ages (age as of 12/31/19).
Attention Teens! Have the travel bug? Tired of being bored at home? Want to see the sights of sunny Florida and hear the country music of Tennessee? 
Join us on Thursdays, starting May 21 at 5:00 PM for our virtual exchange program. You’ll get the opportunity to meet other 4-H teens, learn about their 4-H experience, see what it is like in their state, and have the chance to participate in fun activities. We are excited to add Polk County, Florida members for a few weeks along with the 4-H members from Maury County, Tennessee. Please email Claudia ( cmeeks@arapahoegov.com ) 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.

Click on the dates below for more info.
Cake Decorating Contest - This will now be a virtual contest.
(303) 730-1920
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6934 S. Lima St., Suite B
Centennial, CO 80112

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