The Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office will be closed due to the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 5th.

We will be re-opening to the public on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

There will be a few changes in how the "walk-in" procedure will work. All walk-in clients will enter through the Open Spaces door (Suite A) where Crystal will greet you. Both of our offices will be open Monday - Thursday although staff availability may vary. Both offices will be closed to the public on Fridays as that is a designated work from home day for all Open Spaces staff.

If you are just needing to drop something off, an appointment is not necessary. You may drop your item(s) off with Crystal (or drop them through the mail slot in their door if it's after hours or on weekends) and she will make sure we get them.

If you need to have something signed or you need to meet with someone in person, we still recommend that you make appointments with us as our days/times in the office will vary. The County is allowing staff to still do an in office/work from home hybrid although we will be in the office more now. Please email staff members to set up appointments. Our email addresses remain the same as they have been listed in the previous year's worth of newsletters. Once you have an appointment set up with one of us, please enter through the Open Spaces door (Suite A) and check in with Crystal. She will call the person you are here to see and we will walk over there and get you and bring you back to our side of the building.
Jean Has a New Location in Our Building
Jean has moved off the front desk in our office. She now has an office down the hall from Shay and Ethan!

We will be getting a new admin. at some point in the not-too-distant future who will be located at the front desk. This person will support our Horticulture department, our Family & Consumer Science Agent and our director, Tim. They will also take over some of the general office admin duties so Jean can concentrate more on 4-H support and doing In School, After School and Summer STEM programming with Claudia once again.

Due to this move, Jean's office phone number has changed. Her direct line is now 303-738-7954. Of course, you can also still call our main line at 303-730-1920 and leave a message for her as well. Her email address is still the same.
2021 Arapahoe County Fair

Attention FCS and General 4-H Families!

For those that entered their projects for Fair, we will be working on scheduling interviews for FCS/GEN exhibitors the week of July 6. Once we have finalized the interview slots in Excel, we will make sure to send an email to the 4-H families so that you can check on your time(s). Please note that the email will not be sent out until Monday, July 12. We will have display cards available for the projects at check-in on Monday, 7/19. They will not be mailed to you this year. On Monday, July 19 the judging will take place in Exhibition Hall A (see map below). Please watch for signage. We will have a waiting area set up and with more space. Please know that if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask please do so. At this time Tri-County health is not requiring masks but it’s encouraged to still wear them indoors.

Fair Tickets

As in years past, each 4-H member who exhibits at Fair will receive a green wristband that will grant them admission to the Fair. These do not include the carnival. Jean will be getting those together and they will be handed out at exhibit check-in.

If you wish to purchase any Parent/Guardian Season Passes (with up to 2 free season parking passes), Daily Parking Passes or General Fair Admission Tickets, please click here and scroll down to the bottom portion of the page. Those are not being handled by the Extension Office this year.
Dog 4-H Families

Please note that we will need help from dog families to set up for the county Dog Show. Set up will be on Friday, July 16 around 5 pm. Please get updates from Janele at your upcoming dog practices. The dog show of course will be Sunday, July 18 and will be held in the Exhibition Hall. Check in is 8-8:30 am and the show will begin at 9 am. Remember to bring your e-record for the superintendent to look over and make sure to study for your test. Please see links below for the study guides. Take the time to read Dog Show information in the Fairbook. Please know that if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask please do so. At this time Tri-County health is not requiring masks but it’s encouraged to still wear them indoors. Cloverbuds, please bring your own stuffed animal (dog) and leash to participate in the Cloverbud Showmanship class. If you have additional questions please email Shaylen,

Cat 4-H Families

The Cat show will be on Saturday, July 17 and will be held in the Windmill Rooms. Remember to bring your e-record for the superintendent to look over and make sure that you study for your test. Take the time to read Cat Show information in the Fairbook. Please know that if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask please do so. At this time Tri-County health is not requiring masks bit it’s encouraged to still wear them indoors. Cloverbuds, please bring your own stuffed animal (cat) for showmanship and decorate your cage. If you have additional questions please email Shaylen,

The County will adhere to any COVID-19 guidance or protocols in place at the time of the Fair. Being vaccinated prior to participating/coming to Fair greatly reduces your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.
Dog Study Guides Available
4-H Dog Members - this year's dog study guides are now available.
Adams County 4-H Intern Position
Adams County Extension currently has an opening for a 4-H Intern. The Adams County 4-H intern is responsible for working with the 4-H Extension Staff and assist in the organization and delivery of the Adams County 4-H Program. Primary job duties include assisting with the
4-H program in Adams County and working with adult and youth volunteers in the design and implementation of educational programs. Qualified applicants must be 18 years old and possess organizational, leadership, and communication skills, computer skills with Microsoft Office, access to transportation adequate for the job responsibilities and the flexibility to work some weekends and evenings.
Click on the image to the right to apply. Questions? Contact Kenzie Kimmel at 303-637-8109 or
The 2021 Arapahoe County 4-H Fairbook has been posted on our website. Please click on the button below to go to our Arapahoe County Fair webpage. Scroll down to Resources and click on the link there.
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.
Call for Entries: Public Competitions at the Arapahoe County Fair
Calling all creatives, gardeners, makers, and more! Submit your entries for Public Competitions (formerly Open Class) at the Arapahoe County Fair. There are adult and youth categories!

Creative Arts pre-entry deadline: Wednesday, July 14. Home Harvested and Home Grown pre-entry deadline: Friday, July 16.

Walk-ins are also accepted during certain time periods on competition days. Click on the image to the right to download the rule book and entry forms.
Club Chartering Information

Did you miss the Club Chartering Training? Fear not! It was recorded! Please click here to watch the recording.

Organizational Leaders - Club Chartering will be coming up soon. All Club Chartering documents can be found on the State website by clicking here.

Please note that if your Club By-Laws are still current from last year when you submitted them, you will NOT have to re-do them this year. If there have been any changes to your Club By-Laws, you will have to resubmit them in the correct format. All other documents will have to be redone though for this year. Once you have them done, scan them in and email them to Jean (or you can mail them to her as well). She will upload them into 4HOnline for you.

Your club or committee’s chartering documents must be emailed (or received in the office if you mail them) to Jean at by August 31st . Leaders need to completely fill out the chartering packet and send it to us. All document signers must be enrolled and activated in 4HOnline!

If your club dissolves, please fill out the Club Dissolution Form and also note that we have to have a statement from the bank showing your club account has been closed and has a zero balance. If your club doesn't have a bank account, just include a note that there was no previous bank account.
Horse Show & Cat Show - Saturday, July 17, 2021

Dog Show - Sunday, July 18, 2021

4-H FCS & General Project Judging - Monday, July 19, 2021

4-H Fashion Revue - Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Dairy & Market Goat Shows, Poultry Show & Swine Showmanship - Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Sheep Show & Market Swine Show - Thursday, July 22, 2021

Cattle Show & Alpaca/Llama Show - Friday, July 23, 2021

4-H & Adult Round Robin & Livestock Sale BBQ & Auction - Saturday, July 24, 2021
2021 4-H Achievement Program Award Application Deadline - Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Project Completion Deadline (for those 4-H Members NOT participating in the 2021 Arapahoe County Fair) - Thursday, September 30, 2021
(303) 730-1920
6934 S. Lima St., Suite B
Centennial, CO 80112

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