March 1st
March 1 - Today!
Horse Judging Meeting
Deadline - Beef Project Enrollment
Deadline - 4-H Foundation Renewable Scholarship, 5:00 PM

March 3
Beef Weigh-In

March 5
Deadline - Cloverbud Fun Night Registration
Youth & Leader's Council Meeting

March 9-11
Shooting Sports Leader Training Workshop - Weld County

March 17
Creative Cooks
Baby Bunnies, Chicks, and Lambs! CALF

March 21
Cloverbud Fun Night

March 23
Deadline - 4-H 101 RSVP

* For more details on all events, click the 2018 Calendar link at the top right of this page
Statement from the Colorado State 4-H Shooting Sports Program

4-H Shooting Sports is a positive youth development program that serves to educate youth about the safe handling of firearms and archery equipment. Due to recent tragedies involving firearms, some County 4-H Program leadership are receiving questions about this program. If you are contacted for information outside of the typical request of how to join a 4-H club, competition rules, etc., please direct that person to contact the County 4-H Agent. Please do not address any other questions including anything that might mention NRA affiliation, funding, modern sporting rifles or military style assault rifles, etc. and instead refer those to the
County 4-H Agent. You could say something along the lines of, “That’s a topic someone else here can address better than me. Let me have your contact information and I’ll find the right person to get back to you on that.” Thank you.

Cloverbud Fun Night
Wednesday, March 21, 5:30 pm
Kirk Hall
All 4-H Cloverbuds & friends ages 5-7 are invited to Fun Night for crafts, games, cookie decorating, and more! Please RSVP by March 5th by submitting the online form or contacting Dani: 720-722-6940

If you would like to volunteer, please also submit the form and note your age at the bottom. We ask that volunteers arrive at 5:00 PM.
Beef Enrollment and Weigh-In
The beef project enrollment deadline is March 1st . You must be enrolled in the beef project in 4honline.com by this date or you will not be able to participate.

Market Beef tagging and weigh-in will be held on Saturday, March 3rd by the Pavilion on the Douglas County Fairgrounds at 9:00 am.

ALL brand papers must be in the youth’s name. Breeding projects must have the brand papers and breeding ID forms to the Extension office before March 3rd or can bring the paperwork to beef weigh in.

Animal care forms (if animal is not housed at your house) must be turned in by March 3rd or can be brought to beef weigh in. Forms can be emailed to claudia.meeks@colostate.edu
Shooting Sports Leader Training Workshops
2018 Shooting Sports Leader Training Workshops are being offered to 4-H Leaders and Teen Leaders at the locations listed below. Registration will be offered through  4HOnline . Information about the events are listed below,  here is an agenda  that is typically followed for each workshop.

Who is This Workshop Intended For?  The Workshop is geared towards adult leaders and teen leaders (age 14-19) who are interested in furthering their training skills for working with 4-H youth in Shooting Sports related activities. Your County Extension Agent must approve of your attendance at this workshop prior to your registration.

Please select a menu item from the list below to view workshop information for the county that you selected:

Baby Bunnies, Chicks, and Lambs!
Come see the farm babies! Join CALF and Douglas County 4-H for baby bunnies, chicks, lambs, springtime activities, and crafts! Saturday, March 17 12:30 – 2:30 PM and the CALF at Lowell Ranch.Egg Hunt is at 1:30 PM. Cost is $5 (age 2 and over).
Advance reservation is required at www.thecalf.org
Informational Night for New Families
Wednesday, March 28th, 6:00 pm
At Kirk Hall, Douglas County Fairgrounds

This program is planned for adults. Please RSVP by March 23rd.

Program will include:
*Surviving the first year of 4-H
*Understanding the roles of the 4-H club, youth, and parents
*Opportunities in 4-H
*Communication and Support
*4-H projects
And More!
The 2018 Douglas County Fair Junior Division Rules are posted for ALL 4-H and Open Class projects going to fair, including junior, intermediate, and senior classes.
CSU Programs
Cattle Handling and 4-H Ranch Horse Clinic
Register Online by March 6
The State 4-H Horse Advisory Committee is collaborating with the Cinch Ranch Sorting National Championships to offer a cattle handling and 4-H Ranch Horse Clinic March 9-11 at the CSU Equine Center in Fort Collins. This clinic is for 4-H members and adults alike. This isn’t your high speed ranch sorting type of clinic but rather helping people learn the basics cattle handling skills, horse maneuver basics, etc. Please see the linked flyer, program description, and registration information.
4-H OFFICE STAFF
Claudia Meeks - 4-H Agent
Mary Baldwin - 4-H Outreach Agent
Tina O'Bryan - 4-H Program Coordinator
Dani Bash - Administrative Assistant
MEMBER ACCOMMODATIONS: If your child is a member who will need accommodations at any 4-H event, please make an appointment with our office to discuss his/her individual needs. Any accommodation must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of the event. A verifying letter from a
parent or guardian may be required before any accommodation is provided.
Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.