March 23
Deadline - 4-H 101 RSVP
Deadline - Cake Decorating, Speech & Demo, and Performing Arts Contest Entry
Deadline - Arapahoe County Shooting Sports Leader Training Workshop Registration

March 26
Tune into the Chick Cam!

March 28
4-H 101

March 31
Poultry Clinic
Hunter Safety Conclusion Course

April 1
Deadline - Scholarship Applications due

April 2
Deadline - Enroll in Shooting Sports, Dog, Cat, Horse, and Livestock Projects in 4H Online
Swine Tag ID's available at Extension Office


Date Change:
Family Shooting Sports Meeting is now on Wednesday, April 18th at 6:30 PM in Kirk Hall
4-H
Does your 4-Her or Cloverbud:

  • Like cake decorating?
  • Have a talent?
  • Love giving speeches?
Take advantage of participating in our county contests, with the chance to take your talent to state! Cake Decorating, Speech & Demo, and Performing Arts contests rules and registration forms are available below. You must be taking a Cake Decorating project in order to participate in that contest, except for Cloverbuds. The other contests are open to all enrolled 4-H Members and Cloverbuds! Cloverbuds do not go to state. Registration is due March 23rd. Tomorrow!
New Policy for
New Animal Project Leaders

Starting April 1, all new volunteer leaders of an animal project will need to go through an interview process with the Douglas County 4-H Agent. Current animal project leaders do not have to do an interview.Those serving as assistants are not required to interview. If you have any questions, please contact Claudia Meeks at claudia.meeks@colostate.edu 
See them hatch live on our website next week!

Name the chicks by leaving a comment on our Facebook and Instagram posts. We will draw the name suggestions from a hat and post the winners on our Facebook page!
Beef Project Clinic
We will be hosting a 4-H Beef Clinic on Saturday, April 14 from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Extension Office in the basement conference room. Topics include: nutrition, care, and housing.This will be open to ALL 4-H members and lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP to Claudia at claudia.meeks@colostate.edu by April 9th if you will be attending.
Still need your Hunter Safety Card?
There are still spots available in Eric Harper's Internet Conclusion Hunter Education Course on March 31st from Noon to 6 PM at CALF Lowell Ranch. Prior to arrival on that day, students will need to have completed the online course (link to the right) and bring the completion certificate to the class on the 31st. The online course costs $24.50. There is no charge for the conclusion class on March 31st. 

To register, please click the link to the right. Email Eric Harper with questions: eaharper.co@gmail.com
4-H Poultry Clinic
Saturday, March 31st

Make plans to attend the 4-H Poultry Clinic on Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the multiple purpose building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. This clinic is open to all poultry project members and 4-Hers who may be interested in the poultry project. This is en educational event that covers the health and wellness of your feathered friends!
4-H Horse Levels Testing

We are currently taking appointments for 4-H Horse Level Written Tests. If you wish to take a test or retake a test, please contact our 4-H Agent, Claudia Meeks, at claudia.meeks@colostate.edu to schedule an appointment. Tests will ONLY be administered via appointments with the Extension Office.
Construction on the DC Fairgrounds

Please review the document below for changes to entrances & parking during construction on the outdoor arena. Thanks!
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!
Market Swine Tagging and Identification
All swine are self-tagged by 4-H Members. Ear tags must be picked up at the Extension Office and will be available starting April 2. Your swine must be tagged by April 30th.

Swine ID Forms are also due to the Extension Office by April 30th. A link to the form is below and must be filled out with the necessary photos described in the form.
Click the link above to learn how to upload your Hunter Safety Card. Deadline is April 15th by midnight!
Shooting Sports Parent and Member Meeting
April 18th, 6:00 pm
Kirk Hall, DC Fairgrounds
All members and parents are strongly encouraged to attend. We will be covering guidelines, county and state shoot information, and answer any questions you may have. 
Douglas County 4-H Meat Quality Assurance (MQA)/Pork Quality Assurance (PQA)
Kirk Hall, DC Fairgrounds
April 26th, 4:00-7:00 pm (Must arrive before 6 pm)
REQUIREMENTS: All first year project members exhibiting any livestock project (except horse, llama, cat and dog) are required to attend quality assurance training. This does include all poultry and rabbit members. 
 
Those who attended an MQA program in 2017 will not have to attend one in 2018.  Exception: If you have just turned 14 years old or are a first year hog project member; then you are required to attend an MQA seminar in 2018, even if you attended one in 2017. Only 14-year-old members (as of 12/31/17) need to attend to meet senior requirements. 
 
If you are required to attend MQA or PQA training and fail to do so, you will not be allowed to show livestock at the 2018 Douglas County Fair or State Fair. If you have questions, call the Extension Office at 720-733-6940. 
 
SWINE PROJECT MEMBERS ONLY: If 4-Hers are going to show at state or national contests, then they MUST PASS a PQA test every year. If 4-Hers are not planning on showing at any state or national contest, then MQA rules apply.
 
This year’s training will be held on April 26th. This will be the only training offered in Douglas County this year. Training will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Plan at least an hour to move through the stations. Come when you can—arrive before 6 pm. Email Claudia to RSVP: claudia.meeks@colostate.edu.
 
A complete list of other county trainings is available on our website:
Other County Events
Boulder County - Easy Riders 4-H Horse Show Sunday, April 22, 2018 9 AM
Longmont, CO. Call 303-678-6238 for more info

Arapahoe County - 4-H Fun Dog Match Saturday, March 24, Registration at 8 AM
Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. Call 303-261-7037

Weld County - Rabbit Judging Contest Saturday April 7, 2018 Greeley, CO
Please call 970-400-2093 for more info.


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.