May 7
Youth & Leader's Council

May 7
Horse Level 1 Ride Night

May 11
Deadlines are by 5 PM
Deadline - 4-H 201 RSVP
Deadline - Horse Camp and Working Ranch Registration forms and fees due to the Extension Office

May 14
Deadline - 4-H Council Officer Applications due

May 19
CALF Farm & Ranch Days

May 26
Swine Showmanship Clinic

May 28
Extension Office Closed

May 30
Deadline - Rocket Fly Day Registration
Deadline - Cloverbud Day Camp Registration

Rocket Fly Day will be held on Saturday, June 9th at 9:00 am at the CSU Extension Office
Douglas County Junior Livestock Show
"June Show"

June 2, 2018
Douglas County Fairgrounds

This show supports the Douglas County Youth Council to provide scholarship and educational opportunities to Douglas County 4-H members. To make this event a success, we are encouraging clubs to donate $50 toward the event. Youth Council members will be contacting local businesses for sponsorship. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the Extension office.

Classes for market steers, market goats, market lambs, dairy, pygmy, and fiber goats.

We will also have an Old Timer Showmanship.
Cloverbud Day Camp Registration is now OPEN!
Thursday, June 14th
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Kirk Hall - D.C. Fairgrounds
Join us for a day of fun Under the Sea! All youth ages 5-7 are invited to attend. The cost for Cloverbud members is $10, non-members are invited for $15. Register online and pay the registration fee by May 30th. Space is limited! Call the Extension Office if you have any questions.
Horse Level I Ride Night
We are planning a ride night at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Outdoor Arena on Monday, May 7th from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM (weather permitting) for those needing to take the LEVEL I riding test. Please contact Claudia to sign up:

Those taking Level II, III, and IV riding tests and jumping competency will need to sign up to take those tests on Monday, June 4 th. You do not need to sign up for Horse Camp to take the level tests. Contact Claudia to schedule a riding test that day if you are NOT attending Horse Camp. If you cannot make the June 4 th test date, you will need to contact an out-of-county rater. List of raters can be found here:
For those attending Horse Camp, you must be a LEVEL I rider to attend. This means that you must pass both the Level I Written AND Riding tests in at least one discipline prior to the first day of camp.
Rocket Fly Day
Registration now open!
Rocket Flay Day is a judged contest open to 4-H Rocketry Project Members only. Come show your knowledge and skills on rocket construction, flight stability, range safety, chute deployment, and landing. The contest will take place at the CSU Extension Office. Registration deadline is May 30th.
Swine Showmanship Clinic
May 26th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lowell Pitman Pavilion, Douglas County Fairgrounds
Who should attend: Beginner and experienced 4-Hers currently enrolled in the swine project and those looking to be in the project next year.

Trainers: Tanner and Shelbie Sperle, and the Swine superintendents, will be available to answer questions about the Douglas County Fair Swine Show.

Do I bring my pigs? No, please do not bring your pigs. We will have demonstration pigs for youth to work with.

Parking: Please park outside the fence in the parking lot.

Please RSVP to Claudia by May 21st:
Douglas County 4-H Horse Camp
Horse Camp, June 5 – 7, Douglas County Fairgrounds
Registration Deadline is May 11th
Space is limited

Make plans to join us for horse camp! Our 4-H Horse Camp is a day camp that runs from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Horse camp provides 4-H members with clinic style skills, training in hunt seat, western, trail and gymkhana. Each day will focus on horsemanship skills. We will also have educational programming and fun team building activities!
Working Ranch Horse Clinic
June 8, 9:00 AM, Douglas County Fairgrounds
Registration Deadline is May 11th. Open to first 15 entries
If you are interested in learning how to work cattle, make plans to attend our Introduction in Ranch Riding, Roping, and Cow Work Clinic.
Save the Date! 4-H/FFA Branding Party!

Friday, May 18, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Douglas County Fairgrounds
Pavilion Parking Area

Make plans to join us for a branding party. Youth will be branding boards for the 4-H and FFA Parade Float. This event is open to  all 4-H and FFA members, including Cloverbuds.  If you have your own brand, bring it to add to the float. For youth without brands, we will have brand inspectors there to temporarily approve 4-H and FFA members' brands. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Please RVSP by e-mailing Claudia at

4-H 201, May 15th at 6:00 pm
Kirk Hall, Douglas County Fairgrounds

4-H 201 covers all things about the Douglas County Fair including how to use the ShoWorks fair entry program. This training is strongly encourage for all new families who will be participating in fair, animal shows, and county shoot. Livestock families are also encourage to attend, as we will be covering information on the Junior Livestock Sale and answer your questions. We will even have computers available for families to enter 4-H youth in the fair entry program. RSVP by May 11th by using the online form below, or by calling the Extension Office. Attendance at 4-H 101 not required!
Community Service Opportunity
Throughout this time of year, we get requests from pre-schools and nursing homes to have animals and 4-Hers come visit their facilities. We know that animals going to fair are not good candidates for this type of activity, but those of you who have other animals and would like to do some 4-H community service, please call the Extension Office for more information.
Shooting Sports Events in Other Counties
Weld County Invitational - June 2nd
Washington County Fundraiser - June 3rd
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.