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4-H

		

4-H is open to urban and rural youth ages 5 to 19. More than 300 La Plata County youth participate in local club, county, state and national activities. Members acquire life skills by working with individual projects and in club activities.

Enrollment is now OPEN for the 2014-2015 4-H Year.
If you are interested in joining, please contact the Extension Office at 970-382-6465.

2015 La Plata County Fair Information and Fair Book - 2015 Fair Dates: August 5th to 9th

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July 2015 HUBS

   

4-H Information and Enrollment Forms:

**Returning Members can register at https://colorado.4honline.com  ** Click here for step by step instructions on registering online.

Summer Fun Days

  June 20th – Old Fort Jackpot

  • This annual event will take place at the Old Fort Lewis Campus in Hesperus, CO.  This is a great opportunity to practice your showmanship and in the ring skills.  This contest will have Steer, Sheep and Goat classes being judged.  Registration will be morning of the Jackpot. For more information or how to volunteer to help out, please contact Beth LaShell at 970.759.1387

July 8th to 11th - Natural Resource Camp

  • The camp programs will be STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities, games, swimming in the river, arts & crafts, hiking, other group activities along with our traditional camp programs (skits, camp songs, campfires, etc.) that we all love and cherish.
    This camp is open to the first 40 campers from Archuleta, Montezuma and La Plata County, aged 8 to 13.
    The first child in a family is charged $40 while each additional child is just $30.
    Registration will close on Wednesday, July 1st. Late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis. (only 40 campers will be accepted)
    Senior 4-H members serve as camp counselors.  If you are interested in being a camp counselor, please contact Greg. We will have a pre-camp meeting on Tuesday, July 7th.
    Natural Resource Camp Registration Packet

 July 19th – Livestock Day at the Fairgrounds (Large Animals)

  • Livestock Day will run from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and we will provide snacks.  We will start out in the Animas room to talk on ethics, feeding and Record Book assistance.  Then we will head down to the Pavilion and will allow members an opportunity to learn about grooming and showmanship skills for Beef, Sheep, Goat and Swine projects.  Please call or email the Extension office to sign-up.

 July 16th - Final Record Book, Display Board and Project Assistance Day!

  • Come to the Extension Office anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to finalize your livestock and general project record books, display boards and projects.  Feel free to bring in your project and work on it all day.  Greg will be available to help you with those last minute questions that you may have.  Refreshments and snacks will be available throughout the day.  No registration is required, just stop in when you can.

 ***If you would like to bring a non-4-H member to one of our local events, please let the Extension Office know and we will make the proper arrangements for a potential new 4-H’er!


2015 LIVESTOCK RECORD BOOKS & Guide Books

These record books are for all Beef, Swine, Sheep, Goat, Poultry, & Rabbit projects.
These record books are different than the State 4-H issued ones, so please only use these.

NEW 4-H APP!!! This App will help you keep track of your costs, income & activities for your animal project https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/4-h-livestock-record/id898568078?mt=8

 

****Be sure to download the Guide Book as well****

How to Write S.M.A.R.T. Goals

***All Livestock, Horse. Dog, and Community Service Record Books are Due the week of July 20th  - 24th, 2015. The deadline is 5:00pm on Friday July 24th.

Junior:

Below are the Junior Supplement Pages. You will only need to print these pages if you are filling out your record book by hand and run out of space on pages 7 & 10. If you are filling out your record book on the computer, it will automatically add more lines as you need them.

Intermediate:

Below are the Intermediate Supplement Pages. You will only need to print these pages if you are filling out your record book by hand and run out of space on pages 7 & 10. If you are filling out your record book on the computer, it will automatically add more lines as you need them.

Senior:

Below are the Senior Supplement Pages. You will only need to print these pages if you are filling out your record book by hand and run out of space on pages 4, 5, 7 & 10. If you are filling out your record book on the computer, it will automatically add more lines as you need them.


Horse Record Books & Information

Horse Project - Important Dates & Entry Forms

Horse Certificates are due by June 1st at 5:00 pm

Horse Safety Test - Due by June 30th at 5:00 pm


Dog Record Book & Info.

 


General/Natural Resources - Record Books and Project Information

Project Expense and Income/Value
General / Natural Resources e-Record User's Guide

e-Records

 

Companion Animal Book & Info.

Companion Animal are for those that do not have a tradidional 4-H animal. If you have a pet rabbit (not breeding or market), cavey, cat, fish, toad, ect. you are welcome to do the Companion Animal. You will be required to complete a record book (below), do a project board and complete an interview at Fair. Please contact the 4-H office if you have any questions.

4-H Shooting Sports - Record Books and Project Information


Family & Consumer Science - Record Books and Project Information

Project Expense and Income/Value
Family Consumer Science e-Record User's Guide

e-Records

Self-Determine - County Project e-Record

Colorado 4-H Exhibit Requirements

Colorado 4-H Contest Requirements

 

Fair Project Letters

2015 4-H and FFA Fair Entry Forms.
All entry forms must be turned in to the Extension Office by Friday, July 24th at 5:00 pm. No late entries will be accepted.

4-H Contest Entry Form

All entry forms must be turned in to the Extension Office by Friday, July 24th at 5:00 pm. No late entries will be accepted.


Monthly Newsletters

2015 HUBS

2014 HUBS

 

Additional information on the 4-H program is also available at www.colorado4h.org.

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