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4-H is open to urban and rural youth ages 8 to 19. More than 350 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 CLOSED for the 2013-2014 4-H Year. Enrollment will reopen on October 1st, 2014.
If you are interested in joining, please contact the Extension Office at 970-382-6465.

La Plata County Fair Information and Fair Book

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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.

 Spring and Summer Activities!


Come Alive Outside Challenge – La Plata County 4-H Giving Back Garden

La Plata County 4-H is sponsoring a garden plot and pumpkin patch at the Old Fort Lewis Research Station in Hesperus.  This community engagement project aims to encourage youths to get outside, get dirty and have fun learning about growing fresh vegetables.  The vegetables produced will be distributed to local families in need of fresh produce and through the USDA Commodity Foods distribution program.  The goal is to give back to our community through local food.  Hopefully, it will also encourage more people to eat and grow more vegetables for their diets.  We will be using no-spray and no artificial fertilizers on our vegetables.  In addition, the pumpkin patch will be harvested for a Halloween Celebration the last Saturday in October.  This fun for the entire family event will bring the community together to celebrate our rich agricultural heritage. 

So, let’s get dirty!  Since this is a community project, we invite all 4-H Clubs or other youth serving organizations the opportunity to help out.  This could be a great after-school activity.  We need workers for a variety of different tasks throughout the growing season. We plan to provide educational opportunities at work days to promote local agriculture to young agrarians.  We also will supply the tools and other equipment needed.  We can also provide transportation (up to 10 people) from Durango to the Old Fort in Hesperus and back.  Please check out the schedule and call me at the Extension office (Greg – 970-382-6460) to organize a work day.  Keep on growing.

Come Alive Outside Flyer

July 14, 21, 28 – Garden Management, Harvest Greens for food distribution

August 11, 18, 25 – Garden Management, Harvest and food distribution

August 30 – Marvel Grange Community Breakfast food distribution

September 6,11,18,25 – Harvest, Food/Pumpkin Storage and Gleaning for Commodity Foods

September 15 – USDA Commodity Distribution

October 25 – Halloween Celebration at Old Fort

4-H Marketplace and Working Demonstration Workshops

4-H can mean business!  Would you like to learn more about entrepreneurial skills and how your 4-H project(s) can earn you money??  This workshop will allow you to see your 4-H project through a business lens.  It will help you work on how to create a Display Board to also act as a marketing tool.  You will also learn about Working Demonstrations and how these skills will help you interact with the public better to sell your product (s).  Even if you are not selling a product, but want to show off your General Project at the Saturday during County Fair, this workshop can prepare you to do just that.  If interested or want more information, please Contact the Extension Office (382-64650) and we will sign you up.

Marketplace Flyer

July 3rd, 9am to 1pm – Business Plans & Working Demonstrations

July 30th, 9am to 1pm – Practice, Practice, Practice.

4-H Horse Shows & Gymkhanas      

San Juan Basin District in Durango- Horse Show July 12th @ 9am
                                                            Gymkhana July 13th @ 9:30am

Member Registration Form
Open Show & Gymkhana Registration Form - New this year! We will have an Open Show & Gymkhana with all of our 4-H Horse Shows and Gymkhanas!!

July 15th – Livestock Day at the Fairgrounds (Large Animals)

  • Livestock Day will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and we will provide Lunch.  The morning hours will consist of a talk on ethics, feeding and Record Book assistance.  After lunch, 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.  We will also have a Horse showmanship demonstration to help members that may participate in the Round Robin competition at Fair.  Please call or email the Extension office, 970-382-6465, to sign-up.

July 17th - 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. Assistance will also be provided to all members who added a general project after participating in the June General Projects Day.

 July 30st – Fashion Revue Workshop

  • All 4-H Members are welcome and ALL Clothing, Decorate Your Duds, Heritage Arts & Creative Sewing projects members are encouraged to attend the Fashion Revue Workshop on July 31st at 6:00pm at the Fairgrounds. We will be practicing; presentation, modeling and have tips on makeup.



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.

2014 Fair Livestock Letter

****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 21st - 25th, 2014. The deadline is 5:00pm on Friday July 25th.


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 6-11. If you are filling out your record book on the computer, it will automatically add more lines as you need them.


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 4-16. If you are filling out your record book on the computer, it will automatically add more lines as you need them.


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 4-17. If you are filling out your record book on the computer, it will automatically add more lines as you need them.

Horse Record Books & Infomation

2014 Fair Horse Letter


 2014 Fair General/Natural Resources, and Family & Consumer Science Project Letter

General/Natural Resources - Record Books and Project Information

Project Requirements

Family & Consumer Science - Record Books and Project Information
Project Requirements

Dog Record Book & Info.

Fair Dog Letter


 4-H Shooting Sports - Record Books and Project Information
Project Requirements


 4-H & FFA Fair Entry Forms

Monthly Newsletters

2014 HUBS

2013 HUBS

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

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