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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.

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

October 25 – Halloween Celebration at Old Fort

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

Junior:

  • Junior Record Book (exl)  (PDF)

  • Junior Guide Book - Step by Step Instructions to the Junior Record Book
  • Junior Judges Score Sheet

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.

  • Junior Supplement Page 7 (PDF)
  • Junior Supplement Page 9 (PDF)

Intermediate:

  • Intermediate Record Book (exl) (PDF)

  • Intermediate Guide Book - Step by Step Instructions to the Intermediate Record Book
  • Intermediate Judges Score Sheet

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.

  • Intermediate Supplement Page 7 (PDF)
  • Intermediate Supplement Page 9 (PDF)

Senior:

  • Senior Record Book (exl) (PDF)

  • Senior Guide Book - Step by Step Instructions to the Senior Record Book
  • Senior Judges Score Sheet

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.

  • Senior Supplement Page 4 (PDF)
  • Senior Supplement Page 6 (PDF)
  • Senior Supplement Page 7 (PDF)
  • Senior Supplement Page 8 (PDF)
  • Senior Supplement Page 9 (PDF)
  • Senior Supplement Page 10 (PDF)
  • Senior Supplement Page 11 (PDF)
  • Senior Supplement Page 12 (PDF)
  • Senior Supplement Page 16 (PDF)
  • Senior Supplement Page 17 (PDF)

Breeding Supplements - for Junior, Intermediate & Senior

  • Breeding Beef Record (exl) (PDF)
  • Dairy Cow Record (exl) (PDF)
  • Ewe Record (exl) (PDF)
  • Breeding Goat (exl) (PDF)
  • Dairy Goat (exl) (PDF)
  • Angora Goats (exl) (PDF)
  • Cashmere Goats (exl) (PDF)
  • Individual Buck Rabbit Record (exl) (PDF)
  • Individual Doe Rabbit Record (exl) (PDF)
  • Individual Litter Rabbit Record (exl) (PDF)
  • Poultry Egg Production Record (exl) (PDF)
  • Sow Record (exl) (PDF)

Horse Record Books & Infomation

2014 Fair Horse Letter

  • Senior Horse Record Book (exl) (PDF)
  • Intermediate Record Book (exl) (PDF)
  • Junior Record Book (exl) (PDF)
  • Horse Record Book Score Sheet - all ages
  • La Plata County 4-H Horse Project Guidelines for Completion and Important Dates of Events
  • Horse Safety Test - Due in to the Extension Office by May 30th, 2014
  • Horse Certificate -  Due into the Extension Office by May 30th, 2014

 

General/Natural Resources - Record Books and Project Information

Project Requirements

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

Dog Record Book & Info.

 

Junior Record Book word (PDF)

  • Intermediate Record Book work (PDF)
  • Senior Record Book word (PDF)
  • Record Book Score Sheet - all ages word (PDF)

 

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

  • La Plata County 4-H Shooting Sports Completion Requirements

 

Monthly Newsletters

2014 HUBS

2013 HUBS

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

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