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Fair Queen Camp Registration Now Open

CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOADABLE PDF El Paso County Fair Queen Clinic Saturday February 18, 2017 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Fee: $20 Includes Lunch Additional Lunch Tickets Available for Parents or Coach $5.00 Deadline for Clinic Registration: February 15, 2017 This clinic welcomes all young ladies ages 10-22 years of age who want to learn […]

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Youth Fest Registration Now Open in 4-HOnline

Youth Fest February 10-12 2017 2017 Youth Fest Information: Registration Open in 4HOnline Ponderosa Camp Website Directions: How To Get To Ponderosa What to Bring & Payment Information Youth Fest Flyer Youth Fest Schedule (updated 12/20/2016) Code of Conduct (English Version) (or you can print from 4HOnline) Health Form (or you can update and print […]

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Market Beef Weigh-In and Clinic Information

The market beef weigh-in for the 2017 El Paso County Fair will be Saturday, Feb. 4 from 8am-12pm. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Feb. 11 at the same location and at the same times. Market beef members will need to bring brand inspection paperwork with them […]

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Beef Weigh-In and Beef Clinic

Attention beef participants. Beef weigh-in for the 2017 ElPaso County Fair will be Saturday February 4th from 8-12. You need to call into the 4-H office and set up your appointment.   There will be a clinic after weigh in at 1 to go over showmanship and fitting. This will take place of the blow […]

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The Judging Experience is Coming to Colorado

This two-day livestock judging camp is designed for 4-H and FFA members who are interested in honing their livestock judging skill set. This camp is open to all experience levels! It is modeled to benefit beginners as well as the most experienced evaluators. The Judging Experience will work with participants to build a strong fundamental […]

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4-H Fun Night Dec. 27

Come and enjoy bowling and arcade games with other 4-Hers from around El Paso county. Meet up at The Summit on Interquest for some fun and laughs. The cost is $15-20 depending on the amount of participants who sign up and will include an hour of bowling, shoe rentals and $5 towards arcade games. Arrive on […]

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Sign Up Now for Officer Training January 7

Are you or do you want to be a 4-H officer? Come on out to Officer Training on January 7 to learn the ins-and-outs of running a 4-H club meeting. The objective of the training is to provide a hands-on experience to empower youth in the 4-H Club setting to take active leadership roles in their […]

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Livestock Showmanship Questionnaire

Livestock Showmanship–Should Seniors or Juniors go first?  

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Guidestone Visioning Course

Attention Aspiring Farmers and Ranchers… Course topics include: -Vision Growing your Business -Education on Local Markets -A Guest Panel of Expert Speakers -Resource Inventory and Planning Exercises -Networking Hosted by Colorado State University Extension Building Farmers in the Pikes’ Peak Region Starting an agriculture business is challenging. Plan to join this conversation to learn from […]

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Robotics Build Days

Do you have an interest in robotics? Any 4-H participants that want to delve into the world of robotics are invited to attend the robotics build days at UCCS. Use your creativity to design, build and program a robot to perform tasks and compete at the county and state level. Have fun while learning valuable skills. Supplies and […]

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New Feed Guidelines for Livestock

CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLODABLE PDF What do you need to know? 1. On January 1st, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will require a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) for all medically important antibiotics administered in livestock feed and water. 2. Over-the-counter sales of medically important antibiotics will also end. 3. In order to acquire […]

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New Website, Calendar and Communication Process

Greetings and thanks to all 4-H participants for your hard work around El Paso County. We appreciate your fortitude and are trying to find ways to provide better support for all your efforts. In order to better facilitate communication within our El Paso County 4-H community, we have launched a new website and information sharing strategy that will […]

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Leader and Member Enrollment Reminders and Deadlines

Returning members have until December 15, 2016 to re-enroll in 4-H Online… Main Club Leaders have until January 31, 2017 to confirm club members and volunteers in 4-H Online…. Membership fees are due January 31, 2017— Leaders please collect payment from your members and pay at the CSU Extension Office, 17 N. Spruce St., 80905. To prevent […]

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Producer Class Requirements and Deadlines

Producer Class Nomination Producer classes are classes for exhibitors who raised their own show animals in market sheep, market goats, market swine, market beef and breeding heifer projects so that individuals who breed and raise their own show animals will be recognized. In order to participate in the producer classes, you must be signed up […]

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November 2017 Dog Newsletter: Parade of Lights, Service Dog Mini-Seminar and More

READ THE NEWSLETTER BY CLICKING HERE Upcoming Dog Events: Oct 16, 2016 Sunday 4-H Enrollment Begins for 2016/2017 Year Nov 19, 2016 Saturday Parade of Lights Practice 10:00am at 8025 Toltec Lane, 80908 Nov 27, 2016 Sunday Parade of Lights Practice 2:00pm at 8025 Toltec Lane, 80908 Final Parade Practice all participants must attend Dec […]

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4-H Leadership Day at the Douglas County Fairgrounds

Come to this exciting event to learn about leadership, featuring ZOOTOOPIA! Learn about leadership qualities in each section of Zootopia’s city: Plains       Jungle       City       Desert       Snow Experience the life of a 4-H officer, instructing parliamentary procedures under the Robert’s Rule of Order!  Can you decipher the answer to all the leadership problems by the end […]

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4-H Enrollment is Up and Running–Get Enrolled Now!

The 4-H Online enrollment year is ready to go, so get online and get registered now for the 2016-2017 year! New Members: If you are brand new to 4-H, visit this LINK and follow the directions to get enrolled. Quick ENROLLMENT Steps – 2016-2017 1. 4HOnline website access is at: https://co.4honline.com 2.New Members: Create family profile […]

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Project Book Order Update for 4-H Leaders

 Attention All CLUB LEADERS The literature selection is NO LONGER available for families to select in 4HOnline. To place an order, please use the self-calculating excel form along with the updated 2016-2017 Project List. CLUB LEADERS ONLY click on the links below if you are ordering project materials. 4-H is currently working to design another solution, but for […]

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Vote on Future Volunteer Leader Training Dates

Volunteer Leader Training (VLT) – Required for all new 4-H volunteers. There is no cost to attend VLT but volunteers must pre-register to attend and training dates/times are subject to cancellation if too few pre-registrations are received (fewer than 8 pre-registrations).  New clubs with several volunteers needing training may request to schedule a VLT opportunity […]

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