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The Extension office provides assistance and programs for the community without discrimination in five main areas: 4-H Youth Programs, Agriculture, Community Health, Horticulture, and Small Acreage Management.

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The Cat Project provide opportunities for youth to learn, practice and apply animal science knowledge, skills & abilities to prepare them for success in careers and life.

Colorado 4-H Livestock programs/projects place an emphasis on working respectfully, collectively and in a positive manner to achieve the youth development goals of the 4-H program. We strive to enable youth and adult volunteers to become responsible, self-directed and productive members of society, consistent with the goals and objectives of the National 4-H program.

4-H Livestock Program/Project goals and objectives include:

  1. Encourage participation through safe, inclusive learning environments by engaging youth through animal science-related activities.
  2. Enhance development of self-concept, character and personal growth through safe and educational animal related project and program opportunities.
  3. Teach safe, ethical and responsible care of animals.
  4. Promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship and ethical behavior.
  5. Expose participants to the broad array of vocational and life-long avocational activities related to animal ownership.
  6. Strengthen families though participation 4-H animal project activities.

Providing safe, inclusive environments is always a priority.

Project levels are designed for members 8-18 years old, junior, intermediate and senior.


We are ready to help and support you in your 4-H livestock journey.

Brande Charnoff (Volunteer)
Boulder County Fair Cat
Project Superintendent
Brenda Kwang
County Specialist CSU Extension
4-H Youth Development Livestock & Animals
Boulder County




4-H Record Books are also called e-Records. Each project has its own record book that members are required to complete each year. Record books have a few times to be checked on progress throughout the year:
1. June- your 4-H leader will be sure your books are started and up to date.
2. Prior to showing at the Boulder County Fair, your record books will be checked by your superintendent to be sure they are up to date and complete as can be in order to participate and show at the fair.
3. Final Livestock record books are due to be received at the extension office by the second Thursday in September. (please note: your 4-H Leader may need an earlier deadline for review and signatures.)




All project manuals are received through the Extension office. These will be distributed to 4-H members through their organizational leaders (club leaders) after enrollment is complete. For more information on enrollment visit Join 4-H.


All Cat exhibits at the Boulder County Fair will consist of the following:

  1. A completed Cat Display e-Record presented in a sturdy binder/notebook.
  2. A display board illustrating a topic investigated during the project year. The standardized display board size of 4 ft. x 3 ft. is to be used with 4-H projects. No additional items may be included in front of the display board.
  3. Project will be evaluated on the quality of the information completed in the e-Record (25 percent) and the quality of the exhibit (75 percent).