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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.


The 4-H Dairy Goat project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both goat subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications) under the direction of caring adults.

Dairy goats produce milk that can be made into products such as soaps, lotions and cheese. They are a smaller species of livestock that is easily managed by youth and can even be kept in suburban and urban environments. The 4-H goat project can provide you with the opportunity to learn about selection, management, health, marketing and careers in the goat industry.

The dairy goat project is a great way for members to learn about agriculture around the world while the goats are in the backyard. 4-H members may start with a doe and then raise kids to create their own dairy goat herd.

Members will receive a manual when they sign up for a goat project. For more information. Project levels are designed for members 8-18 years old, junior, intermediate and senior.

In Boulder County we have several different goat projects youth may participate in as their 4-H Projects. In addition to dairy goats, these projects are:


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

Melanie Bohren (Volunteer)
Boulder County Fair Dairy Goat
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.)






Supplemental Information

Check out the latest videos for the Goat Project

Get Ready for Kidding Workshop This video covers doe care prior to kidding, what to have in your kidding kit, what to expect during the event, and how to care for newborn kids.