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Boulder County Fair Cat Project Superintendent:
Brande Charnoff ~ bcharnoff@gmail.com

About the Cat Project

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. For more info => Project Overview & Tips

Record Books / e-Records

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. The cat project is a 4-H general project and will use the 4-H General project record book. The record book will be turned in with your display board at interview judging day in August. (please note: your 4-H Leader may need an earlier deadline for review and signatures.)

E-Records: for display boards only


Manual

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.


Exhibit Requirements

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).

Cat Fun Show/Classes

Boulder County 4-H may host some fun cat show and classes for the program. We encourage members to participate in all 4-H activities. However, the exhibit requirements above are those required to complete the cat project in Boulder County.


Events & Opportunities

March 28th at 6:00 pm – Introduction to the Cat Project and Requirements

April 11th at 6:00 pm – Cat Breeds/Training, Exercise, & Behavior

May 9th at 4:30 pm – Field Trip

May 23rd at 6:00 pm – Cat Showing & Body Parts

June 20th at 6:00 pm – Health & Wellness/Food & Nutrition

July 11th at 6:00pm –  Cat Expenses and Record Books

July 25th at 6:00pm – Cat Showing Practice

August 2nd at 4:00pm – 4-H Cat Show