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Boulder County 4-H Program During COVID-19

TeamUp Calendar – Check out all the virtual events

4-H Youth and Volunteer Informed Consent Forms

Youth form – updated 6/15/20

Adult form – updated 6/15/20

Please know that if you have already completed a form and uploaded it, there is no need to complete a new one. 

Dog Project – Virtual Dog Training page

Boulder County 4-H Social Media Guidelines

Colorado State University and Boulder County have compiled social media guidelines for the safety of our youth and families.

Resources for Remote 4-H Volunteers During Remote Learning

Please review the guidelines we’ve provided that will help us centralize our information. =>For PDF click here; =>For Word Doc click here.

Steps To In Person Programming

At this time, all 4-H programming and activities should continue to be done virtually. However, as we look forward to the potential of in-person activities, we do have some protocols in place. The first one is that every 4-H member and 4-H leader must sign an informed consent and upload it to your 4-HOnline account. Log into your account and then go to the individual’s profile. Then under “additional information” there will be a section to add a pdf as an upload of COVID consent. The informed consents can be found here Youth and Volunteer.  If you plan to participate in-person 4-H Programming in the future, you must have one of these on file. Take the time to get this task completed sooner than later. Thanks for your consideration.

State Shooting Sports Information

For the latest on the State Shoot-Off, follow this link: 

Virtual Contest Updates

Carnival Auction

We are working towards an online Auction from the items donated to Carnival.  Please fill out this form if you have items over $10 in value to put in the Online Auction for the Youth Council. You will have to fill out the form for each item.

For more information, CLICK HERE

MQA for 2020 – new opportunity

For 2020, MQA (Meat Quality Assurance) is offered as a Virtual Training.

>>The goal of this team was to create an online version of the required MQA training for you to take from your homes at your own convenience. We understand that learning from a screen is a lot harder than learning in
person. To help with those barriers, we have developed this training to be self‐led at your own pace. Members may take 10 mins to do a couple sections and then take a break or spend the full time to complete all 10 lessons at once.

>>Each lesson is followed by a review question found in the quiz section. You must complete each section and quiz before going to the next.

>>Once you complete this training and the reviews(quizzes), there is a link to the COLORADO 4‐H ONLINE MQA TEST. You must take this test and pass it with 80% in order to consider your training complete. You must also
fully complete the training modules.

4-H Friday Updates

March 27, 2020

April 3, 2020

April 10, 2020

April 17, 2020

April 24, 2020

May 1, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 15, 2020

May 22, 2020

May 29, 2020

June 5, 2020

June 12, 2020

June 19, 2020

CSU 4-H Resources

There are many resources available here:

National 4-H Resources

4-H At Home: Space, Gardening, Music 

Conversations with your Kids during Stressful Events

Completing 4-H and the 5 steps:

We know that 4-H for you might be a bit different in these uncertain times. However our goals are to help you complete your projects and make the most of the experiences that we can. So to focus our efforts to help you complete these 5 4-H requirements. You might need to get creative for this time but let’s all try to have 100% completion of our projects. #Boulder4HStrong  

  1. Do a Demonstration
  2. Complete a judging activity
  3. Do a community service project in the name of 4-H
  4. Exhibit your project
  5. Complete a record book for your project

Livestock Resources

Please see the attached Market Animal Budget Planner worksheet developed by Adams County 4-H Agent Kenzie Kimmel  to use as a resource as a 4-H member who may have questions about purchasing 4-H Livestock.  This worksheet will assist members and their families in making that decision for themselves by identifying the costs and projected income of the 4-H market animal if sold at market value versus potential County Fair Sale value. 

Market Animal Budget Planner

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.