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Boulder County 4-H Program During COVID-19

TeamUp Calendar – Check out all the virtual events

2020 4-H Livestock Fairbook – COVID-19 edition

4-H Livestock Fairbook 7.7.20 update – PDF

4-H Livestock Fairbook 7.7.20 update – Word

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. 


Should I drop my 4-H Livestock Project?

Click the image, then click on the link to Eventbrite to register!

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.


For more information on this educational opportunity, CLICK HERE

State Shooting Sports Information

For the latest on the State Shoot-Off, follow this link: https://boulder.extension.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2020/06/2020-State-4-H-Shooting-Sports-Championships-Communication.pdf 


On behalf of Laura Boldt and the Boulder County Fair – 5/29/20

4-H and FFA Exhibitors

To our Junior Fair exhibitors, the public entertainment portion of the Boulder County Fair is cancelled, however, your work and projects are very important to us.  Boulder County  hopes to support a “modified” fair that will focus on the important 4-H activities only, including market sale, while ensuring the safety and health of the exhibitors, families, judges and support volunteers.  The Fair Board, staff and superintendents along with Boulder County Extension will work to put together plans to exhibit your  projects virtually and in a limited capacity on the fairgrounds.  Please stay tuned for further updates regarding competitions during the Fair.


 Virtual Livestock Show Fundraiser

The All In Stride 4-H Club is hosting virtual livestock show fundraiser and providing you with a great experience to practice for our virtual fair shows. Taking photos and videos for livestock shows is an art and takes a bit of practice. Why not support your local 4-H Club with their fundraiser and practice for the Boulder County Fair Virtual Show!  Entries are only $10. You can find the show hosted on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/935890646831174/ 

The show includes: Cattle, goats, sheep, swine and poultry.  Entries are limited to the first 500, so please enter today and through June 13. You will submit photos later after entries close.


Virtual Contest Updates

Colorado State 4-H Virtual Contests, June 22-25

Registration is open for the State 4-H Virtual Contests.  These contests are open to (Senior) 4-H members 14-18. 

List below are the contests and the emails of the superintendents. 

The FCS Virtual  State Consumer Decision Making and Skill-a-Thon Contest will be held on Monday, June 22 and the FCS Virtual Quiz Bowl will be held on Thursday, June 25.  Connie Cecil, Connie.cecil@colostate.edu and Julia Hurdelbrink, JHurdelbrink@adcogov.org

Speech Contests –Prepared and Impromptu –Monday, June 22, 2020, at 12:30 orientation and contest to start at 1:00 pm.   Josey Pukrop, Josey Pukrop jpukrop@co.jefferson.co.us  and Kim Sterkel, ksterkel@weldgov.com

Livestock Judging –Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Travis Taylor, Travis.Taylor@colostate.edu  and Sam Lowry, Sam.Lowry@colostate.edu

Livestock Quiz Bowl –Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Sam Lowry, Sam.Lowry@colostate.edu

Horse Judging –Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Jonathan Vrabec, Jonathan Vrabec JonathanVrabec@elpasoco.com

Horse Quiz Bowl – Monday, June 22,  Tiffany Mead, Kenzie Kimmel, Kenzie Kimmel KKimmel@adcogov.org , Brittani Kirkland, Brittani Kirkland kirklabr@co.larimer.co.us

Horse Hippology –Thursday, June 25, Claudia Meeks, Claudia Meeks CMeeks@arapahoegov.com  and Marlena Griesse@colostate.edu

Horse Speech and Demonstration – Tuesday, June 23, Jenny Leonetti, Jenny Leonetti jenny.leonetti@eaglecounty.us

Parli-Pro Contest –Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm,  Travis Taylor, Travis.Taylor@colostate.edu


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.https://forms.gle/y6YiCxwgBqaDHZMR9


For complete information on the Speech and Demonstration Contests, CLICK HERE

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.

For more information, instructions and log-on information, CLICK HERE

Boulder County 4-H members please complete by May 15th.


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


Judging activities available on Facebook

Click here to find instructions. See you there! Facebook.com/Boulder4H/

Judging Activity #1 – Scissors

Judging Activity #2 – Shoes


CSU 4-H Resources

There are many resources available here:

http://co4h.colostate.edu/colorado-4-h-online-virtual-engagement-resources/


National 4-H Resources

4-H At Home: Space, Gardening, Music 


Conversations with your Kids during Stressful Events

https://www.twelvetalks.com/covid-19


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 kkimmel@adcogov.org  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.