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.
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
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: 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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com and Kim Sterkel, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Speech and Demonstration – Tuesday, June 23, Jenny Leonetti, Jenny Leonetti email@example.com
Parli-Pro Contest –Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm, Travis Taylor, Travis.Taylor@colostate.edu
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
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
Judging activities available on Facebook
CSU 4-H Resources
There are many resources available here:
National 4-H Resources
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
- Do a Demonstration
- Complete a judging activity
- Do a community service project in the name of 4-H
- Exhibit your project
- Complete a record book for your project
Please see the attached Market Animal Budget Planner worksheet developed by Adams County 4-H Agent Kenzie Kimmel firstname.lastname@example.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.