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The Park County Extension office works in cooperation with county, town and volunteer initiatives to provide community education and assistance in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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4-H Resources

Important Dates:

2019:

October 15: 6pm Shawnee Catch an Animal Mandatory Meeting (PCLC NO CHANGES)
October 16 –  4Honline opens for 2018-2019 year (CSU DATE NO CHANGES)
October 31 – New Club Charter Documents Due
November 23 – Market Beef Weigh In (PCLC NO CHANGES)
(Beef project members must be enrolled in 4honline)
November 23 – Market Beef Animal ID’s Due
December 31 – Returning Member Enrollment Deadline (New Date)

2020:

March 9 – Shooting Sports Enrollment & Add Project Deadline (SS Leaders NO CHANGES)
(all shooting sports projects must be added in 4honline)
March 14 – Mandatory Shooting Sports Safety Meeting (SS Leaders NO CHANGES)
April 15 – Add / Drop Deadline
(Must be enrolled in 4honline to participate in 4-H shows at Fair; Shooting Sports Drop deadline)
May Club Meetings – Fair Entry
May TBD- Small Animal Weigh In (Swine, goat, lamb)
(Dependent upon vet recommendation)
May 1 – Animal ID’s Due in to 4Honline (CSU DATE NO CHANGES)
(Dog, Cat, Horse, Goat, Swine, Lamb, Alpaca)
May 30 – Spring Classic
June 8 – Fair Entry Deadline
(Fair Entry must be complete to participate in Fair)
June 30 – Rabbit & Poultry ID’s Due
June TBD – Fair Clean Up Day
July 11 – County Shoot
July 13 – General Projects/Shooting Sports Record Books Due and Interviews
July 14-19 – Park County Fair
First Monday In August – Livestock, Horse, Dog, Club Officer Record Books Due

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In 4-H, members record what they have worked on during the year in a project record book and every 4-H Project  has a record book that must be turned in to the Extension Office by its designated due date. If a record book is not completed the project is not complete and the member can not enroll in that project again for at least a year. Members in animal projects who do not show at fair, have an animal who dies, or does not make weight must still complete their record book for that animal project.

Keeping accurate records is one of the most valuable skills a young person can learn in 4-H. Compiling a detailed record of what was planned, accomplished, and learned in each project is an excellent way to learn record keeping. Many find the record books to be a daunting and overwhelming task especially when they wait until the last minute to start. The key is to treat them as a journal that you work on as you go through the project, this also allows for better record keeping.

Often times record book scores determine the winners in many of the Special Contests. Money is often donated by a generous sponsor to award the top 6 Record Books a cash prize.

Record books are found on the Colorado 4-H website. There are separate e-records for animal projects and general projects.

Record book covers can be purchased through your club leaders, the Extension Office or at the 4-H Mall.

2018 – 2019 Project list

The 2108-2019 Project list from CSU can be found at http://co4h.colostate.edu/resources/projectlist.pdf

New Member Guide

We have created a new member guide to help families new to our 4-H program. You can download it here or ask the Extension Office to email it to you.