For generations, youth have participated in and benefitted from the Weld County 4-H program. One of the program’s biggest advocates, Jean Hoshiko, championed the 4-H program not only through her words but also through her actions.
Please help us continue to grow great Weld County leaders and honor a woman who committed so much time and effort to the program by donating to the endowment. To learn more about the endowment,Go to www.weld4hfoundation.org.
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus – What does it mean to my swine project?
The pork industry is currently dealing with a very nasty virus that is ripping through the swine herds of the United States. Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) is related to the transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) virus of which you may have heard about previously. The PEDV is related to TGE, however, it different enough from the TGE virus that our pigs do not have immunity to the PEDV. The PEDV was first identified in this country on May 17, 2013 and has rapidly spread across the country. Since our pigs have never been exposed to the virus, the disease has moved quickly from herd to herd. The PEDV does not affect humans or other livestock. For more information please, click here.
A world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together.
4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential by working and learning in partnership with caring adults.