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.
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.
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI):
Recommended Practices to Minimize Avian Influenza Transmission
at Colorado Poultry Shows and Exhibitions
Standard biosecurity practices are important for Colorado’s poultry community and there is currently a heightened level of risk because of the ongoing highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak across the country. The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian, Dr. Keith Roehr, recommends that poultry owners and event organizers increase their current level of disease prevention practices.
“If your birds show any sign of illness, do not bring any birds from your flock to any event,” said Dr. Roehr. “As the show draws near, bird owners should communicate with event organizers about appropriate disease prevention measures.”
Because of the potential for spillover from wildlife, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has become of significant importance for small poultry producers who often take their birds to fairs, shows, and exhibitions which could increase the potential for the disease to spread. For more information, please click Recommended Practices.