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Project Packet and ID Instructions

Please select and download the project packet you would like:

 Please select and download the ID Instructions you would like:

Outstanding Member and Leader Application

Do you know a member or volunteer who has exemplified what it means to be a true leader?  If so, make sure to nominate these individuals by August 20, 2021.  Recipients will be announced at the 4-H Awards Banquet on October 5th.

The outstanding applications are an online application.  Once you open the link, you will fill out the information and submit online.

 

Judy Stevens Memorial "Making the Best Better" Leadership Award

Judy Stevens was a 45 year leader who believed in youth.  She loved to see the members grow as individuals, whatever, their project may be.  She encouraged members to help each other.  In honor of Judy and her commitment to 4-H, there has been a Judy Stevens Memorial “Making the Best Better” Leadership Award.  You can nominate a member who has shown great leadership by August 20, 2021.

Judy Stevens Memorial "Making the Best Better" Leadership Award Application

Are You Ready for Fair?

There is always the common question of: Did you complete all the steps to be eligible to exhibit at fair?  Please see the below check-lists to see if you have completed all the steps for your projects!

  • Family Consumer/General Natural/County Projects
    • Dog ID’s were due in 4-H Online by May 1st
    • Interview Judging sign-up by July 9th.  Interview judging day is Monday, July 26th. 4-H Scheduler will open on June 1st.
      • Dog and Crops/Vegetable members must sign up for an interview for the corresponding project record book.  Failure to sign-up for a record book interview will result in participation only in those two divisions.
    • Fair Entries: Online at Weld County Fair or download and print an entry form from the website under “Entries” tab. Entries close July 9th!
    • Do you have the proper Record Book?  Visit Colorado 4-H to find the appropriate e-record.  For Crops, Pocket Pets and Restoration projects, please use the Self Determined e-record.
    • Shooting Sports: You will need to download your record book from the link above. The manual you received from your leader is not your record book, just a manual for information.
    • Do you know your project requirements? Refer to the State 4-H Exhibit Requirements at Colorado 4-H!  Some projects require only exhibit item and record book, some also require a completed manual.
    • Do you know how your project will be evaluated?  Visit: Colorado 4-H, you are unsure if you’ve completed all of the steps please call and verify prior to July 9th!
    • Horse Project
      • Horse ID’s due in 4-H Online by May 1st
      • Level testing completed by July 1st
    • Animal Care and Housing Forms – Due May 1st
    • Breeding Animal Ownership Deadline – May 1st
    • Are you up-to-date on your Meat Quality Assurance (MQA)? To check, visit the Bulletin Board and open Meat Quality Assurance.
    • Mandatory Interview and Record Book Review.  Sign-up information will be available June 1st.
      • Fort Lupton, 3:00-6:00 p.m. on June 24th
      • Briggsdale, 4:00-6:00 p.m. on June 29th
      • Keenesburg 3:00-6:00 p.m. on June 30th
      • Ault, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon) on July 1st
      • Greeley, 3:00-7:00 p.m. on July 8th
    • FFA Members: SAE Form due to Extension Office by July 7th at 5:00 p.m.
    • Fair Entries: Online at Weld County Fair or download and print an entry form from the website under “Entries” tab.  Entries close July 9th!
    • If you are unsure if you’ve completed all of the steps please call and verify prior to July 9th!
  • Livestock Projects
    • Market Animal ID Days
      • Cattle: February
      • Sheep and Goats: May
      • Pigs: May  
      • Market Rabbits:  Doe ID’s was Due May1st

Meat Quality Assurance

4-H and FFA members enrolling in any market and/or breeding livestock or small animal projects for the first time regardless of age, must attend a Colorado Meat Quality Assurance (MQA) program.  4-H and FFA members will be required to attend a Colorado MQA program a minimum of twice during the course of their 4-H career – once as a junior (8-13 years old, 4-H age) and once again within one year after becoming a senior (14-18 years old, 4-H age) 4-H member.

Meat Quality Assurance List(PDF, 245KB) - Updated June 1, 20214

Colorado State Fair Small Animal Nomination Forms

Hello Market Rabbit, Market Chicken and Market Turkey Members,

Due to continued cases of RHDV2 (Rabbit Hemorrhagic Fever) in the State of Colorado and at the recommendation of the Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office, THERE WILL BE NO RABBIT SHOWS AT THE 2021 COLORADO STATE FAIR. 

Attached are forms for nomination of Market Chicken Pens and Market Turkeys for the 2021 Colorado State Fair.  Extension agents may make as many copies of the form(s) as necessary. 

These Nomination forms need to be to the Extension Offices by July 14th.   Exhibitors may nominate as many as they would like, however, only four (4) pens of chickens or four (4) turkeys may be brought to the Fair.  No late nominations will be accepted

Birds NOT nominated will not be eligible to show at the Colorado State Fair and entries will be returned to the exhibitor (no exceptions). 

Market chickens must be hatched around July 3rd and be no older than 8 weeks old at the time of show.  Market chickens older than 8 weeks are not eligible to show. 

The age requirements for Market Turkeys will be a minimum of 16 weeks and no more than 20 weeks at the time of weigh-in.   Hen turkeys must weigh a minimum of 13 lbs. to show and Toms must weigh a minimum of 20 lbs. to show.  Both toms and hens are eligible.  Turkeys weighing over 30 lbs. or more than 20 weeks will not be allowed to show in the market division.

For Market Chickens the exhibitor would need to list 4 leg band numbers per Market Pen.  Market Turkeys must list a leg band for each bird nominated.  These leg bands will not need to be in or on the animal(s) until arrival at the fair.

You are responsible to provide feed for your birds and feed and water your own birds.