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4-H Monday Update

Posted on 03/11/2020
Update

July 20, 2020

Here is your FINAL Monday update. Below you will find some final reminders for fair along with other opportunities that we have available.

  • Informed Consent: All members and enrolled leaders will need to sign an informed consent before being able to participate in any face to face activities. Member Informed Consent, Volunteer Informed Consent, and How to upload instructions.  YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY FACE TO FACE UNTIL THIS FORM IS UPLOADED FOR MEMBERS AND LEADERS. Members who plan to exhibit 4-H projects will need to complete and upload the form as well.
  • Non-Livestock Interview Judging: This is a different process so please be aware. All should have received an e-mail last week as well addressing the process.
    • Must be dropped off between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. this Sunday (26th)
    • New Information: Project Pick up is Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the 4-H Building.
    • New Information: Premium Pick up is Sunday, August 2nd from 1:00-6:00 p.m. in the front of the Event Center at the Ticket Window.
  • Outstanding Member/Leader Awards: We are still accepting nominations for Outstanding Members and Leaders! Applications are due August 23rd and you can find the applications at:
  • 4-H Scheduler: The 4-H Scheduler is open for members and leaders to sign up to help in the Happy Days Café. If you wish to help in the Pop Stand, please contact Teresa Johnson. 4-H Scheduler Instructions.
    • Happy Days Café just added times on Monday, July 27th and Tuesday, July 28th. If you have an interest in helping on these days, please sign up.
  • Colorado State Fair Update: The Colorado State Fair activities will move forward this summer with new guidelines in place. Activities being considered include the Market Livestock, Market Chicken and Turkey Shows and Sale, FFA Heifer Wrangle, Catch-a-Calf, 4-H Horse Show, 4-H Dog Show, 4-H Rocketry, and 4-H Static Exhibits as well as limited food and vendor booths. Open and Jr. Breeding Livestock Shows and Open and Jr. Breeding Poultry Shows and Open and Jr. Breeding and Market Rabbit Shows have been cancelled for 2020. More information and details about activities taking place will be announced soon. Please visit Colorado State Fair for more information and updates. You can enter your Market Livestock, Market Poultry, FFA Heifer Wrangle, Catch-a-Calf and Horse until August 1st.
  • Virtual Pollinator Camps: 2 Virtual Pollinator Camps Flyer and 2 Virtual Pollinator Camp Application.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • 4-H…what do requirements look like?
    • I know there are a lot of uncertainties still for the 4-H year and what that looks like come September when the year ends. I want each of you to know that I am working with Organizational Leaders to ensure that situations surrounding CoVID-19 do not impact your ability to fully participate in 4-H in the coming years. An important thing to remind you is that your completion of 4-H is not tied to competition at Fair, County Shoot or any other competition. The primary focus of 4-H is the educational aspect which is completing a project but not necessarily competing with that project.


      July 13, 2020

      Hello All,

      Here is your Monday update. Please be sure to read through EVERYTHING as there is a lot of information and many of the items have been updated with new information.
  • Informed Consent: All members and enrolled leaders will need to sign an informed consent before being able to participate in any face to face activities. *NEW* Leaders can now upload the form into 4-H Online the same way as members. If you are a leader and have submitted your form to me already, that has been uploaded. Member Informed Consent Form, Volunteer Informed Consent Form, Instructions on How to Upload in 4-H Online. YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY FACE TO FACE UNTIL THIS FORM IS UPLOADED FOR MEMBERS AND LEADERS. Members who plan to exhibit 4-H projects will need to complete and upload the form as well.
  • Non-Livestock Interview Judging: This will look different this year in that projects will be judged with no live interview. All projects are to be dropped off on Sunday, July 26th between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. with all parts (project, record book and manual if required) along with the attached Interview Judging Form. More information will be sent out as it gets closer. Please remember you still need to enter into fair! You can also find the Interview Judging form.
  • Outstanding Member/Leader Awards: We are still accepting nominations for Outstanding Members and Leaders! Applications are due August 23rd and you can find the applications at:
  • 4-H Scheduler: The 4-H Scheduler is open for members and leaders to sign up to help in the Happy Days Café. If you wish to help in the Pop Stand, please contact Teresa Johnson. Please see the instructions for the 4-H Scheduler.
    • Happy Days Café just added times on Monday, July 27th and Tuesday, July 28th. If you have an interest in helping on these days, please sign up.
  • Colorado State Fair Update: The Colorado State Fair activities will move forward this summer with new guidelines in place. Activities being considered include the Market Livestock, Market Chicken and Turkey Shows and Sale, FFA Heifer Wrangle, Catch-a-Calf, 4-H Horse Show, 4-H Dog Show, 4-H Rocketry, and 4-H Static Exhibits as well as limited food and vendor booths. Open and Jr. Breeding Livestock Shows and Open and Jr. Breeding Poultry Shows and Open and Jr. Breeding and Market Rabbit Shows have been cancelled for 2020. More information and details about activities taking place will be announced soon. Please visit Colorado State Fair for more information and updates. You can enter your Market Livestock, Market Poultry, FFA Heifer Wrangle, Catch-a-Calf and Horse until August 1st.
  • Weld County Fair entries: From July 11th-17th, you can still enter your projects with a $5.00 late fee per entry.
  • Virtual Pollinator Camps: 2 Virtual Pollinator Camp Flyer and 2 Virtual Pollinator Camp Application.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • 4-H…what do requirements look like?
    • I know there are a lot of uncertainties still for the 4-H year and what that looks like come September when the year ends. I want each of you to know that I am working with Organizational Leaders to ensure that situations surrounding CoVID-19 do not impact your ability to fully participate in 4-H in the coming years. An important thing to remind you is that your completion of 4-H is not tied to competition at Fair, County Shoot or any other competition. The primary focus of 4-H is the educational aspect which is completing a project but not necessarily competing with that project.
  • Final Fair Updates:
    • An e-mail was sent out last week addressing updates for the 2020 Weld County Fair


July 6, 2020

Hello All,

Here is your Monday update. Please be sure to read through EVERYTHING as there is a lot of information and many of the items have been updated with new information.

  • Informed Consent: All members and enrolled leaders will need to sign an informed consent before being able to participate in any face to face activities. *NEW* Leaders can now upload the form into www.4honline.com the same way as members. If you are a leader and have submitted your form to me already, that has been uploaded. I have attached instructions on how to upload these. YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY FACE TO FACE INCLUDING SHOOTING SPORTS, HORSE RIDE NIGHTS, DAIRY JUDGING PRACTICES, ETC. UNTIL THIS FORM IS UPLOADED FOR MEMBERS AND LEADERS. Members who plan to exhibit 4-H projects will need to complete and upload the form as well.
  • Non-Livestock Interview Judging: This will look different this year in that projects will be judged with no live interview. All projects are to be dropped off on Sunday, July 26th between 8 am and 5 pm with all parts (project, record book and manual if required) along with the attached Interview Judging Form. More information will be sent out as it gets closer. Please remember you still need to enter into fair! You can also find the Interview Judging form.
  • Outstanding Member/Leader Awards: We are still accepting nominations for Outstanding Members and Leaders! Applications are due August 23rd and you can find the applications at:
  • Island Grove Park: The park just extended their closure and will remain closed for events and activities until July 13th.
  • 4-H Scheduler: The 4-H Scheduler is open for members and leaders to sign up to help in the Happy Days Café and 4-H Livestock, Small Animal and Horse Record Book Interviews. If you wish to help in the Pop Stand, please contact Teresa Johnson. Please see the attached instructions for the 4-H Scheduler.
    • Please remember that if you want to show livestock, small animals and horse at the Weld County Fair and/or the Southeast Weld County Fair, you must complete a record book interview. All interviews must be completed by July 8th. Please remember that you must have filled out the informed consent form and upload it into 4-H Online. Informed Consent form and instructions are attached.
    • Happy Days Café just added times on Monday, July 27th and Tuesday, July 28th. If you have an interest in helping on these days, please sign up.
  • Colorado State Fair Update: The Colorado State Fair activities will move forward this summer with new guidelines in place. Activities being considered include the Market Livestock, Market Chicken and Turkey Shows and Sale, FFA Heifer Wrangle, Catch-a-Calf, 4-H Horse Show, 4-H Dog Show, 4-H Rocketry, and 4-H Static Exhibits as well as limited food and vendor booths. Open and Jr. Breeding Livestock Shows and Open and Jr. Breeding Poultry Shows and Open and Jr. Breeding and Market Rabbit Shows have been cancelled for 2020. More information and details about activities taking place will be announced soon. Please visit Colorado State Fair for more information and updates. You can enter your Market Livestock, Market Poultry, FFA Heifer Wrangle, Catch-a-Calf and Horse until August 1st.
  • Weld County Fair entries are open online. You can enter your projects for free until July 10th. From July 11th-17th, you can still enter your projects with a $5.00 late fee per entry.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • 4-H…what do requirements look like?
    • I know there are a lot of uncertainties still for the 4-H year and what that looks like come September when the year ends. I want each of you to know that I am working with Organizational Leaders to ensure that situations surrounding CoVID-19 do not impact your ability to fully participate in 4-H in the coming years. An important thing to remind you is that your completion of 4-H is not tied to competition at Fair, County Shoot or any other competition. The primary focus of 4-H is the educational aspect which is completing a project but not necessarily competing with that project.



June 29, 2020

Hello All,

Here is your Monday update. Please be sure to read through EVERYTHING as there is a lot of information and many of the items have been updated with new information.

  • Informed Consent: All members and enrolled leaders will need to sign an informed consent before being able to participate in any face to face activities. *NEW* Leaders can now upload the form into www.4honline.com the same way as members. If you are a leader and have submitted your form to me already, that has been uploaded. Member Informed Consent Form, Leader Informed Consent Form and How to Upload to 4-H Online Instructions. YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY FACE TO FACE INCLUDING SHOOTING SPORTS, HORSE RIDE NIGHTS, DAIRY JUDGING PRACTICES, ETC. UNTIL THIS FORM IS UPLOADED FOR MEMBERS AND LEADERS. Members who plan to exhibit 4-H projects will need to complete and upload the form as well.
  • Non-Livestock Interview Judging: This will look different this year in that projects will be judged with no live interview. All projects are to be dropped off on Sunday, July 26th between 8 am and 5 pm with all parts (project, record book and manual if required) along with the attached Interview Judging Form. More information will be sent out as it gets closer. Please remember you still need to enter into fair! You can also find the Interview Judging Form.
  • Outstanding Member/Leader Awards: We are still accepting nominations for Outstanding Members and Leaders! Applications are due August 23rd and you can find the applications at:
  • Island Grove Park: The park just extended their closure and will remain closed for events and activities until July 13th.
  • 4-H Scheduler: The 4-H Scheduler is open for members and leaders to sign up to help in the Happy Days Café and 4-H Livestock, Small Animal and Horse Record Book Interviews. If you wish to help in the Pop Stand, please contact Teresa Johnson. Instructions for the 4-H Scheduler.
    • Please remember that if you want to show livestock, small animals and horse at the Weld County Fair and/or the Southeast Weld County Fair, you must complete a record book interview. All interviews must be completed by July 8th. Please remember that you must have filled out the informed consent form and upload it into 4-H Online. Informed Consent form and instructions are attached.
    • Happy Days Café just added times on Monday, July 27th and Tuesday, July 28th. If you have an interest in helping on these days, please sign up.
  • Looking for Teen Ambassadors: Patrick Pulis, 4-H Outreach, is looking for 10 teens to become Teen Ambassadors to help teach younger youth about Pollinators. This would include a training (most likely online) and then helping with programs monthly, examples including a virtual Bee Camp. The total time commitment would be 7 hours a month. If you are interested please contact Patrick at ppulis@weldgov.com.
  • Summer Zoom 2 Virtual Pollinator Camps: 8 to 10 year old’s can learn about pollinators and enjoy making pollinator-friendly STEAM projects - in nature! July 6th-8th and July 14th-16th. Please see details in the flyer and application. Applications must be emailed to krsiti.helzer@wgcd.org. Registration closes when full.
  • Colorado State Fair Livestock DNA Envelopes: Colorado State Fair has changed how market animals are being nominated. You have all turned in your market species nomination form. For the market goat, sheep and swine, Colorado State Fair is requiring a DNA sample for your market animals in order to be eligible to enter. DNA envelopes must be ordered by the exhibitor from Colorado State Fair beginning June 1st and must be returned by July 1st. Please visit Colorado State Fair to order your DNA envelopes. Attached are the procedures, guidelines and instructions on DNA samples.
  • Colorado State Fair Update: The Colorado State Fair activities will move forward this summer with new guidelines in place. Activities being considered include the Market Livestock, Market Chicken and Turkey Shows and Sale, FFA Heifer Wrangle, Catch-a-Calf, 4-H Horse Show, 4-H Dog Show, 4-H Rocketry, and 4-H Static Exhibits as well as limited food and vendor booths. Open and Jr. Breeding Livestock Shows and Open and Jr. Breeding Poultry Shows and Open and Jr. Breeding and Market Rabbit Shows have been cancelled for 2020. More information and details about activities taking place will be announced soon. Please visit Colorado State Fair for more information and updates.
  • Weld County Fair entries are open online. You can enter your projects for free until July 10th. From July 11th-17th, you can still enter your projects with a $5.00 late fee per entry.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • 4-H…what do requirements look like?
    • I know there are a lot of uncertainties still for the 4-H year and what that looks like come September when the year ends. I want each of you to know that I am working with Organizational Leaders to ensure that situations surrounding CoVID-19 do not impact your ability to fully participate in 4-H in the coming years. An important thing to remind you is that your completion of 4-H is not tied to competition at Fair, County Shoot or any other competition. The primary focus of 4-H is the educational aspect which is completing a project but not necessarily competing with that project.
  • What about Sale?!
    • Attached is a memo from the Jr. Livestock Sale Committee. Please direct any questions to the Sale Committee or Weld County Fair Coordinator, Jenette Masarie, at jmasarie@weldgov.com.


June 22, 2020

Hello All,

Here is your Monday update. Please be sure to read through EVERYTHING as there is a lot of information and many of the items have been updated with new information.

  • Informed Consent: All members and enrolled leaders will need to sign an informed consent before being able to participate in any face to face activities. *NEW* Leaders can now upload the form into www.4honline.com the same way as members. If you are a leader and have submitted your form to me already, that has been uploaded.  Member Informed Consent Form, Volunteer Leader Informed Consent Form, and How to Upload Instructions. YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY FACE TO FACE INCLUDING SHOOTING SPORTS, HORSE RIDE NIGHTS, DAIRY JUDGING PRACTICES, ETC. UNTIL THIS FORM IS UPLOADED FOR MEMBERS AND LEADERS. Members who plan to exhibit 4-H projects will need to complete and upload the form as well.
    • I completed the drawing this morning and congratulations to the winners!
  • Non-Livestock Interview Judging: This will look different this year in that projects will be judged with no live interview. All projects are to be dropped off on Sunday, July 26th between 8 am and 5 pm with all parts (project, record book and manual if required) along with the Interview Judging Form. More information will be sent out as it gets closer. Please remember you still need to enter into fair! You can also find the Interview Judging form.
  • Outstanding Member/Leader Awards: We are still accepting nominations for Outstanding Members and Leaders! Applications are due August 23rd and you can find the applications at:
  • Island Grove Park: The park will remain closed for events and activities until July 5th.
  • 4-H Scheduler: The 4-H Scheduler is open for members and leaders to sign up to help in the Happy Days Café and 4-H Livestock, Small Animal and Horse Record Book Interviews. If you wish to help in the Pop Stand, please contact Teresa Johnson. Please see the attached instructions for the 4-H Scheduler.
    • Also, this year we will be offering some virtual livestock, small animal and horse Interviews on June 4th-26th for those families that do not feel comfortable doing face to face interviews. This is not an option for every 4-H family so if you can meet face to face, please do so.
  • Looking for Teen Ambassadors: Patrick Pulis, 4-H Outreach, is looking for 10 teens to become Teen Ambassadors to help teach younger youth about Pollinators. This would include a training (most likely online) and then helping with programs monthly, examples including a virtual Bee Camp. The total time commitment would be 7 hours a month. If you are interested please contact Patrick at ppulis@weldgov.com.
  • Colorado State Fair Livestock DNA Envelopes: Colorado State Fair has changed how market animals are being nominated. You have all turned in your market species nomination form. For the market goat, sheep and swine, Colorado State Fair is requiring a DNA sample for your market animals in order to be eligible to enter. DNA envelopes must be ordered by the exhibitor from Colorado State Fair beginning June 1st and must be returned by July 1st. Please visit Colorado State Fair to order your DNA envelopes.  Download the procedures, guidelines and instructions on DNA samples.
  • Colorado State Fair Update: The Colorado State Fair activities will move forward this summer with new guidelines in place. Activities being considered include the Market Livestock Shows and Sale, FFA Heifer Wrangle, Catch-a-Calf, 4-H Horse Show, 4-H Dog Show, 4-H Rocketry, and 4-H Static Exhibits as well as limited food and vendor booths. Open and Jr. Breeding Livestock shows and Market, Open and Jr. Breeding Small Animal shows have been cancelled for 2020. More information and details about activities taking place will be announced soon. Please visit Colorado State Fair for more information and updates.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • 4-H…what do requirements look like?
    • I know there are a lot of uncertainties still for the 4-H year and what that looks like come September when the year ends. I want each of you to know that I am working with Organizational Leaders to ensure that situations surrounding CoVID-19 do not impact your ability to fully participate in 4-H in the coming years. An important thing to remind you is that your completion of 4-H is not tied to competition at Fair, County Shoot or any other competition. The primary focus of 4-H is the educational aspect which is completing a project but not necessarily competing with that project.
  • What about Sale?!

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”


June 15, 2020

Hello All,

Here is your Monday update. Please be sure to read through EVERYTHING as there is a lot of information and many of the items have been updated with new information.

  • Informed Consent: All members and enrolled leaders will need to sign an informed consent before being able to participate in any face to face activities. *NEW* Leaders can now upload the form into www.4honline.com the same way as members. If you are a leader and have submitted your form to me already, that has been uploaded. Member Informed Consent Form, Leader Informed Consent Form and Uploading Instructions.  YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY FACE TO FACE INCLUDING SHOOTING SPORTS, HORSE RIDE NIGHTS, DAIRY JUDGING PRACTICES, ETC. UNTIL THIS FORM IS UPLOADED FOR MEMBERS AND LEADERS. Members who plan to exhibit 4-H projects will need to complete and upload the form as well. I will be holding two drawings the morning of June 22nd for those who complete the Informed Consent: $50 for a member and $25 for a Leader.
  • Non-Livestock Interview Judging: This will look different this year in that projects will be judged with no live interview. All projects are to be dropped off on July 26th between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. with all parts (project, record book and manual if required) along with the attached Interview Judging Form. More information will be sent out as it gets closer. Please remember you still need to enter into fair!
  • Outstanding Member/Leader Awards: We are still accepting nominations for Outstanding Members and Leaders! Applications are due August 23rd and you can find the applications at:
  • Weld County Extension Office: Weld County Extension is operating under normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. We currently have the following restrictions/guidelines set for our office lobby for all visitors.
    • Only ONE customer will be allowed in the office at a time. Please realize this is one customer NOT one family. The door will remain open to allow for customers to see if there is someone already in the office. We also have Yellow Circles marked on the floor in the lobby and the outside landing that designate the 6 foot distance.
    • If you are needing to see a specific person, please arrange a time to meet them. The office will only be 50% staffed everyday so not all staff will be there.
    • Please follow all State and County guidelines for social distancing and the recommendation to wear masks when going out.
  • Island Grove Park: The park will remain closed for events and activities until July 5th.
  • 4-H Scheduler: The 4-H Scheduler is open for members and leaders to sign up to help in the Happy Days Café and 4-H Livestock, Small Animal and Horse Record Book Interviews. If you wish to help in the Pop Stand, please contact Teresa Johnson. Please see the instructions for the 4-H Scheduler.
    • Also, this year we will be offering some virtual livestock, small animal and horse Interviews on June 4th-26th for those families that do not feel comfortable doing face to face interviews. This is not an option for every 4-H family so if you can meet face to face, please do so.
  • Looking for Teen Ambassadors: Patrick Pulis, 4-H Outreach, is looking for 10 teens to become Teen Ambassadors to help teach younger youth about Pollinators. This would include a training (most likely online) and then helping with programs monthly, examples including a virtual Bee Camp. The total time commitment would be 7 hours a month. If you are interested please contact Patrick at ppulis@weldgov.com.
  • State Fair Identification: State fair will be using DNA this year instead of Retinal Images. Please see the attached document outlining State Fair instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • 4-H…what do requirements look like?
    • I know there are a lot of uncertainties still for the 4-H year and what that looks like come September when the year ends. I want each of you to know that I am working with Organizational Leaders to ensure that situations surrounding CoVID-19 do not impact your ability to fully participate in 4-H in the coming years. An important thing to remind you is that your completion of 4-H is not tied to competition at Fair, County Shoot or any other competition. The primary focus of 4-H is the educational aspect which is completing a project but not necessarily competing with that project.
  • What about Fair?!
    • An e-mail was sent out addressing how fair will operate moving forward. Please be patient with the Weld County Fairboard, Fair Committees, Fair Staff and Extension Staff as we all continue to work together to coordinate operations. You should have received an e-mail today about Fair Entries being open.

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” ~Pablo Picasso


June 8, 2020

Hello All,

Here is your Monday update. Please be sure to read through EVERYTHING as there is a lot of information and many of the items have been updated with new information.

  • Informed Consent: All members and enrolled leaders will need to sign an informed consent before being able to participate in any face to face activities. Leaders will need to fill out the form and E-MAIL it back in; members will need to upload their form into www.4honline.com. Member Informed Consent Form, Volunteer Informed Consent Form and Instructions on how to upload these. YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY FACE TO FACE INCLUDING SHOOTING SPORTS, HORSE RIDE NIGHTS, DAIRY JUDGING PRACTICES, ETC. UNTIL THIS FORM IS UPLOADED FOR MEMBERS OR E-MAILED IN FOR LEADERS. Members who plan to exhibit 4-H projects will need to complete and upload the form as well. I will be holding two drawings on the June 22nd for those who complete the Informed Consent: $50 for a member and $25 for a Leader.
  • Non-Livestock Interview Judging: This will look different this year in that projects will be judged with no live interview. All projects are to be dropped off on July 26th between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. with all parts (project, record book and manual if required) along with the Interview Judging Form. More information will be sent out as it gets closer. Please remember you still need to enter into fair!
  • Weld County Extension Office: Weld County Extension is operating under normal business hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday. We currently have the following restrictions/guidelines set for our office lobby for all visitors.
    • Only ONE customer will be allowed in the office at a time. Please realize this is one customer NOT one family. The door will remain open to allow for customers to see if there is someone already in the office. We also have Yellow Circles marked on the floor in the lobby and the outside landing that designate the 6 foot distance.
    • If you are needing to see a specific person, please arrange a time to meet them. The office will only be 50% staffed everyday so not all staff will be there.
    • Please follow all State and County guidelines for social distancing and the recommendation to wear masks when going out.
  • Island Grove Park: The park will remain closed for events and activities until July 5th.
  • 4-H Scheduler: The 4-H Scheduler is open for members and leaders to sign up to help in the Happy Days Café and 4-H Livestock, Small Animal and Horse Record Book Interviews. If you wish to help in the Pop Stand, please contact Teresa Johnson. Please see the instructions for the 4-H Scheduler.
    • Also, this year we will be offering some virtual livestock, small animal and horse Interviews on June 4th-26th for those families that do not feel comfortable doing face to face interviews. This is not an option for every 4-H family so if you can meet face to face, please do so.
  • State Fair Identification: State fair will be using DNA this year instead of Retinal Images. Please see the attached document outlining State Fair instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • 4-H…what do requirements look like?
    • I know there are a lot of uncertainties still for the 4-H year and what that looks like come September when the year ends. I want each of you to know that I am working with Organizational Leaders to ensure that situations surrounding CoVID-19 do not impact your ability to fully participate in 4-H in the coming years. An important thing to remind you is that your completion of 4-H is not tied to competition at Fair, County Shoot or any other competition. The primary focus of 4-H is the educational aspect which is completing a project but not necessarily competing with that project.
  • What about Fair?!
    • An e-mail was sent out addressing how fair will operate moving forward. Please be patient with the Weld County Fairboard, Fair Committees, Fair Staff and Extension Staff as we all continue to work together to coordinate operations. Fair entries are set to open in ShoWorks on June 15th.

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” ~ Yogi Berra


June 1, 2020

Hello All,

Here is your Monday update. Please be sure to read through EVERYTHING as there is a lot of information and many of the items have been updated with new information.

  • Informed Consent: All members and enrolled leaders will need to sign an informed consent before being able to participate in any face to face activities. Leaders will need to fill out the form and E-MAIL it back in; members will need to upload their form into www.4honline.com. Once logged in, you will “Continue to Family” then select the member you are needing to upload to and go to their account. Along the top you will see “Additional Information,” after clicking on this the place to upload the document is about half-way down. Be sure you click to the next page after uploading to ensure the document saves. YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY FACE TO FACE INCLUDING SHOOTING SPORTS, HORSE EVENTS, DAIRY JUDGING PRACTICES, ETC. UNTIL THIS FORM IS UPLOADED FOR MEMBERS OR E-MAILED IN FOR LEADERS. Members who plan to exhibit 4-H projects will need to complete and upload the form as well.
  • Weld County Extension Office: Weld County Extension is operating under normal business hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday; closed Memorial Day. We currently have the following restrictions/guidelines set for our office lobby for all visitors.
    • Only ONE customer will be allowed in the office at a time. Please realize this is one customer NOT one family. The door will remain open to allow for customers to see if there is someone already in the office. We also have Yellow Circles marked on the floor in the lobby and the outside landing that designate the 6 foot distance.
    • If you are needing to see a specific person, please arrange a time to meet them. The office will only be 50% staffed everyday so not all staff will be there.
    • Please follow all State and County guidelines for social distancing and the recommendation to wear masks when going out.
  • Island Grove Park: The park will remain closed for events and activities until June 15th.
  • 4-H Scheduler: The 4-H Scheduler is open for members and leaders to sign up to help in the Happy Days Café and 4-H Livestock, Small Animal and Horse Record Book Interviews. If you wish to help in the Pop Stand, please contact Teresa Johnson. Please see the attached instructions for the 4-H Scheduler.
    • Also, this year we will be offering some virtual livestock, small animal and horse Interviews on June 4th-26th for those families that do not feel comfortable doing face to face interviews. This is not an option for every 4-H family so if you can meet face to face, please do so.
  • MQA: MQA is required for all livestock and small members, breeding and market. An e-mail was sent out last Wednesday outlining the process for online MQA training this year. Members who need MQA training are to complete it by TODAY June 1, 2020, no exceptions, or else you will not be eligible to exhibit livestock or small animals this year. Please refer to the MQA e-mail for specific details.
    • To see if you need to take the MQA training visit the Meat Quality Assurance Tab on the homepage.
  • State Fair Identification: State fair will be using DNA this year instead of Retinal Images. Please see the attached document outlining State Fair instructions.

    Frequently Asked Questions:
    • 4-H…what do requirements look like?
      • I know there are a lot of uncertainties still for the 4-H year and what that looks like come September when the year ends. I want each of you to know that I am working with Organizational Leaders to ensure that situations surrounding CoVID-19 do not impact your ability to fully participate in 4-H in the coming years. An important thing to remind you is that your completion of 4-H is not tied to competition at Fair, County Shoot or any other competition. The primary focus of 4-H is the educational aspect which is completing a project but not necessarily competing with that project.
    • What about Interview Judging at Fair?
      • An e-mail addressing what this will look like will be sent tomorrow (Tuesday).
    • What about Fair?!
      • An e-mail was sent out addressing how fair will operate moving forward. Please be patient with the Weld County Fairboard, Fair Committees, Fair Staff and Extension Staff as we all continue to work together to coordinate operations. Fair entries are set to open in ShoWorks on June 15th.

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” ~Theodore Roosevelt


May 18, 2020

Hello all,

Here is your Monday update. Please be sure to read through EVERYTHING as there is a lot of information and many of the items have been updated with new information. The Extension Office is closed next Monday for Memorial Day so there will be no Monday update sent out.

  • Weld County Extension Office: Weld County Extension is operating under normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday; closed Memorial Day. We currently have the following restrictions/guidelines set for our office lobby for all visitors.
    • Only ONE customer will be allowed in the office at a time. Please realize this is one customer NOT one family. The door will remain open to allow for customers to see if there is someone already in the office. We also have Yellow Circles marked on the floor in the lobby and the outside landing that designate the 6 foot distance.
    • If you are needing to see a specific person, please arrange a time to meet them. The office will only be 50% staffed everyday so not all staff will be there.
    • Please follow all State and County guidelines for social distancing and the recommendation to wear masks when going out.
  • Island Grove Park: The park will remain closed for events and activities until June 2nd.
  • Pig, Sheep and Goat ID Procedures: Due to face to face restrictions that may still be in place after May 15th, ALL market pig, sheep, and goat tags are to be picked up at the office and self-tagged. We will be following the same procedure for sheep and goats that we do for pigs which includes profile pictures of each animal (both sides), and pictures showing that ear-tags have been placed in the ear; retinal scanning of animals will be completed at a later date. We are highly encouraging all members to pre-order tags to help make this process smoother. Visit the Tab Section on the homepage for the order form. Tags can be picked up beginning today. If you preorder tags, please allow two business days to process your order. Again we highly encourage pre-ordering so we can collect payment beforehand and limit the amount of time needed in office. Attached is additional information on the process. ALL MARKET GOAT, MARKET SHEEP AND MARKET SWINE NOMINATION FORMS AND PICTURES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 P.M. THIS FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2020. IF YOU ARE MAILING THE NOMINATION FORMS AND PICTURES, WE MUST RECEIVE THEM BY MAY 22, 2020. NOMINATION FORMS AND PICTURES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL.
  • State Fair Identification: State fair will be using DNA this year instead of Retinal Images. Please see the attached document outlining State Fair instructions.
  • MQA: MQA is required for all livestock and small members, breeding and market. An e-mail was sent out last Wednesday outlining the process for online MQA training this year. Members who need MQA training are to complete it by June 1, 2020, no exceptions, or else you will not be eligible to exhibit livestock or small animals this year. Please refer to the MQA e-mail for specific details. The MQA list will be updated by 5 pm every Tuesday.
    • To see if you need to take the MQA training visit the Tab Section on the homepage. 
  • New Livestock Family Series: Update – Session #2, New Livestock Family Series, Animal Care, and Nutrition, was moved back one week to Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 7:00 pm. If you need some help in the area of nutrition and would like to learn about how to calculate days on feed, expected weight gain, and factors affecting weight gain, etc. for Market Beef, Sheep, Goats, and Swine, tune into this program. This program is presented by Brett Kirch, CSU Professor. This zoom invitation will be sent out next Monday.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • It’s after May 15th…now what?!
    • At this point, any 4-H/Extension activity that can be completed virtually is to continue that way; this includes club meetings. There is potential for exceptions based on things that cannot be completed virtually and those are limited to groups of 10. Examples of these things may include Shooting Sports, Horse Ride Nights, etc. I am currently working with Organizational Leaders and Project Leaders for what these may look like. Please note: there is paperwork that must be submitted prior to an event to occur face to face to receive approval; any event that happens without that pre-approval will not be 4-H/Extension sanctioned.
  • What about Shooting Sports and Dog Project? We have required testing and practices to be doing!
    • Members will be receiving communication about these projects this week. Please be patient as we continue to work through logistics. While CSU has given us the opportunity to meet with groups of 10 when virtual is not possible, we must comply with all rules and regulations set out by the facilities that we are using.
  • 4-H…what do requirements look like?
    • I know there are a lot of uncertainties still for the 4-H year and what that looks like come September when the year ends. I want each of you to know that I am working with Organizational Leaders to ensure that situations surrounding CoVID-19 do not impact your ability to fully participate in 4-H in the coming years. An important thing to remind you is that your completion of 4-H is not tied to competition at Fair, County Shoot or any other competition. The primary focus of 4-H is the educational aspect which is completing a project but not necessarily competing with that project.
  • What about Fair?!
    • An e-mail was sent out addressing how fair will operate moving forward. Please be patient with the Weld County Fairboard, Fair Committees, Fair Staff and Extension Staff as we all continue to work together to coordinate operations.

“The comeback is always stronger than the setback.”


May 11, 2020

Hello all,

Here is your Monday update. Please be sure to read through EVERYTHING as there is a lot of information and many of the items have been updated with new information.

  • Weld County Extension Office: Weld County Extension is operating under normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. We currently have the following restrictions/guidelines set for our office lobby for all visitors.
  • Only ONE customer will be allowed in the office at a time. Please realize this is one customer NOT one family. The door will remain open to allow for customers to see if there is someone already in the office. We also have Yellow Circles marked on the floor in the lobby and the outside landing that designate the 6 foot distance.
  • If you are needing to see a specific person, please arrange a time to meet them. The office will only be 50% staffed everyday so not all staff will be there.
  • Please follow all State and County guidelines for social distancing and the recommendation to wear masks when going out.
  • Island Grove Park: The park will remain closed for events and activities until June 2nd.
  • Pig, Sheep and Goat ID Procedures: Due to face to face restrictions that may still be in place after May 15th, ALL market pig, sheep, and goat tags are to be picked up at the office and self-tagged. We will be following the same procedure for sheep and goats that we do for pigs which includes profile pictures of each animal (both sides), and pictures showing that ear-tags have been placed in the ear; retinal scanning of animals will be completed at a later date. We are highly encouraging all members to pre-order tags to help make this process smoother. Visit the Market Animal ID Tab for the order form. Tags can be picked up beginning today. If you preorder tags, please allow two business days to process your order. Again we highly encourage pre-ordering so we can collect payment beforehand and limit the amount of time needed in office. Attached is additional information on the process. ALL MARKET GOAT, MARKET SHEEP AND MARKET SWINE NOMINATION FORMS AND PICTURES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2020. IF YOU ARE MAILING THE NOMINATION FORMS AND PICTURES, WE MUST RECEIVE THEM BY MAY 22, 2020.  Nomination forms and pictures will NOT be accepted via email.
  • State Fair Identification: State fair will be using DNA this year instead of Retinal Images. Please Colorado State Fair New Market Nomination Instructions Tab.
  • MQA: MQA is required for all livestock and small members, breeding and market. An e-mail was sent out last Wednesday outlining the process for online MQA training this year. Members who need MQA training are to complete it by June 1, 2020, no exceptions, or else you will not be eligible to exhibit livestock or small animals this year. Please refer to the MQA e-mail for specific details. The MQA list will be updated by 5:00 p.m. every Tuesday.
  • To see if you need to take the MQA training visit the Meat Quality Assurance Tab.
  • New Livestock Family Series: Please see the attached document outlining a livestock series that Larry is organizing. All families are welcome to attend the series, even if you are not new!

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What happens after May 15th?!
    • We will be receiving these answers this week and will be sending out information after that time.
  • What about Shooting Sports and Dog Project? We have required testing and practices to be doing!
    • Shooting Sports: You received an e-mail last week addressing a lot of these questions. More answers will come after this week.
    • Dog Project: Leaders are meeting tonight to discuss the survey results. We will share more information after this week.
  • 4-H…what do requirements look like?
    • I know there are a lot of uncertainties still for the 4-H year and what that looks like come September when the year ends. I want each of you to know that I am working with Organizational Leaders to ensure that situations surrounding CoVID-19 do not impact your ability to fully participate in 4-H in the coming years. An important thing to remind you is that your completion of 4-H is not tied to competition at Fair. The primary focus of 4-H is the educational aspect which is completing a project but not necessarily competing with that project.
  • What about Fair?!
    • An e-mail was sent on Friday addressing how fair will operate moving forward. Please be patient with the Weld County Faiboard, Fair Committees, Fair Staff and Extension Staff as we all continue to work together to coordinate operations.

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.” - Confucius


May 4, 2020

Hello all,

Here is your Monday update. Please be sure to read through EVERYTHING as there is a lot of information and many of the items have been updated with new information.

  • Weld County Extension Office: Weld County Extenson is operating under normal business hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday. We currently have the following restrictions/guidelines set for our office lobby for all visitors.
  • Only ONE customer will be allowed in the office at a time. Please realize this is one customer NOT one family. The door will remain open to allow for customers to see if there is someone already in the office. We also have Yellow Circles marked on the floor in the lobby and the outside landing that designate the 6 foot distance.
  • If you are needing to see a specific person, please arrange a time to meet them. The office will only be 50% staffed everyday so not all staff will be there.
  • Please follow all State and County guidelines for social distancing and the recommendation to wear masks when going out.
  • Island Grove Park: The park will remain closed for events and activities until June 2nd.
  • 4-H Record Book Training: I will be holding a virtual Record Book Training on Thursday, May 7th at 6:30 pm. Pre-registration is required due to circumstances surrounding Zoom and I will send meeting information to those who preregister on Thursday morning. Registration is available at: Record Book Sign Up thru tomorrow (May 5th).
  • Happ-Ear Headbands: Please see the attached information on “Happ-ear Headbands.” These are headbands that are sewn with buttons so that nurses can hook their masks to the bands instead of their ears. If you are willing and able to make some headbands, please contact your local hospital, doctor’s office or nursing home to see if they are accepting these. I have also been contacted by a few places in need of these so please reach out to me as well to find places in need.
  • Outstanding Awards: Nominations are open for Outstanding Member and Volunteer Awards. Each year Weld County recognizes one Junior and one Senior 4-H member for their contributions to the 4-H program. If you have an individual who has made a positive impact on your 4-H experience please take a moment to nominate them for this award and recognition. We also recognize one Volunteer Leader each year that has had a positive impact on your 4-H experience. Below are the links to both applications, which can also be done through an online form. “There’s so much one person can do, and so many ways they can help make a difference. It just takes one person to help someone to a better life.” – Jimmy Wayne
  • Pig, Sheep and Goat ID Procedures: Due to face to face restrictions that may still be in place after May 15th, ALL market pig, sheep, and goat tags are to be picked up at the office and self-tagged. We will be following the same procedure for sheep and goats that we do for pigs which includes profile pictures of each animal (both sides), and pictures showing that ear-tags have been placed in the ear; retinal scanning of animals will be completed at a later date. We are highly encouraging all members to pre-order tags to help make this process smoother.  Weld County Fair Ear Tag Order Form. Tags can be picked up beginning today. If you preorder tags, please allow two business days to process your order. Again we highly encourage pre-ordering so we can collect payment beforehand and limit the amount of time needed in office. Attached is additional information on the process.
  • State Fair Identification: State fair will be using DNA this year instead of Retinal Images. Please stay tuned for details on this process.
  • MQA: MQA is required for all livestock and small members, breeding and market. An e-mail was sent out last Wednesday outlining the process for online MQA training this year. Members who need MQA training are to complete it by June 1, 2020, no exceptions, or else you will not be eligible to exhibit livestock or small animals this year. Please refer to the MQA e-mail for specific details. The MQA list will be updated by 5 pm every Monday or once the state has updated the information.
  • To see if you need to take the MQA training visit the MQA List in the Tab Section.
  • New Livestock Family Series: Please see the attached document outlining a livestock series that Larry is organizing. All families are welcome to attend the series, even if you are not new!

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What happens after May 15th?!
    • This is the million dollar question that I wish I had a crystal ball to tell me the answer. What I do know is that after May 15th things will not go back to business as usual, there will still be restrictions in place; we just don’t know what this looks like exactly. Things we have heard are we will gradually be able to have group settings or the no face-to-face will be extended. For the gradual increase, it would essentially be starting with maybe a group of 10 for a short bit then bumping up to 20, 50, and so on. As soon as we know for certain what 4-H programming is going to look like I will be sure to send that out. What I can ask each of you right now is to follow the social distancing requirements as that will get us back to normal the quickest!
  • What about Shooting Sports and Dog Project? We have required testing and practices to be doing!
    • Both of these are currently on hold until we know what things will look like after May 15th. I am in contact with both committees and will share any updates as we receive them.
  • What about Fair?!
    • We are still working closely with the Weld County Fairboard in the planning and preparation for the Weld County Fair. There will be additional communication about Fair in the coming week(s).

“It’s important to give it all you have while you have the chance.” – Shania Twain


April 27, 2020

Hello all,

Here is your Monday update. Please be sure to read through EVERYTHING as there is a lot of information and many of the items have been updated with new information.

  • Weld County Extension Office: Weld County CSU Extension Office will be closed to the public thru May 1st; at this point we are planning for the office to be open tentatively on May 4th but please be on the lookout for an e-mail later this week with the full details. We encourage you to communicate with the agents via phone and e-mail during this time if you have any questions or concerns. As we look to opening the office there will be restrictions put in place for our lobby. At this point, the guidelines will include only having ONE customer in the lobby at a time. We will be leaving the door to the lobby open so you can see if there is someone in there already. We ask that everyone continue using social distancing practices when you come into the office and follow guidelines put out by the State and County. Island Grove Park will remain closed for events and activities until June 2nd.
  • CWF 2023: If you are interested in CWF 2023 please sign-up using the following link by TODAY (April 27th). Any member who will be 15 by June 2023 or completed the 9th grade is eligible for CWF 2023. https://forms.gle/eXTedbNnL5SnEexQ9
  • Zoom: I know that many of you are using online meeting platforms, including Zoom, for your meetings during this virtual time. There have been some security breaches with Zoom and I am wanting you each to take some additional security measures when setting up meetings. Please e-mail all your invitees directly, do not post any links via Facebook that “Zoom Bombers” can access. I encourage you to use a password for all your meetings and sharing that directly with participants, again do not post this. I know that your Facebook pages are all secured but with the issues with Zoom I do not want to take any chances with links being shared to people outside.
  • 4-H Record Book Training: I will be holding a virtual Record Book Training on Thursday, May 7th at 6:30 pm. Pre-registration is required due to circumstances surrounding Zoom and I will send meeting information to those who preregister. Registration is available at: https://forms.gle/436ktYrW2JGWiGqh6
  • Weekly Challenge: Please see the attached weekly challenge for some activities to do this week!
  • Happ-Ear Headbands: In the Monday update last week I sent out some information on “Happ-ear Headbands.” These are headbands that are sewn with buttons so that nurses can hook their masks to the bands instead of their ears. If you are willing and able to make some headbands, please contact your local hospital, doctor’s office or nursing home to see if they are accepting these. I have also been contacted by a few places in need of these so please reach out to me as well to find places in need.
  • Outstanding Awards: Nominations are open for Outstanding Member and Volunteer Awards. Each year Weld County recognizes one Junior and one Senior 4-H member for their contributions to the 4-H program. If you have an individual who has made a positive impact on your 4-H experience please take a moment to nominate them for this award and recognition. We also recognize one Volunteer Leader each year that has had a positive impact on your 4-H experience. Below are the links to both applications, which can also be done through an online form. “There’s so much one person can do, and so many ways they can help make a difference. It just takes one person to help someone to a better life.” – Jimmy Wayne
  • Pig, Sheep and Goat ID Procedures: Due to face to face restrictions that may still be in place after May 15th, ALL market pig, sheep, and goat tags are to be picked up at the office and self-tagged. We will be following the same procedure for sheep and goats that we do for pigs which includes profile pictures of each animal (both sides), and pictures showing that ear-tags have been placed in the ear; retinal scanning of animals will be completed at a later date. We are highly encouraging all members to pre-order tags to help make this process smoother. Weld County Fair Ear Tag Order Form.  Tags can be tentatively picked up starting Monday, May 4th and all paperwork is due back in the office by Friday, May 22nd.
  • Market Rabbit Doe Identification Form: The market rabbit animal ID form is due to the Extension Office on May 1st. Market Rabbit Doe Identification Form.
  • MQA: MQA is required for all livestock and small members, breeding and market. An e-mail was sent out last Wednesday outlining the process for online MQA training this year. Members who need MQA training are to complete it by June 1, 2020, no exceptions, or else you will not be eligible to exhibit livestock or small animals this year. Please refer to the MQA e-mail for specific details. The MQA list will be updated by 5:00 p.m. every Monday.
  • To see if you need to take the MQA training visit the MQA List in the Tab Section.
  • Horse and Dog ID’s: Please remember these are due in 4-H Online by May 1st! If you are in the Dog Project Michelle sent out an e-mail earlier today with details; Teresa sent a Horse e-mail last Tuesday.
  • New Livestock Family Series: Please see the attached document outlining a livestock series that Larry is organizing. All families are welcome to attend the series, even if you are not new!

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What happens after May 15th?!
    • This is the million dollar question that I wish I had a crystal ball to tell me the answer. What I do know is that after May 15th things will not go back to business as usual, there will still be restrictions in place; we just don’t know what this looks like exactly. Things we have heard are we will gradually be able to have group settings or the no face-to-face will be extended. For the gradual increase, it would essentially be starting with maybe a group of 10 for a short bit then bumping up to 20, 50, and so on. As soon as we know for certain what 4-H programming is going to look like I will be sure to send that out. What I can ask each of you right now is to follow the social distancing requirements as that will get us back to normal the quickest!
  • I still need a manual for my project!
    • All manual orders that we have received have been processed and filled! (Insert loud applause and cheer for Michelle!!) Depending on the manual you should have received an e-mail with the manual attached or link included, manual mailed from the Extension Office, or a manual mailed from National 4-H. Some manuals were out of stock and will be ordered from CSU when they reopen in mid-May. These were all processed last week so please give a little time for them to make their way through the mail. If you do not receive your manuals by Wednesday, please let us know and we will look into it.
  • What about Shooting Sports and Dog Project? We have required testing and practices to be doing!
    • Both of these are currently on hold until we know what things will look like after May 15th. I am in contact with both committees and will share any updates as we receive them.

“As we look into the future, it’s as far as we can see. So let’s make each tomorrow be the best that it can be.” - The only and only King George


April 20, 2020

Hello all,

Here is your Monday update. Please be sure to read through EVERYTHING as there is a lot of information.

  • Zoom: I know that many of you are using online meeting platforms, including Zoom, for your meetings during this virtual time. There have been some security breaches with Zoom and I am wanting you each to take some additional security measures when setting up meetings. Please e-mail all your invitees directly, do not post any links via Facebook that “Zoom Bombers” can access. I encourage you to use a password for all your meetings and sharing that directly with participants, again do not post this. I know that your Facebook pages are all secured but with the issues with Zoom I do not want to take any chances with links being shared to people outside.
  • 4-H Record Book Training: I will be holding a virtual Record Book Training on Thursday, May 7th at 6:30 pm. Pre-registration is required due to circumstances surrounding Zoom and I will send meeting information to those who preregister. Registration is available at: https://forms.gle/436ktYrW2JGWiGqh6
  • What have you been up to?! We miss you all and want to see what you’ve been doing to keep busy during Social Distancing. Visit our Facebook page to share a picture with us all! Whether it is of your 4-H projects, playing sports, or family time we want to connect with you!
  • Weld County Extension Office: Weld County CSU Extension Office will be closed to the public thru May 1st; at this point we are planning for the office to be open on May 4th. We encourage you to communicate with the agents via phone and e-mail during this time if you have any questions or concerns. As we look to opening the office there will be restrictions put in place for our lobby. These restrictions may include limiting the number of individuals in the office lobby, limiting each family to a maximum 2 people in the office and/or having to ring a doorbell to get the go ahead to come up to the lobby; I will have exact details on this as we get closer to opening.
  • CWF 2020: CWF 2020 has officially been postponed to 2021. If you are a current delegate you should have received an e-mail outlining the next steps with the project.
  • CWF 2023: If you are interested in CWF 2023 please sign-up using the following link by next Friday (April 24th). Any member who will be 15 by June 2023 or completed the 9th grade is eligible for CWF 2023.
  • Pig, Sheep and Goat ID Procedures: Due to face to face restrictions that may still be in place after May 15th, ALL market pig, sheep, and goat tags are to be picked up at the office and self-tagged. We will be following the same procedure for sheep and goats that we do for pigs which includes profile pictures of each animal (both sides), and pictures showing that ear-tags have been placed in the ear; retinal scanning of animals will be completed at a later date. We are highly encouraging all members to pre-order tags to help make this process smoother. Visit Weld County Fair Ear Tag Order Form for the order form. Tags can be picked up starting Monday, May 4th and all paperwork is due back in the office by Friday, May 22nd. See the attached document for more details on ordering procedure.
  • MQA: MQA is required for all livestock and small members, breeding and market. An e-mail was sent out last Wednesday outlining the process for online MQA training this year. Members who need MQA training are to complete it by June 1, 2020, no exceptions, or else you will not be eligible to exhibit livestock or small animals this year. Please refer to the MQA e-mail for specific details.
    • To see if you need to take the MQA training visit the MQA List in the Tab Section.
  • Horse and Dog ID’s: Please remember these are due in 4-H Online by May 1st! If you are in the Dog Project Michelle sent out an e-mail earlier today with details; Teresa sent a Horse e-mail last Tuesday.
  • New Livestock Family Series: Please see the attached document outlining a livestock series that Larry is organizing. All families are welcome to attend the series, even if you are not new!

    Frequently Asked Questions:
  • What happens after May 15th?!
    • This is the million dollar question that I wish I had a crystal ball to tell me the answer. What I do know is that after May 15th things will not go back to business as usual, there will still be restrictions in place; we just don’t know what this looks like exactly. Things we have heard are we will gradually be able to have group settings or the no face-to-face will be extended. For the gradual increase, it would essentially be starting with maybe a group of 10 for a short bit then bumping up to 20, 50, and so on. As soon as we know for certain what 4-H programming is going to look like I will be sure to send that out. What I can ask each of you right now is to follow the social distancing requirements as that will get us back to normal the quickest!
  • I still need a manual for my project!
    • All manual orders that we have received have been processed and filled! (Insert loud applause and cheer for Michelle!!) Depending on the manual you should have received an e-mail with the manual attached or link included, manual mailed from the Extension Office, or a manual mailed from National 4-H. Some manuals were out of stock and will be ordered from CSU when they reopen in mid-May. These were all processed last week so please give a little time for them to make their way through the mail. If you do not receive your manuals by Wednesday, please let us know and we will look into it.
  • What about Shooting Sports and Dog Project? We have required testing and practices to be doing!
    • Both of these are currently on hold until we know what things will look like after May 15th. I am in contact with both committees and will share any updates as we receive them.

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” - JFK


April 15, 2020

Hello all,

As promised on Monday here is your Monday update on a Wednesday. Please be sure to read through EVERYTHING as there is a lot of information.

  • Weld County Extension Office: Weld County CSU Extension Office will be closed to the public thru May 1st; at this point we are planning for the office to be open on May 4th. We encourage you to communicate with the agents via phone and e-mail during this time if you have any questions or concerns.
  • CWF 2020: CWF 2020 has officially been postponed to 2021. If you are a current delegate you should have received an e-mail outlining the next steps with the project.
  • CWF 2023: If you are interested in CWF 2023 please sign-up using the following link by next Friday (April 24th). Any member who will be 15 by June 2023 or completed the 9th grade is eligible for CWF 2023.
  • Market Pig, Sheep and Goat ID Procedures: Due to face to face restrictions that may still be in place after May 15th, ALL market pig, sheep, and goat tags are to be picked up at the office and self-tagged. We will be following the same procedure for sheep and goats that we do for pigs which includes 2-profile pictures of each animal (both sides), and pictures showing that ear-tags have been placed in the ear; retinal scanning of animals will be completed at a later date. We are highly encouraging all members to pre-order tags to help make this process smoother. Please see the attached order form and additional instructions for this process. Tags can be picked up starting Monday, May 4th and all paperwork is due back in the office by Friday, May 22nd.
  • MQA: MQA is required for all livestock and small members, breeding and market. An e-mail was sent out last Wednesday outlining the process for online MQA training this year. Members who need MQA training are to complete it by June 1, 2020, no exceptions, or else you will not be eligible to exhibit livestock or small animals this year. Please refer to the MQA e-mail for specific details.
  • To see if you need to take the MQA training visit the MQA List in the Tab Section.
  • Horse and Dog ID’s: Please remember these are due in 4-H Online by May 1st! If you are in the Dog Project Michelle sent out an e-mail on Monday with details; Teresa sent a Horse e-mail on Tuesday.
  • New Livestock Family Series: Please see the attached document outlining a livestock series that Larry is organizing. All families are welcome to attend the series, even if you are not new!

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What happens after May 15th?!
    • This is the million dollar question that I wish I had a crystal ball to tell me the answer. What I do know is that after May 15th things will not go back to business as usual, there will still be restrictions in place; we just don’t know what this looks like exactly. Things we have heard are we will gradually be able to have group settings or the no face-to-face will be extended. For the gradual increase, it would essentially be starting with maybe a group of 10 for a short bit then bumping up to 20, 50, and so on. As soon as we know for certain what 4-H programming is going to look like I will be sure to send that out. What I can ask each of you right now is to follow the social distancing requirements as that will get us back to normal the quickest!
  • I still need a manual for my project!
    • All manual orders that we have received have been processed and filled! (Insert loud applause and cheer for Michelle!!) Depending on the manual you should have received an e-mail with the manual attached or link included, manual mailed from the Extension Office, or a manual mailed from National 4-H. These were all processed last week so please give a little time for them to make their way through the mail. If you do not receive your manuals by next Wednesday, please let us know and we will look into it.
  • What about Shooting Sports and Dog Project? We have required testing and practices to be doing!
    • Both of these are currently on hold until we know what things will look like after May 15th. I am in contact with both committees and will share any updates as we receive them.

“To climb a mountain, you’ve got to risk the fall; to make a difference, you’ve got to risk it all.” – Stoney LaRue


April 13, 2020

Hey all,
This week’s Monday update is going to be a little different. We have some meetings today and tomorrow that will hopefully answer some of the lingering questions so I want to wait until after those to send the actual update. My plan is to send the Monday update out on Wednesday this week so please be on the look-out for that.

In the meantime, I want to share some opportunities with each of you.
  • Happ-Ear Headbands: It has been brought to our attention that nurse’s are in need of something to relieve their ears from constantly wearing masks. Attached is a flier that outlines the headbands along with some resources to help make the bands. Please reach out to your local hospital to see if they are accepting the headbands before taking any to them; I know many hospitals are taking them.
  • Record Book Training: I am looking at holding a virtual record book training. If you would be interested in this please take a moment to fill out the record book survey.
  • Outstanding Volunteer/Member: Applications are currently available for you to nominate a volunteer or member who has made a positive impact on your 4-H career. Below are the links to both applications; you can also fill them out online by following the link in the application.
  • Weekly Challenge: Attached is this week’s weekly challenge. Be sure to take pictures and share with #Weld4H
  • 4-H Facebook: Be sure to follow the Weld County 4-H Facebook to see some virtual learning opportunities that are available!

Again please look for the full update on Wednesday.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world” – Anne Frank


April 6, 2020

Hello all,

Please see below for some updates on our office and operations moving forward. Again, the majority of our office staff is working remotely so please utilize e-mail if possible when contacting them. We will have individuals in the office for short periods each day to check mail so if you have sent something to the office via mail we will still be collecting that.

  • Weld County Extension Office: Weld County CSU Extension Office will be closed to the public thru May 1st. This date is new and extends from the original date of April 8th. This means you are not able to drop off items or pick up any items at the office; this includes pig tags. We encourage you to communicate with the agents via phone and e-mail during this time if you have any questions or concerns.
  • 4-H Weekly Challenge: Attached is a weekly challenge for you all to do! Be sure you take pictures as you do the tasks and share them with #WELD4H. This will also be shared on Facebook so be sure to follow us there! We want to know what you all are doing during this time!
  • 4-H Hygge Challenge: Each day I am sharing a task to do for the Hygge Challenge on our Facebook page. Hygge is the Danish practice of mindfulness and finding joy in the simple things. Join in the 30 Day 4-H Hygge Challenge and share a picture of you completing the challenge along with #4HHYGGE.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What are we doing about MQA?
    • Members will be receiving communication later this week about the process for MQA. Information will also be available on the 4-H Website under the “Tab” section later this week.
  • I still need a manual for my project!
    • We are working closely with the State 4-H Office to obtain digital copies of all manuals to send to members still in need. Please know that we recognize the importance of these manuals for your projects and that we are doing all we can to get them to you but it may take some time.
  • What about CWF?!?!
    • In recent communication with the National 4-H Council they are still planning on holding CWF like normal so that is what we are going to follow. They have set the date of May 1st to make a final decision from a National level and there will be additional decisions made from a State Level and County level. For those of you who have items to drop off, the date I had given is April 19th for the Health Form, Record Book, and 50 Items. With the office being closed through May 1st, you can either mail in your items/record book or you can wait until after May 1st to bring in those items. If you have payments for CWF those can either be mailed to the office at 525 N 15th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631 or contact Kim for other arrangements.
    • I have set up Zoom meetings for each trip on April 19th, this is the date we were originally supposed to meet face to face. Please check your e-mail for details on when/how to join those calls.
  • What about Fair?!?!
    • We are still getting questions on this and I wish I had a more concrete answer. At this point, we are moving forward as though Fair will happen as usual. We continue to work with the Weld County Fair Board in the decision making process. We will be completely transparent with you as we move forward surrounding this topic. Fair Board will be meeting tonight and any pertinent details discussed will be shared through the Monday update next week.
  • What about ID Days?
    • We are working on this and will be sending out information in the next week. This will be discussed at the Fair Board meeting and Extension meetings this week; again information will be sent out as it is available.
  • What about Shooting Sports and Dog Project required testing and practices?
    • We had an Executive Committee Shooting Sports meeting last Wednesday and discussed the operations of Shooting Sports moving forward. At this point we did not decide on an exact game plan as we do not know what the next few weeks will hold.
    • Dog Project is very similar to Shooting Sports, it will look different but what the looks like exactly I do not know.
  • What about committee meetings (YEC, Leader’s Councils, Shooting Sports, etc.)?
    • These are all cancelled face to face. We have a zoom account set up at the office and are transitioning meetings to the online format.


March 30, 2020

Hello all,

We have had a fairly quiet week in regards to 4-H operations and I feel it will remain that way for the next little bit. Again, the majority of our office staff is working remotely so please utilize e-mail if possible when contacting them. We will have individuals in the office for short periods each day to check mail so if you have sent something to the office via mail we will still be collecting that.

  • Weld County Extension Office: Weld County CSU Extension Office will be closed to the public through April 8th. This means you are not able to drop off items or pick up any items at the office; this includes pig tags. We encourage you to communicate with the agents via phone and e-mail during this time if you have any questions or concerns. Please keep in mind the Stay At Home order that was issued until April 11th.
  • 4-H Weekly Challenge: Attached is a weekly challenge for you all to do! Be sure you take pictures as you do the tasks and share them with #WELD4H. This will also be shared on Facebook so be sure to follow us there! We want to know what you all are doing during this time!
  • 4-H Hygge Challenge: Each day I am sharing a task to do for the Hygge Challenge on our Facebook page. Hygge is the Danish practice of mindfulness and finding joy in the simple things. Join in the 30 Day 4-H Hygge Challenge and share a picture of you completing the challenge along with #4HHYGGE.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • I still need a manual for my project!
    • We are working closely with the State 4-H Office to obtain digital copies of all manuals to send to members still in need. Please know that we recognize the importance of these manuals for your projects and that we are doing all we can to get them to you but it may take some time.
  • What about CWF?!?!
    • In recent communication with the National 4-H Council they are still planning on holding CWF like normal so that is what we are going to follow. They have set the date of May 1st to make a final decision from a National level and there will be additional decisions made from a State Level. For those of you who have items to drop off, the date I had given is April 19th for the Health Form, Record Book, and 50 Items. With the office being closed to the public through April 8th, if you need to drop things off it will need to be after this date. If you have payments for CWF those can either be mailed to the office at 525 N 15th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631 or contact Kim for other arrangements.
  • What about Fair?!?!
    • We are still getting questions on this and I wish I had a more concrete answer. At this point, we are moving forward as though Fair will happen as usual. We continue to work with the Weld County Fair Board in the decision making process. We will be completely transparent with you as we move forward surrounding this topic. Fair Board will be meeting next week and I will update you with information after that date.
  • What about ID Days?
    • We are working on this and will be sending out information in the coming weeks. This will be discussed at the Fair Board meeting and I will relay information after that has occurred.
  • What about Shooting Sports and Dog Project required testing and practices?
    • The committees overseeing these areas along with myself will be discussing what to do moving forward with these. It most definitely will look different but I do not know at this time what that will be exactly.
  • What about committee meetings (YEC, Leader’s Councils, Shooting Sports, etc.)?
    • These are all cancelled face to face. We have a zoom account set up at the office and are transitioning meetings to the online format.
      If you have any further questions, please let me know!

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or we rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” - Abraham Lincoln. In today’s world it is easy to focus on the thorn bushes, I challenge you each to shift that focus to the roses!


March 23, 2020

Hello all,

There have not been many changes in our directives moving forward with 4-H programming this past week but we have some important information about how our office is functioning below. We will have more individuals from the office working from home and their schedules may be skewed because of this. I ask again that you all be patient with us as we work through all of this, it is a new situation for everyone and we are working through it as best we can.

  • Weld County Extension Office: Effective today the Weld County CSU Extension Office will be closed to the public through April 8th. This means you are NOT able to drop off items or pick up any items at the office; this includes pig tags. We encourage you to communicate with the agents via phone and e-mail during this time if you have any questions or concerns.
  • 4-H Weekly Challenge: Attached is a weekly challenge for you all to do! Be sure you take pictures as you do the tasks and share them with #WELD4H. This will also be shared on Facebook so be sure to follow us there! We want to know what you all are doing during this time!
  • 4-H Hygge Challenge: Each day I am sharing a task to do for the Hygge Challenge on our Facebook page. Hygge is the Danish practice of mindfulness and finding joy in the simple things. Join in the 30 Day 4-H Hygge Challenge and share a picture of you completing the challenge along with #4HHYGGE.
  • Homeless Shelter: The Exhibition Building will be used as a secondary homeless shelter beginning today, 3/23. These individuals will have access to the building beginning at 7:00 pm and are to be out by 7:00 am each day.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What about CWF?!?!
    • In recent communication with the National 4-H Council they are still planning on holding CWF like normal so that is what we are going to follow. I have expressed my concerns regarding CWF to the State Office for them to take into account when looking at 4-H programming after the May 15th date. Again I wish I had answers to all of these questions but I will keep you updated as I know information. For those of you who have items to drop off, the date I had given is April 19th for the Health Form, Record Book, and 50 Items. With the office being closed to the public through April 8th, if you need to drop things off it will need to be after this date. If you have payments to drop off for CWF please let me know and I will try to coordinate to get those.
  • What about Fair?!?!
    • We are still getting questions on this and I wish I had a more concrete answer. At this point, we are moving forward as though Fair will happen as usual. We continue to work with the Weld County Fair Board in the decision making process. We will be completely transparent with you as we move forward surrounding this topic.
  • What about ID Days?
    • We are working on this and will be sending out information in the coming weeks.
  • What about Shooting Sports and Dog Project required testing and practices?
    • The committees overseeing these areas along with myself will be discussing what to do moving forward with these. It most definitely will look different but I do not know at this time what that will be exactly.
  • What about committee meetings (YEC, Leader’s Councils, Shooting Sports, etc.)?
    • These are all cancelled face to face. We are currently working on securing a Zoom account for our office to transition these meetings as needed.

We hope that you are all staying safe and healthy and taking time to enjoy the great outdoors!


March 16, 2020

Hello all,

There have been some changes since the e-mail that I sent out last Friday about our operations moving forward. We have also received some common questions that I have answered below. I ask again that you all be patient with us as we work through all of this, it is a new situation for everyone and we are working through it as best we can.

  • Weld County Extension Office: Effective tomorrow (3/17/2020) the Weld County CSU Extension Office will be closed to the walk-in public through April 8th. Anyone needing to come to the office to pick up/drop off items will need to schedule an appointment to do so. This includes but is not limited to: pig ear tags, CWF Items, Soil Test Kits, etc.
  • New Meeting Updates: Any meetings from now until March 30th at Island Grove Park are CANCELLED, the City has closed down all buildings to events/meetings. This is in addition to the 4-H restrictions that take place from March 22nd to May 15th of no face to face meetings, events, activities, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What about Fair?!?!
    Answer:  At this point, we are moving forward as though Fair will happen as usual. We continue to work with the Weld County Fair Board in the decision making process. We will be completely transparent with you as we move forward surrounding this topic.
  • What about ID Days?
    Answer:  We are working on this and will be sending out information in the coming weeks.
  • What about Shooting Sports and Dog Project required testing and practices?
    Answer:  The committees overseeing these areas along with myself will be discussing what to do moving forward with these. It most definitely will look different but I do not know at this time what that will be exactly.
  • What about committee meetings (YEC, Leader’s Councils, Shooting Sports, etc.)?
    Answer:  These are all cancelled face to face. We are currently working on securing a Zoom account for our office to transition these meetings as needed.

I will be sending weekly updates on Mondays to everyone addressing any new updates or common questions. If there is anything extreme that comes up during the week, I will send those out as well.