In This Edition:
- Happy Trails!
- 4-H Upcoming Events
- 4-H Calendar ~ January
- Montrose Market Beef Weigh-In Info
- 4-H Record Book Training
- 2019 Leadership Development Conference Trip
- 2019 Youth Fest Trip
- Washington Focus Applications
- 4-H Re-Enrollment Deadline Approaching
- Sewing and Crotchet Workshops 2019!
- 4-H Project Spotlights!
- Helpful 4-H Sites!
Dec 31st & Jan 1st ~ CSU Extension Office Closed for New Year's
Jan 7th ~ Montrose County 4-H Council, 7pm @MCF's
Jan 9th ~ Last day to register for LDC
Jan 12th ~ First Clothing Construction Workshop, 9-12 @MCF's
Jan 21st ~ CSU Extension Closed for Holiday
Jan 21st ~ Ouray County 4-H Council, 7pm @R4HEC
Jan 23rd ~ Last day to sign up for Youth Fest
Jan 26th, 27th, & 28th ~ LDC in Denver, CO
Feb 1st ~ 4-H Re-Enrollment Deadline (Late Fees issued after this date for returning members)
Feb 2nd ~ Montrose 4-H & FFA Market BEEF Weigh-In, 10-11am at the Fairground Scales
Feb 8th, 9th, & 10th ~ Youth Fest in Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 21st ~ 4-H Record Book Training, 6pm @MCF's
Montrose 4-H/FFA Members are going to need to have the following documents at the 2019 Beef Weigh-In on Feb 2nd (10-11am):
- Original Brand Inspection/s on all animals
- COPY/s of Original Brand Inspection/s on all animals
- Bred & Fed/Homegrown Eligibility form for both purchased B&F and/or Home-Raised B&F animals (Printable forms can be found HERE!)
- $2/Animal for your ear tag (Cash/Check only)
Additionally, MINI MARKET ANIMALS must be declared at the weigh-in. Animals declared MINI must meet the following requirements AT FAIR:
- Hip Height At or Below 47 Inches (Market)
- Weight Between 500lbs - 1,000lbs
MINI's must meet the above requirements at Fair. If they do not, MINI's will show in the Prospect Class and not be eligible for the Livestock Auction.
4-H Leadership Development Conference (LDC) is open to 4-H Members ages 14-19 (Jan 1st, 2019).
The conference is held in Denver Jan 26th - 28th at the Renaissance Hotel. Members will interact with other Colorado 4-H'ers from around the state as they participate in workshops, collect hygiene supplies for the Denver Rescue Mission, and visit with our State Politicians at the Capitol on Colorado 4-H Day!
Trip requires 5 members attending and at least 1 Adult Chaperone Volunteer. Cost is $250/Member/Chaperone. Trip funding is available (Please contact us for options!).
Registration is open December 7th - January 9th on 4honline.com.
Colorado Youth Fest is open to 4-H Members ages 11-13 (Jan 1st, 2019).
Youth Fest is held at the Ponderosa Camp in Colorado Springs, Feb 8th - 10th. Members will interact with other Colorado 4-H'ers from around the state as they participate in fun team activities, games, and interactive workshops. Sledding is available pending snow!
Trip requires 5 members attending and at least 1 Adult Chaperone Volunteer. Cost is $150/Member/Chaperone. Trip funding is available (Please contact us for options!).
Registration is open January 2nd - 25th on 4honline.com. Registration usually closes EARLY due to 195 attendee limit is reached!!! So don't wait to register!
Citizen Washington Focus takes senior aged (15-19) 4-H Members to our nation's capital - Washington D.C.!
Delegates will fly to D.C. in Summer of 2019. While there, they participate with the National 4-H officer team in leadership workshops, volunteer in a large group community service day-project, interact with some of our nations upper most political leaders at the capital, and tour the sights of the National Mall.
Delegates are chosen by their respective 4-H Councils every February. Montrose selects 2 delegates and Ouray selects 1 delegate. Flight and trip registrations are paid for by the 4-H Council.
Interested 4-H members must apply through 4honline.com under the event - Citizen Washington Focus. Applications will begin at the end of December with a deadline of FEBRUARY 4th, 2019 for completed applications to be turned in online. Delegates will be chosen at the February 4-H Council meetings.
If you meet the trip requirements and would like to learn more about the Washington Focus trip, please contact us at the Extension Office.
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