CSU Extension for the Tri River Area (TRA) is comprised of four counties (Delta, Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray) and three major rivers (Uncompahgre, Gunnison, and Colorado). The population of the TRA area is ~223,627 and ~7200 square miles of everything from mountains to dry lands. The majority of the population reside in the Uncompahgre and Grand Valleys which contain the main cities of Grand Junction, Delta, Ouray and Montrose.
TRA 4-H Program
Trent Hollister: Mesa County Extension Agent (4-H Youth Development)
Jackie Shea: Delta County Extension 4-H Program Associate
Brandon Creamer: Montrose & Ouray Extension 4-H Program Associate
Nicole Goza: Montrose & Ouray Extension 4-H Program Associate
Here Comes 2018!
Welcome to the Future! The holidays are over, 2017 has rolled out, and we’ve made our New Year’s resolutions for 2018. Yes, the future seems to have arrived.
In the Youth Department of CSU Extension, one of our New Year’s goals is to encourage and support the next generation of youth as they step into leadership positions for the future; you might call them the future’s future?! We do this by offering quality educational programming like 4-H.
In the Tri-River Area, we are proud to have over 1300 active members involved in more than 40 project areas. 4-H traditionally was known to be livestock and crop oriented with projects such as Crop Production, Market Animals, Breeding Animals, and Horses. However, 4-H has always sought to serve many diversified interests and has expanded into many STEM related areas of education as well. 4-H truly has something for everyone – from Cake Decorating to Shooting Sports and it is always expanding; this year Montrose County 4-H is even kicking off a new pilot program for wild mustang training!
Furthermore, 4-H has always encouraged student run leadership. Each county’s program is governed by a County 4-H Council that usually has approx. 10 elected 4-H member officers. These officer teams oversee the business of each county 4-H program and work with the 4-H membership in their counties to promote 4-H, put on district leadership workshops, attend or sponsor 4-H members toward State and National 4-H events, and coordinate 4-H County Fair involvement.
The overall goal of the 4-H program is to enable our youth to learn real-world skills and prepare them for the challenges of today and careers of tomorrow! It really does serve to ‘prepare the future’s Future’.
As 2018 begins, we encourage you to check out local 4-H programming in your area and see if it might be just the right fit for you and your family. Enrollment is open now through May 1st. Contact Delta: 874-2195, Mesa: 244-1834, or Montrose/Ouray: 249-3935 for more information about your county’s 4-H Program or visit us at our webpage www.tra4h.org. We look forward to meeting you in the near future!
STEM & K-12
Barbara Shaw: Regional Extension Specialist – STEM
Nicole Goza: 4H Associate
"Learn By Doing"
The 4-H School Enrichment and Outreach projects are designed to enhance classroom education with experience-based learning—”Learn By Doing”. Classroom-ready projects teach life skills as well as specific subject matter with the help of 4-H Curriculum.
We have a variety of different topics and curriculum we can cover or provide to you! Many of our programs are aligned to CDOE Standards for easy classroom or after school implementation.