Fremont County Extension   


We’d Like You to Join 4-H Foundation

4-H Foundation has been around since 1962, supporting the Fremont County 4-H program.  Membership is open to individuals, families, businesses and 4-H clubs.  The cost is minimal and they do so much!
$35 yearly for Green Clover Membership
$75 yearly for Gold Clover Membership
$750 one time for a Lifetime Membership
Why not consider joining today?  You can make a difference!

Contact the Extension Office for more information.



Poultry Clinics Coming Your Way!

June 15, 2017   6:00 – 8:00 PM
July 13, 2017    6:00 – 8:00 PM

4-H Building

Contact Spencer Evans with any questions at 719-315-2298.


BIG thanks to our 4-H Shooting Sports coaches!

They have been SO busy in the last couple months!  For more than twelve years, Fremont County 4-H Shooting Sports program has practiced and competed at the Florence Law Enforcement Range.  During that time, thousands of 4-H youth received instruction in gun and archery safety, leadership, marksmanship, and good citizenship.  This last year we were informed by the Florence Police Department that we would no longer be able to utilize their range. The membership of the Royal Gorge Gun & Pistol Club on Red Canyon Road stepped in to welcome our youth education program.   I would like to publicly thank our 4-H Shooting Sports coaches and volunteers, led by Dave Racette and Jeff Ritter, for making our move possible.  Lorri & Billy Goebel, Linda & Eugene Valdez, Bill Kemp, Martin & Patrick Telck, Russ, Dustin & Amanda Collins, Brandon Hyatt, and probably others I have missed all pitched in to make the move easier.   Thank you to Dave Goodwin with Liberty Crane and Welding, LLC for moving our storage container.  I would also like to thank Mark Bunch and the board of the RGGC for accommodations made on our behalf.  And thanks to the Friends of NRA grant program for assisting with funds for the move.  We appreciate the many years we were allowed to use the Florence Law Enforcement Range with the support of the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department as well as the Florence Police Department.  We look forward to many years at the Royal Gorge Gun Club.  Our 4-H program is strong because of the tremendous level of local support we receive. 
*And our coaches will spend SOOOOOO many hours in the next 5 months, teaching youth all about shooting sports.  Be sure to thank them when you see them.  They are a hard working group!


_Fremont County 2017
4-H Dog Shows
June 10, 2017 & July 1, 2017Pre-Registration Required by Noon Day Prior to Show
Check In at 8:30 AM * Show Starts at 9:00 AM
Cost $5.00 per youth $5.00 per dog
Show is outdoors in a shady park on grass, but it can be hot, bring chairs and shade.
  Rudd Park at
   12th and College
   Canon City, CO 81212

    Send Pre Registations to

FUN SHOW following

the July 1st Show includes Pet Costume Contest & Best Trick

Join in the Fun!!


New Antibiotic Rules for Animals
Beginning January 1, 2017

As of January 1, 2017 livestock producers and exhibitors will face major changes regarding access to feed and water medications for use in all animals raised for food.  That’s when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will implement new rules, known as Guidance 209, for antibiotic use in all animals raised for food.  Over-the-counter sales of medically important antibiotics will end, including medicated feed and premixes, as well as water-based medications.  Access to antibiotics in feed will require a written veterinary feed directive (VFD) and water medications will only be available with a prescription from your veterinary. 

Please use the website,

contact your veterinarian, or local feed provider for more information.


4-H Gymkhanas -

Dates for 2017
May 31, 4:00 PM – registration deadline for 1st Gymkhana.
June 3 (Saturday) -
First Gymkhana, Pathfinder Park, 20205 Highway 115, Florence, Test at 7:30 AM, Show starts at 8:00 AM (ONE DAY ONLY)
June 14, 4:00 PM – registration deadline for 2nd Gymkhana.
June 17 (Saturday) -
Second Gymkhana, Pathfinder Park, 20205 Highway 115, Florence, Test at 7:30 AM, Show starts at 8:00 AM (ONE DAY ONLY)
June 21, 4:00 PM – registration deadline for 3rd Gymkhana.
June 24 (Saturday) -
Third Gymkhana, Pathfinder Park, 20205 Highway 115, Florence, Test at 7:30 AM, Show starts at 8:00 AM (ONE DAY ONLY)


Congratulations, 4-H Seniors
We’re sad to see you go, but happy you have stayed with 4-H through your senior year. We wish you success as you go on to your new adventures!
Amanda Ary                      Amanda Enstrom
Sara Avila                          Brooke Hoxie
Samuel Carter                   Summer LaDeau
Ethan Cauthron                  Alyssa Loveless
Amanda Collins                  Sydney Swart

Several of these young people have been members since they were Cloverbuds.  Do you think they will be missed?  YES!


Creative Cooks Contest and Workshop

Our Creative Cooks contest will be held on Wednesday, June 7 at the 4-H Building after the 4-H    Council meeting.  You don’t need to be enrolled in a Foods project to enter in this contest.  Have
fun, win prizes, winners go to State Fair!  More information is available in the Extension Office.  Read about it here:





Attendance Requirements for County Fair

Eligibility 4-H:  To exhibit at the fair a 4-H member must be in good standing, have met the enrollment deadline in Fremont County for the current year and have attended at least 50% of the regularly scheduled club meetings prior to July 1 (see Fremont County Attendance Policy).

MAIN CLUB LEADERS:  Since it is a requirement that a 4-H member MUST attend at least 50% of their clubs meetings to complete their project and to compete at the Fremont County Fair it is essential that clubs keep complete and accurate records of attendance.  Attendance is the responsibility of the 4-H Club Organizational Leader to check the Secretary’s Book and the Official Attendance Roster Sheet each meeting and verify that club attendance has been done correctly.  4-H Club Organizational Leader MUST initial each month and sign the attendance page verifying attendance for county fair eligibility.  Official Attendance Roster Sheet MUST be turned in to the Extension Office before 5:00 p.m., June 29.


Kids’ Day Help!
Every year clubs run activity booths for our very popular Kids’ Day at the Fremont County Fair.  This year that will be on Friday, Aug. 4.  What will your club do this year?  Jody McKean is the Chairman of that event and she needs 4-H clubs to contact her.  For more information email her at

Help is needed to run the Stick Horse Rodeo!  Horse clubs, how about you? Horses provided, no saddles needed!  Face painting?  Jewelry making?  What’s your idea?