Fremont County Extension


clvshadow4-H Friend Fest
Sunday, February 26, 2017
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
4-H Building at the Rodeo Grounds
1595 S. 9th St., Canon City

Ages 5-18 as of December 31, 2016



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.



Important Dates for Your Livestock Project
Market Swine ID Forms turned in Thurs. May 11      Must be enrolled by Mar. 1
Market Sheep & Goat

Weigh-in Sat. May13. Must be enrolled by Mar. 1


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.


We’re Looking for New Leaders

Have you ever considered becoming a 4-H leader?  Do you know someone who might be interested?  This is the time of year when we start looking for new leaders.  We have some who are retiring, some who are moving on to other adventures, and new kids who need new leaders.  Come talk to either Tommy or Verla about getting started.  You can start your own club, or be a project leader within another club or a county leader. Perhaps you just have talents we don’t know about!  Don’t wait for a personal invitation—step forward now!  We’ll help and you will reap the benefits!  It’s a wonderful world of giving back to your community!

We have a particular need this year

for a Robotics leader.  Can you help with Woodworking, Cooking or Welding?  We will also need Shooting Sports leaders.




It’s Time to Re-enroll in 4-H

There are two ways to enroll this year.    Pick up a form, complete and pay in the Extension Office.  Or, you can enroll through 4HOnline. If you

have questions, please call the

Extension office at 276-7390.




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)




Home Town Gun Show

Canon City, COLORADO
March 31 and April 1, 2017
1595 S. 9th Street, Canon City, Colorado
Sponsored by the Fremont County 4-H Foundation


MQA/PQA Training!
We will be using the Colorado

4-H MQA Training trailer again this year to do our MQA/PQA training in Fremont County.  We will have the trailer for two (2) days so ALL 4-H and FFA members who need to take MQA/PQA training MUST take it on one of these days. You are not required to stay all 3 hours.  You may leave once you are finished. 
Tuesday, March 7, 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM, 4-H Building


Wednesday, March 8, 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM, 4-H Building


Help Needed: 

Bucklebear Buddies at Head Start; Bucklebear is a toddler-sized lap puppet who talks to kids about the importance of buckling up when in a vehicle.  He has visited Head Start Safety Town for about 20 years with the help of 4-H members.  Dates this year are April 18, 19 & 20.  Only a half day on the 20th.

Eddie the Eagle teaches gun safety.  (Stop, Don’t Touch, Leave the Area, Tell an Adult)  This year we have been asked to do that presentation as well.  Need someone to wear the Eddie the Eagle suit (probably an adult or a teenager) and someone to show the video. 

If you can help, let Verla know by calling 276-7390. 

Training provided.  It’s a fun day!