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.

               

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Poultry Clinic Coming Your Way!
When:
July 13, 2017    6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where:       

4-H Building

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

 

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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!

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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 www.pork.org/antibiotics website,

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

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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!

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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 jdymckn1@yahoo.com

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?

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Policy for Livestock Checks

Livestock Sale checks will be available to be picked up on or after August 28 until  Oct 2, 2017.  A stamped thank-you card for the buyer must be brought to the Extension Office at the time of check pick-up, even if the member has previously thanked the buyer in any way. Names and addresses for the buyers will be available in the Extension Office.

Due to late pick-ups resulting in late thank-you cards to the buyers, all checks must be picked up by October 2.

Checks not picked up by October 2 will be voided. Checks will be reissued only after a stamped thank-you card for the buyer has been received by the Extension Office. A fee of $25.00 will be deducted from each check that is reissued. New checks will be mailed to the 4-H member within one week.

We appreciate the generous support of our buyers and they deserve to be thanked in a timely manner.     

The Fremont County Fair Livestock Sale Committee

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Scales Open  (Goats & Sheep)

If you wish to weigh your Goats or Sheep, please call Linda Valdez at 429-5234 to make arrangements and she will meet you at the 4-H building to help weigh your animal.  You may have your swine weighed at your own risk.

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New information for 2018 4-H Royalty Contest

The contest for 2018 4-H Royalty will be held during the 2017 County Fair.  The deadline for Royalty applications is July 21, 2017 by 4:00 PM.  This contest is open to all current 4-H members.  Contestants do not need to be enrolled in the Horse project this year.  If chosen as Royalty, you must enroll in the Horse project in 2018.

The riding portion of the contest

will be held at Pathfinder Park, following the Western Show events on Sunday, July 30.  Modeling and interviews will be held on Tuesday, Aug 1 at the fairgrounds under the big tent.  Winners of the Royalty contest will be announced after the modeling and interviews and will be crowned as the 2018 Royalty at the first horse show in 2018.  Royalty will serve by the calendar year from January 1 to December 31.  Applications and information packets are available from the Extension Office.

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