State 4-H Conference
The 2013 Colorado State 4-H Conference will be held June 18-21. State 4-H Conference provides great training and an opportunity for 4-H members (ages 14-18), leaders, and Extension agents to strengthen their leadership skills.
It also hosts the following state contests including: Livestock Bowl, Livestock Judging, Consumer Choices, Consumer Bowl, Horse Bowl, Horse Judging, Hippology, Horse Demonstration and Public Speaking, Prepared Speech, and Extemporaneous Speech.
The 2013 Conference will include powerful and engaging guest speakers and workshops including Blur the Line, Use Your Heart: New Rules for Changing the World, and Discovering the Leader Within You. Other activities include the District Dodge Ball Tournament, campus tours, and dances.
Schedule, workshop descriptions, and details are on line at http://www.colorado4h.org/events_opportunities/stateconference/index.php
Contact the Extension office for Registration form and more information.
REGISTER AT 4-H ONLINE BY May 17. If you want to go you need to decide, commit, and pay by May17. Cost of June Conference for Gunnison County members will be $100.00 (actual cost is $290). Gunnison County Council is offering $200.00 to cover registration expenses. Your club could possibly be another source. Transportation will be provided.
Contact Nadine with questions, 641-1260
IFYE Host Families Needed
Host families are needed for incoming IFYE’s. Colorado began participating in the IFYE program in 1951, although the program was developed in 1948 as a post-war peace effort involving 4-H farm youth from around the world. Currently IFYE participants come from countries on every continent, except Antarctica. Colorado has the largest continuous state IFYE program in the United States hosting 11 delegates from 10 countries.
IFYEs generally stay with a host family for two to three weeks. The goal is for these exchange participants to learn about everyday life in the United States by participating in the home stay experience. All delegates have medical insurance and personal spending money.
Please contact Courtney Loflin at the State 4-H Office for more information regarding these IFYEs.
Courtney Loflin – Colorado 4-H International Programs Coordinator