Add/Drop Deadline Coming Up
All projects must be added or dropped by Tuesday, April 30. This means if you have changed your mind or feel you will not be able to complete a project, you need to DROP that project by April 30 via 4-H Online. Please call the office if you need help to do this, 641-1260. If you need to ADD a project you must do this by April 30.
Reminder: All market swine, lamb, and goat projects must be added or enrolled by April 30 in order to weigh-in and tag their animals.
Please make sure you are enrolled in any breeding or leased animal projects by April 30.
Swine, Market Goat & Market Sheep Weigh-In, Sunday May 5
▷ Market Lamb and Goat Weigh-in 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Please walk your animal to the scale.
▷ Market Swine Weigh-in 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Please enter the fairgrounds through the southwest gate. Get in the weigh-in line forming from the pavilion. Exit through the northwest gate or the north entrance.
▷ State Fair nominations or id’s will also be done at this weigh-in. Livestock Committee will do ear notching for swine nominations if needed.
▷ Members must be enrolled in your market project by Tuesday, April 30 in order to weigh-in.
4-H members, and a parent or guardian, participating in any livestock project (market or breeding) are required to attend the yearly Meat Quality Assurance/Animal Care Program at least once if they are ages 8-13 or a first year exhibitor in each species. Each exhibitor who is 14 must also have attended as a review. Anyone can attend as a review every year.
The program is new and improved and in final stages of development. They will be scheduled for early May.
Cake Decorating Project Orientation
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Afterschool – 4:00 p.m.
There are many changes and new units to cake decorating. Please attend the orientation with Margo Patton-Blair to get all the details. Margo will also have your manual, record book, schedule, and exhibit requirements. Please contact her with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-596-2514.
Other Project Information
▷ Dog Obedience Project will start soon. Stay tuned!
▷ Archery members start shooting April 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Building Esty Room (rubber room).
▷ Other General Projects are rolling along. Please check schedule at www.gunnison.colostate.edu.
Horse Knowledge Games
Friday, April 19, 2013
Afterschool 4:00 p.m.
Learn and review the endless amount of horse knowledge needed for the Horse Knowledge Test, Levels Test, and Showmanship.
New Horse Show Awards
New all-around high point prizes will be awarded to participants at the 2013 4-H Horse Show July 6. Points are awarded to participants according to how they placed in all divisions including Horse Knowledge and Showmanship. Prizes for the all-around junior, intermediate, and senior will be a belt buckle. Thanks to new sponsors at Gunnison Feed and Supply champion junior, intermediate, and senior from the showmanship classes will receive belt buckles.
Other Prize Reminders
▷ Gunnison County 4-H Program and General Projects Committee will award $100.00 for each Grand Champion
exhibitor at Colorado State Fair.
▷ Senior member exhibitors in most General projects who earn Grand Champion at Colorado State Fair in their project area become eligible to attend National 4-H Congress.