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Oct 20, 2015 - Arvada Youth Invited to Raise 4-H Project Animal at Moore Brothers Farm

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The City of Arvada is partnering with the Colorado State University Extension 4-H program, to provide an opportunity for youth to house livestock at the Moore Farm (72nd Ave. and Ward Road). 

                                  Applications are Due December 8, 2015

 

The 4-H program is expanding for 2016.  Youth who are either 4-H members or are interested in becoming 4-H members are encouraged to apply for the following:

  • One market steer
  • 25 egg-producing chickens
  • 18 market chickens, six each for three 4-H youth
  • Five bee hives

Requirements:

  • Participating youth must be or become 4-H members and belong to a 4-H club.
  • Sponsored steer will be awarded only to a 4-H member who is at least a Senior level member (14-18 years of age).
  • Participating youth must attend a Record Book Workshop and maintain a Record Book for the project.
  • Youth are expected to complete the entire project and Record Book; parents provide ONLY support and encouragement.
  • Youth housing animals at Moore Farm must attend monthly Livestock Council meetings.
  • Youth will provide all feed, vet/medical and equipment/supplies (NOTE:  a limited supply of livestock equipment/supplies will be available ON LOAN at the 4-H office; use of these supplies will require a deposit to be returned when the equipment/supplies are returned in good condition to the 4-H office.)
  • Proper care must be taken of all animals and other projects.

Application and selection process:

  • Download and fill out an application (under resources).
  • Submit NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m. December 8, 2015 to the 4-H office.
  • Selection will be made by a committee that will include but not be limited to:  4-H agent, livestock superintendent, 4-H leader, and the City of Arvada.
  • The final selection process will include an interview.
  • Selection decision will be made no later than Friday, December 18, 2015.

For more information, please contact Barbi Garnett or Lisa Sholten at the CSU Extension at 303-271-6620.

 

In 2015, one sponsored steer was raised on the property and sold at the Jeffco Livestock Sale during the County Fair; egg-producing chickens were also raised on the farm and currently remain on the farm.