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).
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
- 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.