4-H Update

September 2012

Index (click on the title to go to that article)                                
Open House
Achievement Night

Record Book Judging
Discovery Day
New Enrollment
Sale Supplies For Sale
Livestock & Building Meeting
Horseshoe Pitching Contest
Livestock Checks
Junior Livestock Sale
Carcass/Ultrasound Contests
Colorado State Fair
Thank You
2013 Royalty
Enrollment Starts
Community Service
Leader of the Year
September Calendar
October Calendar
November Calendar

4-H Open House

Date:     Monday, October 1
When:    6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:   4-H Building at the Rodeo Grounds

Talk to Club Members and Leaders, find a club, choose your project(s), and enroll at this time.  4-H members ages 8-18 and Cloverbud members ages 5-7 as of December 31, 2012. For more information call 276-7390.
Attention, Club Leaders and Members:  Please plan to attend Open House!  You can add new families to your club, energize, and regroup!  Bring some samples of your projects and activities to show to those attending. 

4-H Achievement Night

What:   4-H Achievement Night
Date:     Thursday, October 18
When:         6:00 p.m.
Where:   Florence High School

You do great things!  And it’s time for recognition!
Please join us at our annual 4-H Achievement Night dinner.  It’s a Potluck!  Bring two dishes to share and table service for your family.   Drinks will be furnished. 
Come help us recognize our talented members & volunteers!
We’re planning the popular slide show as well this year.  If you have 4-H digital pictures to share, bring them to the Extension Office or email them to Verla at verla.noakes@fremontco.com and we’ll try to use them.                                                      

e-Record Livestock Record Book Judging

Saturday, September 8, 2012, 8:00 a.m. – record book judging. Judging will be at the 4-H Building starting at 8:00 a.m., lunch will be provided at noon.  Judging usually last until about 2:30 p.m.  We ask that people who come to judge get there on time and stay until we are finished!  REMEMBER, IF A CLUB IS NOT REPRESENTED BY AT LEAST ONE ADULT (NO YOUTH) TO HELP JUDGE, THAT CLUB’S RECORD BOOKS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR RECORD BOOK AWARDS.  THEY WILL BE JUDGED ON A COMPLETE/INCOMPLETE BASIS AND NOT SCORED!  Each club’s main leader is responsible for getting adults from their club to help judge.  We know a year in advance when the judging will be so there should not be conflicts.  You can send as many adults to help as you want.  The more people we have help judge, the sooner we get through.  If you have any questions about Record Books or judging, call Tommy at 276-7390. 
Thursday, September 13, 2012, 6:30 p.m. – record book committee for best books.  We ask that each club send one (1) adult to serve on this committee to check the record books that are in a tie for Best Book.  We will meet at the 4-H Building.

Discovery Day

September 29, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
4-H Building at the Rodeo Grounds
Come spend the day!  Learn about a project you might want to take in 4-H this year.  We’ll have stations set up where you can experiment with a variety of different projects.  Bring a friend—introduce them to 4-H!
Project Leaders:  Your help is needed!  Can you come that day to show what you do?  We’ll try to have some of this year’s champions there to help you. 
Champion Kids:  We want YOU to come share what you know! 
Cake Decorating, Rockets, Computers, Leather, Vet Science, Sewing, Quilting, Weaving, Ceramics, Dog Obedience, Foods, Photography, Shooting Sports, Woodworking, Wildlife, Visual Arts, Poultry, Rabbits, and lots more!  We’ll try to have them all there. 
Come for an hour or two or stay all day—lunch will be provided!  Choose your projects; then come to Open House on Monday, October 1 to choose your club! 
Cloverbuds (ages 5, 6, or 7)—Please come in the morning.  Special activities for you from 10:00 to 11:00 or 11:00 to 12:00.   
Please call Verla in the Extension Office to let her know if you can come to help with this fun day! 276-7390

New Enrollment Will Begin
October 1, 2012

2012 Enrollment Fees

Cloverbuds                                              $25
Basic Enrollment   1 or 2 Projects          $35
Additional Projects                                 $6
Shooting Sports Range Fee                     $5
Horse Project                                          $1    
Volunteer Background Check                $10
Through careful budgeting we are able to keep our fees the same as last year. Be sure to keep your manuals which were new this past year.  Due to the high cost, if a replacement is needed you will be charged.

For Sale

Show supplies for sale:  Cans of fitting stuff, 1 steer chute, etc.  Call 784-6070 and ask for Tami.

Post Fair Livestock & Building Meeting

Tuesday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the 4-H Building.
Join us for pizza supplied by your Fair Board. Please call the Extension Office at
276-7390 to let us know you will be attending. Share your comments and suggestions for next year’s fair!  Keep it positive! If you do not wish to eat, you may join us around 7:00 for the meeting.


Horseshoe Pitching Contest

Four Mile 4-H Club will be hosting a horseshoe pitching contest on Sept. 16 from 1:00 p.m. until ?  There will be cash prizes and door prizes!  There is a $5 entry fee.  Concessions will also be available.  Come join the fun at the Rodeo Grounds Arena!!  Contact John Ownbey at 275-1934 for more information.

Livestock Checks Are In The Extension Office!

Please come to get yours as soon as possible. 
Don’t forget to bring a thank you note for your buyer when you come. 
We have address labels for them if you need them!
Don’t forget to pick up your fair projects.  State Fair items will be available Wednesday, September 5. County Fair items are here now!  Did you know, we still have Open Fair premiums too? 

Junior Livestock Sale 2012

Beef Buyers:  Berry Trucking, Big D Super Foods, Brush Hollow Ranch, Canon National Bank, Cowpoke Feed, Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine, D&K Supply, Donley Insurance, Faricy Ford, Fremont County Cattlewomen, H&B Transport, Holcim, Inc., Kessler Reclamation, Kwik Stop/Subway, Lindner Chevrolet/Cadillac, Moltz Construction, Wilson Excavation.
Goat Buyers: Big D Super Foods, Black Hills Energy, Brush Hollow Ranch, Colorado Equipment, Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine, Faricy Ford, Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, Fowler Livestock, Holcim, Inc., Lindner Chevrolet/Cadillac, Mark Chapman Family Ranch, Palace Drug, Rustler Implement, Senator Kevin Grantham, TS Livestock.
Sheep Buyers:  AAA Construction, Big R of Pueblo, Canon National Bank, City Market, Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine, D&K Supply, Frontier Feeds, Juan & Marlissa Gonzalez/Gonzalez Training Center, Palace Drug, Reeves Real Estate, Shoemaker Ranches, TS Livestock.
Swine Buyers:  B. Ellis Transport, Berry Trucking, Black Hills Energy, Colorado Equipment, Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine, D&K Supply, Faricy Ford, Fourmile Veterinary Clinic, Fremont County Cattlewomen, Frontier Feeds, FSC, IPEC/ISG, Joe Blundell, Josh Hawk, Kessler Reclamation, KT Sales, Kwik Stop/Subway, Litz Auto Supply, Marie Adams, Open Range Land LLC, Palace Drug, Rainbow Cattle Company, Ralph & Kathy Kunselman, Rick’s Processing, Rocky Mountain Bank & Trust, Rose Veterinary Hospital, Starika Car Wash, Sunflower Bank, U.S. Buckin Bull Association.
Pen of Chickens Buyers:  Barry & Kathy Acton, Liquior, Sunflower Bank.
Rabbit Buyers:  Acton Insurance Agency - Barry and Kathy Acton, County Commissioner Debbie Bell, Reeves Real Estate, Sunflower Bank.
Hay Buyers: Colorado Equipment, Faricy Ford, Kessler Reclamation, Lawson Farms, TS Livestock.
Add-ons:  Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, Juan & Marlissa Gonzalez/Gonzalez Training Center, Rustler Implement, Tami Ratkovich, U.S. Buckin Bull Association.
We Sold:
19 head of beef = $48,750.00
23 head of goats = $14,950.00
12 head of sheep = $13,850.00
36 head of swine = $38,750.00
4 pens of rabbits = $1,750.00
3 pens of chickens = $1,200.00
Sale items = $1,575.00
Total Sale:  $119,625.00

Grand Champion Buyers
Grand Champion Beef –  Dixon Lawson bought by Faricy Ford for $5,000.00            
Grand Champion Sheep – Kellie Goad bought by Cripple Creek Victor Gold Mine for $2,750.00 
Grand Champion Goat – Kelsey Smith bought by Palace Drug for $1,450.00            
Grand Champion Swine – Tristan Bulinski bought by Kwik Stop/Subway for $2,600.00      
Grand Champion Pen of Chickens – Cade LaDeau bought by Sunflower Bank for $750.00
Grand Champion Pen of Rabbits –Bobby Hendrickson bought by Sunflower Bank for $675.00
Reserve Grand Champion Buyers
Reserve Grand Champion Beef –  Tyler Faoro bought by H & B Transport for $3,000.00  
Reserve Grand Champion Sheep – Karen Masse bought by Palace Drug for $2,600.00
Reserve Grand Champion Goat – Alycia Shipley bought by TS Livestock for $800.00     
Reserve Grand Champion Swine – Tashena McIntosh bought by Cripple Creek Gold Mine for $1,100.00
Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Chickens – Brittany Chase bought by Acton Insurance for $525.00
Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Rabbits – Melodie Lamborn bought by Commissioner Debbie Bell for $400.00

Carcass/Ultrasound Contest

2012 Beef Carcass Contest                          2012 Swine Ultrasound Contest

Champion #582 Joshua Bufmack Champion  #17   Mellannei Acton
Reserve #609 Taryn Chapman Reserve #41   Taron Ruzanski
3 #586 Amanda Shade 3 #93   Erik Swift
4 #611 Tamara Chapman 4 #92   Kacey Masse
5 #583 Amanda Shade 5 #1     Kyle Ratkovich
6 #584 Amanda Shade 6 #33   Gabriel Carter
7 #603 Willow Greenbank-Trotti 7 #64   Novalee Yoder
8 #576 Mellannei Acton 8 #6     Kyndal West
9 #591 Derrick Branam 9 #95   Tashena McIntosh
10 #567 Tyler Faoro 10 #36   Macy French

2012 Sheep Ultrasound Contest                 2012 Goat Ultrasound Contest

Champion #217 Kellie Goad Champion #468 Alycia Shipley
Reserve #216 Kellie Goad Reserve #496 Alyssa Loveless
3 #212 Jaxson Phillips 3 #457 Summer LaDeau
4 #200 Shelby Hoxie 4 #472 Brandon Kervaski
5 #218 Kyle Ratkovich 5 #460 Hannah Horsman
6 #194 Mandee Acton 6 #488 Amanda Ary
7 #213 Tanji Phillips 7 #492 Emilee Ingram
8 #209 Makenna Long 8 #458 Summer LaDeau
9 #208 Ashley Ownbey 9 #461 Isabelle Horsman
10  #203 Zach Hoxie 10 #475 Brandon Kervaski


Colorado State Fair

Congratulations to all 4-H members who sent their projects to the Colorado State Fair or who are competing at the Fair in contests or livestock events.  You make us proud!  
Want to know results from the Colorado State Fair?  You can find them here:
Shooting Sports Contests:  http://www.4h.colostate.edu/ss/
Exhibits and Other Contests:  http://www.4h.colostate.edu/event_opportunities/state fair/results/2012/2012-results.php
Junior Livestock Show:  http://coloradostatefair.com/index.php?page=livestock_results
We’re proud of our Fremont County youth! 


Thank You

Fremont County Fair Board Members, Delores Comstock, President, for the many hours of hard work to produce a WONDERFUL Fremont County Fair!

Fremont County Fair Superintendents, Junior Superintendents, and Ambassadors for a wonderful job of conducting all of the events and shows.

Committee members who helped the Fair Board with their special projects! Every day or event had a chair person or committee to make it happen.  We can’t list you all, but we want you to know how much you are appreciated!

Fremont Fairs & Shows members, Ralph Kunselman, President, for providing entertainment, managing the sale, and the buyers’ barbecue.

4-H Council Advisors & Officers, Karlie Gjelsness, President, for providing the concession stand, and helping wherever necessary throughout the entire fair!

All the 4-H Clubs, leaders, members, parents, extended family members & friends who worked so hard to make the concession stands successful!

Fremont County 4-H Horse Council, Mark Masar, President, for helping with the County Fair Horse Shows.

Horse Royalty members for helping with the sale, awards, and lots more!

Fremont County CattleWomen for providing lunch on Cleanup & Setup day.

Community business leaders who donated money, products, time, and effort!

Most of all, thanks to the 4-H Families—members, parents & leaders—without you, we wouldn’t have a fair at all! 



Queen………………………………..Samantha Stricklett
Princess………………………………….Tammi Chapman
1st Attendant……………………………Summer LaDeau
2nd Attendant…………………………………Kailee Hobby



Join 4-H
Enrollment Starts
October 1, 2012
Fremont County Extension
615 Macon Ave  LL10
Canon City  CO  81212
(719) 276-7390

Community Service

Hildebrand Care Center hosts a Fall Festival on a Saturday in late October.  They have a variety of activities, but are in need of a petting zoo.  Proceeds benefit Orchard of Hope.  The LaDeau Zoo isn’t available this year.  Can your club do it?  Please contact Verla at the Extension Office 276-7390 or Charlotte at 251-4574 if you can help!

Leader of the Year Nomination

I want to nominate _________________________________________as leader of the year for Fremont County. 

_________________________________has done many things to make 4-H better in Fremont County, but most of all he/she has done this:









Can you fill out the above form about someone you know?  If you can, do so now--and send it or bring it in to the Extension Office before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.  It's time to honor that person who works so hard in our county.  A committee will select the winner(s) and they will be announced at Achievement Night.

September Calendar

3 Colorado State Fair ends
3 Office Holiday/Labor Day
4-H Council, 4-H Bldg., 7:00 p.m.
8 Record Book Judging, 4-H Bldg., 8-2
11 Fair Board Post Fair Livestock & Bldg. Mtg., 4-H Bldg., 6:00 p.m.
13 Record Book Tie-Breaker Mtg., 4-H Bldg., 6:30 p.m.
25 Fairs & Shows, 4-H Bldg., 7:00 p.m.
29 Discovery Day, 4-H Bldg., 10-2


October Calendar

1 4-H Open House, 4-H Bldg., 6-7:30 p.m.
3 4-H Council, 4-H Bldg., 7:00 p.m.
9 Fair Board, 4-H Bldg., 7:00 p.m.
18 Horse Council, 4-H Bldg., 7:00 p.m.
18 Achievement Night, Florence High School, 6:00 p.m.
22 4-H Foundation, 4-H Bldg., 7:00 p.m.
23 Fairs & Shows, 4-H Bldg., 7:00 p.m.


November Calendar

4-H Council, 4-H Bldg., 7:00 p.m.
12 Office Closed, Veterans Holiday
13 Fair Board, 4-H Bldg., 7:00 p.m.
16-18 Dare to Be You Camp, Pueblo
22 Office Closed, Thanksgiving Holiday
30-2 Craft Sale

Colorado State University, U. S. Department of Agriculture and Fremont County.
 Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.
If you need any special accommodation(s) to participate in the events listed in this newsletter, please contact CSU Fremont County Extension at (719) 276-7390.  Your request must be submitted at least five business days in advance of the event

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
This Page is maintained and updated by Tommy Covington.

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