CSU Extension

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-8630

    CSU Extension
    P.O. Box 239
    441 Broadway
    Eagle CO 81631-0239 

    extension@eaglecounty.us

Events and Opportunities

4-H Clover 4-H Events and Youth Leadership Development Opportunities 

National Western Stock Show Catch-a-Calf Program
Every January, the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) Catch-a-Calf Program offers 4-H members a unique opportunity to catch a calf at the NWSS and return the following year to show that steer at the NWSS. In 2018, there will be 40 steers awarded to participants who successfully caught a calf during one of the Rodeo Performances at the NWSS.  Youth must be 12 years old by December 31st, 2017 and currently enrolled in the 4-H program.  The deadline to submit entries is December 1st, 2017. Contact Jenny if this is something that interests you.  Applications will be coming out soon.


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Mark your calendar for the 2018 Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry Saturday, March 17 at the Eagle River Center! 

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The menu consists of Rocky Mountain Oysters, roast beef, salad, green beans, mac-n-cheese, pasta salad, rolls and homemade desserts. The LIVE auction will consist of 11 firearms and will run from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The SILENT auction will run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Bouncy Castle, Mechanical Bull and Petting Zoo will be free for all to enjoy. The Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry organization raises money for 4-H awards and scholarships for 4-H members. Your support is appreciated.

The Caleb Dean Band will be playing from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. as part of the event.

Ticket prices:

Adults (13 and over)  $20 
Youth (6-12)  $10
Seniors (65 and over)  $10
 Kids (5 and under) FREE

4-H Scholarships
The purpose of these scholarships is to help youth meet higher educational and career goals. Eagle County high school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for 4-H scholarships. Applicants for these scholarships must have completed at least three years in the 4-H program, including the year prior to the year in which they apply for the scholarship. Applicants must exhibit at the Eagle County Fair and meet project requirements and scholarship application guidelines

Six Eagle County 4-H members applied for a scholarship offered through the Eagle County 4-H program (RMOF funds) and Joe Kuntz, private donor.  Interviews were held May 2nd

Congratulations to these outstanding 4-H youth!
Sam Kuntz Memorial: Morgan Calton - $2,000
Sam Kuntz Memorial: Adie Lengel - $1,500
Sam Kuntz Memorial: Anna Gongaware - $500
Eagle County 4-H: Morgan Kromer - $2,000
Eagle County 4-H: Joseph Emmer - $2,000
Greg Burton Memorial 4-H: Malorie Stephens - $2,000

Greg Burton Memorial Scholarship: 
Funded by $1,500 by the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry, the Greg Burton Memorial Scholarship was established by the Eagle County Fair Board in honor of the spirit of the youth who are dedicated and involved with High School rodeo or equestrian events. Greg lived and worked in the spirit of High School Rodeo and the Eagle County Fair Board has honored that spirit by setting up this $1,500 scholarship on his behalf for Eagle County youth that aspire to continue their involvement in an equine sport at a college level. This scholarship is open to youth who have competed in the Colorado High School Rodeo Association, Little Britches Rodeo Association, Junior Rodeo Competition or have been involved with competitive equestrian events at the high school level. 

Eagle County 4-H Scholarship 
Two $1,500 scholarships funded by the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry.  Eagle County High School Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply for the following 4-H scholarships. Applicants for these scholarships must have completed at least three years in the 4-H Program, including the year prior to the year in which they apply for the scholarship, by exhibiting at the Eagle County Fair and meeting all other project requirements.

Sam Kuntz Memorial Scholarship: 
Mr. Joe Kuntz of Greeley offers a 4-H Scholarship of $1,500 in memory of his late father and past Eagle County Extension Agent, Sam Kuntz. Leadership development opportunities are available through the Colorado 4-H Program, with something for all ages and interests.

Grand County was the 2017 host to the Northwestern 4-H livestock, dog and horse EXPO June 12-16, 2017.  An exciting line-up of clinicians and judges were available to work with 4-H members from the seven counties that make up 4-H Districts 11 and 12.  June 12 and 13  was dedicated to beef, sheep, swine, goat, poultry, and rabbit.  4-H members learn about feeding, grooming, showing, first-aid, biosecurity and more.   4-H horse members worked with clinicians on general horsemanship, trail, showmanship and grooming. 4-H dog members worked on obedience and showmanship skills.  Friday morning, June 16, there was showmanship and horsemanship class.  

2017 State 4-H Conference – “4-H Grows Here”  
The 2017 Colorado State 4-H Conference was held June 20-22, 2017 for Senior 4-H members on the CSU campus in Fort Collins. This State 4-H Conference provides great training and an opportunity for 4-H members to strengthen their leadership skills. It also hosts the following state contests: Livestock Bowl, Livestock Judging, Consumer Choices, Consumer Bowl, Horse Bowl, Horse Judging, Hippology, Horse Demonstration and Public Speaking, Prepared Speech, Impromptu Speech, and Parliamentary Procedure.
There are great workshops and tours as well as an opportunity to hang out with other 4-H members from around Colorado through games, picnic, banquet, dances and special speakers.