Arapahoe County 4-H members recently attended the 2017 Colorado State 4-H Conference in Fort Collins. More than 15 members competed in contests, including a livestock quiz bowl, parliamentary procedure, impromptu speaking, horse judging and consumer choices. District 3 senators and alternates also attended the conference.
Arapahoe County had two teams compete in the quiz bowl and both will move on to additional competitions. The state champion team will go on to the national competition in Grand Island, Neb., Sept. 24, and the reserve state champions will compete at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Jan. 4-5, 2018. The parliamentary-procedure team also was awarded with the Reserve State Champion title.
The horse-judging team won reserve state champion and will go on to compete at a national contest of their choice. The consumer-choices team also was awarded with a reserve state champion title and took first place in group process.
Arapahoe County 4-H offers more than 60 projects for youth ages 5-18, including livestock, dogs and cats, photography, cooking, shooting sports, robotics and more. Participants are invited to show their completed projects at the Arapahoe County Fair each July and top exhibitors have the opportunity to show at the Colorado State Fair. Enrollment for the 2018 program year will begin in the fall.
For more information, call the 4-H Office at Arapahoe County CSU-Extension at 303-730-1920 or visit arapahoe.extension.colostate.edu/.
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