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4-H Youth and Development

Our 4-H program provides a creative a supportive environment in which culturally diverse youth and adults can reach their full potential. Our local county program works to develop life skills to help young people become self-directed, productive citizens. We also work to empower adult volunteers who multiply the efforts of our local county Extension staff.

The need for youth to gain basic life skills that will assist them to become knowledgeable, productive citizens, is among one of the counties major concerns. Teaching life skills will help youth become better communicators, more effective leaders, enhance their organizational and management abilities, improve self-motivation and self-esteem, foster cooperation and teach responsibility.

Enrolling In Valencia County 4-H

The Valencia County 4-H enrollment period begins October 1st of each year and ends March 1st of each year for youth ages 9-19.

The sooner you enroll, the more you will benefit from the 4-H Club experience and the more time there will be to work on 4-H Projects. Winter months are especially good for working on indoor projects.

4-H is a family program and youth do not need to have an animal project to be in 4-H. The success of the program is in direct proportion to the family support of the youth's involvement.

There is a special program called "Cloverbuds" for children 5-8 years of age. It is a parent/child family enrichment program.

You must enroll through a Club's Organizational Leader. Clubs range in meeting places from Bosque Farms to Bernardo. Clubs might have a membership capacity limit so please call the Organizational Leader of your choice for club membership information.

  • 2014-2015 Valencia County 4-H Clubs & Leader (subject to changes)
    This list is subject to change! *All 4-H member enrollments MUST be turned in to a Club Leader by March 1st every year!* (The Valencia County 4-H Program Enrollment is: October 1 - March 1 of the current year!) Re-enrolling families will be responsible for re-enrolling themselves through the on-line system via the password you used last year, or if you need it reset please contact our office. Please call the office if you have any questions at 505-565-3002.
  • 4-H Projects
    Click on Short List For more detailed information look up the Green Top for each one on the same website this link takes you to. :)

4-H Volunteer Information & Forms--$5.00 Fee Applies

4-H Club Fundraising Forms

General 4-H News from Valencia County

Important--Please Read!!

The information you will find on this website is also found in your 4-H Newsletter. Your 4-H Newsletter is available at the bottom of this page and/or emailed to you every other month. If after reviewing this website and/or your newsletter and you do not understand something, or would like more information, it is your responsibility to contact our office or your 4-H Club Organizational Leader for clarification. If you do not read the newsletter, or this website and you miss a deadline or an announcement, our office can not be held responsible.

FYI: This is information during the time of year that 4-H'ers will be checking out equipment from the Extension Office to groom 4-H Livestock Projects. If a 4-H FAMILY needs to check out the clippers, stands or blowers (FOR 4-H ANIMALS ONLY), an Equipment Check-out Form MUST be filled out. A $100 deposit is REQUIRED to check out this equipment. 4-H voted on this and it has been in the newsletter that it is required. The deposit can be a check, cash, money order, credit card or collateral of equal value that will be returned when the equipment is returned in a timely manner and in the same or better condition then when it was borrowed. Keep in mind that 4-H voted on this policy since the equipment belongs to the 4-H Council. Also, donations are welcome for maintenance of the equipment (ie: sharpening of blades, etc). Also, please remember to call the Extension Office in advance (at least 24 hours) to reserve the equipment BEFORE coming in to pick it up, there is typically a waiting list for the equipment that you will need to be put on.

4-H Livestock Scales-- The Extension Office has a set of Livestock Scales for 4-H use. Starting in June, Vera will help 4-H'ers weigh their animals (swine, goats & lambs) once a week. 4-H'ers wishing to have their animals weighed need to call the Extension Office to be put on the schedule. If you have any questions please call the Extension Office.

4-H Family Dance Fundraisers

These dances are open to all youth and are designed as a fundraiser for the Valencia County 4-H Council. The dances are held at the Bosque Farms Arena Hall from 8:00 - 11:00 pm. The cost is $5.00 per person and adults are free! A DJ provides the music and a concession stand is available. 8-10 Adult Chaperones are needed at ALL Dances NO LATER THAN 7:55 pm! Keep an eye on this website and/or your newsletter for upcoming dance dates!

Donate to Valencia County 4-H

If you have slightly used items in your closets, cabinets, garages, etc that are not being used anymore, consider donating them to the Valencia County 4-H Program. We are looking for: Baking Supplies, Leathercraft Supplies, Scrapbooking Supplies, Wood Working Supplies, Art Supplies, Sewing & Fibercraft Supplies, Gardening Supplies, Livestock Grooming Supplies, etc. Please contact the Extension Office for more information.

State 4-H Rodeo News

Please visit State 4-H Rodeo for more information.

Valencia County 4-H Shooting Sports Information

PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LATEST 4-H NEWSLETTER (OR CALL THE EXTENSION OFFICE OR YOUR PROJECT LEADER) FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION ON PRACTICES, CONTESTS, DEADLINES, REQUIREMENTS, ETC... FOR ALL SHOOTING SPORTS DISCIPLINES.
--All 4-H'ers wishing to participate/compete in any Valencia County Shooting Sports project must take and pass a safety exam presented by the designated Shooting Sports Leader for the specific project.

Hunter Education Classes

Please visit the NMDGF Website for all Hunter Education Classes that are available. You may also call the NM Department of Game and Fish at 841-8888 for more information.

Valencia County 4-H Air Rifle Program

For the most current information regarding the Valencia County 4-H Air Rifle program, including practice days, times and locations, please visit the VC4HSS website.

Valencia County 4-H Smallbore Rifle Program

For the most current information regarding the Valencia County 4-H Smallbore Rifle program, including practice days, times and locations, please visit the VC4HSS website.

Information on 4-H Exposition (State Fair, VCC Expo, etc)

  • NM State Fair
    Keep current with NM State Fair by visiting their website!

Valencia County 4-H Forms

  • 4-H Community Service Scholarship Application
    These applications are due to your Extension Office no later than the deadline dates that are announced in your newsletter or this website (usually approximately at least 2 months prior to the event registration deadline). Please follow your county deadlines as announced. **REMINDER:** If you have received a Community Service Scholarship in the past and did not complete and/or turn in a Community Service Final Report to the State 4-H before the end of the last program year, you are **NOT** eligible to receive another scholarship.
  • 4-H Enrollment Forms
    This link takes you to the State 4-H Website "Forms" link. Keep in mind re-enrolling families must re-enroll on-line with the link and password that was provided to you. Forms are for newly enrolling families. Please call our office if you have any questions. Enrollment deadline Monday, March 2, 2015...no exceptions.
  • County Diplomat Application
    Applications due on Monday, November 24, 2014. Presentations will be held on Tuesday, December 2nd. Diplomats must have been enrolled in 4-H for at least 2 years, not including Cloverbud program years.
  • Horse Certificate
    Original Horse Certificates with all required information and signatures (from APPROVED Organizational Leaders only!) are due from any 4-H member who is enrolled in any of the Horse or Rodeo projects by April 15th of every year (no exceptions). These certificates are required to compete in any 4-H Horse Shows, Rodeos or events. The signed original will be returned to the 4-H member through their 4-H Club Organizational Leader by approximately May 15th.
  • Record Book Forms & Guidelines
    All the information you need to complete your Valencia County 4-H Record Book is here and all in one file! Please call our office if you have any questions!
  • Rodeo Waiver
    These forms are due to our office no later than Monday, April 15, 2013! NO EXCEPTIONS!!! The 4-H member is responsible for acquiring all information, including signatures, filling in every line on the waiver and getting it to the Extension Office by this date. Keep in mind that the form must be notarized before it is brought to the Extension Office by the 4-H member. A Rodeo 1st Aid training is also required before a Rodeo Card/Number will be given out. *4-H members must be enrolled in the Rodeo Project in order to compete in any 4-H Rodeos.

4-H Program Upcoming Events--By Month & Day

November 2014

November Adopt-A-Hwy Club Assignments: TBA

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

--Veterans' Day Holiday Observed--Extension Office Closed

Monday, November 17, 2014

--State 4-H Ambassador & Diploma Applications due to the Extension Office by 4:00 pm. Call Vera for more information.

Friday, November 21, 2014

--2013-2014 4-H Awards Program

Friday, November 21, 2014

--4-H Family Dance Fundraiser, Bosque Farms Rodeo Arena Cowboy Hall from 8:00 - 11:00 pm! These dances are open to all youth and are designed as a fundraiser for the Valencia County 4-H Council. The cost is $5.00 per person and adults are free! A DJ provides the music and a concession stand is available. 8-10 Adult Chaperones are needed NO LATER THAN 7:55 pm!

Monday, November 24, 2014

--County Diplomat Program Applications are due to Vera at the Extension Office by 4:00 pm today. Individual presentations will take place on December 2nd. Diplomats must have been enrolled in 4-H for at least 2 years, not including Cloverbud program years.

Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28, 2014

--Thanksgiving Holiday Observed--Extension Office Closed.

December 2014

December Adopt-A-Hwy Club Assignments: TBA

Early December 2014

--2015 Senior Leadership Retreat Registration Forms due to Extension Office no later than 4:00 pm. SLR will is usually held at the Marriott Hotel in Albuquerque during the last weekend in January. The registration fee is TBD. Scholarship Applications for SLR were due to the Extension Office no later than 4:00 pm two months prior to the county deadline date. Any 4-H'er interested in attending must turn in their SIGNED (by club leader) enrollment form with payment by the above stated deadline.

Mid- to Late-December 2014

--Community Service Scholarship Applications for State 4-H Home Ec. School are due to Extension Office by 4:00 pm--NO EXCEPTIONS! More information TBA. The Community Service Application Form is due in your Extension Office at least 2 months prior to the event registration deadline. Late applications will not be accepted! REMINDER: If you received a Community Service Scholarship in the past and did not complete and/or turn in a Community Service Final Report to the State 4-H before the end of the last program year, you are NOT eligible to receive another scholarship.

Friday, December 19, 2014

--4-H Family Dance Fundraiser, Bosque Farms Rodeo Arena Cowboy Hall from 8:00 - 11:00 pm! These dances are open to all youth and are designed as a fundraiser for the Valencia County 4-H Council. The cost is $5.00 per person and adults are free! A DJ provides the music and a concession stand is available. 8-10 Adult Chaperones are needed NO LATER THAN 7:55 pm!

Wednesday, December 24 & Thursday, December 25, 2014

--Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Holiday Observed--Extension Office Closed

January 2015

January Adopt-A-Hwy Club Assignments: TBA

During Holiday Break 2014-2015

--Annual 4-H Ice Skating Party. Usually at Blades Multiplex in Rio Rancho (see newsletter for directions) Dates and Times TBA. All 4-H'ers, their families and friends are invited. Hope to see you there!

--Leadership Team Training. See Newsletter for details.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

--New Year's Day Holiday Observed--Extension Office Closed

TBA

--Valencia County 4-H Council Meeting--Extension Office at 6:30 pm. Major Business to be conducted: TBA; Club Hosts: TBD.

Early January 2015

--Community Service Scholarship Applications for Youth Get Away are due to Extension Office by 4:00 pm--NO EXCEPTIONS! More information TBA. The Community Service Application Form is due in your Extension Office at least 2 months prior to the event registration deadline. Late applications will not be accepted! REMINDER: If you received a Community Service Scholarship in the past and did not complete and/or turn in a Community Service Final Report to the State 4-H before the end of the last program year, you are NOT eligible to receive another scholarship.

Monday, January 19, 2015

--MLK, Jr. Day Holiday Observed--Extension Office Closed

Late January 2015

--Deadline to Register for 2015 State 4-H Home Ec. School usually in Belen, NM in March 2015 Registration and payment is usually about $70.00 per 4-H'er and $40.00 per adult volunteer and are due at the time of registration. This event is a lock-in (participants and chaperones will stay at the school the entire weekend). Please see your January 2014 Newsletter for more information.

Late January 2015

--2015 Senior Leadership Retreat (SLR)

February 2015

February Adopt-A-Hwy Club Assignments: TBA

Early to Mid February 2015

--4-H Club Officer Training & Pizza Party at the Extension Office at 6:00 pm. Call Vera for more information. RSVP usually required!

Early February 2015

--Sno-Ball Classic Steer & Heifer Jackpot held in Farmington, NM. For more information, keep an eye on your newsletter.

Friday, February 14, 2014

--4-H Family Dance! These dances are open to all youth and are designed as a fundraiser for the Valencia County 4-H Council. The dances are held at the Bosque Farms Arena Hall from 8:00 - 11:00 pm. The cost is $5.00 per person and adults are free! A DJ will provide the music and a concession stand is available. 8-10 Adult Chaperones are needed at ALL Dances NO LATER THAN 7:55 pm!

Usually 3rd Wednesday of February 2015

--New Parent Orientation Meeting at the usually at the Extension Office at usually at 5:30 pm. Come and meet other new parents, become familiar with the Extension Office and staff, and learn what to expect throughout your first year in the 4-H program. Please call the Extension Office at 565-3002 if you have any questions.

--Welcome to NM Project Meeting held at the usually at the Extension Office from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Anne-Marie and the County Diplomats want to help you learn more about 4-H. All 1st year 4-H members are encouraged to attend this workshops that are held on the third Wednesday of every month from the 3rd Wednesday of February the 3rd Wednesday of June. Please call the Extension Office is you have any questions, 565-3002.

Usually mid- to late February 2015

--Annual Shooting Sports Certification Workshop location TBA. The deadline to register for the workshop is usually early to mid-January 2015. The cost is usually $60.00. Contact Vera at the Extension Office for more information.

Late February 2015

--4-H Club Project Leader Training at the Extension Office at time TBA. The following will be provided during this training: information on project requirements, how to hold meetings, and to answer any questions you might have about being a project leader. Please make plans to attend this very important and informative meeting. All Club Leaders and Co-leaders are highly encouraged to attend.

Late February 2015

--Community Service Scholarship Applications for State 4-H Dog School due to Extension Office no later than 4:00 pm. Late Applications will NOT be accepted, no exception. The Community Service Application Form is due in your Extension Office at least 2 months prior to the event registration deadline. Late applications will not be accepted! REMINDER: If you received a Community Service Scholarship in the past and did not complete and/or turn in a Community Service Final Report to the State 4-H before the end of the last program year, you are NOT eligible to receive another scholarship.

Late February 2015

--Western Region Leaders Forum (WRLF) 2015 Registration ends today. Registration is approximately $300.00. See the WRLF Website for more information, when it becomes available.

March 2015

March Adopt-A-Hwy Club Assignments: TBA

Monday, March 2, 2015

--4-H Member Enrollment Deadline--NO EXCEPTIONS! Please see your current 4-H Newsletter for details, or call the Extension Office. No late entries, no exceptions!

--4-H Leader Enrollment Deadline! Please see your current 4-H Newsletter for details, or call the Extension Office. No late entries, no exceptions!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

--4-H County Council Meeting at the Extension Office at 6:30 pm. Council Officer Meeting at 6:00 pm. Agenda Items: TBA

Early to Mid March 2015

--Deadline to Register for Youth-Get-Away (YGA) by 4:00 pm. YGA is usually held at In-low Baptist Camp for Novice and Junior members. The theme is: TBA. The registration fee is usually $115.00 and is due at the time of registration. Youth and chaperones who attend YGA are required to stay overnight at the camp the entire weekend. Please see your current 4-H newsletter for more information.

Mid-March 2015

--Community Service Scholarship Applications for State 4-H Livestock or Horse School due to Extension Office no later than 4:00 pm. Late applications WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, NO EXCEPTION. The Community Service Application Form is due in your Extension Office at least 2 months prior to the event registration deadline. Late applications will not be accepted! REMINDER: If you received a Community Service Scholarship in the past and did not complete and/or turn in a Community Service Final Report to the State 4-H before the end of the last program year, you are NOT eligible to receive another scholarship.

--Archery Safety Training & Introduction at the Extension Office at 5:30 pm. Practices will be held every Wednesday & Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Bosque Farms Rodeo Grounds.

Friday, March 13, 2015

--Club Leaders must turn in the following to Vera:

--Member Participation Fees from Club Organizational Leaders due to Extension Office. One check from each 4-H Club is due (written to Valencia County 4-H Council) to cover Member Participation fees for their club to remain in active status. The fees are usually $7.00 per regular 4-H member (the fee is not applicable to cloverbuds or leaders). Cash and checks from individuals will not be accepted at the Extension Office.

--Project Cost Fees from Organizational Leaders due to Extension Office by 4:00 pm. 4-H Club Organizational Leaders must turn in Project Cost Fees (1 check written to NMSU) to cover the cost of project material for 4-H members (the first 3 projects are free and every project thereafter is $2). Cash and checks from individuals will not be accepted at the Extension Office.

--List of 2014 4-H Club Officers.

--4-H Club By-laws (we need one turned in every year, even if there are no changes).

Mid-March 2015

--2014 State 4-H Home Ec. School is being held at the Eagle Road Community Center in Belen, NM. This event is a lock-in (participants and chaperones will stay at the school the entire weekend). Deadline to register was Friday, January 24, 2014. Please see your January 2014 Newsletter for more information.

Usually the Third Wednesday of March 2015

--New Parent Orientation Meeting at the Extension Office at 5:30 pm. Come and meet other new parents, become familiar with the Extension Office and staff, and learn what to expect throughout your first year in the 4-H program. Please call the Extension Office at 565-3002 if you have any questions.

--Welcome to NM Project Meeting held at the Extension Office from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. PLEASE BRING A PLAIN WHITE T-SHIRT TO DECORATE TO THIS WORKSHOP. Anne-Marie and the County Diplomats want to help you learn more about 4-H. All 1st year 4-H members are encouraged to attend this workshops that are held on the third Wednesday of every month from Wednesday, February 19th through Wednesday, June 18th. Please call the Extension Office is you have any questions, 565-3002.

Mid- to Late-March 2015

--4-H Program Tag Day for 4-H Steers & 4-H Beef Heifers--at the Valencia County Fairgrounds from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. All livestock are required to have Form 1 Inspection on their 4-H Livestock Projects. A Livestock Inspector will be available to complete a Form 1 for your projects. The fee is $10.00 per family and $0.50 per head. Please bring exact cash or a check to pay these fees to the Livestock Inspector. Please call the Extension Office for more information. Please review the Most Current NM Livestock Board Fair Exhibitor Guide for more information. Also, please see the The Most Current NM State Fair Jr. Division Nomination & DNA Procedures TBA for State Fair nomination and DNA procedures. You are responsible for contacting the Extension Office if you can not make it to these tag-in dates PRIOR to the dates in order to make any necessary arrangements.

2015

--Western Regional Leaders Forum (WRLF), TBA.

Mid to Late March 2015

--.22 Rifle & Air Rifle State Shooting Sports Contest Qualifiers for SENIOR 4-H'ers ONLY!

April 2015

April Adopt-A-Hwy Club Assignments: TBA

April 5-12, 2015

--National Volunteer Week!

Early April 2015

--4-H Program Tag Day for 4-H Steers & 4-H Beef Heifers--usually at the FFA Ag. Farm in Los Lunas from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. All livestock are required to have Form 1 Inspection on their 4-H Livestock Projects. A Livestock Inspector will be available to complete a Form 1 for your projects. The fee is usually $10.00 per family and $0.50 per head. Please bring exact cash or a check to pay these fees to the Livestock Inspector. Please call the Extension Office for more information. Please review the Most Current NM Livestock Board Fair Exhibitor Guide for more information, when it becomes available. Also, please see the The Most Current NM State Fair Jr. Division Nomination & DNA Procedures TBA for State Fair nomination and DNA procedures. You are responsible for contacting the Extension Office if you can not make it to these tag-in dates PRIOR to the dates in order to make any necessary arrangements.

Early to Mid April 2015

--4th Annual 4-H Conversation & Dinner date, time, location TBA. This meeting is for ALL 4-H Parents, Volunteers and Leaders!!! This is a great chance for all 4-H Adults to get to know one another and TALK about YOUR 4-H Program. Clubs are required to send at least 4 families from their club to attend.

Early to Mid April 2015

--Community Service Scholarship Applications for State 4-H Conference due to Extension Office no later than 4:00 pm. Late applications will NOT be accepted, no exception. The Community Service Application Form.

--Community Service Scholarship Applications for State 4-H Officer Position due to Extension Office no later than 4:00 pm. Late applications will NOT be accepted, no exception. The Community Service Application Form is due in your Extension Office at least 2 months prior to the event registration deadline. Late applications will not be accepted! REMINDER: If you received a Community Service Scholarship in the past and did not complete and/or turn in a Community Service Final Report to the State 4-H before the end of the last program year, you are NOT eligible to receive another scholarship.

Early to Mid April 2015

--Shotgun & Muzzleloader qualifiers for Seniors. Seniors must attend this qualifier to go to State.

Early to Mid April 2015

--State 4-H Shooting Sports Contest Registration (Seniors only) due to Extension Office. The contest is usually held at the NRA Whttington Center in Raton, NM the first full weekend in May. You must have qualified at one of the Valencia County Qualifying shoots to register. The cost is usually $45.00 per youth and seniors can only compete in two different contests. Contact Vera for more information.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

--Horse Certificates due to Extension Office by 4:00 pm--NO EXCEPTIONS!!! Original Horse Certificates with all required information and signatures (from APPROVED Organizational Leaders or Horse Project Leaders ONLY!) are due from any 4-H member who is enrolled in any of the Horse or Rodeo projects by April 15th of every year (no exceptions). These certificates are required to compete in any 4-H Horse Shows, Rodeos or events. The signed original will be returned to the 4-H member through their 4-H Club Organizational Leader by approximately mid May. Please print a copy of the Horse Certificate form and fill out for every horse you have available to be used for the Horse and/or Rodeo projects. Certificates MUST have all required information, including signatures, on them BEFORE they are turned in. NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED, NO EXCEPTION!

--4-H Rodeo Waiver Forms due to the Extension Office no later than 4:00 pm. Remember, to participate in ANY 4-H Rodeo, Rodeo Waivers MUST be received in the Extension Office by the above date--NO EXCEPTIONS! Please print, fill out ALL lines on the form (including all required signatures) and provide 3 copies of the 4-H Rodeo Waiver Form.

--Mandatory 4-H Rodeo 1st Aid Training must be completed by today at the Extension Office. This 1st Aid Training is MANDATORY in order to receive a 4-H Rodeo Card and to compete in any 4-H Rodeo. Please call Vera for more information and to schedule your training.

--Futurity and Versatility Nominations due in the State 4-H Office.

April 2015

--Easter Food Drive Baskets Due to Extension Office by 4:00 pm (if approved by council). Clubs are asked to donate food for Food Baskets for needy people in Valencia County. Please bring your decorated baskets/boxes of food to the Extension Office. Food Baskets will be delivered later that week (the week before Easter). If you are interested in helping deliver the food baskets, please contact Vera at the Extension Office.

Third Wednesday of April

--Welcome to NM Project Meeting is usually held at the Extension Office from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. PLEASE BRING A PICTURE FRAME TO DECORATE TO THIS MEETING (picture frame should hold a photo no larger than a 9"x12" picture). Anne-Marie and the County Diplomats want to help you learn more about 4-H. All 1st year 4-H members are encouraged to attend this workshops that are held on the third Wednesday of every month from Wednesday. Please call the Extension Office is you have any questions, 565-3002.

Late April 2015

--Youth-Get-Away (YGA) is usually held at In-low Baptist Camp near Torreon, NM for Novice and Junior members. The theme is: TBA. The registration deadline is usually early March 2015 by 4:00 pm. Youth and chaperones who attend YGA are required to stay overnight at the camp the entire weekend.

Late April 2015

--Club Leader Training held at the Extension Office at 6:00 pm.

May 2015

May Adopt-A-Hwy Club Assignments: TBA

Thursday, May 7, 2015

--Valencia County 4-H Council Meeting--Extension Office at 6:30 pm. Council Officer Meeting at 6:00 pm. Business to be conducted: TBA; Club Hosts: TBA.

Usually the first of May 2015

--State 4-H Livestock or Horse School Registration Due to the Extension Office no later than 4:00 pm. Livestock or Horse School is usually scheduled at the Expo NM Grounds in Albuquerque, NM usually in June 2015. The cost is usually $200.00 which usually includes all lodging, meals and pen space. No late registrations will be accepted, no exception. Youth and chaperones are required to stay overnight at the NMSF grounds the entire week.

--2015 State 4-H Dog School & Show Registration Forms & Fees due. The School and Show is usually held at the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Posse Arena in Albuquerque, NM in June 2015. Registration fee is usually $85.00 per youth with your dog and includes 3 lunches, snacks, special gift, & dog show fee. There is usually an optional $18.00 fee for parents/chaperones/guests and includes 3 lunches. Please contact Linda Herrera at 505-264-5412 for more information.

Usually the first weekend in May 2015

--State Shooting Sports Contest, Whittington Center, Raton, NM for Senior 4-H Members ONLY. Seniors must qualify for State 4-H Shooting Sports through shooting events put on by our County Shooting Sports Leaders. For more information see out County Shooting Sports Website. Qualifiers will be held and Registration is usually due early April 2015.

Usually Mid-May 2015

--4-H Livestock Tag-in for 4-H'ers enrolled in Swine, Lamb, Goat, or Dairy Heifer Location, usually held at the Valencia County Fairgrounds in Belen time TBA. All livestock are required to have Form 1 Inspection on their 4-H Livestock Projects. Livestock Inspectors will be available to complete a Form 1 for your projects. The fees usually are: $10.00 per family and a small fee per animal (goats & lambs-$0.16 per animal; pigs-$1.00 per animal; dairy heifers-$0.50 per animal--BRING EXACT CHANGE OR A CHECKBOOK). Please call the Extension Office for more information. Please review the 2015 NM Livestock Board Fair Exhibitor Guide for more information when it becomes available. Also, please see the 2015 NM State Fair Jr. Division Nomination & DNA Procedures for State Fair nomination and DNA procedures when it becomes available.

Mid to Late May 2015

--County Contest Registration Deadline (Club Leader's Signature is REQUIRED on the form BEFORE it is turned in) to the Extension Office no later than 4:00 pm! All 4-H members that are interested in competing in County Contests must be registered using the 2015 Valencia County 4-H County Contest Registration Form, also usually found in your 4-H Newsletter. Contests will only be offered in areas where at least four members are pre-registered by the deadline, so be sure to register. Contests are usually scheduled to be held in late May or early June 2015. Please see the the 4-H Contest Overview, also found above in the forms section, for more information.

Monday, May 25, 2015

--Memorial Day Holiday Observed--Extension Office Closed

Late May 2015

--4-H Livestock Tag-in for 4-H'ers enrolled in Swine, Lamb, Goat, or Dairy Heifer Location, usually held at the FFA Ag. Farm in Los Lunas times TBA. All livestock are required to have Form 1 Inspection on their 4-H Livestock Projects. Livestock Inspectors will be available to complete a Form 1 for your projects. The fees usually are: $10.00 per family and a small fee per animal (goats & lambs-$0.16 per animal; pigs-$1.00 per animal; dairy heifers-$0.50 per animal--BRING EXACT CHANGE OR A CHECKBOOK). Please call the Extension Office for more information. Please review the 2015 NM Livestock Board Fair Exhibitor Guide for more information when it becomes available. Also, please see the 2015 NM State Fair Jr. Division Nomination & DNA Procedures for State Fair nomination and DNA procedures when it becomes available.

Late May to Early June 2015

--Valencia County 4-H Contests is usually held at Calvary Chapel in Belen, with the exception of shooting sports. 4-H members must have been pre-registered by mid- to late-May 2015 to compete. Please see the the 4-H Contest Overview, also found under forms above, for more information. County Contest is the qualifying event for District Contest and State Conference. Please review the 2015 Schedule of Events when it becomes available. Please see your latest 4-H Newsletter, or this website, for more information on the contests themselves and any practices being held.

Late May/Early June 2015

--YHEC, Raton, NM.

Late May or Early June 2014

--District 4-H Horse Show Registrations must be postmarked by today!. The District 4-H Horse Show will be held at TBA. Registration packets are available from the Valencia County Extension Office and must be postmarked and mailed to the hosting County Office. Late or same day entries will incur a late fee. Call our office if you have any questions.

June 2015

June Adopt-A-Hwy Club Assignments: TBA

Usually June 1, 2015

--State 4-H Mouse Pad Design Contest entries due to State 4-H Office.

Early June 2015

--State 4-H Record Books due to the Extension Office by 4:00 pm. Win a trip to the 2014 National 4-H Congress which is held in Atlanta, Georgia usually the last weekend of November. --Archery District Qualifier (Novice & Juniors)TBD.

Usually Early June 2015

--Youth Ranch Management Camp Registration Deadline. Usually held at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Please contact the Extension Office, for more information.

Usually Early to Mid June 2015

--MANDATORY Meeting for District Contest Registration, Extension Office from times TBA. All Novice & Junior 4-H'ers who qualified at County Contests that are planning to go to District Contest must be accompanied by a parent to registration! The cost is TBA for Novice and Junior members and full payment is due at the time of registration. No late registrations will be accepted, NO EXCEPTIONS!!

--MANDATORY Meeting for District Shooting Sports Contest Registration, Extension Office times TBA. All Novice & Junior 4-H'ers who qualified at County Contests that are planning on going to District Shooting Sports Contest must be accompanied by a parent to registration! The cost is TBA and is due at the time of registration.

--2015 State 4-H Dog School usually at the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Posse Arena. Please contact Linda Herrera at 264-5412 for more information. Registration deadline is usually the first of May 2015.

June 2015

--State 4-H Horse School--Expo NM Fairgrounds, Albuquerque, NM. Youth and chaperones are required to stay overnight at NMSF grounds the entire week. (Registration Deadline is usually Early May 2015.)

Mid- to Late June 2015

--District 4-H Contests held in (location TBA) for Novice & Junior 4-H Members ONLY. Registration will be held early June 2015.

--District 4-H Horse Show (location TBA). Registration due mid-May 2015 to the hosting county.

--State Officer Applications Due to the State 4-H Office in Las Cruces.

Late June to Early July 2015

--Valencia County Community Expo Livestock Entries Due. See the VCC Expo website for more information and/or entry forms.

July 2014

July Adopt-A-Hwy Club Assignments: TBA

Month of July 2015

--Livestock Project Weigh Days. Please call Vera as soon as possible to be put on the list to have your 4-H animals weighed. Vera requires at least 2 days advance notice if you want to be put on the list.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

--Valencia County 4-H Council Meeting--Extension Office at 6:30 pm. Executive Officer Meeting at 6:00 pm. Major Business to be conducted: Fall Farm Festival; Club Host: TBA.

Friday, July 3, 2015

--Independence Day Holiday Observed--Extension Office Closed

Mid-July 2015

--State 4-H Conference--NMSU Las Cruces, NM. The MANDATORY Registration was early June 2015.

--4-H Project Day Camps at the Extension Office, details TBA.

--Prepare for Fair Workshop at the Extension Office Time TBA. Any 4-H'er interested in attending this workshop will receive information on show rules/guidelines, what is expected at shows, showmanship, how to stock your show box, and how to attract buyers. An RSVP is REQUIRED to attend this workshop.

Late July 2015

--4-H Indoor Exhibit Pre-Entry Forms Due to Extension Office NO LATER than 4:00 pm. Please review and fill out the Entry Form and Guide when it becomes available and bring it to the Extension Office by today!

Mid- to Late July 2015

--State 4-H Horse Show Entries Due, Quay County.

Mid- to Late July 2015

--11th Annual Evening Out West--call Vera for more information and tickets. To benefit 4-H and FFA.

--State 4-H Horse Show, Quay County. Deadline to enter mid-July 2015.

August 2015

August Adopt-A-Hwy Club Assisgnments: TBA

Usually on August 1, 2015

--State 4-H Photography Contest entries due IN the State 4-H Office.

--State Fair Youth Official Application Deadline, due IN the State 4-H Office.

--NMSF Livestock Entry Deadline, 11:59 pm. Entry information can be found online.

--NMSF Deadline for additional parking passes, exhibitor passes, dorm reservations due to the Extension Office no later than 4:00 pm.

--NMSF Junior Rabbit & Poultry Entries due. More information can be found online.

--NMSF State 4-H Dog Show Entries due. More information can be found online.

--Valencia County Fair Entries due. Please see the Valencia County Fair Website for more information.

July 31-August 2, 2015 (Dates To Be Confirmed)

--Bosque Farms Fair, Bosque Farms Fairgrounds. Please see their website for more information.

August 2-8, 2015 (Dates To Be Confirmed)

--Valencia County Community Expo. Please see the VCC EXPO Website for more information, deadlines, etc.

August 15-23, 2015

--Valencia County Fair. Valencia County Fair Website for more information on show times, rules/guidelines, etc.

Mid to Late August 2015

--Ride for the 4-H Clover Motorcycle Tour. For more information go to: Ride for the Clover

Late August 2015

--4-H Record Book Workshop TBA. Record Books are due mid October 2015.

September 2015

September Adopt-A-Hwy Club Assisgnments: TBA.

Usually Tuesday, September 1, 2015

--4-H Home Economics Letterman application due to the State 4-H Office.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

--Valencia County 4-H Council Meeting--Extension Office at 6:30 pm. Major Business to be conducted: Fall Farm Festival, Awards Program, Dances, National 4-H Week, Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign; Club Host: TBA.

Monday, September 7, 2015

--Labor Day Holiday Observed--Extension Office Closed

Early to Mid September 2015

--1st Place Baking Projects are usually due by 10:00 am (no exceptions) to be taken to the NM State Fair.

Early to Mid September 2015

--Community Service Scholarship Applications for State 4-H Ambassador and Diplomat are due to Extension Office by 4:00 pm--NO EXCEPTIONS! The Community Service Application Form is due in your Extension Office at least 2 months prior to the event registration deadline. Late applications will not be accepted! REMINDER: If you received a Community Service Scholarship in the past and did not complete and/or turn in a Community Service Final Report to the State 4-H before the end of the last program year, you are NOT eligible to receive another scholarship.

September 2015

--NM State Fair--Albuquerque, NM. See the NMSF Website for more information.

Mid September 2015

--Eastern NM State Fair Entries due. Online at Eastern NM State Fair website

September 2015

--4-H Record Book Workshop usually held at the Extension Office time TBA. Record Books are usually due on October 15th.

Late September to Early October 2015

--2015 Eastern NM State Fair. Please see the Eastern NM State Fair website for forms and more information. Please call Vera if you have any questions.

October 2015

October Adopt-A-Hwy Club Assignments: TBA.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

--4-H Enrollment Opens Today!! Call Vera for more information on online enrollment requirements for returning families and enrollment procedure for new families.

October 4-10, 2015

--National 4-H Week!

Early to Mid October 2015

--4-H Open House Event!

Mid October 2015

--Community Service Scholarship Applications for Senior Leadership Retreat are due to Extension Office by 4:00 pm--NO EXCEPTIONS! SLR Registrations are usually due to the Extension Office no later than 4:00 pm on the first week of December. SLR is usually held at the Marriott Hotel in Albuquerque on the last weekend in January and the registration fee is TBD. The Community Service Application Form.

Monday, October 12, 2015

--Columbus Day Holiday Observed--Agents out of the office.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

--Record Books Due to the Extension Office by 4:00 pm (NO EXCEPTIONS). Please see above "Record Book" section for forms and more information.

October 2015

--Tractor Supply Co. Paper Clover Campaign

Mid- to Late October 2015

--Award Nominations are due to the Extension Office. Please contact the Extension Office regarding details on nominating an Outstanding Leader (must be registered as a leader), Outstanding New Leader (must be registered as a leader), Outstanding Junior Leader (must be registered as a Junior Leader), Club Community Service Award and Honorary 4-H Member Award. Please nominate someone you know! Use the Leader Nomination Form and turn it into the Extension Office!

Mid to Late October 2015

--10th Annual Farm Fall Festival--Los Lunas Agricultural Science Center, times TBD!. The entry fee is usually $5.00 for everyone 4 years of age and older with all proceeds going directly to the Valencia County 4-H Council. The entry fee includes a free pumpkin, pumpkin decorating, games, wagon ride, scavenger hunt, corn trail, face painting, arts & crafts and goody bags. ALL Clubs and Project Groups are strongly encouraged to put on a fun/educational booth during the festival. All booths must be open and ready for business 15 minutes prior to gates opening and must stay open until thirty minutes after the gates close. Call Vera for more information!

October 31, 2015

--LAST DAY TO PICK UP INDOOR EXHIBITS. Pick up at the Extension Office during normal business hours (8:00 am - 4:30 pm, closed for lunch). Families have until today to pick up ALL items. Any items not picked up by today will be donated to charity.

Other 2015 Dates

November 1, 2015

--4-H Essay Contest Deadline--IN the State 4-H Office. Submit your 4-H Story from your 4-H Record Book for a chance to win a trip for two to YGA or SLR!

Monday, November 2, 2015

--County Council Applications Due to the Extension Office by 4:00 pm. Fill out the Officer Application and turn it into Vera.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

--Valencia County 4-H Council Meeting--Extension Office at 6:30 pm. Major Business to be conducted: County Council Officer Elections! Fill out the Officer Application and turn it into the Extension Office by Monday, November 3rd! Club Hosts: TBA.

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