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.
Our 4-H youth development program is a dynamic non-formal education program. It provides opportunities for youth to learn life skills and gain knowledge while having fun. The life skills learned in 4-H enable youth to become productive, well-informed, self-reliant, responsible adults. The 4-H year runs from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. The last day to enroll for the new year is January 31, 2016. Enrollment for next year will begin in October. Clubs are: C-C which meets at Center Street Methodist Church on the 2nd Monday at 6:30 p.m., Hi Plains which meets at House Schools on the 3rd Monday, Roadrunners which meets at Immanuel Baptist Church on the 2nd Monday at 6:30, Tumbleweeds which meets at Logan School Cafeteria on the 2nd Wednesday at 4:00, Wranglers which meets at the Travis Nelson Building (Fairgrounds) on the 2nd Monday at 6:00, and Yuccas which meets on the 3rd Tuesday at San Jon Schools at 5:30 p.m. Call the Extension Office at 461-0562 for the contact leader for the club you are interested in.
Additional 4-H ResourcesNational 4-H website
Quay County Monthly Newsletter
County Council Meeting Notes
Coke Sale Fundraiser
State 4-H Horse Show Packet
Deadline July 7
Quay County 4-H Rodeo Packet
Deadline July 14
District Contest Practice Schedule
Schedule of Practices to prepare 4-Hers for District 4-H Contests in June.
We have two special Day Camps Coming Up:
Cooking 101 is a new series of courses to teach the skills and confidence to make delicious recipes! This program is two classes on July 7 and August 4 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Extension Office. There is a minimum of 8 and maximum of 12 participants. 4-H members need to be a novice or older and may invite a guest that is at least novice age. Hurry and sign up today by calling 575-461-0562! There's a special gift for members that attend both classes.
4-H STEM Day Camp is on July 18th at the Fairgrounds from 9:00 am - Noon. We are excited to have a guest presenter, Peter Skelton, from the Las Vegas Extension Office. We will be investigating solar power, robotics and reactions!! This workshop is open to novice, junior, senior 4-H members and their guest. Please call 575-461-0562 and reserve your spot today!
Quay County 4-H Shooting Sports
Thank you everyone for your hard work this year with fundraisers, practices, workdays and competitions. If you have any 4-H equipment that you have not returned, please do so ASAP.
Quay County 4-H received two grants this past year to provide equipment for the 4-H Shooting Sports Program. The Friends of the NRA Foundation funded us for $2654.33 and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for $1000.00. Thank you very much
Only a few practices left for those preparing for District Contest. If you have any 4-H equipment checked out, please return in by July 1
NM Game & Fish Hunter Safety Classes If you haven't taken a hunter safety class and would like to participate in 4-H Shooting Sports, please check the web address below for the next available class in our area. This is not a requirement for archery. http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/course-schedule/ For those of you under 11 years old you will need to take the 2-3 day Hunter Education class. Those of you who are 11 years old and up can take the Field Day class.
Quay County 4-H Record book Forms
Record books are due to your club leader on October 21, 2016. All 4-Hers may type all parts of their record books. Parents remember this is the 4-Hers record book and the judges will have the discretion to lower points if the work appears to be an adult's. Record books may also be hand written. If you would like forms with lines, send an e-mail to Brenda Bishop and the forms will be e-mailed. Forms may also be picked up in the Extension Office.
Important!!! After you open the record book forms on your internet server, click on file, save as, go to my documents and rename the file. Before you type your information, close the file and open it again to make sure it saved someplace that you can retrieve it from.
Joyce will be happy to work with any 4-Her needing help with the record book forms. Please call the Extension Office at 461-05562.
If you need pictures, we have uploaded many to the Quay County 4-H Shutterfly account. If you have lost the link or your password, send Brenda an e-mail with the e-mail address you want to access Shutterfly with.
Quay County 4-H encourages all 4-Hers to complete a record book for judging using the above forms. But we realize that some may run out of time or something happened and they did not get to complete their project. This form is for those 4-Hers. A completion or project record form must be filled out by all 4-Hers for each project they enrolled in in order to be able to take that project again.
Cloverbud Record Book Form
Cloverbuds completing this form and turning it in by the deadline will receive a prize at the 4-H Awards Program. Instructions are attached to the form.
Quay County 4-H Letterman Award
This award was started in 2015 and will be given to any Sophomore 4-Her meeting the criteria. A recommendation form is required. Below is the form. Forms may be completed by 4-H leader, project leader, or teacher.