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Red-White and Moo is Here for Ewe

There’s a lot of activity underway for this year’s Sand and Sage Fair, culminating with the popular  BBQ and Rodeo Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8, including Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival. This will also mark the first time a beer garden will be set up at the fairgrounds for the fair with servings set […]

Sand and Sage Round-Up Show Times

Southeast Area—The Prowers County Livestock Committee, Horse Committee and Sand and Sage Round-Up Fair Board have worked diligently to set a full schedule of activities for the 2015 fair. The horse show will kick off the fair Saturday, July 25 at the Sand & Sage Pavilion. Entry begins at 8:00 a.m. and the show starts […]

Steer-Aid Clinic Teaches Youth Beef Participants

LA JUNTA –RJ Kerchal and Otto Lehmberg were the featured instructors on Saturday, June 20 for Steer-Aid, a free youth beef clinic here. Southeast Colorado youth and their parents all got an education about feeding and nutrition, clipping and show day grooming for their 4-H and FFA projects. “Don’t get caught up in the latest […]

Show Ring Rookie to National Western Stock Show Fed Beef Champion

  By Lacey Mann, CSU 4-H Extension Agent, Bent & Prowers Counties First year 4-H members typically enroll in one or two projects and focus their efforts on the county level with the hope of expanding to the state or national stage in the future. Angelina Rose Downing enrolled in her first year, 2013-2014, with […]

Tractor Supply Opening Mid-February

Jaime White expects the doors to Tractor Supply in Lamar to be open on Saturday, February 14.  The 40,000 square foot store has undergone renovations since shortly before the end of the year and the pace is accelerating to meet the deadline.  The company, which has stores in 48 states, took over the former Alco […]

4-H 2014 Fall Achievement Awards Program Summary

  The Prowers County 4-H Fall Achievement Program recently presented awards to a variety of participants.                                 Out Going Officers for 2014         Incoming Officers for 2015 President:                       Theresa Butler                                  Kylee Holden Vice President:               Kylee Holden                                    Miranda Morgan Secretary:                        Miranda Morgan                              Makendra Torres Treasurer:                       Ashlyn Crossland                             Ashlyn Crossland Reporter:                         Sam Rink                                           Angelina Downing Leader Adv:                    Pam Pennington                       […]

Las Animas Sharpshooters Rebooted

        Southeast Area—The Las Animas Sharpshooters 4-H club has reformed with the guidance of leaders Cody Turner and Ben and Cindy Miller.  All three leaders completed the Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports discipline training this winter and have hit the ground running.  4-H members from across Bent County met April 18 for the […]

4-H Horse Members Show Their Versatility

By Lacey Mann, CSU 4-H Extension Agent, Bent & Prowers Counties Southeast Area The Prowers County 4-H Horse Committee hosted the first versatility and ranch horse show of the season May 10 in Wiley, Colo. 4-H horse members traveled from Cheyenne, Otero and Prowers counties to demonstrate their horsemanship, trail and cattle sorting skills. This […]

Cole Burns Awarded Rod Crum Memorial Scholarship

Cole Burns, son of Dwight and Jackie Burns of Holly was recently awarded the Rod Crum Memorial Scholarship for 2014. The Scholarship was established in 2006 in honor of the late Rodney Kent Crum who farmed and ranched in the southeast Colorado area. It was his thought that a student might finish their college education […]

No Bull, DVI attends annual 4-H Leadership Development Conference

Southeast Area—District VI sent 17 youth and three agents to the annual 4-H Leadership Development Conference held in Denver.  This year’s theme, “Kindle the Fire in 4-H,” included think tanks with youth working together to stop bullying in its tracks and a visit to the state Capitol to visit with state legislators. Upon arrival the […]

Southeast Area 4-H Leaders Recognized for Service

  Southeast Area – Two 4-H leaders from the Southeast Area were recognized as Outstanding 4-H Volunteer Leaders at the 2014 Leadership Development Conference. Dawn James from Kiowa County and Mary Alton from Baca County were recognized at a banquet on January 25, 2014.    Dawn James has volunteered sixteen years (officially) as a 4-H […]

District VI Competes at Western National Round-Up

Southeast Area—Five area 4-H youth competed in the annual Western National Round-Up held in Denver January 9-12. Kylee Holden modeled in the fashion revue and the livestock quiz bowl team consisting of Rhett Larsen, Chad Russell, Joel Souders and Blake Mueller, competed in the quiz bowl contest. “This was the first year that one of […]

Dare to Be You

  By Lacey Mann, CSU 4-H Extension Agent, Bent & Prowers Counties Southeast Area- Seventeen 4-H campers, counselors, and chaperones from the Southeast Area attended the Annual Dare to Be You (DTBY) 4-H Camp on November 15-17 held in Pueblo, Colo, as representatives of District VI. DTBY is hosted by the 25 counties making up […]

National 4-H Week Underway

Colorado State 4-H Conference  Southeast Area— More than 6 million young people across the country today will be celebrating National 4-H Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of October. Prowers County 4-H leverages National 4-H Week to celebrate the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and […]

Steer Aid Program Help FFA / 4H Youth

  LA JUNTA – Sign-up is under way for Steer-Aid, a youth incentive program designed to strengthen market beef participation. Several years ago, longtime 4-H volunteers Curt & Susan Russell became concerned about lower entry numbers at Southeast Colorado market beef shows. Because of this, their business, WW Feed & Supply, launched a program for […]

Family Fun Night & Just for Kids at Sand and Sage Fair

When folks want a good time, neither hot days nor rainy mornings will keep them away from the Sand and Sage Fair.  Hundreds of people came out for the Tuesday afternoon and evening Family Night at the fairgrounds.  Youngsters cooled off kayaking around a small, man-made pond along the roadway or sampled cups of chilled […]

Colorado State 4-H Conference

By Lacey Mann, CSU 4-H Extension Agent, Bent & Prowers Counties Southeast Area— District VI 4-H members invaded Colorado State University’s campus June 18 through 21 to participate and compete at the annual State 4-H Conference. The Southeast Area had over 22 youth, two adult leaders and two Extension agents leading the charge as 4-H […]

Caballeros & Clovers 4-H Camp a Success

Southeast Area – 4-H members from the Southeast Area and Las Animas County gathered June 12th and 13th for the inaugural area 4-H camp, “Caballeros and Clovers.” The camp was held in Kim at the Kim Equine Pavilion and Education Center. The main focus of the camp was to educate youth about the western lifestyle […]

Daniel Kasza Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced

Winners of the 2013 Daniel Kasza Memorial Scholarships were recently announced. One scholarship was given to a McClave School graduate, and one scholarship was awarded to a District VI 4-H member. McClave High School graduating senior Dillon Kelley received a $500 scholarship. Kelley will be attending West Texas A & M, majoring in Ag Business/Ag […]

4-H Camp Coming to Southeastern Colorado

Southeast Area – 4-H members in Southeastern Colorado need to gather their friends and head out to Kim, Colorado for the Caballeros and Clovers 4-H Camp, where they will be able to hang out by the campfire and listen to the coyotes howl. The Southeast Area Extension, along with the Las Animas County Extension Office, […]