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The Elbert County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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About 4-H

4-H is a community of youth, ages 5-18, learning leadership, citizenship and life skills!

  • 4-H is the largest out-of school youth development program in the nation.
  • 4-H involves the whole family and spans across generations.
  • 4-H is not just for kids. Adult volunteer 4-H leaders provide guidance, knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm that help 4-H members as well as communities.

In 4-H, you will…

  • Take part in club meetings and activities with friends.
  • Learn to present educational demonstrations.
  • Develop citizenship and leadership skills to take action and make a difference in your community.
  • Master new skills through hands-on project work and record keeping.
  • Have fun at camps, fairs, and contests!

Join Elbert County 4-H

  • CALL ELBERT COUNTY EXTENSION FIRST 303-621-3162
  • Elbert County traditional 4-H membership occurs via internet through 4HOnline.com. Elbert County’s traditional enrollment season runs from mid-October through December 31.
  • Elbert County offers traditional 4-H membership in a Community 4-H Club. Families choose a community 4-H club and attend monthly club meetings where members give demonstrations, plan community service activities, and conduct 4-H business.
  • Cloverbud members, ages 5 to 7 are activity based and participate at meetings and events throughout the year.
  • Traditional 4-H members, ages 8 to 18 select project(s). Each project will have a record book to complete. Projects involving animals or shooting sports have additional requirements.
  • Prior to December 31, the enrollment fee and any 4-H manual fees need to be paid directly to the club you have joined.

4-H Clubs

Elbert County
4-H Club Name          
Main Club Leader Regular Monthly Meeting

Elbert Area

Elbert Creekside Jo Cornelius, 720-989-4324 1st Sunday @ 3 pm,  Elbert Christian Church
Timber Ridge Shelly McIntyre, 303-627-3817 1st Wednesday @ 6 pm Elbert School *Usually*

*Meeting may be moved due to conflicting school schedule

Elizabeth Area

Gold Creek Becky Leach 720-470-4148 3rd Monday @ 6:30 pm, Harvest Bible Church
High Plains Sarah Klassen  303-868-8389 2nd Thursday @ 7 pm, Running Creek Elementary
Rattlesnake Colleen Freund 303-841-7901 3rd Monday @ 6:45 pm, Rattlesnake Fire House
Running Creek Jim Carriker, 303-898-4259 1st Monday@ 7 pm, Elizabeth Middle School

Meeting moves to 2nd Monday if 1st Monday is a holiday

Sun Country Jill Parker 303-646-0347 3rd Wednesday @ 6:30 pm, Singing Hills Elementary
December & March meetings move to the 2nd Wed. to accommodate SHE

Kiowa Area

Comanche Creek Talynn Allen 303-807-2595 1st Sunday @ 6:30 pm, Fairgrounds, Ag Building
Kiowa Community Vicki Hutson  303-898-9720 1st Monday @ 7 pm, Kiowa High School

Eastern Plains Area

Rural Rustlers Krista Rector, 719-764-2450 ** Sunday @ 4:00 pm, Matheson Community Church
Deer Trail Eagles Jo Sickendick  303-641-0039 3rd Thursday @ 5p.m., Deer Trail Grace Baptist Church,