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The Archuleta 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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Tour de 4-H (Open House)

Join us to take a tour on 10-18-23 of what our local 4-H program has to offer. Learn more about 4-H by touring our buildings and seeing all the projects we have to offer! Click here to pre-register and pick your tour time. Call Becky with any questions 970-264-5931.

Enroll or Renew in 4-H.

Donate to the Archuleta County 4-H Program.

The Archuleta County 4-H program rely on fundraisers to help offset the costs of the program, such awards, supplies and most importantly, Leadership opportunities.

Members can attend various Leadership camps and conferences state-wide and even nationally.

To help our program continue and to support our members, we appreciate any contribution you make. To pay online, visit and select Contributions and Donations.

To access all Archuleta County 4-H newsletters CLICK HERE

Enroll or Renew in 4-H.

About 4-H

The 4-H Youth Development Program is a growing, changing, and evolving organization of youth, volunteers, and paid staff who work together to provide a safe environment where Colorado 4-H youth develop life skills.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is unique from other youth organizations through its relationship with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); Colorado State University (CSU), the state’s land-grand university; and Cooperative Extension (CE). With public, corporate, and private sector funding, the programs are researched-based, age-appropriate, and designed for experiential learning. 4-H Youth Development programs are open to all economic, social, and cultural groups.

Join 4-H

The 4-H program year begins on October 1 and concludes on September 30 the following year.

Any person, regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, religion, disability or national origin, may enroll as a 4-H member. Colorado 4-H membership is open to youths between the ages of 5 to 18 by December 31 of the current year.

Youth ages 5-7 years of age are considered Cloverbuds.

Membership cannot be held simultaneously in more than one county or state. Members can participate in only one county fair per enrollment year.

All 4-H members must be enrolled in at least one project.
Please contact the 4-H Coordinator for a complete list of available projects in Archuleta County. 
Counties provide the materials and training guides for these projects and they may vary from area to area depending on local resources and needs.

Persons interested in joining 4-H should enroll online at 
Enrollment fees are $40.00 for members 8 years and older (this includes enrollment fees, CSU manuals and record books for 3 projects) and $40.00 for Cloverbuds.
There is a sliding scale for families with multiple 4-H members ($70 for 2 children, $100 for 3, $130 for 4) as well as some scholarships for established 4-H members and payment plans are available.

Youth competing in state, district and/or county events and activities must be 8 to 18 years of age by December 31 of the current year. See specific contest or event information for additional details.


Join over 13,000 parents and other adults committed to the “Revolution of Responsibility” in the Colorado 4-H youth development movement!

How do you become a 4-H leader? Contact your county office to begin the process.
The safety of 4-H members is paramount. You’ll be asked to fill out an application and undergo a national background and motor vehicle check in order to become a volunteer.

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.