Fremont County Extension


***Important Notice***

At this time, the main sewer line at the 4-H Building has a break.  4-H Foundation is working with contractors and plumbers to get it fixed.  There will be significant construction happening during the next couple weeks.  During that time, restrooms will not be available, no water can go down the sinks, and the back room will not be usable.  If you are scheduled to use the building, please check with the Extension Office prior to your meeting.  Because of this situation, the Lively Lock-In, scheduled for March 28 has been postponed.  We hope to reschedule it for another time.  Stay tuned!



Hoodies For Sale

We have 4-H hoodies for sale in the Extension Office.  We currently have them in forest green, chocolate brown, dark heather (gray), and antique cherry (red).  We can get other sizes and colors.  Children’s and adult sizes are $20 each and 2XL are $23.  Zip ups are a little more; $24 for regular sizes and $27 for 2XL.  Stop by to see them, try them on, and take one home or place your order!  Show your pride in Fremont County 4-H!



Fremont County Hosts Outdoor Skills Contest & Youth Hunter Education Challenge
Exciting News!!

On April 12, 2014 Fremont County will be hosting a competition for Outdoor Skills/Hunting and Youth Hunter Education Challenge.  Watch for more information in the near future.

You do NOT need to be a member of 4-H Outdoor Skills to participate in the YHEC part of the contest.  Even adults may participate!  Check out the packet & send in your registration!


4-H Gymkhanas - Dates for 2014

May 28, 4:00 PM – registration deadline for 1st Gymkhana.
June 1 (Sunday) -
First Gymkhana, Pathfinder Park, 20205 Highway 115, Florence, Test at 7:30 AM, Show starts at 8:00 AM (ONE DAY ONLY)
June 11, 4:00 PM – registration deadline for 2nd Gymkhana.
June 14 (Saturday) -
Second Gymkhana, Pathfinder Park, 20205 Highway 115, Florence, Test at 7:30 AM, Show starts at 8:00 AM (ONE DAY ONLY)
June 25, 4:00 PM – registration deadline for 3rd Gymkhana.
June 28 (Saturday) -
Third Gymkhana, Pathfinder Park, 20205 Highway 115, Florence, Test at 7:30 AM, Show starts at 8:00 AM (ONE DAY ONLY)
July 6 – Rain Date


Record Book and Animal Project Workshops!

Sunday, April 6 – 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the 4-H Building

Every project requires a record book.  Did you realize you should be working on them now?  It will make life lots easier down the road! 

Planning to have an animal project?  Where do you get your animal? How do you choose?  The cute little one who likes you best might be great for a puppy, but not so much for your
4-H animal! Once you have it, what will you feed it?  Exercise?  Grooming? 

Come learn from some people who are outstanding in their fields!  Or maybe they are just out standing in their yards!  They will all be there to help you.  Come to one workshop or stay for them all.  We promise you will learn something! 

Record Books (rotate 25 minutes each)
1:00 PM – 1:25 PM - General Projects eRecords
1:00 PM – 1:25 PM - Dog Project eRecords


1:25 PM – 1:50 PM - Shooting Sports Projects eRecords
1:25 PM – 1:50 PM - Livestock/Horse Project eRecords

Animal Selection and Feeding (rotate 55 minutes each)
2:00 PM – 2:55 PM – Goat
2:00 PM – 2:55 PM – Beef
2:00 PM – 2:55 PM – Rabbit
3:00 PM – 3:55 PM – Swine
3:00 PM – 3:55 PM – Sheep

Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, April 2.  Call the Extension Office to let us know you will be coming and which sessions you will be attending so we can be prepared for you.  Or you can email us at



Important Information for County Fair
Be sure to carefully read the 2014 Fair Book when it is available to make sure you know ALL the rules!

  1. Beef Weights will be:  1,000 pound minimum and a 1,450 pound maximum.
  2. Beef Carcass Weights will be 549 pound minimum and 1,000 pound maximum.
  3. Swine Weights will be:  220 pound minimum and a 290 pound maximum.
  4. Livestock Trophies will be given at the end of each species show.
  5. Market animals (Beef, Goats, Chicken, Rabbit, Sheep, and Swine) that are within the withdrawal time of any medication will NOT be allowed to stay on the grounds, exhibit, or sale (this includes companion animals).
  6. Horse – 4-Her’s will be allowed to enter all events they choose.
  7. New this year is a Beef Rate-of-Gain Contest.
  8. Breeding Beef Classes have been changed – see Fair Book.