Kiowa County 2020 sheep and goat weigh-in

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Hello from the Extension Office. I'm sorry that you have not heard much from me, but I am sure that everyone knows that the COVID-19 coronavirus situation has changed all our lives.

After a no face-to-face order was put in place, it was lightened - a little. Programs that cannot be completed virtually have been allowed. These activities must be approved not only by Kiowa County, but also by all levels of Extension.

From the Extension Agent – providing positive support

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There are so many questions in this life that no one can answer.

What makes a person tick?

Is it the worry of family at home or something more?

What makes a person "Keep on keeping on?" 

Many people find it hard to face challenges in life. I have a hard time understanding this. I wish I could tell them to just move on and press through a challenge, but many don't understand that and can't move forward.

The hardest part is finding the right attuite to keep working and moving forward. 

Representative Holtorf welcomes 4-H members to state capitol

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State Representative Richard Holtorf welcomed 4-H leaders, members, and extension staff from across House District 64 to the Colorado State Capitol. The visit to the capitol came after the two-day Leadership Development Conference, which was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver over the weekend for students age 14-18. Throughout the conference, students participated in leadership workshops and trainings aimed at helping them sharpen their leadership skills and service potential.

From the Extension Agent - Santa’s Workshop brings youth and volunteers together for projects

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With Christmas just days away, the Kiowa County Community building was full of excited youth from the southeast area who participated in crafting led by area 4-H agents and many parents. 

With 54 busy bodies from all counties it was a blessing that we had the great volunteer help. These youngsters got to make Christmas Gnomes, Sand Art Cookie Mix, Winter Spa, Nail Art, Grinch Kabobs, and Ornaments. The kids and adults both had a great time building each one of these projects. 

From the Extension Agent – 4-H Banquet Date Set

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As I write this, Krystal is getting candy ready for all the kids that will be in costumes, most likely under their heavy coats, for the Halloween parade. 

After cold few days, and the office being closed Wednesday, it is good to see some moisture. I know it isn't in the ideal form, but it is still good, nonetheless. 

It has been a busy fall with many meetings and planning events for 4-H youth. 

From the Extension Agent – 4-H Exhibit Day Results

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Hello folks! As the month of July turned into August, the Extension Service, 4-H members, and youth have been sweating to get ready for fairs across the state. The last week in July, I traveled to Springfield to judge leathercraft at the Baca County Fair. That Friday I attended the Cheyenne County Fair to judge the Round Robin show. As a new agent, this was a great experience for me, as I got to see how other counties work and the vast number and variety of projects out there.