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Colorado State 4-H Conference June 23-26

June 22, 2009

The 2009 Colorado State 4-H Conference, 'Go Green, 2009,' will inspire participants to be the change the world needs; to become champions of social justice; to focus their passions and overcome their fears; and to discover how strong and powerful they can be in the face of adversity.

Colorado State 4-H Conference
Tuesday, June 23 - Friday, June 26
Summit Hall and Academic Village

What's a "Horse Public Speaking Contest?" It's a competition that requires contestants to speak on a horse related topic. They're judged on the scope of their knowledge and their public speaking ability.

The "Horse Speaking Contest" is one of many state contests being held this Tuesday, June 23 through Friday, June 26, on the Colorado State campus at the 2009 Colorado State 4-H Conference

500 conferees

The conference, Go Green 2009, will bring 500 conferees to the CSU campus and will provide training and an opportunity for 4-H members, leaders, and extension agents to strengthen their leadership skills. Conferees will be housed in the Academic Village and in Summit Hall.

State contests open to the public

The event hosts the following state contests: 

  • Livestock Bowl
  • Livestock Judging
  • Consumer Choices
  • Consumer Bowl
  • Horse Bowl
  • Horse Judging
  • Hippology (knowledge of equine science and management)
  • Horse Demonstration and Public Speaking
  • Prepared Speech
  • Extemporaneous Speech

All contests are open to the public.  Anyone interested in viewing a contest should come to the conference registration booth on the Lory Student Center's upper level, next to the ballrooms.  Staff will direct you to the contests. 

Green efforts 

  • The Colorado 4-H water bottle you will see at the conference is made of stainless steel and is BPA free. BPA is a compound that is the building block of several plastics and additives and was found to be harmful in the 1930s.
  • Lory Student Center Catering has worked very hard in getting eco-friendly paper and plastic products for the conference.
  • The proceeds from the Green Scene Dance, held during the conference for conferees, will be donated to a local Colorado based food co-op.

The tradition of 4-H

4-H began a century ago as an educational program for the nation's rural youth. Today, 4-H meets the needs of and engages young people in positive youth development experiences.

These experiences are based on the idea that young people should be regarded as resources to be developed. 2002 marked the centennial of 4-H and a renewed commitment to helping shape youth and communities. In looking to the next century, 4-H further develops its programs and continues its motto of "Making the Best Better."

Sponsored by Colorado State University Extension.

Housing and Dining Services Conference accommodations

Contact: Jeff Goodwin
Phone: (970) 491-1152