Larimer County 4H Dairy Project

4-H/Dairy Scholarships

Larimer Diary project
​​​​​​​​​​​​​2021 Schedule (subject to change)

Workshops for the year will be held the last Friday of each month, January through April.

  • January 2021:  Pizza, Difference in breeds of dairy cattle, Hoards Dairyman judging kick off.  WANT TO GET A HEAD START ? Regular printed copies will be handed out at the meeting. We may have guest speakers to give some advise on evaluating dairy cattle and judging contests at our January meeting.  2020 Classes now available online. It is free to register on the Hoards Dairyman web site to see the judging classes. Link to Hoards Dairyman HERE. You can enter the contest online as an individual or as family. However, I will need your results of the classes to enter us as a 4-H group and for our county judging contest. Remember this is a required event for the Lease-A-Dairy and Cow-less Dairy projects. This is also the tiebreaker for the Mike Dickinson Award. There are some very informative videos on the Hoards Dairyman website under the Youth tab about judging this contest. You can contact me about any questions.
  • February 
  • Livestock field day - February 2021 at The Ranch. This is an opportunity to meet the Meat Quality Assurance (MQA) and Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) requirements and learn so much more. 
  • March 1st - Mike Dickenson Scholarship application due >apply here
  • March 10th:  Last day to turn in Hoards Dairyman contest results to Shari
  • March 
  • April 

Dairy Project Meeting Information:


We have 4 meetings during the year and Lease-A-Dairy members are required to attend at least 3 of these.  LEASE-A-DAIRY Members - Record Books begin in January.  Books are available from Shari and online from the Extension Office.

Thank you to the following dairies/farms for supporting this project: DyeCrest Dairy; Ft. Lupton Dairy, Mountain View Dairy & Shani McBride (Severance)


Here is the link to another good site about getting ready to show.  MSUcares

2020 Larimer Dairy Clinics

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Larimer 4-H Dairy Project