Larimer County 4H Dairy Project

4-H/Dairy Scholarships

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2022 Schedule (subject to change)

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

January 28, 2022:  Workshop at the Extension Office @ 630pm

  • Time for the Hoards Dairyman's Judging Contest! Link to Hoards Dairyman HERE. 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 25, 2022: Workshop at the Extension office @ 630pm


March Additional Events:

  • March 10th:  Last day to turn in Hoards Dairyman contest results to Shari - please email or text Shari your placings
  • Livestock field day - March 2022 TBD This is an opportunity to meet the Meat Quality Assurance (MQA) and Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) requirements and learn so much more.
  • March 20th - Mike Dickenson Scholarship application due >apply here

March 25, 2022: Workshop at the Extension Office @ 630pm TBD


April 2022 Workshop TBD

  • Everyone's favorite record books! ( please bring your past record book if you would like tips on improving. No one has had a perfect record book the last two years so everyone can learn and improve) If time allows and ground conditions are ok, for those interested , we may have a tour of the dairy( this will not include the milking parlor this time). ​Reminder, Lease A Dairy members, this is a required event. If you cannot make it to clinic you need to notify me prior to clinic so you can complete an alternative activity

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 sponsors for supporting this project: DyeCrest Dairy; Ft. Lupton Dairy, Mountain View Dairy, Shani McBride (Severance), R&C Game and Custom Processing & Hilgenberg and Son Excavating.


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

2021 Larimer Dairy Clinics

Larimer 4-H Dairy Project

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