4-H Youth and Development
Colfax County has approximately 3,312 school age youth and approximately 9,391 adults. It has a total population of approximately 13,597. It contains four school districts, which are the Raton School District, Springer School District, Maxwell School District, and the Cimarron School District (which includes schools in Cimarron, Eagle Nest, and Angel Fire). Traditional 4-H Programs are conducted throughout the county as well as several Expanded 4-H Programs in the public school systems.
The 4-H program in Colfax County consists of five traditional 4-H clubs. These clubs meet once a month as a group and participate in many youth educational activities. 4-H Clubs in Colfax County are made up of all 4-H participates in each community. To learn more about joining one of these clubs, please contact the Colfax County Cooperative Extension Service for additional information.
- Johnson Mesa 4-H Club, Raton area, 2nd Tuesday monthly, 6:00 PM, First United Methodist Church, Raton
- Rocky Mountain 4-H Club, Miami/Cimarron area, 3nd Sunday monthly, 2:30 PM, Maverick Club Arena, Cimarron
- Springer Sunshine 4-H Club, Springer/Farley area, 1st Sunday monthly, 4:00 PM, First United Methodist Church, Springer
- Vermejo 4-H Club, Maxwell area, 1st Monday monthly, 6:00 PM, Maxwell School Auditorium, Maxwell
- Moreno Valley 4-H Club, 2nd Tuesday monthly, 6:00 PM, Angel Fire Community Center, Angel Fire
All of the 4-H clubs in the county take part in the Adopt a Highway program and they are active in various community service activities such as Coats for Kids and Make-A-Wish Foundation donations, work with community food banks, and work days at the Colfax County Fairgrounds, and many others.
The most popular projects for Colfax County are livestock (beef, horse, lambs, goats, pigs, chickens, and rabbits) and shooting sports (rifle, shotgun, and archery). The 4-H Horse Certificate (see link below) is now available online. For a complete listing of 4-H Forms, visit the State 4-H Forms page
Forms & Certificates
PLEASE NOTE When you turn in an Enrollment Form, you must turn in a Liability Form as well, both youth & adults. Both forms need to be filled out & returned to the Extension Office each year. We are required to have new filled out forms for everyone each year. Thank you!
Colfax County 4-H Record Book Forms
Expanded 4-H Programs
The Colfax County Cooperative Extension Service conducts several public school based expanded 4-H programs in the county. These programs provide assistance to teachers and help to reinforce educational materials being presented in their classrooms. Titles of programs presented last year are listed below:
"Egg to Chick" - A program that involves hatching chicken eggs. It is conducted in 5th grade classrooms in the Springer, Raton, and Maxwell School Systems. Students learn about embryonic development, nutrition, animal care, and many other life skills.
Other programs have been conducted upon the request of teachers on a variety of topics including GPS Mapping, Bicycle Safety and others.
Colfax County 4-H Clubs have opportunities to participate in local, district, state, and even national events. Included on this page are some of the upcoming events available for 4-H members.
For more information or call the Extension Office at 575-445-8071
There are several 4-H related special projects that are conducted or assisted with by the Colfax County Cooperative Extension Service. They are:
- Spring Horse Show
- Spring Livestock Show
- Northeast District 4-H Rifle, Archery, and Shotgun Competition
- Colfax County Fair & Rodeo
- Farm Safety Day Camp
- Kids, Kows and More