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Your Extension Office in the 1930’s

Girl with her 4-H calf circa 1930sLouis G. Davis was the Jefferson County Extension Agent in the 1930’s. In 1934, there were Home Demonstration clubs, with the goal of organizing five. There were eight active Agriculture 4-H Clubs, and a Farm and Home Council. The agent was involved in four associations for Wheat Production, Corn-Hog Production, Sugar Beets, and Cattle and Sheep.

A year later, in 1935, there was a Farm and Horse Council, a Grange Master’s Council, an Agricultural Advisory Committee, a Women’s Extension Club County Council, and a 4-H Clubs County Council. There were eight Home Economics clubs, and 72 members completed in the Agriculture 4-H Clubs. 1935 was the first year that Extension hoped to have a Junior Club Fair in conjunction with the Arvada Harvest Festival. There was no club fair at that time, but members could exhibit at the Colorado State Fair. There was an annual 4-H picnic and an Achievement Day to recognize members of 4-H clubs and the Women’s Extension Clubs.

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