In 2014 a partnership was developed with the City of Arvada for use of city property at 72nd and Ward referred to as Moore Farm. The purpose was to provide an opportunity for youth with interest in the 4-H program to house livestock and provide an effective and efficient use of a portion of the Moore Farm property.
Upon review of the successes and challenges of this pilot, an expansion of the program will take place in 2017 with ongoing review of the success and potential needs for change. The 2017 program will consist of an application process to house a maximum of the following in 2017:
- Two market steers – One sponsored steer, one steer purchased by the youth. Submit Market Beef application NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m. December 9, 2016, to the 4-H office.
- Chickens – egg producing – 25
- Chickens – market – 18 chickens, 6 each for 3 4-H youth. Submit Market Chicken application, NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m. April 14, 2017, to the 4-H office.
- Market Swine – 4 pigs for 2 families. Submit Market Swine application, NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m. February 3, 2017, to the 4-H office.
- Bees – 5 hives. Submit the Beekeeping application, anytime between, December 9, 2016 and April 14, 2017.