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Weld County 4-H Endowment
To maintain Weld County’s important agricultural economy, young people need to develop skills in production agriculture and leadership. The 4-H program has been part of Weld County for generations and has helped hundreds of young people grow into strong leaders. Our goal is to raise $2 million to place in an endowment to guarantee future 4-H programming for Weld County youth. Donate today and help ensure that valuable 4-H programming is made available to all Weld County youth.
Learn more about the $2 Million Project by going to www.weld4hfoundation.org
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak in U.S.
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI):
Recommended Practices to Minimize Avian Influenza Transmission
at Colorado Poultry Shows and Exhibitions
Standard biosecurity practices are important for Colorado’s poultry community and there is currently a heightened level of risk because of the ongoing highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak across the country. The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian, Dr. Keith Roehr, recommends that poultry owners and event organizers increase their current level of disease prevention practices.
“If your birds show any sign of illness, do not bring any birds from your flock to any event,” said Dr. Roehr. “As the show draws near, bird owners should communicate with event organizers about appropriate disease prevention measures.”
Because of the potential for spillover from wildlife, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has become of significant importance for small poultry producers who often take their birds to fairs, shows, and exhibitions which could increase the potential for the disease to spread. For more information, please click Recommended Practices.
Information of importance to flood recovery survivors has recently been received.
FEMA Recoupment has been initiated in designated counties and presents a new challenge for flood survivors. This is an audit process where FEMA determines that money they dispersed is now considered ineligible and sends a Notice of Debt asking recipients to pay back money. There are several reasons why this might be triggered, examples include, duplication of benefits, overestimation of FEMA award, money not used as intended (i.e. home repair money used for groceries). There is a 30-day response window before interest is charged; clients have 60-days to appeal. The appeal process is not complicated, but it is critical that people respond. Case Management, and particularly Disaster Case Management, are aligned to assist clients with their appeals and to help clients understand the impact this may have on their Recovery Plan.
Weld County flood survivors should contact Weld Recovers Case Management at 970-590-8401 for further information and assistance.
The Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in these areas:
- 4-H Youth Programs
- Food Nutrition
As the name implies, it is an extension of Colorado State University.
Weld County pays for half of the Extension program including building and office expenses, program costs and mileage. The balance is Colorado State University funds from federal programs and the state legislature.