"To provide information and education, and encourage the application of research-based knowledge in response to local, state, and national issues affecting individuals, youth, families, dairy, livestock/agricultural enterprises, and communities of Colorado."
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.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N2 & H5N8 in several different types of poultry in the Central flyway in Missouri, Arkansas, Minnesota, and Kansas and in the Pacific flyway in California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. CDC considers the risk to people from these HPAI H5 infections in wild birds, backyard flocks and commercial poultry, to be low. These infections are not considered to be a threat to public health or the food supply. No human infections with the virus have been detected at this time. For more information, please click here.
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.