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Tri River Area CSU Extension - To provide information, education and to encourage the application of research-based knowledge to the communities of Delta, Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray Counties.


Contact the Extension Area Specialist

Delta County:

Jackie Shea, Extension Area Specialist, 4-H Youth Development


Phone: 970-874-2195

Mesa County:

Brett Crabb, Extension Area Specialist, 4-H Youth Development


Phone: 970-244-1834

Montrose & Ouray Counties:

Jaime Goza, Extension Area Specialist, 4-H Youth Development


Phone: 970-249-3935

If you are a new 4-H member and need assistance signing up, please reach out to us at:

About Us

4-H Youth Development & Mentoring Programs


4-H Mission

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

4-H Vision

A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.

Preparing young people to make a positive impact in their communities and the world.


The caring support of adult volunteers and mentors inspires young people in 4-H to work collaboratively, take the lead on their own projects and set and achieve goals with confidence. 4-H’ers chart their own course, explore important issues and define their place in the world. 4-H’ers stand up for themselves and their communities.


Who We Are

    4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, empowering six million young people throughout the United States! With 611,800 volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and more than 25 million alumni, the 4-H movement supports young people from elementary school through high school with programs designed to shape future leaders and innovators. Fueled by research-driven programming, 4-H’ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, citizenship and healthy living.
4-H’ers across the nation are responding to challenges every day in their communities and their world.

Proven Results

4-H’ers are:

  • Four times more likely to make contributions to their communities (Grades 7-12);
  • Two times more likely to be civically active (Grades 8-12);
  • Two times more likely to make healthier choices (Grade 7);
  • Two times more likely to participate in Science, Engineering and Computer Technology programs during out-of-school time (Grades 10 – 12); and
  • 4-H girls are two times  more likely (Grade 10) and nearly three times more likely (Grade 12) to take part in science programs compared to girls in other out-of-school time activities.

Who Can Join

Any youth age 5-18 years old youth. Check out a project you can be involved in!
2021-2022 4-H Project List
Cloverbud Members fee (ages 5-7) is $30.00 Tri River Area 4-H Cloverbud Program
Club Member fee (ages 8-18) is $50.00 for the first two projects and $5.00 for each additional project.
For more information on the Tri River Area 4-H Programs please contact your local 4-H Office.

4-Hs and the Pledge

 The 4-Hs

Head, Heart, Hands, and Health are the four H’s in 4-H, and they are the four values members work on through fun and engaging programs.

Head – Managing, Thinking
Heart – Relating, Caring
Hands – Giving, Working
Health – Being, Living

I pledge my head to clearer thinking,

my heart to greater loyalty,

My hands to larger service,

and my health to better living,

for my club, my community, my country, and my world.

4-H Pledge

COVID-19 Impact

CSU Extension is closely monitoring and following COVID-19 (Coronavirus) guidance as outlined by public health experts. Our office hours and availability vary by location, please see the Contact Us page for up-to-date office hours or to contact an Agent in your area.