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4-H & FFA

2018 4-H & FFA Schedule of Activities

El Paso County 4-H

As the youth development program of the Cooperative Extension System of land-grant universities, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, empowering six million young people throughout the United States. Cooperative Extension of 1862 and 1890 land-grant universities provide the leadership to engage young people in 4-H in all 3,007 counties of the United States. The impact of the Cooperative Extension partnership is profound, bringing together National Institute of Food and Agriculture of USDA, land grant universities and county government to resource learning opportunities for youth.

Through America’s 110 land-grant universities and its Cooperative Extension System, 4-H reaches every corner of our nation—from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities. With a network of more than 6 million youth, 611,800 volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and more than 25 million alumni, 4-H helps shape youth to move our country and the world forward in ways that no other youth organization can.



FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of Agricultural Education.

What do the letters FFA stand for?

The official name of the organization is the National FFA Organization.

The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.


2018 4-H/FFA Camp Site Selection Plan

2018 4-H/FFA Campground Reservation Process

In order to be fair and equitable in the campground selection process for spaces with electricity, a lottery system will be used.

Twenty-four spaces will be available in the lottery.

Spaces with Electricity

  • Fairgrounds open at 8:00 am.
  • Form a line outside Swink Hall and obtain a number from County Fair Staff.
  • Complete the required form at a table in Swink Hall.
  • County Fair Staff will randomly draw 24 numbers and call you to the office window starting at 9:00 am.
  • When called, proceed to the office window with forms and payment.
  • Cash, Check or Credit Cards will be accepted.
  • May purchase one site per family.
  • Must be present to purchase.

* There will be 4 camping spaces with electricity allocated for ADA. Physician letter stating need is required for these spaces.

* Arrivals after 9:00 am will be placed into a secondary drawing to take place upon conclusion of the first draw or until spaces are filled.

Non- Electric Spaces

  • Complete presale form for passes and camping.
  • Purchase at the office window.
  • Cash, Check, Credit Cards will be accepted.

2018 4-H/FFA Camp Site Map

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