Contact your local county Extension office through our County Office List.

Close Icon
The Colorado 4-H Foundation provides positive youth development and education by raising and distributing funds in support of diverse Colorado 4-H programs.

Cowboy Ethics   arrow

Cowboy Ethics is a set of simple, timeless principles that make up the “Code of the West.” The principles are based on how the heroic, courageous American Cowboy lived his life. Cowboy Ethics and the “Code of the West” were envisioned and composed into a book by Jim Owen. His message is that “we can all be heroes in our own lives.”

The Colorado 4-H Foundation received grants from the Daniels Fund, Anschutz Family Foundation and El Pomar Foundation to implement the 4-H Cowboy Ethics program.

Encana Corporation is also supporting the Cowboy Ethics program in Weld, Larimer, Rio Blanco, Mesa and Garfield counties. More information about Encana is available at Encana’s Website

To learn more about the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership or Owen, go to


Riding for the Brand Video

Riding for the Brand from Havey Productions on Vimeo.
The password is: 4hcolorado

Test Your Cowboy Ethics

Impact Results