The Tayefeh family, Becki, Morovat, Nora And Nina, have been Involved with the Boulder County Fair since 1979. At the age of eight, Becki and later her sister Andi, together with their parents Fred and Vickie Neugebauer, began raising and showing Southdown sheep at the Boulder County Fair. As the girls grew taller, so did the sheep they raised; pure bred Suffolks and Hampshires were their choice market lambs. They both completed 10 years in 4-H raising and showing sheep, pigs, horses, and participating in many General Projects, and lots of Round Robin contests. They are very thankful to their parents who worked so hard to provide them with the special opportunities that 4-H offers to youth, all the while instilling a love for and responsibility of animals and the land.
After 4-H ended for Becki, she decided she wasn't quite ready to part from the Boulder County Fair, so she was active in the Junior Fair Board for a while and then went on to become the 1992 Boulder County Fair and Rodeo Queen. She traveled to many cities and towns in Colorado, riding in parades and rodeos, public speaking while representing the Boulder County Fair.
Andi and Becki have continued the 4-H tradition with their families. Andi currently lives in Wyoming with her children, Ella and Owen, who participate in the Converse County 4-H program, showing dogs, pigs, rabbits and horses, working through many General Projects and archery. Andi volunteers her time as a horse project leader, passing on her knowledge to the young 4-H'ers.
Becki and Morovat encourage their girls, Nora and Nina, to explore the many learning opportunities 4-H has to offer. They participate in projects such as horse, dog, poultry, entomology, archery, arts and crafts. The girls continue to hold various officer positions within their clubs as well as county youth council representatives. They volunteer at many club fundraising activities including carnival, dog fun matches, AKC/UKC dog show set ups and tear downs, and horse shows. Becki is an active project leader for their three clubs; 4x4 Dog Club, the Rocky Mountain Snowbirds and Boulder Valley Riders. She is also Assistant Superintendent to Anne Knutson in the County Dog Project. For the dog project, Becki serves as treasurer for the Dog Advisory Council, and she created and maintains the website for the annual county 4-H fun match. During fair, she helps keep the 4-H dog show running smooth by assisting with early check in as well as helping in the office tallying scores. She volunteers her time as a judge's clerk for the 4-H poultry show. Becki also helped design and implement the online story cards for the 4-H Livestock Sale. They open their home for various events within these clubs and offer their vehicles and horse trailer for hauling equipment, or their barn for storage of club carnival booths. Nora and Nina are avid learners and uphold the true principles of Head, Heart, Hands and Health by offering their knowledge to other members and for filling all of their commitments to their many projects, often going above and beyond the basic requirements, and by being genuinely respectful, kind and helpful to all other 4-H members.
Becki and Andi will continue the 4-H tradition beyond when their children have aged out, and hope their children will do the same. The 4-H community provides a rich selection of opportunities because it extends beyond raising and showing animals. Kids in 4-H learn the value of leadership within their clubs and how it reaches on to their county, state and beyond. They make true friends that transcend time, and they enrich their communities with the help they provide others. Being involved in 4-H has given their family amazing gifts, and they want to pay it forward to future generations by staying actively involved and promoting 4-H.