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4-H in Clay County

  • Message from Dorothy: Who in your community needs 4-H?
    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman encourages members to help new youth and families get connected. In 4-H, youth build the skills they need to lead. Who can you share 4-H with this month?
  • Nominate a 4-H volunteer for a Salute to Excellence Award
    Consider nominating an outstanding volunteer for a 2018 4-H Salute to Excellence Award. This National 4-H recognition award honors volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to 4-H, while promoting service through volunteerism as both an opportunity and a privilege. All nomination materials are due by Sept. 15.
  • Become a 2018 National 4-H Conference facilitator!
    Applications are being accepted now through Sept. 15, 2017 for 2018 National 4-H Conference roundtable facilitators. The 2018 National 4-H Conference which will be held in Washington, D.C. April 7-12, 2018. All college students with a desire to participate in this leadership experience are encouraged to apply!
  • Are you due to re-enroll as a 4-H volunteer?
    Beginning this fall, 4-H volunteer enrollment will last for three years! Watch for a message from your regional office in early September about next steps. Re-enrollment for the next term will take place Sept. 16 - Oct. 31.
  • Now is your chance to attend a Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife leader certification training!
    The Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife program development committee invites adults and youth (9th grade and older) to attend a leader certification training Oct. 7 - 8 in Alexandria. Be prepared for the new 4-H year with trained volunteers - register by Sept. 22!
  • Apply for National 4-H Conference!

    Minnesota 4-H youth are encouraged to apply by Nov. 10 for the National 4-H Conference to be held in Washington D.C. April 7 - 12, 2018. You must be 15 years old by Jan. 1 and not older than 19 by June 1 (in the year of conference attendance). Read more

  • Plan ahead for Citizenship Washington Focus 2018!
    Minnesota 4-H youth interested in joining thousands of young people from across the United States at next summer’s CWF in Washington D.C. should plan ahead. Pre-application materials will be online Jan. 23, 2018 – mark your calendars so you don't forget!
  • Nominate a 4-H Volunteer for Salute to Excellence
    Volunteers give much to the 4-H program! Consider nominating an outstanding volunteer for a 2018 4-H Salute to Excellence Award. All nomination materials are due by September 15.
  • FIRST Lego League Teams Forming
    Now is the time to check out and sign up for FIRST® Lego League teams. Youth 9 – 14 are eligible to participate in the program. Groups meet in the Glyndon and Barnesville communities, but are open to anyone.
  • Message from Dorothy: Volunteering is a gift. Who will you share it with?
    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman encourages caring adults to share the joy of volunteering with others. When more adults volunteer, more Minnesota youth can build the skills they need to lead for a lifetime.

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