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  • Message from Dorothy: 4-H and agriculture: Preparing youth for a lifetime of impact

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman encourages youth and the adults who support them to explore an agrisciece project this year. It's a great way to build skills, connect with mentors and find real solutions to challenges in your community!
  • Plan to attend annual volunteer training this fall

    Powerful things happen for youth when they’re in a positive relationship with caring adults. The 2018 annual volunteer training, “4-H Grows Relationships,” will ready youth and adult volunteers to connect to young people in meaningful ways. Watch for dates and locations across the state this fall and plan to bring a team of youth and adult volunteers.
  • Extension Development and Minnesota 4-H award eight scholarships

    Congratulations to the 2018 Minnesota 4-H scholarship recipients! These eight outstanding 4-H youth and alumni from across Minnesota stood out among over 100 individuals who submitted applications.
  • Remember livestock demonstration opportunities

    Again in 2018 the Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association will be providing $30 cash awards to all 4-H members who complete a livestock demonstration during 4-H livestock weekend at the Minnesota State Fair. Start planning your livestock demonstration today!
  • These scholarships are available for college-bound 4-H youth

    Two scholarships are being offered for Minnesota 4-H youth pursuing post-secondary studies at accredited colleges and universities. Over $58,000 is awarded annually through a competitive application process.
  • Fair Registration

    Just one week left to sign up for your County Fair Classes in FairEntry! Also, just one week left to sign up for and turn in money for ride bracelets!!!
  • Livestock Showmanship Clinic

    It's time to polish your showmanship skills! The Livestock Showing and Fitting Clinic will be held Thursday, June 14th at the fairgrounds in Barnesville from 6pm - 9pm.
  • Independent Food Stand Sign Up

    Are you an Independent 4-H member? If so, please sign up for a food stand shift. Read on for link…
  • Welcoming our Summer Interns-Lily Crume and Kristin Harrington

    Welcome Kristin Harrington and Lily Crume, our 2018 Summer Interns!
  • County Fair Updates

    Just a couple of scheduling changes to be aware of during the 2018 County Fair this year. Check it out here…
  • LQA&E Training – Live Training and Online Option Available

    Hoping to earn a state fair trip with your livestock animal at the county fair? Make sure you are up to date on LQA&E training requirements to ensure your eligibility for the state fair. Or are you simply wanting to learn more about the quality care of animals? This training is for you! Read on for info about the online option…
  • Message from Dorothy: 4-H is all about animals, right?

    Many people say that 4-H is all about animals. Is that true? Read why Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman is glad there's a strong connection between animals and Minnesota 4-H.
  • Watch out for hoaxes, scams and phishing attempts

    A Minnesota 4-H adult volunteer recently received a phishing email containing club specific information – learn how to spot phishing attempts and follow up appropriately.
  • Congratulations to the 2018 Helping Hands Grants Recipients!

    Extension Development and Minnesota 4-H are happy to announce the 2018 Helping Hands Grant recipients. Of the 26 applications we received, 18 projects totaling $22,000 were awarded to 4-H clubs from 20 counties across the state.
  • 2018 State Arts-In registration is now open!

    All youth currently in grade nine - one year post high school are invited to participate in a 22 day theater arts/leadership/team building experience at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The 2018 Arts-In experience begins Aug. 9. Register by June 25.
  • Sign up for the new 2018 Engineering Design Challenge (formerly Rube Goldberg) state event

    Sign up for the 2018 Engineering Design Challenge! Youth across the state in grades three and up can participate in this fun, team focused STEM based challenge. The event will take place on Monday, Aug. 6 at St. Cloud State University. Sign your team up by June 8 to guarantee a spot at the event. All Level 1 and Level 2 teams are invited to attend!
  • Card games, board games, and hands-on learning...Oh my!

    Make sure your club explores these new zoonotic disease and agritourism resources being sent to every county across the state. Then enter your team into a video contest for a chance at winning a Glo-Germ lesson kit for your group - The winning team will have the chance to work with a professional videographer to re-produce their video as a commercial for national distribution!
  • Create a video and win a $50 Visa gift card!

    The First Generation Initiative team is excited to announce a video contest to highlight the great work being done by 4-H'ers to recruit and orient folks new to 4-H! Submit your video by July 1 for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card and have your video showcased at the state fair!
  • Learn about new Livestock Quality Assurance training options for 4-H animal science members

    New in 2018 – 4-H animal science members can participate in one of two options for Livestock Quality Assurance certification training: 1) Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics (LQA&E) training, or 2) Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training. All youth participating as state fair 4-H livestock exhibitors must complete Livestock Quality Assurance training requirements.
  • STEM Programming Coming to Your Rural Community

    Mysteries in Science with 4-H is a STEM program for youth 1st – 5th grades coming to Dilworth, Glyndon, Hawley and Barnesville.
  • Teen Leaders are Needed

    4-H is looking for teens to help lead STEM classes with summer interns and county staff in a town near you.
  • County Fair Updates

    Make sure to check out these important updates covering multiple 2018 Clay County Fair items.
  • Message from Dorothy: Young people: Release your potential

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman invites young people to join her in pursuing bold and courageous dreams. Start with "yes, we can!"
  • Don't forget about 2018 Share the Fun!

    This is an early reminder that state fair Share the Fun nominations and application forms will be available online June 1. Interested 4-H youth should start preparing to perform their acts! If your county has a Share the Fun competition at county fair, reserve a place on the rehearsal time schedule any time after June 1.
  • Animal IDs

    Watch for your animal ID packet to arrive in early April. You are encouraged to start working on getting your animals ID’d shortly after.
  • Message from Dorothy: When youth partner with adults, they become better leaders

    Meet Evan, a 4-H'er who's using his voice to impact youth across Minnesota. Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman reflects on the importance of youth getting to lead alongside caring adults.
  • Learn about scholarships available for college-bound 4-H youth

    Several scholarships are being offered for Minnesota 4-H youth pursuing post-secondary studies at accredited colleges and universities. Over $20,000 is awarded annually through a competitive application process. Visit the 4-H scholarship website to learn more and apply.
  • Message from Dorothy: Citizenship is all about service

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman talks about citizenship - 4-H is about growing local and global citizens. People who are skilled, competent and committed to lives of service.
  • Your 4-H learning can lead to national opportunities

    Over the past several months, multiple 4-H teams from across Minnesota have showcased their learning at a national level - find out how!
  • Mark your calendars for the 2018 AKSARBEN Stock Show!

    The AKSARBEN Stock Show will be held in Grand Island, Neb. Sept. 27-30, 2018. It's open to 4-H members from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. In it, 4-H youth exhibit livestock, compete in quiz bowl and judging, apply for scholarships and internships to work with the AKSARBEN Stock Show.
  • 2018 Helping Hands grant applications now open!

    Helping Hands grants helps fund worthy youth development programs or projects that young people seek to pursue in partnership with supportive adults and local businesses. Grant awards are between $200 and $2,000. Applications must be postmarked or emailed by March 1.
  • Interested in Shooting Sports?

    Interested in learning more about how YOU can be involved in Shooting Sports and Wildlife? Now is the time to check it out.
  • Message from Dorothy: Teenagers: Your self-confidence is key!

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman encourages young people to be bold and build their self-confidence.
  • Spend your summer in a youth development internship with 4-H

    Minnesota 4-H is now accepting applications for 2018 summer internships with 4-H programs in counties across the state. The application deadline is open until positions are filled with a preference for candidates who apply by Feb. 15.
  • Jerry Ludwig of Redwood County named Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer

    Jerry Ludwig has been chosen as Minnesota’s 4-H Salute to Excellence Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer.
  • Crissy Otting of Clearwater County honored as Volunteer of the Year

    Crissy Otting has received the Minnesota 4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer of the Year Award.
  • Interested in Shooting Sports?

    Interested in learning more about how YOU can be involved in Shooting Sports and Wildlife? Now is the time to check it out. They will be meeting in January…
  • BLU Registration Closes January 10th

    Northwest Region BLU will be Feb. 10 – 11 at the Castaway Club in Detroit Lakes. Register online via 4HOnline.com or download the registration documents.
  • Market Beef and Dairy Steers Animal ID Deadline

    For those of you will be bringing Market Beef or Dairy Steers to the county fair – keep in mind that there is an early deadline for these animals – February 15th.
  • After school classes coming to Ulen, Dilworth and Glyndon

    Building Awesome Structures, a hands on engineering and creativity classes will begin mid-January 2018
  • Rube Goldberg Challenge

    Clay County is looking for teams to meet the challenge of creating their own Rube Goldberg machine. Young people in third through eighth grades can compete in these friendly science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) team competitions, which take place at county fairs.
  • Do You Know any Local College Students?

    We have an abundance of College Students in the Fargo/Moorhead area – but sometimes its hard to connect with them. Who do you know? Help us to connect with local students so we can provide them and our 4-H youth with new opportunities…
  • New Member Gathering

    New Members – this is for you! We will have a New Member Gathering sometime in February which will help you get started right in the 4-H year. Come pick up paperwork, important information, and get questions answered. We can’t wait to meet you!
  • Introducing... A Brand New Agriculture Opportunity

    Have you heard about the State Science of Agriculture Program – well we are excited to introduce a Regional version of this opportunity.
  • Ambassadors are Back!

    Are you proud to be a 4-Her? Has 4-H changed your life? Do you like making a difference? If you answered yes, we want you on our team! Join this group of passionate 4-Hers and increase your leadership skills, capacity to give back and help us spread the word about 4-H! Not to mention, make friends and HAVE FUN!
  • Message from Dorothy: Youth in 4-H make healthier choices

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman celebrates the connection between 4-H and healthy choices in young people. Two 4-H members' stories are featured and you're invited to share your own healthy living story.
  • Announcing the 2018 4-H Engineering Design Rube Goldberg Challenge for high school youth

    Starting in 2018 the 4-H Engineering Design Rube Goldberg Challenge will include high school youth in grades 9 to one year after high school. The 2018 challenge will be to “plant a seed and water the seed”.
  • Rube Goldberg Challenge

    Clay County is looking for teams to meet the challenge of creating their own Rube Goldberg machine. Young people in third through eighth grades can compete in these friendly science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) team competitions, which take place at county fairs.
  • Do You Know any Local College Students?

    We have an abundance of College Students in the Fargo/Moorhead area – but sometimes its hard to connect with them. Who do you know? Help us to connect with local students so we can provide them and our 4-H youth with new opportunities…
  • Introducing...A Brand New Agriculture Opportunity

    Have you heard about the State Science of Agriculture Program – well we are excited to introduce a Regional version of this opportunity.
  • Find college scholarships for engineering careers

    High school students pursuing engineering as a post-secondary option – check out this giant list of scholarships, curated by the American Society for Engineering Education.

  • Rube Goldberg Challenge

    Do you like to design and create things? Can you imagine being part of a team of youth who do?
  • Introducing the 2017-2018 4-H Board of Directors

    We are excited to announce our newly elected 2017-2018 4-H Board of Directors youth and adults!
  • National 4-H Week is here and we have a gift for you!

    National 4-H Week is October 1-7. Read further for more information on our gift to each of our 4-H families.
  • We’re hiring! Well, Sort of...

    There are several opportunities for youth in 4-H – this is nothing new. And in order for those opportunities to be made available, a volunteer leader(s) is needed to lead them. Each program listed below is still pretty new, which leaves a lot of room for creativity. Consider helping us build one!
  • All Committees Accepting New Members!

    Committees will meet on Tuesday October 10th at 6:00 PM at the Maranatha Fee Lutheran Church in Glyndon. All out-going, in-coming and potential committee members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
  • Learn about the Science of Agriculture Challenge with this new video!

    The newest in the Discover Minnesota 4-H video series is ready just in time to start recruiting participants for the Minnesota 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge.
  • Minnesota State Fair & State Events

    We are right in the middle of the MN State Fair and other state 4-H showcase events, and we couldn’t be better represented by our Clay County 4-Hers!
  • Minnesota State Fair & State Events

    We are right in the middle of the MN State Fair and other state 4-H showcase events, and we couldn’t be better represented by our Clay County 4-Hers!
  • Eric Vancura and Hannah Kruize named MN State 4-H Ambassadors

    We couldn’t be more excited to announce that both Eric Vancura and Hannah Kruize earned the role of a 2017-2018 MN State 4-H Ambassador!
  • Dive into 4-H this Fall

    Ready to dive into 4-H this fall? We have a new tool to help you do so!
  • Congratulations to the 2017-18 Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador team

    Through citizenship education and leadership activities, the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors contribute meaningfully to 4-H and to their communities. Welcome the 2017-18 Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador team.

  • 4-H Summer Adventures; “What Goes Up, Must Come Down” Coming to Your Town

    4-Hers and friends come take part in “What Goes Up, Must Come Down.” For youth 1st through 5th grades. Activities such as building gliders, catapults or trebuchets, yo-yos, egg drop challenge, roller coaster design and boomerangs are on the schedule.
  • Livestock Judging Team forming in Clay County

    Are you interested in beef, sheep or swine? Do you want to know what makes a good animal? If so you should join the Clay County 4-H Livestock Judging Team.
  • Livestock Project Bowl Leads to Lively Learning

    Livestock Project Bowl is fun, increases your animal knowledge for showmanship, mandatory interviews at the State Fair and gets you into real competition. This group meets once a week January through March to study health, physiology, feeding, care and current industry issues of cattle, sheep, swine, and goats. For grades 3 and up.
  • Barn Quilt Trail Project

    This project is being developed to emphasize a sense of community and pride in our heritage and culture. These big quilt squares are painted on the sides of barns, local businesses and significant buildings and even free standing. It is placed so that the pattern can be viewed as people drive past.
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