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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Are you interested in becoming a 4-H dairy goat judge?

    A 4-H dairy goat judges training is being planned for Saturday, May 19 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Adults interested should mark their calendars now! Registration materials will be available soon -- stay tuned form more info.
  • Attend spring 2018 SS&W Leader Certification Training

    Register by April 6 for the April 21-22 training to be held at the Long Lake Conservation Center in Palisades. This training is for Minnesota 4-H adults and youth (9th grade and older) that lead or would like to lead training in shooting sports or wildlife.
  • Fruit Sale-Feb 15-28

    The Clay County 4-H Fruit Sale is ready to go!
  • Red River Valley Development Association NW Minnesota Youth Leadership Award 2018

    Open to young adults between the ages of 17 and 21 on or before January 1, 2018, living in Becker, Clay, Clearwater, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau and Wilkin counties.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 2018 Annual Clay County 4-H Fruit Fundraiser

    It’s that time of year again... Our annual Fruit Fundraiser will take place February 15-28! Fundraiser packets will be sent out Monday, February 12th.
  • Exciting STEM Project Day for K-7th grades

    The STEM Committee will host a STEM Project Day this February. Join us for a morning of fun projects and exciting demonstrations! Each 4-H'er will participate in 3 hands on STEM workshops and experience more fun with several demonstrations.
  • 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.
  • JOANNhearts4H – Support 4-H youth with a 4-H paper clover

    In February, make a $4 donation at your local JOANN register. You'll support 4-H and get $4 off your next purchase. And join a special Valentine's Day community service event on Feb. 3.
  • 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.
  • Plan to attend the 2018 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) trip to Washington DC!

    Minnesota 4-H youth in grades 9-13 are invited to strengthen their communication, leadership, and citizenship skills at a national level by attending Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington D.C. from June 23-30, 2018. Registration will open Feb. 1, and close when all spaces have been filled, or by Feb. 28, whichever comes first.
  • 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”.
  • 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…
  • 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.

  • Participate in 2018 project bowls!

    2018 project bowl information is now available! Form a team and participate in one of the four regional Minnesota 4-H Project Bowls across the state. Check out the website for rules, resources and more to get your team started!
  • Club and project leaders -- know and connect with new members!

    Connecting with new 4-H families is an important part of enrollment. Club and project leaders are reminded that they can use 4HOnline to obtain updated member lists and contact information. User guides and video tutorials are available.
  • 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.

  • Discover Minnesota 4-H!

    Check out the new Discover Minnesota 4-H video series on YouTube! This collection of short videos is designed to help new 4-H families better understand our program, and to recruit new members!
  • Congratulations scholarship recipients!

    The Minnesota 4-H Foundation is pleased to announce 2017 scholarship recipients. Find out which youth and alumni from across Minnesota received this special honor.
  • 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.
  • 4-H Dog Project Rally Materials have been Revised

    Make sure you are using the updated materials!
  • 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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