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  • Message from Dorothy: Volunteering is a gift we give ourselves

    During a month we often spend expressing gratitude for good things in our lives, associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman encourages adults to add the gift of volunteering to your list.

  • Apply for National 4-H Conference!

    Nov. 10 is the deadline for MInnesota 4-H youth to apply 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).
  • Plan ahead for Citizenship Washington Focus 2018!

    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. Pre-application materials will be available online Jan. 10, 2018.
  • Sign up for the BLU regional youth leadership workshops!

    Register for a regional youth leadership workshop for youth in grades 6-12 at one of five locations across the state. Activities are planned and facilitated by the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors!
  • Clovermart winter sale now open!

    Did you miss your favorite Minnesota 4-H styles at the state fair? Are you thinking of holiday gifts for 4-H loving people in your life? Good news - Minnesota 4-H Clovermart is open for a winter sale through Dec. 14.
  • It’s time to re-enroll!

    Re-enrollment for 4-H members and adult volunteers is open. The volunteer re-enrollment period is Sept. 16 - Oct. 31. And remember, starting this fall, 4-H volunteer enrollment will last for three years.
  • Consider applying for an AMC 4-H Community Leadership Award

    The Extension Committee of the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) will select two 4-H club projects that will each receive awards of $500 in recognition for their contributions and service to their communities. The application deadline is Jan. 22.
  • 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.
  • Fall Federation and Committee Meetings

    The Fall Federation and Committee meetings are coming up quick! Everyone is encouraged to attend and we hope that our central location makes it easier to get there.
  • Awards Celebration & Fall Volunteer Training

    New this year – the Awards Celebration Banquet will he held alongside the Fall Volunteer Training. Read on for further details.
  • Message from Dorothy: Let’s celebrate the impact of 4-H

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman invites you to celebrate your 4-H story during National 4-H Week, Oct. 1 - 7, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Mark your calendars for 4-H BLU 2018!

    February, 2018 BLU regional leadership workshops dates and locations have been posted. These Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador hosted workshops include hands-on activities, games, small group discussions, and social activities. All youth grade 6 - one year past high school are encouraged to attend!
  • Sign up to attend 2017 Fall Volunteer Training!

    Volunteers are encouraged to sign up to attend an area training for 2017 Fall Volunteer Training. This favorite annual networking opportunity will be held at county and regional locations throughout Minnesota. Find your site!
  • STEM Classes Afterschool in Barnesville and Hawley

    Join 4-H in an afterschool program with 4-H through Community Ed. We will be “Building Awesome Structures”.
  • Morgan Kastner Claims 2nd Runner Up for Dan Patch Award

    Our very own Morgan Kastner receives 2nd runner up for the highly sought after Dan Patch award.
  • 4-H STEM Programming for Home School Families

    Classes begin October 3 for Home Schooled Families These classes are mid-afternoon to fit with home-schooled family’s schedules
  • 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!
  • First Lego League Team Forming

    Now is the time to check out and sign up for a First® Lego League team. Youth 9 – 14 are eligible to participate in the program. The club meets in Barnesville, but is open to anyone.
  • Dive into 4-H this Fall

    Ready to dive into 4-H this fall? We have a new tool to help you do so!
  • End of the 4-H Year – What YOU Need to Do

    Are you a 4-Her, Club Leader or Committee Member? Read below to find out what you need to accomplish by the end of the 4-H year, September 30th.
  • 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).

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Teens 6th Grade and Up Needed to Assist 4-H Interns in a Town Near You

    Teens looking for something to do this summer? Assist the summer interns with a STEM class titled “What Goes Up, Must Come Down.” The 4-H Summer Adventures class consist of simple activities such as building gliders, catapults or trebuchets, yo-yos, egg drop challenge, roller coaster design and boomerangs, and games.
  • Welcoming Our Summer Interns – Lily Crume and Karen Collin

    Welcome Lily Crume and Karen Collin, our 2017 Summer Interns!
  • “Expanding Our Roots - Growing New Opportunities” is the 2017 fall volunteer training topic!

    “Expanding Our Roots - Growing New Opportunities” is the 2017 fall volunteer training topic for youth and adult volunteers to explore our roots and gain resources for a welcoming and supportive 4-H program. Watch for local details about this favorite fall networking opportunity to be held at county and regional locations throughout Minnesota!
  • New support for the 2017 Engineering Design Challenge: Rube Goldberg

    New curriculum is available online now to help volunteers guide teams through understanding and building Rube Goldberg contraptions for the Engineering Design Challenge.
  • 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.
  • Robotics Team Reorganizing for the New Year

    This STEM club has been active in Clay County for six years. If you want to learn about robotics, engineering, computer programming and keeping our 10,000 lakes healthy, check out this group. New members and friends are welcome to attend a meeting and see what it is all about. Who could you invite to come with you? See full article for more information.
  • 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.
  • Clay County Fair in Review 2015

    Highlights and bonus pictures from the 2015 Clay County Fair can be found in the Fair in Review in the download section of this site. Also please take the short survey to help us make improvements for the upcoming year. Thanks to everyone for making 2015 another memorable fair.
  • 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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