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  • 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 is now Open

    Northwest Region BLU will be Feb. 10 – 11 at the Castaway Club in Detroit Lakes. Register online via 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…
  • Short-term Internship opportunity with 4-H

    Clay County is looking for college students who are interested in a short-term paid internship working with elementary students mid-January until late February
  • New Member Gathering

    Possible Date Change - Watch for additional information about date and meeting location coming soon!
  • 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.

  • Message from Dorothy: Giving to grow leaders

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman shares a story about 12 year old Mela. Because of generous 4-H volunteers, Mela has grown into a confident leader.
  • 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.
  • Save the date for the 2018 Southwest Animal Science Challenge!

    The 2018 Southwest Animal Science Challenge will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, in Wabasso, Minnesota. This event will include horse and livestock project bowl competitions, hands-on skill-a-thon stations, and workshops on a variety of topics. 4-H'ers can attend as a project bowl team, or as an individual.
  • 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.
  • Order from the Clovermart Winter Sale!

    The 2017-18 Clovermart winter sale is still open! We are accepting orders until Jan. 5. Clovermart is the place to find all of your Minnesota 4-H apparel and merchandise for everyone in the family.
  • Register now for the BLU leadership workshops!

    Register now for the BLU leadership workshops for youth in 6th grade on up! Five BLUs will be held at locations across the state – registration deadlines vary by location. This is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills and meet other youth from the area!
  • Computer for Sale

    Clay County has an older model computer for sale.
  • 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!
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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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