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  • Ronald McDonald House Donations - Ambassadors

    The Ambassadors (age 14+) will be heading to the Ronald McDonald House on Wednesday, Dec. 27.
  • Banquet

    Congratulations to all of our award winners that were recognized at the 4-H banquet!
  • Federation

    Federation is the governing body for Cottonwood County 4-H. 4-H families are invited to participate in meetings to learn about what is happening on the county level. The next meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Extension Office.
  • After School Adventures

    After school adventures will be held monthly in Comfrey, Windom, Red Rock Central, Mt. Lake, and Westbrook Walnut Grove. We are also looking for volunteers to help at after school adventures.
  • Cloverbud "Agventures"

    Learn about the exciting world of agriculture through Cloverbud Book “Agventures!" All youth in grades kindergarten through 3rd grade are welcome to attend monthly Cloverbud “Agventures” throughout the school year.
  • Project Bowl

    Project bowl is the second largest attended state event during the 4-H year! There are eight different project bowl areas: dairy, dairy goat, dog, general livestock, horse, poultry, rabbit, and wildlife.
  • 2018 Cottonwood County Fair Dates

    The Cottonwood County Fair Board has scheduled the 2018 Cottonwood County Fair for August 15-18.
  • Food Stand Manager Needed!

    We are in search of a new Food Stand manager. Please contact the Extension office if you know of anyone that might be interested.
  • 4-H Cookbook

    Enjoy 468 recipes in our 4-H Cookbook! Cookbooks are available at the Extension Office for $15.
  • 4-H Alumni/Office Manager Spotlight – Teresa (Determan) Schwartz

    Get to know Teresa (Determan) Schwartz
  • Apply Now to be a 2018 4-H Camp Counselor or DOC

    SW 4-H Summer Camp will be held June 18-22, 2018. We are looking for camp counselors in grades 9 and up to help lead camp. Applications are being accepted now through January 17.
  • 2017 Project Expo

    The 2nd annual Project Expo will be held on Thursday December 28th from 9 AM-2 PM at the Worthington Regional Extension Office. Please note the DATE CHANGE. Click the article title for more information regarding this day!
  • It's time to register for the SW Winter Project Leader Training!

    An exciting day is being planned for all 4-H screened adult volunteers to network with fellow volunteers while gaining new ideas for working with clubs and youth. It will be held Saturday, February 24th from 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at SMSU in Marshall.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Calendar (October-December 2017)

    Check out the calendar to see what's upcoming!
  • Cloverbud Book “Agventures” (Gr. K-3)

    Youth in grades K-3 are invited to this free, monthly program to explore agriculture!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Earn FREE money for Cottonwood County 4-H

    By using the search engine www.goodsearch.com (which is similar to google.com), you can select Cottonwood County 4-H as your favorite charity and earn money for the 4-H program.
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