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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.
  • Koochiching County 4-H fair registration now open!

    The 2018 Koochiching County 4-H Fair Registration at https://koochiching.fairentry.com is now open and will close on Friday June 29.
  • 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.
  • Start thinking about County Fair!

    As the 4-H Afterschool programming draws to end, now is the time to start thinking about how you would like to participate at the County Fair this summer. Here are some steps to simplify the process…
  • Horse Project Bowl Team place Second at State!

    More than 600 young people from across Minnesota gathered in Sauk Rapids on April 7 for University of Minnesota Extension's 4-H State Project Bowl. Koochiching County 4-H's Horse Project Bowl Team, the Mustangs, finished as the Reserve Champions for the Junior Horse Bowl division.
  • Register now for 4-H YELLO!

    Don't forget to get registered now! Registration for the 4-H Youth Exploring Leadership & Learning Out loud! (YELLO!) conference on June 12-15, 2018, in the 4-H Building on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul will be closing on May 7. YELLO! is an annual statewide, four-day leadership conference with group discussions, workshops, service opportunities, challenging speakers and hands-on activities designed for youth...
  • 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.
  • Remember the State Animal ID deadline is May 15.

    All breeding beef, dairy, dog, dairy goats, meat goats, horse, lama, poultry, rabbit, sheep and swine animal projects need to be identified by May 15.
  • Congratulations 4-H Horse Project Bowl Team!

    Koochiching County 4-H's Horse Project Bowl Team, the Mustangs, were the Reserve Champions at Regional 4-H Project Bowl in Deer River on March 17. The team will be advancing to the State 4-H Project Bowl on April 7 in Sauk Rapids.
  • 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.
  • 4-H Youth attend "4-H on Ice" - Winter Fishing Event

    The youth leaders of the Northern Lights 4-H Club hosted a "4-H on Ice - Winter Fishing" event in Northome on Sunday, March 4. Details and photos from the day can be found here.
  • Youth Leaders attended BLU Retreat

    4-H youth leaders from Koochiching county attended the Northeast "Building Leadership and Understanding" Retreat at Long Lake Conversation Center in Palisade. The youth engaged in small group discussions, educational workshops, and large group activities to meet other youth from throughout the region. Check out our photo album here...
  • Exploring First Lego League Jr

    Koochiching County 4-H is piloting First Lego League Jr programming for youth in grades K to 3rd in Northome in Feb-Mar and in International Falls in April-May! It’s never too early to discover STEM.
  • 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.
  • Thursday Threads 4-H Club - String Arts

    Youth of the International Falls area in grades 3rd to 8th are invited to join us after school as we discover a whole new world of string art. The Thursday Threads 4-H Club will meet Thursdays (Mach 1 - April 8) in Room 205 of the Backus Community Center. Information on how to register, can be found here...
  • 4-H on Ice - Winter Fishing Event

    The Northern Lights 4-H Club is hosting a 4-H Winter Fishing Event on Sunday, March 4 from 1 to 3:30 at the Island Lake Landing. This event is open to all Koochiching County 4-H families. Pre-registration is requested to ensure that we have enough supplies for participants.
  • 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.
  • Can you Engineer It?

    Float it? Jump it? Drop it? Rock-et? Launch it? Build it? Youth in grades 3rd through 8th grade are invited to join the Koochiching County 4-H Afterschool session happening at school locations in Indus, Littlefork, International Falls, and Northome. Location specific registration details are available here...
  • Northome 4-H Afterschool - Engineer it!

    Youth of the Northome Public School in grades 3rd to 8th are invited to join us in the Commons on Thursdays (Jan 18 - Feb 22) after school as we plan, build, test and modify our original engineering designs!
  • Indus 4-H Afterschool - Engineer it!

    Youth of the Indus Public Schools in grades 3rd to 8th are invited to join us after school as we plan, build, test and modify our original engineering designs! The Indus Eagles 4-H Afterschool will meet Mondays (Jan 29 to Mar 12), in the Commons of the Indus Public School. Information on how to register, can be found here...
  • Tech Tuesdays 4-H Club - Engineer it!

    Youth of the International Falls area in grades 3rd to 8th are invited to join us after school as we plan, build, test and modify our original engineering designs! The Tech Tuesdays 4-H Club will meet Tuesdays (Jan 23 - Feb 27) in Room 205 of the Backus Community Center. Information on how to register, can be found here...
  • Find out more about the Science of Agriculture Challenge

    What is the Science of Agriculture Challenge? All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to come find out. By attending the January club meetings of the State Top Stars 4-H Club in International Falls or the Northern Lights 4-H Club in Northome. Meeting dates are listed here...
  • Winter Roundup: a 4-H Horse Conference

    Winter Roundup is an exciting three day, two night conference focused on adult and youth horse project leadership and activities in the 4-H Horse Project. This year's conference is scheduled for January 19-21 at the Long Lake Conservation Center, Palisade. The early registration discount ends soon, so giddy up!
  • 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”.
  • Ringing in the Giving Season

    Area 4-H Families are invited to take a turn ringing the Salvation Army Bell on Thursday, December 21 at the Kmart Store. Families may select one half hour shift (or more) between 4 and 7:30pm. The link to sign up form can be found here.
  • Project Bowl season is about to begin

    Project Bowl season is right around the corner! Youth in Grades 3-8 are invited to join one of Koochiching County 4-H's Project Bowl teams. Patterned after the golden-oldie television show "College Bowl", it challenges teams of 3-6 youth on their knowledge of 4-H Horse or Rabbit project areas.
  • Join our 4-H Horse Project Bowl team

    Youth in grades 3rd to 8th are invited to join the 2018 Horse Project Bowl Team. Whether you are new to the 4-H Horse Project or know a lot about horses, come and learn more!
  • Join our 4-H Rabbit Project Bowl team

    Youth in grades 3rd to 8th are invited to join the 2018 Rabbit Project Bowl Team. Whether you are new to the 4-H Rabbit Project or know a lot about horses, come and learn more!
  • Results of the 2017-2018 FLL Robotics Season

    The youth members of Koochiching County 4-H were top Stars the High Tech Kids’ Regional FLL Robotics Tournament in Northome on Saturday Dec 2!
  • Team 36443 - Dynamite Girls

    Results of the High Tech Kids' Regional FLL Robotics Tournament in Northome on Dec 2, 2017
  • Team 29054 - Lightening Bolts

    Results of the High Tech Kids' Regional FLL Robotics Tournament in Northome on Dec 10, 2016
  • Team 2820 - 5 Musketeers

    Results of the High Tech Kids' Regional FLL Robotics Tournament in Northome on Dec 2, 2017
  • Team 2819 - I Like Turtles

    Results of the High Tech Kids' Regional FLL Robotics Tournament in Northome on Dec 2, 2017
  • Team 2818 - Grizzly Bots

    Results of the High Tech Kids' Regional FLL Robotics Tournament in Northome on Dec 2, 2017
  • Team 2817 - Water Wolves

    Results of the High Tech Kids' Regional FLL Robotics Tournament in Northome on Dec 2, 2017
  • Team 2816 - Rogue Squad

    Results of the High Tech Kids' Regional FLL Robotics Tournament in Northome on Dec 2, 2017
  • 4-H Cloverbuds Club explore Farm Life

    The 4-H Cloverbud Club concluded their fall session of Exploring Farm Life with a field trip to the Reller Family Farm. Check out our photo album...
  • 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.

  • Save the Robotics Tournament date!

    Save Saturday, December 2 for the High Tech Kids' Regional Robotics Tournament in Northome!
  • 4-H Youth attend "Get Hooked on 4-H" - Fishing Event

    The youth leaders of the Northern Lights 4-H Club hosted a Get Hooked on 4-H - Fishing event in Northome on Sunday, June 10. Details and photos from the day can be found here.
  • Littlefork Lumberjacks 4-H Club

    Calling all Lumberjacks! It's time to get registered for the Littlefork Lumberjacks 4-H Club. Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time! All youth grades K-12th are welcome.
  • It's Time to Re-enroll!

    Enrollment for the 2017-2018 year has begun. Before you can participate in any 4-H club meetings or special events you need to be enrolled in 4-H Online.
  • 4-H Rocks - a geological discovery

    The State Top Stars 4-H Club is starting the new 4-H Club year off by hosting "4-H Rocks!" an evening of geological discovery on Monday, Oct 16 in Room 203 of the Backus Community Center from 6-pm to 7:30-pm.
  • Get Hooked on 4-H - Fishing Event

    The Northern Lights 4-H Club is starting the new 4-H Club year off by hosting a Hooked on 4-H Fishing event on Sunday, October 15 at the Northome School from 1 to 3:30 and followed by family fishing off the Dora Lake Bridge.
  • Indus Eagles 4-H Club - FLL Robotics

    Hey 5-8 graders! Has all this news about the 4-H FLL Robotics program caught your attention? But directly after school, doesn't work for you because of busing schedule from Indus or Littlefork Schools. Then Koochiching County 4-H has some great news just for you! Hurry spots are limited!
  • 4-H FLL Robotics teams are Gearing Up NOW!

    Ready! Set! LEGO! 4-H Robotics teams are gearing up in Interntional Falls and Northome!
  • Business Meeting & Volunteer Training

    The Koochiching County 4-H Leader Council has a Business Meeting & Volunteer Training starting at 2-pm on OCT 1 at the Littlefork City Hall. This meeting is open all 4-H youth, their parents, and volunteers in the Koochiching County 4-H clubs and Afterschool Programs.
  • 4-H Cloverbuds Club - Exploring Farm Life

    Youth in grades Kindergarten to 2nd grade are invited to join the 4-H Cloverbuds Club, as we explore life on the farm.
  • Northome 4-H Afterschool - FLL Robotics

    The Northome 4-H Afterschool program being offered this fall is the First LEGO League Robotics.
  • Tech Tuesdays 4-H Club - FLL Robotics

    The Tech Tuesdays 4-H Club will be starting its Afterschool Program year with participating in the FLL Lego Robotics Program.
  • 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.

  • Youth Leaders attended Hooked on Fishing training

    4-H youth leaders and adult volunteers from North St. Louis, South St. Louis, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Itasca, Koochiching counties and the Fond du Luc Tribal Program attended the Hooked on Fishing – Train the Trainer Program event at Bear Head Lake State Park outside of Ely on Saturday, June 10.
  • Koochiching County 4-H Fair

    Looking for information, downloads, and events for the 2018 Koochiching County 4-H Fair. This article is a continuing location source for everything Fair 2018!
  • Looking for a 4-H Club in Koochiching County

    4-H Clubs and Afterschool Programs are gearing up across Koochiching County. See what is available near you!
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