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    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.

    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!"

    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.
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