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  • Jello Kickball? S'mores?? Join us at LEAP in Marshall!

    We're going to have a SUPER fun time at LEAP on June 27! We will meet at a park in Marshall for grilling burgers, s'mores and Jello kickball - so wear clothes you don't mind getting a little messy in! Contact the Extension office to RSVP and for more information! LEAP is a regional leadership event for youth in grades 6th-12th!
  • Livestock Judging Team 2018

    Effectively evaluating breeding and market animals is highly important in the animal industry. Judging is an art developed through patient study and long practice. We would love to have you join us.
  • LQA&E Training

    Livestock Quality Assurance & Ethics training is required to be eligible to exhibit livestock at the Minnesota State Fair. Now is the time to get your training completed! Lincoln County will be offering LQA&E Level 2 training on Wednesday, June 13, at the Lake Benton Community Center.
  • County Wide Project Day

    Lincoln County will be holding a county wide Project Day on June 2. Hope, Lake Stay, Marshfield and the Engineering Club are planning a hands-on project for all youth attending!
  • So You Missed a Deadline . . .

    You just realized you missed an important deadline, now what?? We know that life sometimes gets busy or situations happen. To help manage these situations, 4-H has established an Exemption Policy.
  • Welcome to our Summer Intern - Moriah Flanagan

    This summer, we welcome Moriah Flanagan to Lincoln County has our Summer Intern.
  • Summer Programming

    Lincoln County 4-H is happy to offer some great summer programs. Check out all the information and get these dates added to your summer calendar.
  • Lincoln County Fair Registration Now Open

    All projects being brought to County Fair for judging must be preregistered. Registration is now OPEN! Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 20!
  • Presentation Day and Clothing Day Information

    There will be a new format for Clothing Day and Presentation Day this year! Check out all the details!
  • June Engineering Club

    The June Engineering Club meeting will be in conjunction with Project Day! We will be constructing model rockets!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Learn about scholarships 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.
  • 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!
  • Sign up for 2018 Minnesota 4-H Livestock Day Camps!

    Livestock Day Camp registration is now open for youth and adults - attend one of the camps being offered in six different Minnesota locations. All camps will take place in June. Register by June 8 to learn more about your beef, meat goat, swine or rabbit projects!
  • Attend Minnesota 4-H Livestock Judging Camp this summer!

    Livestock judging enthusiasts in grades 6-12 are invited to attend livestock judging camp June 18-20 at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. Register by June 8.
  • Apply for livestock and horse bonus trips!

    Volunteers and PDC’s – it’s time to get together to apply to receive bonus trips for the state fair and state horse show! The deadline for submission is June 1.
  • Gopher Dairy Camp returns in 2018!

    2018 Gopher Dairy Camp will be held June 10-12 at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. This camp is open to youth who have completed grades 6-9, but have not yet started 10th grade. Prior experience with dairy cattle is required.
  • 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.
  • Register NOW for SW 4-H Summer Camp!

    SW 4-H Camp registration is now open! Youth in grades 3-6 will not want to miss out on this amazing camp adventure. Camp will again be held at Shetek Lutheran Ministries Camp on Lake Shetek. Campers will choose from five exciting tracks. Early Bird registration ends APRIL 30!
  • Upcoming Meetings

    Summer is just around the corner which means planning meetings are coming up! Check out all the upcoming meeting dates and agendas.
  • 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!"
  • Register for YELLO 2018 to join hundreds of youth for an unforgettable leadership event!

    Registration for YELLO 2018 is open! Register by May 7 to attend Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Outloud (YELLO). The event will take place June 12-15 in the 4-H Building on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The event is open to students who have completed grade 6 - one year past high school and is an opportunity to learn more about 4-H while gaining leadership and civic engagement skills and exploring the Twin Cities community!
  • 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.
  • University on the Prairie

    Students in the region can have an adventure in science and career exploration at University on the Prairie, which will be held July 24-26 at the Southwest Research & Outreach Center near Lamberton.
  • SW MN 4-H Rabbit Fun Show

    4-H'ers of all ages are invited to the Rabbit Fun Show in Slayton on May 6.
  • Whoa, there's a horse clinic in June

    Get ready for the show ring or get help training your horse from one of the experts in horsemanship.
  • 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.
  • Apply to be a 2018 - 2019 Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador!

    The 2018 - 2019 Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador team application process will open in mid-April. This is a fantastic leadership opportunity for youth currently in grades 10-12. Apply by May 20!

  • Raise your hand for 4-H in Minnesota

    Help us grow the next generation of true leaders—vote for Minnesota! The Raise Your Hand campaign is a nationwide call to action for alumni and friends to "Raise Your Hand" and empower our youth with the skills to lead for a lifetime. The campaign runs April 1 - May 15. Each hand raised is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the three states with the most hands raised.
  • Save the date for Supersession: A 4-H Dog Project training workshop

    This year’s workshop will take place June 15-17 and is open to youth in third grade and up, families, trainers, potential trainers, and youth and adult leaders. Registration information will be online soon.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2018 Lincoln County Fair

    The dates have been set for the 2018 Lincoln County Fair!
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • 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.

  • Lincoln County Goals for 2017-2018

    The Lincoln County Leader's Council met in September and set their county goals for the 2017-2018 4-H year.
  • 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!
  • We're on FaceBook!

    Be sure to "like" us on FaceBook to get updates and happenings in Lincoln County 4-H!
  • 2017 Premium Book Available!

    The 2017 Lincoln County premium book is available for download.
  • USDA Farm Service Youth Loan Program

    The USDA- Farm Service Agency (FSA) office in Marshall, MN offers loans for income producing, agricultural related projects of modest size for youth individuals who are at least 10 and not more than 20 years of age.
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