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    4-H Grows Relationships

    All adult volunteers and youth leaders are invited to attend Annual Volunteer Training, "4-H Grows Relationships" on November 29 at 6:00 PM at the Adult Community Center in Marshall. Learn to connect with 4-H youth in meaningful ways.

    January Leader's Council Meeting

    Leader's Council will meet on Monday, January 14th at 6:30 PM in the Courthouse Assembly Room.

    Ambassador Program

    One of the Leader's Council goals for 2018-2019 is to build interest in an Ambassador program. As we work towards that goal, we are looking for someone interested in serving as an Ambassador Coordinator.

    Lincoln County 4-H Celebrates National 4-H Week

    Clubs promoted 4-H throughout the county for National 4-H Week, October 7-13.

    National 4-H Conference

    Interested in attending National 4-H Conference? Curious what National 4-H Conference is? Check this out!

    4-H Afterschool

    Interested in helping out with 4-H Afterschool? This article is for you!

    Remind - A Communication App

    Lincoln County 4-H will be trying out the “Remind” app as an additional communication source to 4-H families.

    Sign-up for the 2019 Science of Agriculture Challenge!

    Registration for the 2019 Science of Agriculture Challenge is now open! Youth in grades 6 - 12 should register by Friday, Feb. 1. The Science of Agriculture Challenge is a great way to develop communication and problem solving skills and explore careers related to agriculture.

    Invigorate your club meetings

    Adult and teen leaders - are you looking for new activities to kick off your club meetings? Check out this new resource on our website to engage your members in problem solving activities! These activities will not only build teamwork and problem solving skills, but will energize your members, setting the stage for productive meetings!

    Utilize the sales tax exemption for purchases appropriately

    Minnesota 4-H is an approved nonprofit organization. This provides 4-H exemption on paying Minnesota sales tax on most purchases. Purchases MUST be paid for directly by a 4-H organization check in order to utilize the sales tax exemption.

    Follow the 4-H policy when generating funds

    Fall is a great time to plan for fundraising activities for 4-H programs to generate dollars to use throughout the year. Utilize the information sheets linked in this article and work with your 4-H program coordinator when you have questions or are seeking advice about carrying out local fundraising efforts.

    Create a 4-H video to win a $50 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 Dec. 15 for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card!

    STEM Activities for 4-H Clubs

    Are you looking for a quick and easy way to add a STEM activity at your next club meeting? Check out the kits that are available!! The prep and planning has been done for you!!

    Lincoln County Goals for 2018-2019

    The Leader's Council chose to spend the next year focusing on three county-wide goals! How can you help us to reach these goals?

    Message from Jennifer: It’s a new season of doing in 4-H

    Interim Minnesota 4-H state leader Jennifer Skuza celebrates all the ways youth and adults can take action in 4-H. As the new program year begins, set your intentions for a year full of doing.

    Plan and develop your club’s budget

    It’s time for 4-H clubs to develop their annual budgets. Budgets provide a written plan for raising and spending money to accomplish club goals. Sharing budget reports with your club throughout the year is a great way to help all 4-H members understand where and how funds are being used.

    Keep youth safe when participating in 4-H programs

    Now is the time of year to plan for risk and keeping youth safe as they participate in a variety of programs, activities and events. Use our online planning tool and risk management materials to ensure safe and healthy environments for youth and adults participating in 4-H programs and activities.

    Message from Jennifer: It is my honor to serve

    Interim 4-H State Leader Jennifer A. Skuza reflects on her long history with 4-H and University of Minnesota Extension. She invites 4-H youth, families and volunteers to connect with her at the Minnesota State Fair.

    Learn about changes to Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)

    Registration for Citizenship Washington Focus, a week-long trip to Washington, DC, will open in fall 2018 for the summer 2019 experience. Youth gain civic engagement skills while touring DC with youth from across the US! Complete a short survey to receive a reminder email when registration material is posted.

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    We're on FaceBook!

    Be sure to "like" us on FaceBook to get updates and happenings in Lincoln County 4-H!

    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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