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  • Horse Canopy Project at the Martin County Fair

    A request of a donation over $2,000 from Martin County 4-H has been made to help with the costs of purchasing and installing a canopy that will be on the south side of Kietzer Arena. This donation request will be discussed and possibly voted on at the March 19th Federation Meeting.
  • 4-H Afterschool STEM Adventures

    Explore and discover the exciting world of STEM!
  • NEW! This year LQA&E (YQCA) Online Training

    Online LQA&E training for active 4-H members. Only good for One (1) year/fair season and is $12 at the 4-H'er's expense.
  • LQA&E Training: Levels I & II – Saturday, March 10 from 2-5 pm

    Martin County 4-H will host LQA&E Training for Levels I and II on Saturday, March 10 from 2-5 p.m. at the Martin County Resource Center (the basement room of the Martin County Human Services Building) in Fairmont with check-in beginning at 5:30 pm.
  • 4-H March Livestock Quiz Mania Madness

    Play games and take quizzes in the comfort of your home to accumulate points! You will earn 5 points each time you complete a game or quiz during the month of March. There are questions available for ALL Livestock areas! TOP 3 OVERALL SCORES ON MARCH 30 WILL WIN PRIZES!
  • 4-H Needle Arts Workshop Series

    Let's get to the point! Cross Stitch Fun Workshop and Crocheting Loopy Fun Workshop!
  • Next Council and Federation Meeting Scheduled for March 19

    Council & Federation Meeting is March 19.
  • Performing Arts Project Club

    The next Performing Arts meeting will be on Friday, March 30 from 1:00 to 3:30pm – Attending performance of Seedfolks at the Fairmont Opera House as a group. Meet at the Fairmont Opera House lobby at 1:00pm where we will meet as a group before walking together into the theatre. Performance will run 1:30pm to approximately 3:30pm.
  • Martin County 4-H Shooting Sports Practice

    Shooting Sports practice will take place every Monday night from 7 pm to 8 pm beginning in January
  • SAVE THE DATE: 4-H Presentation Day 2018

    4-H Presentation Day will be taking place on Saturday, July 14 at the Fairmont Opera House.
  • Horse PDC Meeting - Save the Date(s)

    Martin County 4-H Horse PDC Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Courthouse. An additional meeting is scheduled on May 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Courthouse.
  • 2017-2018 Martin County 4-H Ambassador Schedule

    PLEASE NOTE: The Multi-County Spring Leadership scheduled for Sunday, March 11 has been CANCELED! There will be not be an Ambassador Meeting in March. Our next meeting will be Sunday, April 8 from 1 to 3pm.
  • Severe Weather Reminder

    We would like to remind you that all county 4-H meetings (as well as most club meetings) will be postponed or cancelled when there is threatening weather. We will do our best to cancel/postpone meetings at least two hours before their scheduled start time
  • Martin County 4-H is now on Twitter!

    Find us on Twitter by our username: Martin4HMN
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Are you interested in becoming a 4-H dairy goat judge?

    A 4-H dairy goat judges training is being planned for Saturday, May 19 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Adults interested should mark their calendars now! Registration materials will be available soon -- stay tuned form more info.
  • Attend spring 2018 SS&W Leader Certification Training

    Register by April 6 for the April 21-22 training to be held at the Long Lake Conservation Center in Palisades. This training is for Minnesota 4-H adults and youth (9th grade and older) that lead or would like to lead training in shooting sports or wildlife.
  • LET"S GET TO THE POINT! 4-H Needle Arts Workshop Series

    Let's get to the point! Cross Stitch Fun Workshop and Crocheting Loopy Fun Workshop!
  • 4-H Afterschool STEM Adventures

    Come and join the fun at 4-H Aftershool STEM Adventures!
  • LQA&E Training: Levels I & II – Saturday, March 10 from 2-5 pm

    Martin County 4-H will host LQA&E Training for Levels I and II on Saturday, March 10 from 2-5 p.m. at the Martin County Resource Center (the basement room of the Martin County Human Services Building) in Fairmont with check-in beginning at 5:30pm. Please note: There is a $5 fee for any 4-Her’s coming from outside Martin County.
  • NEW! This year LQA&E (YQCA) Online Training

    Online LQA&E training for active 4-H members. Only good for One (1) year/fair season.
  • Next Council and Federation Meeting Scheduled for March 19

    Council & Federation is March 19.
  • Performing Arts Project Club

    The next Performing Arts meeting will be on Monday, February 19 from 3:00 to 4:30pm – Meet at the Martin County Resource Center. The Screened Volunteer signed-up to help with this meeting is Courtney Steuber. Thank you for your help!
  • SAVE THE DATE: 4-H Presentation Day 2018

    4-H Presentation Day will be taking place on Saturday, July 14 at the Fairmont Opera House.
  • Martin County 4-H Shooting Sports Practice

    Shooting Sports practice will take place every Monday night from 7 pm to 8 pm beginning in January
  • Severe Weather Reminder

    We would like to remind you that all county 4-H meetings (as well as most club meetings) will be postponed or cancelled when there is threatening weather. We will do our best to cancel/postpone meetings at least two hours before their scheduled start time
  • Martin County 4-H is now on Twitter!

    Find us on Twitter by our username: Martin4HMN
  • 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.
  • JOANNhearts4H – Support 4-H youth with a 4-H paper clover

    In February, make a $4 donation at your local JOANN register. You'll support 4-H and get $4 off your next purchase. And join a special Valentine's Day community service event on Feb. 3.
  • 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.
  • Severe Weather Reminder

    We would like to remind you that all county 4-H meetings (as well as most club meetings) will be postponed or cancelled when there is threatening weather. We will do our best to cancel/postpone meetings at least two hours before their scheduled start time
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • Performing Arts Project Club

    The next Performing Arts meeting will be on Friday, December 15 from 7:00 to approximately 10 pm – Attend performance of All is Calm at the Fairmont Opera House as a group. Meet at the Fairmont Opera House lobby where we will meet as a group before walking together into the theatre. Performance will run 7:30 pm to approximately 9:30 pm. We will then stay for the talk-back and a quick meet-and-greet with a cast member. There will also be a meeting on Sunday, December 17 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm at Martin County Resource Center.
  • 2017-2018 Martin County 4-H Ambassador Schedule

    The next Ambasador Meeting will be on Sunday, December 17 from 1:00 to 2:15pm - Touring the Martin County Humane Society
  • SAVE THE DATE: 4-H Presentation Day 2018

    4-H Presentation Day will be taking place on Saturday, July 14 at the Fairmont Opera House.
  • Severe Weather Reminder

    We would like to remind you that all county 4-H meetings (as well as most club meetings) will be postponed or cancelled when there is threatening weather. We will do our best to cancel/postpone meetings at least two hours before their scheduled start time.
  • Horse PDC Meeting - Save the Date(s)

    Martin County 4-H Horse PDC Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Courthouse. Additional meetings are scheduled on March 6 and May 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Courthouse.
  • 2017 Martin County 4-H Recognition Banquet

    Friends, families, and community supporters gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of 4-H members and to show appreciation for the service of 4-H volunteers at the 2017 4-H Awards and Recognition Banquet, held Sunday, November 19, at the Sherburn Community Hall in Sherburn. This year’s theme was 4-H All-Stars in the County! Those in attendance enjoyed a catered dinner by Gerhardt’s Catering. A huge “Thank You” goes to the Martin County Bankers’ Association for sponsoring the meal! Dinner was followed by the Awards Program. Award winners are listed here!
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Performing Arts Project Club

    Parents of participants, we still need screened volunteers to assist with meetings.
  • 2017-2018 Martin County 4-H Ambassador Schedule

    Parents of participants, we still need screened volunteers to assist with meetings. All held at the MARTIN COUNTY RESOURCE CENTER unless otherwise specified. There may be additional planning meetings as needed. You are expected to attend ALL Regular and Special Planning Meetings.
  • 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.
  • Get involved in the 2017-2018 4-H Ambassador Program!

    4-H Ambassador Program
  • 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.
  • 4-H Dog Project Rally Materials have been Revised

    Make sure you are using the updated materials!
  • Martin County 4-H On Facebook

    A Martin County 4-H Facebook page has been created to keep 4-H members, families, and volunteers with Facebook profiles up-to-date on 4-H activities and events in Martin County. Find the and “like” the page on Facebook to receive notifications on Martin County 4-H!
  • Martin County 4-H Online Events Calendar

    Martin County 4-H now has an online events calendar! This is to help you keep up-to-date on upcoming county-wide, regional, and state events as well as give you a heads-up on our important deadlines. Check it out! You can find the calendar under "Related Links" on our Martin County 4-H webpage or at this link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed…
  • Cloverbud Information and Rules

    The University of Minnesota Extension 4-H Cloverbud Program is to support the positive development of youth grades Kindergarten - second grade. This article contains important information regarding rules that are in the Cloverbud program to ensure the safety of its K-2 participants. This information is pulled from the University of Minnesota Extension 4-H Cloverbud Fact Sheet for Parents, Guardians, and Mentors.
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