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    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.

    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. Dates and locations are planned across the state this fall. Be sure to bring a team of youth and adult volunteers.

    It’s 4-H Record Time!

    4-H records are meant to be a way of reflecting on what you have learned and done in 4-H, and a way to save great memories for the years to come. Records can be found online and typed up, or filled in by hand with copies received from the Extension Office.

    Do you enjoy working with kids and have a passion for Shooting Sports & Wildlife?

    The growing Mower County 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife (SS&W) is seeking individuals to join the team of coaches to lead our outstanding program!

    Online enrollment for the 2018-2019 4-H Year

    Enrollment for the 2018-2019 4-H year opens up after September 16. Please visit to get enrolled.

    Are you due to re-enroll as a 4-H volunteer?

    Volunteers play a crucial role in the 4-H program and are required enroll in the 4-H program every three years. Please check to see that you are current on your status in order to continue your work with 4-H members.

    Animal After-School Adventures at the Arc of Mower County

    Join us from some after-school adventures at the Arc of Mower County this fall! These hands-on and interactive lessons will teach youth more about the science of animals and where your food comes from.

    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.
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