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  • Regional Ambassador Retreat Planned

    The retreat will take place on Thursday, December 28th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Kato Escape room for youth in grades 8+! Registration is due on Monday, December 18th but don’t delay as the event is capped at 30 participants!
  • Animal Science Meeting Is December 28th

    Do you have an interest in showing livestock at the county fair? This is a great opportunity to share your voice and learn about the animal science projects. The meeting is on Thursday, December 28th at 6:30 pm at the St. Paul’s Church in Nicollet. Please bring a dish to pass for the potluck, the federation will provide plates, napkins, utensils, and beverages.
  • Congratulations to Nicollet County 4-H Award Recipients

    The annual Nicollet County 4-H Celebration was recently held. Nicollet County 4-H'ers, Adult Volunteers and Clubs were recognized for their achievements this past year. A special thank you to our award donors and also to our volunteers who helped with planning this event.
  • SE Invitational Project Bowl

    If you have entered a team in the regional 4-H Project Bowl contests, here’s a chance for you to practice and learn about 4-H Project Bowls. The SE Invitational Project Bowl will be held Saturday, February 17 in Byron.
  • Demonstrations in 4-H

    Are you wondering about how to put together a demonstration to give at your club meeting or at county fair? Find out 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.

  • Message from Dorothy: Giving to grow leaders

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman shares a story about 12 year old Mela. Because of generous 4-H volunteers, Mela has grown into a confident leader.
  • 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.
  • Save the date for the 2018 Southwest Animal Science Challenge!

    The 2018 Southwest Animal Science Challenge will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, in Wabasso, Minnesota. This event will include horse and livestock project bowl competitions, hands-on skill-a-thon stations, and workshops on a variety of topics. 4-H'ers can attend as a project bowl team, or as an individual.
  • 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.
  • Order from the Clovermart Winter Sale!

    The 2017-18 Clovermart winter sale is still open! We are accepting orders until Jan. 5. Clovermart is the place to find all of your Minnesota 4-H apparel and merchandise for everyone in the family.
  • Register now for the BLU leadership workshops!

    Register now for the BLU leadership workshops for youth in 6th grade on up! Five BLUs will be held at locations across the state – registration deadlines vary by location. This is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills and meet other youth from the area!
  • Message from Dorothy: Volunteering is a gift we give ourselves

    During a month we often spend expressing gratitude for good things in our lives, associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman encourages adults to add the gift of volunteering to your list.

  • Plan ahead for Citizenship Washington Focus 2018!

    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. Pre-application materials will be available online Jan. 10, 2018.
  • Sign up for the BLU regional youth leadership workshops!

    Register for a regional youth leadership workshop for youth in grades 6-12 at one of five locations across the state. Activities are planned and facilitated by the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors!
  • Clovermart winter sale now open!

    Did you miss your favorite Minnesota 4-H styles at the state fair? Are you thinking of holiday gifts for 4-H loving people in your life? Good news - Minnesota 4-H Clovermart is open for a winter sale through Dec. 14.
  • It’s time to re-enroll

    Re-enrollment for 4-H members and adult volunteers is open. The volunteer re-enrollment period is Sept. 16 - Oct. 31. And remember, starting this fall, 4-H volunteer enrollment will last for three years.
  • Consider applying for an AMC 4-H Community Leadership Award

    The Extension Committee of the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) will select two 4-H club projects that will each receive awards of $500 in recognition for their contributions and service to their communities. The application deadline is Jan. 22.
  • State 4-H Dog Show Results

    Congratulations to our two Nicollet County 4-H'ers, Hailey Stoecker and Lauren Feder who participated at the State Dog Show on September 23-24 . Read on to see the results.
  • Congratuations to All the State 4-H Horse Show Participants

    Nicollet County was well represented with 4-H participants at this year's State Horse Show. See the results.
  • Message from Dorothy: Let’s celebrate the impact of 4-H

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman invites you to celebrate your 4-H story during National 4-H Week, Oct. 1 - 7, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Enrollment in 4-H using 4HOnline Opened on September 16

    It's time to enroll or re-enroll on-line. It is a quick and easy process.
  • 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.

  • What Are 4-H Project Records?

    Did you know that part of 4-H project work also includes 4-H record keeping? The process of record keeping teaches 4-H members life skills in goal setting, planning, organizing and critical thinking. Various records to use can be found under the 4-H downloads section on this website along with a Guide to Meaningful 4-H Records. Records are to be completed and submitted to the 4-H office the last Friday in September each year. The project records will be evaluated and considered for award recognition.
  • 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.
  • New support for the 2017 Engineering Design Challenge: Rube Goldberg

    New curriculum is available online now to help volunteers guide teams through understanding and building Rube Goldberg contraptions for the Engineering Design Challenge.
  • 4-H Dog Project rally materials have been revised

    Make sure you are using the updated materials!
  • Attention 4-H Dairy Families

    Four dairy animal ID reminders dairy exhihitors should keep in mind.
  • 4-H Family Handbook

    This handbook helps answer questions about the 4-H program in general as well as gives the Nicollet County 4-H program highlights and contact information.
  • Nicollet County 4-H Calendar

    Nicollet County 4-H now has an online calendar of events.
  • Weather Policy for 4-H Events

    If schools are cancelled or early release, all 4-H events that evening are also cancelled or postponed. Watch for e-mails regarding cancellations or postponements or call the office.
  • Nicollet County 4-H Competitive Events: Deadlines and Consequences

    Information is outlined on this document to assist 4-H members and families in understanding state and county 4-H individual competitive events, deadlines and consequences and the use of a one-time exemption option to remove all consequences for a single missed situation/deadline.
  • Join 4-H! We have something for everyone!

    Youth in kindergarten through one year past high school can participate. More information about 4-H in Nicollet County can be found here.
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