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4-H in Polk County

  • Message from Dorothy: Who in your community needs 4-H?
    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman encourages members to help new youth and families get connected. In 4-H, youth build the skills they need to lead. Who can you share 4-H with this month?
  • Nominate a 4-H volunteer for a Salute to Excellence Award
    Consider nominating an outstanding volunteer for a 2018 4-H Salute to Excellence Award. This National 4-H recognition award honors volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to 4-H, while promoting service through volunteerism as both an opportunity and a privilege. All nomination materials are due by Sept. 15.
  • Become a 2018 National 4-H Conference facilitator!
    Applications are being accepted now through Sept. 15, 2017 for 2018 National 4-H Conference roundtable facilitators. The 2018 National 4-H Conference which will be held in Washington, D.C. April 7-12, 2018. All college students with a desire to participate in this leadership experience are encouraged to apply!
  • Are you due to re-enroll as a 4-H volunteer?
    Beginning this fall, 4-H volunteer enrollment will last for three years! Watch for a message from your regional office in early September about next steps. Re-enrollment for the next term will take place Sept. 16 - Oct. 31.
  • Now is your chance to attend a Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife leader certification training!
    The Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife program development committee invites adults and youth (9th grade and older) to attend a leader certification training Oct. 7 - 8 in Alexandria. Be prepared for the new 4-H year with trained volunteers - register by Sept. 22!
  • Apply for National 4-H Conference!

    Minnesota 4-H youth are encouraged to apply by Nov. 10 for the National 4-H Conference to be held in Washington D.C. April 7 - 12, 2018. You must be 15 years old by Jan. 1 and not older than 19 by June 1 (in the year of conference attendance). Read more

  • Plan ahead for Citizenship Washington Focus 2018!
    Minnesota 4-H youth interested in joining thousands of young people from across the United States at next summer’s CWF in Washington D.C. should plan ahead. Pre-application materials will be online Jan. 23, 2018 – mark your calendars so you don't forget!
  • Important State Fair Information!
    Projects you will be taking to the state fair are due to the Extension office by August 10th
  • Female Chaperone Needed!!!
    We are in need of a female chaperone for General Project Encampment (August 27-29th)
  • Cloverbud Day Camp
    Explore discover and learn about Agriculture and 4-H in this fun, hands on day camp experience! Snacks, games and a project to take home will be provided

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