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    Message from Dorothy: 4-H is all about animals, right?

    Many people say that 4-H is all about animals. Is that true? Read why Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman is glad there's a strong connection between animals and Minnesota 4-H.

    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.

    Congratulations to the 2018 Helping Hands Grants Recipients!

    Extension Development and Minnesota 4-H are happy to announce the 2018 Helping Hands Grant recipients. Of the 26 applications we received, 18 projects totaling $22,000 were awarded to 4-H clubs from 20 counties across the state.

    2018 State Arts-In registration is now open!

    All youth currently in grade nine - one year post high school are invited to participate in a 22 day theater arts/leadership/team building experience at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The 2018 Arts-In experience begins Aug. 9. Register by June 25.

    Sign up for the new 2018 Engineering Design Challenge (formerly Rube Goldberg) state event

    Sign up for the 2018 Engineering Design Challenge! Youth across the state in grades three and up can participate in this fun, team focused STEM based challenge. The event will take place on Monday, Aug. 6 at St. Cloud State University. Sign your team up by June 8 to guarantee a spot at the event. All Level 1 and Level 2 teams are invited to attend!

    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.

    Ramsey County Fair 4-H information - 2018

    Information for 4-H'ers participating in the Ramsey County Fair

    4-H Campus Immersion Experience

    4-H STEM Club Members - Join us for a unique experience on the U of M campus for a 4-H overnight camp!

    Animal ID Season is here!

    For any 4-H youth who would like to participate in any county 4-H animal show, your animal must have 4-H certified identification submitted to the Ramsey County Extension Office by Tuesday, May 15th, 2018. This is a statewide deadline, with no exceptions. Please plan accordingly with your family and veterinarian to complete this before May 15th.

    Ramsey County Arts-In - June 2018

    Arts-In is a summer performing arts experience for youth who have completed 7th grade by summer 2018. Participants create a 30 minute musical revue production to be performed at the Ramsey County Fair.
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