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    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.

    Get the app! 4-H at the Minnesota State Fair

    If you're going to the state fair, don't forget to download the NEW 4-H at the Minnesota State Fair app! You'll be able to find everything 4-H at the fair, keep up with judging results and livestock show staging announcements, and much more.

    Apply today to be a youth member on a state fair livestock show committee

    Youth on state fair show committee - apply today to become a youth member on a state fair show committee. This is for youth in grades 9 through one year post high school. Apply by Sept. 15 for a position starting in early October.

    Learn about changes to Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)

    Registration for Citizenship Washington Focus, a week-long trip to Washington, DC, will open in fall 2018 for the summer 2019 experience. Youth gain civic engagement skills while touring DC with youth from across the US! Complete a short survey to receive a reminder email when registration material is posted.

    Nominate a 4-H volunteer for Salute to Excellence

    Volunteers give much to the Minnesota 4-H program! Consider nominating an outstanding volunteer for a 2019 4-H Salute to Excellence Award. All nomination materials are due by Sept. 15, 2018.

    Attend SS&W and ATV fall leader certification training

    Fall 2018 SS&W leader certification training materials are now posted! Adults and youth (9th grade and older) are invited to attend this Sept. 29-30 training at the Gopher Campfire Conservation Club in Hutchinson. Be prepared for the new 4-H year with trained volunteers - register by Sept 12!

    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. Watch for dates and locations across the state this fall and plan to bring a team of youth and adult volunteers.

    Ambie Applications- Please Apply!

    Rock County 4-H has a great team of youth leaders that do a lot for our county. That is why we would like all 9th grade or older youth looking for more leadership opportunities to apply to become a Rock County Ambie! The Ambies (short for Ambassadors) are a group of youth leaders who help with events such as New Family Night, Day Camps, Project Day, Cloverbud meetings and more. This year they even helped paint the foodstand at the fairgrounds. Ambies must be 9th grade or older. New Ambies must fill out an application and complete an interview at the Extension office. New Ambies then will be notified with a letter if they made it on the team. Returning Ambies must fill out the first half of the Ambie application so that we know they intend on continuing. If you are interested in becoming an Ambie talk to Kelsey about getting an application. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. Ambie Applications are due on September 10.

    4-H Records- Don't Forget!

    We all know how nice it is to sit back and relax now that Fair is over. But those projects aren’t REALLY done until the project record is done too. Today, 4-H records are meant to be a way of keeping track of what you have learned and done in 4-H, and a way to save great memories for the years to come. You can go online, download, and type your records on the computer OR you can fill out the colored paper record pages that we have at the office.

    Message from Dorothy: Be fearlessly committed to growing more true leaders

    In her last article as Minnesota 4-H state leader, Dorothy Freeman encourages all youth, volunteers and families to be fearless in growing true leaders.
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