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    County Fair 2018 is in the Books!

    A special thanks to all that participated to make this year’s County Fair a great one. From July 10th-15th 4-H youth from around the county got together to display all the hard work that they had done throughout the year.

    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.

    Card games, board games, and hands-on learning...Oh my!

    Make sure your club explores these new zoonotic disease and agritourism resources being sent to every county across the state. Then enter your team into a video contest for a chance at winning a Glo-Germ lesson kit for your group - The winning team will have the chance to work with a professional videographer to re-produce their video as a commercial for national distribution!

    These scholarships are available for college-bound 4-H youth

    Two scholarships are being offered for Minnesota 4-H youth pursuing post-secondary studies at accredited colleges and universities. Over $58,000 is awarded annually through a competitive application process.

    A Buzz of Learning during After School 4-H

    Lowell after school 4-H members and friends learned about our most important pollinator, honeybees. Members were treated to a bit of honey in addition to learning about these social insects.

    Afterschool Summer 4-H Putting Down Roots

    Summer school 4-H programming is off to a great start in its first summer. Students attending summer school programs at Myers-Wilkins, Laura MacArthur, and Raleigh have the opportunity to participate in the summer 4-H session.

    Join the County Ambassador Team!

    If you are in grade 6 and above, now is a great time to consider joining the County 4-H Ambassador Team. We meet monthly, either at the 4-H office or at a cool location (like in the picture), often on the last Thursday of the month.

    4-H Supports Resiliency

    Have you heard about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study? In 1998, two doctors from Kaiser Permanente and the CDC conducted research looking at 10 types of childhood trauma.

    Message from Dorothy: 4-H and agriculture: Preparing youth for a lifetime of impact

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman encourages youth and the adults who support them to explore an agrisciece project this year. It's a great way to build skills, connect with mentors and find real solutions to challenges in your community!

    Extension Development and Minnesota 4-H award eight scholarships

    Congratulations to the 2018 Minnesota 4-H scholarship recipients! These eight outstanding 4-H youth and alumni from across Minnesota stood out among over 100 individuals who submitted applications.
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