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  • Horse Project Meeting

    Please mark your calendars and plan to attend a youth Horse Project planning meeting on Tuesday, March 20th at 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Northland Office Building in Virginia.
  • Dog Training - Virginia, MN

    Dog training registration is now open for dog training in Virginia. The next session will begin on Thursday March 22nd. The session will focus on Agility.
  • Federation Meeting

    Our next Federation meeting will be Monday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. We will not be meeting in March.
  • Animal ID Forms Due May 15

    All 4-H members intending to exhibit beef, dairy, dog, goat, horse, lama, rabbit, sheep, swine, (Except market beef and market dairy which were due Feb. 15) in our county fair 4-H classes or any 4-H event, will need to complete the 4-H animal ID paperwork.
  • Central Area 4-H Horse Camp

    June 7-10, 2018 - Camp Shamineau near Motley Youth in grades 3+ and their families are invited. 4-H Cloverbuds are not eligible to participate.
  • Itasca / St. Louis County LQA&E

    Saturday May 5th From 1-4pm Itasca County Court House.- 123 NE 4th St. Grand Rapids, MN 55744 (Transportation will be provided)
  • Heart and Hooves

    The Heart and Hooves Clinics focus on strengthening the partnership between horse and enrolled 4-H riders grades 6+ using groundwork, obstacle course work and riding basics. These clinics offer an amazing opportunity for equestrian and equine to advance their skill level, no matter their previous experience. Clinics I & II will take place June 23-25 and Clinic III will be September 15 & 16 at the Heart and Hooves Horsemanship Arena and Obstacle Course in Deer River, MN. The $400 fee for Clinics I & II and $250 for Clinic II includes meals and camping onsite is available.
  • Laurance Kleven Memorial Scholarship

    The St. Louis County Agricultural Fair Association (SLCAFA) is a non-profit organization, and is comprised of individuals living in North St. Louis County who are involved in agriculture.
  • Winter Activities Insurance

    All 4-H Club activities that include, downhill skiing, snowboarding, sledding and other downhill winter sports will need to file for additional insurance coverage.
  • Winter Cancellation Policy for 4-H Events

    Keep the winter cancellation policy in mind as you get ready for 4-H winter fun.
  • County Ambassadors

    Next meeting - Sunday, March 18, 5:00-7:00 pm. Tower DNR Office Our County Ambassador Team has done a great job at planning many fun and exciting activities for the County this upcoming year. If you are in grades 6 through a year past high school we would still love to have your help.
  • Facebook

    Did you know that North St Louis Co (NSL) 4-H has a Facebook page?
  • North St. Louis County 4-H Calendar

    NSL Extension Office has created a calendar to keep you up to date on events and deadlines happening in our county.
  • Project Fun Day

    The NSL County Ambassadors have been hard at work planning Project Fun Day 2018! All North St Louis County 4-H’ers, K-5 graders are encouraged to take part in this fun event!
  • Project Bowl (Dog) - Virginia, MN

    Patterned after the golden-oldie television show "College Bowl", it challenges teams of 3-6 youth on their knowledge of the 4-H dog project area.
  • Animal ID - Market Beef and Dairy Steers

    Market Beef and Market Dairy ID's are due online by February 15.
  • Volunteer Spotlight

    Meet Nancy L. a Volunteer with the Merry Weather Workers 4-H Club. Recently she shared her experience as a volunteer with the North St. Louis County 4-H Program.
  • Trail and Showmanship Clinic with Darleen Gargano and Kelly Manner

    Are you ready to take your Trail Class and Showmanship knowledge to the next level? AQHA competitors Darleen Gargano adn Kelly manner are offering their expertise to Itasca and North St Louis County 4-H'ers in a one-day clinic free of charge. Open to enrolled 4-H'ers grades 3+, this clinic will take place on Sunday, May 6th from 8am-4pm at the Swan River Pastures in Bovey, MN. Registration is open to the first 15 participants, so register now at
  • Horse Gaming Clinic

    Enrolled 4-H members grades 3+ can come and learn gaming techniques at this clinic with Bambi Egle and Tammy Hofsommer on July 21-22, 2018 at the Itasca County Fairgrounds. Camping is available at the fairgrounds and there is a $75 per horse/rider combination fee and a $20 returnable stall fee. RSVP now at
  • BLU - Building Leadership and Understanding

    BLU Registration now open. BLU is open to all youth of 4-H eligibility in 6th grade and above.
  • Winter Round Up

    Winter Roundup is an exciting three day, two night conference focused on adult and youth horse project leadership and activities in the 4-H Horse Project.
  • Animal ID-Ear Tags

    It is time to place the annual Ear Tag order.
  • Youth Spotlight

    Meet Mikayla S. a member of the Bay Tree Field 4-H Club.
  • 4-H Science of Agriculture

    As we enter fall we also begin the journey into a new 4-H programming year. I wanted to share with you an opportunity for Minnesota 4-H youth who are in 6th grade and above.
  • State Dog Show

    Meet Chance W. a member of the Ely KnightHawks. Recently he shared his experience at the State Dog Show:
  • 2017 Fall Volunteer Training

    2017 Fall Volunteer Training: Expanding Our Roots - Growing New Opportunities Monday, October 30, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Northland Office Center, Room 3F
  • Members - It's Time to Re-enroll!

    Enrollment for the 2017-2018 year has begun. Before you can participate in any 4-H meetings or events you need to be enrolled in 4-H online.
  • Volunteer Re-enrollment and Safety of Minors

    New for 2017-2018: • Volunteers only need to re-enroll once every 3 years. • Safety of Minors training will be part of volunteer re-enrollment.
  • Youth Spotlight

    Meet Molly J. a member of the Cherry Clinton 4-H Club and part of the North St. Louis County Ambassadors. Recently she shared her experience in 4-H.
  • Volunteer Spotlight

    Meet Seija Packila Wavrin a Volunteer with the Ely Knighthawks 4-H Club. Recently she shared her experience as a volunteer with the North St. Louis County 4-H Program.
  • Project Fun Day Recap!

    On Saturday, May 13th, the North St. Louis County ambassadors hosted a project fun day for grades K-5 in Mountain Iron, Minnesota.
  • Horse Project Mini Clinics

    Calling all NSL 4-H Horse Riders! To help you prepare for the NSL County Horse Show, monthly mini clinics will be offered.
  • Summer 4-H Dog Training

    4-H Dog Training is a great opportunity to train your dog in obedience, showmanship, or agility.
  • County Photos Online

    Want to see what 4-H has been up to in North St Louis County? We now have a Smug Mug site!!!
  • Sign up NOW for 2017 4-H Rube Goldberg Challenge!

    Sign up now for 2017 4-H Rube Goldberg Challenge!
  • Heart and Hooves Horse Clinic

    Itasca County 4-H has invited you to join them for the annual 4-H Horse Project Heart and Hooves Clinic.
  • Market Beef and Market Dairy ID's

    Market Beef and Market Dairy ID's are due online by February 15.
  • Agricultural Communication & Marketing at the U of M

    The University of Minnesota in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences is offering a new major in Agricultural Communication and Marketing.
  • Regional Project Bowl Competition

    Patterned after the golden-oldie television show "College Bowl", it challenges teams of 3-6 youth on their knowledge of 4-H project areas: Dairy, Dog, General Livestock, Horse, Lama, Poultry, Rabbit, Wildlife.
  • Online Re-enrollment is Open!

    Members and volunteers - please begin to re-enroll online.
  • Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA)

    As a youth development organization we are always looking for ways to improve ourselves and our clubs. One great way of doing that is through quality observation of clubs.
  • 4-H Science of Agriculture

    The Minnesota 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge is entering its third year and registration for individuals who wish to participate is now open. Individuals must be in 6th grade or higher.
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