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  • Join us for an exciting 4-H Project Leader Training!

    Do you have a passion for a certain 4-H project, but not sure how to share what you know with kids? Then join us for a hands-on project leader training on Saturday, December 2nd at the WCROC in Morris.
  • Message from Dorothy: Volunteering is a gift we give ourselves

    During a month we often spend expressing gratitude for good things in our lives, associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman encourages adults to add the gift of volunteering to your list.

  • Apply for National 4-H Conference!

    Nov. 10 is the deadline for MInnesota 4-H youth to apply 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).
  • Plan ahead for Citizenship Washington Focus 2018!

    Minnesota 4-H youth in grades 9-13 are invited to strengthen their communication, leadership, and citizenship skills at a national level by attending Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington D.C. from June 23-30, 2018. Pre-application materials will be available online Jan. 10, 2018.
  • Sign up for the BLU regional youth leadership workshops!

    Register for a regional youth leadership workshop for youth in grades 6-12 at one of five locations across the state. Activities are planned and facilitated by the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors!
  • Clovermart winter sale now open!

    Did you miss your favorite Minnesota 4-H styles at the state fair? Are you thinking of holiday gifts for 4-H loving people in your life? Good news - Minnesota 4-H Clovermart is open for a winter sale through Dec. 14.
  • It’s time to re-enroll!

    Re-enrollment for 4-H members and adult volunteers is open. The volunteer re-enrollment period is Sept. 16 - Oct. 31. And remember, starting this fall, 4-H volunteer enrollment will last for three years.
  • Consider applying for an AMC 4-H Community Leadership Award

    The Extension Committee of the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) will select two 4-H club projects that will each receive awards of $500 in recognition for their contributions and service to their communities. The application deadline is Jan. 22.
  • Re-enrollment time is here!

    Enrollment is now open for the 2017.2018 4-H program year! It is important that every member enrolls as soon as possible to ensure you receive pertinent information to your 4-H membership.
  • Ambassadors Wanted!

    4-H Ambassadors are an important part of the 4-H program in Swift County. We encourage members who are currently in 7th grade and over to consider becoming an Ambassador. Our first Ambassador meeting will be Tuesday, November 7th at 7:00p.m. at the Extension Office.
  • 4-H Club Officer Training set for November

    Join us for Club Officer Training on Monday, November 13th from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at the E Free Church in Benson. All officers are invited and encouraged to attend the officer training for tips, helpful ideas and to learn what your responsibilities are.
  • Get ready to mark your calendar for our upcoming 4-H events!

    The new 4-H year is upon us and there's lots going on! Please check out the yearly 4-H calendar to stay up to date on upcoming events and activities. More information will be sent as events draw near, but it never hurts to mark your calendars!
  • Have you considered being a 4-H camp counselor?

    Plans are already underway for the 2018 Regional 4-H Camp in Morris and we will be looking for camp counselor applicants starting in November.
  • Message from Dorothy: Let’s celebrate the impact of 4-H

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman invites you to celebrate your 4-H story during National 4-H Week, Oct. 1 - 7, 2017.
  • Learn about the Science of Agriculture Challenge with this new video!

    The newest in the Discover Minnesota 4-H video series is ready just in time to start recruiting participants for the Minnesota 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge.
  • Mark your calendars for 4-H BLU 2018!

    February, 2018 BLU regional leadership workshops dates and locations have been posted. These Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador hosted workshops include hands-on activities, games, small group discussions, and social activities. All youth grade 6 - one year past high school are encouraged to attend!
  • 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).

  • Message from Dorothy: Volunteering is a gift. Who will you share it with?

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman encourages caring adults to share the joy of volunteering with others. When more adults volunteer, more Minnesota youth can build the skills they need to lead for a lifetime.
  • Congratulations to the 2017-18 Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador team

    Through citizenship education and leadership activities, the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors contribute meaningfully to 4-H and to their communities. Welcome the 2017-18 Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador team.

  • Discover Minnesota 4-H!

    Check out the new Discover Minnesota 4-H video series on YouTube! This collection of short videos is designed to help new 4-H families better understand our program, and to recruit new members!
  • Congratulations scholarship recipients!

    The Minnesota 4-H Foundation is pleased to announce 2017 scholarship recipients. Find out which youth and alumni from across Minnesota received this special honor.
  • “Expanding Our Roots - Growing New Opportunities” is the 2017 fall volunteer training topic!

    “Expanding Our Roots - Growing New Opportunities” is the 2017 fall volunteer training topic for youth and adult volunteers to explore our roots and gain resources for a welcoming and supportive 4-H program. Watch for local details about this favorite fall networking opportunity to be held at county and regional locations throughout Minnesota!
  • New support for the 2017 Engineering Design Challenge: Rube Goldberg

    New curriculum is available online now to help volunteers guide teams through understanding and building Rube Goldberg contraptions for the Engineering Design Challenge.
  • 4-H Dog Project rally materials have been revised

    Make sure you are using the updated materials!
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