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Upcoming Opportunities!

Becker County is hosting a Beef Workshop on Saturday, December 16 from 8am-noon on the M State Campus in Detroit Lakes.  This educational clinic will cover animal selection, parts of the animal, priorities for each sex, and a livestock judging practice.  The cost is only $5 and pre-registration is requested.  Check out the event for full details and registration information.

West Otter Tail is hosting a 4-H Quilt Retreat in Ashby, MN.  This retreat is designed for quilters of all levels but those under 7th grade must be accompanied by an adult.  The cost of $105 includes registration, overnight stay, fabric, and meals.  The date for this retreat is:  December 27-28th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  The kit includes all of the fabric for the quilt top!  Check out the download on our website for full details; space is limited to 10 youth so register now!

Building Leadership & Understanding (BLU) is a leadership workshop that engages youth in hands-on activities to build leadership skills and meet other youth from around the area.  Activities are planned and carried out by the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors.  BLU is open to youth in grades 6-13 including youth who aren’t yet in 4-H!  The registration cost is $95 to attend, of course the Leader’s Council does provide a scholarship for half of this amount for enrolled 4-H’ers.  BLU’s are offered at different locations and dates around the state, our local BLU is at the Castaway Club in Detroit Lakes February 10-11.  Registration is due January 10.  See the download for more details and the register.

The 2018 Black Hills Stock Show Youth Day will take place on January 27 in Rapid City, SD.  This event is put on by South Dakota State University and South Dakota 4-H.  Youth Day is open to all youth between the ages of 8 and 19 (as of January 1, 2018), regardless of 4-H affiliation.  Activities available include: livestock judging, beef cook-off, horse quiz biwk, horse hippology, livestockology, dog show, dog skill-a-thon, YQCA training.  For more information, check out the complete packet in the Downloads section of our website. 

Detroit Mountain Teen Mixer will be held Wednesday, December 20 from 6-9pm.   Teens from 5 counties will join together for a fun night of snow tubing, pizza, mixers, and games!  Registration is due by December 15!  Check out the flyer under the downloads section of our website OR the event linked to our Facebook Page (like our page if you haven’t already to stay current on the happenings of 4-H in Wadena County )


Virginia Hendrickx
County 4-H Program Coordinator
(218) 631-7623
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