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  • New 4-H Family Night

    Is your family new to Wright County 4-H? Do you want to learn more about what 4-H has to offer? New families, this event is planned especially for you! Please join 4-H volunteers for this fun evening to learn more about what being in 4-H could mean for your family. We will go over upcoming summer events (including Camps & County Fair). There will be fun, hands-on activities for the youth and a parent meeting to help parents focus on the basics of 4-H. Come and see how your family can get involved in Wright County 4-H.
  • Rabbit Project Clinics

    Rabbit project members (and other interested families) are welcome to attend rabbit clinics. 4-H’ers will have an opportunity to ask questions, have their animals tattooed, learn about showing, and much more. Please note: in the event of inclement weather, the Wright County Extension Office will post a cancellation notice on the Wright County 4-H Facebook page
  • Horse PDC Meeting

    All horse project members and their families can attend Wright County horse project meetings. These meetings are a chance for families to give their input on and make decisions about our great horse project. This would also be a great opportunity to get your achievement books signed! Hope to see you there!
  • 4-5-6 Night

    4-H members in Grades 4 – 6 are invited to join us for 456 Night. The 4-H Ambassadors have plenty of dinosaur/pre-historic themed games, challenges, experiments, and activities planned for the night. Invite your classmates & neighbors for an exciting night of 4-H fun!
  • Important Deadlines - May 15

    Deadlines for Animal ID's, Club Dues, and Membership
  • 4-H Federation Meeting

    Policies and financial decisions which affect county programs are determined by the Federation. Some clubs even assign 4-H members to attend and report back to the club. Most Federation meetings begin at 7 p.m. in Wright County Government Center Room 120. The Advisory Council meets at 6:15 p.m. Host Clubs: Creative Clovers, Hanover Honey Bees, and Northern Peak. Showcase Club: Hanover Honey Bees
  • YELLO Registration Due

    Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Out Loud! is an annual, statewide, four-day leadership conference with group discussions, workshops, service opportunities, challenging speakers and hands-on activities designed for youth. Information is available online at: http://www.4-H.umn.edu/events/yello. Registration closes on May 7th!
  • LQA&E (Ethics) Training

    All 4-H’ers who plan on participating in animal projects at the State Fair (except horse, dog, and pets) must have current LQA&E certification. By participating in LQA&E training, 4-H’ers learn proper techniques for livestock care. LQA&E certification is valid for three years. Those enrolled in an applicable project, and are due for training should have received a postcard reminder. Please contact the office if you are not sure if your training is current.
  • Residence Camp Clean-Up

    Help is needed cleaning up our residence camp facility at the Sand Dunes State Forest. There's plenty of jobs from raking leaves, mowing lawn, and more! If anyone has a special cleaning tool they are welcome to bring it. If there's enough help it won't last more than a two to three hours and we’d really appreciate the help if anyone is available! Snacks will be provided to all helpers!
  • Foodstand Committee Meeting

    The next Foodstand Committee meeting is coming up soon. Each club should send one representative to Foodstand meetings to help plan the work for the year. Please contact your club Key Leaders if you are interested!
  • Coming Soon: County Fair Packets & 2018 Premium Books

    Watch for the big packet from the Extension Office to arrive in your mail box soon!
  • County-wide Community Service Day – Rescheduled

    In honor of the Centennial, join 4-H members and adult volunteers from around the county for the County-wide Community Service Day. Participants will be building new county fair displays and other projects supporting community organizations. No experience necessary and lunch will be provided.
  • 4-H Supporter Signs

    Show your centennial spirit by purchasing a 4-H yard sign to show your 4-H pride! Signs cost $10. These signs are great for use year-round. Ordering deadline extended to May 15th. Contact the office to place your order
  • 4-H Centennial Medallion Hunt – Clues Continue!

    A Centennial medallion is hidden somewhere in Wright County. Who will be the first to find it?
  • 100 Ways 4-H Impact People & Communities – Over half way there!!!

    Submit your story on how Wright County 4-H has impacted your life, as a member, a volunteer or a parent. Your story can be just a couple of sentences or longer. Who do you know in your community who is a 4-H alumni you can interview? Have you completed yours? For more details, and to submit your story, www.z.umn.edu/4himpact or contact Kelly Strei at strei016@umn.edu.
  • Wright County 4-H Centennial Alumni Recognition at the Wright County Fair

    Look for special categories in the premium book to recognize Wright County 4-H Alumni. Nominate someone you know using this form https://z.umn.edu/centennial
  • Wright County 4-H Historical Display - Photos & Artifacts Needed

    This year at the Wright County Fair, we are creating a display to show the history of Wright County 4-H. As part of this exhibit, we are looking for 4-H artifacts & photos to be included in the display. All types of items will be accepted (i.e. individual or club 4-H projects from the past, awards, photos, memorabilia, etc.). Items can be donated or loaned for the exhibit. If you have an item you’d like to contribute/loan, contact Kelly at the Extension office.
  • Message from Dorothy: Young people: Release your potential

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman invites young people to join her in pursuing bold and courageous dreams. Start with "yes, we can!"
  • New, improved Extension website coming in May

    In May we’ll launch a new Extension website. This will include the Minnesota 4-H pages of the site. We’re building the site now. It will be easy to find what you need on the new site – it will be searchable and well organized.
  • 2018 State Arts-In registration is now open!

    All youth currently in grade nine - one year post high school are invited to participate in a 22 day theater arts/leadership/team building experience at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The 2018 Arts-In experience begins Aug. 9. Register by June 25.
  • Sign up for the new 2018 Engineering Design Challenge (formerly Rube Goldberg) state event

    Sign up for the 2018 Engineering Design Challenge! Youth across the state in grades three and up can participate in this fun, team focused STEM based challenge. The event will take place on Monday, Aug. 6 at St. Cloud State University. Sign your team up by June 8 to guarantee a spot at the event. All Level 1 and Level 2 teams are invited to attend!
  • Register for YELLO 2018 to join hundreds of youth for an unforgettable leadership event!

    Registration for YELLO 2018 is open! Register by May 7 to attend Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Outloud (YELLO). The event will take place June 12-15 in the 4-H Building on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The event is open to students who have completed grade 6 - one year past high school and is an opportunity to learn more about 4-H while gaining leadership and civic engagement skills and exploring the Twin Cities community!
  • 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!
  • Create a video and win a $50 Visa gift card!

    The First Generation Initiative team is excited to announce a video contest to highlight the great work being done by 4-H'ers to recruit and orient folks new to 4-H! Submit your video by July 1 for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card and have your video showcased at the state fair!
  • Sign up for 2018 Minnesota 4-H Livestock Day Camps!

    Livestock Day Camp registration is now open for youth and adults - attend one of the camps being offered in six different Minnesota locations. All camps will take place in June. Register by June 8 to learn more about your beef, meat goat, swine or rabbit projects!
  • Attend Minnesota 4-H Livestock Judging Camp this summer!

    Livestock judging enthusiasts in grades 6-12 are invited to attend livestock judging camp June 18-20 at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. Register by June 8.
  • Apply for livestock and horse bonus trips!

    Volunteers and PDC’s – it’s time to get together to apply to receive bonus trips for the state fair and state horse show! The deadline for submission is June 1.
  • Don't forget about 2018 Share the Fun!

    This is an early reminder that state fair Share the Fun nominations and application forms will be available online June 1. Interested 4-H youth should start preparing to perform their acts! If your county has a Share the Fun competition at county fair, reserve a place on the rehearsal time schedule any time after June 1.
  • LQA&E policy

    All youth participating as a state fair livestock exhibitor in beef, dairy, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbit, meat and dairy goat and lama must have completed a Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics workshop. Certification is good for three fair seasons. The level of training required is determined by the grade of the youth at the time the training takes place.
  • Animal ID’s

    All of the information you will need for ID’ing your animal project for this year can be found in handout below. If you have any questions about animal ID’s, please don’t hesitate to contact the Extension office for help! DEADLINE: May 15th *DOG please note—proof of vaccination must be provided at dog training classes if your ID is not completed by the first class. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANIMAL ID’S CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT: www.4-H.umn.edu/animal-ID
  • Livestock/Horse Bonus Trip Applications

    Livestock and Horse participants/PDC’s are encouraged to apply for a State Fair bonus trip. The application process is very simple - 200 words (one page) along with one page of photos and one page of publicity, etc. More information for livestock can be found here: http://www.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/state-fair/resources/livestock-bonus-trips/ or for horse here: http://www.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/projects/animal-science/horse/horse-bonus-trips/
  • Community Service Day

    Celebrate the Wright County 4-H Centennial at the County-wide Community Service Day. Participants will have several options for community service projects to participate in, including building new county fair displays. Adults and youth are both needed. No experience necessary. Lunch will be provided.
  • Shooting Sports Meeting

    Wright County 4-H will be offering archery, BB gun, air rifle, air pistol, and trap shooting trainings throughout the summer. This meeting will offer an overview of the disciplines, requirements, costs (if applicable), and give members an opportunity to talk to project leaders and learn how to get involved in this fun 4-H activity! No commitment is required at this meeting, but permission forms will be available to complete and the $5 program fee can also be paid at the meeting. Please contact the Extension Office with any questions. General information will also be available at the Summer Kick-off Night event.
  • Register for YELLO Today!

    Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Out Loud! is an annual, statewide, four-day leadership conference with group discussions, workshops, service opportunities, challenging speakers and hands-on activities designed for youth.
  • Minnesota 4-H Horse Expo

    We are looking for 4-H’ers and their families to volunteer at the Tack Swap at the Minnesota 4-H Horse Expo. This event is the main fundraiser for the Minnesota 4-H Horse Program. The proceeds of the Expo Tack Swap help to keep the costs down for the Minnesota 4-H State Horse Show and provide many other educational opportunities for youth involved in the Minnesota 4-H Horse Project in counties. Support the program, sign up for a volunteer shift or two at www.4-H.umn.edu/projects/animal-science/horse/expo-tack -- we need you!
  • 4-H Livestock Judging Camp

    Come be a part of the 2018 Minnesota 4-H Livestock Judging Camp. This camp will be presented by the University of Minnesota Livestock Judging Team and Coach Kyle Rozeboom. It's a perfect fit for youth who are on livestock judging teams or would like to learn more about animal conformation and selection.
  • Gopher Dairy Camp returns in 2018!

    2018 Gopher Dairy Camp will be held June 10-12 at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. This camp is open to youth who have completed grades 6-9, but have not yet started 10th grade. Prior experience with dairy cattle is required. Register by May 25.

  • Message from Dorothy: When youth partner with adults, they become better leaders

    Meet Evan, a 4-H'er who's using his voice to impact youth across Minnesota. Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman reflects on the importance of youth getting to lead alongside caring adults.
  • Apply to be a 2018 - 2019 Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador!

    The 2018 - 2019 Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador team application process will open in mid-April. This is a fantastic leadership opportunity for youth currently in grades 10-12. Apply by May 20!

  • Raise your hand for 4-H in Minnesota

    Help us grow the next generation of true leaders—vote for Minnesota! The Raise Your Hand campaign is a nationwide call to action for alumni and friends to "Raise Your Hand" and empower our youth with the skills to lead for a lifetime. The campaign runs April 1 - May 15. Each hand raised is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the three states with the most hands raised.
  • Pledge your hands to larger service

    4-H clubs, Ambassador programs and other 4-H groups are encouraged to plan service projects in April for True Leaders in Service month!
  • Celebrate service - thank you, Volunteers!

    Join us April 15-21 for National Volunteer Week as we celebrate the thousands of volunteers who support youth in developing their passion and important life skills. Thank you to all Minnesota 4-H volunteers!
  • Save the date for Supersession: A 4-H Dog Project training workshop

    This year’s workshop will take place June 15-17 and is open to youth in third grade and up, families, trainers, potential trainers, and youth and adult leaders. Registration information will be online soon.
  • Two train the trainer 4-H Dog Project leader workshops are being offered this spring

    Workshops will take place April 28-29 in Redwood Falls and May 5-6 in Wadena. This training is open to 4-H Dog Project trainers, potential trainers, high school age youth leaders and adult leaders who train in county programs. Register by April 20.
  • Gopher Dairy Camp returns in 2018!

    2018 Gopher Dairy Camp will be held June 10-12 at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. This camp is open to youth who have completed grades 6-9, but have not yet started 10th grade. Prior experience with dairy cattle is required. Register by May 25.

  • Learn about scholarships available for college-bound 4-H youth

    Several scholarships are being offered for Minnesota 4-H youth pursuing post-secondary studies at accredited colleges and universities. Over $20,000 is awarded annually through a competitive application process. Visit the 4-H scholarship website to learn more and apply.
  • Are you interested in becoming a 4-H dairy goat judge?

    A 4-H dairy goat judges training is planned for Saturday, May 19 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Adults (past 4-H age eligibility) who are interested should mark their calendars and register now!
  • Learn about new Livestock Quality Assurance training options for 4-H animal science members

    New in 2018 – 4-H animal science members can participate in one of two options for Livestock Quality Assurance certification training: 1) Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics (LQA&E) training, or 2) Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training. All youth participating as state fair 4-H livestock exhibitors must complete Livestock Quality Assurance training requirements.
  • Message from Dorothy: Citizenship is all about service

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman talks about citizenship - 4-H is about growing local and global citizens. People who are skilled, competent and committed to lives of service.
  • Your 4-H learning can lead to national opportunities

    Over the past several months, multiple 4-H teams from across Minnesota have showcased their learning at a national level - find out how!
  • Mark your calendars for the 2018 AKSARBEN Stock Show!

    The AKSARBEN Stock Show will be held in Grand Island, Neb. Sept. 27-30, 2018. It's open to 4-H members from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. In it, 4-H youth exhibit livestock, compete in quiz bowl and judging, apply for scholarships and internships to work with the AKSARBEN Stock Show.
  • 2018 Helping Hands grant applications now open!

    Helping Hands grants helps fund worthy youth development programs or projects that young people seek to pursue in partnership with supportive adults and local businesses. Grant awards are between $200 and $2,000. Applications must be postmarked or emailed by March 1.
  • Non Member Registration for Events

    Here's where you'll find information on signing up for an event as a non 4-H member.
  • Rube Goldberg Challenge - New Age Divisions!

    The Rube Goldberg Challenge is an opportunity for 4-H members to learn about engineering design while creating a Rube Goldberg Machine. A Rube Goldberg Machine is an overly complex contraption that does a simple task. The State STEM Team is excited to announce that for the 2018 Rube Goldberg Challenge, there will be a middle school & high school team categories.
  • Judging 4-H Exhibits at Minnesota County Fairs

    Minnesota 4-H depends on the skills, talents and dedication of hundreds of adults who judge 4-H projects at county fairs across Minnesota. In support of 4-H judges, Minnesota 4-H offers online training, toolkit resources and more. To learn more, or if interested in becoming a 4-H judge, visit www.4-H.umn.edu/county-fair/judges/.
  • Message from Dorothy: Teenagers: Your self-confidence is key!

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman encourages young people to be bold and build their self-confidence.
  • Spend your summer in a youth development internship with 4-H

    Minnesota 4-H is now accepting applications for 2018 summer internships with 4-H programs in counties across the state. The application deadline is open until positions are filled with a preference for candidates who apply by Feb. 15.
  • Jerry Ludwig of Redwood County named Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer

    Jerry Ludwig has been chosen as Minnesota’s 4-H Salute to Excellence Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer.
  • Crissy Otting of Clearwater County honored as Volunteer of the Year

    Crissy Otting has received the Minnesota 4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer of the Year Award.
  • Message from Dorothy: Youth in 4-H make healthier choices

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman celebrates the connection between 4-H and healthy choices in young people. Two 4-H members' stories are featured and you're invited to share your own healthy living story.
  • Announcing the 2018 4-H Engineering Design Rube Goldberg Challenge for high school youth

    Starting in 2018 the 4-H Engineering Design Rube Goldberg Challenge will include high school youth in grades 9 to one year after high school. The 2018 challenge will be to “plant a seed and water the seed”.
  • Find college scholarships for engineering careers

    High school students pursuing engineering as a post-secondary option – check out this giant list of scholarships, curated by the American Society for Engineering Education.

  • 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.
  • State Fair Lineups

    Here's where you can find the State Fair Line-ups!
  • 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.

  • 4-H Exchange Gift Card Fundraiser

    Wright County 4-H Exchange would like to introduce you to an amazing fundraising opportunity we will be doing year round. We have just launched our Scrip program. Scrip is a program where families can purchase different types of gift cards.
  • 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.
  • EVENTS CALENDAR

    Head to http://z.umn.edu/wrightcalendar for a full calendar of upcoming Wright County events. You can click on the event for more details, links to registration, and more!
  • Project Bowl Meetings

    Looking for something fun to do this winter? Join a project bowl team! Project Bowl challenges teams of 3-6 youth in grades 3+ about their knowledge of 4-H project areas such as Dog, Dairy, Horse, Poultry, Rabbit, General Livestock, Lama, or Wildlife. It’s a great way to meet friends and learn more about your favorite project area, not to mention, great preparation for college or an animal science or wildlife related career!
  • "Like" Wright County 4-H on Facebook

    Make sure you have "liked" Wright County 4-H on Facebook. We use our Facebook page to post important information about upcoming events and other announcements. You don't have to have a Facebook account to see our page. Also, during National 4-H Week, there will be opportunities for you to participate in fun contests to win 4-H prizes. Don't miss out!
  • FIND A 4-H CLUB NEAR YOU!

    Head to http://z.umn.edu/clubmap to locate and contact a club near you!
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