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  • Horse PDC Meeting

    All horse project members and their families are asked to 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. At this March meeting, we will be discussing and voting on changes to the Wright County Horse Handbook! Hope to see you there!
  • Cloverbud & Project Workshop Day

    Calling all Cloverbuds! You’re invited to an afternoon of fun with the Wright County 4-H Ambassadors! Get ready for games, snacks, songs, crafts, and more! All Cloverbuds (and non 4-H friends grades K-3) are welcome. Are you just getting started in a project area or looking to begin a new project? Come to project workshop day. See the flyer included for more information about both these events and how to register!
  • 4-H Federation Meeting

    What do you know about 4-H on the county level? Do you know the regional and state events coming up? What are other clubs in the county doing? Come to a Federation meeting! All parents, leaders and youth leaders are invited to attend the 4-H Federation meeting as voting members. 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. Host Clubs: Woodland Woodettes, Handy Dandy, Monticello Monarchs. Showcase Club: Handy Dandy
  • 4-H 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!
  • Exchange Meeting

    Exchange is a great program put on through Wright County 4H in which 4-H’ers go on a travel excursion to another county or state for about a week to learn more about that place. Members will continue to work on plans for the 2018 Exchange trip at this meeting.
  • Centennial T-Shirt Orders Have Arrived

    Centennial T-shirts ordered in January are now available for pick up at the office. If you missed ordering, it's not too late!  Each enrolled 4-H member receives one for free, additional shirts are available to order for $12 each. Orders and payments are due to the Extension Office by March 16th.  Shirts will be available in early April.
  • 4-H Supporter Signs

    Show your centennial spirit by purchasing a 4-H yard sign! Signs are 22" X 17" and are easy to place into the ground. These signs are great to use year-round and can be used by all 4-H supporters — members, alumni, local businesses, schools ,etc. Orders and payment are due to the office by March 16th.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 being planned for Saturday, May 19 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Adults interested should mark their calendars now! Registration materials will be available soon -- stay tuned form more info.
  • Attend spring 2018 SS&W Leader Certification Training

    Register by April 6 for the April 21-22 training to be held at the Long Lake Conservation Center in Palisades. This training is for Minnesota 4-H adults and youth (9th grade and older) that lead or would like to lead training in shooting sports or wildlife.
  • Non Member Registration for Events

    Here's where you'll find information on signing up for an event as a non 4-H member.
  • Project Workshop Day—Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers (adult & youth leaders) are needed to help teach sessions at the Project Workshop Day on Sunday, March 11 from 1-4pm. Do you have a hobby or talent you'd like to share with 4-H members? Then we need you! Workshop sessions will be approx. 45 minutes in length and include hands-on activities. Need an idea? The office has project kits that you can use to teach a session. All the supplies are included and no experience is necessary. Contact Kelly at the Extension Office if you are interested in helping.
  • 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.
  • Citizenship Washington Focus

    Thousands of young people from across the United States come to the National 4-H Youth Conference Center every summer to participate in CWF, a citizenship and leadership program held in Washington, DC. Through a series of speakers, committee work, field trips and social events, participants learn the importance of citizenship and social responsibility. Attendees explore, develop, and refine skills needed to be an outstanding leader on both a local and national level. MORE INFORMATION: http://www.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/events/citizenship-washington-focus/index.html
  • 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.
  • JOANNhearts4H – Support 4-H youth with a 4-H paper clover

    In February, make a $4 donation at your local JOANN register. You'll support 4-H and get $4 off your next purchase. And join a special Valentine's Day community service event on Feb. 3.
  • 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.
  • Project Bowl

    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!
  • 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.
  • Plan to attend the 2018 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) trip to Washington DC!

    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. Registration will open Feb. 1, and close when all spaces have been filled, or by Feb. 28, whichever comes first.
  • 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.

  • Participate in 2018 project bowls!

    2018 project bowl information is now available! Form a team and participate in one of the four regional Minnesota 4-H Project Bowls across the state. Check out the website for rules, resources and more to get your team started!
  • Club and project leaders -- know and connect with new members!

    Connecting with new 4-H families is an important part of enrollment. Club and project leaders are reminded that they can use 4HOnline to obtain updated member lists and contact information. User guides and video tutorials are available.
  • 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.
  • 4-H Dog Project Rally Materials have been Revised

    Make sure you are using the updated materials!
  • 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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