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  • Livestock PDC Meeting

    It is time once again to start gearing up for the Wright County Fair!  Join us in this exciting venture by attending our annual  Animal Science Meeting!  All interested members and volunteers are encouraged to attend!
  • Wildlife Day

    Come learn about wildlife management, conservation, and biology at this fun event! Please bring a bag lunch, bug spray, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Also, wear tennis shoes or hiking boots because you will be in the woods. This event will fulfill the 8 hours of wildlife training required for shooting sports members in order to be eligible to participate at the State Shoot in September.
  • Rabbit Project Clinics

    All rabbit project members (and other interested families) are welcome to attend a rabbit clinic.  These clinics will give 4-H’ers an opportunity to ask questions about the rabbit project, have their animals tattooed, and 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.
  • County Fair Registration

    You should have received a big envelope full of information from the Extension Office in your mail box - if not, please let us know ASAP!  County Fair registrations will be due a on June 11th, so please don’t let the deadline sneak up on you!   All the instructions for registering are included in the registration packets.  Internet/computer access is available at the Extension Office anytime M-F 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. or contact us if you need an evening time and we can try to make arrangements. 
  • Horse Project Clinics

    The Wright County 4-H horse project is hosting their summer clinics.
  • Aerospace Project Day

    Learn about the 4-H Aerospace project by making and launching your own model rocket. Staff from Kremer's Toy & Hobby Store in Albertville will teach you how and help you launch it!   If you already have your own model rocket (or built one at Rocketry Project Workshop Day in March), bring it with and launch it!
  • Day Camp—Explore!

    All youth who have completed grades K-5 are invited to attend 4-H Day Camp, a one-day fun experience for 4-H members and non-members. For only $10 a day ($20 family maximum), youth can experience a fun-filled day of games, crafts, songs, and outdoor fun. 4 H membership or experience is not required so bring your friends!  Be sure to sign up ASAP, camps fill up fast!
  • 4-H Residence Camp

    Camp is a fantastic experience for 4-H and non-4-H youth that many members plan to come to each year. Campers, camp counselors, 4-H volunteers and staff learn, work, and have fun in the Sand Dunes State Forest. A free bus will leave from and return to Buffalo Cub Foods.
  • Science Camp

    Science themed day camp—topics to be announced on the webpage below soon!
  • Foodstand Committee Meeting

    Each club should send one representative to every Foodstand meeting to help plan the work for the year.
  • June Federation Meeting Cancelled

    The June Federation meeting has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts.  There will be a July meeting on the 9th at the Fairgrounds.  Officer elections will be held at the September meeting at the Government Center.
  • Paint the Stage Mural at the Fair

    We are looking for volunteers to paint the stage mural at the Wright County Fair. The mural design will be changed to match the Centennial T-shirt logo. Date & time TBD before the fair, based on volunteers. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Kelly at the office.
  • 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.
  • Service Day Thank You!

    To the youth and adults who helped at County-wide Community Service Day on May 12th. Several projects were completed for different community organizations. Volunteers made animal toys for Crossroads Animal Shelter, collected personal care items for Love INC, assembled 65 birthday bags for the Buffalo Food Shelf, prepped materials for sleeping mats for the homeless sponsored by St James Church in Howard Lake and built new display units for the 4-H Building at the Wright County Fair. Thank you to the Buffalo Lions Club and Thrivent for their $750 donation for support of this event.
  • 2018 4-H Wright County Fair Registration Packets

    Find all the documents included in the 2018 4-H Wright County Fair Registration Packets Here!
  • Message from Dorothy: 4-H is all about animals, right?

    Many people say that 4-H is all about animals. Is that true? Read why Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman is glad there's a strong connection between animals and Minnesota 4-H.
  • Watch out for hoaxes, scams and phishing attempts

    A Minnesota 4-H adult volunteer recently received a phishing email containing club specific information – learn how to spot phishing attempts and follow up appropriately.
  • Remember livestock demonstration opportunities

    Again in 2018 the Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association will be providing $30 cash awards to all 4-H members who complete a livestock demonstration during 4-H livestock weekend at the Minnesota State Fair. Start planning your livestock demonstration today!
  • Learn about scholarships available for college-bound 4-H youth

    Two scholarships are being offered for Minnesota 4-H youth pursuing post-secondary studies at accredited colleges and universities. Over $58,000 is awarded annually through a competitive application process.
  • Congratulations to the 2018 Helping Hands Grants Recipients!

    Extension Development and Minnesota 4-H are happy to announce the 2018 Helping Hands Grant recipients. Of the 26 applications we received, 18 projects totaling $22,000 were awarded to 4-H clubs from 20 counties across the state.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!"
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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