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    Message from Dorothy: Be fearlessly committed to growing more true leaders

    In her last article as Minnesota 4-H state leader, Dorothy Freeman encourages all youth, volunteers and families to be fearless in growing true leaders.

    Nominate a 4-H volunteer for Salute to Excellence

    Volunteers give much to the Minnesota 4-H program! Consider nominating an outstanding volunteer for a 2019 4-H Salute to Excellence Award. All nomination materials are due by Sept. 15, 2018.

    Plan to attend annual volunteer training this fall

    Powerful things happen for youth when they’re in a positive relationship with caring adults. The 2018 annual volunteer training, “4-H Grows Relationships,” will ready youth and adult volunteers to connect to young people in meaningful ways. Watch for dates and locations across the state this fall and plan to bring a team of youth and adult volunteers.

    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!

    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!

    These scholarships are 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.

    Yellow Medicine Co 4-H Fair Schedule

    Wondering what time things are happening with 4-H at the fair? This article has all the information for you, including a link to the general fair schedule ... be sure to sign up for the Escape Room with the fair board!

    State Fair Livestock Quotas for YMC 4-H

    State Fair Livestock Quotas for YMC 4-H may look a little different this summer. Due to overcrowding in the barns, and overall risk management practices, livestock quotas across the state have been reduced. There is no longer an additional trip for 90% showmanship. However, there are opportunities to win extra trips in each species for 2019! Check out this article to see our livestock quotas, and learn more about earning additional trips for next year.

    Assistants are needed for 4-H County Fair judges!

    Judge's assistants help by organizing ribbons and projects. They help the judge to keep everything organized, and then arrange the projects around the fair building after being judged! We would love any and all help - this could even be used for volunteer hours to fulfill NHS, Confirmation, and more! The link to sign up is in this article.

    Get involved with 4-H Record Keeping!

    What an awesome way to collate your learning and keep everything organized from year to year! 4-H Records can help you do that, and more - including earning an AWESOME award just for completing! Wanting to learn more? Contact our office! Records are due Monday, October 1st!
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