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4-H in Cottonwood County

  • Message from Dorothy: 4-H and agriculture: Preparing youth for a lifetime of impact
    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman encourages youth and the adults who support them to explore an agrisciece project this year. It's a great way to build skills, connect with mentors and find real solutions to challenges in your community!
  • 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.
  • Extension Development and Minnesota 4-H award eight scholarships
    Congratulations to the 2018 Minnesota 4-H scholarship recipients! These eight outstanding 4-H youth and alumni from across Minnesota stood out among over 100 individuals who submitted applications.
  • 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.
  • Ceramics Class
    Youth in grades 3+ are invited to participate in a July 19 ceramics class taught by Art Teacher Kelli Nibbe.
  • Food Stand Online Signup
    Families will receive a food stand online signup informational sheet in their fair registration packet. All 4-H members and parents are expected to work a food stand shift during county fair.
  • Food Stand Cleanup
    Food stand cleanup will be on July 21. Club leaders will receive a signup sheet that is due to the Extension office by June 30.
  • Summer Evening Horse Clinics
    There will be five summer evening horse clinics held at the outdoor arena in Windom.
  • Horse Tour
    Thank you to Bailey (Swanson) Turner for planning our horse tour which is scheduled for June 14. We will be touring Cedar Ridge Arabians and Ames Percherons, then have a presentation from Dr. Paul, Wetiz Equine Veterinary Services.

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