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4-H in Dodge County

    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.
    Adult Chaperones needed
    Adults needed to attend Summer Events!
    4-H Ribbon Auction sign up deadline and information
    Please make sure to sign up for the Ribbon Auction by Friday, July 20th at 5:00 pm or immediately at the completion of the Goat show! Remember your to handout Ribbon Auction Cards: Please hand out all of your Ribbon Auction Business Cards! This is the biggest fundraiser for 4-H! Businesses want to hear from YOU and want YOU to invite them. The Ribbon Auction is Saturday, July  21st. Breakfast is at 8:00 am and the auction starts at 9:00 am. All Dairy participates are asked to help serve breakfast at the Ribbon Auction. We ask you to arrive at the food stand at 7:15 am to help set up and start cooking.
    Remember to thank your sponsors!
    If you received a trophy or other award at the fair, please remember to say thanks to the sponsor.  If you want their support in the future, it is important to let them know now how much you appreciate the award.
    State Fair Sign up and meeting information with deadlines!!
    If you win a State Fair trip you will want to declare your intent by 12/Noon Sunday, July 22nd and need to attend the mandatory state fair meeting on Wednesday, August 1st at 6:30 pm.

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