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4-H in McLeod County

    Message from Jennifer: It’s a new season of doing in 4-H
    Interim Minnesota 4-H state leader Jennifer Skuza celebrates all the ways youth and adults can take action in 4-H. As the new program year begins, set your intentions for a year full of doing.
    Apps for the state horse and dog shows
    The 4-H State Horse Show will be on Sept. 14-17. The 4-H State Dog Show will happen Sept. 22-23. Will you be there? Download the app before you go!
    Plan and develop your club’s budget
    It’s time for 4-H clubs to develop their annual budgets. Budgets provide a written plan for raising and spending money to accomplish club goals. Sharing budget reports with your club throughout the year is a great way to help all 4-H members understand where and how funds are being used.
    Keep youth safe when participating in 4-H programs
    Now is the time of year to plan for risk and keeping youth safe as they participate in a variety of programs, activities and events. Use our online planning tool and risk management materials to ensure safe and healthy environments for youth and adults participating in 4-H programs and activities.
    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. Dates and locations are planned across the state this fall. Be sure to bring a team of youth and adult volunteers.
    Create a 4-H video to win a $50 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 Dec. 15 for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card!
    4-H Week Resources
    If your club would like some 4-H week resources (PSAs, Brochures, Stickers, etc.) to use in your community, please let Darcy know.
    County Fair Premium Checks
    Be sure to cash your premium check as soon as possible so that the books can be closed on the fair.
    Pictures Wanted for Awards PowerPoint
    We’d like to include pictures from you in this year’s awards celebration highlight of the year PowerPoint. Please submit your pictures to dacole@umn.edu by October 1.
    4-H Recognition Banquet Award Applications
    This year’s 4-H Recognition Banquet award applications are available at https://z.umn.edu/mcleod4hawards or from the Extension Office. All applications and nominations are due the third Monday in September. Late applications will not be accepted.

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