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4-H in Olmsted County

    Join the Olmsted County 4-H Ambassadors
    Join us for our first meeting on Monday, October 1st at 7pm. Meet youth from across the county, find out more about the ambassador program and help plan this years events!
    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!
    Olmsted County 4-H Open House
    Join us for an Open House for an afternoon of fun activities & prizes, and to learn how to get involved in Olmsted County 4-H!
    Message from Jennifer: It is my honor to serve
    Interim 4-H State Leader Jennifer A. Skuza reflects on her long history with 4-H and University of Minnesota Extension. She invites 4-H youth, families and volunteers to connect with her at the Minnesota State Fair.
    Apply today to be a youth member on a state fair livestock show committee
    Youth on state fair show committee - apply today to become a youth member on a state fair show committee. This is for youth in grades 9 through one year post high school. Apply by Sept. 15 for a position starting in early October.

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