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4-H in Rock County

    Sign-up for the 2019 Science of Agriculture Challenge!
    Registration for the 2019 Science of Agriculture Challenge is now open! Youth in grades 6 - 12 should register by Friday, Feb. 1. The Science of Agriculture Challenge is a great way to develop communication and problem solving skills and explore careers related to agriculture.
    4-H enrollment - it's that time again!
    4-H enrollment is required for 4-H participation and is easy to do. Has your family enrolled yet? If not, please take a few minutes to enroll and/or update your family's information.
    Invigorate your club meetings
    Adult and teen leaders - are you looking for new activities to kick off your club meetings? Check out this new resource on our website to engage your members in problem solving activities! These activities will not only build teamwork and problem solving skills, but will energize your members, setting the stage for productive meetings!
    Plan now for winter weather cancellations
    Plan ahead for winter weather cancellations of 4-H programs, activities and outings. Proper plan communication will help to ensure the safety of 4-H members and Minnesota 4-H volunteers during the winter months.
    Utilize the sales tax exemption for purchases appropriately
    Minnesota 4-H is an approved nonprofit organization. This provides 4-H exemption on paying Minnesota sales tax on most purchases. Purchases MUST be paid for directly by a 4-H organization check in order to utilize the sales tax exemption.
    Follow the 4-H policy when generating funds
    Fall is a great time to plan for fundraising activities for 4-H programs to generate dollars to use throughout the year. Utilize the information sheets linked in this article and work with your 4-H program coordinator when you have questions or are seeking advice about carrying out local fundraising efforts.
    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!
    First Cloverbud meeting
    If you are a Cloverbud in grades K-2, please join us for our first Cloverbud Meeting to kick off the 4-H year! Our Rock County Ambies will be leading this meeting so look forward to a night of fun! It will take place on Monday, October 22 from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Rock County Exension Office Meeting Room. Please let the office know by October 17th if you will be able to make it! Call 507-283-1302 or email
    Round-Up Awards night
    Come and celebrate an awesome 4-H year at the Rock County 4-H Round-up Awards night at the Luverne Elementary School commons on November 3rd.
    "4-H Grows Relationships" Annual Volunteer Training
    Join us for our Annual Volunteer Training hosted with Nobles County at the Worthington Regional Extension Office on October 21, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. There will be a meal provided.

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