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4-H in Swift County

    National 4-H Week
    National 4-H Week is October 7th through October 13th. How are you and your club going to celebrate??
    Upcoming 4-H events in Swift County
    The new 4-H year is upon us and there's lots going on! Please check out the yearly 4-H calendar to stay up to date on upcoming events and activities. More information will be sent as events draw near, but it never hurts to mark your calendars!
    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!
    Now accepting 4-H awards applications and nominations
    Each year 4-Hers have the opportunity to apply for awards and recognition. This is a great way to celebrate your accomplishments and involvement. A list of awards and all applications are posted to the website. Applications and Nominations are due by Friday, September 21.
    Change of Date: 4-H records are due September 21
    All 4-Hers are encouraged to submit records. It's a great way to complete the 4-H year and reflect on your projects and learning. Records are due to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 21.

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