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    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.

    Get the app! 4-H at the Minnesota State Fair

    If you're going to the state fair, don't forget to download the NEW 4-H at the Minnesota State Fair app! You'll be able to find everything 4-H at the fair, keep up with judging results and livestock show staging announcements, and much more.

    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.

    Learn about changes to Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)

    Registration for Citizenship Washington Focus, a week-long trip to Washington, DC, will open in fall 2018 for the summer 2019 experience. Youth gain civic engagement skills while touring DC with youth from across the US! Complete a short survey to receive a reminder email when registration material is posted.

    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.

    Attend SS&W and ATV fall leader certification training

    Fall 2018 SS&W leader certification training materials are now posted! Adults and youth (9th grade and older) are invited to attend this Sept. 29-30 training at the Gopher Campfire Conservation Club in Hutchinson. Be prepared for the new 4-H year with trained volunteers - register by Sept 12!

    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.

    Be a part of State Arts In at the State Fair!

    Minnesota 4-H State Arts-In is a SUPER awesome 8-day intensive arts experience at the 4-H Building on the State Fairgrounds! If you are in grades 9+ and: interested in theater both on the stage or behind the scenes, costumes, music, singing, back drop creation, props or more - State Arts In is for you!!

    Earn an award - complete your records!

    What are 4-H records? They are a short form for you 4-H'er to complete that will help them reflect on their 4-H year in club participation (participation record), and the projects that they completed over the year (project records). Everyone - including Cloverbuds! - can fill out records. Project records are due Monday, October 1 at Leader's Council meeting or before. Each youth will get one record form mailed to them to get them started! Additional record forms and some GREAT information about record keeping for both youth and their parents can be found here: https://extension.umn.edu/current-member-information/minnesota-4-h-record-keeping

    Livestock & General Encampment State Fair for YMC

    Our State Fair is a Great State Fair ... and in MN, this is definitely true! If you are planning to attend state fair with your 4-H project, everything you need to know is inside this article, including the schedules, how to download the app, see results, and more!
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