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    2019 animal science lease information is now available

    Minnesota 4-H allows the leasing of animal science projects to ensure that all members have the opportunity to experience the showing of livestock projects. Animal science lease information has been updated for 2019 and is available on our website.

    Register for the 2019 Minnesota 4-H Engineering Design Challenge!

    Team registrations are now open for the 2019 Minnesota 4-H Engineering Design Challenge! The challenge is designed for youth in grades 3 - 12 and provides an opportunity for youth to problem solve while using their imaginations, working with others and having a fun experience!

    Save the date for YELLO!

    The State Ambassadors are asking youth in grades 6+ to save the date for the 2019 YELLO! youth leadership conference. The conference will take place June 11-14 in St. Paul. Registration will open by April 1.

    2019 Minnesota 4-H scholarships available for college-bound 4-H youth

    Extension development and Minnesota 4-H offer several scholarships for 4-H youth who are pursuing post-secondary studies at accredited colleges and universities. Over $20,000 is awarded annually through a competitive application process. All applications are due to the Extension development office by April 1.

    Attend spring 2019 SS&W Leader Certification Training

    4-H SS&W Leader Certification Trainings will be held April 6-7 in Isanti County and April 27-28 in Jordan. These trainings are designed for adults and youth that lead or would like to lead training in shooting sports, wildlife, or ATV safety. Deadlines for registering for the trainings are March 20 and April 10. Disciplines fill quickly, so make sure registration forms are sent in early!

    Thursday Threads 4-H Club - Sew Plushies

    Youth in grades 3rd or higher are invited to join the Thursday Threads 4-H Club after school at the Backus Community Center, as we meet on Thursdays during March to create a polished little animal each week. Information on how to register can be found here...

    4-H Cloverbuds Club - Exploring Space

    Youth in grades Kindergarten to 3rd grade living in the International Falls area are invited to join us at the 4-H Cloverbuds Club at the Backus Community Center on Wednesdays (Feb 13 - Mar 27) after school as we explore Space! Information on how to register can be found here...

    Registration for BLU closes soon!

    Registration for the 2019 Building Leadership & Understanding (BLU) regional leadership workshop closes soon. BLU is open to youth in grades six and up. Meet youth from across the region and build leadership skills at this event!

    Come Probe into Polymers

    Youth in grades 3rd to 8th are invited to join the Koochiching County 4-H Afterschool session happening at school locations in Indus, International Falls, and Northome. Location-specific registration details are available here...

    Winter Weather Cancellation Policy

    With winter closing in on us, it is important that all of our 4-H families know our winter weather cancellation policy. ALL 4-H activities within Koochiching County will be cancelled if…

    Communicate winter weather cancellation plans

    Review and communicate winter weather cancellation plans of 4-H programs, activities and outings to help ensure the safety of 4-H members and families during the winter months.

    Engineering Design Challenge task announcement

    The 2019 Engineering Design Challenge task and handbook will soon be posted on the Engineering Design Challenge website. While you're waiting, get your team going by working on activities in the Engineering Design Challenge learning guide.

    Northome 4-H Afterschool - Probing Polymers

    Youth of the Northome Public School in grades 3rd to 6th are invited to join us in the Commons on Tuesdays (February 12 - March 19) after school as we probe into polymers! Information on how to register, can be found here...

    Indus 4-H Afterschool - Probing Polymers

    Youth of the Indus Public Schools in grades 3rd to 6th are invited to join us after school as we probe into polymers! The Indus Eagles 4-H Afterschool will meet Mondays (Feb 4 to Mar 18), in the Commons of the Indus Public School. Information on how to register can be found here...

    Tech Thursdays 4-H Club - Probing Polymers

    Youth of the International Falls area in grades 3rd to 6th are invited to join us after school as we probe into polymers! The Tech Thursdays 4-H Club will meet Thursdays (Jan 24 - Feb 28) in Room 205 of the Backus Community Center. Information on how to register, can be found here...

    Register now for a regional youth leadership workshop, BLU!

    Registration is now open for the 2019 Building Leadership & Understanding (BLU) regional leadership workshops. BLU is open to youth in grades six and up. Meet youth from across the region and build leadership skills at this event!

    Join our 4-H Horse Bowl team

    Youth in grades 3rd to 12th are invited to join the 2019 Horse Project Bowl Team. Whether you are new to the 4-H Horse Project or know a lot about horses, come and learn more!

    4-H FLL Robotic Teams launched INTO ORBIT!

    Seven Koochiching County 4-H teams competed at the First LEGO League High Tech Kids’ Regional Qualifying Tournament in Northome on Saturday Dec 8, and two teams qualified to advance to the High Tech Kids’ Sectional Tournament in January.

    Team 36443 - Space Invaders

    Results of the High Tech Kids' Regional FLL Robotics Tournament in Northome on Dec 8, 2018

    Team 29054 - Lightning Bolts

    Results of the High Tech Kids' Regional FLL Robotics Tournament in Northome on Dec 8, 2018

    Team 2820 - The Shooting Stars

    Results of the High Tech Kids' Regional FLL Robotics Tournament in Northome on Dec 8, 2018

    Team 2819 - Space Masters

    Results of the High Tech Kids' Regional FLL Robotics Tournament in Northome on Dec 8, 2018

    Team 2818 - Galaxy Dashers

    Results of the High Tech Kids' Regional FLL Robotics Tournament in Northome on Dec 8, 2018

    Team 2817 - Super Nova

    Results of the High Tech Kids' Regional FLL Robotics Tournament in Northome on Dec 8, 2018

    Team 2816 - Milky Ways

    Results of the High Tech Kids' Regional FLL Robotics Tournament in Northome on Dec 8, 2018

    It's Time to Re-enroll!

    Enrollment for the 2018-2019 year has begun. Before you can participate at any 4-H club meetings or special events you need to be enrolled at https://mn.4honline.com

    Save the Robotics Tournament date!

    Save Saturday, December 8 for the High Tech Kids' Regional Robotics Tournament in Northome!

    Littlefork Lumberjacks 4-H Club

    Calling all Lumberjacks! It's time to get registered for the Littlefork Lumberjacks 4-H Club. Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time! All youth grades K-12th are welcome.

    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.

    Business Meeting & Volunteer Training

    The Koochiching County 4-H Leader Council has a Business Meeting & Volunteer Training starting at 2-pm on OCT 7 at the Northome Public School. This meeting is open all 4-H youth, their parents, and volunteers in the Koochiching County 4-H clubs and Afterschool Programs.

    4-H Cloverbuds Club - Exploring Autumn

    Youth in grades Kindergarten to 3rd grade are invited to join the 4-H Cloverbuds Club, as we explore icons of the Autumn Season.

    4-H FLL Robotics teams are launching INTO ORBIT!

    Ready! Set! LEGO!  4-H Robotics teams are about to launch in International Falls and Northome. If you are excited about technology, interested in science, and love working with LEGOs, we have an opportunity for you...

    Northome 4-H Afterschool - FLL Robotics

    The Northome 4-H Afterschool program is launching into another season of First LEGO League Robotics starting....

    Tech Tuesdays 4-H Club - FLL Robotics

    The Tech Tuesdays 4-H Club will be launching its Afterschool Program year by participating in the First Lego League robotics. Starting Tuesday Oct 2...

    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.

    30 Days of Doing

    30 Days of Doing is a chance for kids across the nation to do with purpose through hands-on learning. Through activities in agriculture, STEM, community service, healthy living and more, 30 Days of Doing will help kids gain the skills they need to be successful in life—and have fun along the way. Download the "Inspire to Do" list available NOW for fun, skill-building ideas at 4-H.org/InspireKidstoDo.

    County Fair Grand Champions and Champion Reserves

    This article summarizes the Grand Champions and Champion Reserves of the 2018 Koochiching County Fair. As well as listing those who will be advancing to the Minnesota State Fair and State Horse Show.

    Koochiching County 4-H Fair

    Looking for information, downloads, and events for the 2018 Koochiching County 4-H Fair. This article is a continuing location source for everything Fair 2018!

    Koochiching County 4-H fair registration now open!

    The 2018 Koochiching County 4-H Fair Registration at https://koochiching.fairentry.com is now open and will close on Friday June 29.

    Start thinking about County Fair!

    As the 4-H Afterschool programming draws to end, now is the time to start thinking about how you would like to participate at the County Fair this summer. Here are some steps to simplify the process…

    Horse Project Bowl Team place Second at State!

    More than 600 young people from across Minnesota gathered in Sauk Rapids on April 7 for University of Minnesota Extension's 4-H State Project Bowl. Koochiching County 4-H's Horse Project Bowl Team, the Mustangs, finished as the Reserve Champions for the Junior Horse Bowl division.

    Register now for 4-H YELLO!

    Don't forget to get registered now! Registration for the 4-H Youth Exploring Leadership & Learning Out loud! (YELLO!) conference on June 12-15, 2018, in the 4-H Building on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul will be closing on May 7. YELLO! is an annual statewide, four-day leadership conference with group discussions, workshops, service opportunities, challenging speakers and hands-on activities designed for youth...

    Remember the State Animal ID deadline is May 15.

    All breeding beef, dairy, dog, dairy goats, meat goats, horse, lama, poultry, rabbit, sheep and swine animal projects need to be identified by May 15.

    Congratulations 4-H Horse Project Bowl Team!

    Koochiching County 4-H's Horse Project Bowl Team, the Mustangs, were the Reserve Champions at Regional 4-H Project Bowl in Deer River on March 17. The team will be advancing to the State 4-H Project Bowl on April 7 in Sauk Rapids.

    4-H Youth attend "4-H on Ice" - Winter Fishing Event

    The youth leaders of the Northern Lights 4-H Club hosted a "4-H on Ice - Winter Fishing" event in Northome on Sunday, March 4. Details and photos from the day can be found here.

    Youth Leaders attended BLU Retreat

    4-H youth leaders from Koochiching county attended the Northeast "Building Leadership and Understanding" Retreat at Long Lake Conversation Center in Palisade. The youth engaged in small group discussions, educational workshops, and large group activities to meet other youth from throughout the region. Check out our photo album here...

    4-H on Ice - Winter Fishing Event

    The Northern Lights 4-H Club is hosting a 4-H Winter Fishing Event on Sunday, March 4 from 1 to 3:30 at the Island Lake Landing. This event is open to all Koochiching County 4-H families. Pre-registration is requested to ensure that we have enough supplies for participants.

    Looking for a 4-H Club in Koochiching County

    4-H Clubs and Afterschool Programs are gearing up across Koochiching County. See what is available near you!