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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.

    Horse PDC Meeting

    All horse project members and their families are asked to attend Wright County horse project meetings. These meetings are a chance for families to give their input on and make decisions about our great horse project. At this March meeting, we will be discussing and voting on changes to the Wright County Horse Handbook!  Hope to see you there!

    4-H Foodstand Committee Meeting

    The next Foodstand Committee meeting is coming up soon! Each club should send one representative to Foodstand meetings to help plan the work for the year. Please contact your club Key Leaders if you are interested!

    4-H Federation Meeting

    What do you know about 4-H on the county level? Do you know the regional and state events coming up?  What are other clubs in the county doing? Come to a Federation meeting! 

    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!

    Wright County 4-H Centennial Video

    Click here to see a short video about Wright County 4-H!

    Judging 4-H Exhibits at Minnesota County Fairs

    Minnesota 4-H depends on the skills, talents and dedication of hundreds of adults who judge 4-H projects at county fairs across Minnesota. In support of 4-H judges, Minnesota 4-H offers online training, toolkit resources and more. To learn more, or if interested in becoming a 4-H judge, visit https://extension.umn.edu/4-h-county-fairs/judging-4-h-minnesota-county-fairs

    Cloverbud & Project Workshop Day

    All Cloverbuds (and non 4-H friends grades K-3) are welcome to attend an afternoon of fun with the Wright County 4-H Ambassadors. Youth in grades 3+ can attend Project Workshop Day to participate in hands-on workshop related to 4-H project areas. 

    Engineering Design Challenge (formerly known as Rube Goldberg) – 2019 Challenge Coming Feb 4th!

    The Engineering Design Challenge (EDC) is an opportunity for 4-H members to learn about engineering by working in teams while creating a Rube Goldberg type machine.  A Rube Goldberg machine is an overly complex machine that does a simple task.  

    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.

    Project Workshop Day—Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers (adult & youth leaders) are needed to help teach sessions at the Project Workshop Day on Sunday, March 10 from 1-4pm.  Do you have a hobby or talent you'd like to share with 4-H members? Then we need  you! Workshop sessions will be approx. 45 minutes in length and include hands-on activities. Need an idea? The office has project kits that you can use to teach a session. All the supplies are included and no experience is necessary. Contact Kelly (strei016@umn.edu) at the Extension Office if you are interested in helping.

    Discount Powder Ridge Snow Tubing/Skiing

    Powder Ridge is again offering discounts for 4-H’ers and friends on special dates throughout this winter.  Times and more information can be found on their website.

    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.

    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.

    Non Member Registration for Events

    Here's where you'll find information on signing up for an event as a non 4-H member.

    State Fair Lineups

    Here's where you can find the State Fair Line-ups!

    4-H Exchange Gift Card Fundraiser

    Wright County 4-H Exchange would like to introduce you to an amazing fundraising opportunity we will be doing year round. We have just launched our Scrip program. Scrip is a program where families can purchase different types of gift cards.

    EVENTS CALENDAR

    Head to http://z.umn.edu/wrightcalendar for a full calendar of upcoming Wright County events. You can click on the event for more details, links to registration, and more!

    Project Bowl Meetings

    Looking for something fun to do this winter? Join a project bowl team! Project Bowl challenges teams of 3-6 youth in grades 3+ about their knowledge of 4-H project areas such as Dog, Dairy, Horse, Poultry, Rabbit, General Livestock, Lama, or Wildlife. It’s a great way to meet friends and learn more about your favorite project area, not to mention, great preparation for college or an animal science or wildlife related career!

    "Like" Wright County 4-H on Facebook

    Make sure you have "liked" Wright County 4-H on Facebook. We use our Facebook page to post important information about upcoming events and other announcements. You don't have to have a Facebook account to see our page. Also, during National 4-H Week, there will be opportunities for you to participate in fun contests to win 4-H prizes. Don't miss out!

    FIND A 4-H CLUB NEAR YOU!

    Head to http://z.umn.edu/clubmap to locate and contact a club near you!