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    4-H Family Fun Night Volunteers Wanted

    We are in search of youth and adult volunteers who would be willing to lead activity tables at our 4-H Family Fun Night. Each club is asked to provide at least one activity.

    McLeod County 4-H Family Fun Night

    We hope you can join us on Monday, March 4 for 4-H Family Fun Night.

    Market Beef and Dairy Steer Deadline - February 15

    Beef project members are reminded to have their market beef and dairy steers tagged and identified by February 15. You have until 11:59 p.m. on February 15 to enter them into 4honline or turn ID paperwork into the Extension Office. Reminder: Cloverbud Beef Projects do NOT tag or ID their projects; instead they will indicate their intent to show an animal through their county fair registration in July. Prospect Dairy Steers (county fair only class) & Other Prospect Calves must be identified no later than May 15.

    Fruit Sales

    4-H Fruit Sales are the second largest fundraiser for 4-H members in McLeod County. The money is used to cover countywide programming costs for 4-H, as well as scholarships for events that members attend.

    Favorite Food Show

    We’d love to have you participate in this year’s 4-H Favorite Food Show! The 4-H Favorite Food Show is a 4-H Event in which a 4-H member prepares a favorite dish and displays it in an appropriate table setting. They are judged on their knowledge of preparation, appropriate table setting, menu and nutrition knowledge.

    4-H Ambassador Escape Room Trip

    We hope you can join us for a great Escape Room trip on Sunday, March 17!

    2019 Southwest Animal Science Challenge

    Dairy, general livestock, and horse enthusiasts – mark your calendar! The eighth annual Southwest Animal Science Challenge will be held Saturday, February 16, at the Wabasso Public School in Wabasso, MN. This is a day-long 4-H event that consists of project bowl competition, hands-on skill-a-thon stations, and project workshops led by industry-leading professionals.

    2019 Regional 4-H Camp registration opens February 1

    Youth in grades 3-6 are invited to attend camp, June 18-20 at the University of Minnesota, Morris Campus. Registrations are being accepted from February 1 to May 10.

    Animal Science Project Superintendents

    Thank you to the following individuals for volunteering to serve at 4-H Animal Science superintendents in 2018 – 2019.

    Shooting Sport Open House & Practices

    The Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports/Wildlife Program is designed to promote life skills through a safe and educational program. Young people learn by doing, as they experience hands-on learning in shooting sports and wildlife education. We hope you can join us on Thursday, January 17 for our winter open house and then, for practices after that.