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4-H in Stearns County

    Message from Jennifer: In 4-H, all youth are welcome to learn and grow
    Minnesota 4-H state director Jennifer Skuza reflects on our commitment to the safety and engagement of all youth in our state.
    Daniele Holmes honored as Minnesota 4-H Volunteer of the Year
    Danielle Holmes of Moorhead has received the 2019 Minnesota 4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer of the Year Award. The award is given to an individual who has volunteered for 4-H less than ten years and selected from nominees across the state.
    Congratulate Outstanding Lifetime Volunteers from Mower County
    Bob and Laurie Balgeman of Mower County have been chosen as Minnesota’s 4-H Salute to Excellence Outstanding Lifetime Volunteers. The award recognizes volunteers who have spent ten or more years as a 4-H volunteer. They were chosen by a panel of judges from an outstanding list of nominees.
    Keep youth safe during project bowl season
    Project bowl season is underway and before a team practices, a couple of items must be in place to provide a safe and supportive environment for youth and adults. These user guides for club leaders and project leaders will help you verify volunteer and youth enrollment.
    Keep youth safe - participating in winter activities
    Winter activities and outings require planning ahead to avoid risk. Ensure 4-H members and volunteers stay safe by following the “keeping youth safe” guidelines and policies.
    Interested in coaching a 4-H Project Bowl team?
    Volunteers are invited to participate in a project bowl coaches training. Join us on a webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 7 - 8:15 p.m. and learn how to work with a bowl team!
    Join us for the first annual Livestock PDC Networking Workshop!
    Livestock volunteers and youth leaders from across the state are invited to this networking event aimed at enhancing cross-county networks, sharing strategies, improving programming and building relationships. Please join us at the Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River on Jan. 26. Register by Jan. 18.
    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. Five BLUs will be held at locations across the state – registration deadlines vary by location. Meet youth from across the region and build leadership skills at this event!
    Sign-up for the 2019 Science of Agriculture Challenge!
    Registration for the 2019 Science of Agriculture Challenge is now open! Youth in grades 6 - 12 should register by Friday, Feb. 1. The Science of Agriculture Challenge is a great way to develop communication and problem solving skills and explore careers related to agriculture.
    Engage Cloverbuds in hands-on science with this new curriculum
    Be a 4-H Scientist! is a new curriculum for adults to engage Cloverbuds in hands-on science exploration. It is available via a free download at www.4hpolymers.org. Volunteer training will be offered around the state in 2019.

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