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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.

    2019 Regional 4-H Camp Counselors have been selected

    Camp counselors have been selected for the 2019 Regional 4-H Camp scheduled for June 18-20 at the University of Minnesota, Morris Campus.

    Have you signed up for the 2019 Regional 4-H Camp?

    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.

    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!

    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.

    Dairy Beef Adventure and Dairy Leasing Opportunity!

    Ever thought about showing cattle, but don't know where to start? Consider joining us for the 4-H Dairy Beef Adventure or the Dairy Leasing Program this year!

    Interested in showing livestock this year?

    Did you get a new pet bunny? Or maybe you have always dreamed of raising your own calf? 4-H has a class for that! For all 4-Hers interested in showing cattle, dog, goats, horse, lama, poultry, sheep, swine or rabbits, now is the time to start your planning!

    4-H Rabbit Fun Show

    It is almost spring and the perfect time for a rabbit show! All 4-H youth are invited to join us for our annual 4-H Rabbit Fun Show on April 7!

    Join us for Super Science Saturday

    Did you know 4-H and STEM go hand in hand? Join us on March 30 to participate in a full day of science fun! In the morning, we will participate in 6 fun, hands-on short sessions and more in-depth super stations in the afternoon!

    Make plans to attend 4-H Agronomy Day on March 9th

    Plan to attend a 4-H Agronomy Day to be held at Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN on March 9, 2019.

    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.

    LQA&E Training scheduled in Big Stone County

    All 4-Hers in livestock projects - beef, sheep, swine, dairy, poultry, lama, goats and rabbits that want to participate at the MN state fair - this training is for YOU!

    All are invited to Share the Fun

    All clubs are invited to join us for our annual 4-H Share the Fun on March 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Hancock.

    Mark your calendars for a 4-H Agronomy Day on March 9th!

    4-H members in the SW Region: make plans to attend a 4-H Agronomy Day to be held at Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN on March 9, 2019!

    Register now for SW-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!

    4-H Volunteers: Sign up now to attend the SW Winter Project Leader Training!

    Plan to join fellow 4-H adult volunteers to network and gain new ideas for helping youth learn through projects. One of our overarching 4-H program goals is that “Youth will learn by developing a passion in their area of interest”. To support this goal, we need volunteers to share their interests and lead project learning opportunities to help youth identify and pursue areas of interest. It will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at SMSU in Marshall.

    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.

    4-H enrollment season is here!

    Join us for another fun-filled year in 4-H! Re-enroll today! The first club to complete their enrollments receives a prize!

    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.