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    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.
    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.
    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 22 and April 12. Disciplines fill quickly, so make sure registration forms are sent in early!
    Northern Pines 4-H Summer Camp
    Northern Pines 4-H Summer Camp dates have been set! Mark your calendars!!!
    Message from Jennifer: Discovering your flow in 4-H
    Minnesota 4-H state director Jennifer Skuza encourages us to discover and pursue what makes us flow.
    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.
    A Note from Virginia .......
    I hope this newsletter finds you all well and having safely survived the recent COLD snap.  Can you believe we’re already over a month into 2019?!  I feel like we’re rocking it, too! J January kept us busy in the office as we entered full-on fair planning mode—I’m happy to report that we’ve already secured a good portion of our judges, Bunni has been creating our  4-H promo board, t-shirts are designed, and we’ve completed the interview process for our summer intern.  Be sure to check back here in March to find out who will be helping with our program this summer!

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