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    Prepare for County Fair: May 15th Deadline

    It’s never too early to prepare for the county fair! With that, we have a new deadline on the horizon. May 15th is the deadline for enrollment and Animal ID’ing. These can be completed in 4HOnline. Similarly, animal lease information must be submitted in 4HOnline by this date.

    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 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 Dairy Calf Leasing Program

    Learn more about the dairy beef industry by raising a dairy beef calf to show at the 2019 Wilkin County Fair! This leasing program is open to youth of all ages (K-13), youth must be enrolled in the Wilkin County 4-H program to participate. Youth will attend three project meetings, during which they learn to select, care for, and show their calves. Calves are available for purchase or can be returned following the County Fair.

    Northwest Minnesota Youth Leadership Award

    Open to young adults between the ages of 17 and 21 on or before January 1, 2019, living in Becker, Clay, Clearwater, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau or Wilkin county.