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SD 4-H State Fair Book 2020 - https://extension.sdstate.edu/sites/default/files/2020-03/MC-00844.pdf
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Register for South Dakota Summer Adventures
As South Dakota citizens continue to practice physical distancing, South Dakota 4-H is gearing up to provide youth across the state with an opportunity to learn, create and develop skills virtually with their peers through the South Dakota Summer Adventures program.
Throughout the 11-week program, youth will be engaged in a variety of educational experiences including, but not limited to, live Zoom sessions and discussion boards. Additionally, youth will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of challenges each week with the top five individuals from each challenge receiving a monetary prize. At the end of each week, a family challenge will encourage youth to utilize skills and tricks they learned throughout the week with their families.
The series is open to all school age South Dakota youth. Each week South Dakota 4-H will provide participants with up to eight educational experiences, four youth contests and one family challenge. Topics for each week are as follows:
Please register online using the link above. For more information contact Christine Wood, SDSU Extension 4-H Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Field Specialist.
State 4-H Events & Deadlines 2020!
Here is the latest schedule for State 4-H Events & Deadlines 2020. We will periodically update throughout the year.
2020 State 4-H Events & Deadlines
Mini Grants Winners Announced!
We are excited to announce the recipients of the 2020 Mini Grants. We chose 18 projects for a total or $8300 in grants. The purpose of the Mini 4-H Grants Program is to address youth needs at the local level. The 4-H Leaders Association recognizes that the greatest impact of 4-H occurs at the local level, usually between youth and 4-H volunteers. We look forward to hearing about the impact of these projects!
Order shirts, hoodies, jackets or hats!
We rolled out new shirt logos for the 2019 State Fair! Congratulations to the winning entries from our logo contest submitted by Cally Faulhaber, Angela Munsen and Jackie Kessler! If you weren't able to make it to the State Fair, you can still order your shirt, hoodie, sweatshirt, polo, jacket, or even hat!! The new logos are below and you can find older logos as well as all the shirt style/color options on our shirt page: T-Shirts & Hoodies. Here is the link to the TShirtOrderFormNew2019.pdf.
Heart Hands logo by Jackie Kessler
Keeping It Rural Logo by Cally Faulhaber
Practice Perform Logo by Jackie Kessler
Heartbeat Logo by Angela Munsen
Gate Open-Beef by SD 4-H Leaders
Gate Open-Dairy by SD 4-H Leaders
Proud Grandpa Logo by SD 4-H Leaders
Proud Dad Logo by SD 4-H Leaders
Proud Mom Logo by SD 4-H Leaders
Proud Grandma Logo by SD 4-H Leaders
Black Hills Gold/Silver 4-H Pendants & Tie Tacks for Sale
SD State Fair Thank You!
Thanks to the efforts of so many that helped make our SD State Fair a grand success! Congratulations to our 4-H members for many quality projects!
We give a special thank you to our sponsors and support for the 4-H Leader events, that help us be successful with our events along with our volunteers. If you have the opportunity please offer a personal thank you for their support.
Because of these sponsors, we sold BBQ tickets for just $3 let them know how much you appreciate their support!!
We are thankful for delicious food to serve at the BBQ shredded beef prepared by L&M Foods (Leonard Doll) of Huron and milk and ice cream through Midwest Dairy Association.
We thank Verns Mfg of Miller for the use of panels for our 4-H dance and the 4-H Youth Council for setting up and tearing down panels, as well as serving water at the dance!
We thank the State Fair office staff and the State 4-H staff for all their help and support!
And we are extremely thankful for the many, many volunteers that give their time and support to our 4-H Leader events! Hoping I have not missed anyone! Thank you what a fabulous 2019 State Fair!
State Fair 4-H Book is online:
Announcing: Project launched to help youth: Listen, Learn, Lead
Danika Gordon, who is a nine-year Butte-Lawrence County 4-H member, has created a new leadership project as part of her role as a current state 4-H ambassador. Gordon has established a website titled Listen, Learn, Lead or L3 for short. For 2019, she has posted four TED Talks for youth to listen to on the site at https://listenlearnlead4h.weebly.com/. Discussion questions developed by Gordon are also listed with each of the talks to prompt reflection either as an individual or group setting. Gordon suggests youth might gather to watch the TED Talks during a 4-H club, 4-H junior leaders or FFA chapter meeting, or simply during free time or as a family. She says the project was designed to be similar to a book club. After watching the TED Talk, youth can have a short discussion with others about what they learned or agreed with or maybe disagreed with from the presentation. The topics Gordon selected for this years TED Talks highlight introverts, body language, views on leadership and thoughts on what helps people be successful in school and life. Gordon hopes to select four new TED Talk presentations annually to continue fostering learning and leadership among South Dakota youth. Youth who watch the TED Talks and then post a comment on the L3 Facebook page, will also be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card. To learn more check out: https://listenlearnlead4h.weebly.com
4-H Shooting Sports rules: https://extension.sdstate.edu/south-dakota-4-h/competitions-state-fair
State 4-H Rodeo Resources: https://extension.sdstate.edu/south-dakota-4-h/competitions-state-fair
4-H Event Deadlines: https://extension.sdstate.edu/south-dakota-4-h/4h-event-deadlines
Camps & Conferences: https://extension.sdstate.edu/south-dakota-4-h/camps-conferences
State Fair 2018 results here!! https://extension.sdstate.edu/south-dakota-4-h/results-recognition
Judging 4-H Cookies & Bars
Here is the first of the training videos from SD 4-H Leaders.
Link to the video https://youtu.be/g6hjXzfrY
Link to a document with more information that could be printed for reference http://www.southdakota4hleaders.com/Judging/JudgingCookies.pdf
We hope that this video (and the ones to come) will be a good resource for judges, as well as for our families preparing the exhibits.
Exhibit Hall Fundraising
Rural Youth Loan Program
Here is information about the Rural Youth Loan Program available to 4-H members. The U.S. Department of Agricultures Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes operating loans of up to $5,000 to eligible individual rural youths age 10 through 20 to finance income-producing, agriculture-related projects. The project must be of modest size, educational, and initiated, developed and carried out by rural youths participating in 4-H clubs, FFA, or a similar organization. For more information, leaders should contact their local FSA Office or visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov.
A one page fact sheet is available at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/loanyouth.pdf.
Farm Credit has a similar program available for youth loans! You will find information on their website http://www.myaglender.com/youth-loans_5152_ct.aspx.
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