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Get involved in 4-H Projects this year!

For more information on project groups for your family contact the Extension Office at 651-277-0150 or visit us online at http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/chisago/4-h
NOTE: Members must be enrolled in 4-H to participate in a 4– H Project Group
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Aerospace Project is a seasonal group that focuses on aerospace education for all interested youth. Project Leader: Jen Stelzig at 651-674-1786 or skijor3@gmail.com

Clothing and Quilting Project is a seasonal group that focuses on leading sewing and quilting education for all interested youth.
Project Leader: Gwen Swenson at 651-674-8568 or lovesfairs4htoo@gmail.com

Dog Project is a seasonal group that focuses on obedience, agility and rally training.
Project Leader: Janet Schweigert at 320-358-3911 or nutty@ecenet.com

Horse Project is a seasonal group that focuses on equine educational programs for all interested youth. You do not need to own a horse to be involved in project learning.
Project Leaders: Christina Fasbender at 651-303.4681 or cfasbender@wipfli.com or Beth Grube at 651-249-6671 or sbccgrube@yahoo.com

*Learn more about the Chisago Horse Project schedule and activities at Chisago 4-H Horse Project

Livestock Auction is a program that provides youth the opportunity to learn about raise meat for production.
Contact Amanda Cook at 612-978-1204 or heino018@umn.edu  

Master Chef is a short-term program that delivers food & nutrition education in a hands on way teaching kids about cooking, baking and healthy living.
Contact Jeremy Freeman, 4-H Extension Educator to learn more about this new program.

Photography Project provides seasonal workshops and education for youth interested in photography skills and careers.
Contact Jeremy Freeman, Extension Educator to learn more.

Poultry Peeps is a seasonal group that focuses on poultry educational programs for all interested youth. You do not need to own poultry to be involved in project learning.
Project Leader: Stephanie Lewis at 651-324-9856 or stephklewis@gmail.com 

Rabbit Project is a seasonal group that focuses on rabbit educational programs for all interested youth. You do not need to own a rabbit to be involved in project learning.
Project Leader: Sheila Hoff at 651-705-5300 or sheilahoff5@gmail.com

Robotics Project is a seasonal group that focuses on robotics education for all interested youth. *There may be limits to participation because of volunteer needs.*
Project Leader: Dan Landherr at 612-812-3169 or dan_landherr@yahoo.com 

Shooting Sports & Wildlife Project is a  year round group that focuses on wildlife education and shooting sports. *There are age restrictions for shooting events but wildlife education is open to all.
Project Leader: Sarah Minicucci at 763-232-3825 or chisagossw@gmail.com

4-H – A SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE

  • Members can choose which projects they want to learn about and what events and activities they want to attend.
  • The more a youth is involved in 4-H, the more they get from the experience. Expand your comfort zone and try new experiences.

4-H FOCUSES ON FAMILY INVOLVEMENT

  • Many events/workshops are designed for the whole family to attend.
  • Parent/adult involvement supports a successful 4-H experience.
    • Sharing your knowledge and skills with the club members
    • Encouraging your child(ren)’s involvement
    • Celebrating your child(ren)’s successes

PARENTS/ADULTS ARE A KEY TO THE SUCCESS OF 4-H

They can volunteer to help as:

  • 4-H club leaders (guide the 4-H club)
  • Project leaders (share your knowledge and/or skills with club members)
  • Event leader (guiding club’s involvement in a 4-H event or activity)

WE’RE HERE TO HELP
When you have a question, we want you to ask. Your 4-H club leader, other parents, and the 4-H staff at the County Extension Office are here to help your family have a meaningful experience in the Chisago County 4-H program.

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