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    Sign up your teams for 4-H crop scouting

    Register by July 31st for the 4-H Crop Scouting Event! Teams will participate in the 4-H Crop Scouting Competition on August 12th at the Bayer research plot in Benson, Minnesota.

    Watch for more information on experiencing agriculture around the world!

    Be prepared to start learning about agriculture practices from around the world! “Explorers of Agriculture” is coming soon.

    New 4-H agronomy opportunities coming in July

    New opportunities in 4-H agronomy have been added to provide youth with ways to enhance their project experience!

    Register for 4-H performing arts #AtHome

    The new 4-H performing arts series continues to you #AtHome this summer! This engaging series of performing arts sessions continues every Thursday in July starting at 1 p.m. via Zoom. Join us to deepen your appreciation of performing arts while connecting with youth across the state!

    2020 Minnesota 4-H SS&W Leader Certification updates

    We are launching a new 3-step SS&W Leader Certification process that you can start online! Please note requirements for each step. Watch for additional details in future Clover Updates.

    Keep youth safe in online group environments

    Many 4-H clubs, groups, and programs are connecting online. As more virtual programs are planned and delivered, use these practices for keeping young people safe online.

    4-H Summer Naturalist Program

    You catch amazing things when you slow down, notice things around you, take notes and share your discoveries! Join 4-H families throughout the Northeast Region to become Summer Naturalists. From flowers to birds we will explore how nature changes throughout the summer season.

    State Fair cancellation

    Extension is creating alternate experiences for 4-H'ers and others. "It won’t replace the Fair but we are committed to meaningful programming," says Dean Durgan.

    Notes from Minnesota 4-H director Jennifer A. Skuza

    A brief update on summer showcases, 4-H at home and the role of volunteers in the midst of difficult times.

    Build a Rube Goldberg-type machine

    There are some new ways that you can participate in the Minnesota 4-H Engineering Design Challenge during these challenging times – check them out! The Engineering Design Challenge is designed for youth in grades 3 and up.