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Extension is expanding its online education and resources while in-person events and classes are canceled.


  • State Fair cancellation
    Extension is creating alternate experiences for 4-He'rs and others. "It won’t replace the Fair but we are committed to meaningful programming," says Dean Durgan.
  • Register for the 4-H State Leadership Conference -YELLO...ish! 
    Join MN 4-H for this year's free YELLO conference! Register by June 8th.
  • 2020 4-H Camp at Home!
    SET YOUR SIGHTS ON NEW HEIGHTS! Steele County Campers will spend three days and two nights at their own homes enjoying games, songs, crafts, educational programs, great food from their own kitchens, cabin life, outdoor adventures, reflective campfires and more!
  • Minnesota Tree and Woodland Carbon Capture Challenge
    The Minnesota tree and Woodland Carbon Capture Challenge is a friendly competition for Minnesotans to learn about the role of trees as a natural climate solution.
  • Get your "Outdoor Explorer Backpack" for Screen Free Saturdays!
    4-H’ers - it’s time to get outdoors to enjoy nature, so take the Screen Free Saturday Challenge!  All you have to do is sign up for this Outdoor Explorer Backpack Series.  Register now and you will get your outdoor backpack mailed to you, so you can hit the trail with books, identification guides, bug box, magnifying lens, animal cards and much more.

More 4-H in Freeborn County


  • Gardening
    Get information about best plants and gardening practices for Minnesota lawns, landscapes, and gardens.

Visit Extension's Garden Section

Freeborn County partners with Extension to deliver even more practical education and research right in your county.


U of M Extension
Freeborn County

Government Center
411 S Broadway PO 1147
Albert Lea MN 56007-1147

(507) 377-5660 (phone)
(507) 377-4479 (fax)