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    Sign up TODAY to learn all about Pollinators through 4-H!

    This free series is for all youth K-12+

    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.

    Chopped: Live Experience!

    Put your cooking skills to the test and channel your inner chef by participating in a hands on, virtual Chopped experience!

    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.

    Register for 4-H performing arts #AtHome

    A new 4-H performing arts series is coming to you #AtHome this summer! This engaging series of performing arts sessions will kick-off with a live session on Thursday, June 18, right from your home. Learn from teaching artists working in the field, receive resources on all things theatre, and connect with 4-H performing arts members across the state! Registration is free and required for participation.

    Participate in new 4-H Stock Talks!

    Join this new virtual animal science presentation experience for all Minnesota 4-H youth (grades K-13). A 4-H Stock Talk is a short video presentation about an animal science topic of your choice. Giving a talk is a great opportunity for you to share your learning with others and practice your demonstration skills! Videos must be submitted between June 1 and June 30. Sign-up today!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Don’t forget these 4-H agronomy opportunities

    Don’t forget these great opportunities in 4-H agronomy -- they’ve been created to provide you with ways to enhance your project experience!

    Attend one-day 4-H livestock day camp this July

    Minnesota 4-H is offering 4-H livestock day camp at two different locations in July. The trainings will focus on youth grade 6 and up, but younger members will be welcome if they bring a parent or adult chaperone. Event and registration due dates vary by location.

    2020 Goodhue/Wabasha Dog Training Update

    Updated 4/29 in regards to COVID-19 training plans. What is the 4-H Dog Training Program? Goodhue County 4-H Dog Training is a dog obedience, showmanship, rally obedience and rally program in the spring/summer for youth and their dogs! The training's are taught by 4-H Adult Volunteers who have expertise with dog training. Through 4-H Dog Training, participants will learn basic dog obedience skills and will get to teach their own dog’s first-hand! More information, and registration information can be found here!

    Message from Associate Dean and Minnesota 4-H Director

    University of Minnesota Extension has extended its cancellation of in-person events until the end of June. 4-H educators are hard at work creating meaningful learning and leading experiences young people can access from their homes.

    Animal identification deadline extended to June 1, 2020

    Extension 4-H educators are working on plans to distribute ear tags as required for project animals. If 4-H youth require livestock quality assurance certification for this year’s state fair 4-H shows, please use the YQCA online training.

    Virtual learning will apply to the bonus trip program: State Fair livestock and State Horse Show bonus trip application deadline extended to July 1

    Bonus trips to the Minnesota State Fair and State Horse Show recognize excellent local youth development programs. During the COVID-19 restrictions, please consider hosting virtual learning events - all virtual learning that is county planned, presented, and documented will be considered for the bonus trip program!

    Market chickens and market turkeys Included in 2020 Purple Ribbon Auction!

    For the first time ever, the 2020 Purple Ribbon Auction at the Minnesota State Fair will include the champion and reserve champion market chickens and turkeys!

    Check out Extension's Coping with COVID-19 resources website

    Are you looking for resources to get you through the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you stressed from being at home? Worried about finances or about having enough food? Extension and each of its Centers have resources compiled on one website.

    Are you a county website user? We want to hear from you!

    The Extension web team is conducting a survey of staff, volunteers and website visitors to learn more about how people are using the Extension county websites—submit your feedback today!

    Start your crop scouting team in time for the 4-H Crop Scouting Competition

    Now is the perfect time of year to start your 4-H crop scouting team! Teams should include 3-5 youth (grades seven and up) and two adult coaches. Teams will participate in the 4-H Crop Scouting Competition on July 27 at the Bayer research plot in Benson, Minnesota.

    Goodhue County 4-H COVID-19 Program Update

    Please see a letter from Aly regarding Goodhue County 4-H Programs.

    2020 Goodhue County Fair 4-H Registration and FairEntry Information

    Your one-stop-shop for all things 4-H at the Goodhue County Fair! Find the premium book, registration instructions, and information regarding FairEntry here!

    Help check for water pollution in your community

    Volunteer to help test the water quality in your community throughout 2020. This is a great opportunity for 4-H clubs, families and youth to help the environment and provide community service!

    2020 Goodhue County 4-H Summer Day Camps

    Participants will spend the day participating in fun, exciting, and educational activities! Come one, come all! COVID-19 Update: We are planning on having an alternative learning experience for our June day camp dates. July dates are going ahead as planned at this time. Please register for what you feel comfortable with. 

    2020 Goodhue County 4-H Scholarships

    Each year Goodhue County 4-H and our supporters give out scholarships that together total over $4,500! Find all the scholarship application information and due dates here.

    2020 Goodhue County Arts In - A Performing Arts Program for Youth!

    Bring your friends and join this summer theatre arts program! Arts In is a high energy, fun, performing arts experience for youth interested in acting, music, costume design or technical elements of a theatre performance. Find more information and register here!

    Keep youth safe: Ensure all programs are publicly scheduled

    All 4-H programs must be publicly scheduled on University of Minnesota Extension branded resources like the county web page, Facebook or calendar. This ensures that all youth, Minnesota 4-H volunteers and parents/guardians are aware of and have access to 4-H programs, activities and trainings.

    Check out these tools to support new 4-H families

    Discover these new tools designed to engage and support new families and volunteers.

    Goodhue County 4-H Program Guide

    Your "one stop shop" to learn about all the activities Goodhue County 4-H provides throughout the year! Check out the options, and even get signed up for the programs!

    Missed Deadlines and One Time Exemption Information

    In the event a family misses a deadline - there is the option to utilize a one time exemption. The information for Goodhue County's exemption is here!

    Club Treasurer Documents

    Find documents to be used by your Club Treasurer's here!

    Goodhue County 4-H Weekly Newsletter

    The Weekly Update goes out to all registered 4-H members via email on Wednesday's. To receive this newsletter via email - please register for Goodhue County 4-H through 4HOnline. 

    Are you looking to join Goodhue County 4-H?

    If you are looking to join a Goodhue County 4-H Club - then look no further! A club list, who to contact with questions, and our online enrollment process are all explained below!

    Goodhue County 4-H Records

    Each year we ask our 4-H Participants to complete records relating to their 4-H projects. This is your one stop shop to find all the documents and instructions you need to successfully complete your records!

    Goodhue County 4-H Calendar

    The Goodhue County 4-H Calendar will be continuously updated to include deadlines, office hours, meeting dates etc throughout the year. You can access the calendar through the link at the bottom of this page (Related links)

    Online Re Enrollment

    Directions for member and volunteer Re Enrollment