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    How to talk with youth about violence

    Acts of violence are all around us. As caring adults, how do we help youth to process tragedy and maintain a sense of safety? Dr. Jennifer A. Skuza offers suggestions.

    Congratulations 2019 Helping Hands Grant recipients!

    Extension Development and Minnesota 4-H are happy to announce the 2019 Helping Hands Grant recipients. Of the 31 applications we received, 24 projects totaling $30,300 were awarded to 4-H clubs from 16 counties across the state.

    Use the keeping youth safe Google site when planning 4-H activities

    Minnesota 4-H Volunteers - utilize the “keeping youth safe” risk management planning tool, policies and practices to help keep youth safe when participating in 4-H programs, activities and events.

    Plan ahead to reduce risk when serving food to the public

    4-H clubs, federations and councils serve and/or sell food to the public in a variety of ways. Follow best practices to minimize risk to the public involving food.

    Keep your 4-H teams safe

    Before 4-H teams gather, make sure all youth are enrolled and at least two Minnesota 4-H volunteers are designated to lead the team.

    Learn more about the Science of Animals Project area and zoonotic diseases

    A great new video and evaluation sheet are available to assist you in your Science of Animals Project exploration. Again this year, Science of Animals projects focused on zoonotic diseases will receive additional premiums at the state fair!

    Take part in the Great Neighbor Photo Contest

    Tractor Supply Company has launched its Great Neighbor Photo Contest! Submit a photo showing how you have made a positive impact on your community by June 16. Winners will be recognized at a special ceremony during the Minnesota State Fair.

    Take advantage of this great 4-H video-making opportunity!

    4-H members in grade 6 and up who are interested in learning how to make a video or learning more about videography are invited to attend a 4-H video workshop Aug. 22-25. Registration and cost details will be announced next month – stay tuned!

    Register for 2019 State Arts-In!

    All youth currently in grade nine - one year post high school are invited to participate in a 22 day theater arts/leadership/team building experience at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The 2019 Arts-In experience begins Aug. 8.

    Attend statewide one-day livestock trainings

    Minnesota 4-H is offering 4-H livestock day camps at five different locations in June. 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.

    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!

    2019 Goodhue County 4-H Yak Experience

    It's that time of year again to pick out your yak for the 2019 YAK PROJECT. 4-Hers can adopt a yak at Clear Spring Farm; which has variety of yak to choose from, including newborns to adults. The 4-H youth will work exclusively with that animal throughout the project, developing a strong bond all while learning about raising and training yak.

    Goodhue County 4-H is HIRING!

    Goodhue County 4-H is hiring a short term program assistant! If you love working with kids and volunteers - this could be the perfect fit for you! Check out the position description and application information here!

    2019 YELLO! registration opens April 1!

    Register by May 10 for the state leadership conference, Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Out loud! (YELLO!). This annual event will take place June 11-14 in St. Paul and is open to youth participants in grades 6+.

    FairEntry - 2019 Goodhue County Fair Registration Information

    All your registration information can be found here! Premium Book, Registration Instructions, and Deadlines.

    2019 Goodhue County Day Camp Counselor Application

    Do you love working with kids, and want to help out at our day camps this summer? Check out our day camp counselor opportunity!

    May Cloverbud Connections - May 20th!

    Come join us for our last Cloverbud Connections of the year! We will be learning about gardening and plants! Join us on Monday, May 20th at 5:30PM at the Fairgrounds in Zumbrota.

    What’s your spark?

    A spark is very special. Read Jennifer Skuza’s reflections on why finding your spark, and encouraging its discovery in our youth, is one of the best ways a 4-H volunteer can spend their time.

    Raise your hand for Minnesota 4-H youth!

    National 4-H’s Raise Your Hand promotion is here once again until May 15. Take a couple of minutes to cast your vote for Minnesota 4-H to win up to $20,000!

    Use 4HOnline as a club or project leader

    4-H club and project leaders can use 4HOnline for management and communication. Learn more on the “Using 4HOnline” web page.

    4-H Dog SuperSession on May 18 will be super fun

    Register now for 4-H Dog Supersession! 4-H'ers in third grade and up, their families, trainers, and youth and adult dog project leaders are invited to attend 4-H Dog Supersession on May 18 at the Twin Cities Obedience Training Club in Minneapolis. Registration and payment are due by May 11.

    Keep youth safe when participating in summer activities

    Summer activities and outings require planning ahead to avoid risk. Utilize the “keeping youth safe” risk management planning tool, guidelines and policies before activities and outings are offered to 4-H members.

    Register for the 2019 Minnesota 4-H Engineering Design Challenge!

    Register your team by May 15 for the 2019 Minnesota 4-H Engineering Design Challenge! The challenge is designed for youth in grades 3 through one year past high school. Great for developing team building, communication and decision making skills, all while having fun!

    How do we inspire youth to understand, relate and connect to other people?

    4-H State Director Jennifer Skuza offers tips for building critical interpersonal skills into club meetings and other 4-H learning experiences. There are ideas you could use today!

    2019 Goodhue County 4-H Day Camps

    If you are looking for fun, exciting and educational day camp opportunities - you're in luck! Goodhue County 4-H offers several different day camp opportunities for ages K-5th grade - and this year we are also offering a Teen Leadership Day camp for grades 6+! Learn more about the camps, and get registration information here. Our camps do have limited space - so sign up now!

    2019 animal science lease information is now available

    Minnesota 4-H allows the leasing of animal science projects to ensure that all members have the opportunity to experience the showing of livestock projects. Animal science lease information has been updated for 2019 and is available on our website.

    2019 Goodhue County 4-H Scholarship Applications

    All the Goodhue County 4-H Scholarship Applications can be found here! Kiwanis Scholarship - Due May 3rd. All other 4-H Scholarships - Due June 14th

    Save the date for YELLO!

    The State Ambassadors are asking youth in grades 6+ to save the date for the 2019 YELLO! youth leadership conference. The conference will take place June 11-14 in St. Paul. Registration will open by April 1.

    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.

    Engineering Design Challenge task announcement

    The 2019 Engineering Design Challenge task and handbook will soon be posted on the Engineering Design Challenge website. While you're waiting, get your team going by working on activities in the Engineering Design Challenge learning guide.

    2019 4-H Regional Summer Camp

    The Minnesota 4-H Camping program develops leadership and responsibility skills for teen counselors, while providing a safe and fun opportunity for the campers through activities, which allow them to gain knowledge and develop social skills while meeting new friends. 4-H staff and high-school aged camp counselors are prepared and ready to deliver an exciting and safe camp for you!

    Goodhue County 4-H Ambassador Application

    Staff are now accepting ambassador applications for the 2018-2019 4-H year! Youth entering 7-13 grade who enjoy volunteering and working with younger members are encourage to apply.

    Keep youth safe when participating in 4-H programs

    Now is the time of year to plan for risk and keeping youth safe as they participate in a variety of programs, activities and events. Use our online planning tool and risk management materials to ensure safe and healthy environments for youth and adults participating in 4-H programs and activities.

    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

    4-H Clubs in Goodhue County

    Join Goodhue County 4-H!