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Itasca County 4-H Animal ID and Ear Tag Process 2020

Dear 4-H families,

COVID-19 requires that we adjust many of our typical processes and policies related to 4-H Animal Science programming. Please review the following information carefully. 

Animal identification

Extended deadline: Our animal identification system will remain in place. Requests for Ear Tags must be made by May 8 using the Tag Request Form. Ear Tags will be mailed out the week of May 11. The deadline to record animal IDs is June 1, 2020.

Families must place tags in animal ears and record identification data in 4HOnline by June 1. Any unused tags must be returned to our office by July 1.

If you need assistance with this process, contact Rebecca Rasmussen at 218.259.8111 or or Drew Winegar at 218.327.7486 or

While your youth are home and looking for things to fill time, encourage them to explore livestock demonstrations and Science of Animals projects to extend learning. Watch this video for more information on Science of Animals.

To download paper copies of animal ID forms go here.

Rebecca Rasmussen

University of Minnesota Extension

4-H Educator, 4-H program