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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.
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