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    Follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

    Following us on Instagram and Facebook is another great way to stay up-to-date on McLeod County 4-H happenings. If you don’t already follow us, please do so @mcleodcounty4h.

    New Family Information

    Information for our new 4-H families that will help them learn more about our program.

    4-H Animal Science and Auction Meetings – Monday. November 18

    Please join us for the next 4-H Animal Science and Auction Committee Meetings on Monday, November 18.

    4-H Recognition Banquet – November 17

    Mark your calendars for this year’s 4-H Recognition Banquet on Sunday, November 17 at Christ the King Church in Hutchinson.

    2019 Southwest Animal Science Challenge

    Dairy, general livestock, and horse enthusiasts – mark your calendar! The eighth annual Southwest Animal Science Challenge will be held Saturday, February 16, at the Wabasso Public School in Wabasso, MN. This is a day-long 4-H event that consists of project bowl competition, hands-on skill-a-thon stations, and project workshops led by industry-leading professionals.

    Join Remind to Receive Text Message Notifications

    McLeod County 4-H uses Remind to send text message to our 4-H families and volunteers. Please sign up to join any groups that are relevant to your 4-H experience.

    4-H Winter Weather Protocol

    We follow closures and cancellations of schools.  For all county-wide events, we will cancel in the event that one or more schools closes early, closes for the day or calls off after school activities. Cancellation and rescheduling decisions will be communicated to our 4-H members and volunteers through sending a mass email to the email your family has listed in 4honline.  Text messages will be sent to those who have signed up for our McLeod County 4-H group.  To join our general McLeod County 4-H group, visit https://www.remind.com/join/mcleod4h. We will also contact KDUZ/KARP radio to have them make cancellation announcements. We will try to make cancellation and rescheduling decisions as soon as possible for all events, but no later than 12 p.m. (if possible) on the day of the event for a weeknight meeting/event and the work day prior to an event for weekend events. Most importantly, use your best judgment.  If you feel it is unsafe to travel, please do not do so.

    4-H Café Committee Meeting – Thursday, October 24

    Please join us for the next 4-H Café Committee Meeting on Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m.

    McLeod County 4-H Adult Volunteer Training - November 7

    McLeod’s training date is Thursday, November 7

    4-H Awards Celebration - November 17

    Mark your calendars for this year’s 4-H Awards Celebration on Sunday, November 17 at Christ the King Church in Hutchinson.