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    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.

    YELLO Conference

    Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Outloud! (YELLO!) is an exciting and fun 4-H civic engagement and leadership conference that engages youth in activities to prepare them to learn and lead in their communities.

    Federation Meeting

    Polk County 4-H Federation meeting will be held on Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 pm at the Valley Technology Park in Crookston (North of UMC).

    Congratulations to Polk County Livestock

    From the moment Catie Erickson found out she won a lamb through the Aksarben, she was on a mission. Catie figured it was a waste to pull an empty trailer when it could instead be filled with donated supplies for the flood victims of Nebraska. Catie took this idea to the livestock group and everyone was on board. Donations from all over Minnesota along with North Dakota, South Dakota, Maryland, North Carolina, and New York come pouring in.

    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.

    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.

    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.
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