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    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.

    Congratulations to Eliza Meyer

    On April 5-11, more than 230 youth from 46 delegations across the United States, United States territories, and Canada participated in the National 4-H Conference at the National 4-H Conference Center near Washington, DC. The conference engages youth in developing a briefing to a federal agency on an issue of interest for both the youth and the agency.

    Sandhill Lake 4-H Camp

    Summer is the time for camp, and Sand Hill Lake 4-H Camp is the camp for 4-H'ers in northwest Minnesota!

    4-H Federation Meeting

    Mark your calendars for the next 4-H Federation meeting!

    Promote 4-H and JoAnn partnership

    Through all of March and April, JOANN fabrics is running a promotion with 4-H. Please help by sharing this in your programs.

    2019 Polk County Fair

    The date for the Polk County Fair 2019 has been set! Mark your calendar!

    Congratulations to Eliza!

    Congratulations to Eliza from North Star 4-H Club for being selected to attend the National 4-H Conference April 5-11, 2019 in Washington, DC

    Animal ID Deadline

    With 2019 upon us, it’s time to start thinking about the County Fair and February brings us our first animal ID deadline of the year.

    National 4-H Week

    National 4-H Week is October 7-13, 2018.

    4-H Re/Enrollment

    Minnesota 4-H families are reminded and encouraged to visit mn.4HOnline.com to enroll/re-enroll both youth members and adult volunteers

    Polk County 4-H General Project Record 2018

    4-H General Project Record 2018

    State Fair Results

    The 2018 Minnesota State Fair has wrapped up and once again, Polk County 4-H'ers represented us well.

    Polk County Fair 2018

    We are gearing up for another great fair season! We hope everyone plans to take part in the many activities that make the Polk County Fair a success. We have provided links that you may find useful in getting ready for the Polk County Fair.

    Thank you VOLUNTEERS!!!

    April 15-21 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

    Sandhill Lake 4-H Camp

    Mark your calendars! Sandhill Lake 4-H Camp has been set for June 8-9, 2018

    West Polk County Home Council Norma Bigger Memorial Scholarship

    The West Polk County Home Council will sponsor two (2) scholarships in the amount of $ 250.00 each supporting education in the areas relating to: Nutrition and Health; Financial Management; Energy and Environment; Clothing and Textiles; Children, Youth and Families; and Housing and Home Environment Education.

    Polk County Fair 2018

    Mark your calendar!!!

    Animal Identification

    The market beef and dairy steer identification dealine is February 15th!

    Northern MN 4-H Project Bowl

    Now is the time to get your team ready for the Annual Northern MN 4-H Project Bowl Invitational.

    Register for BLU

    The Building Leadership and Understanding (BLU) workshops engage youth in grades 6-12 in activities to build leadership skills while forming relationships with other youth and learning to work together to make a difference in their communities.

    Banquet Committee Members Wanted!

    Polk County 4-H is looking for YOUTH and ADULT members to help plan our annual awards and recognition event that is typically held in February!

    Re-Enroll in 4-H Today

    Now is the time to re-enroll the whole family in 4-H!

    National 4-H Week

    How are you celebrating National 4-H Week? Will you be wearing 4-H green to school or participating in a club event in your community? Whatever you are doing let us know! Post to our Facebook Page during the week of October 1-7th and spread the excitement about 4-H! Or email me at joh04412@umn.edu a short story and/or photo showing your 4-H pride and I will share it out! Find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/PolkCountyMN4H/

    Federation Meeting and Risk Management

    Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 4-Hmeeting and Risk Manangement Training.

    Important State Fair Information!

    Projects you will be taking to the state fair are due to the Extension office by August 10th

    Female Chaperone Needed!!!

    We are in need of a female chaperone for General Project Encampment (August 27-29th)

    Updated Polk County Fair Calendar of Events

    Updated Polk County Fair Calendar of Events

    Register for Projects ONLINE until June 14th!

    Now is the time to get your projects registered online for the Polk County Fair!

    Online Fair Sign Ups!

    Now is the time to sign up for the volunteer positions during the Polk County Fair. We need everyone to help out to make the Polk County Fair successful.

    Ambassadors Updates

    Attention all 7th-12th graders! Here are some upcoming events just for you!! Just a reminder, Ambassador T-shirt sales ordering is open until June 7th!

    Sandhill Lake 4-H Camp Superhero's in Training!

    Now is the time to sign up for Sandhill Lake 4-H Camp scheduled for June 11-12, 2017!

    Ambassador Meeting

    The next Ambassador Meeting is scheduled!

    Horse Families

    Horse Clinics are scheduled!

    Ambassador Update

    The Ambassadors will meet on February 26th.

    February 4-H Federation Meeting

    4-H Federation Meeting will be held on February 27th.

    CWF: Presidential Inauguration Focus

    Congratulations to Katlyn Balstad from Pine to Prairie 4-H for being one of the Minnesota 4-H delegation who will be attending the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.

    Polk County 4-H Federation Meeting

    Polk County 4-H Federation Meeting scheduled in November.

    National 4-H Week

    October 2-8, 2016 is National 4-H Week and this year's theme is #4HGrown

    Ambassador Applications

    All 4-H youth 7th grade and above get your applications for applying to become a 4-H Ambassador.

    Now is the time to enroll in Polk County 4-H!

    Enrollment for the new 4-H year opened up on September 16th. Polk County will be having a drawing for a gift certificate for those who re-enroll by October 17th.