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4-H in Sherburne County

    The personal benefits of volunteering
    Have you ever wondered if adults gain anything from 4-H? Dr. Jennifer Skuza shares findings from our recent survey of 4-H volunteers. It's not just youth who benefit from 4-H participation.
    Extension Development and Minnesota 4-H award 15 scholarships
    Congratulations to the 2019 Minnesota 4-H scholarship recipients! These fifteen outstanding 4-H youth and alumni across Minnesota stood out among over 120 individuals who submitted applications.
    Keep youth safe – have emergency plans in place
    Planning in advance to be prepared for a variety of 4-H activities is an important key to keeping all participants safe. Utilize the “keeping youth safe” website for resources and information, and make sure to develop and have in place an emergency plan for all 4-H programs, activities and outings.
    Follow the medication policy and procedures
    4-H medication policy and procedures are designed to help keep all youth safe. Utilize the information sheet to understand the policy and how it works. Complete an authorization form before day or overnight activities occur when a parent/guardian is not present.
    Utilize Cloverbud policies and practices when planning programs
    The 4-H Cloverbud program supports the positive development of kindergarten – 2nd grade 4-H members. This requires safety measures, policies and rules that are age appropriate. A resource for parents, guardians and mentors provides information needed to plan safe and age appropriate programs and activities for this age group.
    Take advantage of this great 4-H video-making opportunity!
    4-H members in grades 6-12 who are interested in learning how to make a video or learning more about videography are invited to attend a 4-H video discovery project at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 21-25.
    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.
    Hay bale decorating contest
    This new contest is an opportunity for local 4-H’ers to work together, be creative, and promote 4-H in a fun way on the Sherburne County fairgrounds during the fair. With a little thought, artistic flair, and effort - these large round bales can be transformed into decorative works of art!
    Registration for the 2019 Sherburne County Fair is now open
    If you have been anxiously awaiting the county fair all year and showcasing your 4-H projects...then you’re in luck! Registration for the 2019 Sherburne County Fair in now open.
    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.

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