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    Attend one-day 4-H livestock day camp this July

    Minnesota 4-H is offering 4-H livestock day camp at two different locations in July. 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.

    Steele County Livestock ID

    ID Deadline has been extended until June 1st 2020. This is for all livestock, including rabbits.  The Self ID process that we will follow in 2020 for all breeding & market animals is explained in the Animal Science Project ID Information.

    4-H Dog Training Information

    Steele County 4-H Dog Training is an ongoing training process throughout the summer of 2020. We will start out with virtual trainings until we can meet face-to-face again.

    Steele County 4-H Agronomy Project Kits

    The Steele County 4-H Agronomy Project is Back for a second year. The Agronomy program allows 4-H youth to explore the broad scope of plant sciences through educational opportunities about crops, vegetables, horticulture, and more. Don’t miss your chance and sign up today!

    Message from Associate Dean and Minnesota 4-H Director

    University of Minnesota Extension has extended its cancellation of in-person events until the end of June. 4-H educators are hard at work creating meaningful learning and leading experiences young people can access from their homes.

    Animal identification deadline extended to June 1, 2020

    Extension 4-H educators are working on plans to distribute ear tags as required for project animals. If 4-H youth require livestock quality assurance certification for this year’s state fair 4-H shows, please use the YQCA online training.

    Virtual learning will apply to the bonus trip program: State Fair livestock and State Horse Show bonus trip application deadline extended to July 1

    Bonus trips to the Minnesota State Fair and State Horse Show recognize excellent local youth development programs. During the COVID-19 restrictions, please consider hosting virtual learning events - all virtual learning that is county planned, presented, and documented will be considered for the bonus trip program!

    What's growing?

    We are challenging 4-H members to get up, get out and see what’s growing! We’re asking you to apply science strategies as you observe plants and how they grow.

    Market chickens and market turkeys Included in 2020 Purple Ribbon Auction!

    For the first time ever, the 2020 Purple Ribbon Auction at the Minnesota State Fair will include the champion and reserve champion market chickens and turkeys!

    Check out Extension's Coping with COVID-19 resources website

    Are you looking for resources to get you through the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you stressed from being at home? Worried about finances or about having enough food? Extension and each of its Centers have resources compiled on one website.