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    Start your crop scouting team in time for the 4-H Crop Scouting Competition

    Now is the perfect time of year to start your 4-H crop scouting team! Teams should include 3-5 youth (grades seven and up) and two adult coaches. Teams will participate in the 4-H Crop Scouting Competition on July 27 at the Bayer research plot in Benson, Minnesota.

    Friday's Project Forecast

    Every Friday in April through May watch for the Friday’s Project Forecast. We will be highlighting project areas and providing some project ideas along with some hands on activities to get you started in this Project FUN. Remember to update your projects interests in 4honline - That is where we will be getting the project enrollment list if we send specific project kits or hands on fun.

    What ya Doin Wednesday

    Looking for some fun stuff to do at home or with your 4-H club? Every week in April we will have 7 “Boredom Busters” science experiments that you can do right there in your kitchen or while connecting with your club of friends. We will also include some “Living Room Learning” that you can connect with live virtual experiences or activity links your kids can do right on the couch. And if you're feeling a little cooped up at home, we will have some “Amazing Field Trips” you can head off to.

    Have you downloaded the 4-H App yet?

    Try loading our 4-H App on your phone

    Help check for water pollution in your community

    Volunteer to help test the water quality in your community throughout 2020. This is a great opportunity for 4-H clubs, families and youth to help the environment and provide community service!

    Steele County Shooting Sports

    Shooting Sports is getting underway for the 2020 season! Starting Saturday, February 29th, archery & BB gun practice will begin at the Straight River Archery Club & The "20" Rifle & Pistol Club located at 1675 NW 50th St, Medford.

    Minnesota 4-H Agriculture Ambassadors: 2020 team selected

    Congratulations to these Minnesota 4-H’ers on being selected as 2020 Minnesota 4-H Agriculture Ambassadors! This is a new opportunity for youth in the 4-H agronomy and livestock project areas.

    Seeking youth and adults passionate about photography

    The Minnesota 4-H photography sub-committee is looking for youth and adults who are passionate about photography to serve on the state 4-H photography project development committee.

    Keep youth safe: Ensure all programs are publicly scheduled

    All 4-H programs must be publicly scheduled on University of Minnesota Extension branded resources like the county web page, Facebook or calendar. This ensures that all youth, Minnesota 4-H volunteers and parents/guardians are aware of and have access to 4-H programs, activities and trainings.

    Peterson named Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer

    Meeker County 4-H volunteer Pam Peterson has been named the 2020 Minnesota 4-H Salute to Excellence Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer.