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    Steele County Fair 4-H Registration

    Steele County Fair 4-H Registration opens on Monday, June 17 and will close on July 15th at 11:50 pm.

    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.

    4-H Horseless Horse & Horse Related Project Camp

    Dates: July 15 – 17 each day will be from 8 AM to 4 PM Location: Steele County Fairgrounds, Horse Arena Cost: $45 for all 3 days (Lunch & Snacks will be provided each day)

    4-H Cloverbud Day Camp

    Date: June 27 from 8:30 AM to 4 PM Location: Kaplans Woods Pavilion (1205 SW 18th Street) Age: completed Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Cost: Free (Lunch & Snacks will be provided each day)

    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.

    Cheeseburger Day Camp

    July 10, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 5 PM Location: Steele County Extension Office (drop off and pick up here) Age: 5th grade and older Cost: $15 (Lunch & Snacks will be provided)

    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.