January 2018 Big Stone County Clover Update
Here's what's new on the Big Stone County 4-H website this month!
Join us for the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Join us to honor our 4-H adult volunteers on January 13th at the Clinton Memorial Building.


January Federation meeting coming soon

The next 4-H Federation meeting will be held on January 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Clinton Memorial Building.

Save the date for "Fishing On Ice" 

Frisch's Fishing on Ice will be held on February 3, 2018.


Winter Wonderland Painting has been scheduled

Join us for a fun winter painting class on January 20th at the Clinton Memorial Building.



Lego Robotics meets Rube Goldberg!

Join us as we begin our winter series on Lego Robotics and Rube Goldberg


4Hers donate to local cause

Big Stone County 4-Hers worked on a service learning project in December to give to a local organization.



4-Hers enjoy holiday fun at Unity Square

4-H families gathered at Unity Square on December 9th.


Time is running out to apply to be a 4-H Camp Counselor!

4-H Camp Counselors are needed for for the 2018 Regional 4-H Camp scheduled for June 19th-21st in Morris. Must be 7th grade or older to apply.


More 4-H news this month
All youth in grades 3-6 are invited to the 2018 Regional 4-H Camp scheduled for June 19th-21st in Morris.
 
The 2018 Southwest Animal Science Challenge will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, in Wabasso, Minnesota. This event will include horse and livestock project bowl competitions, hands-on skill-a-thon stations, and workshops on a variety of topics. 4-H'ers can attend as a project bowl team, or as an individual
 
An exciting day is being planned on Saturday, February 24th from 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at SMSU, Marshall. This is open to all 4-H screened adult volunteers!
 
Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman celebrates the connection between 4-H and healthy choices in young people. Two 4-H members' stories are featured and you're invited to share your own healthy living story.
 
Minnesota 4-H youth in grades 9-13 are invited to strengthen their communication, leadership, and citizenship skills at a national level by attending Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington D.C. from June 23-30, 2018. Registration will open Feb. 1, and close when all spaces have been filled, or by Feb. 28, whichever comes first.
 
The 2018 Building Leadership & Understanding (BLU) leadership retreats will be held in five different locations across the state during the month of February. BLU is a great opportunity for youth in 6th grade and above to meet youth from across their region and learn about leadership too!
 
Starting in 2018 the 4-H Engineering Design Rube Goldberg Challenge will include high school youth in grades 9 to one year after high school. The 2018 challenge will be to "plant a seed and water the seed".
 
Jerry Ludwig has been chosen as Minnesota's 4-H Salute to Excellence Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer.
 
Crissy Otting has received the Minnesota 4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer of the Year Award.
Calendar

Check out all of the upcoming events in Big Stone County on our website.  The events are in chronological order and can be filtered by subtopic at the top of the web page.
Suzanne Souza | 4-H Program Coordinator | 320-839-6380 | souza004@umn.edu | 
http://www.extension.umn.edu/county/ big-stone

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