January 2018 LqP County Clover Update
Here's what's new on the Lac qui Parle County 4-H website this month!
January is Mentor Month

Reflection on the New year and those who we appreciate

Fruit sale fundraiser set to kick off

Annual fundraiser for LqP 4-H will begin on January 17th.

Attention Beef project members: Weigh-in scheduled

For all Market/Dairy Beef project members - weigh in date has been scheduled for January 27th.

Are you signed up for the workshops scheduled in January?

Let's start Creating! Watch for flyers with more information and to sign up!

Let's Be Leaders

An event for the county 4-H ambassadors.

Be a Cloverbud sessions are held monthly

ALL youth in Grades K-2 are invited to participate in Cloverbuds in Dawson & Madison schools. Check out this article for reasons to become a Cloverbud!

Is your club looking for community service ideas?

Community service is about learning...new life skills and sharing.

Upcoming office closings

The Extension Office will be closed a few days in the upcoming months.

More 4-H news this month
REMINDER to be aware of office courtesy.
Find out what is coming up in Lac qui Parle County 4-H.
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.
All youth in grades 3-6 are invited to the 2018 Regional 4-H Camp scheduled for June 19th-21st in Morris.
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!
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
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.
Plan to attend the 2018 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) trip to Washington DC!
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 of Clearwater County honored as Volunteer of the Year
Crissy Otting has received the Minnesota 4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer of the Year Award.

Check out all of the  upcoming events in Lac qui Parle County on our website.  The events are in chronological order and can be filtered by subtopic at the top of the web page.

MaryAnn Anderson | 4-H Program Coordinator | 320-598-3325 | ander071@umn.edu | 

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