State 4-H news this month
Reflections on violence against Asian American and Pacific Islanders, winter gear drive and outdoor learning opportunities and an update on fair season.
Registration for the 2021 Engineering Design Challenge opens April 1! For youth in grades 3 through 12. Great for developing creativity, problem solving and communication skills while working with a team of others.
The 2021 Minnesota 4-H Beef Boot Camp is intended for youth wanting to take their show animal to the next level. Dive deeper into the knowledge and skill of fitting your show animal with Kirk Stierwalt, a nationally known cattle clinician that combines hands-on fitting demonstrations with one-on-one personalized instruction. The camp will be held on June 19 & 20 at the Murray County Fairgrounds in Slayton, Minnesota.
Due to Covid, we will be extending by one year the Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics (LQA&E) in-person training certification of any youth that had certified in 2018 and 2019 and we will be extending by one year the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) computer-based training certification of any youth that had certified in 2020.
Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador applications are open - apply today! Don't miss out on your chance to apply to be a part of the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador team and expand your leadership skills. Youth in grade 10 and up are welcome to apply.
Supporting social emotional wellbeing can be fun and games! Join us on Tuesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. for a training on how to host virtual games and promote positive youth development at the same time. Together we will practice building belonging and creating connections by exploring easy to use virtual games.
We want 4-H to be a place for all youth regardless of their differing abilities and needs. Join other volunteers from across the state on Thursday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. to learn how to better support young people in your 4-H group with disabilities. 4-H staff will share both personal and professional experiences working with this unique audience, help you learn how to identify those who may need different or extra supports, share tips and resources, and provide an opportunity for participants to share and hear from others about their experiences.