September 2019 Lincoln County Clover Update
Here's what's new on the Lincoln County 4-H website this month!
Records 2019

Now that county fair is wrapped up, it's time to work on records!

 
County 4-H awards   

It's that time of the year - award applications & nominations are due to the office by September 30th!
New 4-H year!
As we wrap up county and state fair season, it's time to start thinking about re-enrolling in 4-H online!

 
Leader's council meeting
 
Leader's council will be meeting on Monday, September 23, 2019.  Each club is expected to have one youth and one adult representative in attendance.

Executive council meeting

Our annual executive council will meet Monday, September 23, 2019, at 5:30 PM.  Each club is expected to have one youth and one adult in attendance.

State fair chaperones

Thank you to Mary Kay Lacek, Jeff Jerzak and Tracy Baune for chaperoning state fair!
 
 
Nominate a 4-H volunteer for a 2020 Salute to Excellence Award
Volunteers give much to the 4-H program!  Consider nominating an outstanding volunteer for a 2020 4-H Salute to Excellence Award.  All nomination materials are due by September 30. 

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Minnesota State Fair 4-H show committee youth positions are open - Apply by Sept. 16!
   
Applications are now available for youth in 9th grade and up--apply to be a youth member on a Minnesota State Fair 4-H show committee!

More 4-H news this month
Announcing the annual volunteer training for 2019.  "Building 4-H Social and Emotional Learning Skills".  All volunteers statewide are encouraged to attend.  Dates are still being decided by each county.  Further information will be shared in the next Clover Update.

The 4-H Shooting Sports and Wildlife Leader Certification training is designed for adults and youth that lead or would like to lead training in shooting sports, wildlife or ATV safety.  This year's training is scheduled in two locations (Crookston and Big Stone County), October 5-6.  All volunteer leaders must be fully screened active 4-H volunteers by September 13.  Register by September 13.

Congratulations to the Swift County 4-H crop scouting team!  They will be representing Minnesota at the upcoming regional crop scouting event in Iowa!

The beginning of the 4-H year is an important time to plan for risk and keeping youth safe as they participate in a variety of programs, activities and events.  Use these tools to help volunteers plan their programs.  

Plan ahead to manage risk for fall activities:  Hayrides, campfires and potlucks
4-H clubs and federations/councils plan and offer a variety of fun activities and outings for 4-H members during the fall months.  Utilize the risk management policies and practices to minimize risk.

4-H members participate in a wide variety of activities and outings to encourage teamwork, hands-on-learning and fun.  These activities carry varying levels of risk which must be addressed in advance of 4-H member's participation.  

The 4-H at the Minnesota State Fair app has everything 4-H at the fair.  Use the app to get judging results, announcements for exhibitors and much more.  The app is strongly encouraged for all state fair exhibitors and useful for anyone who likes 4-H!


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Check out all the events happening in Lincoln County!  Events can be filtered by subtopic at the top of the page!

Michele VanDyke | Program Coordinator | 507-694-1470| mvandyke@umn.edu | www.extension.umn.edu/lincoln

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