June 2020 Murray County Clover Update
Here's what's new on the Murray County 4-H website this month!
Notes from Minnesota 4-H director Jennifer A. Skuza

A brief update on summer showcases, 4-H at home and the role of volunteers in the midst of difficult times.   

June 4-H Federation meeting going virtual in Murray County 

June 4-H Federation meeting will be held via Zoom on June 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.   

Murray County 4-H Fashion Revue Committee 

Murray County 4-H Fashion Revue Committee to meet via Zoom on June 22, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.   

Congratulations to Murray County 4-H graduating seniors

Please take the time to offer well wishes and good luck to Murray County 4-H graduating seniors.      

Summer 4-H Animal Science Camp 

If you love learning about animals and how they move, this virtual camp is for you! Camp starts June 15 and allows you to work at your own pace. Deadline to register for the virtual event is June 9, 2020.    

Murray County Fair 2020 4-H Premium List

Murray County Fair 2020 4-H Premium List available online and by request this year.      

Register for 4-H performing arts #AtHome

A new 4-H performing arts series is coming to you #AtHome this summer! This engaging series of performing arts sessions will kick-off with a live session on Thursday, June 18, right from your home. Learn from teaching artists working in the field, receive resources on all things theatre, and connect with 4-H performing arts members across the state! Registration is free and required for participation.  
 
Participate in new 4-H Stock Talks!

Join this new virtual animal science presentation experience for all Minnesota 4-H youth (grades K-13). A 4-H Stock Talk is a short video presentation about an animal science topic of your choice. Giving a talk is a great opportunity for you to share your learning with others and practice your demonstration skills! Videos must be submitted between June 1 and June 30. Sign-up today! 

More 4-H news this month

Extension is creating alternate experiences for 4-H'ers and others. "It won't replace the Fair but we are committed to meaningful programming," says Dean Durgan. 
We are launching a new 3-step SS&W Leader Certification process that you can start online! Please note requirements for each step. Watch for additional details in future Clover Updates.  

The Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors are excited to invite you to our annual state leadership conference, Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Opportunities-ish (YELLOW-ish)!
There are some new ways that you can participate in the Minnesota 4-H Engineering Design Challenge during these challenging times - check them out! The Engineering Design Challenge is designed for youth in grades 3 and up.

Many 4-H clubs, groups, and programs are connecting online. As more virtual programs are planned and delivered, use these practices for keeping young people safe online.     
Extension development and Minnesota 4-H are happy to announce 2020 Helping Hands Award recipients. Of the 18 applications we received, all projects were awarded - giving $25,882 to 4-H clubs from 21 counties across the state.   

Don't forget these great opportunities in 4-H agronomy -- they've been created to provide you with ways to enhance your project experience!    

Minnesota 4-H is offering 4-H livestock day camp at two different locations in July. The trainings will focus on youth grade 6 and up, but younger members will be welcome if they bring a parent or adult chaperone. Event and registration due dates vary by location.


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

Kimberly Hause | Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development | 507-836-6927 | hausek@umn.edu |   www.extension.umn.edu/murray
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