July 2018 Rock County Clover Update
Here's what's new on the Rock County 4-H website this month!
Food Stand Shifts

All 4-H families make sure to sign up for your 4-H Food stand shiftsThank you for helping make this fundraiser a success! I hope you can all make memories from this experience at the fair!

Let's See Your Reaction day camp-July 13

Rock County 4-H and Luverne Community Education will be putting on a 4-H Chemical and Physical reaction science day camp on July 13 for grades 1-4 at the Rock County Fairgrounds 4-H Foodstand from 9 am-Noon

Sign up for Summer Sewing Workshops

Have you started your summer Clothing & Textiles county fair project? Here's how to complete one in just 5 days or less--with help from experts.

Ambie Meeting

Our next Ambie meeting is going to be on Tuesday, July 10. We will be meeting at the foodstand at the fairgrounds to paint the south wall! The time is yet to be determined so keep an eye on your email for more information as the date gets closer.

If you have any painting supplies (brushes, rollers, etc) please bring them with you!

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Entry Day - NEW!

Please take note that this year we are only going to have one judging day for our general projects for the Rock County Fair. Monday, July 23rd is when all of the general projects will be judged. Be sure to mark your calendars!!

Fashion Revue & Presentation Night

Fashion Revue Judging will take place on Monday, July 9th starting at 12:30 p.m. at the American Reformed Church this year. Presentation night will also take place on July 9th at the American Reformed Church starting at 6:00 p.m.

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Mark That Card!

Mark That Card! is returning this year at the fair! 4-H'ers and fair goers alike will be given the opportunity to judge four different species - beef, goat, sheep, and swine - throughout the course of the fair. This event is open to all 4-Her's, not just to those on the Livestock Judging Team. The judging is broken up into four divisions, 4-H Beginner (grades 3-5), 4-H Intermediate (grades 6-8), 4-H Senior (grades 9+), and Open Class. The top judge in each division will be given a prize at the Parade of Champions! However, in order for 4-Her's to be eligible for the overall prize, they have to judge each of the four species.

The official placing of each of the four classes will be determined by the species judge during the show. Judging will begin Wednesday, July 25th after weigh-in.
Make sure to include who, what, where, when and why. 
Keep your message brief and to the point. If readers need to know more than you can fit here, they can go to the county website to find it.

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Absentee Judging

It is preferred that projects are conference judged at their designated judging times and days. However, 4-H does have an absentee judging process that applies for events such as a death in the family, a once in a lifetime educational opportunity, optional event with no flexibility (e.g. wedding of immediate family).

If this applies to you, please fill out the Google Form by July 18

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More 4-H news this month
Link to Rock County Extension Web site

State Shoot is September 7-9
Mark your calendar for the state shoot taking place on September 7-9 at the Martin County Fairgrounds/Fairmont Trap Club (1300 North Bixby Rd, Fairmont, MN 56031). Click the article to learn more!

Youth Leader Trip
Rock County 4-H is planning a Youth Leader Trip for grades 7-13 at the Blue Mounds State Park! The date will be picked shortly so keep an eye on your email for more details to come!

Mark your calendars for the MN State Fair General Encampment
Rock County's State Fair General Encampment will be Sunday, August 26 to Tuesday, August 28. Mark your calendars and start working on your general projects that you hope to earn a State Fair Trip with. Rock County will have a bus traveling to the state fair this year for general encampment. Also, adults, please start thinking about possibly chaperoning for the state fair. If you are not already a screened volunteer, contact the office and we can help you get started with the screening process!

New changes for the summer
This year Rock County 4-H has a few changes for the summer!  Click the article tile for more details.

Special consideration form
Click the article to find the link for the Special Consideration Form. Please have this filled out and turned into the office by Monday, July 16

Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman encourages youth and the adults who support them to explore an agrisciece project this year. It's a great way to build skills, connect with mentors and find real solutions to challenges in your community!
Powerful things happen for youth when they're in a positive relationship with caring adults. The 2018 annual volunteer training, "4-H Grows Relationships," will ready youth and adult volunteers to connect to young people in meaningful ways. Watch for dates and locations across the state this fall and plan to bring a team of youth and adult volunteers.
Congratulations to the 2018 Minnesota 4-H scholarship recipients! These eight outstanding 4-H youth and alumni from across Minnesota stood out among over 100 individuals who submitted applications.
Again in 2018 the Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association will be providing $30 cash awards to all 4-H members who complete a livestock demonstration during 4-H livestock weekend at the Minnesota State Fair. Start planning your livestock demonstration today!
Two scholarships are being offered for Minnesota 4-H youth pursuing post-secondary studies at accredited colleges and universities. Over $58,000 is awarded annually through a competitive application process.


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

Kelsey Maeschen | Program Coordinator | 507-283-1302 | mnext-rock@umn.edu | www3.extension.umn.edu/local/rock/

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