April 2020 Rock County Clover Update
Here's what's new on the Rock County 4-H website this month!
Cancellation period

Please read this important article from your local 4-H educator.   

Animal ID Deadline - extended to June 1

The Animal ID Deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020. Tags will be available to be picked up at the office starting May 18.     

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Congratulations Communication Contest participants

Congratulations to everyone that participated in the Rock County 4-H Communication Contest on Thursday, February 27! We hope to see you back next year and hope you recruit your friends to give it a try!   

Congratulations on Fruit & More Sales

Thank you to everyone that took the time to sell items, those that gave up their Friday to help sort and to those who supported our Fruit & More Fundraiser. 

Horse Kick-Off meeting - April 2

Our informational Horse Kick-Off meeting will be on Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. online.  

May Federation meeting - May 26

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Federation meeting on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Extension office meeting room.   

Rock & Nobles Counties LQA&E NEW training date

Rock and Nobles Counties are holding our LQA&E Training on Monday, June 29, 2020 from 5 -8:00 p.m. at the Adrian Elementary School.   

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SW MN 4-H Summer Camp

Swimming in the warm summer sun, making new friends, playing games, learning new skills by doing, singing campfire songs - it all sounds wonderful, especially in these days of uncertainty and social distancing in our fight against COVID-19.   

More 4-H news this month
Direct link to Rock County Extension web site

Summer seems far away but have you started thinking about your Clothing and Textiles projects for the fair yet? Here's how to complete one in just 5 days or less - with help from experts!   
Sign up for our summer day camps coming up on June 5 and July 10 at the Rock County Fairgrounds! Open to grades 1-4 (based on the 2019-2020 school year).  

Do you judge county fair lama shows, or are you looking to get started? Sign up for the Minnesota 4-H Lama Judge Training Clinic! The clinic will be held Sunday, May 17 at the Washington county Fairgrounds.
All ages of youth and adults interested in learning about NASA and the Mars rover program are invited to participate in this exciting learning opportunity. Pre-registration is required and space is limited - Sign-up today! 
Throughout the month of April, 4-H'ers across the country will be engaged in service as part of the True Leaders in Service challenge! The Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors are asking all Minnesota 4-H youth and adults to share how they are true leaders beginning on April 1! 
Project development committee members - you won't want to miss this webinar! Join us on April 7 at 7 p.m. - The webinar is intended for all livestock project development committee members (with the exception of horse and dog).   
Registration is now open for University on the Prairie! Youth entering grades 7 - college freshman will learn about science and career opportunities from college faculty and industry professionals. University on the Prairie will be held July 21-23 at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center near Lamberton, Minn. Apply by June 15.  

Minnesota 4-H is offering 4-H livestock day camps at six different locations in June and 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.   

4-H'ers, bring your dog to this training and networking workshop! Supersession will be held May 16 at the Twin Cities Obedience Training Club and is open to all youth grades three and up, their families, trainers, and youth and adult dog project leaders.   

Gopher Dairy Camp registration is now open! 2020 Gopher Dairy Camp will be held June 14-16 on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus. Camp is open to all youth who have completed grades 6-9, but have not yet started 10th grade. Register by May 31.  

Now is the perfect time of year to start your 4-H crop scouting team! Teams should include 3-5 youth (grades seven and up) and two adult coaches. Teams will participate in the 4-H Crop Scouting Competition on July 27 at the Bayer research lot in Benson, Minnesota.   

Volunteers and club leaders should use the "keeping youth safe" risk management information found on our website when planning 4-H activities and programs that involve transportation.  

Sign up for the 2020 Engineering Design Challenge! Designed for youth in grades 3 and up, the challenge is great for creativity, teamwork, problem solving and idea sharing.  

Volunteer to help test the water quality in your community throughout 2020. This is a great opportunity for 4-H clubs, families and youth to help the environment and provide community service! 

Minnesota 4-H Livestock Judging Camp registration is now open! Register by June 12 for a great judging experience! Open to 4-H members in grades 6 - 12. 

Registration is now open for beginner and advanced youth to attend a Minnesota 4-H Lama Project Youth clinic on May 16 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Non 4-H'ers are welcome, but must complete short-term membership paperwork prior to the clinic.

4-H'ers in grades 6 and up: Register to attend Minnesota 4-H Beef Boot Camp June 4-5. Sign up to participate in live fitting demonstrations, one-on-one instruction personalized to your beef animal, and hands-on industry-based workshops that will be useful in your production herd or 
4-H beef project! Registration opens on April 1!


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 | Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development | 507-283-1302 
| mnext-rock@umn.edu | www.extension.umn.edu/rock

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