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2022 4-H Teen Leadership Conference delegates.

South Dakota 4-H Youth Attend Annual Teen Leadership Conference

September 30, 2022

The South Dakota 4-H Teen Leadership Conference was held on the SDSU campus June 6-10, 2022. Attendees were given the opportunity to develop essential skills to become young community leaders.

Group photo of Hunting Skills Team

South Dakota 4-H Members Participate in 2022 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships

August 26, 2022

South Dakota 4-H was represented by 35 youth from 19 counties as members of 9 teams at the 2022 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships held June 26 -July 1, 2022, in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Hand writing the word “scholarship” on a chalk board.

South Dakota 4-H Announces 2022 State Scholarship Recipients

August 15, 2022

Ten South Dakota 4-H members have been selected as the 2022 South Dakota 4-H State Scholarship recipients.

Graduation cap and tassel. Text reading “Scholarship.”

South Dakota 4-H Announces 2022 Shooting Sports Scholarship Recipients

August 03, 2022

The South Dakota 4-H Shooting Sports Committee awarded six scholarships to youth in the South Dakota 4-H Shooting Sports program.

Group of youth riding bikes through a bike handling station.

Grant County 4-H Members Gather for Bike Rodeo and Safety Day

June 22, 2022

Over 70 youth gathered on May 20 for the 2022 4-H Bike Rodeo at the Grant County 4-H Grounds for a morning of bike safety activities.

The Butte-Lawrence-Jackson 4-H Range team.

South Dakota Teams Perform Well at National Land, Range & Homesite Judging Contest

June 08, 2022

After two years of cancellations, a record attendance of more than 1,000 FFA and 4-H members competed in the National Land, Range, and Homesite Judging contest according to the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, the contest’s main sponsor.

4-H Capitol Day participants stand at the S.D. Capitol building steps with S.D. Senators and Representatives and university personnel.

South Dakota 4-H Gathers for 2022 4-H Capitol Day

April 28, 2022

The day included opportunities for 57 4-H attendees to engage in town hall sessions with legislators, view committee meetings, partake in a self-guided tour of the capitol building, and watch the general session of each chamber.

SDSU Extension Welcomes New South Dakota 4-H Program Manager

March 11, 2022

South Dakota 4-H recently welcomed Oakley G. Perry as the new Program Manager for 4-H County Operations and Professional Development.

Group of South Dakota 4-H participants and chaperones at the at the 2022 Western National Roundup held in Denver, Colorado.

South Dakota 4-H Youth Participate in Western National Roundup

February 25, 2022

South Dakota 4-H had 25 youth participate in nine different events at the Western National Roundup held in Denver, Colorado January 5-9, 2022.

4-H volunteer discussing an exhibit with two 4-H youth.

2022 South Dakota 4-H 2022 Scholarship Application Now Available, Due April 1

February 25, 2022

Youth who have at least five years of active membership in South Dakota 4-H, are current high school seniors, or are enrolled at SDSU are eligible to apply for South Dakota 4-H Scholarships.

Hilary Risner and Caroline Hansen accepting the Citizenship in 4-H Youth Development national award.

South Dakota 4-H Legislature Wins National Award

February 15, 2022

For their efforts in creating the state’s first 4-H Legislature, the South Dakota 4-H Legislature Program committee received the Citizenship in 4-H Youth Development national award.

Atty Eastman, Jonathan Burleson and Joshua Burleson collecting glasses at an eye clinic for the South Dakota 4-H "20/20 Vision" community service project.

South Dakota 4-H Members Donate Over 3,000 Eyeglasses Through Statewide Service Project

January 28, 2022

The eyeglasses collected through the project were primarily donated to the South Dakota Lions Foundation, which collects thousands of eyeglasses annually for volunteer missions.

Pictured (front row, left to right): Ashley Bondesen, Lincoln County; Kate Hamilton, Beadle County; Grace DiGiovanni, Turner County; Shane Rist, Turner County; Hayden Niles, Day County; and Emma Eppe, Lake County (back row, left to right): Madison DeMent, Minnehaha County; Eli Hamre, Walworth County; Carter Effling, Marshall County; Logan Tlam, Davison County; Dillon Browning, Brown County; and Emily Robbins, Brookings County Not pictured: William Karels, Grant County; Izzy May, Butte/Lawrence County; Isaac

Sixteen Teens Selected to 2021-2022 State 4-H Ambassador Team

January 06, 2022

Each year, 4-H teens across South Dakota have an opportunity to apply to become a South Dakota State 4-H Ambassador. In this role, 4-H’ers grow their leadership and life skills, while serving as an agent of change and promoting inclusion and respect for diversity across 4-H in South Dakota. In October 2021, 16 teens were selected to serve on the 2021-2022 State 4-H Ambassador team.

Several s'mores cupcakes arranged in a baking tin.

Grant County 4-H’er Masters Hobby, Launches New Cupcake Business

December 02, 2021

Baking and binge-watching baking shows has always been a hobby for Hope Karels. It wasn’t until two years ago that the Grant County 4-H’er felt the urge to perfect her cupcake confectionary skills.

Professional headshot of Lauren Sankey.

South Dakota 4-H Welcomes New Youth Program Advisor for Roberts County

November 29, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension has boosted its statewide 4-H programming efforts with the latest addition of 4-H Youth Program Advisor, Lauren Sankey.