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4-H Youth Experience in Animal Projects – Purposes

4-H Youth Development must place an importance on developing “youth experience” versus “contest participation and competition."

male 4-H youth showing a black beef cow

Why Tattoo Your 4-H Livestock?

Proper identification of animals helps create an honest record keeping system. With current DNA blood typing procedures animals can be identified through parentage, but when it comes to everyday practices on the farm or ranch a good tattoo can be a huge time saver in the event of a lost ear tag.

young male 4-H member showing a hereford heifer

State Fair Results & Recognition

View results, recognition and photos from 4-H competitions at the annual South Dakota State Fair in Huron, South Dakota.

White dog with teal collar running down path.

State Dog Show

Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021

Series of trophies on display at a 4-H contest.

South Dakota 4-H Missed Deadline Agreement

Form for missed deadlines for State 4-H Events

two young males with their show goats at a competition

State Fair

Tuesday, Aug. 31 – Monday, Sept. 6, 2021

young male 4-H member showing a hereford heifer

Competitions

Discover the main venues that our 4-H'ers ‘get their competitive juices flowing.'