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2020 State 4-H Event Cancellation List

This list aids planning and decision-making for 4-H member families and volunteers in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pet Food & Pet Treats

In South Dakota the Department of Agriculture Feed & Animal Remedy Program is the agency that oversees the manufacturing, licensing and labeling of animal feeds and remedies. Local foods producers interested in selling pet foods or pet treats need to be in compliance with this program.

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5 Things Hog Producers Should Know: Flu at Swine Exhibitions 

Every year, thousands of youth across the country raise pigs and show them off at local exhibitions and county and state fairs. These experiences allow young people to learn about animal care and management, and also allow the public the rare opportunity to observe pig care and behavior.

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SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Camp Policies and Procedures

Throughout the manual, various policies indicate that they are in addition to the policies and procedures in place at the camping facilities. As a renter of camping facilities, SDSU Extension and South Dakota 4-H will follow all policies and procedures outlined at the facilities rented and employ any additional policies as needed.

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Sheep Breeds

Everyone has heard the fairytale “Baa Baa Black Sheep Have You Any Wool?” but what about the double-coated California Red, the multi-colored Katahdin sheep with hair, or the East Friesian dairy ewe that produces over 1,100 pounds of milk a year? Sheep come in different shapes, sizes, and colors and all of them provide different functions and uses for producers. These can range from meat, wool, and milk production or a combination of characteristics.

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Bringing Home Your 4-H Goat Project

Sales and transport is a stressful time for any animal. Reducing stress factors due to transitions start before the actual purchase of your new project. Managing proper nutrition and disease management are just a couple factors to help your project get off to a great start.

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South Dakota 4-H Missed Deadline Agreement

Form for missed deadlines for State 4-H Events

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Aug 15

SDSU Extension 4-H OWLS Program Application

South Dakota State University Extension and South Dakota 4-H have unveiled a brand new, yearlong program for youth interested in outdoor education and natural resources

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Jun 26

Shooting Sports Coaches Certification @ Marshall County

SDSU Extension will host Shooting Sports Coaches Certification at the Marshall County Sportsman Club, 42311 119 St, Langford SD on June 26, 2021 from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST.

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Camps & Conferences

4-H members have numerous opportunities to participate in educational camps and conferences.