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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.

A series of swine pens at a state fair.

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.

A flock of white sheep grazing in a small pasture.

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.

a father and son inspecting a show goat in a competition.

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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Jun 20

4-H Teen Camp at Camp RimRock

Join us at Teen Camp at Camp RimRock this year in the Black Hills on June 20-23, 2021.

4-H youth picking weeds near trees
Jun 07

2021 4-H Youth Camp at Storm Mountain

Join us at camp this year in the Black Hills for Session One on June 7-9 or
Session 2 on June 10-12, 2021.

4-H youth picking weeds near trees
Jun 02

2021 4-H Camp Poinsett: Session 1

SDSU Extension will be hosting a summer camp on June 2-4 Camp Poinsett near Arlington (20 S. Lake Drive, Arlington, SD 57212).

4-H youth picking weeds near trees
Jun 06

2021 4-H Camp Poinsett: Session 2

SDSU Extension will be hosting a summer camp on June 6-8 Camp Poinsett near Arlington (20 S. Lake Drive, Arlington, SD 57212).

4-H youth picking weeds near trees
Jun 09

2021 4-H Camp Poinsett: Session 3

SDSU Extension will be hosting a summer camp on June 9-11 Camp Poinsett near Arlington (20 S. Lake Drive, Arlington, SD 57212).