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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.

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

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.

Cover for the 2019 SDSU Extension State Fair book
Aug 31

2021 State Fair

The South Dakota State Fair will be on from Aug. 31 until Sept. 6 in Huron, South Dakota.

two young males with their show goats at a competition

State Fair

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

White dog with teal collar running down path.

State Dog Show

Saturday, Aug. 28, 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.'