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South Dakota Summer Adventures

May 13, 2020

As South Dakota citizens continue to practice physical distancing, South Dakota 4-H is gearing up to provide youth across the state with an opportunity to learn, create and develop skills virtually with their peers through the South Dakota Summer Adventures program.

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South Dakota 4-H Awards 2020 Scholarships

May 21, 2020

SDSU Extension has selected recipients for the 2020 South Dakota 4-H scholarships. Scholarships are funded by South Dakota 4-H and other 4-H donors and supporters.

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Self-Care for Youth and Families

Self-care is so essential for all individuals, young and old, to partake in regularly. Often, self-care gets placed on the back burners during our regular daily lives with our vast, jam-packed schedules. We get so wrapped up in our go-go-go routines and forget to take time for ourselves until we absolutely need it to continue onward.

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Children Can Learn Math and Science in the Kitchen

Now is a great time to help your child learn and understand math and science while having a fun time. The kitchen is the perfect classroom.

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South Dakota State 4-H Ambassadors Attend National 4-H Summit on Healthy Living and 4-H Healthy Habits Conference

March 23, 2020

Three South Dakota State 4-H Ambassadors joined other teen leaders from across the country at the 4-H Healthy Habits Conference and National 4-H Summit on Healthy Living to learn how to be advocates for promoting healthy lifestyle choices in their communities.

A young girl with a notebook observing a sprig of flower blossoms.

Citizen Science in Your Own Backyard With Phenology

Have you ever noticed the first buds breaking on the trees outside? Perhaps you have made note of when you see the first robin of the spring? If so, then you have been studying phenology without even knowing it.

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South Dakota 4-H Hosts Inaugural Capitol Day Event

April 03, 2020

More than 160 4-H members and supporters from across South Dakota joined together for the inaugural South Dakota 4-H Capitol Day in Pierre on January 15.

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State Horse Show, Judging and Hippology

View contestant resources and results from the State 4-H Horse Show, Judging and Hippology contests.

Fayth Martin posing with her many 4-H awards.

Martin Learns Patience From 4-H Experiences

Fayth Martin, a six-year South Dakota 4-H member in Haakon County, loves helping kids learn, whether it is through presentations or helping them complete projects.

Left: Maggie DeMers showing a dress on stage. Right: Maggie with a harnessed cow at a 4-H event.

Perseverance: An Important Skill Learned in 4-H

Maggie DeMers is a member of the Clovervale 4-H Club in Tripp County, S.D. Through 4-H, she has influenced many people with her passion, learned skills and shared experiences.