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4-H Youth Development Newsletter

The SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development newsletter is your source for South Dakota 4-H events and deadlines, volunteer resources, youth development tools and updates from our great programs around the state.

Doug Hanson

South Dakota State University Announces 2018 Eminent Farmers/Ranchers & Homemakers

December 17, 2018

The South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and College of Education and Human Sciences will recognize four individuals with the Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Eminent Homemaker honor during a banquet on September 21, 2018 at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center in Brookings.

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South Dakota 4-H Teen Leadership Conference Promotes Leadership & Career Success

December 17, 2018

By the time he graduated from Hoven High School this May, Brady Keller was already enrolled as a Mechanical Engineering major at South Dakota State University.

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There's Something for Everyone at Dairy Fest 2018

December 18, 2018

SDSU Extension, area dairy producers and dairy industry personnel invite the public to enjoy free family events during Dairy Fest 2018 held in Brookings June 2, 2018 at the Swiftel Center (824 32nd Ave).

Better Choices Better Health Good & Healthy South Dakota Communities

Better Choices, Better Health® SD Workshop Coming to SDSU Wellness Center

January 17, 2019

SDSU Extension and partners are providing an opportunity for South Dakotans to take control of their health by participating in educational sessions specifically designed for adults with chronic conditions.

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Sign Up for SDSU Extension Walk With Ease Walking Program

January 25, 2019

SDSU Extension is excited to offer their first Walk With Ease walking program January 28 - March 8, 2019 in Brookings at the First Lutheran Church (337 8th Street).

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Brookings County 4-H Members Make & Donate 77 Blankets

February 01, 2019

Brookings County 4-H made and donated 77 blankets, during the 2017-2018 state-wide Blanket Buddies service project - the most blankets donated of any South Dakota county

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Join SDSU Extension Group Exercise Fit & Strong Program held in Brookings

February 27, 2019

SDSU Extension is excited to offer Fit & Strong, an evidence-based physical activity program developed by researchers at the University of Illinois. The first Fit & Strong class will begin in Brookings March 12, 2019. Fit & Strong will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3:30 p.m. until May 30 at First Lutheran Church (337 8th St.).

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State Horse Show Results & Recognition

4-H members have the opportunity to showcase their horse project work at the annual South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show.

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South Dakota 4-H Boosts Leadership Skills and Civic Engagement Through 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus

August 08, 2019

Learning about political processes in the vibrant, living classroom of the nation’s capital, 38 South Dakota 4-H youth participated in Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), an intensive 4-H civic engagement program for high school youth. The program was held at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md., on June 15-23.