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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.

Larry Stomprud

President of S.D. Cattlemen's Association Reflects on 4-H Experience

December 18, 2018

Nausea used to overcome Mud Butte rancher, Larry Stomprud when he needed to lead a meeting, speak before a group or to a 4-H livestock reasons taker.

Horse judging, 4-H, Horse Show

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.

a group of young people standing in front of the US Capitol building

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.

White dog with teal collar running down path.

State Dog Show Results & Recognition

View results from the annual 4-H State Dog Show.

young male 4-H member showing a hereford heifer

State Fair Results & Recognition

4-H members showcase their knowledge and skills during county achievement days and State Fair competitions.

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Volunteer Policies & Forms

These policies and forms provide useful information for volunteers.

2019 Beginner Livestock Skill-A-Thon Top-5 Individuals holding their awards.

State Livestock Judging & Skill-a-Thon Results & Recognition

View results from the annual 4-H state livestock judging and skill-a-thon competitions.

red barn with a white shed in front of it and trees in the background

4HOnline & FairEntry

Instructions for using 4HOnline and FairEntry.

an image of a cow with two young calves in a green pasture

Alternative Calving Workshops to be Held in February throughout South Dakota

January 29, 2020

The South Dakota Grassland Coalition, in partnership with SDSU Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a series of workshops focused on alternative calving methods in February.