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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.

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Five South Dakota Youth Travel to DC to Attend National 4-H Conference

December 18, 2018

South Dakota 4-H members from Day, Clark, Haakon/Jackson and Pennington Counties traveled to Washington DC to attend the National 4-H Conference this April.

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SDSU Extension Hosts 2018 Nitrate Quick Test Training

December 18, 2018

SDSU Extension will be hosting Nitrate Quick Test Recertification and New Certification Training throughout June.

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SDSU Extension Hosts 2019 No-Till Event in Wall January 17, 2019

January 07, 2019

SDSU Extension will host 2019 No-Till event, Integrating Livestock, Building Soil January 17, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Wall at the Wall Community Center, Grand Hall (501 Main St.).

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Sheep Dog Trials, Shearing Competition & More During All American Sheep Day at the Black Hills Stock Show

January 09, 2019

SDSU Extension, South Dakota Sheep Growers Association (SDSGA) and industry partners are hosting Sheep Day at the Black Hills Stock Show, Thursday, January 31 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City (915 Centre St).

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Grassfed Exchange National Conference Coming To Rapid City June 20-22, 2018

February 21, 2019

The South Dakota Grassland Coalition and SDSU Extension are co-hosting the 10th Annual Grassfed Exchange National Conference in Rapid City June 20-22, 2018 at the Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center in Rapid City.

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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.

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State Dog Show Results & Recognition

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

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State Fair Results & Recognition

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