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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.

Emily Rolfes

Emily Rolfes Places Third in National 4-H STEM Competition

December 17, 2018

Emily Rolfes, 18, of Vermillion recently placed third in the National 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) competition, Technology Changemaker Competition.

4-H Physical Sciences, Technology & Engineering Project

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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.

4-H Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), 4-H Leadership & Personal Development Project

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State Dog Show Results & Recognition

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

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State 4-H Leadership Ambassador Hosts Public Presentations Workshop

September 11, 2019

This summer, South Dakota State 4-H Leadership Ambassador Kate DeVelder co-hosted a public presentation workshop for Clay County 4-H members. DeVelder co-hosted the event with Aimee Sorenson, Instructor of Communications Studies at the University of South Dakota.

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.

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4HOnline & FairEntry

Instructions for using 4HOnline and FairEntry.