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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.

members of the South Dakota 4-H group that traveled to DC

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.

National 4-H Conference

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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).

Sheep

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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.

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.