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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.

4-H members representing South Dakota competing at the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest

SD 4-H Members Compete at the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest

December 17, 2018

4-H members Rebecka Hoffman, Turner County and Colin Frey, Brown County, represented South Dakota competing at the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held in conjunction with World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisc. October 1, 2018.

Dairy Cattle, 4-H Livestock Judging

Colin (left) and Dylan Frey grooming a dairy calf.

South Dakota Farm Family Enjoys 4-H Tradition Together

December 18, 2018

World Dairy Expo 1985 opened Mike Frey's mind up to the dairy industry beyond South Dakota's borders. A 14-year-old member of the state 4-H Dairy Judging Team, Mike returned to his family's Claremont dairy farm with a clear vision for his future career.

Dairy Cattle

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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.

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle

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Genomic Technology to be Discussed During SDSU Extension Heifer Development Conference to be Held in Aberdeen

February 21, 2019

Genomic technology is one of several topics to be discussed in depth during SDSU Extension Focus on Females: Heifer Development Conference held December 6, 2018 in Aberdeen, at the Dakota Event Center (720 Lamont Street South, Aberdeen, SD) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CST).

Beef Cattle

Cover for the 2019 SDSU Extension 4-H Horse Show Guide cover

State Horse Show

View the horse show guide, forms and horse advisory council information.

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.

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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.