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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.

Sara Bauder receiving award

SDSU Extension's Sara Bauder & Kimberly McGraw Receive National Awards

December 17, 2018

The National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) recognized Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist with the Achievement Award and Kimberly McGraw, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor - Clark & Spink Counties with the Distinguished Service Award during the Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference held in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Isaac Kolousek

2018 Rangeland & Soils Days: Developing the Next Generation of Land Stewards

December 18, 2018

Isaac Kolousek never paid much attention to the grasses his family's cattle were grazing when he checked cow/calf pairs with his dad, Scott. That is, until he began attending South Dakota Section of the Society for Range Management Rangeland and Soils Days two summers ago.

Beef Cattle, Range

Group of rangeland soils day attendees in a field.

2018 SD Rangeland & Soils Days: Learn About South Dakota's Most Precious Natural Resources

December 18, 2018

South Dakota youth and adults are invited to participate in the 35th annual South Dakota Rangeland Days and 15th annual Soils Days which will be held June 26-27, 2018 in Redfield, South Dakota.

Beef Cattle, Sheep

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

4HOnline & FairEntry

Instructions for using 4HOnline and FairEntry.

healthy rangeland with a diverse variety of grasses and plants throughout

2019 S.D. Rangeland/Soils Days Give South Dakota Youth Opportunity to Learn about Natural Resources

May 21, 2019

The 36th annual South Dakota Rangeland Days and 15th annual Soils Days will be held June 18 & 19, 2019 in Redfield, South Dakota.

Beef Cattle, Sheep, Pasture, Range, Conservation, Grassland, Soil Health

4-H, Shooting Sports, Muzzleloading gun, Adolescent girl shoting a muzzleloading gun while 2 adolescent males watch

State Shooting Sports

View rules and resources for 4-H State Shooting Sports.

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.

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.

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