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Competitions & State Fair

South Dakota 4-H members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of state events and educational opportunities.

State Events

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State Fair

September 3-7, 2020

Horse judging, 4-H, Horse Show

State 4-H Horse Show

August 29-30, 2020

White dog with teal collar running down path.

State Dog Show

August 29, 2020

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State Shooting Sports

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

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State 4-H Rodeo Resources

View the documents and forms to participate in the State 4-H Rodeo.

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State 4-H Livestock Judging

September 18-19, 2020

Science of Agriculture

Teen boy and adult male reviewing specimens under magnifying glass.

The 4-H Science of Agriculture will engage 6th – 12th grade youth in exploring and developing science-based solutions to agricultural challenges in their communities. Youth will:

  • Get excited about and interested in agriculture and STEM.
  • Have a greater understanding and knowledge of food production and its importance in our economy and world.
  • Gain 21st Century skills, including technology, health, business and economic literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, initiative and self-direction.
  • Consider and connect with agricultural-related studies at the university level, while being exposed to and exploring future careers in agriculture.

Learn more

Upcoming Events

the cover of the 2021 South Dakota 4-H calendar
Oct 30

2021 South Dakota 4-H Calendar Sales

The 2021 South Dakota 4-H Calendar is available for pre-sale orders until October 30, 2020.

the cover of the South Dakota 4-H Special Foods Recipe Book
Nov 02

South Dakota 4-H Special Foods Cookbook Pre-Order

SDSU Extension will be selling the South Dakota 4-H Special Foods Cookbook from October 21 - November 6.

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Nov 14

4-H Shooting Sports Certification @ Lake County

SDSU Extension will be hosting a shooting sports certification on November 14 at 8 a.m. CST at the SDSU Extension Lake County Office (1000 S. Egan Ave, Madison, SD).

a young man practicing shooting with a shotgun
Nov 20

2021 Hunting Team Application

The National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships will be held on June 20 - 25, 2021.