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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 Shooting Sports

View important dates, updates, results and resources for state shooting sports events.

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State 4-H Livestock Judging and Skill-a-Thon

View resources and results from the State 4-H Livestock Judging and Skill-a-Thon competitions held Sept. 16–17, 2022 in Brookings, South Dakota.

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State Fair

View schedules, resources and results for the 2022 South Dakota State Fair taking place Sept. 1–5 in Huron, South Dakota.

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State Dog Show

View schedules, resources and results for the 2022 State 4-H Dog Show held Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 in Huron, South Dakota.

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State 4-H Rodeo Resources

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

4-H youth completing a dairy cattle judging scorecard.

State 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging

View resources and information for State 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging.

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State Horse Show, Judging and Hippology

View contestant resources and results from the State 4-H Horse Show, Judging and Hippology contests.

Science of Agriculture

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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

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Jun 04

4-H State Outdoor Archery Tournament

SDSU Extension 4-H will host the 2022 4-H State Outdoor Archery Tournament at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center on June 4-5.

4-H ribbons and awards stacked on a table.
Jul 19

4-H County Achievement Days and County Fair Schedule

SDSU Extension's South Dakota 4-H program will be hosting county fairs and achievement days across South Dakota beginning in July 2022.