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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

two young males with their show goats at a competition

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

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.

young cowgirl running a horse through the pole bending pattern

State 4-H Rodeo Resources

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

Group of teens filling out worksheet, 4-H, Livestock Skill-a-thon

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

a young man shooting a rifle
Dec 05

4-H Shooting Sports Certification @ Hand County

SDSU Extension will be hosting a shooting sports certification on December 5 at 8 a.m. CST at the Miller American Legion, (402 S. Broadway, Miller, SD 57362).

a young man shooting a rifle
Jan 02

4-H Shooting Sports Certification @ Jones County

SDSU Extension will be hosting a shooting sports certification on January 2 at 8 a.m. CST at the Jones County Sportsman Club, 105 Sport Lane, Murdo, SD, 57579 (Go North on Main Street and turn right past the elevator).

three male 4-H youth retrieving arrows from archery targets
Jan 09

2021 4-H Archery Team Qualifying Event

SDSU Extension will be hosting a 4-H National Team Qualifier Workshop and Open Tournament at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center on January 9 & 10.