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two young males with their show goats at a competition

SDSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program helps young people to reach their full potential as competent, confident leaders of character who contribute and are connected to their communities.

In 4-H, youth design and participate in their own projects and related activities. This unique learn-by-doing model teaches essential skills that youth will use throughout their lives. Whether a young person builds a rocket, raises a companion pet, or plants vegetables, 4-H gives youth the skills they need to thrive and succeed.

Live Updates

South Dakota 4-H will utilize social media platforms to stay connected with families and to provide live updates during activities at the South Dakota State Fair. 

Families can utilize Twitter for live updates on shows, contests and events. Information in live updates may include reminders of livestock weigh-ins, current class statuses and other event-specific details. Users can follow South Dakota 4-H on Twitter by searching “SDSUExt4H” or any of the following hashtags in the search bar.

  • Beef - #SD4HBeef
  • Companion Animal - #SD4HCompanionAnimal
  • Dairy Cattle - #SD4HDairyCattle
  • Dairy Goats - #SD4HDairyGoat
  • Meat Goats - #SD4HMeatGoat
  • Poultry - #SD4HPoultry
  • Rabbits - #SD4HRabbit
  • Sheep - #SD4HSheep
  • Swine - #SD4HSwine
  • Consumer Decision Making - #SD4HCDM
  • Fashion Revue - #SD4HFashionRevue
  • Horticulture Skillathon - #SD4HHortSkill
  • Public Presentations - #SD4HPubPres

On Facebook, search “South Dakota 4-H" to access show and event highlights or simply type the hashtag indicated above for the desired show or event.

4-H families are encouraged to tag South Dakota 4-H and utilize the hashtags listed above when sharing their own posts about 4-H activities at the fair. 



View pictures in the 2020 4-H State Fair album.



Dairy Cattle


Small Animal



Display Exhibits

Youth In Action



Use the links below to view books, forms and scoresheets. Items are scoresheets unless otherwise labeled. Forms and worksheets are marked with a *.


Display Exhibits

Youth In Action

Consumer Decision Making Skill-a-thon

Fashion Revue

Communications Project

Robotics Challenge

Special Foods

2020 4-H Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors $1000+

  • In Memory of Henrietta Gohring
  • SD Nutrition Council
  • CorTrust Bank
  • SD Youth Hunting Adventures
  • Midwest Dairy Association
  • SD Community & Family Extension Leaders
  • Rich K. Howard
  • Northwestern Energy
  • Clay County 4-H
  • DeSmet Farm Mutual Insurance
  • Carolyn Clague & Dennis Hopfinger
  • Dakotaland Feeds LLC

Gold Sponsors $500-$999

  • Florence Brandner
  • Grant County 4-H Leaders Assoc.

Silver Sponsors $250-$499

  • Potter County 4-H Leaders
  • Clay County Flyers 4-H Club
  • Tripp/Gregory County 4-H Shooting Sports
  • Butte County 4-H Shooting Sports
  • SD Draft Horse & Mule Breeders
  • SD Charolais Breeders Assn.
  • Charles Schwab
  • Friends of 4-H – Lake County
  • Lake County Leaders
  • Wieman Land & Auction Co., Inc.
  • Angus Sale Committee - Sioux Empire Farm Show
  • Beal Distributing, Inc.
  • Turner County 4-H Leaders Association
  • SD Poultry Industries Assn.
  • Brookings County 4-H Leaders Assn.
  • In Memory of Michael Alan Noble

Bronze Sponsors $50-$249

  • Barbara May Hughes
  • Broken Spur Ranch
  • Brule County 4H Leaders
  • Clark County 4-H Leaders Association
  • Davison County 4-H Leaders Association
  • Davison County 4-H Shooting Sports
  • Don's Food Center
  • Doug Gorham
  • Dr. James Torsney OD
  • Erin Rose Denker
  • Gramma's Babydolls
  • Held's Hampshires
  • Hubbs Agency, Inc.
  • In Memory of Darrel "Red" Pahl
  • In Memory of Joanne Kratochvil Kratz
  • In Memory of John P. Jones
  • In Memory of Lawrence Carson
  • In Memory of Tracey Schmitz
  • In Honor of Bob Schmitz
  • Jaycox Girls
  • Jensen Construction Inc
  • Jensen Livestock LLC
  • Jones County 4-H Leaders Assn.
  • K&B Archery Inc

Bronze Sponsors $50-$249 (Continued)

  • Kessler Ranch
  • Lake County Leaders
  • Lincoln County 4-H Leaders
  • Lonell & Mary Moeller Trust
  • Marcia M. Quinn
  • Minnehaha Master Gardeners
  • Moody County 4-H
  • Pfeifer Implement
  • Prairie Rangers 4-H Club
  • South Dakota Red Angus Assoc.
  • Up & Get It 4-H Club
  • Rich Howard
  • June James
  • Pam & Merritt Warren
  • John L. Durand
  • Dr. & Mrs. Herbert McClellan Jr.
  • Marlys I. Kelsey

Other Sponsors $0-$49

  • Margaret & Jerome Withers
  • William C. Gallagher
  • In Memory of Grant Nielson
  • Kingbrook Rural Water System
  • Rex & Darla Newling

Past Results & Photos

Congratulations 4-H members and families! View results and photos from previous fairs.

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