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two young males with their show goats at a competition

4-H Youth Experience in Animal Projects – Purposes

4-H Youth Development must place an importance on developing “youth experience” versus “contest participation and competition."

male 4-H youth showing a black beef cow

4-H Animal Projects Self-Identification Process FAQ

Self-identification of 4-H animal projects means the youth/family are responsible for proper and accurate animal data entry.

Colin (left) and Dylan Frey grooming a dairy calf.
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2019 4-H State Fair

View county achievement days and state fair deadlines.

4-H State Fair

Cover for the 2019 SDSU Extension State Fair book

State Fair

View the fair book, schedules, score sheets, handbooks and more on the State Fair page. Visit this page often to view the latest information.

young male 4-H member showing a hereford heifer

State Fair Results & Recognition

4-H members showcase their knowledge and skills during county achievement days and State Fair competitions.

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4-H Youth Photo Exhibits Featured in 2019 South Dakota 4-H Calendar

December 19, 2018

Photos taken by 44 South Dakota youth ages 8 to 18, will be featured in the barn-themed, 2019 South Dakota 4-H Calendar.

4-H State Fair

A series of swine pens at a state fair.

5 Things Hog Producers Should Know: Flu at Swine Exhibitions 

Every year, thousands of youth across the country raise pigs and show them off at local exhibitions and county and state fairs. These experiences allow young people to learn about animal care and management, and also allow the public the rare opportunity to observe pig care and behavior.