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State Fair Results & Recognition

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

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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.

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South Dakota 4-H Recognizes Volunteers During 2019 State Fair

August 20, 2019

Individuals who have made significant contributions to South Dakota 4-H will be inducted into the South Dakota 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame on Sunday, Sept. 1, during the 2019 South Dakota State Fair in Huron. In addition, six individuals will be inducted into the 4-H Shooting Sports Volunteer Hall of Fame.

4-H State Fair, 4-H Volunteers

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South Dakota 4-H to Utilize Social Media Updates During the South Dakota State Fair

August 15, 2019

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.

4-H State Fair

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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.

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

December 18, 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

young male 4-H member showing a hereford heifer

2018 State Fair Results & Recognition

View results and photos from the 2018 South Dakota State Fair.

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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.