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4-H Capitol Day participants stand at the S.D. Capitol building steps with S.D. Senators and Representatives and university personnel.

South Dakota 4-H Gathers for 2022 4-H Capitol Day

April 28, 2022

The day included opportunities for 57 4-H attendees to engage in town hall sessions with legislators, view committee meetings, partake in a self-guided tour of the capitol building, and watch the general session of each chamber.

Group of 4-H youth being sworn in in the state legislative chamber in Pierre South Dakota

South Dakota 4-H Legislature Program

The South Dakota 4-H Legislature Program engages youth in a hands-on mock legislative session.

a man presenting in front of a group of young people.

Conference and Teens

Leadership development has long been a focus (and result) of the 4-H experience. SDSU Extension's 4-H program recognizes the tremendous individual and public value that results when our empowered members develop essential leadership skills.

4-H member working on a robotics project

Youth Development

SDSU Extension's youth development programs help prepare youth to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood.

Hilary Risner and Caroline Hansen accepting the Citizenship in 4-H Youth Development national award.

South Dakota 4-H Legislature Wins National Award

February 15, 2022

For their efforts in creating the state’s first 4-H Legislature, the South Dakota 4-H Legislature Program committee received the Citizenship in 4-H Youth Development national award.

Teen girls and boy arm-in-arm talking with each other.

South Dakota 4-H Ambassador Program

Curious what it takes to become a South Dakota State 4-H Ambassador?

two ladies in green jackets shake hands in front of a building.

4-H Civocacy Guide

Guidebook for being a civic advocate and engaging with elected officials.

South Dakota 4-H Program Director Tim Tanner with a group of 4-H youth on the grand staircase inside the South Dakota State Capitol.

South Dakota 4-H’ers Engage in Second Annual 4-H Legislative Session

November 24, 2021

A state-level civic and governmental education program, the second annual South Dakota 4-H Legislature Program concluded Oct. 16, with an in-person debate session held at the South Dakota State Capitol building in Pierre.

Teen girls and boy arm-in-arm talking with each other.

Adulting: Free Trial

Adulting: Free Trial is a one-day event for high school students- ideally, sophomore, juniors or seniors.

Members of the Minnehaha County 4-H club group photo in front of a building. May 3, 1930 Sioux Falls, SD

South Dakota 4-H Club Management Guide - What is 4-H?

4-H clubs are one of the primary ways of involving 4-H members in the 4-H program. It acts as the hub of activity, creating interest and enthusiasm for involvement in 4-H activities, and events outside the local club.