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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.

Group of teens filling out worksheet, 4-H, Livestock Skill-a-thon
Sep 20

2019 4-H State Livestock Judging & Skill-a-Thon

Join us on the South Dakota State University Campus in Brookings on September 20-21, 2019 for the State 4-H Livestock Judging & Skill-a-Thon contests.

4-H Livestock Judging, 4-H Livestock Skill-a-Thon

red barn with a white shed in front of it and trees in the background

4HOnline & FairEntry

Instructions for using 4HOnline and FairEntry.

Cover for the 2019 SDSU Extension 4-H Horse Show Guide cover

State Horse Show

View the horse show guide, forms and horse advisory council information.

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.

cowboy boots and hat

Black Hills Stock Show® Youth Day Results & Recognition

The Black Hills Stock Show® Youth Day is held each year in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Youth For The Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) logo in front of a black and white image of a young girl feeding a small animal with a bottle

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) in South Dakota 4-H resources

About YQCA – the national program
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 8 to 21 with a focus on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development. The YQCA program is an annual certification created for youth producing and/or showing beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, meat goats, dairy goats, swine, poultry, and rabbits. The program has been designed by extension specialists and national livestock program managers to ensure it is accurate, current and relevant to the needs of the animal industry and shows, and is appropriate for youth learning levels.

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.