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State Fair Book 2018
The 2018 State Fair book is uploaded to iGrow and you will find the direct link here: http://igrow.org/up/resources/01-4000-2018.pdf. You will find many helpful resources from the State Fair page on iGrow here http://igrow.org/4h/south-dakota-4h/state-fair.
South Dakota 4-H Events & Deadlines
Check back here regularly for event dates and deadlines http://igrow.org/4h/south-dakota-4h/south-dakota-state-4-h-events-deadlines
South Dakota 4-H Leader Meeting News
We are going to begin placing a news summary of our regular SD 4-H Leaders Association Board Meeting on the website. Here is the report from our February 24, 2018 meeting.
February 24, 2018 Meeting
SD 4-H T-Shirt Quilt Raffle
We are excited to have a raffle for a t-shirt quilt this year! We are very thankful to share the quilt in the picture which was made by Tonya Ford of Mitchell. We used t-shirts from styles that we have sold over the past six years.
Huge thank you to….
Tonya Ford – who donated her labor to make the quilt
Pincushion of Mitchell who donated the quilting
To purchase raffle tickets:
We will be making the raffle tickets available to county 4-H offices to sell. Or you may use the Donate button below to purchase raffle tickets. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. The Donate button will allow you to pay with Paypal. Enter the amount based on how many raffle tickets you would like to purchase. Choose to submit your address with the transaction. Once your payment is complete, an email is sent to firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your purchase, and we will fill out your raffle tickets. We will also send an email confirmation. If you do not hear from us, please email email@example.com or call 605-796-4558.
Drawing will be held at the State 4-H Shoot in Pierre on Saturday, April 28th at 12:30. Proceeds from the quilt raffle will go towards 4-H youth programming.
Camp Assistance - for 2018
The SD 4-H Leaders provide financial assistance scholarship to 4-H members who attend a 4-H camp, Performing Arts or TLC. The scholarship amount for 4-H Camp (Poinsett and Bob Marshall) is $25. The requirement for receiving the scholarship is that the camper needs to tell one group about camp. The application is due by December 31st.
The scholarship amount for Performing Arts or TLC Assistance is $50. The requirement for receiving the scholarship is that the 4-H'er needs to tell two groups about camp. The application is due by December 31st.Camp Assistance Form 2018Here is how the scholarship program works.
Step 1 – Register for the 2018 camp and pay the full camp fees.
Step 2 – Attend camp and have a great time!!
Step 3 – Tell a group about camp. For the $25 4-H Camp scholarship, tell one group. For the $50 TLC or Performing Arts Camp scholarship tell two groups.
Step 4 - Complete the camp assistance/scholarship application form with all signatures and submit to the SD 4-H Leaders. You will receive your scholarship money within 2 weeks of its receipt.
New T-Shirt Designs!!
We introduced 5 new t-shirt designs at the 2017 State Fair, and offer t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, tanks, hoodies, polos and jackets!! Our t-shirt logo design contest brought in many entries and we chose 2 winning logos. Our winning entries came from Kristan Kotas and Jackie Kessler. Congratulations!
SD 4-H Leaders
SD 4-H Leaders
SD 4-H Leaders
Exhibit Hall Fundraising
Kudos to so many of you for a tremendous job at fundraising, donations and support of the new Exhibit Hall! How wonderful it was to use the building this year during the SD State Fair!
Currently, our new overall State Fair Foundation campaign total is over $4.37 million towards the $4.7 million goal! We encourage you to continue your efforts, and if you have not made a commitment, respectfully ask that you work towards that.
Here is more information:
SD 4-H is on Facebook!!
Click here to find SD 4-H on Facebook and find the latest information revolving around 4-H activities in SD.
Click here to find SD 4-H Leaders Association on Facebook!
Rural Youth Loan Program
Here is information about the Rural Youth Loan Program available to 4-H members. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes operating loans of up to $5,000 to eligible individual rural youths age 10 through 20 to finance income-producing, agriculture-related projects. The project must be of modest size, educational, and initiated, developed and carried out by rural youths participating in 4-H clubs, FFA, or a similar organization. For more information, leaders should contact their local FSA Office or visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov.
A one page fact sheet is available at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/loanyouth.pdf.
Farm Credit has a similar program available for youth loans! You will find information on their website http://www.myaglender.com/youth-loans_5152_ct.aspx.
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