2014 SD 4-H Leaders Conference Planned!
The 2014 SD 4-H Leaders Conference is planned for Saturday, April 5 in Pierre. The theme will be "The Mark of Success." We are excited to share the registration brochure with you 2014LeadersConferenceBrochure.pdf!! The conference is packed full of great sessions on topics including Fun Club Activities, New Skillathon Requirements, Communication with the Members, Meat Goats and Other Critters, Foods & Nutrition Judging, Dog Obedience, How to Score Oral Reasons, Community Service Projects, The Exchange Experience, STEM Activities, Outdoor Education Project Areas and more!! Don't delay - registration deadline is March 15!
4-H Livestock Sales
We have a Livestock Sale page for posting 4-H Livestock sales. Email us your information!SD 4-H Leaders Mini Grants Awarded for 2014
Each year, the South Dakota 4-H Leaders Association awards Mini-Grants across the state to county or 4-H club projects. The purpose of the 4-H Grants Program is to address youth needs at the local level. The 4-H Leaders Association recognizes that the greatest impact of 4-H occurs at the local level, usually between youth and 4-H volunteers.
Criteria for awarding funds include potential for youth involvement in the planning and implementation of the project, impact on addressing youth issues at a local level through either a traditional or nontraditional setting, increasing life skill outcomes for youth, reaching expanded youth audiences, potential for transitioning new youth audiences into more “traditional” or ongoing 4-H programs, and consistency with present directions of statewide 4-H/youth development programs.
This year we received 13 applications for mini grants and the competition was tough! The following projects were chosen to receive a Mini Grant. Read more!
Time to Order Your 2014 4-H Calendars!
The winners of the 2013 State Fair Photography contest for the 2014 4-H Calendar are as follows: Click here for list
The State 4-H Office in partnership with iGrow has just released the link below to order your 2014 State 4-H Calendar. This calendar contains selected photos from the 2013 State Fair. A portion of the calendar sales will go to the Ranchers Relief Fund to support our friends affected by the Atlas Winter Storm.
Counties – To save shipping, let your folks know that every attempt will be made to get large quantities to a local SDSU Extension location in order to get them to you as soon as possible. Just follow the directions on iGrow under Shipping #2 by identifying your local SDSU Extension Office and the State 4-H Office will do the rest.
When ordering quantities greater than one, you must
1) Select a quantity from 1-5
2) Add to Cart
3) View your Cart
4) Change the quantity ordered if incorrect (update cart)
Leader dues for 2013-2014 are $3 per leader if paid by December 31 or $4 per leader if paid after December 31. Dues may be mailed to SD 4-H Leaders, c/o Paula Linke, Executive Secretary, 39833 233rd St, Woonsocket SD 57385. Please include this completed worksheet with your check, and also email the worksheet to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You should submit dues as a county.
New T-Shirt Designs!!
We introduced new t-shirt designs along with long-sleeve shirts and hoodies at the SD State Fair. We will be placing a large order for shirts in the next week or two, so get your order in soon to have new shirts for 4-H week or to give as Recognition Event awards! Here are the new logos...go to the T-Shirts page to find all designs and an order form.
Livestock Sales Page added to website
We have added a page on our website for sharing information about livestock sales across the state that that may be of interest to those wanting to purchase livestock for showing in 4-H. Look for the link on the left side for Livestock Sales to find more information.
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.
Let's Recognize Our Leaders and Share the Successes in our Counties:
We would like to recognize and celebrate our Leaders/Volunteers across the state through our website. Please share your list of 4-H Leaders that you recognized this year, with their years of service…5-10-15-20-25-30-35-40-45-50-more? Do you give out an award to someone for outstanding contributions to 4-H? Other 4-H Leader awards? Let us know. Feel free to share pictures. See our Awards!
We will also begin to share ideas for events such as community service, project days, leadership development...check out what is happening across South Dakota!
Here is some information about the plans for replacing Clover Hall, including newspaper articles, a link to a design drawing, and a link to an informational flyer.
Click here for a design drawing of the planned Clover Hall
You will also find information about the Clover Hall plans on this flyer that you may print.
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!