Time to Order Your 2014 4-H Calendars!
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)
4-H Leaders will provide camp fee assistance
The SD 4-H Leader's Association will again assist with camp fees in 2013. There is a $25 scholarship available for 4-H'ers who attend Camp Poinsett, Bob Marshall or North Central. There is a $50 scholarship available for 4-H'ers who attend TLC or Performing Arts. Here is how the scholarship program works.
· Step 1 – Register for the 2013 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. Applications are due by December 31, 2013.
Click on the Forms link on the left for the page with the camp fee assistance form.
Mini-Grants - for 2013-2014 4-H Year
The SD 4-H Leaders provide Mini-Grants to use for projects by a county or FEU. The criteria for awarding funds is based on:
* Potential for youth involvement in the planning and implementation of the project.
* Potential impact on addressing youth issues at a local level through either a traditional or nontraditional setting.
* Potential for increasing life skill outcomes for youth.* Potential for reaching expanded youth audiences e.g. at-risk low income, single parent families, other cultures, disabled, etc.
* Potential for transitioning new youth audiences into more “traditional” or ongoing 4-H programs.
The application is due by December 31st.
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 email@example.com. 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.
South Dakota 4-H Leaders Conference
Our 2013 Spring 4-H Leaders Conference “4-H 101: Back to the Basics” was a huge success! Here is some information as follow-up from the SD 4-H Leaders State Conference held in March in Aberdeen. From each breakout session, we want to provide you with some references you can use for 4-H in your county. We do not have all the information yet, but have uploaded what we have to the website, and will keep adding as we receive.
The documents we have today are as follows:
Character Counts by Karelyn Farrand
Foods & Nutrition – Nikki VanDyke, Nutrition & Physical Activity Field Specialist
Static Exhibits – Andrea Klein, 4-H Youth Development & Resiliency Field Specialist
SET - Mark Rowen & Betsy Burtzlaff
There is a CD available from your 4-H advisor titled 4-H Science. It will have some of the lessons demonstrated at the Leader's Conference. If the advisor does not have the CD, contact Mark.
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!