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National Red Power Round Up
Thank you to all who helped in any way or supported the Red Power Round Up event that was held in Huron last week!  We appreciate each one of you!  Total numbers and $ are still being figured out, but know that it was very successful!   The show was very impressive and the local SD Red Power Round Up group has been told that they “raised the bar” on how to put on this event…so hats off to South Dakota!   

Camp Assistance - for 2014
The SD 4-H Leaders will once again provide a financial assistance scholarship to 4-H members attending a 4-H camp, Performing Arts or TLC.  The scholarship  amount for 4-H Camp (Poinsett, Bob Marshall, North Central) 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. 


4-H Camp, TLC, Performing Arts Scholarship Application Form

Here is how the scholarship program works. 

  • Step 1 – Register for the 2014 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.
SD State Fair Youth In Action Fees will be Paid by State Fair

While the new Youth In Action Fees for Special Foods, Fashion Revue, Public Speaking, Judging Contest, etc will be implemented for the 2014 State Fair, they will all be paid by the SD State Fair.  We are very appreciative that our 4-H members WILL NOT have to pay these fees for this year’s State Fair.  Reference these fees here http://igrow.org/up/resources/01-4000-2014.pdf on page 5.

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!

Leader Dues
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 sd4hleaders@santel.netYou 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.

     
     
     

 

 

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!

Clover Hall
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.  

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SD 4-H is on Facebook!!
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here to find SD 4-H on Facebook and find the latest information revolving around 4-H activities in SD.

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here to find SD 4-H Leaders Association on Facebook!

Our Purpose!

1. To serve as the official, non-profit organization for the 4-H leaders of South Dakota.

2. To establish and promote a mutually helpful exchange of information on 4-H educational programs.

3. To help in enlarging the field of 4-H.

4. To cooperate with SDSU Extension in sponsoring, promoting, and conducting educational programs and projects to meet the needs and interests of youth in South Dakota.

 5. To work in cooperation with SDSU Extension personnel to ensure that 4-H events & activities have adequate leadership and support.

 6. To encourage a uniform high standard of excellence in 4-H educational programs and events.

 


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