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August 3, 2020

Many families are finding themselves without a job or a reduction in pay or hours and community partners are looking for ways to help provide financial education to help families navigate these tough times. Learn how you could help by becoming a certified financial educator.

water weed and zoom participants
July 30, 2020

4-H Water Watchers has made a big leap in its fourth year. It was already an exciting learning experience for young scientists, designed to embed natural science experiences in recreational activities like with kayaking and trapping crayfish.

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July 28, 2020

Updated July 31 with the latest information from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

non-perishable foods
July 24, 2020

A special round of Helping Hands Awards will support 4-H clubs and county 4-H programs that want to partner with a local food shelf or nutrition organization to organize a healthy food or essential supply drive in their community.

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