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Fairs, training and events

Find events near you

See all Extension and 4-H events in your local area.

Volunteer training

Find all 4-H volunteer training and materials on the member site (external link.)

County fairs

Showing a project at the fair gives you the chance to share what you have learned - and to learn about demonstration and more.

Minnesota State Fair

Every year, more than 5,000 4-H'ers show what they know at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

State events year-round

A round-up of the statewide events we hold each year.

Cloverbuds

If you're in kindergarten through grade 2, you're welcome!

Cloverbuds

4-H'ers in kindergarten through second grade can do fun activities, guided by adult volunteers.

Camps

Day camps, sleepover camps, summer or winter -- We have something for you!

Camps for everyone

Guided outdoor learning opportunities and classic camp experiences for all youth.

Camps for learning about farm animals

Learn from area experts and other youth how to better take care of and show your project animal.

Clubs

All about clubs

Meet new friends, work on projects and take it to the next level!

4-H statewide club map

See all clubs near you. We have clubs about animals, science, after-school clubs, and much more!

Projects and more

You can do 4-H projects on your own or with a group or club. You can join a challenge team or come to a hands-on learning day.

Learn to lead

Gain leadership skills - no matter which part of the 4-H program you do. You can lead at the club, state or even national level!

Horses

Even if you don't own a horse, you can take part in a range of activities. Your horse, if you have one, can be leased or owned.

Photography

Tell your story using photography! Learn about equipment basics, taking sharper pictures, lighting and flash techniques, photo composition, approaches, sequencing, and evaluating photographs.

Dogs

You will learn about how to care for and train a dog, leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork and careers that involve working with dogs. You could compete in a 4-H dog show.

Engineering Design Challenge

Join a team of friends. You'll build a complicated machine that does a simple task. Learn about physics and teamwork.

Science of Agriculture Challenge

Join a team of friends. Identify an issue and come up with a solution.

Agronomy

Agronomy is the science of growing plants. If you like science or plants, you'll like 4-H agronomy!

What are you into?

See all the Minnesota 4-H project areas. There's something for everyone!

Animals and livestock

Horses

Even if you don't own a horse, you can take part in a range of activities. Your horse, if you have one, can be leased or owned.

Dogs

You will learn about how to care for and train a dog, leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork and careers that involve working with dogs. You could compete in a 4-H dog show.

All animal science projects

Choose an animal species and learn all about it! Animals can be leased or owned.

Livestock Quality Assurance Training

Livestock Quality Assurance training helps youth provide excellent care for their food animals and ensure a high level of food safety to consumers.

Livestock judging

Learn the art and science of judging breeding and market animals.

Animal ID

Identify your animal in 4HOnline.

Leadership

Youth leadership

Gain leadership skills - no matter which part of the 4-H program you do. You can lead at the club, state or even national level!

Volunteer with 4-H

Anyone over 18 who cares about young people can volunteer. You don't need to be a parent or an expert. For some volunteer roles, you will need to complete a background check and have some basic training.

All about judging

Judges make our competitive events possible. Sign up or receive training.

4-H in your community

4-H activities, events and clubs in your area.

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