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4-H Youth Development is a hands-on learning program for Minnesota youth. We offer online, small group and independent learning experiences for youth of all ages. In 4-H, youth choose the topic they find interesting and caring adults support their learning and leadership. From agronomy to space exploration and creative arts to outdoor adventures, 4-H has just the right learning experience for young people.
Get involved as a 4-H volunteer to help inspire our youth to learn and lead! Anyone age 19+ who cares about young people, you don't need to be a parent or an expert. To start the volunteer application process, arrange a meeting with the 4-H Extension Educator, Jeremy Freeman, by contacting him at 651-277-0150 or by email at email@example.com
Almelund All Stars
Meets 2nd Monday of the month at 7 pm at the Almelund Town Hall, in Almelund
Meets the 2nd Monday of month at 6:30 pm at the Northwest Saddle Club
Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Chisago Lakes Township Hall and focus on rabbit educational learning for all interested youth. You do not need to own a rabbit to be involved in this project.
Meets 2nd Monday of the month at 7 pm at the Chisago Lake Lutheran Church, Center City
Meets 2nd Friday of the month at 6:30 pm at the North Branch Area Library, North Branch
Meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 2:30 pm at Kost Evangelical Church, North Branch
Meets 3rd Sunday of the month at 4:30 pm at the Living Branch Church, North Branch
Meet 3rd Monday of the month at 7 pm at the Rushseba Town Hall, Rush City
Designed for kids in Robotics, Aerospace or Engineering Design programs
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This section will contain all important Chisago County 4-H updates for the county fair.
The 2021 Chisago County Fair is scheduled for July 22-25 at the Chisago County Fairgrounds.
Due to Covid-19, we are unsure what fair or showcase opportunities will look like in 2021, but Chisago County 4-H is dedicated to providing opportunities for our youth to showcase their project learning! Continue to check back for updates.
Coming soon: Registration opens and 2021 premium book is released
Coming soon: Registration deadline. Registration will take place through FairEntry.
July 22-25: Chisago County Fair
More information will be available soon. All entries are made online through Fair Entry.
More information about the 2021 4-H Premium Book will be available soon.
Would you consider a donation to help us continue to offer positive youth development experiences to our community? Your contribution of any amount can be directed locally to support our 4-H program. 4-H reaches youth and families in positive ways across the county and around the state of Minnesota.
Gifts support 4-H youth development in Chisago County and local programming coordinated by the Chisago County 4-H Council.
Master Gardener volunteers educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects using current research-based resources. This educational effort is designed to enhance quality of life and promote good stewardship of the environment.
Master Gardener volunteers are trained by University of Minnesota horticulture educators and complete many hours of volunteer work each year, providing a valuable in-kind contribution to Minnesota.
Find the latest gardening tips and news you can use in your own back yard from local experts.
- Yard and Garden News - Gardening tips and emerging issues affecting Minnesota.
- My Minnesota Woods - Find out how to take care of your trees and enjoy Minnesota's beautiful woodlands.
- Natural Resources News - From preserving our wetlands to combating invasive species, read about protecting and enjoying nature.
Chisago County Extension
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Agriculture conferences, in-person events and online courses are offered all year around the state.
Statewide news and blogs
Agricultural Business Management News - Business and financial resources for farmers.
Beef News - Beef industry featured events, farm safety and animal health.
Dairy News - Dairy industry featured events, farm safety and animal health.
Fruit and Vegetable News - Local production and marketing of fruit and vegetable crops in Minnesota.
Minnesota Crop News - Emerging issues affecting Minnesota row crops and forages.
Health and nutrition
Extension offers a variety of educational programs about nutrition and health. These programs are open to families and individuals of all ages who are eligible for benefits through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or who meet Extension’s program income guidelines.
Programs are offered in community settings such as food shelves, schools, community centers and public housing sites. The programs are free to all individuals and families who meet income guidelines, and may be offered in multiple languages, depending on the audience needs and availability of educators.
Join Extension educators and community partners in events that encourage health, wellbeing and good nutrition.