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Crow Wing County 4-H news

rabbit fun show

Attention rabbit enthusiasts! The 15th Annual Rabbit Fun Show is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds [2000 SE 13th Street Brainerd, MN 56401] in the curling building.

lqae training

Livestock Quality Assurance & Ethics Training - LQA&E Training will be Saturday May 21, 2022 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Land Services Building, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 for those in grades 6+ who will be showing beef, dairy, goat, sheep, swine, poultry and rabbit. The training helps youth provide excellent care for their food and animals and ensures a high level of food safety for consumers. All 4-H livestock exhibitors must complete livestock quality assurance training to participate at State. Valid for three years.


Come out to the Brainerd Eagles on Saturday, April 30 and enjoy an evening of delicious spaghetti, salad, desert and FUN while you support Crow Wing County 4-H!


Interested in learning more about the rabbit project? But not sure where to start? Or are you looking for a few tips about raising different types of rabbits for show? Join us to learn all about 4-H rabbit and how this project can be for you!


In the 4-H Engineering Design Challenge, youth develop critical thinking, creativity, innovation and problem-solving skills, and have fun at the same time! Each year, teams of youth in grades 3 and up and family teams solve a theme-based engineering challenge.


Fair time is around the corner and the Extension office has already started to plan. We need your help! Youth of any age are invited to design the next 4-H fair t-shirt!

Animal ID

It’s time to start working with your 4-H animal projects. We hope you find your projects both challenging and rewarding. You will need to identify all 4-H animal projects; breeding heifers, cow/calf pairs, prospect calves (steers and heifers), dairy, dairy goats, dog, horse, llama-alpaca, meat goats, poultry (doves and pigeons), rabbits, sheep, and swine. Animals MUST be identified in 4-H Online by May 16, 2022. All market beef should have been identified by February 15, 2022. Cloverbuds do not need to identify animals at this time.


The Extension Office is excited to announce that Crow Wing County has filled the Ambassador lead volunteer positions with two 4-H alumni members. Abby Schreier and Jessica Otto are looking forward to partnering with the Crow Wing County youth leaders as they serve the community, promote 4-H, provide educational opportunities, and have FUN together!

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