Welcome to Kandiyohi County
Kandiyohi County partners with Extension to deliver practical education and research you can use at home, at work and in your community.
4-H is an out-of-school, hands-on learning program for young people grades K-13. Youth choose a project that is interesting to them and explore it with peers and caring adults. 4-H clubs are groups of youth who want to learn together and meet in every part of Minnesota.
Kandiyohi County has many active 4-H clubs. To learn more, contact Kandiyohi County 4-H staff.
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.
There are many ways to participate in 4-H!
Find the latest on Extension agricultural research and news you can use on your farm from local experts.
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.
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.
Health and nutrition
Extension offers a variety of educational programs about nutrition and health in Kandiyohi County. 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.
SNAP-Ed offers health and nutrition education and works with community partners to impact policies, systems and environments (PSE) to “make the healthy choice the easy choice”. Classes are free and topics include cooking, diabetes prevention, budgeting, shopping and nutrition.
The SNAP-Ed program is for individuals and families living on a reduced income. Some qualifying programs include SNAP, WIC, and Free and Reduced lunch for example. If you are part of an organization or have a group looking for educational opportunities please contact Rebecca Chelene to set up a course that fits the needs of your group.
Individuals looking to volunteer in cooking classes can contact Rebecca Chelene at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are needed to assist with class preparation, demonstrate basic kitchen skills, and to support participants in learning kitchen skills.
Individuals interested in collaborating on PSE work can contact Rebecca Chelene at email@example.com.
Kandiyohi County Extension
Mikayla Frey, Extension educator, 4-H Youth Development
firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-231-7890
Nate Erickson, Extension educator, 4-H Youth Development
email@example.com or 320-231-7890
Rebecca Chelne, SNAP-Ed Educator, Spanish
firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-235-0726, Extension 2010
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