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Rice County 4-H news


County fair is going to be here before we know it. Families are busy preparing in different ways - registering for the classes to exhibit in, working with their projects, thinking about how they can volunteer, etc. There are a lot of pieces to think about and it can be overwhelming, especially if this is a newer part of your life. Some of our seasoned youth and adult volunteers would like to help make this experience a smoother one.


This is a great way to learn more about outdoor gardening, get some of your gardening questions answered and help play a role in creating pollinator friendly environments.


Are you interested in learning different sewing skills and maybe help with putting together your Clothes You Buy binder? If so, this is for you!

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In order to work for someone other than a family member and operate machinery between the ages of 14 and 16 youth must have completed a safety certification course. This course counts towards that requirement! Certification is for ages 14+ and registration will open in Mid April.

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