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If you are interested in joining 4-H or recently enrolled, this is where you can find some basic information and guides to start your adventure with Waseca County 4-H!
Ways to participate
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!
Information and guides
- Connecting to 4-H In Waseca County
- 4-H Frequently Asked Questions
- 4-H Club Information Sheet - Please ask the Extension Office for a copy
- Project Work Step-By-Step Guide
- 4-H Project Clover Sheet
If you have any questions, please reach out to the staff at the Waseca County Extension office. We would love to help!
For Cloverbud Records:
Cloverbuds only need to fill out one 4-H Cloverbud Record document.
For Youth Records:
Youth will need to fill out one Annual Reflection Report, one Livestock Financial Summary per species, and one Non-Livestock Financial Summary per project.
- 2021-22 4-H Records Non-Livestock Financial Summary (PDF), 2021-22 4-H Records Non-Livestock Financial Summary (Word)
- 2021-22 4-H Records Livestock Financial Summary (PDF), 2021-22 4-H Records Livestock Financial Summary (Word)
- 2021-22 4-H Records Annual Reflection Report (PDF), 2021-22 4-H Records Annual Reflection Report (Word)
- On Your Way to Better 4-H Records (PDF), On Your Way to Better 4-H Records (Word)
- 2021-22 Cloverbud Record Evaluation (PDF), 2021-22 Cloverbud Record Evaluation (Word)
- 2021-2022 Youth Record Evaluation (PDF), 2021-2022 Youth Record Evaluation (Word)
These are due to the Extension Office by 4:30pm on Thursday, September 15th, 2022.
The Animal ID deadline for market beef (beef steers, market heifers, and dairy steers) is February 15th.
The Animal ID deadline for breeding beef, dairy, dairy goat, dog, horse, llama-alpaca, meat goat, poultry, rabbit, sheep, and swine is May 16th.
Junior meat goat doe kids and spring calves (birthday of March 1, 2022-May 31, 2022) must meet the ID deadline of June 1st, 2022. NOTE: Families will not be able to self identify the junior meat goat doe kids after May 16th in 4-HOnline. To meet the ID deadline, a paper copy of the ID worksheet must be submitted to your local county Extension Office no later than the set deadline.
Animal ID information and worksheets due on February 15th will be mailed out to project members around January 20th. All Animal ID information and worksheets that are due on May 16th will be mailed to each member around April 1st. This information is updated with current links for 2022 as the information is released. Please keep checking back if you do not see a document right away.
2022 Forms & Information:
- 2022 Dog Agility Release Form (Must be submitted to the Waseca County Extension Office by the date of the County Fair Agility Show)
Fair registration and FairEntry
- Registration information letter
- Register 4-H Project Entries Help
- Fair fee form
- Horse Insurance Form
- Horse Stalling Fee Form
- FairEntry: Detailed instruction for families
- Fashion review judging information
- Premium Book
Blue Ribbon Auction
- Blue Ribbon Auction information
- Potential Youth Participants in the 2022 Market Livestock Auction (available after June7)
- Supporting 4-H through the Blue Ribbon Marker Livestock Auction flyer
- Example script for use with potential buyers
Read Volunteering at the Waseca County Fair for opportunities, role descriptions and to sign up.
- Registration Form OR Online Registration Form
- Club banner evaluation
- Club scrapbook score sheet
- Effective hints for club banners
- Hay bale decorating contest score card
- Club community pride evaluation
- Building set-up information for clubs
Static project forms
- Oversized exhibit approval form
- Fashion Review - Purchased Clothing (previously Clothes You Buy) (bring with to judging)
- Fashion Review - Constructed Clothing (previously Clothes You Make) (bring with to judging)
Amy Nelson, Extension educator, 4-H Youth Development
firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-835-0600
Mattea Dann, Waseca County Extension support staff
email@example.com or 507-835-0600
Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Our local office is located at 300 North State Street, Waseca, MN 56093.
Waseca County 4-H is on Facebook
Check here for updates on 4-H events, pictures and more. Or, use this to share 4-H with others that may be interested in learning more about current 4-H happenings. “Like” us today!
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.
Health and nutrition
Extension offers a variety of educational programs about nutrition and health in Waseca 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.
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.
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Check our community research page for reports on county and community-focused topics relating to local economics, retaining businesses, growing retail markets, developing tourism, and more.
Local programs can be offered in collaboration with local community organizations and government agencies. Current programs include: Minnesota Agricultural and Rural Leadership (MARL)
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