Extension in Waseca County
Welcome to Waseca County
Waseca County partners with Extension to deliver practical education and research you can use at home, at work and in your community.
There are many ways to participate in 4-H!
- Interested in joining Waseca County 4-H? Find out more.
- Enrollment steps for Waseca County 4-H
- Enrollment Information for the 2022-2023 4-H Year!
There are also many ways adults (anyone age 18+) can support youth learning and leading in 4-H.
- Want to learn about volunteering with the 4-H Youth Development Program?
Visit the Volunteering with 4-H page to learn more about how volunteers positively impact youth and the community.
Contact your 4-H Extension Educator to learn about specific roles available in your community.
Ready to become a screened Minnesota 4-H volunteer?
Visit the Apply to become a 4-H volunteer page to begin the application and screening process.
For Cloverbud Records:
Cloverbuds only need to fill out one 4-H Cloverbud Record document.
- 2022-23 4-H Cloverbud Records (PDF), 2022-23 4-H Cloverbud Records (Word)
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.
- 2022-23 4-H Records Non-Livestock Financial Statement (PDF), 2022-23 4-H Records Non-Livestock Financial Statement (Word)
- 2022-23 4-H Records Livestock Financial Statement (PDF), 2022-23 4-H Records Livestock Financial Statement (Word)
- 2022-23 4-H Records Annual Reflection Report (PDF), 2022-23 4-H Records Annual Reflection Report (Word)
- On Your Way to Better 4-H Records (PDF)
- 2022-23 Cloverbud Record Evaluation (PDF)
- 2022-23 Youth Record Evaluation (PDF)
These are due to the Extension Office by 4:30pm on Friday, September 15th, 2023.
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 15th.
Junior meat goat doe kids and spring calves (birthday of March 1, 2023-May 31, 2023) must meet the ID deadline of June 1st, 2023. NOTE: Families will not be able to self identify the junior meat goat doe kids after May 15th 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 17th. All Animal ID information and worksheets that are due on May 15th will be mailed to each member around April 3rd. This information is updated with current links for 2023 as the information is released. Please keep checking back if you do not see a document right away.
2023 Forms & Information:
- Animal Science Updates for 2023
- 2023 Identification Requirements
- Animal Science Lease Program Fact Sheet 2023
- 2023 Animal Science Lease Information Form
- Animal ID'ing in 4-HOnline Tip Sheet
- 2023 Ear Tag Information Sheet
- Breeding Beef County ID Letter 2023
- Market Beef County ID Letter 2023
- Beef Breeding Heifer ID Worksheet
- Beef Prospect Calf ID Worksheet
- Cloverbud County ID Letter 2023
- Dairy Information Sheet 2023
- 2023 Dairy Goat County ID Letter
- Dairy Goat Information Sheet 2023
- Dog Project Training Registration Form
- 2023 Dog Agility Release Form (Must be submitted to the Waseca County Extension Office by the date of the County Fair Agility Show)
- 2023 Horse Project Member Dues & Insurance Form
- Llama-Alpaca Information Sheet 2023
- 2023 Meat Goat County ID Letter
- Meat Goat Information Sheet 2023
- Market Goat (Dairy Type or Meat) ID Worksheet
- Market Goat Breeding Doe ID Worksheet
- 2023 Poultry County ID Letter
- Poultry Information Sheet 2023
- Dove and Pigeon ID Worksheet
- Poultry ID Worksheet (Except Doves and Pigeons)
- Rabbit Information Sheet 2023
- Sheep Information Sheet 2023
- Swine Information Sheet 2023
Fair registration and FairEntry
- Registration information letter
- Register 4-H Project Entries Help
- Waseca County Fair Online Information Guide
- Fair fee form
- FairEntry: Detailed Registration Instruction for families
- Fashion revue judging information
- Food Stand Pass form
- Horse Insurance Form
- Horse Stalling Fee Form - Paper or Online
- Premium Book (tentative)
Blue Ribbon Auction
- Blue Ribbon Auction information
- Potential Youth Participants in the 2023 Market Livestock Auction
- Supporting 4-H through the Blue Ribbon Market 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
- Effective hints for club banners
- Hay bale decorating contest score card
- Community Pride Evaluation Sheet
- Club Scrapbook Evaluation Sheet
- Building set-up information for clubs
Static project forms
- Oversized exhibit approval form
- Fashion Revue - Purchased Clothing (previously Clothes You Buy) (bring with to judging)
- Fashion Revue - Constructed Clothing (previously Clothes You Make) (bring with to judging)
4-H events in Waseca County
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4-H news in Waseca County
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Statewide 4-H news
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Amy Nelson, Extension educator, 4-H Youth Development
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Mattea Dann, Waseca County Extension Administrative Support
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Office hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Our local office is located at 300 North State Street, Waseca, MN 56093. We are Door #4 located on the South Side of the building.
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!
Give to Waseca County 4-H
Gifts support 4-H youth development in Waseca County, and local programming coordinated by the Waseca County 4-H Council.
Waseca County Extension
U of M Extension
300 N State St, Door #4
Waseca MN 56093-2837
Amy Nelson, Extension Educator, Youth Development, Waseca County
Mattea Dann, Waseca County Extension Support Staff
Waseca County events
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Agriculture events in Waseca County
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Statewide agriculture events
Agriculture conferences, in-person events and online courses are offered all year around the state.
Agriculture news in Waseca County
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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.
Gardening events in Waseca County
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Gardening news in Waseca County
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Yard and Garden News
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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.
Health and nutrition events in Waseca County
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Statewide health and nutrition events
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Health and nutrition news in Waseca County
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Find information that helps families make informed decisions leading to better health and wellbeing.
Use the Real Life, Good Food website to find recipes, cooking tips and physical activity ideas for a healthier life.
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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)
Contact an educator in your area for consultation, guidance and conversation about your community.
Minnesota is a great place to explore, understand and conserve the natural landscape. Extension education, volunteer and community science programs encourage people to become stewards of Minnesota’s public and private lands.
Volunteer. Natural resources volunteers track invasive species, detect forest pests and count native bees, among many other activities. You can also study to become a Minnesota Master Naturalist.
Extension's Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP) connect Greater Minnesota communities and University of Minnesota knowledge and resources to support local sustainability projects. Working in partnership, RSDP supports community-driven projects in four focus areas: agriculture and food systems, clean energy, natural resources and resilient communities. Projects are supported by boards made up of local community members and University faculty and staff. Learn more about RSDP’s recent work in your county and neighboring communities, and how to submit a project idea.
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My Minnesota Woods
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Natural Resources News
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Learn more about community-driven sustainability projects happening across Minnesota.