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4-H clover Ways to participate

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Fairs, training and events

Find events near you

See all Extension and 4-H events in your local area.

Volunteer training

Find all 4-H volunteer training and materials on the member site (external link.)

County fairs

Showing a project at the fair gives you the chance to share what you have learned - and to learn about demonstration and more.

Minnesota State Fair

Every year, more than 5,000 4-H'ers show what they know at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

State events year-round

A round-up of the statewide events we hold each year.


If you're in kindergarten through grade 2, you're welcome!


4-H'ers in kindergarten through second grade can do fun activities, guided by adult volunteers.


Day camps, sleepover camps, summer or winter -- We have something for you!

Camps for learning about farm animals

Learn from area experts and other youth how to better take care of and show your project animal.


All about clubs

Meet new friends, work on projects and take it to the next level!

4-H statewide club map

See all clubs near you. We have clubs about animals, science, after-school clubs, and much more!

Projects and more

You can do 4-H projects on your own or with a group or club. You can join a challenge team or come to a hands-on learning day.

See all 4-H projects

What are you into? There's something for everyone!


Tell your story using photography! Learn about cameras, composition, editing and more.


Choose an animal species and learn all about it!

Learn to lead

Gain leadership skills - no matter which part of the 4-H program you do. You can lead at the club, state or even national level!

Engineering Design Challenge

Join a team of friends. You'll build a complicated machine that does a simple task. Learn about physics and teamwork.

Grow plants

Agronomy is the science of growing plants. If you like science or plants, you'll like 4-H agronomy!

Science of Agriculture Challenge

Join a team of friends. Identify an issue and come up with a solution.

Animals and livestock

Do an animal science project

Choose an animal species and learn all about it!

Livestock Quality Assurance Training

LQA training helps youth provide excellent care for their food animals and a high level of food safety to consumers.

Livestock judging

Learn the art and science of judging breeding and market animals.

Animal ID

Identify your animal in 4HOnline.


Youth leadership

Gain leadership skills - no matter which part of the 4-H program you do. You can lead at the club, state or even national level!

Volunteer with 4-H

Anyone over age 19 who cares about young people can volunteer. You don't need to be a parent or an expert.

All about judging

Judges make our competitive events possible. Sign up or receive training.

4-H in your community

4-H activities, events and clubs in your area.

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