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Todd County 4-H monthly updates

September, 2023

Congratulations on a successful 2023 Todd County Fair! I was excited and pleased to see all of the animals and exhibits, which represents the hard work of all of you! Many of you participated in the 2023 Minnesota State Fair and found great success along with that hard work.

In addition to reflecting on the year we are finishing up, we start to look ahead to the year in front of us. What will this entail? Will you try some new projects? Will you participate in leadership at the county level? Will you participate in camps and events? The best thing about 4-H is you get to decide (well, with your family, too)!

The picture above is from Cooperativa Agua Gordo, just outside of Long Prairie. You can see the Long Prairie water tower. I was able to participate in a tour with the Bienestar group. If you would like to have a picture as the header for future newsletters, please email them to me with a description of the photo.

Important Dates

September Leaders Council Meeting

Monday, September 11th

7:00 pm Historic Courthouse Boardroom - third floor

Enter through door on parking lot level

September Leaders Council Agenda

*During this meeting, we will elect our youth officers and our adult treasurer adviser. Think about youth in your clubs who would be willing to work in each of the officer positions. Please plan to attend. We are stronger together!

Home Ec PDC Meeting

Monday, September 11th

6:00 pm Historic Courthouse Boardroom - third floor

Enter through door on parking lot level

Club Chartering

Due Tuesday, October 31st

Club packets will be available at the Leaders Council meeting on September 11th, or after in the Extension Office. Also, I would like to offer an evening for food and chartering work time. Each club would have a space to work independently and also have access to information and resources without a phone call. The proposed evening is Monday, October 9th, and club leaders and club members are invited. Be on the look-out for an RSVP in the coming weeks.

State Horse Show

September 15 - 18, 2023

We have three youth participating this year.

NE Livestock Show

Saturday, September 23 - Sunday, September 24

Morrison County Fairgrounds, Little Falls

National 4-H Week

October 1 - 7

Theme: I Love 4-H (with green heart)

Other classes and opportunities available to you

4-H Science Sprouts - Youth in grades 3 and up

Join the 4-H plant science team this fall for a fun three-month adventures series on seasonal agronomy and horticulture topics. Online meetings on Mondays from 5:00 to 5:30:

  • October 16
  • November 20
  • December 18

4-H Explorers in Ag around the World - Youth in grades 6 - 8

Join us as we explore agriculture in the following countries: Brazil, China, Greenland, Italy, Madagascar, Mexico and Norway. This is a self-guided program with optional opportunities to connect with people in other countries. A kick-off will be held via Zoom on Monday, October 16 at 8:00 pm. From there, you will be given access to a Google Site to explore a country once a week until December 4.

4-H Dairy Tour - Youth in Grades 7 and up

Join us for the 4-H dairy tour! This three-day, two-night experience runs October 19 - 21 and will give young people a chance to experience the dairy landscape in southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa. Youth will stay overnight in a hotel with adult chaperones and be transported via motor coach. Cost: $100.00

Monthly Challenges

Each month, we will have a challenge for you! The instructions, and how and what to submit, will be attached below. It is your choice to participate, yet I think it could be fun. We'll keep them simple, and if you have any ideas for future challenges, send them my way. Thanks!

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