Mower County 4-H

Mower County 4-H 4-H has something for you! No matter what project a youth may choose, through 4-H youth will learn public speaking skills, how to collaborate, understand government and community, and how to develop goals for life and career.

4-H has something for everyone! Youth in kindergarten through one year past high school can participate in short-term activities or longer-term clubs, where groups meet regularly to work on projects, perform community service and develop leadership skills.

4-H has something for everyone! Youth in kindergarten through one year past high school can participate in short-term activities or longer-term clubs, where groups meet regularly to work on projects, perform community service and develop leadership skills.

Mission: 4-H is a learn-by-doing.

Operating as usual

Thank you to everyone who attended our Haunted House last night! And a special thank you to all of our volunteers! We ho...
10/31/2020

Thank you to everyone who attended our Haunted House last night! And a special thank you to all of our volunteers! We hope you all are having a safe and happy Halloween!

Minnesota 4-H
10/26/2020

Minnesota 4-H

Do you love outdoor adventures? Join 4-H for our monthly learning challenges that are all about exploring nature!

Nov. 2: Winter Birding (educator: Kayla Parry of Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa)

Sign up to attend our virtual learning session and we'll send you a challenge guide that will get you (and your family) outside and adventuring all month long.

Register: https://z.umn.edu/4HCYOA

How do you support youth in their project learning via distance? Join our next 4-H volunteer training to learn some effe...
10/23/2020
4-H volunteer fall training series

How do you support youth in their project learning via distance? Join our next 4-H volunteer training to learn some effective strategies! We’ll feature real-life and tested methods from fellow volunteers. Nov. 12 at 6:30 PM. Register at: https://z.umn.edu/YD-training

This series of one-hour online learning sessions is designed to help volunteers make connections and coordinate safe in-person and online activities with youth.

Today's forecast is not looking favorable for our planned outdoor event. This event has been CANCELLED. If you registere...
10/22/2020

Today's forecast is not looking favorable for our planned outdoor event. This event has been CANCELLED. If you registered for the Fall into 4-H at the Farm, please check your email!

Today's forecast is not looking favorable for our planned outdoor event. This event has been CANCELLED. If you registered for the Fall into 4-H at the Farm, please check your email!

Building mindfulness, self-expression and stress relief skills is an important thing we can do with our youth. Join 4-H ...
10/17/2020
4-H volunteer fall training series

Building mindfulness, self-expression and stress relief skills is an important thing we can do with our youth. Join 4-H educators in a 1-hour workshop to pick up some timely and tangible tips for supporting youth well-being. Find session times and register at: https://z.umn.edu/YD-training

This series of one-hour online learning sessions is designed to help volunteers make connections and coordinate safe in-person and online activities with youth.

4-H Club Leader Volunteers- Consider attending this orientation event for additional support and ideas on leading 4-H Cl...
10/16/2020

4-H Club Leader Volunteers- Consider attending this orientation event for additional support and ideas on leading 4-H Clubs. Register Here: https://z.umn.edu/SEleaderorientation

Please see attached opportunity for any youth in Dodge and Mower Counties in grades K and up!Registration Due- Monday, O...
10/14/2020

Please see attached opportunity for any youth in Dodge and Mower Counties in grades K and up!
Registration Due- Monday, October 19th
Register with the Link Below: https://forms.gle/Y1CQjngqCjqjhMx59

We are offering Project Kits for you to order and do at home by yourself or with your family!These projects can also be ...
10/13/2020

We are offering Project Kits for you to order and do at home by yourself or with your family!
These projects can also be brought to your local county fair if you join 4-H!
Kits include:
- All about Herbs
- Bristle Bots
- Candle Dipping
-4-H String Art with Ribbon Holder

Order your kits here: z.umn.edu/Fall-4H-kits
Please fill out a form for each family member requesting a kit.

Register for the Mower County 4-H Haunted House Below! Located at the 4-H Building at the Mower County Fairgrounds. http...
10/12/2020

Register for the Mower County 4-H Haunted House Below! Located at the 4-H Building at the Mower County Fairgrounds.
https://umn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3KH1Gb14ejcJMIl
Once a time slot has been selected it will no longer be available as a selection. Reservations are first come first serve.

If you need to cancel or change your registration after submission, or have any issues or questions about registration, please contact Toby Neal- [email protected]

Spaces are limited and you can only register up to 6 people per timeslot. We will have crews sanitizing between groups and will keep all groups socially distanced.

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If you need to cancel or change your registration after submission, or have any issues or questions about registration, please contact Toby Neal- [email protected]

Spaces are limited and you can only register up to 6 people per timeslot. We will have crews sanitizing between groups and will keep all groups socially distanced.

Happy National 4-H Week! Let's hear it for Mower County 4-H!
10/09/2020

Happy National 4-H Week! Let's hear it for Mower County 4-H!

National 4-H Week is all about celebrating our Youth!
10/08/2020

National 4-H Week is all about celebrating our Youth!

Celebrating National 4-H Week by recognizing State 4-H Showcase Participants from Mower County 4-H!
10/08/2020

Celebrating National 4-H Week by recognizing State 4-H Showcase Participants from Mower County 4-H!

Celebrating National 4-H Week by recognizing hard working Mower County 4-H Members!
10/07/2020

Celebrating National 4-H Week by recognizing hard working Mower County 4-H Members!

In honor of National 4-H Week we are going to recognize the hard work of some of Mower County 4-H members!
10/07/2020

In honor of National 4-H Week we are going to recognize the hard work of some of Mower County 4-H members!

Do you know a hardworking 4-H member that deserves some recognition? Send us the information and a picture and we will t...
10/07/2020

Do you know a hardworking 4-H member that deserves some recognition? Send us the information and a picture and we will try spread the good word of 4-H! Submissions can be made by emailing Toby at [email protected].

Look for more spotlights this week celebrating 4-H youth at the State Showcase this year!

10/07/2020
How can we promote the well-being of youth in our community? Let’s talk about it together! Join 4-H educators for a 1-ho...
10/01/2020
4-H volunteer fall training series

How can we promote the well-being of youth in our community? Let’s talk about it together! Join 4-H educators for a 1-hour session on this important topic. Dates and registration at: https://z.umn.edu/YD-training

This series of one-hour online learning sessions is designed to help volunteers make connections and coordinate safe in-person and online activities with youth.

Save the Date: Drive-through "Banquet" Using one of the large buildings at the Fairgrounds, families will drive into the...
09/30/2020

Save the Date: Drive-through "Banquet"
Using one of the large buildings at the Fairgrounds, families will drive into the building, park, and youth will walk down the red carpet to receive their awards and for a quick photo op/interview with the Ambassador "paparazzi"!

Photos and Interviews will be used to create further recognition over social media after the event! Look for an invitation in the near future! (We will also be distributing awards earned at the summer showcases at this event in addition to usual awards.)

09/21/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

4-H Federation Meeting
Monday, September 21, 2020
6:30 PM Virtual Meeting
Who Should Attend: All active members, volunteers, Advisory Board (new and old officers) and Leaders should attend. We will do elections, financial status update, wrap up the 4-H year, and begin preparation for a new year. Use the below link to attend https://umn.zoom.us/j/93679356124?pwd=U1VsVHpVTWdXNjNnN2psTEUxam15QT09 Passcode: tu0QdK

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09/21/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

4-H Federation Meeting
Monday, September 21, 2020
6:30 PM Virtual Meeting
Who Should Attend: All active members, volunteers, Advisory Board (new and old officers) and Leaders should attend. We will do elections, financial status update, wrap up the 4-H year, and begin preparation for a new year. Use the below link to attend https://umn.zoom.us/j/93679356124?pwd=U1VsVHpVTWdXNjNnN2psTEUxam15QT09 Passcode: tu0QdK

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, confer...

09/19/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

4-H Federation Meeting
Monday, September 21, 2020
6:30 PM Virtual Meeting
Who Should Attend: All active members, volunteers, Advisory Board (new and old officers) and Leaders should attend. We will do elections, financial status update, wrap up the 4-H year, and begin preparation for a new year. Use the below link to attend https://umn.zoom.us/j/93679356124?pwd=U1VsVHpVTWdXNjNnN2psTEUxam15QT09 Passcode: tu0QdK

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, confer...

Progressive Agriculture Safety Days
09/19/2020

Progressive Agriculture Safety Days

Progressive Agriculture Safety Days is gearing up to celebrate National Farm Safety and Health Week, September 20-26, 2020, with several exciting events and hoping you will join in the fun! Look for our Facebook Events for more information or click on the link to register via Zoom. All are FREE events and open to children, parents, teachers, etc.

September 21 at 7:00 p.m. CDT: Story Hour featuring Jacob and the Tractor - https://bit.ly/3lP0esP

September 22 at 7:00 p.m. CDT: Story Hour featuring When I Feel Sad - https://bit.ly/31UZdHL

September 23 (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CDT): Virtual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day - https://bit.ly/3hWztQO

September 23 (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CDT): Virtual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day - https://bit.ly/3gOPSpi

September 24 at 7:00 p.m. CDT: Story Hour featuring Josh the Baby Otter - https://bit.ly/3gUGqRo

September 25 at 7:00 p.m. CDT: Story Hour featuring Unbeatable Betty - https://bit.ly/3lL5k9B

Mower County 4-H Awards & Scholarships All applications and nomination forms are downloadable and links can be found at ...
09/17/2020
Mower County 4-H Awards & Scholarships | in mower County | Extension County Offices | UMN Extension

Mower County 4-H Awards & Scholarships
All applications and nomination forms are downloadable and links can be found at https://local.extension.umn.edu/local/mower/4-h/article/mower-county-4-h-awards-scholarships. All applications are due to the office by the 3rd Thursday of October @ midnight. You may email them, place in the 4-H drop box outside the Extension office, or mail-in to: 1105 1/2 8th Ave NE Austin, MN 55912.

Please read the following to see if you are eligible. All applications and nomination forms are downloadable and links can be found at the bottom of this article. All applications are due to the office by the 3rd Thursday of October @ midnight.  You may email them, place in the 4-H drop box outside...

Our annual meeting and elections are right around the corner on September 21st! All Mower County 4-H members and screene...
09/17/2020
Mower County Advisory Board 2020-2021 Nomination Form

Our annual meeting and elections are right around the corner on September 21st! All Mower County 4-H members and screened volunteers should take part in this event. Eligible youth members and adult volunteers that are interested in serving on the 2020-2021 Advisory Board, or those who want to nominate someone in advance of the election date. Complete the nomination form today. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KXi_1xgsVfpzlkQ2CNygKz4Wp8wDBiPlsDJiPDsosSA/edit?usp=sharing

Thank you for your interest in serving on the Mower County 4-H Advisory Board! Please fill out the information for yourself or the individual you are nominating this year. Please note that eligibility to hold office is subject to the qualifications laid out in the Mower County 4-H Constitution and B...

Youth thrive off positive and affirming social connections. Join this 1-hour online session about how you, 4-H volunteer...
09/12/2020
4-H volunteer fall training series

Youth thrive off positive and affirming social connections. Join this 1-hour online session about how you, 4-H volunteers, can create space for those essential connections. Learn more and register at: https://z.umn.edu/YD-training

This series of one-hour online learning sessions is designed to help volunteers make connections and coordinate safe in-person and online activities with youth.

Our annual meeting and elections are right around the corner on September 21st! All Mower County 4-H members and screene...
09/11/2020
Mower County Advisory Board 2020-2021 Nomination Form

Our annual meeting and elections are right around the corner on September 21st! All Mower County 4-H members and screened volunteers should take part in this event. Eligible youth members and adult volunteers that are interested in serving on the 2020-2021 Advisory Board, or those who want to nominate someone in advance of the election date. Complete the nomination form today. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KXi_1xgsVfpzlkQ2CNygKz4Wp8wDBiPlsDJiPDsosSA/edit?usp=sharing

Thank you for your interest in serving on the Mower County 4-H Advisory Board! Please fill out the information for yourself or the individual you are nominating this year. Please note that eligibility to hold office is subject to the qualifications laid out in the Mower County 4-H Constitution and B...

Food preservation: Preserving fall vegetableshttps://extension.umn.edu/event/food-preservation-preserving-fall-vegetable...
09/10/2020
Food preservation: Preserving fall vegetables

Food preservation: Preserving fall vegetables
https://extension.umn.edu/event/food-preservation-preserving-fall-vegetables
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Time
10 - 11 a.m.
Location
Online

Contact
Suzanne Driessen, Extension food safety educator
[email protected] or 320.203-6057

Whether you are a novice or an experienced gardener, or just interested in enjoying the freshness of summer all year long, we invite you to learn more about preserving your harvest.

This week's webinar reviews food preservation options to freeze, dry, pickle, ferment, and can fall vegetables. We will learn the best ways to preserve broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, and potatoes.

Whether you are a novice or an experienced gardener, or just interested in enjoying the freshness of summer all year long, we invite you to learn more about preserving your harvest.

09/08/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

4-H Federation Meeting
Monday, September 21, 2020
6:30 PM Virtual Meeting
Who Should Attend: All active members, volunteers, Advisory Board (new and old officers) and Leaders should attend. We will do elections, financial status update, wrap up the 4-H year, and begin preparation for a new year. Use the below link to attend https://umn.zoom.us/j/93679356124?pwd=U1VsVHpVTWdXNjNnN2psTEUxam15QT09 Passcode: tu0QdK

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, confer...

University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development is offering numerous free webinars this fall, Coming Sep...
09/02/2020
Relieving payday loans

University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development is offering numerous free webinars this fall, Coming September 9th
https://extension.umn.edu/event/relieving-payday-loansThe

Are you or is someone you know stuck with a high priced payday loan--paying fees and interest but never getting out of debt? Led by financial educators from Extension and Exodus Lending, in this webinar you'll learn about financial exploitation in payday lending. Exodus Loans is a non-profit organiz...

Today is the last day for you to fill out the SE Region Fall Program Survey. We are working on planning programs for thi...
08/31/2020
SE Region 4-H Program Survey

Today is the last day for you to fill out the SE Region Fall Program Survey. We are working on planning programs for this fall and winter and want to make sure to plan things YOU want! This will help with local 4-H County and Region planning! We hope you will take this quick survey!
The survey can be found at: https://z.umn.edu/SERegionFall2020Survey

4-H remains committed to providing opportunities for all youth to explore their areas of interest and develop skills that will help them be successful. We will use the feedback from this survey to plan high quality programming that meets the needs of the youth in our county in coming months for both...

08/29/2020
Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair

Today would have been 4-H Day at the #mnstatefair! Each summer, hundreds of Minnesota 4-H members take over the fairgrounds to showcase the projects they've been diligently working on each year. We miss their energy and enthusiasm and can't wait to have them back on the fairgrounds in 2021!

Check out what Mower County 4-H member, Emily Bollum, has to say about her time at the State Fair.

Interested in learning more about 4-H? ➡️ extension.umn.edu/4-h/about-4-h

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We are looking for two more volunteers to help judge the chicken barbeque contest Friday morning. One for judging the contestants cooking at the grills and one judge for tasting. Please come and find either Richard or me at the Poultry Barn.
We as Superintendents are very proud of the Mower County 4H Poultry Members showing at the Minnesota State Fair. Congratulations to all five members. This is the best year Mower County Poultry done in a long time. Catrina with Champion Breeding Ducks, Michael with Reserve Champion Breeding Turkeys, Piper with Champion White Egg Production, Braeden got blue with White Egg Production and Janelle with a blue on the Brown Egg Production. Catrina and Michael were called back for showmanship. Catrina placed 5th out of 36 Advance Seniors. Congratulations to all of the winners!
Sending a big THANK YOU for the people who saved milk jugs for the fair. We got enough for the feeders for the waterfowl.
The poultry project is looking for uncrushed 1 gallon milk jugs for the fair. We use them for the waterfowl feeders/waterers. If you can please save some for us, it will be greatly appreciated. Need about 20 of them.
Chocolate Chip Cookie officer installation at Mower County 4H Advisory Board
The Mower County 4H Horse program will be selling "Ride for Chris" bracelets to raise money for a memorial at the Mower County horse arena. The kids wanted a way to honor Chris and his family. Contact Amy Lammey or myself, Wendi Dolton. If you would like to show your support. Very sad time for all of us 😞 we also will have them at the state 4-h show spread the word to friends and family. Thank you to our sponsor Mower County Trailblazers
Us 4-H kids are doing something to remember Chris Fischer as he touched us all . We will be ordering these and will be here in a few weeks $5 a piece we have 200 of them. All money is going to Lynn and Dan Fischer as it's the least we can do for our 4-H Family. Chris you will be missed by so many people a young guy taken too soon we love you and the Fischer Family so much
Hoping to see a post of how many Mower County participants get in to the Purple Ribbon Auction!!😀
On behalf of myself, my family and friends we wanted to thank all the clubs that came out and helped us make the 4H Food Stand a success and to THANK YOU for allowing us to come in and cook for you all. We were incredibly busy and had a great time! Best wishes to all!