Polk County, MN 4-H

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Talent is everywhere. Opportooo-ooo-nity is not.  #Polk4H is providing #Opportunity4all kids, no matter their circumstan...
10/26/2020

Talent is everywhere. Opportooo-ooo-nity is not. #Polk4H is providing #Opportunity4all kids, no matter their circumstances. Join today to #HaveAScaryGoodTimeIn4H! #HappyHalloween z.umn.edu/join4h

#TrueLeaders lead by example in their communities, and @4-H teaches them the skills they need to reach their full potent...
10/09/2020

#TrueLeaders lead by example in their communities, and @4-H teaches them the skills they need to reach their full potential. Happy #National4HWeek from Minnesota, Polk County! #Opportunity4All

Today is #National4HWeek spirit day! Celebrate by wearing green or the 4-H clover, decorating an Opportunity4All sign an...
10/07/2020

Today is #National4HWeek spirit day! Celebrate by wearing green or the 4-H clover, decorating an Opportunity4All sign and sharing your pictures and captions of what opportunity means to you using the hashtag #Opportunity4All.

Tasty Tuesday's!Click here to register: z.umn.edu/falltastytuesdaysCheck out our first delicious fall recipe sessions:-O...
10/06/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Fall Tasty Tuesdays. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Tasty Tuesday's!
Click here to register: z.umn.edu/falltastytuesdays
Check out our first delicious fall recipe sessions:
-October 6 at 6:30 pm - Steaming Soups! What's better to warm your insides than a comforting bowl of hearty soup.

Back by popular request, Tasty Tuesdays! Join us starting October 6th for exciting new sessions. Twice a month at 6:30 p.m., we will bring delicious recipes galore virtually to you at home! The education provided will focus on Food and Nutrition, Food Preservation, and Food Revue 4-H project areas.....

Happy #National4HWeek! Polk County is proud to support #Opportunity4All kids, and we invite you to celebrate with us thi...
10/05/2020

Happy #National4HWeek! Polk County is proud to support #Opportunity4All kids, and we invite you to celebrate with us this week by showing your 4-H spirit on social media and in your community! We encourage you to share how 4-H has impacted you throughout the years.

By participating you will be entered into some awesome door prizes!

Tuesday - What has 4-H taught you? (Share a photo or a story)

Wednesday - Wear your favorite 4-H T-shirt for spirit day (Submit your awesome photos)

Thursday - Words of Thanks. Write a Thank You note to 4-H sponsors, 4-H club leader, 4-H volunteers or an adult that has made a difference in your 4-H journey.

Friday - Post a picture of your favorite 4-H memory.

Remember to use the following hashtags
#National4HWeek
#Opportunity4All

Happy #National4HWeek! Polk County is proud to support #Opportunity4All kids, and we invite you to celebrate with us thi...
10/05/2020

Happy #National4HWeek! Polk County is proud to support #Opportunity4All kids, and we invite you to celebrate with us this week by showing your 4-H spirit on social media and in your community!

Don't forget to RSVP for the awards banquet. The deadline is today. You will not be able to enter the fairground if you ...
10/04/2020

Don't forget to RSVP for the awards banquet.
The deadline is today.

You will not be able to enter the fairground if you do not register.

Please check your email for more information and the registration link.

Minnesota 4-H
09/30/2020

Minnesota 4-H

Looking for an afternoon experience where kids can get their hands dirty and learn something new...from home? Join 4-H educators for a hands-on lesson about the fall harvest. Oct. 5 at 4:00 p.m. Youth of all ages are welcome! Register at: z.umn.edu/diggingdeeper

This week is the MN 4-H State Virtual Livestock showcase shows!Grab some popcorn or some snacks and tune into the sheep ...
09/11/2020

This week is the MN 4-H State Virtual Livestock showcase shows!
Grab some popcorn or some snacks and tune into the sheep show tomorrow night (Friday) at 4PM and watch two local 4-Hers as they show their sheep projects.

extension.umn.edu/4-h-events/Minnesota-4-h-livestock-showcases#sheep-2297466

Other livestock shows Polk County youth will be participating in:
Beef - Saturday @ 9 AM
Swine - Sunday @ Noon

Be sure to upload a selfie to be entered into a prize. 📸😁

Congratulations to the young people who represented Polk County 4-H with their static projects at the virtual Minnesota ...
09/09/2020

Congratulations to the young people who represented Polk County 4-H with their static projects at the virtual Minnesota 4-H Statewide Showcase!

Here are the results!
Teresa V., Elements of Photography, Purple Ribbon
Adelle E., Performing Arts, Blue Ribbon
Ella T., Performing Arts, Blue Ribbon
Ella T., Food & Nutrition, Blue Ribbon
Elizabeth V., Pets, Red Ribbon

Congratulations to all of you!

Hello Polk County 4-H! Today is a GREAT day to learn something new! Let’s film our way into learning about the video pro...
09/07/2020
4-H Video Project

Hello Polk County 4-H! Today is a GREAT day to learn something new! Let’s film our way into learning about the video project area! You can research all about the different video techniques such as the different lighting, and audio that can make your shot. You can learn all about the different videos that you can make as a beginner, intermediate and advanced!
https://extension.umn.edu/projects-and-more/4-h-video-project

You can use videos in your daily life, for school projects or in a future career. Videography is art, communications and technology all at the same time.

Hello Polk County 4-H! Today is a GREAT day to learn something new! Let’s gallop our way into learning about the horse p...
08/31/2020
4-H Horse Project

Hello Polk County 4-H! Today is a GREAT day to learn something new! Let’s gallop our way into learning about the horse project. Learn more about what you can compete in with your horse or even if you don’t have a horse, there’s options for you too! Research some of the ways that you can better yourself when working with your horse.
https://extension.umn.edu/projects-and-more/4-h-horse-project

Even if you don't own a horse, you can take part in a range of fun, educational activities.

4-H volunteer fall training series
08/29/2020
4-H volunteer fall training series

4-H volunteer fall training series

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.

Hello Polk County 4-H! Today is a GREAT day to learn something new! Let’s slice our way into food and nutrition! You can...
08/24/2020
4-H Food & Nutrition Project

Hello Polk County 4-H! Today is a GREAT day to learn something new! Let’s slice our way into food and nutrition! You can learn how to read a food label. Research the different kinds of sports drinks compared to water. Compare the cost of homemade food vs. store bought food.
https://extension.umn.edu/projects-and-more/4-h-food-nutrition-project

Everyone eats, but not everyone makes healthy eating choices. Learn how to pick healthy foods, prepare nutritious meals and make smart food purchases. Discover the science behind making food and keeping it safe. Explore careers related to food and nutrition and more in this 4-H project.

Hello Polk County 4-H! Today is a GREAT day to learn something new! Let's cut to it and learn about performing arts. You...
08/10/2020
4-H Performing Arts Project

Hello Polk County 4-H! Today is a GREAT day to learn something new! Let's cut to it and learn about performing arts. You can try out new things such as learning to choreograph a dance, make a collection of poems, or even make a puppet show! You can research facts about performing arts and find out things you may have not known!
https://extension.umn.edu/projects-and-more/4-h-performing-arts-project

Learn acting techniques and improvisation, costume and set design, makeup techniques and technical stage lighting and sound.

Hello Polk County 4-H! Today is a GREAT day to learn something new! Let's take a hop into the rabbit project! You can ex...
08/03/2020
4-H Rabbit Project

Hello Polk County 4-H! Today is a GREAT day to learn something new! Let's take a hop into the rabbit project! You can expand your knowledge on all the different breeds of rabbits. Some fun project ideas to think about is practicing your showmanship, and getting to know your animal for when the judge asks you questions.
https://extension.umn.edu/projects-and-more/4-h-rabbit-project

Be a good rabbit herdsman or train your rabbit in agility!

Static Results are in! 4-H members that participated in showing static projects, you are able to log into Flipgrid and c...
07/30/2020

Static Results are in!
4-H members that participated in showing static projects, you are able to log into Flipgrid and check out the results, follow the instructions in the email that was sent out to watch the judges feedback.
Congratulations to all of the exhibitors!

Minnesota 4-H
07/30/2020

Minnesota 4-H

4-H has felt different this year, but it's still been filled with learning, leading and making a difference. Take a look at what Minnesota youth have been up to recently. #4HatHome Learn more at: z.umn.edu/4HatHomeJuly

Over the next couple of days we will be recognizing our 4-H Clubs! Today is the Pine to Prairie 4-H Club!
07/29/2020

Over the next couple of days we will be recognizing our 4-H Clubs!

Today is the Pine to Prairie 4-H Club!

Over the next couple of days we will be recognizing our 4-H Clubs! Today is the Fertile 4-H Club!
07/28/2020

Over the next couple of days we will be recognizing our 4-H Clubs!

Today is the Fertile 4-H Club!

Over the next couple of days we will be recognizing our 4-H Clubs! Today is the Fisher/ Climax Flyers 4-H Club!
07/27/2020

Over the next couple of days we will be recognizing our 4-H Clubs!

Today is the Fisher/ Climax Flyers 4-H Club!

Hello Polk County 4-H! Today is a GREAT day to learn something new! Let's grow our knowledge in forest resources! You ca...
07/27/2020
4-H Forest Resources Project

Hello Polk County 4-H! Today is a GREAT day to learn something new! Let's grow our knowledge in forest resources! You can learn all about the forestry in your area by exploring all the different trees, and how the forestry industry has impacted Minnesota! Some fun projects that would fall under forest resources would be identifying different types of leaves and wood, also researching some tree diseases and what can be done to prevent them!
https://extension.umn.edu/projects-and-more/4-h-forest-resources-project

What you'll do Explore different types of trees, what forests need

Over the next couple of days we will be recognizing our 4-H Clubs! Today is the Willing Workers 4-H Club!
07/24/2020

Over the next couple of days we will be recognizing our 4-H Clubs!

Today is the Willing Workers 4-H Club!

Over the next couple of days we will be recognizing our 4-H Clubs! Today is the North Star 4-H Club!
07/23/2020

Over the next couple of days we will be recognizing our 4-H Clubs!

Today is the North Star 4-H Club!

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Please don't forget, the last day to submit your videos to Flipgrid is tomorrow Tuesday, July 21st. ...
07/20/2020

IMPORTANT REMINDER:

Please don't forget, the last day to submit your videos to Flipgrid is tomorrow Tuesday, July 21st. We look forward to seeing all of your videos!

Hello Polk County 4-H! Today is a GREAT day to learn something new! We’re not kidding when you say you learn something n...
07/20/2020
4-H Dairy Goat Project

Hello Polk County 4-H! Today is a GREAT day to learn something new! We’re not kidding when you say you learn something new everyday! Today let’s take a look into the Goat project area! You can find out all of the different types of goat breeds, and to learn more you can test your knowledge on goat anatomy! For some project ideas with your goats, you can work on showmanship and get to know your goat breed!
https://extension.umn.edu/projects-and-more/4-h-dairy-goat-project

Learn about management, health, feeding, milking, fitting, breeding, pedigrees, quality assurance, genetics, national industry issues and showing.

4-H Livestock Results Are In!!!
07/18/2020
Zoom Livestock Placing Results

4-H Livestock Results Are In!!!

2020 Polk Co. 4-H Virtual Showcase Livestock Placings Saturday, July 18, 2020 1

Hello Polk County 4-H! Today is a GREAT day to learn something new! Let's take a walk through the wilderness and learn a...
07/13/2020
4-H Wildlife Biology Project

Hello Polk County 4-H! Today is a GREAT day to learn something new! Let's take a walk through the wilderness and learn all about Wildlife and Biology! In this project area you can learn all new things about how an animal camouflages itself, and also all about your favorite animals! Some fun projects that would incorporate Wildlife and Biology is making a birdhouse, also researching your favorite animals life cycle!
https://extension.umn.edu/projects-and-more/4-h-wildlife-biology-project

Learn about wildlife populations, diversity, what impacts their habitats, and how to become a steward of the land.

Extended Deadline for FairEntry. I've extended the deadline to register for the Polk County virtual 4-H judging experien...
07/10/2020
2020 Polk County Fair - FairEntry.com

Extended Deadline for FairEntry.

I've extended the deadline to register for the Polk County virtual 4-H judging experience until Sunday, July 12. Please refer to your Fair edition newsletter or visit https://z.umn.edu/polkvirtualshowcase
for more information and details.

FairEntry link: https://fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/14296

FairEntry is now open and will remain open until July 10th. Before registering, make sure to familiarize yourself with the information on this website https://z.umn.edu/4h-virtual-judging

07/09/2020

In honor of fair week today would have been the static judging and livestock check-in. ❤️🍀

It's FAIR WEEK! Although we aren't able to meet together in person for the great Polk County fair, we will still make th...
07/07/2020

It's FAIR WEEK! Although we aren't able to meet together in person for the great Polk County fair, we will still make the best of it.

This week, I challenge you to submit a photo of you with your project (static or livestock) that you would have taken to the 2020 Polk County fair!

Be sure to tag Polk County, MN 4-H and you will be entered into a drawing for the special prize!

Good Luck!

Address

240 Cleveland Ave, PO Box 69
McIntosh, MN
56556

General information

MN 4-H website: http://www1.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H 4honline: www.4honline.com National 4-H website: www.4-h.org

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4-h projects have taught Catie and Sidney about organization, livestock care and hard work..
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Sidney version of what the fair is to her..
Sidney Erickson has been working with her steer, Colorado, since this winter!
Livestock meeting... Wednesday, January 8 at 6:30 pm Fertile Community Center Anyone interested in the livestock projects please come!!
Tori and Hadlee all warm in their 4H hats on this snowy wintery day! #inspirekidstodo #National4HWeek
#inspirekidstodo Mya was up bright and early sporting her 4H hat helping her dad breed her sow Lucy hoping for a February 1 litter!!
Learn by doing and making great friends through 4-H. (Ps had to cheat today as both girls had volleyball they had to wear pink today for!! ) #InspireKidstoDo #national4hweek. Polk PC
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Ella is ready for #National4HWeek 🍀🍀🍀 #InspireKidstoDo
Ella is ready for #National4HWeek 🍀🍀🍀 #InspireKidstoDo
Getting my 4-H on today! Map out your path in life with 4-H!!