The 4-H Shooting Sports program develops safe shooting habits in youth ages 8-19. Students practice under the guidance of certified instructors and coaches who have received over 15 hours of training in the areas of safety, techniques, coaching and youth development
The 4-H Science of Agriculture will engage youth in exploring and developing science-based solutions to agricultural problems they have identified in their communities. 4-Hers will work on teams of 3-4 youth, in 6th grade and above.
SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development offers South Dakota 4-H members the opportunity to participate in a variety of national trips.
The SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development newsletter is your source for South Dakota 4-H events and deadlines, volunteer resources, youth development tools and updates from our great programs around the state.
Jace Woodward decided to join Youth Council because he had heard so many great stories from his friend who had served as an officer. He also wanted to help plan the Teen Leadership Conference, which had become one of the highlights of his summer every year.
Aspen Stover, 4-H Youth Council President, decided to join youth council because she saw it as an amazing opportunity to meet wonderful people that she could learn from, grow with, and turn to as if they were her second family.
The South Dakota 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame was established in 2002 as part of the 100th birthday celebration of 4-H. Its purpose is to recognize and celebrate adult volunteers in South Dakota who have dedicated themselves to making significant contributions to the development of the SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program in the areas of: Character, Citizenship, Leadership, and Career Accomplishment.
As we kick-off a new 4-H year, it is time to begin planning and preparing for new and exciting ways to engage youth during club meetings, afterschool programs, and camps. Many will choose to incorporate activities and lessons related to STEM disciplines.
Thank you to all of the volunteers and parents who helped with all the local, county and statewide 4-H events this summer! Without you the events wouldn’t have happened and I know staff and 4-H members really appreciate your time and efforts.
The 2017 State 4-H Shooting Sports season ran from January to September 2017. Competitions included Qualification Matches 1-3, State Shoot, the National Shooting Sports Championships, and the Fall State Shoot.