Welcome to SDSU Extension! SDSU Extension is actively seeking partners/volunteers who can help us achieve our mission to empower citizens. Volunteers help facilitate SDSU Extension educational programming in their communities through 4-H, Master Gardeners, and several other program disciplines.
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.
Kimberly McGraw (SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor - Clark & Spink Counties) believes "a true leader leads by example, is humble, and realizes they still have much to learn—all while inspiring others to reach their full potential."
Nathan Linke (4-H Youth Council Member) joined youth council to be a part of higher leadership in the 4-H organization. "I wanted to represent the organization that has given me so many skills and opportunities," said Linke.
William Kessler (4-H Youth Council Member) joined youth council during his first year at TLC. "I saw how welcoming and fun everyone was on the council and I wanted to be a part of it," said Kessler.
Allison Duerre (4-H Youth Council Historian) joined 4-H Youth Council to be a member of a state team that is known for their leadership and ability to impact youth across South Dakota.
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 South Dakota 4-H program wants you to get social with us—on social media that is! We are proud to announce that you can now follow South Dakota 4-H on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat!
With the unofficial South Dakota state holiday of Pheasant Opener a week behind us, I want to look at ways to be safe as we introduce the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts to hunting resources. I remember as a young boy getting to shoot my grandpa’s gun for the first time. It is one of my fondest memories.
Emily Foiles (4-H Youth Council Member) joined the South Dakota 4-H Youth Council because previous council members made a huge difference in her life, and she wanted to "pay it forward."