Dogs and cats are often considered part of the family, so attention to their health is important. Animal health is determined by environment, nutrition, and preventive medicine including routine examinations and vaccinations. When one of these fails, the pet’s health may be jeopardized. The easiest of these to control is nutrition.
Many people have become “a person of character” by guiding their thoughts and actions from the sage advice of tried and true maxims. To learn more about maxims, youth may participate in the SD 4-H Quotes to Live By Essay Contest which youth will select a maxim and write how this essay impacts their life or our world. Additional information can be found in the State 4-H 2017 Official Contestant Packet Quotes to Live By Essay Contest.
View South Dakota 4-H state and national event dates and deadline reminders. Check back regularly throughout the 4-H year for updates and new information.
South Dakota 4-H hosts camps and conferences to provide youth with positive educational experiences. A variety of options are available throughout the year. Visit this page often for updated information and registration materials.
The Black Hills Stock Show® Youth Day is held each year in Rapid City, South Dakota.
SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development offers support to multi-state competitions held in South Dakota that offer opportunities for 4-H members.
Volunteers have been an integral part of the South Dakota 4-H program from its very beginning. However, due to changes in society an increased vigilance in the protection of our youth that we serve has changed the way volunteers in South Dakota are managed.
Record keeping is a rewarding process. For a youth, it may be a daunting process. It can be time consuming to complete. Youth participating in 4-H are encouraged to keep records annually through a 4-H Recordbook. The primary purpose of completing a recordbook is for youth to develop the skills necessary to set goals, work toward achieving those goals, reflect on his/her experiences, and set new and higher goals for themselves.
The 2016 State 4-H Shooting Sports season ran from January to September 2016. Competitions included Qualification Matches 1-3, State Shoot (April 22-24), and the Fall State Shoot.
4-Hers who enter photography exhibits at the South Dakota State Fair have the opportunity to be featured in the annual South Dakota 4-H Calendar. The 2017 calendar will include images from 46 different 4-H youth, ages 8 to 18 from 27 different South Dakota counties, and is available for purchase at the iGrow Store.