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.
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.
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.
Many youth and adults in South Dakota drive to and from school and work each day. Some of these trips are later in the evening. Being prepared for winter driving conditions could help save your life. Let’s look at some safety precautions that should be part of winter travel plans for youth and families.
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.
Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is a week-long 4-H citizenship program for 4-H’ers, thousands of which come to the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD, each summer, to learn about the democratic process, their role as citizens, and experience our nation’s capital. The 2017 South Dakota Delegation will travel to CWF June 17 – 25, 2017.
The 2016 State 4-H Skill-a-thon was held September 16 and the Livestock Judging Contest was held September 17 on the South Dakota State University campus in the Animal Science building.
The South Dakota State Fair is the result of countless hours of dedication by 4-H members, parents, volunteers and staff. This page has been created as your go-to source for all of the information you need for 4-H exhibits at this year's fair.
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