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Event:
4-H Equine Quiz Bowl Contest

Quiz bowl contest with 3 age groups. To be held at the University of Jamestown campus. Rescheduled FROM JANUARY 18TH. Registration form on web page linked below.

Date:February 22, 2020
City:Jamestown, ND
Contact:
Robin Barnes

Phone: 701-252-9030
Fax: 701-251-2969
E-mail: robin.barnes@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/stutsmancountyextension/4h-and-youth/county-events/horse-quiz-bowl/2020-horse-quiz-bowl-meet
Event:
NE Crop Judging Contest

Grand Forks County 4-H is hosting a crop judging contest. Additional information will be sent through email. Contest is open to 4-H’ers and FFA members.

Date:February 22, 2020
City:Larimore, ND
Contact:
MaKayla Fleming

Phone: 701-780-8229
E-mail: makayla.fleming@ndsu.edu
Event:
Northeast District Archery Match in Cando

Registration is open on 4honline and there will be NO walk-ins.

Age Divisions: Beginner (8-10 Years on January 1)
Junior (11-13 Years)
Senior (14 & over)

The will be NO refunds for missed shoots or cancelled registrations. The only refunds issued will be for weather related cancellations.

Please contact Lyndsie at the Towner County Extension office or Adrian Biewer at the Center for 4-H for more information.

Date:February 22, 2020
City:Cando, ND
Contact:
Lyndsie Kennedy

Phone: 701-968-4361
E-mail: lyndsie.r.kennedy@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/website_master/programs_events_master/state_4_h_contests/shooting_sports/
Event:
West River Judging Contest

Mercer County 4-H and Beulah FFA will be hosting an agronomy/crops, livestock, ag sales, and hippology contest.

Date:February 22, 2020
City:Beulah, ND
Contact:
Craig Askim or Dena Kemmet

Phone: 701.873.5195
Fax: 701.873.5993
E-mail: craig.askim@ndsu.edu or dena.kemmet@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/mercercountyextension
Event:
Sargent County 4H Horse Quiz Bowl and Hippology Contest

4-H Horse Quiz Bowl and Hippology contest hosted by Sargent County 4-H.
Contact Julie Hassebroek or the Sargent County Extension Office.

Date:February 29, 2020
City:Forman, ND
Contact:
Julie Hassebroek

Phone: 701 678 4056
E-mail: hasfarm@drtel.net
Event:
4-H Foundation Scholarships DUE

Scholarships are available to present and former ND 4-H members through the 4-H Foundation.

Date:March 1, 2020
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Penny Dale

Phone: 701-231-8569
E-mail: penny.dale@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/4_h_foundation/scholarships/
Event:
Southeast District Archery Match - West Fargo

Registration is open on 4honline and there will be NO walk-ins the day of the event.

Age Divisions: Beginner (8-10 Years on January 1)
Junior (11-13 Years)
Senior (14 & over)

The will be NO refunds for missed shoots or cancelled registrations. The only refunds issued will be for weather related cancellations.

Please contact Sarah at the Cass County Extension office or Adrian Biewer at the Center for 4-H for more information.

Date:March 6 - 7, 2020
City:West Fargo, ND
Contact:
Adrian Biewer

Phone: 701-231-7251
E-mail: adrian.biewer@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/website_master/programs_events_master/state_4_h_contests/shooting_sports/
Event:
Winter Show 4-H Hippology Contest

2020 4-H Winter Show Hippology Contest is on. Details will be sent out and posted as soon as they are finalized. Be watching.

Date:March 7 - 1, 2020
City:Valley City, ND
Contact:
Jess Storhoff

Phone: 701-840-0051
E-mail: hrsldy82@gmail.com
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/website_master/programs_events_master/state_4_h_contests/horse_events/
Event:
State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest

Livestock Judging consists of carefully analyzing a group of animals and measuring them against a standard that is commonly accepted as being ideal.

More information to come!

Date:March 7, 2020
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Leigh Ann Skurupey

Phone: 701-231-7039
E-mail: leighann.skurupey@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/website_master/programs_events_master/state_4_h_contests/livestock_events/
Event:
State 4-H Crop Judging Contest

Held at the Valley City Eagles Club during the North Dakota Winter Show.

Date:March 7, 2020
City:Valley City, ND
Contact:
Dean Aakre

Phone: 701-231-8595
E-mail: dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/website_master/programs_events_master/state_4_h_contests/crop_judging/
Event:
State 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl Contest

The North Dakota 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl contest provides an opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H livestock projects to demonstrate their knowledge of animal science related subject matter in a competitive setting where attitudes of friendliness and fairness prevail. This contest provides an educational
experience for both participants and spectators. Youth are tested on all food animal livestock species including beef, dairy, swine, goat (dairy and meat), sheep, poultry and rabbit.

Date:March 8, 2020
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Leigh Ann Skurupey

Phone: 701-231-6658
E-mail: leighann.skurupey@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/website_master/programs_events_master/state_4_h_contests/livestock_events/
Event:
Coding Without Computers: Activities Volunteers Can Do with Youth! Webinar

Learn how to help volunteers who work with youth relate computer coding to everyday routines without the use of technology! Various unplugged activities will be demonstrated that teach youth about coding, algorithms, and artificial intelligence in a way that relates to their own lives and daily activities. The webinar will conclude with fun robotics activities that include simple coding and minimal technology for volunteers to use with youth.

Presenter: Lindsey Leker, 4-H Youth Development Specialist – Science – NDSU Extension

Webinar Link: https://umnextcyd.adobeconnect.com/ydbb2020/

Registration Link: https://z.umn.edu/ydwebinar

Date:March 11, 2020
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Meagan Scott

Phone: 701-231-7251
E-mail: meagan.scott@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Dickey County 4-H Hippology Contest

4-H 4-H Horse Hippology contest hosted by Sargent County 4-H.
Contact Breana Kiser at the Dickey County Extension Office.

Date:March 14, 2020
City:Oakes, ND, ND
Contact:
Breana Kiser

Phone: 701-349-3249 ext. 2
E-mail: breana.s.kiser.3@ndsu.edu
Event:
South Central District Archery Match in LaMoure County

Registration is open on 4honline and there will be NO walk-ins the day of the event.

Age Divisions: Beginner (8-10 Years on January 1)
Junior (11-13 Years)
Senior (14 & over)

The will be NO refunds for missed shoots or cancelled registrations. The only refunds issued will be for weather related cancellations.

Please contact Caroline Homan at the LaMoure County Extension office or Adrian Biewer at the Center for 4-H for more information.

Date:March 27 - 28, 2020
City:Edgeley, ND
Contact:
Caroline Homan

Phone: 701-883-6084
E-mail: caroline.homan@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/website_master/programs_events_master/state_4_h_contests/shooting_sports/
Event:
4-H Ambassador Spring Retreat

More information to come!

Date:March 27 - 29, 2020
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Sue Quamme

Phone: 701-231-7251
E-mail: susan.quamme@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
State 4-H Horse Judging and Hippology Contest

This contest will be held at the NDSU Equine Science Center. More information to come!

Date:March 28, 2020
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Leigh Ann Skurupey

Phone: 701-231-6658
E-mail: leighann.skurupey@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/website_master/programs_events_master/state_4_h_contests/horse_events/
Event:
National 4-H Conference

The National 4-H Conference is a week-long program for youth ages 15-19 held in April at the National 4-H Center near Washington, DC.

In addition to strengthening leadership skills, the purpose of the National 4-H Conference is to:

  • become familiar with government;
  • meet with state and national leaders;
  • develop skills such as adaptability, team building and communications;
  • give 4-H members a voice in the national 4-H program.
Date:March 28 - April 2, 2020
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Rachelle Vettern

Phone: 701-231-7251
E-mail: rachelle.vettern@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/website_master/programs_events_master/national_leadership_opportunities/national_4_h_conference/
Event:
State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl, Demo, Illustrated Talk, Public Speaking Contest

Contest will be held in the Family Life Center at NDSU.

Date:March 29, 2020
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Leigh Ann Skurupey

Phone: 701-231-6658
E-mail: leighann.skurupey@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/website_master/programs_events_master/state_4_h_contests/horse_events/
Event:
State 4-H Air Rifle Championships

More information to come!

Date:April 4, 2020
City:Devils Lake, ND
Contact:
Adrian Biewer

Phone: 701-231-7251
E-mail: adrian.biewer@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/website_master/programs_events_master/state_4_h_contests/shooting_sports/
Event:
4-H Spring Training

4-H Spring Training will be held at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City. More information to come!

Date:April 14 - 15, 2020
City:Watford City, ND
Contact:
Meagan Scott Hoffman

Phone: 701-231-7251
E-mail: meagan.scott@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Ward County 4-H Communication Arts Contest

2020 Ward County 4-H Communication Arts Contest will be held on Friday, April 17, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Minot at the Ward County Administration Building. Registration deadline is Friday, April 10th to the Extension Office.

The North Dakota 4-H Communication Arts program’s primary objectives:
• Help participants develop communication skills that are useful throughout a lifetime
• Provide participants with an opportunity to practice their skills before a group
• Provide participants with an opportunity to gather and organize information, equipment and props for public presentations
• Develop participants’ confidence in making public presentations
• Evaluate and enhance participants’ communication skills

Date:April 17, 2020
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Emily Goff

Phone: 701-857-6450
Fax: 701-857-6454
E-mail: emily.goff@ndsu.edu
Event:
Reaching Volunteer Training Needs with Technology - Brown Bag Webinar

Designing, developing, and teaching volunteers in online formats is an integral part of a comprehensive training program. However, keeping up with how and where volunteers want to access information from us continues to shift. This webinar will provide an overview of the results from a survey and focus group with volunteers who shared how they want to learn in online formats. Then, examples of how programs can use easy tools, such as video, screen capture, and podcasts to reach all volunteers will be shared.

Presenters: Kari Robideau, Extension Educator, Distance Learning Technology and Alicia Webb, Program Coordinator – University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development

Webinar Link: https://umnextcyd.adobeconnect.com/ydbb2020/

Registration Link: https://z.umn.edu/ydwebinar

Date:May 6, 2020
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Meagan Scott

Phone: 701-231-7251
E-mail: meagan.scott@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
State 4-H Meat Judging Contest

To educate and expose you, the consumer, to factors that will enable you to identify cuts of meat at the store. Knowing cuts of meat and the area of the carcass in which the cuts came from will allow you to create a more enjoyable meal.

This contest will be held at the NDSU Meat Science Lab

Date:May 9, 2020
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Leigh Ann Skurupey

Phone: 701-231-6658
E-mail: leighann.skurupey@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/website_master/programs_events_master/state_4_h_contests/meats_judging/
Event:
MPU2 4-H Communication Arts Contest

2020 MPU2 4-H Communication Arts Contest will be held on Monday, May 11, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Minot at the Ward County Administration Building.

The North Dakota 4-H Communication Arts program’s primary objectives:
• Help participants develop communication skills that are useful throughout a lifetime
• Provide participants with an opportunity to practice their skills before a group
• Provide participants with an opportunity to gather and organize information, equipment and props for public presentations
• Develop participants’ confidence in making public presentations
• Evaluate and enhance participants’ communication skills

Date:May 11, 2020
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Emily Goff

Phone: 1-701-857-6450
Fax: 701-857-6454
E-mail: emily.goff@ndsu.edu
Event:
4-H Ambassador Applications Due

Ambassadors are a group of young adults ages 16 to 22 who work to help North Dakota 4-H.

More information on the Ambassador application can be found at: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/member_information/4_h_ambassador/

Date:May 15, 2020
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Holly Halvorson

Phone: 701-231-9218
E-mail: holly.halvorson@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/member_information/4_h_ambassador/
Event:
Showmanship Clinic

We have an all animal showmanship clinic at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds. We have instructors for each specie and you can sign up for 4 different sessions. This is a free event and an opportunity to purchase a t-shirt promoting showmanship! Mark you calendars – more info and email to come.

Date:May 27, 2020
City:Jamestown, ND
Contact:
Robin Barnes

Phone: 701-252-9030
Fax: 701-251-2969
E-mail: robin.barnes@ndsu.edu
Event:
State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest

The North Dakota 4-H Dairy Judging Contest provides an opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H Livestock projects to enhance their animal evaluation and selection skills.

This contest will be held at the NDSU Dairy Unit.

Date:June 2, 2020
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Leigh Ann Skurupey

Phone: 701-231-6658
E-mail: leighann.skurupey@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/website_master/programs_events_master/state_4_h_contests/dairy_judging/
Event:
Consumer Decision Making Contest - open to ALL counties

Contest is open to any 4-H member – bring your teams and/or individuals. We will have a junior division with ages 10-13 and senior division age 14-18 and will have top 3 places for individuals and teams. PLUS, we will have a Novice division for any age that will be a learning event and mock competition – it will NOT be judged. Registration forms will be emailed out in early May.

Date:June 3, 2020
City:Jamestown, ND
Contact:
Robin Barnes

Phone: 701-252-9030
Fax: 701-251-2969
E-mail: robin.barnes@ndsu.edu
Event:
McLean County Fair
Date:June 12 - 14, 2020
City:Underwood, ND
Contact:Phone: 701-462-8541
Event:
2020 4-H Extension Youth Conference

More information to come!

Date:June 15 - 18, 2020
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Holly Halvorson

Phone: 7012317251
E-mail: holly.halvorson@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Ward County 4-H Achievement Days 2020 ~ Minot

Ward County 4-H Achievement Days will display projects ranging from static (non-living) displays, demonstrations, livestock, pets, small animals, and horse shows.

Date:June 15 - 18, 2020
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Emily Goff

Phone: 1-701-857-6450
Fax: 1-701-857-6454
E-mail: emily.goff@ndsu.edu
Event:
Burleigh County 4-H Achievement Days

Burleigh County 4-H Achievement Days
Static July 7
Small Animal July 8
Livestock July 9

Date:July 7 - 9, 2020
City:Bismarck, ND
Contact:
Breanna Miller

Phone: 701-221-6865
Fax: 701-221-6845
E-mail: ndsu.burleigh.extension@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/burleighcountyextension
Event:
Mercer County Fair
Date:July 9 - 12, 2020
City:Beulah, ND
Contact:
Craig Askim or Dena Kemmet

Phone: 701.873.5195
E-mail: craig.askim@ndsu.edu or dena.kemmet@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.mercercountyfair.com/
Event:
Rube Goldberg Contest

The Rube Goldberg contest will be held at the NDSF on July 18.

Teams that build a RG and complete the record keeping journal and a poster summarizing their work can compete or display their work at their county fair. Any team can participate in the state fair contest; teams do not have to win a county contest to enter the 2020 state fair challenge.

Date:July 18, 2020
City:Mino, ND
Contact:
Lindsey Leker

Phone: 701-231-7251
E-mail: lindsey.leker@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/website_master/programs_events_master/state_4_h_contests/rube_goldberg/
Event:
State Communication Arts Event

The 2020 State Communication Arts event will be held at the ND State Fair.

More information can be found at: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/website_master/programs_events_master/state_4_h_contests/communication_arts/

Date:July 19, 2020
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Dean Aakre

Phone: 701-231-7251
E-mail: dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/website_master/programs_events_master/state_4_h_contests/communication_arts/
Event:
Sargent County Fair - 2020
Date:July 23 - 26, 2020
City:Forman, ND
Contact:
Cindy Klapperich

Phone: 701-724-3355
E-mail: cindy.klapperich@ndsu.edu
Event:
State 4-H/FFA Land Judging Contest

The state 4-H land judging contest is held in conjunction with FFA on the first Thursday in August. Site varies each year, the location for this is still being determined. Dr. Franzen and Chris Augustin prepare practice sites – available for the day prior and morning of the contest. August 5 (Wednesday practice available in the afternoon and morning of Thursday, August 6). The contest will be held around 1PM-4PM on Thursday, August 6.

Date:August 6, 2020
City:Dickinson, ND
Contact:
Dean Aakre, David Franzen Kurt Froelich

Phone: 701-231-8595
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: dean.aakre@ndsu.edu david.franzen@ndsu.edu kurt.froelich@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/state_4_h_contests/land_judging/