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September 3, 2018 New 4-H Year Begins

Karla Meikle, Extension Agent
For the week of September 3, 2018

Dates to Remember

September 11    4-H Council Meeting, Morton County Courthouse 7pm
September 17    Coffee Time: Nutrition Facts about Coffee, Morton/Mandan Library 7 pm
September 20    Morton County Fair Board Meeting, New Salem 7:30pm
October 9th               Annie’s Project, Flasher

 

New 4-H Year Begins in Morton County

Morton County 4-H is gearing up for a new year providing hands-on, real life experiences through projects, activities, and events. Our program is available to all youth and offered in every county in North Dakota. The organization has over 6.5 million members in the United States, from ages 5 to 21, in approximately 90,000 clubs. The goal of 4-H is to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills of youth through experiential learning programs and a positive youth development approach. 4-H is the largest and the only research based youth organization in the state.  

A Tufts University study found that 4-H’ers are nearly 4 times more likely to make contributions to their communities, 2 times more likely to be civically active and  2 times more likely to participate in Science, Engineering and Computer Technology programs during out of school time.  This research is helping to develop strategies to provide positive and sustained relationships between youth and adults, building life skills and engaging youth in community activities.

4-H enrollment in North Dakota for the 2018-2019 year officially begins September 1, we invite you to  visit with your local NDSU Extension office about opportunities for you to become involved in 4-H in your community.  Students who are at least 5 years old by September 1, 2018 but not older than 19 by September 1, 2018 are eligible.

Morton County 4-H provides youth opportunities not only in a club setting, but through livestock judging, crop judging, dairy judging, consumer choices, meats judging, shooting sports and much more. 

Every 4-H year, 4-H member’s sign up for projects they work on throughout the year with help from extension agents, volunteers, teachers, or older 4-H'ers. Projects are available to suit all kinds of interests, including robotics, livestock, outdoor skills and creative arts.

The 4-H idea is simple: help young people and their families gain the skills needed to be proactive forces in their communities’ and develop ideas for a more innovative economy.  Most times, this experience comes from outside a classroom setting making the experience one that youth can become active participants.  There are many opportunities to become involved in 4-H in your community.  For more information, please contact the NDSU Extension/Morton County at (701) 667-3340.

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