NDSU Extension - Nelson County

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Nelson County Extension 

Nelson County Courthouse

210 B. Ave W. Suite 101

Lakota, ND 58344

 

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 

8:30am-4:30pm

Phone: (701)247-2521

Fax: (701)247-2412

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1902: Youth Clubs are Formed

A.B. Graham started a youth program in Clark County, Ohio, in 1902, which is considered the birth of 4-H in the United States. The first club was called "The Tomato Club" or the "Corn Growing Club". T.A. Erickson of Douglas County, Minnesota, started local agricultural after-school clubs and fairs that same year. Jessie Field Shambaugh developed the clover pin with an H on each leaf in 1910, and by 1912 they were called 4-H Clubs.

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