NDSU Extension - Stutsman County


County 4-H Events & Contests

Following are county events and the information available for each.

4-H Member / Leader Recognition Event

We host this every year to award and reward our 4-Hers and leaders for all the hard work that was accomplished the past 4-H year. It also lists the state competitors and county champions. This is a great evening of fun, laughter, and camaraderie.

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Clothing Revue

Clothing Revue includes entries for Buy & Show, Sew & Show, and Decorate Your Duds categories. Buy & Show participants purchase or recycle a major item of clothing which relates to a wardrobe plan. Sew & Show participants construct half or more of clothing that is modeled. Decorate Your Duds participants embellish a garment or accessory in their own style and showcase their designs. The purpose of the State 4-H Clothing Revue is to help youth: build self-confidence and poise; make and model a garment that is needed in the wardrobe; and share knowledge and skill learned through 4-H Constructed Clothing Revue participation with others.

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Communications Arts Contest

This event has 2 age/grade divisions - Junior which is 8 years old and/or finishing or completed third grade through sixth grade, and senior which is a youth who is finishing or completed seventh through their final year of 4-H. LOTS of types of speeches to do individually or as a team. PLUS - there is a Cloverbud division. The youth will learn self esteem and self confidence by participating in this event that has areas to accommodates any interest or ability. Presentation ability is very important in the adult world and this is a great way to learn it. Juniors and Seniors may also advance on to the District or State or even national competitions.

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Consumer Decision Making

This is a learning event that teaches consumerism and confidence. Beginners ages 8-9, Juniors ages 10 as of Sept 1 to age 13 as of Dec 31 - 8 & 9 year olds may enter the junior division if they have experience in the contest, and Seniors ages 14 as of Jan 1 to age 18.

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Equestrian Clinic

The date will be June 8th at the Valley City Winter Show - Kayla Krueger, instructor at the UM Crookston, is the clinician and will be working on Ranch Riding, Trail and English. Limited number of riders with a small charge, unlimited auditors for free. 4-H Leaders & Parents are welcome to ride IF we do not get full with kids. See info for more details.

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Hippology Team

If you love horses, and like to learn all about everything they are - this is the event to get involved with. There are 4 facets to this team - Hippology - which is a written test, an identifying test, judging a couple classes, and a team problem - 3 to a team. This event is held from the end of January through the first part of April each year. Horse Quiz Bowl - this is a knowledge bowl all about horses - minimum of 4 on a team, 5 is allowed. There are a few events from January to April before the state event. The following two events are only held at the state event, although the judging may be offered at another time. Horse Judging - this is judging classes of halter and performances - 3 to a team. And Horse Speech - there is an Illustrated Talk and Demonstration division. Winners of each of these events at the state contest are eligible to compete at the Western National Roundup in Denver Colorado.

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Horse Quiz Bowl

This is part of what the Hippology teams do. It is a buzz in contest with teams of 4 or 5. Tests their knowledge of the horse and the world it is in.

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Livestock Judging Team

Are you interested in farm livestock? The livestock judging team will judge beef, sheep, goats, and swine. Sometimes both breeding stock and market. You will learn what to look for in each specie for the animal that best represents the standards of their breed. Teams are anyone who is interested - the top 3 scores are used in the competitions. Competitions are held from the end of January to the beginning of March each year. The winning team at the state competition earns a trip to Louisville, Kentucky for the Eastern Nationals.

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Livestock Quiz Bowl

State contest started 2018. Options for county contest in the future

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Project Expo Contest

Select and research a topic or project directly related to a 4-H project in which you are currently enrolled. Prepare an exhibit for display from this project. Anyone who exhibits at our contest is eligible to enter at the state fair. This theme can be incorporated into an illustrated talk for communication arts and a display for the fair - study once, exhibit 3 times!!!

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Showmanship Clinic

IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR SHOW ON!! Showmanship clinic for all animals. May 29th at the Fairgrounds. Free to anyone - geared toward 4-H - Showmanship t-shirts available for purchase - vendors will be on site. Pre-registration encouraged - lunch will be served - don't miss out a chance to learn a TON of information on showmanship and fitting your animals for a show.

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Youth Activity Day

A day of fun and learning for all youth ages 5 to 18. Different sessions each year, open to 4-H and non 4-H children.

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