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4-H

Event attendees enjoyed exotic reptiles, a myriad of carnival rides and games, and 4-H members competing in the annual Barnyard Olympics as part of the East Otter Tail County Fair in Perham on Saturday, July 23.
Helping a child prep for the county fair -- and then actually making it through the fair -- can help the adults in their life get in shape. But the County Fair Workout is one that only works for a limited time.
Members of the Wadena County Board of Commissioners listened to a presentation about the growth in the county's 4-H club over the past year and purchased a 40-acre piece of land for nearly four-times the assessed value during their most recent meeting on May 17.
R.J. Kern's book The Unchosen Ones captures Minnesota 4-H students side-by-side, taken four years apart from each other.

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Carlson's Lovable Llamas is a a Minnesota agritourism business. The Carlson's welcome visitors on their farm to educate them about agriculture and llamas as well.
National 4-H Week is Oct. 3-9. In Wadena County, the activities include the annual fall awards banquet and a family fun event.
Regardless of location or interests, your child between ages 8 and 18 has opportunities in 4-H. If your child is 5 to 7 years old, he or she can participate in 4-H Cloverbuds.
Do you have to win a class at the fair to be a winner in livestock shows? Absolutely not.
4-H doesn’t dictate your path. Your 4-H member finds their own passions through hands-on learning and honing new skills. Long gone are the days of 4-H focusing solely on farming or farm homemaking.
Only two heifers made it to the Grand Forks County fair this year. And Katie Pinke says that's a missed opportunity for production agriculture to connection with the general public

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For a non-livestock family, the help of 4-H volunteers is help two girl see what is possible and fueling their interest in showing livestock.
We bought a couple lambs from my daughter's friend who has built an impressive flock and has been willing to lend her knowledge to a younger 4-H'er. We built a sheep-proof pen. We settled Mark and Maggie into the barn. And now I'm trying to figure out what I've gotten myself back into.
Regardless of in-person or virtual competition, pandemic or not, 4-H archery builds confidence.

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