Crow Wing County 4-H

December 12, 2022

Extension 4-H

Volunteer News

Guide 4-H members in their project learning by utilizing the “Adventure in Learning handoutthat we featured in the Annual Volunteer Training this fall. To learn more, visit the Annual Volunteer Training website.

Register for BLU and TEEL

Regional offering | grades 6-9, grades 10+

In person

Registration is now open for youth leadership workshops BLU (for youth in grades 6 - 9) and TEEL (for youth in grades 10+). Both workshops will take place in February and this year's theme is "Seasons of Growth."

Building Leadership and Understanding (BLU)

At BLU, youth in grades 6-9 will have the chance to build leadership skills, form relationships with other youth and learn to work together. Youth will also learn about leadership while connecting to their own personal story through hands-on activities and discussions led by the Minnesota 4-H Ambassadors.

Learn more and register.

Teens Engaged in Emerging Leadership (TEEL)

TEEL is a workshop for youth in grades 10+ to gain valuable leadership skills while connecting with peers from other counties and regions. This workshop builds on the leadership skills older youth have developed at BLU and through their lived experience both within and outside of 4-H. Teens will engage in large and small group discussions. They will also enhance their leadership skills through hands-on activities and discussions led by the older 4-H youth and recent 4-H alumni.

Learn more and register.

Holiday Workshop Project Day, an update

The Holiday Workshop Project Day was a great time for all who attended!

Youth of all ages created wool-felted trees, seasonal decor out of recycled horseshoes, played BINGO and decorated cookies, wrote a letter Santa, did a science experiment creating elephant toothpaste, made natural bird treats, and painted a cow portrait on canvas.

A special thank you to the Ambassadors who worked hard to plan the event and 4-H volunteers who spent their Saturday morning making a difference in the lives of our youth.

"Our Dream Year" Awards Program, an update

4-H members gathered Thursday evening to share a meal and celebrate each other’s accomplishments. The theme was Our Dream Year complete with a wide array of Disney movie decor.

Awards presented included:

  • Club, PDC, and Federation officer recognition
  • Recognition, project awards, and county medals for a variety of projects
  • Ambassador Recognition
  • Special Awards through nomination
  • Recognition of adult volunteers, 4-H members, members who graduation high school, and members who graduated the 4-H program
  • County Club Awards

Thank you to our record judges Tessa Capelle, Ava C., Karen Danielson, Sarah Rosekrans, Audree R., Bailey R., Carlie R., Cindy Terwilliger, Jade Y., Sheila Y., ConniJo Bailey, and Abby B.

Also, thank you to our sponsors Laurie Hall State Farm, Mickey’s Pizza and Subs, City of Lake Shore, Mount Ski Gull, McDonald’s, The Shante of Pillager, and the Farm on St. Mathias.

Careers Down on the Farm K-3 Agriculture Career Exploration

Statewide offering | grades K-3


Youth in grades K-3: Explore the wonderful world of agricultural careers through hands-on activities and guest speakers. We’ll learn about being an auctioneer, implement mechanic, and much more from real Minnesota ag professionals! Sessions will be offered on Saturday mornings January 7-28 from 10-10:30 a.m. Find full details & register here:

Explore 4-H

Regional offering | grades K-6


Come and learn what 4-H has to offer! We'll talk about what 4-H is, how you can get the most out of your membership, what to expect, and other things you can do in 4-H besides virtual learning. Open to Grades K-6, event will be held via Zoom. Registration opens on Thursday, December 1, and closes on Tuesday, January 10. Contact Nicole Kudrle at with questions.

4-H livestock PDC webinar

Statewide offering | All ages


Join us on Jan. 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom for a PDC kickoff webinar to get your animal science committees off to a great start. Members of the state animal science team will cover the basics of a PDC, its purpose, policies and rules, finances, and ideas for educational experiences.
Learn more and register.

4-H Animal Discovery: Dog & Poultry

Statewide offering | grades 3+


Youth in grades 3+ are invited to join 4-H Animal Discovery, an exploratory learning series highlighting two animal species: dog and poultry.

This 5-session virtual series kicks off on Feb. 6. Youth can expect fun, interactive lessons, at-home challenges and group reflection supported by 4-H members, volunteers, and staff.

Mark your calendars – registration opens on Jan. 3.
Learn more and register.

Extension is hiring 4-H summer interns

Are you looking for work experience in the youth development field?

University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development is offering county and region-based 4-H summer intern positions throughout the state of Minnesota. Each internship will provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about the University of Minnesota Extension and explore job opportunities in 4-H Youth Development. Positions range from eight to thirteen weeks, with flexible starting dates.

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Candidates must be currently enrolled as undergraduate college students, may not have completed their undergraduate program, and may not have graduated in the spring of 2023.

Candidates must apply online through the University of Minnesota employment site. The application materials will include a standard application, resume, cover letter, and an unofficial college transcript. A link will be provided listing which counties have open positions and allowing you to select your preferences.

Learn more and apply.

The application deadline is open until positions are filled with a preference of candidates who apply by Dec. 20, 2022.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Grimes, Youth Development hiring coordinator at

Long Lake Beavers 4-H Club invites you...

Local offering | All ages

In person

Attention all Crow Wing County 4-H Club Members,

The Long Lake Beavers 4-H Club is inviting you to join them in some winter fun!

  • Sing your heart out around Gregory Park on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 6:00 pm. Meet at the water fountain first.
  • Cruise down the sledding hill at Trinity Luthern Church on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 1:00 pm.
  • Gracefully skate at Gregory Park on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 1:00 pm. Ice skate rentals are available.

Contact Angie Hins at 218-330-4559 to give her a heads up you'll be joining!

Crow Wing County 4-H Yearly Calendar

Events are added throughout the year and edited if needed.

Access the Yearly Calendar events HERE.

Upcoming Events

  • Daggett Brook 4-H Club | Monday, December 12, 2022, from 6:30-8:00 pm | Daggett Brook Town Hall

  • Local Ambassadors | Tuesday, December 13, 2022, from 6:30-8:15 pm [can arrive around 6:00 pm] | Extension office

  • Cuyuna Range Miners 4-H Club | Thursday, December 15, 2022, from 6:00-7:00 pm | Deerwood Auditorium

  • Baxter Sandpipers 4-H Club @ Wreaths for the Fallen | Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 10:30 am-12:30 pm | Fort Ripley

  • Long Lake Beavers 4-H Club @ Gregory Park, Carolling | Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 pm | Meet at Fountain

  • General PDC | Tuesday, December 20, 2022, from 6:00-7:30 pm | Land Services Building


Events and news are separated into county items and regional/statewide items. Please click on each of the links to view county and statewide events.

Events in Crow Wing County – calendar of events

Statewide news - learn about what's going on across Minnesota

Extension Office/Window Hours

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Tuesday: No office/window hours
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 - 4:30 pm

Friday: 12:30 - 4:30 pm

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