Sibley County 4-H Newsletter

March 2022

Extension 4-H

Share the Fun & Performing Arts

Share the Fun and Performing Arts is scheduled for Friday, March 11, 2022 at the Sibley East High School in Arlington starting at 7:00 p.m. Show off all those talents you have and make sure to call in to get signed up.

Here is information from the premium book:



  • Exhibit can be either a performance or an exhibit that shows a member’s involvement or interest in the performing arts.

  • Entries in Performing Arts are distinct from Share-the-Fun in the intention behind the entry. Performing Arts entries will be judged based on the criteria identified below and on an individual basis, even in group performances.

  • An exhibitor may submit entries in both performance and non-performance based classes (e.g. a member may perform a puppet show that they wrote as a performance based exhibit and submit the script as a non-performance based exhibit


Exhibit Suggestions:

  • Perform a short story, show scene, music selection, dance, monologue, poetry, etc.


  • A performance in music, dance, drama, etc.

  • A performance cannot last longer than 5 minutes.

  • Performances may be given as a solo, duet, or a small group.

  • To be eligible for State Fair, the member must be able to discuss the process of selecting, planning, performing and reflecting on their project work.

  • The technique and artistry of the performance will be considered.

Multi-County Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics Training (LQA&E)

All youth participating as a Minnesota State Fair 4-H livestock exhibitor in beef, dairy, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbits, meat goat, dairy goat and llama - alpaca must have completed a livestock quality assurance and ethics training, for which there are two training options 1) a three hour in-person workshop (LQA&E) or 2) a one hour online training (YQCA). Youth completing either quality assurance training option will receive a certificate of completion. Please review the full LQA policy.

Livestock Quality Assurance training is required for all state fair exhibitors (grades 6+) and is optional for all other members grades 3+. Youth must complete the training by the deadline set by your county to be eligible for a state fair trip.(The deadline is BEFORE your county fair--check with your Extension educators for the exact deadline.) Contact the Extension staff to determine if your current LQA&E training will expire by the 2022 county fair (or if you haven't previously taken it).

Sibley County will be working with Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, LeSueur, and Nicollet counties and held on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 5:30-8:30 (Check-in begins at 5:15 p.m.) Johnson Hall, Nicollet County Fairgrounds, 400 Union Street in St. Peter. There will be no cost for members from the above counties.

Registration is open and the deadline to register is Monday, June 6, 2022 To register, log in at For assistance, refer to the event registration guide at or contact your Extension office. Not re-enrolled? Re-enroll today. After your re-enrollment is approved, you will be notified and can return to 4HOnline to register for this event.

New License Plate Benefits 4-H and FFA!

A new Minnesota license plate celebrating agriculture will benefit 4-H and the state's FFA members. The hands holding seedlings symbolize the 4-H pledge of "my Hands to larger service," while the rising sun is a "token of a new era in agriculture" honored in FFA ceremonies. The specialized agricultural license plate is now available for purchase! Visit the Sibley County License center for how to apply for one or fill out the online application.

We are very excited that one of our own Sibley county members, Baliegh Peterson, is pictured in the introduction of the plate!

Upcoming Dates

March 7, 2022 - Ambassador Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Sibley County Service Center

March 11, 2022 - Performing Arts & Share the Fun, 7:00 p.m. at the Sibley East High School Auditorium

March 17, 2022 - Dog Project 2022 Kickoff meeting, 7:00 p.m. at the Sibley County Service Center

March 20, 2022 - Horse Project 2022 Kickoff Meeting 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

March 21, 2022 Fruit Delivery, 8:30 a.m. at the Sibley County Sheriff's Shed

March 28, 2022 - Leader Council, 7:00 p.m. and Federation Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at the Sibley County Service Center

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