Sibley County 4-H Newsletter

January 2022

Extension 4-H

4-H Family Night at Mount Kato

Hit the slopes with 4-H at Mount Kato! Join members from across Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Nicollet, and Sibley Counties on Saturday, January 22nd from 4-6 p.m. for discounted rates on Snow Tubing.

Open to 4-H members and non-4-H friends/family who enroll online. Sign up through 4-H online to get registered. Mount Kato tubing has a height requirement of at least 42″ and a one-person per tube rule. Youth are NOT able to ride with Adults. For more information on Mount Kato, please visit

Job Interview Contest

The 4-H Advertising Agency is scheduled to open in January of 2022. Human Resource Representatives will be conducting interviews on Monday, January 24, 2022 at the Sibley County Extension Office starting at 4:00 p.m. Seniors can interview for a job of their choice. They don’t need to apply for one of the following jobs. Seniors also need to bring a resume. The following positions are available for all other 4-Her’s and cloverbuds. NOTE: Register for an interview time by calling the Extension Office at 507-237-4100 by Friday, January 21. Interviews will be held in 15 minute increments.


  • Photographer/Videographer - We are seeking a creative, hardworking, personable, and driven photographer/videographer to join our team. In this position, you will play a key role in the visual storytelling and branding of various companies. The type of pictures you take will depend on what our client asks for, but you will collaborate with a variety of creatives in both studio and natural settings. Must be experienced with design and photo editing software.
  • Art Director – We are seeking an art director to be responsible for what advertisements look like. You will create an advertising campaign that has an instant, positive impact on the consumer in order to promote the product or brand being advertised. You will generate clear ideas and concepts. Must be able to produce sketches, storyboards, art layouts based on creative visions and ideas.
  • Website Design – We are seeking an experienced web designer/developer responsible for the design, layout and coding of client websites. You will be involved with the technical and graphical aspects of a website - how the site works and how it looks. You will be responsible for testing the website and identifying any technical problems and uploading the site onto a server and registering it with different search engines. Must be experienced in writing the programming code or working with website and graphics software.
  • Performing Artists/talent – We are looking for dedicated, disciplined and talented individuals to perform in our advertising campaigns. Experienced instrumentalists, actors, singers, magicians, animal trainers and dancers are all needed to perform for both TV, radio and internet ad campaigns.
  • Prop maker/mechanic – We are seeking experienced carpenters, welders, and mechanics to build and create objects and props for the use in TV and photo advertisements. Must be familiar with tools and have experience with carpentry or mechanics and welding.
  • Advertising Copywriter – We are seeking talented writers to join our growing advertising company. You will be responsible for generating the words, slogans and audio scripts that accompany advertising visuals. Must be creative and have good written and interpersonal skills. Will work side by side with the art director.

Project Bowl

Project Bowl is a long-standing program in Minnesota 4-H and the second-most attended event of the year (next in line to State Fair). In Project Bowl, teams of 3-6 youth build skills working and thinking together while testing their knowledge in these 4-H areas: Dairy, General Livestock, Horse, Llama/Alpaca, Poultry and Rabbit.

Last year Sibley County had 5 teams in General Livestock and a team in Rabbit. We are currently forming teams to start practicing for the regional and state competitions that are coming up in March and April. If you are interested in joining a team or starting up a team in one of the other project areas, please reach out to Connie or Joleen.

Important Dates

December 31, 2021 - New Years Holiday (Sibley County Extension Office Closed)

January 17, 2022 - Martin Luther King Holiday (Sibley County Extension Office Closed)

January 24, 2022 - Job Interview Contest, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Sibley County Extension Office

January 24, 2022 - Project Talks - Potato Gardening @ 6:00 p.m. and Poultry at 6:30 p.m. at the Sibley County Service Center

January 24, 2022 - Leader Council @7:00 p.m. and Federation Meeting @ 7:30 p.m. in the Sibley County Service Center

February 6, 2022 - Beef Weigh-In, Noon - 2:00 p.m. at Joy Cohrs Farm

February 8, 2022 - Ribbon Auction Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. and PDC meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Sibley County Service Center

February 15, 2022 - Market Beef and Dairy Steer ID deadline

February 21, 2022 - Presidents Day Holiday (Sibley County Extension Office Closed)

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

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