Crow Wing County 4-H

February 13, 2023

Extension 4-H
There will be no newsletter on February 20, 2023, in observance of President's Day.

Volunteer News

4-H staff are here to strengthen and serve all of our volunteers. If you need support in delegating tasks or transitioning responsibilities join us for an upcoming virtual leader connection opportunity on February 16. For more information visit:

Save the Date! 15th Annual Crow Wing County 4-H Rabbit Fun Show

Local offering | all ages

In person

Save the Date!

The 15th Annual Crow Wing County Rabbit Fun Show is to be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

Registration begins at 8:30 am with pre-registration available in 4-H Online starting March 1, 2023. Tattooing is available all day for just $1 per rabbit.

Trevor Sypnieski will be providing education on registering rabbits and will be available to register for $6 per rabbit.

Silent auction, food stand, and rabbits for sale. You don't want to miss this event!

Held at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, in the curling building.

Contact the Extension office or Sherry Bock at with questions!

2023 Fair T-shirt Design Contest

Fair time will be here before you know it and the Extension office has already started to plan. We need your help! 4-H youth of any age are invited to design the next 4-H fair t-shirt!

T-shirt design guidelines:

The design must include the words “Crow Wing County 4-H 2023”.

Must be your original work.

Draw the design on an 8 ½ by 11” piece of paper.

The design will be on the FRONT of the shirt. Sponsors are placed on the back.

The top three designs will be selected by the Extension office and be voted anonymously by Crow Wing County 4-H members.

Must be enrolled in Crow Wing County 4-H.

The winner gets to choose the t-shirt color this year and will win an additional t-shirt! Please submit your designs via email to on or before March 1, 2023, by 4:30 pm. NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted!

We can't wait to see your designs!

College Bound 4-H Youth, Apply for Scholarships by April 1

Extension Development and Minnesota 4-H offer several scholarships for 4-H youth who are pursuing post-secondary studies at accredited colleges and universities. Eligible 4-H youth are encouraged to visit the Extension 4-H scholarship website for detailed information on the applications, letters of recommendation needed, and amounts awarded.

Please note that applications are available and accepted online only. The online application form does not auto-save. We suggest applicants prepare their responses in another document and copy/paste them into the scholarship form when they have enough time to complete the process. Scholarship applications are no longer accepted via email or mail.

Application deadline: April 1.

4-H Quilt Quest 2023

Statewide offering | grades 4+


Youth in grades 4+ are invited to join us for a fun-filled quilting adventure. Participants will meet virtually, to make a quilt top using the fat quarter fizz pattern. Together we'll explore tips and techniques for quilt-making. Adult guidance is recommended unless you are an experienced sewer.

There may be supply costs: a sewing machine, needles, thread, material, etc. A supply list will be provided upon registration.

Sessions will be held via Zoom from 5 to 6 p.m. on the following Sundays: Feb. 26, March 5, March 12, March 26, April 2, April 30.

In addition to the virtual sessions, how-to videos will be available for assistance.

Learn more and register.

Registration deadline: Feb. 22.

In search of Camp Counselors!

The search is on for camp counselors to join us at the NE 4-H Camp @ LLCC in 2023! Improve your leadership skills, make a difference in the lives of youth, and create life-long friendships as a 4-H Camp Counselor!

All youth in grades 8-13 are welcome to apply by March 1 at For more information about the NE 4-H Camp @ LLCC, visit or contact Alli Hansen at or 715.297.2140 (cell)

Save the Date! Share the Fun and Talent Show

Gather your crew and start preparing!

Share the Fun with an added Talent Show is to be held on March 26th, 2023 at the Pequot Lakes High School.

Registration forms are still in the works. Stay tuned!

Needle Felting Gnomes

Local offering | grades 5+

In person

During this two-session workshop, learn the basics of needle felting, the types of materials used and where they come from, and how to further your project learning in the needle arts.

Walk away with a ready-to-enter fair exhibit and the knowledge to share with a judge on how to needle felt.

The two sessions are on Thursday, February 23, and Tuesday, February 28 from 5:30-8:00 pm at the Land Services Building [322 Laurel Street Brainerd, MN 56401].

The cost is $10 per person, check or cash, by Feb. 16 to the County Extension Office [326 Laurel Street Brainerd, MN 56401].

A light snack and juice box will be provided. Grades 5+. Registration closes on Monday, February 20, 2023. To learn more and register:

Your springy gnome is sure to light up any room!

Minecraft Gaming Project Club

Local offering | grades 5+


Interested in coding, different gaming platforms, and socializing with other gamers? Join this Ambassador-led six-session Minecraft gaming project club to learn more!

Sessions will be held via Zoom and participants must have a computer or laptop with Minecraft available. Online safety will be weaved throughout the program and adult volunteers will be present.

The cost to participants is free and members will have the opportunity for additional play times outside of the gaming club.

Session times are Fridays from 6:00-7:30 pm on Feb. 17, Mar. 3, 17, 31, Apr. 14, and 28. Grades 5+.

Zoom links will be sent via email the Wednesday before each session. Registration is from Jan. 30 to Feb. 14, 2023, and the program has a maximum of eight participants.

To learn more and register:

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

  • Last day for Fruit and Meat Sales | Monday, February 13th

  • Daggett Brook 4-H Club | Monday, February 13, 2023, from 6:30-8:00 | Daggett Brook Town Hall

  • Cuyuna Range Miners 4-H Club | Thursday, February 16, 2023, from 6:00-7:30 pm | Location TBD

  • General PDC | Tuesday, February 21, 2023, from 6:00-7:30 pm | Land Services Building

  • Local Ambassadors | Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 6:30-8:15 pm | Extension office

  • State Ambassadors Applications Open | Tuesday, February 28, 2023


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

Monday: 12:30 - 4:30 pm

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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