4-H Youth Development


The mission of Minnesota 4-H Youth Development is to engage youth, in partnership with adults, in quality learning opportunities that enable them to shape and reach their full potential as active citizens in a global community.

Our programs deliver quality, research-based content that nurtures positive partnerships between youth and caring adults in safe learning environments.


4-H clubs contribute to youth who are caring, competent and citizens of character:

  • Learning by doing
  • Practicing leadership
  • Wide variety of projects
  • Positive out-of-school time
  • Science and Arts enrichment
  • Service to communities
  • And fun


2019 Crow Wing County Fair Information
2019 Registration for Crow Wing County Fair 

4H Spring 2019 Events
Calendar for upcoming Events!   Check out all of the upcoming events in Crow Wing County on our website.  The events are in chronological order and can be filtered by subtopic at the top of the web page.


Become a 4-H Member

Become a 4-H Volunteer


Personal Benefits of Volunteering
Have you ever wondered if adults gain anything from 4-H? Dr. Jennifer Skuza shares findings from our recent survey of 4-H volunteers. It's not just youth who benefit from 4-H participation.

Extension Development & MN 4-H Award 15 Scholarships
Congratulations to the 2019 Minnesota 4-H scholarship recipients! These 15 outstanding 4-H youth and alumni across Minnesota stood out among over 120 individuals who submitted applications.

Keep Youth Safe - Have Emergency Plans in Place
Planning in advance to be prepared for a variety of 4-H activities is an important key to keeping all participants safe. Utilize the "keeping youth safe" website for resources and information, and make sure to have an emergency plan for all 4-H programs, activities and outings.

Follow the Medication Policy and Procedures
4-H medication policy and procedures are designed to help keep all youth safe. Use the information sheet to understand the policy and how it works. Complete an authorization form before activities occur when a parent/guardian is not present. Links to medication policy

Utilize Cloverbud Policies and Practices When Planning Programs
The 4-H Cloverbud program supports the positive development of kindergarten - 2nd grade youth. This requires safety measures, policies and rules that are age appropriate. An information sheet for parents, guardians and mentors helps you plan safe and age appropriate programs and activities for this age group.

Take Advantage of this Great 4-H Video-Making Opportunity
4-H members in grades 6-12 who are interested in learning how to make a video or learning more about videography are invited to attend a 4-H video discovery project at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 21-25.

Register for 2019 State Arts-In
All youth currently in grade nine - one year post high school are invited to participate in a 22 day theater arts/leadership/team building experience at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The 2019 Arts-In experience begins Aug. 8. Learn more and register