Big Stone County 4-H

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Big Stone County 4-H

Many people think 4-H = animals, the County Fair.  However, the 4-H program in Big Stone County is so much more!

Suzanne Souza  is the Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development in Big Stone County and the best phone call to make for more information - 320-839-6380 or you can email her at [email protected]

A great link for Big Stone County 4-H info is:
Hot topics (4-H ski day at Andes Tower Hills, 2020 Fruit Sales++), other related events, the downloads for sign-up and a great list of articles!  If you have youth... you should connect with the Big Stone County 4-H for great activities and some great life skills they will take away with them.

You can find 4-H activities listed on the MNbump Calendar - see the calendar below with just their activities:

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2019:  The Big Stone County 4-H Aquatic Robotics/AIS Team traveled to Washington D.C.  This team was recognized at the national level receiving the President's Environmental Youth Award for their work in Aquatic Invasive Species education.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honored the work of these youth!

Thank you to the Otter Tail Big Stone Plant employees who donated $640 to the Big Stone County 4-H Aquatic Robotics/AIS Education Team to help cover the trip the team took to Washington D.C. to receive the President's Environmental Youth Award!

Brandon Nelson, representing the Otter Tail Big Stone Plant employees with the donation

Some of the 4-H Aquatic Robotics/AIS Team members presented the work that earned them the national award they received in Washington D.C. this summer. to the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners

Photo below:  2017 Big Stone County 4-H Aquatic Robotics/Aquatic Invasive Species Education program showcased their work - thanked for this opportunity were PinPoint Productions, Google, the National 4-H organization, Minnesota 4-H and the University of Minnesota Extension)

Photo below:  Robotics volunteer, Matt Karels, an engineer at Otter Tail Power Big Stone Plant provided a tour that included a great view at the top of the power plant!  This 4-H group had an amazing time learning about Matt's job and where their electricity comes from that runs their homes and their electric devices.

This year was the first annual Ag Career Day in Big Stone County

A great first year-event, thanks to Suzanne Souza and Heidi Torgerson of Big Stone County 4-H and the Minnesota Farm Bureau (Kari Casper and Kobie Morrill – great job!) along with all the support of this year’s Presenters (see logos below!) and assistance by the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ortonville Economic Development Authority! -- CGB and Ortonville Schools brought 170 students to the event.

And so many activities that support our communities!  (Thank you to our 4-H youth!!)

And, yes.  The Big Stone County Fair is a great showplace for many of the 4-H activities that have been happening throughout the year!