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4-H

Applications for the BELLE Grant and peer-to-peer mentorship program are open now through April 1.
The group won an award for a silent auction fundraiser that took place at the 2021 Douglas County Fair.
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The annual training drew 60 attendees.

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R.J. Kern's book The Unchosen Ones captures Minnesota 4-H students side-by-side, taken four years apart from each other.
Carlson's Lovable Llamas is a a Minnesota agritourism business. The Carlson's welcome visitors on their farm to educate them about agriculture and llamas as well.
Laureen Walter is one of 27 outstanding youth who were selected to serve as a Minnesota 4-H state ambassador.
They competed at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in September.
Members of the Lake Mary Troopers have been making and giving a baby blanket away to the first baby born during National 4-H week for more than 50 years.
The organization welcomes all youth, organizers say.

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Regardless of location or interests, your child between ages 8 and 18 has opportunities in 4-H. If your child is 5 to 7 years old, he or she can participate in 4-H Cloverbuds.
I am grateful that our Fair Boards have adjusted to the times and now offer all the latest rides and new “in demand” foods.
Do you have to win a class at the fair to be a winner in livestock shows? Absolutely not.

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