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October 14, 2013

4-H Volunteer Training, October 12, 2013

There were 13 participants in this week's volunteer training session, Quality Matters: In Chocolate and 4-H Programs. We had 6 youth and 7 adults representing 4 clubs: Black Bear, Baxter Sandpipers, Daggett Brook and Pequot Lakes Eagles.

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Quality Matters: In Chocolate and 4-H Programs

Quality matters when it comes to youth programs. In fact research has found that poor quality youth programs are not neutral but rather can have a negative effect on participants. Fortunately, there is a growing body of evidence revealing what "Quality" looks like, why young people in quality programs rate their experiences more positively and stay engaged longer, and how staff and volunteers can ensure they are offering experiences that truly engage young people. In addition to sharing research findings, participants in this session will identify elements of quality existing or lacking in their own clubs or groups and consider how they can improve quality to ensure positive outcomes for young people. Chocolate provided!

October 10, 2013

CWC 4-H at NE Livestock Show, 2013

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Andrew Caughey with his Bronze Turkeys

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David Larson with his commercial cow/calf pair.

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Isaac Britton with his Registered cow/twin calves

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Matthew Lagaard - Champion Intermediate Rabbit Showmanship

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Patrick Hofmann- Reserve Champion Goat Showmanship

CWC 4-H at the State Fair, 2013

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Aaron Sopelle

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Dustin Sweet with his Champion goat at state fair

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Athena Moe Showmanship Champion

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Dalton Schreier- Champion Jersey Wooly

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Jessica Otto- Reserve Champion Californian

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Lindsey Lagaard - 6th in Advanced Rabbit Showmanship

4-H at Pequot Lakes Parent Teacher Conferences, Sept. 2013

Both Cass and Crow Wing County 4-H programs were present at Pequot Lakes Parent Teacher conferences the first week in September. Quite a few families expressed interest in joining the 3 clubs in the area and club leaders have invited them to visit a club meeting.

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4-H at Pequot Lakes Parent Teacher Conferences, Sept. 2013

Both Cass and Crow Wing County 4-H programs were present at Pequot Lakes Parent Teacher conferences the first week in September. Quite a few families expressed interest in joining the 3 clubs in the area and club leaders have invited them to visit a club meeting.

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October 9, 2013

4-Hers Breakfast with Commissioners

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Three youth leaders from the Ambassadors served a continental breakfast to the commissioners on September 24 before their meeting where they declared October 6-12 as 4-H Week in Crow Wing County.