Tacy Langemeier, 4-H Youth Program AdvisorFacebook

1300 Sherman Street, Suite 132
Sturgis, SD 57785
Fax: 605.347.6826



4-H Clover

What is 4-H?

4-H in the United States is a youth organization administered by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, with the mission of "empowering youth to reach their full potential, by working and learning in partnership with caring adults."  The name, 4-H, represents four personal development areas of focus:  head, heart, hands, and health.  While 4-H's roots are in farming and country living, 4-H today focuses on citizenship, healthy living, and science, engineering and technology programs.  4-H is open to ALL youth ages 8-18, and has many project areas including Aerospace and Rocketry, Robots, Computers, Shooting Sports, Sewing, Baking, Cats, Livestock, Horse, and Rodeo.  4-Hers can go to 4-H camp, Washington DC, or even international destinations.  The 4-H motto is "To make the best better." 

What is 4-H like in Meade County?

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-Hers in Meade County participate in fun, hands-on learning activities supported by the knowledge and research base of South Dakota State University. You can experience 4-H by becoming a member of a 4-H club, attending a 4-H camp, or joining an after-school 4-H program. 4-Hers can compete with their projects in contests at the local, state, regional or national levels as well as attend conferences and events.

Who can join 4-H? How do I join?

Anyone 8 to 18 years of age can join Meade County 4-H. Those that are 5 to 7 years of age can join Meade County 4-H as a Cloverbud. You can live on a farm, or in a city, you can like working with animals or the computer, 4-H is for everyone!

To join 4-H, visit the Forms & Documents tab for instructions or contact the Meade County 4-H office.

What do kids do in 4-H?

It’s up to you. You can go to camp, learn to shop wisely, give a demonstration, grow vegetables, hatch an egg, chat on a computer, make bread, shadow an adult at work, choose to eat healthy foods, give a speech, cure a ham, or conquer an obstacle course. You can perform in a skit, make a birdhouse, start a business, shear a sheep, take pictures, learn about electricity, judge livestock, barbecue chicken, or drive a tractor. You can decorate a room, ride a horse, rodeo, be a part of an international exchange, learn to sew, raise an animal, or protect the environment. And there’s more! In 4-H, you will be working with other young people toward common goals. In short, you can build your 4-H activities around your own talents and interests.


JUNE 2014

1st DEADLINE State Youth Council Applications Due
1st DEADLINE Ownership Verification Due for market and breeding sheep, breeding beef
dairy goats, dairy cattle, and meat goats
3rd-5th   Range Camp  
6th   Meade County Horse Show Bryce Sigman Arena
7th   3rd Annual Livestock Extravaganza Vavra Ranch, Nisland
Teen Camp

Camp Bob Marshall, Custer

Youth Camp Session 1, Meade County

Camp Bob Marshall, Custer

Youth Camp Session 3, Butte/Lawrence

Camp Bob Marshall, Custer

MAY 2014

2nd   Butte/Lawrence Special Foods Contest
2nd-3rd Pennington County Youth-in-Action Days  
6th 5:00 pm Butte/Lawrence Livestock Committee Meeting Pepper's 401, Nisland
6th 6:30 pm Butte/Lawrence Leader's Meeting Pepper's 401, Nisland
8th   100 Year Celebration for Extension/4-H
Camp Counselor Lock-In

Camp Bob Marshall, Custer

Teen and Youth Camp Registrations due for all sessions


Range Camp Registrations Due


26th Memorial Day -Offices Closed
28th 9:00 am
Special Foods Contest Meade County Extension Building, Sturgis
28th 1:00 pm
Fashion Revue Contest Aspen Grove
HORSE Project Achievement Forms Due  
Add/Drop Projects in 4H Online  

APRIL 2014

1st DEADLINE Ownership Verification for Market Beef Due
1st 2:00 pm Butte/Lawrence Horse Show Committee Meeting Hardee's, Belle Fourche
2nd 2:00 pm Static Judging Contest  Hudson Hall, Spearfish (Kit #3)
2nd 2:30 pm Public Presentation Contest Hudson Hall, Spearfish
4th 5:00 pm Meade County Junior Leader's
State 4-H Leader's Meeting


Meade County Extension Office Closed


Butte/Lawrence Fairgrounds Building Maintenance Requests Due


8th 7:00 pm
Butte/Lawrence Fair Board Meeting Chamber of Commerce, Spearfish
Lawrence County Phonathon  
Meade County Extension Office Closed  
Purple Up for Military Kids - Wear Purple!  
Youth-in-Action Contests Faith Catholic Church, Faith
22nd noon
Butte/Lawrence Static Committee Meeting Extension Office, Belle Fourche
Butte/Lawrence Extension Office Closed  
State 4-H Shoot Ft. Pierre
4-H Rodeo Packets due to your local 4-H office  



Enrollment Forms & 4-H OnlineHelp Sheets

  • Interested in 4-H? Start Here (PDF)
  • 2013-2014 Meade County 4-H Enrollment Form (Word)
  • 4-H Project Selection Sheet (PDF)
  • How to Re-enroll a 4-H'er in 4-Honline (PDF)
  • How to Enroll a New 4-Her in 4-Honline (PDF)
  • How to Log Into a Club/Project Leader Account (PDF)


  • 4-H Volunteer Work Agreement (PDF)

FairEntry Help Sheets

4-H exhibits being judged and displayed at the Meade County Fair and Faith Stock Show will need to be registered on Fair Entry.  Please use the instructions below to get registered. 

  • How to Create Fair Entries (PDF

 4-H Events & Youth-In-Action Information & Registration

  • Clover College- Summer Workshop Course Listing and Registration Form (PDF)
  • 2014 Youth in Action Day Registration Form (Word)
  • 4-H Special Foods Handbook (PDF)
  • SD 4-H Horse Form (PDF)
  • 2014 Meade County Horse Show Registration Form (Word)
  • SD 4-H Horse Project Show Guide (PDF)
  • 2015 4-H Rodeo Entry Packet (PDF)

4-H Community Garden

  • Garden Rules and Ackowledgement of Rules (PDF)
  • 2015 Plot Registration Form (Word)

Camp Information

To register for camp, fill out the respective registration form along with the Camper Information and Code of Conduct.  Return all forms with payment to the Meade County 4-H Office.

  • 2014 4-H Camp Bob Marshall Youth Camp Brochure/Registration Form (PDF)
  • 2013 4-H Teen Camp Brochure/Registration Form (PDF)
  • 2013 TLC Brochure (PDF)
  • 4-H Camper Information and Code of Conduct (PDF)
  • Citizenship Washington Focus Application (Word)

Club Documents

  • 2014 State Fair Handbook (PDF)
  • 2014 Meade County 4-H Handbook (PDF)
  • Treasurer's Book (Word | PDF)
  • Secretay's Minutes Book (Word | PDF)

Record Book Forms

  • EXAMPLE of New Record Book (as of 12/2013) (PDF)
  • Annual Report (Word | PDF)
  • Event Record (Word | PDF)
  • Project Participation Record (Excel | PDF)

Award and Trip Information & Applications

To be eligible for state and county awards and trips, an application must be submitted with your record book at the end of the 4-H year.  Submit the appropriate application with your record book to your leader by the given deadline.

  •  2014 Citizen Washington Focus (CWF) Brochure (PDF)
  • County Medal Form (PDF)
  • SD 4-H Key Award Application (PDF)
  • Teen Leadership Conference Application (Word)

2014 4-H Newsletters

2013 4-H Newsletters

2012 4-H Newsletters

2011 4-H Newsletters

2010 4-H Newsletters

 2014 Fair Schedule (PDF)

Meade County Fair Livestock Building Location

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Western Dakota Antique Club Grounds Location

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  • Changes in SD Cooperative Extension Service (PDF)