Sturgis, SD 57785
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.
|4th||2:00 PM||Static Judging Contest||Spearfish Chamber|
|9th||3:30 PM||Static Judging||UCC Church, Belle Fourche|
|10th||6:00 PM||Meade Co. Fair Board Meeting||Erskine Building, Sturgis|
|11th||4:00 PM||Static Judging||Ag/Sci, Newell|
|11th||4:00 PM||Public Presentations||Ag/Sci, Newell|
|14th||1:00 PM||Teen Computer Workshop||Spearfish Rec Center|
|15th||Deadline for||Meade Garden Applications for 4-H Members|
|16th||3:30 PM||Static Judging||4-H Building, Sturgis|
|24th||OFFICE CLOSED for Conference in Rapid City|
|28th||9:00 AM||Market Beef Weigh-In||St. Onge Livestock|
|28th||10:00 AM||Western Jr. Livestock Meeting||Rapid City|
|28th||10:00 AM||Black Hills Shoot Out||Walter Taylor, Rapid City|
|29th||1:00 PM||Custer Co. Livestock Judging||Hermosa|
|30th||5:30 - 7:00 PM||Butte Co. Phonathon||Belle Fourche UCC|
|1st||1:00 PM||Static Judging||Countryside Church, Spearfish|
|1st||1:00 PM||Public Presentation||Countryside Church, Spearfish|
|9th-11th||Game Fish & Parks HuntSafe||Sturgis Extension Building|
|11th||10:00 AM||Custer Co. Horse Judging & Achievement||Hermosa|
|11th||State Leaders Conference||Mitchell|
|12th||1:00 PM||Livestock Judging||McPherson Angus Ranch|
|13th||7:00 PM||Butte Co. Leaders Meeting||Extension Office, Belle Fourche|
|14th||6:00 PM||B/L Leaders Meeting||Extension Office, Belle Fourche|
|17th||2:30 PM||Static Judging & Presentation||Whitewood|
|18th||9:30 AM||Goat Care, Selection and Show Ring||St. Onge Livestock|
|18th||2:00 PM||Horse Safety Training||Sturgis Extension Building|
|24th-26th||OFFICES CLOSED for State Shooting Sports||Ft. Pierre|
|28th||Deadline for||Rodeo Packets to offices for upload to 4HOnline|
|28th & 30th||Game Fish & Parks HuntSafe||1st Interstate Bank, Belle Fourche|
|29th - May 2nd||Faith Fire Hall|
Enrollment Forms & 4-H OnlineHelp Sheets
- Interested in 4-H? Start Here (PDF)
- 2014-2015 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
- 2015 Youth in Action Day Registration Form (PDF)
- 4-H Special Foods Handbook (PDF)
- SD 4-H Horse Form (PDF)
- 2015 Meade County Horse Show Registration Form (PDF)
- SD 4-H Horse Project Show Guide (PDF)
- 2015 4-H Rodeo Entry Packet (PDF)
4-H Community Garden
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.
- 2015 4-H Camp Bob Marshall Youth Camp Brochure/Registration Form (PDF)
- 2015 4-H Teen Camp Brochure/Registration Form (PDF)
- 2015 TLC Camp Online Registration (Link)
- 4-H Camper Information and Code of Conduct (PDF)
- Citizenship Washington Focus Application (Word)
- 2015 State Fair Book (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.
2015 4-H Newsletters
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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