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4-H volunteer training, fall 2013

A variety of topics to meet your volunteer interests

Learn and participate with other 4-H volunteers in your community, statewide and throughout the 12-state north central region. Eight topics offered! check the topics being offered in a county near you.

Adult volunteers and youth leaders are encouraged to attend the 2013-2014 annual volunteer training, which will use the North Central Region 4-H Volunteer e-Forums broadcast to local county training sites. Join with other 4-H volunteers in your community and across the 12-state North Central Region to learn cutting edge information that will help you work effectively with 4-H members. You will benefit from the feedback and discussion of other state 4-H programs and develop new skills for facilitating learning experiences and for applying this in your work with youth in 4-H projects, clubs, and activities.

For information and registration information for your county, call the phone number listed below or click on your county name.

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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location

Aitkin
Beth Haasken
1-218-927-7321
stran017@umn.edu

Thursday, Dec. 5
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Aitkin High School
Sewing room
306 Second St. NW
Aitkin
  NEW DATE:
Thursday, Feb. 20
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Exploring the Science of 4-H Projects NEW LOCATION:
Aitkin High School
Sewing room
306 Second St. NW
Aitkin
Anoka
Anna Gilbertson
1-763-767-2872
annag@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
7 - 9 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Bunker Hills Activities Center
550 Bunker Lake Blvd. NW
Andover
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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location
Becker
Michelle Okeson
1-218-846-7328
mfokeson@umn.edu
Tuesday, Dec. 3
7 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Becker County Extension Office
1120 8th St. SE
Detroit Lakes
Beltrami
Ann Marie Ward
1-218-444-5722
wardt001@umn.edu
Tuesday, Nov. 5
6-7:30 p.m.
Quality Matters: In Chocolate and 4-H Programs Beltrami County Fairgrounds
7223 Fairgrounds Rd. NW
Suite 7A
Bemidji
  Tuesday, Dec. 3
7-8:30 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Beltrami County Fairgrounds
7223 Fairgrounds Rd. NW
Suite 7A
Bemidji
Benton
Michelle Garcia
1-320-203-6106
mkgarcia@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Benton County Courthouse
531 Dewey St.
Foley
  Tuesday, Dec. 3
7-8:30 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Benton County Courthouse
531 Dewey St.
Foley
Big Stone
Suzanne Souza
1-320-839-6380
souza004@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Traverse County Courthouse
Community room
702 Second Avenue N.
Wheaton
Blue Earth
Amanda Sommers
1-507-304-4142
eppe0018@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Government Center
EOC room
St. Peter
  March/April, 2014
TBD
Reducing the Risks of 4-H Club Meetings Courthouse
Mankato
Brown
Alisa Mangen
1-507-794-7993
ammangen@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
6:30 - 8:30
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Brown County Extension Office
300 2nd Ave SW
Sleepy Eye
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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location
Carlton
Marna Butler-Fasteland
1-218-384-3511
butle050@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Carlton County Transportation bldg.
1630 County Road 61
Carlton
  Monday, Jan. 27
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Reducing the Risks of 4-H Club Meetings Carlton County Transportation bldg.
1630 County Road 61
Carlton
Carver
Allie Lyman
1-952-466-5300
alliel@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Carver County Government Center
EOC Training Room
606 East 4th Street
Chaska
  Tuesday, Feb. 11
7 - 9 p.m.
Exploring the Science of 4-H Projects Carver County Government Center
EOC Training Room
606 East 4th Street
Chaska
Cass
Marcy Cordova
1-218-587-8280
mcordova@umn.edu
Thursday, Oct. 24
6:30-8 p.m.
Quality Matters: In Chocolate and 4-H Programs Leader Town Hall
Leader
 
Monday, Nov. 25
6-7:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what??

Cass County Extension Office
330 Barclay Ave. W.
Pine River

Chippewa
Kami Schoenfeld
1-320-269-6521
hasta001@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
7:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Courthouse Assembly Room
Montevideo
Chisago
Cynthia Johnson
1-651-277-0150
johns833@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Isanti County Government Center
555 - 18th Ave. SW
Cambridge

Thursday, Jan. 23
6:30 p.m.
Quality Matters: In Chocolate and 4-H Programs Isanti County Government Center
555 - 18th Ave. SW
Cambridge
Clay
Linda Houglum
Lisa Kasson-Bauer
1-218-299-5020
mnext-clay@umn.edu
Tuesday, Dec. 3
7 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Clay County Family Service
  Monday, Feb. 10
7 p.m.
Community Service Learning Clay County Family Service
Clearwater
1-218-694-6151
mnext-clearwater@umn.edu
Tuesday, Dec. 3
7 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Clearwater County Courthouse
Bagley
Cook
1-218-367-3015
mnext-cook@umn.edu
   
Cottonwood
1-507-831-4022
mnext-cottonwood@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 25
6:30 p.m.
  Extension Office
Windom
Crow Wing
Maggie Fuller
fulle280@umn.edu
1-218-824-1065
Saturday, Oct. 12
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Quality Matters: In Chocolate and 4-H Programs Land Services Building
322 Laurel St.
Brainerd
  Saturday, Feb. 22
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Land Services Building, room 1
322 Laurel St.
Brainerd
  Thursday, Feb. 27
7 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Land Services Building, room 1
322 Laurel St.
Brainerd
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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location
Dakota
Anja Johnson
1-651-480-7758
akoester@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
7-8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center
Farmington

Tuesday, Dec. 3
7-8:30 p.m
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center
Farmington

Tuesday, Jan. 7
7-8:30 p.m
Using Technology to Enhance Your 4-H Experience Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center
Farmington

Monday, Feb. 3
7-8:30 p.m
Exploring the Science of 4-H Projects Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center
Farmington
Dodge
Kelly Wilkins
1-507-634-6641
kelly521@umn.edu
Tuesday, Dec. 3
6:30 - 8:30
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth St. John's Church
301 - 8th Ave. NW
Kasson
  Monday, Feb. 3
6:30 - 8:30
Reducing the Risks of 4-H Club Meetings St. John's Church
301 - 8th Ave. NW
Kasson
Douglas
1-320-762-3890
Monday, Nov. 25
6 p.m.
  Douglas County Extension Office
Meeting Room
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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location
Faribault
Donna Leff
1-507-526-6241
leffx017@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Extension Office or Ag Center
Blue Earth
  Monday, Jan. 27
7 - 8 p.m.
Community Service Learning TBD
Fillmore
LeeAnn Howard
1-507-765-3896
willi280@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Fillmore County Office Building
Room 108
902 Houston St. NW #3
Preston
  Saturday, Feb. 1
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Get Connected in Your 4-H World Fillmore County Office Building
Room 108
902 Houston St. NW #3
Preston
Freeborn
Amy Wadding
1-507-377-5660
mads0150@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
6 - 9 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Fairlane Building
Fairgrounds in Albert Lea
  Monday, Jan. 27
6 - 7 p.m.
The Teen Brain: A Work in Progress Fairlane Building
Fairgrounds in Albert Lea
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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location
Goodhue
David Foley
Mamie Luhmann
1-651-385-3100
mnext-goodhue@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Flowers on Main
345 S Main St.
Zumbrota
Grant
Ranae Edwards
1-218-685-4820S
edwar060@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
6:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what??

Grant County Extension Office
411 First St SE
Elbow Lake

(Extension meeting room)

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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location
Hennepin
Joyce Strand, Kathryn Sharpe, Kari Buse
1-612-596-2115
Urban 4-H
1-612-624-7626
urbanyd@umn.edu
Saturday, Sept. 28
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Teen Brain: A Work in Progress

UROC
2001 Plymouth Ave. N.
Minneapolis

Houston
Meghan Wall
1-507-725-5807
wall0745@d.umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? TBD
Caledonia
 

TBD
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Reducing the Risks of 4-H Club Meetings TBD
Caledonia
Hubbard
1-218-237-1246
mlohmeie@umn.edu
Tuesday, Dec. 3 Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth
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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location
Isanti
Amanda Swenson
1-763-689-1810
swen0291@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Isanti County Government Center
555 - 18th Ave. SW
Cambridge
  Thursday, Jan. 23
6:30 p.m.
Quality Matters: In Chocolate and 4-H Programs Isanti County Government Center
555 - 18th Ave. SW
Cambridge
Itasca
Robbie Radaich
1-218-327-2801
radai002@umn.edu
Tuesday, Dec. 3
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Itasca County Courthouse
123 NE 4th St.
Grand Rapids
  Monday, Jan. 13
6-8 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Itasca County Courthouse
123 NE 4th St.
Grand Rapids
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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location
Jackson
1-507-662-5293
Thursday, Jan. 30
6 p.m.
Get Connected in Your 4-H World Multi-purpose Building
112 Main St.
Lakefield
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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location
Kanabec
Laura Ambrose
1-320-679-6340
lambrose@umn.edu
Saturday, Jan. 11
10-11:30 a.m.
Quality Matters: In Chocolate and 4-H Programs Kanabec County Courthouse
18 N. Vine
Mora

Wednesday, Feb. 26
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth
(This is a rescheduled special session for Mille Lacs and Kanabec counties.)
Mille Lacs County Historic Courthouse
635 2nd St. SE
Milaca
Kandiyohi
1-320-231-7890
1-800-738-1485
Tuesday, Oct. 22
7:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Health & Human Services Bldg.
Willmar
Kittson
Bev Swenson
1-218-843-3674
1-800-770-7029
swens065@umn.edu

Monday, Nov. 18
7 - 8:30 p.m.

Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what??

Kittson County courthouse
 

Tuesday, Dec. 3
7 - 8:30 p.m.


Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth
Kittson County courthouse
 

TBD Saturday in March
9 - 12 p.m.

TBD Kittson County courthouse
Koochiching
Stacy Hall
1-218-324-2709
smhall@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 25
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Backus Community Center
Room 203
900 5th St.
International Falls
  Monday, Feb. 3
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Exploring the Science of 4-H Projects Backus Community Center
Room 203
900 5th St.
International Falls
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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location
Lac qui Parle
1-320-598-3325
Monday, Nov. 25
7:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Lac qui Parle
Media room
Lake
Tracey Anderson
1-218-834-8379
turne275@umn.edu
Tuesday, Dec. 3
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth

Split Rock River Room
Lake County Service Center
616 Third Ave.
Two Harbors

 
Monday, Feb. 3
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Split Rock River Room
Lake County Service Center
616 Third Ave.
Two Harbors
Lake of the Woods
1-218-253-2895
mnext-lakeofthewoods@umn.edu
Monday, Feb. 3
7 p.m.
Exploring the Science of 4-H Projects Lake of the Woods County Courthouse
206 Eighth Avenue SE
Baudette
Le Sueur
Janelle Lanoue
1-507-357-8525
jalanoue@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Government Center
EOC room
St. Peter
Lincoln
1-507-694-1470
Tuesday, Nov. 19
7 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Courthouse Assembly Room
Ivanhoe
Lyon
1-507-532-8219
Tuesday, Nov. 19
6 p.m.
Get Connected in Your 4-H World Lyon County Extension Office
500 Fairgrounds Rd
Marshall
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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location
Mahnomen
Peg Braaten
1-218-935-2226
braat003@umn.edu
Tuesday, Dec. 3
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Mahnomen Service Center
  Tuesday, Jan. 14
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Mahnomen Service Center
Marshall
Van Swanson
1-218-683-7030
swans051@umn.edu
Monday, Sept. 23
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Community Service Learning Free Church
Newfolden
Martin
1-507-235-3341
vanb0100@umn.edu
   
McLeod
Jill Grams
1-320-484-0770
grams006@umn.edu
Tuesday, Oct. 22
7-8:30 p.m.
Community Service Learning Glencoe City Center, Senior Room
1107 11th St. E.
Glencoe
Meeker
Darcy Cole
1-320-693-5275
dacole@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Litchfield High School
901 N. Gilman Ave.
Litchfield
Mille Lacs
Hannah Wall
1-320-983-8317, ext. 2
hwall@umn.edu

Wednesday, Feb.12
7-8:30 p.m.

The Teen Brain: A Work in Progress Mille Lacs County Historic Courthouse
635 2nd St. SE
Milaca

Wednesday, Feb. 26
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth
(This is a rescheduled special session for Mille Lacs and Kanabec counties.)
Mille Lacs County Historic Courthouse
635 2nd St. SE
Milaca
Morrison
1-320-632-0160
Tuesday, Jan. 7
7-8:30 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Morrison County Government Center
213 1st Ave. SE
Little Falls

Monday, Feb. 3
7-8:30 p.m.
Exploring the Science of 4-H Projects Morrison County Government Center
213 1st Ave. SE
Little Falls

Mower
Kristin Spinler
1-507-437-9552
kspinler@umn.edu

Monday, Nov. 18
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? County Board Room


TBD
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Keeping Your Cool While Working with Youth County Board Room
Murray
1-507-836-1144
Monday, Nov. 18
7 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Courts Building meeting room
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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location
Nicollet
Katie Johnson
1-507-934-0360
kwending@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Government Center
EOC room
St. Peter
Nobles
1-507-295-5313
Monday, Nov. 18
7:30 p.m.
Quality Matters: In Chocolate and 4-H Programs Government Center
Farmers Room
Worthington
Norman
Linda Houglum
Lisa Kasson-Bauer
1-218-784-5550
hougl011@umn.edu 
Tuesday, Dec. 3
7 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Clay County Family Service

 

 

Monday, Feb. 10
7 p.m.
Community Service Learning Clay County Family Service
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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location
Olmsted
Jarrard Woodward
1-507-328-6214
woodw092@umn.edu
Tuesday, Dec. 3
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth TBD

Monday, Dec. 16
6 p.m.
Quality Matters: In Chocolate and 4-H Programs TBD
Otter Tail East
Janet Malone
1-218-385-5420
malon034@umn.edu
Tuesday, Dec. 3
7 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Extension Office
118 North Main
New York Mills
Otter Tail West
Tammy Nordick
1-218-998-8760
nordi012@umn.edu
Monday, Oct. 28
6 - 8 p.m.
Keeping Your Cool While Working with Youth 505 South Court Street
Fergus Falls
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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location
Pennington
Van Swanson
1-218-683-7030
swans051@umn.edu
Monday, Oct. 7
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Community Service Learning Courthouse
101 N. Main 
Thief River Falls
Pine
Lorelei Finley
1-320-591-1650
swens451@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
6 - 9 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what??

Pine County Courthouse
635 Northridge Dr. NW
Pine City

  Monday, Jan. 27
6 - 8 p.m.
Quality Matters: In Chocolate and 4-H Programs

Hinckley-Finlayson High School
201 Main St.
Hinckley

Pipestone
1-507-825-6715
  Quality Matters: In Chocolate and 4-H Programs  
Polk
1-218-563-2465
mnext-polk@umn.edu
Tuesday, Dec. 3
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth UMC boardroom
  Tuesday, Jan. 14
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Using Technology to Enhance Your 4-H Experience UMC boardroom
Pope
1-320-634-5735
mnext-pope@umn.edu
Thursday, Jan. 9
6:30 - 8 p.m.
  Pope County Courthouse Community Room
Glenwood
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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location
Ramsey
Joyce Strand, Kathryn Sharpe, Kari Buse
1-612-624-7752
Urban 4-H
1-612-624-7626
urbanyd@umn.edu

Saturday, Sept. 28
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Teen Brain: A Work in Progress

UROC
2001 Plymouth Ave. N.
Minneapolis

Red Lake
1-218-253-2895
mnext-redlake@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
6 - 8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what??

Red Lake County Courthouse
124 Langevin
Red Lake Falls

Redwood
1-507-637-4025
Monday, Nov. 11
7 p.m.
Quality Matters: In Chocolate and 4-H Programs Wabasso Public School
Media Center
Renville
1-320-523-3713 or
1-800-450-2522
lann0024@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
7 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? County Government Center
Olivia
Rice
Kelly Chadwick
1-507-332-6109
chadw021@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Rice County 4-H building
1900 Fairgrounds Dr., #17
Faribault
  Feb. or Mar.
TBD
Community Service Learning Rice County 4-H building
1900 Fairgrounds Dr., #17
Faribault
Rock
1-507-283-1302
sanda009@umn.edu

Monday, Nov. 25
6:30 p.m.

Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Extension Office/Human Services Building
2 Roundwind Road
Luverne
Roseau
Sandi Weiland
1-218-463-1052
weila006@umn.edu
Tuesday, Dec. 3
7-8:30 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Roseau County Courthouse
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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location
St. Louis-Virginia
Wade Herbranson
1-218-749-7120
wherbran@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
7-8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Northland Office Center
307 First Street S.
Virginia
  Monday, Jan. 13
6:29-8:01 p.m. (!)
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Northland Office Center
307 First Street S.
Virginia
St. Louis-Duluth
Val Coit
1-218-733-2873
vcoit@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
6-9 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Saint Louis County Extension Office (south)
401 W. Superior St.
Suite 300
Duluth
  Monday, Feb. 24
6:30 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Saint Louis County Extension Office (south)
401 W. Superior St.
Suite 300
Duluth

Carol Dinius
1-218-733-2876
diniu001@umn.edu
The Incredible Exchange

Wednesday, Jan. 29
12-2:30 p.m.
Reducing the Risks of 4-H Club Meetings Saint Louis County Extension Office (south)
401 W. Superior St.
Suite 300
Duluth
  Tuesday, Feb. 4
12-2:30 p.m.
Reducing the Risks of 4-H Club Meetings Saint Louis County Extension Office (south)
401 W. Superior St.
Suite 300
Duluth
Scott
Abby Wagner
1-952-492-5384
torg0016@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Scott County Extension Office
7151 190th St. W.
Jordan
Sherburne
Joe Rand
joerand@umn.edu
1-763-765-3075
Monday, Nov. 18
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Sherburne County Government Center
13880 Business Center Dr. NW
Elk River
Sibley
Connie Rettmann
1-507-237-4100
rettm001@umn.edu

Tuesday, Oct. 22
7 - 8:30 P.M.

Community Service Learning Glencoe City Center
 

Monday, Nov. 18
6:30 - 8:30 P.M.

Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Sibley Co. Service Center
Stearns
Sara Budde
1-320-255-6169
budde016@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
7-8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what??

Holy Family School
160 2nd Street S.
Albany


  Tuesday, Oct. 15
7-8:30 p.m.
The Teen Brain: A Work in Progress Midtown Office Building
3400 1st St N Ste 108
St Cloud
Steele
Missy Koch
1-507-444-7685
melissam@umn.edu
Monday, Oct. 28
6:30 p.m.
Community Service Learning SCCC
1380 S Elm Ave
Owatonna
  Monday, Feb. 3
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Exploring the Science of 4-H Projects SCCC
1380 S Elm Ave
Owatonna
Stevens
1-320-589-7423
Monday, Nov. 25
7 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? WCROC
Morris
Swift
1-320-843-3796
Monday, Nov. 25
6:15 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? LEC meeting room
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County & Contact Date & Time Topic Location
Todd
Larissa Brune
1-320-732-4435
brun0302@umn.edu
Tuesday, Jan. 14
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Todd County Courthouse Annex Basement
119 3rd Street South
Long Prairie
  Tuesday, Feb. 4
7-8:30 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Todd County Courthouse Annex Basement
119 3rd Street South
Long Prairie
Traverse
Melissa Persing
1-320-563-4515
persi002@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Traverse County Courthouse
Community room
702 Second Avenue N.
Wheato,
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Urban 4-H
1-612-624-7752
1-612-624-7626
urbanyd@umn.edu
Saturday, Sept. 28
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Teen Brain: A Work in Progress

UROC
2001 Plymouth Ave. N.
Minneapolis

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Wabasha
Dawn Lubahn
1-651-565-5169
wils1360@umn.edu

Monday, Nov. 18
6:30 - 8:30
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? TBD
Wadena
Donna Geiser
1-218-631-7623
mnext-wadena@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
7 - 8:30
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Extension office
221 Harry Rich Dr
Wadena
Waseca
Amy Nelson
1-507-835-0604
dobbe007@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Waseca County Extension Office
900 3rd St. NE
Waseca
  Tuesday, March 18
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Reducing the Risks of 4-H Club Meetings Extension office
Washington
Ann Church
Emily Fulton
1-651-430-6800
churc109@umn.edu
Wednesday, Nov. 6
7 - 9 p.m.
Quality Matters: In Chocolate and 4-H Programs
Washington County Government Center
14949 62nd Street North
Stillwater
Watonwan
1-507-375-1275
craig037@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 4
7 p.m.
Community Service Learning Watonwan County Extension Office
108 Eighth Street So.
St. James
Wilkin
Milan Drewlow
1-218-643-5481
mnext-wilkin@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 4
7 p.m.
Quality Matters: In Chocolate and 4-H Programs

Extension Office
505 South 8th St.
Breckenridge

Winona
Carolyn Dingfelder
1-507-457-6440
dingf001@umn.edu
Tuesday, Dec. 3
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth County Office Building
Conference room B
202 W. third St.
Winona
 

Tuesday, Jan. 14
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Community Service Learning County Office Building
Conference room B
202 W. third St.
Winona
Wright
Nick Neaton
1-763-682-7394
neat0007@umn.edu
Monday, Nov. 18
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Wright County Government Center
Room C118
10 Second St. NW
Buffalo
  Tuesday, Dec. 3
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth Wright County Government Center
Room C118
10 Second St. NW
Buffalo
  Tuesday, Jan. 14
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Using Technology to Enhance Your 4-H Experience Wright County Government Center
Room C118
10 Second St. NW
Buffalo
  Monday, Feb. 3
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Exploring the Science of 4-H Projects Wright County Government Center
Room C118
10 Second St. NW
Buffalo
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Yellow Medicine
1-320-669-4471
Monday, Nov. 18
7 p.m.
Hooray! You've got 4-H parents! Now what?? Extension office

Community Service Learning

4-H has long been known for its efforts to give back to the community. The Citizenship National 4-H Mission Mandate has served to reinforce and uplift these efforts as a critical part of the 4-H experience. During this session, participants will identify similarities and differences between community service and service-learning opportunities and identify steps that can be taken to help 4-H members achieve even greater benefits from serving their communities.

Time will be provided for participants to exchange ideas on successful community service opportunities that their 4-H Clubs have completed. Resources will also be provided to volunteers and staff that they can share with 4-H members to more effectively plan and implement service opportunities.

Engaging Teens/Older 4-H Youth

Research has clearly shown that quality youth programs, those proven most effective and rated highly by young people themselves, are masterful at engaging youth at the highest level in planning, making choices, and reflecting on their learning. Attention to making youth programs fun, interesting, welcoming and encouraging to young people in our 4-H Youth Development programs is important, but not enough. This session, co-developed and delivered by youth, will provide insight, tools and resources volunteers can use to more effectively engage and meet the needs of teen members, a common challenge in youth programs.

Exploring the Science of 4-H Projects

Does the idea of emphasizing science in 4-H make you sweat? It doesn’t have to be scary. Discover methods to reinforce simple science concepts using traditional 4-H projects. You will take home ready-to-go activities that incorporate science concepts across the curriculum areas.

Get Connected in Your 4-H World

As a 4-H Volunteer you have the world of 4-H resources at your fingertips. This session will assist you in locating new 4-H curriculum and tools that are available on the National 4-H web site, multiple states' 4-H web sites and through social networking sites such as facebook and Ning. Being linked in to the electronic resources that are available will make running your club easier and more efficient

Hooray! You've Got 4-H parents! Now what??

Parents play a critical role in deciding the organizations in which their children will participate. The experience the family has in 4-H during their first year is important for long-term participation. This session will help volunteers explore a variety of strategies to increase positive parental support of local 4-H programs. As a result, parents will stay connected with their own children, recognize mutual expectations and responsibilities between parents and volunteers, and become caring adults for other youth.

Keeping Your Cool While Working with Youth

4-H volunteers bring their own skills and experiences in working with youth. When dealing with behavior management, there are many different ways that leaders can plan for and respond to situations to encourage cooperation within a group. A successful, cooperative group meeting is due in great part to proper planning. It also means taking an interest in and using positive behaviors to build relationships with youth. Participants will explore various, useful techniques that can be used when working with youth. Youth want to belong to a group and be valued for their contributions. Participants will learn how to create an environment where the essential elements of positive youth development are met.

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!

Reducing the Risks of 4-H Club Meetings

The learning environment of the 4-H club meeting is filled with challenges and risks. Is there adequate adult supervision? How are the members behaving today? Is the facility still a safe location? How do I prepare for 4-H club field trips and service activities? These are all valid questions that, when considered carefully, can help 4-H leaders prepare for the many “What ifs?” that could potentially happen.

This session will focus on risk management as a process to help 4-H leaders prepare for meetings, and to be able to respond to the unexpected challenges that arise in spite of the best plans. Participants will identify potential risks, will determine what risks can be managed, will acquire resources for those decisions, and will conclude that some risks are too great and must be avoided.

The Teen Brain: A Work in Progress

While 95% of the human brain has developed by the age of six, it is now known that a young person’s brain experiences a growth spurt around adolescence and is not fully developed until well into the 20s. The still-developing brain has a great effect on a teen’s behavior, from the disorganization of the frontal cortex to the emotional reactions from the amygdala to the cerebellum’s lack of coordination. As adults who work with young people (ages 10 and older), it’s important to understand these brain changes, the resulting behaviors and the implications for providing supportive, safe, and meaningful experiences and opportunities.

Using Technology to Enhance Your 4-H Experience

Technology can be a great tool to support better communication and learning with 4-H participants. However, keeping up with the latest trends and changes can be challenging and overwhelming. This session will share some easy ways that technology can help 4-H leaders be better connected with youth participants. It will also briefly explore ideas on integrating technology into 4-H projects to enhance the life skill development and 21st century skills of young people.


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