Bailey Fairbanks

It’s fair season. But in the midst of a pandemic, 4-H Achievement Days will look a bit different for many of South Dakota’s more than 9,000 4-H members as South Dakota 4-H works to keep youth, volunteers and community members safe in counties across South Dakota. SDPB’s Lura Roti has this story.

For more than a century, 4-H members like Natoli have worked on projects that put this pledge into action. And the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic didn’t change that explains Tim Tanner, SDSU Extension State 4-H Program Director.

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Christine Wood – 4-H Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Field Specialist. Discusses a competition where South Dakota teens applied research methods to answer real-world questions impacting our state’s number one industry of Agriculture through SDSU Extension 4-H Science of Agriculture project. This nine-month research project is designed to expose teens to the engineering process. The question the students answered was: What are the most profitable range management practices that are good for cattle production, soil/range health, and will build pheasant populations?

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Rebekah Scott is a South Dakota businesswoman whose designs have gone from sewing table to national Internet retail. She joins us today to talk about women in business, building a brand, and the early wonders of her 4-H education.

Construction Begins On Nordby 4-H Exhibit Hall

Sep 4, 2015
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Construction is starting on the Nordby 4-H exhibit Hall located on the fairgrounds in Huron. The old exhibit hall was demolished in 2013. When completed the hall is going to feature exhibit space for 4-H projects, performances, and food competitions. Kathryn Henning is a member of the South Dakota State Fair Association. She says the State legislature had to approve an extra seven hundred thousand dollars for the project adding to the wait.

New 4-H Exhibit Hall In The Works

Feb 21, 2013

The state’s 4-H clubs will have a new exhibit hall at the South Dakota State Fair, if Governor Dennis Daugaard signs a bill calling for an appropriation.
Bill sponsor Dick Werner told the House of Representatives Thursday that the 33,000 square foot exhibit hall is funded with private donations, and the state is just giving spending authority.
He says the new building replaces the existing Clover Building, which is slated for demolition.

After a recent legal battle and several other factors, South Dakota’s 4-H Youth Development program will use DNA testing to ensure participants are being honest in their livestock entries. The state’s 4-H Livestock Show Management Coordinator Rod Geppert says 4-H strives to help youth learn that their competition entries should be a long-term project, not an animal chosen a week before a show.