Welcome to Yankton County 4-H! Our mission is to empower youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. From rocketry, robotics, cooking, sewing and photography to animal care, the opportunities available in 4-H are endless.

Enrichment Programs

Yankton County 4-H has adapted to include non-traditional 4-H programming through enrichment activities.

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Cloverbuds

4-H members ages 5 to 7 should check out our Cloverbuds program! We meet once a month for an hour at the Yankton County Extension Office.

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Junior Leaders

Do you know about the Junior Leaders? Any 4-H member between the ages of 12 and 18 is eligible to join this leadership group.

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Shooting Sports Shotgun Season Starting!

We will be starting June 8th @5:30 at the Jim River Trap Range 5 miles east of town on Highway 50.

Please be on time – we need to get the safety test done and then we will start shooting.

We will shoot every Thursday night until school starts and then we will adjust as needed. If for some reason we have bad weather we will cancel and meet the following Thursday night.

For those new to the shotgun program you will shoot 2 boxes of shells each wk (50rds) if the youth only feel like shooting 1 box each wk that is fine as well, you can bring your own or buy at the range. We have 2 – youth 20 ga shotguns as well as 2 – adult sized 12ga shotguns for the youth to use. You may bring a shotgun from home – (please make sure it is in safe working condition) but please make sure the youth are able to handle it, it will make their learning process easier. I believe they are charging $3.25 per round of targets (25) for youth it is same as last year.

Please leave your shotgun(s) in the car until after the safety meeting as some of Range rules have changed from last year, we will cover those in the safety meeting. If anyone has any questions please let Randy Hummel know. His contact information can be found on the website – hope to see everyone there!

Youth Dairy Judging Schools

Would your children like to gain experience & skill in Dairy Cattle Judging? This summer 5 different camps will help youth do just that!

Beginner and 1st time judgers will gain understanding & develop skills in:
 Identifying basic cattle body parts and correct structure
 Taking organized notes to defend their decisions
 Properly delivering a set of oral reasons
 Evaluating and ranking cattle based on the Dairy Cow Unified Scorecard

More experienced judgers will expand their knowledge and practice of:
 Identifying correct dairy cattle breed standards
 Dairy Cattle Selection through performance and pedigree evaluation
 Delivering oral sets of reasons utilizing proper note taking techniques

For more information and dates, check out the Youth Dairy Judging School Brochure 2017.