4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. It teaches a variety of life skills by giving youth real world experiences in over 50 different project areas. With projects including engineering, graphic design, videography, and many more there is sure to be something for you!
To learn more, or join 4-H, contact our office in the Nordby Exhibit Hall, call 353-8436
Many 4-H members find it beneficial to join a 4-H club. Clubs meet monthly during the year and provide leadership and community service opportunities as well as guidance for individual projects.
The Beadle Bops are very active in the horticulture, baking, and community service projects. Club meetings are held in Huron; Judy Svennes is the club leader.
Many of the Broadland Buddies club members show livestock. They also exhibit baked goods, home environment, visual arts, and photography exhibits. The club most often meets in Broadland and the club leaders are Lori Peskey and Jodi Hegg.
This club is active in showing livestock, photography, and conservation projects. They like to get involved in the community as well. The Cardinal Clovers meet in Wolsey, this club’s leader is Suzanne Hamilton.
Heartland 4-H club exhibits many visual arts and cooking projects. The club is also active in the community service, fashion review, and small animal projects. Heartland 4-H meets in Huron; Amy Schoenfelder is the club leader.
Pearl Creek Boosters:
Showing livestock are the most popular projects in this club. The Pearl Creek Boosters also exhibit numerous photography, visual arts, and foods projects each year. Meetings are held in Huron, with Doug and Chris Stahly serving as the club leaders.
The Prairie Wranglers are very active in the horse, rodeo, and community service areas. They also exhibit many baking and visual arts exhibits every year. The club usually meets in Huron; the club leaders are LaDonna Hupp, Joy Meyer, and Dixie Dunkelberger.
In addition to our regular clubs, shooting sports is a popular activity in Beadle County. The shooting seasons runs from January to April.
The 4-H archery program offers 2 different opportunities. First, Scott Perry shoots at 304 Dakota Ave (old Ben Franklin store) on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings.
Jim Winegar also leads an archery program that shoots on the state fairgrounds in the Women’s building on Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings.
BB-Gun, Air Rifle, Air Pistol
Our BB-gun, air rifle, and air pistol programs are led by Jim Winegar. They shoot in the Women’s building on the state fairgrounds Monday evenings.
4-H events are free and open to the public. Stop by to check things out!