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Meeting provides a taste of what 4-H is really all about

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Meeting provides a taste of what 4-H is really all about
Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

4-H has long had a reputation as a farm-based activity, but it's definitely not just for country kids. The program has something for just about everyone.

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With programs that provide experience in fields ranging from science and technology to performing arts to culinary adventures and, of course agriculture, it can be the right fit for any kid.

The Dakota County 4-H program will host a meet and greet from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 24 at the University of Minnesota Extension building, 4100 220 th St. W in Farmington.

During the open house kids will get to participate in activities while parents learn about 4-H. Dakota County 4-H program coordinator Kathy Johnson said the event is a good way for parents to get to know the organization and the different clubs and what they offer.

Additionally, kids will get a taste of what it means to participate in 4-H. Johnson said kids will do a hands-on project and meet animals raised by 4-H participants.

"It should be fun," said Johnson.

There are 28 4-H clubs in Dakota County and each has its own niche. Each club will have a representative at the event to answer questions and show off what their club has been doing.

"All of the clubs have special interest. Some concentrate on performing arts while others really focus on animals," said Johnson.

4-H serves youth from kindergarten through one year past high school. To learn more about 4-H visit http://www1.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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