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Senior Leadership Retreat

What: 2018 Senior Leadership Retreat

When: January 26-28, 2018

Where: Las Cruces, NM.

Theme: TBD

During the event youth have the opportunity to attend workshops on personal development, team work, leadership, conquering fears, motivation, personalities and much more. In the evening the delegates will be challenged to show how they have mastered their dance skills. 2018 Senior Leadership Retreat is going to be held January 26-28 in Las Cruces, NM. We look forward to seeing you there! Further information on the activities will be posted when available.

For more information on cost and registration deadlines check with your local County Extension Office.

Registration is online using the 4HOnline Registration system. Members who are attending will need to be entered into the county registration system before registering for this event. Instructions for how to register can be found in the online system when you log in. If you have technical questions on the registration process contact the 4HOnline Helpdesk at 4honline@nmsu.edu at ACES IT office.

Senior Leadership Retreat Guest Speaker - TBD

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Home Economics School

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What:New Mexico 4-H Home Economics Schools
When:March 10-12, 2017
Where:Belen High School, Belen, NM
Who:Any 4-H Member with an interest in Home Economics
Fees:$80.00 per youth participant, $40.00 per adult volunteer

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Youth Get-Away

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What:Youth Get-Away
When:April 21-23, 2017
Where:  Glorieta Camp, New Mexico
Fees:$145.00 per person

Youth Get-Away is an event for Novice and Junior members, Youth will have the opportunity during the weekend to enjoy workshops on various projects, leadership and teamwork. Youth also participate in sessions, hands-on activities, and attend dances. Senior members have an opportunity to attend this event by serving as camp counselors or a CIT (Counselor In Training). 2017 Youth Get-Away is April 21-23, 2017.

Registration information, counselor applications and deadline information can be picked up at you County Extension Office. The event is hosted by the State 4-H Officer Team.

Community Service

Counselors/CIT Applications

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State 4-H Shooting Sports

The goal of the 4-H Shooting Sports Program is youth development. Through participation in firearm safety training and shooting sports activities, young men and women are given the opportunity to learn responsibility, sportsmanship, self-discipline, and other qualities critical to the development of productive citizens.

4-H Shooting Sports is a national program with over 300,000 young people taking part, thus making it one of the largest shooting education programs in the United States. New Mexico 4-H Shooting Sports involves of kids and continues to grow annually. More information...

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Livestock School/Horse School

Livestock School or Horse School is held each Summer. More information...


Futurity and Versatility

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NM State 4-H Dog School

The New Mexico State 4-H Dog School was designed to help youth and leaders become familiar with the 4- H Dog Project, the different events youth may participate in with their dogs and to promote Responsible Dog Ownership. State 4-H Dog School is two and a half days of workshops and presentations to help develop leadership, selfreliance, sportsmanship, a greater understanding of their dog and citizenship responsibilities by working together to support community dog projects and activities. 4-H members between the ages of 9-19 may attend Dog School, along with leaders, agents and parents. Dogs do not have to be full breeds to participate in 4-H Dog School, but for the safety of the dog and youth, must be older than 6 months, have all vaccinations, not in season or aggressive.

WHEN: June 9-11, 2017

WHERE: Bernalillo County Sheriffs' Posse Arena, Albuquerque, NM

REGISTRATION: Registration on 4Honline opening April 3, 2017

COST: Registration fee: $85.00 - Checks should be made payable to New Mexico 4-H Dog School.
Payment and require paperwork should be sent to :

Valencia County Extension Service
PO Drawer 1059
Los Lunas, NM 87031

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State 4-H Conference

State 4-H Conference is held every July on the NMSU Campus. The Conference consists of contests, workshops, evening sessions, awards ceremony, and the election of new State Officers. More information...

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NM State Fair

When: September 7 - 17, 2017

Where: Albuquerque, NM

State Fair Horse Show

When: September 10, 2017

Where: Albuquerque, NM

2016 State Fair 4-H Exhibits

2016 NMSF 4-H Indoor Exhibit Results

2016 Best of Show Winners

Best of Show and Best of Division Home Economics: Riley Thompson, Roosevelt County, Self-Determined Machine Quilt

Reserve Best of Show and Best of Division Engineering Science: Henry Roybal, Santa Fe County, Self-Determined Welding

Best of Division Animal Science: Katelyn Peach, Bernalillo County, Rabbit Exhibit

Best of Division Horticulture and Agronomy: Estevan Salazar, Taos County, Gardening Exhibit

Best of Division Natural Science: Tianna Peterson, Quay County, Rifle Exhibit

Best of Division Personal Growth and Development: Kaytee Gallegos, Santa Fe County, Chile Ristra

Best of Division Creative Arts and Arts & Crafts: Jayton Morris, De Baca County, Leathercraft III Exhibit

Best of Division Consumer Education and Home Management: Mason Franklin, Curry County, Article for Living Room

8th Annual Showmanship Contest

Hosted by the New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association (NMCGA)

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NM State 4-H Rodeo

NM State 4-H Rodeos are held in the Spring of each year with the finals in late summer. More information...

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NM 4-H Adult Forum

The annual New Mexico 4-H Adult Forum is held in Albuquerque on a Saturday in November. The Forum provides an opportunity for adults involved with the 4-H Youth Development Program to participate in workshops, a community service project, special activities, educational displays and network with other adults who share their interest in 4-H. It is planned and designed by adult 4-H Leaders for adult 4-H Leaders, 4-H parents and 4-H Extension personnel. All participants learn and have fun together in a one-day education program that addresses a variety of topics. More information...

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State Contests


State 4-H Photography Contest

2016 Photo Contest Overall Winner
Runner through tunnel
Alan Darnold, Otero County - Underground Passage

Contest is open to any 4-H member, ages 9-19. Entrants do not have to be enrolled in the Photography project to enter. Entry deadline: Must be in the State Office on or before August 1, 2017.

Photos will be used to promote New Mexico 4-H. An exhibit will be on display at the New Mexico State Fair.

Film and digital photos are accepted.

Flyer with details on how to enter is coming soon!


Photography Contest Flyer

2016 Photo Contest Logo

Photography Contest Winners

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Essay Contest

Submit your 4-H Recordbook Story for a chance to win a free trip for you and a 4-H friend! Just submit your 4-H Recordbook Story describing your experiences in the current 4-H year. Use your IMAGINATION to create a typed, double-spaced story (MAXIMUM OF 3 PAGES) on the exciting program you are involved in....4-H!

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2016 Essay Contest Winner

Novice Essay Winner
Hailey Drake
Valencia County

Junior Essay Winner
Mikaela Cooper
Roosevelt County

Senior Essay Winner
Aiyana Austin
San Juan County

Winning essays are posted below.

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