19: Teen 'Chopped' Competition, for youth ages 13-19 to display their talent of cooking by creating a nutritious meal from locally-grown items, Harrison City Market, Harrison, MI,

19: 4-H Proud Equestrians Program Instructor Update, obtain continuing education for 4-H PEP Certified Instructors and others involved in therapeutic riding activities, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI,

19-20: Michigan 4-H Creative Arts Celebration, arrival/check-in 9-9:50 a.m. Saturday, adjourn following lunch around 1 p.m. Sunday, $95/registered 4-H'ers & volunteers and MSUE staff, $114/non-registered 4-H members, $155/non-registered 4-H volunteers, registration for 2019/2020 4-H program year must be completed to participate, Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI,

20: 4-H Day at the Lions, 4-H members, families and friends are invited to the Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings game, for each ticket purchased, $5 goes back to county 4-H programs, Ford Field, Detroit, MI,


3: Huron County 4-H Fall Family Social, 1 p.m., recognitions program and fundraising event, pasta and salad bar dinner, portion of proceeds go to Huron County 4-H Youth Program, deadline to RSVP is Oct. 25, Pasta House, Kinde, MI, 989-269-9949.

29-Dec. 3: 4-H National Congress, Atlanta, GA, or 231-779-9480.

January 2020

25: 4-H Rabbit Show, MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 517-432-5566.


25: 4-H Benefit Clinic, MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 517-432-5566.


20: 4-H/FFA Horse Judging Contest & Equine Expo, MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 517-353-1748 or


16-20: Global Gateway Experience, open to 4-H members in grades 7-12 to get involved and learn more about global hunger, includes a Global Village where youth will see recreated urban slums, bamboo huts, shanties, refugee camps and more, creates an experience in which nothing - food, shelter, water or cooking fuel - can be taken for granted, participate in a number of exercises and prepare a meal with limited resources while staying in the Global Village, members will stay in the Heifer Hilton for the first and third nights (bunk bed-style housing in a barn with the animals below) and in one of the Global Village houses on the second night, registration is $170 plus the cost of meals on the trip to/from Arkansas, transportation provided by charter bus and sponsored by Indiana 4-H Youth Development, youth must submit an application as space is limited, Allen County can take 4 youth and 1 adult on this trip, apply by Dec. 1 - applications available from the Extension office in Fort Wayne, IN. Global Gateway Experience is held at the Heifer Ranch in Perryville, AR.

17: FFA Ag Skills Contest, MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 517-432-5566.

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