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Senior Leadership Retreat

2016 Senior Leadership Retreat
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Senior Leadership Retreat is an annual youth leadership event that takes place every January. This event is a fun packed weekend at the Marriott Hotel in Albuquerque. This year's theme is 4-H Story.

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. 2016 Senior Leadership Retreat is going to be held January 23-24 at the Marriott in Albuquerque. 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 Debi Janer at (575) 646-3305 at ACES IT office.

Senior Leadership Retreat Guest Speaker
Amberley Snyder
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Amberley was born in California and moved to Utah when she was seven. She is the second of six children in her family. She started riding horses at the age of three and competing in rodeo at the age of seven. Amberley competed all through junior and high school rodeos qualifying for the National high school finals. In 2009, Amberley was the Finals and World All-Around Cowgirl for the National Little Britches Association. She was also serving as the Utah State FFA President. She just graduated Utah State University obtaining a degree in Agricultural Education. She is going begin her graduate degree in School Counseling this fall. She was involved in a car accident that has left her with some life challenges. Even despite those she is still competing in rodeo and ran in the world's richest one-day rodeo called The American in March of this year. She competes in breakaway roping and barrel racing on her Utah State College Rodeo Team and ended the season top ten in the Rocky Mountain Region.

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Home Economics School

What:New Mexico 4-H Home Economics Schools
Who:Any 4-H Member with an interest in Home Economics

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Youth Get-Away

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Youth Get-Away is an event for Novice and Junior members held at Inlow Baptist Camp located west of Torreon, NM. 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). 2016 Youth Get-Away is TBA at this time.

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.

2016 Schedule - TBA

2016 Youth Get-Away Dance Themes - TBA

2016 What to Bring List - TBA

2016 Community Service Flyer - TBA

2016 Workshop Description -TBA

Counselors/CIT Applications

2016 Counselor/CIT Application - TBA

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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 10-12, 2016

WHERE: Bernalillo County Sheriffs' Posse


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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 10 - 20, 2015

Where: Albuquerque, NM

State Fair Horse Show

When: September 13, 2015

Where: Albuquerque, NM

2015 State Fair 4-H Indoor Exhibits

8th Annual Showmanship Contest

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

2014 NMSF 4-H Indoor Exhibit Results

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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

4-H Mouse Pad Design Contest

Click on the following links for informaiton on the 2014 4-H Mouse Pad Design Contest.

State 4-H Photography Contest

2015 Photo Contest Overall Winner
Boy throwing Sand making a rainbow

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 TBA.

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.

You may either print out the blank forms and complete by hand, or click into the form just above each line and type the information into each space. If you type into the forms, print 2 copies. Mail one form to the State 4-H Office and save the other for your records:

Photography Contest Flyer and Forms

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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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