Biren quilt

Scott County 4-H member Justin Biren was awarded a purple ribbon at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair for his quilting project. Similar projects will be on display at the April 13 project fair.

Teens from across Scott County will gather March 10 at the Jordan Library to share and discuss a variety of youth-led 4-H projects.

Scott County 4-H ambassadors are students from 6-12 grade who participate in 4-H and help share the organization’s activities and benefits with the public. This year, ambassadors from Jordan, Belle Plain, New Prague, Shakopee and Savage will have the opportunity to share projects on animal science, fine arts, crafts, woodworking, small engines and more.

Scott County 4-H Program Supervisor Sarah Odendahl said the spring fair is a great place for 4-H members to develop new projects that may become exhibited at the county and state fairs, as well as a way for ambassadors to interact with the community.

“It’s an opportunity for kids to experience different projects they’ve never tried before, and if they’re really attracted to something they can start a project and have it ready by the time the county fair comes along,” Odendahl said.

The fair is also a good place for parents to explore whether 4-H is a good program for their children. Membership is open to all Scott County youths, grades kindergarten through high school.

“The best thing that 4-H can offer is to help kids learn about something they’re passionate about,” Odendahl said.

For more information on the project fair or 4-H membership and volunteering, contact Odendahl at 952-492-5384 or sodendah@umn.edu.