South Dakota 4-H hosting 4-H Capitol Day on Jan. 18 in Pierre

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South Dakota State 4-H Ambassadors. Pictured, from right to left: Kate Hamilton, Beadle County; Hayden Niles, Day County; Shane Rist, Turner County; Grace DiGiovanni, Turner County; Emma Eppe, Lake County; Ashley Bondesen, Lincoln County; Madison DeMent, Minnehaha County; Emily Robbins, Brookings County; Dillon Browning, Brown County; Logan Tlam, Davison County; Carter Effling, Marshall County; and Eli Hamre, Walworth County. Not pictured: William Karels, Grant County; Izzy May, Butte/Lawrence County; Isaac Sousa, Grant County; and Laurie Vifquain, Butte/Lawrence County.

South Dakota State University Extension will host its third annual 4-H Capitol Day on Jan. 18, 2023, in Pierre, in conjunction with the Brookings/SDSU days at the Capitol. 

Any 4-H supporter is encouraged to attend the event, from current 4-H members and their parents or grandparents to 4-H volunteers and alumni. All ages are welcome. The day will be filled with legislative educational experiences, including viewing committee hearings, touring the building, and participating in round table sessions with state legislators. 

There will also be an ice cream social, giving 4-H supporters an opportunity to mingle with others from across the state. Participants are encouraged to wear their 4-H green to show support of the organization. 

Preregistration is required by Jan 6. To register, visit More details and a formalized schedule will be provided to attendees after registration closes. 

For more information, contact your county 4-H office or Hilary Risner, Extension Program Manager and Regional Youth Educator.