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2020 Mitchell County Activity Day

County Activity Day is an opportunity for youth to showcase their talents and knowledge in a variety of project areas. Mitchell County’s 2020 day is moving online, so youth will have an opportunity to practice their activities at the county level and qualify for District Activity Day. Agents are to receive additional instruction from the state 4-H office shortly with guidelines for the online format.

Pre-registration is due May 8, so it has been extended. Each youth participant should be registered individually. Also, please fill in a separate registration form for any group activities. Contact Kaley Lawing with questions you may have.

4-H Activity Day Letter

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Participants are responsible for reviewing guidelines for each activity. The three sections are 4-H Presentations, 4-H Entertains and other activities.

How Presentations will be Done:

  • This year for County Activity Day youth will submit videos of presenting their presentations. Phones, video cameras, tablets, Zoom recordings, etc. may be used for video presentations. However, please do not send a link to a youtube channel as these cannot be used. Videos cannot be bigger than 10GB – smaller is better. Videos must be .mp4 file format or .mov as these are universal and we should be able to open them easily.
  • Videos must be single cut – do not do several recordings and splice them together. SINGLE CUT ONLY – just as if youth are presenting live. We must see youth doing their presentations. You may take as many “single cut” videos as you like before sending in your best presentation video. Again, you cannot edit and splice portions of videos together.
  •  Score sheets will be returned to 4-H’ers virtually (scanned in and emailed) with questions from judges recorded on the judging sheets on or before May 25th. These questions can be used to help prepare presentations for District Competition.
  •  Teams – use Zoom or something similar to record you both on the screen at the same time. (Use co-host to share the roles)

Presenters submit your video recording to Kaley Lawing by May 13th.

4-H Presentations

Review “2020 4-H Presentations at a Glance” for more information about each topic area and any associated prizes.

Animal Science

  • Horse
  • Horse Public Speaking
  • Livestock & Dairy Production Small & Companion Animals
  • Poultry

Citizenship & Civic Education

  • Citizenship/Community Service

Communication & Expressive Arts

  • Arts & Communication
  • Public Speaking

Family & Consumer Sciences

  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Hospitality, Etiquette & Social Graces

Environmental Sciences Entomology

  • Fisheries & Aquatics
  • Forestry & Wildlife Environmental Science (Soil & Water)

Healthy Lifestyles

  • Agricultural Safety & Health
  • Health/Fitness
  • Foods & Nutrition
  • Safety Fruit & Vegetable Use
  • Egg Cookery
  • Peanut Foods
  • Dairy Foods

Personal Development

  • Open Class
  • Careers & Entrepreneurship

Plant Science

  • Horticulture Science

Science & Technology

  • Agriculture Science (Crops)
  • Wheels & Engines Science & Technology
  • Electric

Read more about 4-H presentations

Review guidelines and regulations for 4-H presentations

4-H Entertains


  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Variety
  • Instrumental
  • Vocal Arts

Objectives for 4-H Entertains

  1. To provide an opportunity for 4-H’ers to demonstrate their creativity through the performing arts.
  2. To develop poise and self-confidence before a group of their peers.
  3. To provide an avenue through which local and state 4-H programs may broaden the 4-H image and acquaint the public with the creative skills possessed by 4-H members.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Participants should be 8 as of January 1 of the current year and not have had their 19 birthday as of Jan. 1.
  2. They must be currently enrolled or participating in the 4-H program. 4-H members who have participated in previous County, District, and State 4-H talent programs MAY participate again.

4-H Entertains Guidelines

  1. Talent acts may be presented by an individual or group.
  2. Talent acts selected should appeal to youth audiences.
  3. Talent acts may be drawn from dance, dramatic, variety, instrumental and vocal arts.
  4. Each county may select a maximum of two acts to participate at the District level.
  5. Each act should be a maximum of five (5) minutes.
  6. Participants should consider the following items when selecting and presenting a talent act:
    1. audience appeal
    2. projection
    3. appropriate dress or costume
    4. poise
    5. staging-position and/or movement on stage
    6. skills in areas of presentation (talent)
    7. music should be in good taste and appropriate for all audiences, no vulgar language will be accepted in any lyrics
  7. Animal acts, use of fire, groups requiring excessive time to set up and groups requiring special lighting are NOT allowed.
  8. Digital music must be of good quality

Read more about 4-H Entertains