Aurora County SDSU Extension

401 N. Main, Courthouse, PO Box 397, Plankinton, SD  57368

605-942-7754 (phone)

605-942-7746 (fax)


4-H Youth Advisor: position available (see link below)

Support Staff:  Tina Kieffer

Office Hours:  10 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Thursday

Closed 12 pm-12:30pm for lunch

 Policy and Procedures

4-H Year begins October 1 and ends September 30

Regular 4-H Members:  age 8 to 18 by January 1 of the current year

Cloverbud Members:  ages 5-7 by January 1 of the current year

4-H Online Enrollment Process:



gallery/Aurora County Extension Annual Schedule updated 2023.pdf

A guideline for office/4-H Leader/member. It follows the 4-H year from October 1 to September 30 and outlines meetings, deadlines, activities, events, etc.

List of General 4-H Events


General 4-H Guidelines

gallery/2024 4-H Handbook_CoC_FillableVersion.pdf

gallery/2024 4-H Handbook_CoC_ManualVersion.pdf



Aurora County 4-H Policy

Awards List

Project Pin Application and List

4-H member Annual Report

Accumulative Record Pages

4-H Member Permanent Record

Record Book Score Sheet

Leader Annual Club Report

County Camp Fee Assistance

Scholarship Guidelines

Educational Displays & Posters Guidelines


County and State Fair Registration links

2024 SD State Fair Book

Livestock Integrity Pledge

(must be signed each year)






State Extension Website for all 4-H Information


State 4-H Leaders Website



Monthly Schedule - 4-H and Community Building

Community/4-H Building Rental Rates & Agreement

4-H Events

May 20                  Leader Mtg/Weigh In/CDM/Hort Skillathon

June 25 & 27         YIA events

Aug 2-3, 2024        Achievement Days


Ag Building Reserved for these Dates:




May 10-11-12          Graduation Reception

May 17-18-19          Private party

May 20                    4-H

May 21                     Teen Leader Meeting


June 1                     Private Party

June 4                      Voting

June 10                   Central Electric Supper

June 15                   Private party

June 25                   4-H Fashion Revue/Communications

June 27                   4-H Top Chef

June 29                   Plankinton Alumni


July 25-26               Hunt Safe, GF&P


August 2-3             4-H Achievement Days (using all week)


November 5            Voting

November 8           Plankinton Service Club

November 28         Private party


Dec 24-25              Private party

Dec 31-Jan 1         Private party



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