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Officials say 4-H participation up at State Fair

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HURON (AP) -- Officials say 4-H exhibits were up 10 percent from last year at this year's State Fair in Huron.

Peter Nielson, South Dakota State University Extension 4-H Youth Development director, says there were 17,700 pre-entered exhibits and 10,500 display exhibits checked in at the State Fair.

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Nielson tells the Plainsman of Huron (http://bit.ly/1dBhT0u ) that 4-H membership in South Dakota is up 6 percent from last year. More than 9,000 young people now take part in 4-H programs.

Nielson says participation has increased in all project area, but most notably in shooting sports, photography and meat goats.

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