Saunders County 4-H Smore

September 14, 2018

In this week's Smore...

** Did you know that new items added are BOLDED?!?

  1. Ne State Fair Static Projects
  2. Career Portfolio/Achievement Application - NEW
  3. Clover Crew
  4. Shooting Sports Instructor Report
  5. Ne State Results & Special Recognition
  6. Ashland Shotgun Shooting
  7. Learning Child Eduator
  8. Ne Youth Beef Leadership Symposium
  9. GROW by FarmHER
  10. Midwest Messenger Club/Chapter of the Month
  11. 4-H Club/Member Opportunity
  12. 4S Goat Expo Scholarship
  13. Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, & Events

Nebraska State Fair Static Projects Pick Up

We still have quite a few projects from the Nebraska State Fair that need picked up!

If you could have them picked up by next Friday, that would be appreciated!


Career Portfolio - NEW in 2018 - Annual Achievement Application

Nebraska and Saunders County 4-H are excited to announce the new Achievement Application ( form that will be used as an alternative to the Career Portfolio and is available to youth this fall as a pilot.

The Achievement Application will be used for awards in the county and will also be used at the state level to selection winners for 4-H Congress, Conference, scholarships, and other leadership opportunities that arise statewide.

For the 2017-2018 reporting year (due NOVEMBER 1, 2018), youth can opt to use either the new Achievement Application or the current Career Portfolio. To access the Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application, go to: (

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Shooting Sports Instructor Report

Please make every effort to submit your report by October 15th or sooner. The electronic reporting form will close after October 15th.

You can access the on-line reporting form by going to:

Please note effective October 1, 2017

· All instructors must teach youth or assist in instruction of youth, a minimum of four hours in their respective discipline(s) every year.

· Instructors must also complete and submit their annual instructor report (on-line format) to the state coordinator to remain a certified instructor in their respective discipline.

· Enroll in their respective 4-H Shooting Sports project(s) area in their county. Instructors should also complete leader release form and code of conduct.

It is important for the Nebraska and National programs to be able to show the level of involvement of our volunteer instructors. Last year, volunteer 4-H Shooting Sports instructors contributed more than 43,425 hours towards the five categories of youth involvement with over 32,087 youth contacts across Nebraska.

Nebraska State Fair Results & Special Recognition

Results can be found here:

Special Recognition:

Micah Judds, Saunders – C261002 Abstract

- Exhibited a Sketchbook Crossroads, Portfolio Pathways or Design Decisions exhibit chosen for the East Campus Union Art Gallery Exhibit. The 4-H art exhibits will be on display through November and December on the third floor of the East Campus Union.

4H Shotgun Shooting

Female and Male Youth, grades 6 thru 12, interested in trapshooting are encouraged to contact Ashland Gun Club 4H. We are wanting to establish 5 person, Female and Male, Middle and Senior High School Teams for the 2018-2019 school year. No experience necessary! Hunter Safety Required!

For more information, please contact Ashland 4H: Email: Website:

Learning Child Events and Trainings

Lisa Poppe is a Learning Child Extension Educator for Dodge, Burt, Cuming, Saunders and Washington County. She provides Child Care Professional's Training and Classes that you can find here:

Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium

UNL Animal Science is hosting the 15th Annual Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium (NYBLS) on UNL's East Campus November 2-4.

Registration is due September 15.

Additional information & registration form can be found on the NYBLS website:

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Midwest Messenger, 4-H Club or FFA Chapter of the Week

To honor our hardworking Nebraska youth in agriculture, the Midwest Messenger is featuring a new 4-H Club/FFA Chapter of the Week spotlight. Each week, a new club or chapter is highlighted on a sponsored full page display in the paper, featuring a photograph of current members and a brief biography of the club/chapter’s history and accomplishments. Finally, to boost their organization’s endeavors, the Midwest Messenger is giving each featured group a $50 gift card.

As this is a new program, we are hoping to lean on our state Extension agents and ag advocates to help spread the word about this recognition to 4-H leaders — and FFA educators, whenever applicable — within their counties, so that all Nebraska 4-H and FFA groups can start taking advantage of this honor. Please consider forwarding this information to your local ag youth leaders, and any other contacts who may be interested in nominating a 4-H Club or FFA Chapter for this accolade.

The nomination form can be found on our website at

The 4-H Club/FFA Chapter spotlight will appear each week in the print edition of the Messenger, as well as online at and our Facebook page,

For any questions about this program or submitting a nomination, please contact Katy Moore at (402) 374-2225 ext. 122,

Thank you for helping us celebrate the accomplishments of Nebraska’s ag youth — the next generation of America’s proud farmers, ranchers, and ag advocates.

Share your #InspireKidstoDo Photos: You could win a $10,000 scholarship for your kid!

From September 1-September 30, you could win a $10,000 scholarship for your kid – and your state 4-H program could receive $10,000 to inspire more kids in your community! Submit a photo that shows how your child is inspired to do with purpose.

2019 Youth in Action Awards Applications Now Open!

Every 4-H’er has a story, and every story is worth telling! The 4-H Youth in Action Awards Program is a premier opportunity for you to share your stories of how 4-H has changed your life and how you have, in turn, impacted others.
4S Goat Expo Scholarship

High School senior, or be receiving their GED or a freshman in college. Must also have been active in the goat industry and have been active in 4-H or FFA. Applications due September 15

Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, and Events

Companion Animal Challenge, Horse Stampede, etc....

Saunders County Extension

Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United States Department of Agriculture.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.