York County 4-H Blast

May 18, 2018

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Face to Face YQCA

Monday, May 21st, 1-2:30pm

York High School FFA Room

The Face to Face session of Youth Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) has been set! May 21st 1:00 -2:30 at the York High FFA Room. Follow the link below to register and pay. Reminder you MUST go to the YQCA site, sign up to attend and pay $3 online BEFORE attending the class. You cannot take the class if you have not signed up and paid on the YQCA site.

At the training you will also need to pay UNL Extension $5.

If you cannot make the face to face training you can always take the online modules. You may also take the online YQCA and complete it on your own time if that works better.


YQCA - Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (Quality Assurance)

In 2018, all youth ages 8-18 enrolled in any of following animal projects will need to complete YQCA training: • Beef (bucket calf, feeder calf, breeding beef, market beef) • Dairy cattle • Goat (breeding meat goat, dairy goat, meat goat) • Poultry • Rabbit • Sheep (breeding sheep, market sheep) • Swine (breeding swine, market swine)

Youth must be currently enrolled at https://ne.4honline.com

In York County, youth may choose one of two options to complete their YQCA requirements:

• Complete online training at https://yqca.learngrow.io. Cost is $12. For directions and more information, visit https://4h.unl.edu/yqca. Once training is complete, send completed certificates to Tanya Crawford, tanya.crawford@unl.edu or drop off at the Extension Office. If certificates are not submitted, we have no way of knowing if trainings have been completed. No certificate = No Certification

• Attend a face-to-face training. Once a date is set the 4-H member must sign up online and pay the YQCA Fee of $3.00 BEFORE the training. To sign up for face to face trainings, you must go to https://learngrow.io . The training will cost $3 payable by credit or debit card on the website. We cannot take payments in person; all families must register and pay online. Then at the training, you will pay the Nebraska Extension – York County $5. You must sign in as proof of attendance. After the training, Tanya will go in and issue the certification.

Deadline to complete Youth for Quality Care of Animals (Quality Assurance) is June 15. If you have further questions, contact Tanya Crawford at 402-362-5508 or tanya.crawford@unl.edu

What The Cluck?!


Come learn all about how to raise and show poultry.

Taught By: Brett Krielfels -Nebraska Extension Educator and the Nebraska State Fair Poultry Show Superintendent will be our expert.

What: Brett will walk us through the process of buying, raising and showing chickens. Youth will then have the opportunity to practice showmanship one on one with Brett as the judge

When: May 25th from 10-Noon, Noon -1:00 (Optional)

Cost: $5.00


10-11 a.m. - purchasing your chicken, feeding and caring for your chicken.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. –Walk through the fair book classes offered, and learn about showmanship

12-1 p.m. - one on one time practicing showmanship with Brett as the judge (this is optional and participants can bring their own chicken if they want.

Added incentive: Orschlens is offering one FREE chicken to all participants of this workshop, while supplies last. Must register for workshop in advance. Then, pick up your certificate at the Extension office and pick up your chicken from Orschlens.

Crop Science Investigation

Youth in York and surrounding counties interested in crops, plants, and science are welcome to attend CSI! We meet monthly and youth become detectives to solve a problem.

Next meeting is May 21 @ 5PM

Monthly meeting dates and topics

Ag Safety Day

Registrations are still be accepted for Ag Safety Day! The registration fee is now $10 and shirt sizes are not guaranteed.

Youth Registration Form

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Summer Workshops Released!

A few workshops still have openings: What The Cluck, Cinnamon Rolls, Biscuits & Scones, Clover Kid Day, and Caramels & Candies.

Workshop Guide

Workshop Registration Form

4-H Foodstand Sign Up

The 4-H Foodstand is a major fundraiser for the York County 4-H Program. The money raised will go directly to York County 4-H'ers through scholarships, workshop, and other learning experiences. It is expected that at least one person from every family work at least one shift. Please sign up by June 15.

Leader Resources

Check out the latest issue of Spotlight on 4-H, a publication written by Nebraska 4-H Youth Development professionals. Each edition contains meeting ideas, the latest 4-H news and project info.

Nebraska 4-H Online Horticulture Judging Contest

The 2018 Nebraska 4-H Online Horticulture Judging contest is just around the corner. This year the contest will be available from 8:00 am Friday, June 8th through 8:00 am Monday, June 18, 2018. It is composed of three parts; general knowledge questions, plant part and seed identification, as well as a judging portion. It is open to all 4-H youth, as well as adults, and even Extension individuals. No password needed, the link listed below will take you directly to the contest. The link to participate will be https://go.unl.edu/2018hortcontest

Study Materials for the Online Horticulture Judging Contest and the State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest held during State Fair are the same and they can be found at:


Camper Spots

County Fair camper spots are now available to reserve. The cost is $40. Payment must be received in order for your spot to be reserved. They are reserved on a first come, first served basis.
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