The 4-H Update
August 19, 2022
If you have a 4-H project that was selected for the Nebraska State Fair, the 4-H Staff will transport all State Fair items to Grand Island with the exception of very large exhibits. Send exhibits at your own risk. We will provide the State Fair entry tags for you. Be sure your entry is labeled with your name, county and all required supporting information. Read the corresponding section of the State Fair Book to determine what needs to accompany your entry. In most departments, exhibitors are limited to 1 item per class. If more than one has been selected, YOU must decide which exhibit you want to go to the State Fair. All exhibits must be well packaged and labeled.
The following drop off schedule has been set:
DOUGLAS OFFICE: 8015 West Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124
Monday, August 22 from 8 am – 4:30 pm and Tuesday, August 23 from 8 am – 4:30 pm
After State Fair, entries may be picked up at the Extension office.
Wednesday, September 7 through Friday, September 9 from 8 am – 4:30 pm.
Please pick up items NO LATER than Sept. 9 as we do not have room to store them.
State Fair Animal Exhbitors
The 2022 Nebraska State Fair Animal Exhibitor Letters can be found at https://4h.unl.edu/state-fair/live-animal-exhibitor
2022 Nebraska State Fair
The Nebraska State Fair will be The 2022 Nebraska State Fair is coming up quickly! Are you ready? Get access to everything you need straight from your home screen. Download the Nebraska Extension mobile app (go.unl.edu/zbap) for the earliest possible access to 4-H show programs, contest schedules, results, and more!
The 2022 Nebraska State Fair is coming up quickly! Are you ready? Get access to everything you need straight from your home screen. Download the Nebraska Extension mobile app (go.unl.edu/zbap) for the earliest possible access to 4-H show programs, contest schedules, results, and more!
Don't want the app, you can still get details, including parking, hours and schedules at https://www.statefair.org/
New to 4-H?
The new 4-H year starts in October, but planning can happen now. There are two ways to get involved in 4-H - Club vs. Independent.
Club Member Participation
One of the oldest and most traditional parts of 4-H is getting involved with a club. We encourage new members to join a club the first few years to better understand 4-H and help make it a fun and memorable experience for the youth and their family. Contact our office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to see what clubs are taking new members.
Independent Member Participation
Interested in venturing out on your own?
Not a problem! You can enroll as an Independent member and participate that way, too.
For more info. contact Katherine at email@example.com
State Fair Tickets for Static Exhbitors
4-H static exhibitor families will be able to order discount passes directly from the Nebraska State Fair! Orders can be placed using the following link and password. Please remember the opportunity to order these discounted tickets is for static exhibitors and their families only. The misuse of this resource may eliminate this opportunity in the future, so please encourage your families not to share this link. Note – We can track who ordered tickets and match it with their 4-H participation. There is a limit of 10 tickets per exhibitor. Discount tickets will not be available through the county offices.
Note – All livestock exhibitors and in-person event exhibitors (contests, fashion show, presentations, and robotics showcase) will still be able to order discounted tickets when they enter in ShoWorks for State Fair. This process has not changed for those exhibitors coming to the fair.
The Nebraska State Fair also has ticket options available to the general public. https://www.statefair.org/buy-tickets for additional details.
All advance ticket options are available now until 11:59PM on August 25th CT.
Learn How to Can!
Did you see some of the outstanding canning at the fair? Check out Nebraska Extension's Home Food Preservation Series to learn how to can!
Featured 4-Her of the Week - Ava Irwin
Ava is the 2022 Champion Intermediate English Pleasure, English Equitation, Western Pleasure, Trail Showmanship Reserve Aged Geldings.
For info. about our horse program, contact Alaina Kauffman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Time for School
Douglas-Sarpy 4-H'er Scarlett is ready for a great school year. She is one of our Passport Program prize winners.
This is an interactive, educational part of fair that is open to the public. Consider volunteering to help with the Passport Program during 2023 fair. It is a great way to promote 4-H and teach the public Ag Literacy.
The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover program encourages 4-H youth to engage in a variety of programs, projects, and activities that will enable youth to acquire skills and abilities that will prepare them for success in the future. The program is designed to reach and recognize all youth engaged in 4-H, from club members and campers to school enrichment, afterschool, and special interest program participants.
The program consists of six levels that require a young person to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. For each level, the Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover program provides a list of accomplishments from which 4-H youth choose their goals. Start your application today!
Learn more and get your application at https://4h.unl.edu/diamond-clover