Washington County Weekly 4-H Update

November 12, 2021

WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN THIS WEEK'S 4-H UPDATE...


  1. Washington County 4-H Calendar
  2. Welcome Morgan Leefers!
  3. Achievement Celebration RSVP
  4. 4-H Camp Scholarship Application is Open!
  5. Scholarship Opportunity
  6. National Western Stock Show Catch-a-Calf Program
  7. Volunteer Road Show
  8. Nebraska 4-H Horse Advisory Committee
  9. Livestock Information Series
  10. Nebraska Fed Steer Challenge
  11. Big Red Camps
  12. Other Statewide Events and Resources


*NEW OR UPDATED INFORMATION IS BOLDED!

4-H CALENDAR

November 15.......................................Volunteer Road Show - Columbus, NE

December 5..........................................Achievement Celebration

March 26..............................................4-H Horse Stampede

June 6-10.............................................District 4-H Horse Shows

June 15................................................Enrollment Deadline

June 22-23...........................................Premier Animal Science Event (PASE)

June 24................................................State Public Speaking Contest

August 26-September 5......................2022 Nebraska State Fair

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RSVP by November 29, 2021 GO.UNL.EDU/ACHIEVEMENT
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2022 Washington County 4-H Council Camp Scholarship Application

APPLICATIONS OPEN: Friday, November 2, 2021

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday, November 29, 2021
AWARDED: Washington County 4-H Program Achievement Celebration, December 5, 2021

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS AVAILABLE

Find the application at https://go.unl.edu/wcscholarship

Applications will be reviewed and awarded by Selection Committee.

* $20 Scholarship Awards - 4-H Clover Kids (5-7 years old Jan 1, 2021) who submitted a 4-H Clover Kids Record Book
* $100 Scholarship Awards - 4-H Members (8-17 years old Jan 1, 2021) who submitted a 4-H Achievement Application
* $50 Scholarship Awards - 4-H Members (8-17 years old Jan 1, 2021) who did NOT submit a 4-H Achievement Application
* Scholarship amounts will cover State 4-H Camps (state), Big Red Academic Camps (state), School Year Camps (state), and Summer/Spring/Winter 4-H Workshops (county/local/state)

**Upon selection, scholarship recipients who are interested in using their funds for a 4-H camp (state) must utilize a unique code issued to them as a scholarship recipient. Scholarship recipients are NOT to register for a 4-H camp (state) until they have communication from the Washington County 4-H staff regarding their awarded scholarship. There is NO way to reimburse scholarship recipients if they have already registered for 4-H camp (state) without the unique code.
**Scholarship recipients who are interested in using their funds for Summer/Spring/Winter 4-H Workshops must communicate with the Washington County 4-H staff BEFORE registering for the workshop.

If you have questions, contact the Washington County 4-H Staff.
* EMAIL - washingtoncounty4h@unl.edu
* PHONE - 402.426.9455

Scholarship Opportunity

Attention all 2022 graduating seniors who are planning to continue your education! The Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship application is now OPEN on behalf of the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers. The application and requirements can be found on our website at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/washington/scholarships-0/ and is due to the Washington County by November 30, 2021. One female and one male across the state will be awarded $500 each, the winner will be announced at the annual NAFM convention in January.

National Western Stock Show - Catch-a-Calf Program

The National Western Stock Show is around the corner. This programs is the best in the Nation for young people to participate.

The application process can be found at: https://nationalwestern.com/livestock-shows/catch-a-calf-program/

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Nebraska 4-H Horse Advisory Committee

The Nebraska 4-H Horse Advisory Committee is now accepting applications for new members. This committee, made up of 4-H volunteer leaders and Extension personnel, provides guidance and assistance in carrying out program activities. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/horse-advisory-committee.

Volunteer Road Show

Nebraska 4-H is excited to bring the 4-H Volunteer Road Show to volunteers statewide this November! The 4-H Volunteer Road Show will rotate host locations each year, get registered today at the location near you. Please see the above flyer for details regarding the dates, locations and times. Each Road Show location will have the following schedule: meal and table topics, 4-H Volunteer Impact and Introduction of Resources, choice of workshops for session 1 and 2 and finished with a wrap-up session on introducing parliamentary procedure to youth. Visit https://4h.unl.edu/volunteer-road-show for more specific information and registration link. Registration closes one week prior to each Road Show session.

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Looking for help with your livestock project? The Nebraska 4-H Livestock Information Series provides resources for 4-H members, leaders, and parents looking to gain knowledge in various livestock-related topic areas. Resources include everything from videos and handouts to hands-on activities and lesson plans. Plus, new resources are still being added. Check it out at 4h.unl.edu/livestock-info-series.
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2022 Nebraska 4-H Fed Steer Challenge applications are due December 1, 2021. This program is designed to enhance the traditional 4-H beef project and provide an opportunity to learn more about the beef industry. Learn more and apply at 4h.unl.edu/fed-steer-challenge.
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Mark your calendars! Big Red Camps will be held on June 12-17, 2022, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. More details will be coming soon!
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Washington County Extension | 4-H

Tayler Wickham, Extension Educator - tayler.wickham@unl.edu

Mickayla Blender, 4-H Ext. Assistant - mblender2@unl.edu

Morgan Leefers, 4-H Ext. Assistant - morgan.leefers@unl.edu

Mary Larsen, 4-H Support Staff - mlarsen9@unl.edu