York County 4-H Blast
November 17, 2017
Reminder: The Extension Office will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Nov 23-24.
Omaha Fashion Week 4-H Collection
Over the last 10 years, Omaha Fashion Week has grown to the nation’s 5th largest fashion event. In addition to supporting more independent fashion designers than any other organization in the region, Omaha Fashion Week supports young fashion designers by providing mentoring, educational opportunities, and a professional platform to showcase work.
Nebraska 4-H is once again partnering with Omaha Fashion Week during their Spring Showcase. OFW Student Night will take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 and will exclusively feature student designers, including a 4-H collection. This collection will consist of 10 to 12 garments from across the state. Each garment will be modeled by the 4-H member who made it. In order to create a complete and dynamic collection, interested 4-H members are invited to apply to participate in the show. The 4-H collection will be curated based on the selection criteria as listed below.
Student Night Details:
When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Where: Omaha Design Center (near TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha)
Hair and Make-up will be scheduled for all models starting at 2:00 p.m.
Runway rehearsal will take place at 5:30 p.m. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. and will end around 9:30 p.m.
Tickets for the event are free to students who show their Student ID or are $10 for non-students. For more information about Omaha Fashion Week or to purchase tickets to this night or the entire week, visit http://omahafashionweek.com
- Participants must be current 4-H members.
- Garments must have been exhibited at the 2017 Nebraska State Fair.
- Garments should be fashion forward, runway appropriate and display high-quality construction.
- Creativity and attention to detail are highly scrutinized in garment selection.
Complete the following application form: https://go.unl.edu/ofw2018
Applications are due December 15th.
2018 Ag Leaders Scholarships
If you can answer yes to the following statements, you are eligible for the AKSARBEN Ag Leaders Scholarship:
- I am a High School Senior, graduating in the Spring of 2018.
- I am planning to attend a fully accredited 2 or 4 year college/university in the Fall of 2018.
- I have participated in the AKSARBEN Stock Show for 3 years or more.
- I have never participated in the AKSARBEN Buyer's Club Purple Ribbon Auction.
- I have not received any previous AKSARBEN scholarships.
- I have never been disqualified for any reason from the AKSARBEN Stock Show.
- I have an interest in a career in an agriculture related field or professional career in rural communities.
- I understand I am only eligible for one $2,000 scholarship award.
Application Deadline is December 31, 2017. Click here to fill out the application form. http://www.aksarben.org/p/scholarships/agleadersscholarship/301
2018 Lamb Challenge Applications are due December 1, 2017. If you are interested in being a part of the Lamb Challenge Program, download an application here: http://www.aksarbenstockshow.com/p/events/competitions/lambchallenge
Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference
The annual Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will be held Feb. 22 – 23, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, Kearney, Neb.
The Women in Agriculture Conference is one of the longest-running women’s conferences of its kind in the country. The theme for this year’s conference is, “Growing our future, valuing our traditions.” Over 30 concurrent workshops will be hosted over the two-day event that focus on production risk, market risk, financial risk, human risk and legal risk.
Ten $62.50 scholarships (half registration fee) are available to Nebraska FFA, 4-H or Community College students. Students receiving a ½ scholarship are expected to pay the remainder of the registration cost during the registration period, or find a local sponsor.
Applicants will need to prepare a 3,000 character essay on "Why do you want to attend the Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference? How will you use the information in your future studies/career?"
TO APPLY CLICK HERE: https://ssp.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2gdxBcTI8sDQggB
Hotel rooms and additional travel expenses are not covered by these scholarships. The application is now open. Applications must be submitted online by midnight Friday January 19, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than January 26, 2018.
Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship
Nebraska Association of Fair Managers
The Nebraska Association of Fair Managers will award a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H male and a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H female who are graduating seniors in the State of Nebraska and who plan to continue with post high school education. The scholarship will be awarded at the annual NAFM convention in January. Applications are Due December 1.
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.
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