Lincoln Logan & McPherson 4-H News

February #1


Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. (M-F)

Update from Miss Kate

Dear Lincoln, Logan & McPherson County 4-H Families,

Some of you may have already heard the news, but I have accepted a position with Texas 4-H & will be leaving here the first week of March. I have really enjoyed working with all 3 counties and getting to know our members & families. I am confident the 4-H program here is in good hands with Amber, our 4-H Assistant & Mindy, our 4-H Office Assistant, until my role can be refilled.


Miss Kate

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In This Newsletter:

Calendar of Events

Pig Lottery

Building Better Babysitters

Plants and Animals Workshop

Lincoln County 4-H Open House

Horse Level Testing

Special Garden Project (Must enroll in 4-H by Feb 18th)

Platte Valley 4 Paws "Stuff the Dog Trailer"

Virtual Companion Animal Challenge

Nebraska 4-H Companion Animal Advisory Committee

FCE Scholarship

Youth in Action

Market Beef Weigh-Ins

4-H Online 2.0 Enrollment (New Website)

2022 Lincoln County Fair Updates

4-H Summer Camp Sessions

Special Agronomy Projects

Livestock Achievement

Livestock Information Series Webpage

Horse Health and Nutrition Courses

4-H Member Spotlight

Calendar of Events:

2/13: Lincoln Co. Youth Livestock Sale Committee ; 2p.m. at Snyder Building WCREEC

3/19: Lincoln County Beef Weigh in; 9-11a.m.

3/20: Logan County Beef Weigh in; 1-2p.m.

3/20: McPherson County Beef Weigh in; 2:30-3:30p.m.

3/26: 2022 UNL Chick Days; 10a.m.-2p.m.

3/26: 4-H Horse Stampede; entries due 3/4;

6/4: Sheep and Goat Weigh in; 9-11a.m.

6/6-6/10: District 4-H Horse Shows

6/12: Lincoln Co. Youth Livestock Sale Committee; 2p.m. Centennial Hall

6/22-6/23: Premier Animal Science Event (PASE)

6/24: State 4-H Public Speaking Contest

7/9-7/13: Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Expo

7/16-7/24: Lincoln County Fair

8/13: Logan County 4-H Livestock Show

8/26-9/5: Nebraska State Fair

8/26-8/28: 4-H Weekend; Nebraska State Fair

9/3-9/5: FFA Weekend; Nebraska State Fair

9/18: Lincoln Co. Youth Livestock Sale Committee; 2p.m.Centennial Hall

2022 Lincoln County Pig Lottery

Check out this exciting opportunity!! Visit for more information or scan the QR code at the bottom of the flyer.
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Building Better Babysitters Classes

This is a great opportunity for youth that want to gain vital skills in caring for children!

Space is still available in the Monday evening course!

Register by calling 532-2683 or emailing

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Plants and Animals Workshop

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Lincoln County 4-H Open House

Make plans to join us on Sunday, February 27, 2022 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in North Platte for our Open House event! There will be hands-on project demonstrations and on-site registration available! If your club would like to set up a table please let us know.
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Horse Level Testing

Call the Extension office at 308-532-2683 to schedule a time to take your Horse Advancement Level tests.
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Special Garden Project

The deadline has been extended to February 18th. Simply enroll in 4-H and select project PS: Horticulture (D) - Special Garden Project. This project gives youth the resources to try growing a new or unusual plant. Remember to enroll in 4-H through the new website at The 2022 Special Garden Project is the Rubenza Cosmos, whose flower petals change color as they age. Learn more at

Platte Valley 4 Paws "Stuff the Dog Trailer"

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Virtual Companion Animal Challenge

The Companion Animal Challenge offers a variety of 4-H companion animal contests that don't require live animals, including a Demonstration Contest, Essay Contest, Art Contest, and Photography Contest. Youth have the opportunity to display their companion animal knowledge through these contests both as individuals and as part of a team.

The 2022 4-H Companion Animal Challenge will be held virtually. Online entry forms are due by 5:00 PM on April 1st. Entry fees will be $5 per contest. T-shirts are available for $15 through the entry form.

More information can be found at:

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Nebraska 4-H Companion Animal Advisory Committee

Calling all 4-H parents, leaders, and volunteers interested in the 4-H Companion Animal and Dog Program! We are looking for passionate and involved individuals to join the NEW 4-H Companion Animal Advisory Committee. This group of adult representatives will provide guidance, support, and assistance in carrying out events and opportunities for youth. Applications are due February 14th.
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Lincoln Co. FCE Scholarship


1. The applicant must be a resident of Lincoln County, Nebraska.

2. The applicant must be a high school senior who plans to receive a degree in an agriculture or family & consumer science related field.
3. The scholarship must be used at an accredited Nebraska institution of higher education.
4. Academic ability, community activities, and future plans will be considered in selecting the scholarship recipient.
5.Must be used within the following school year.
6.Application must be complete to be considered.

Application must be returned by March 1

4-H Youth in Action

The 4-H Youth in Action Program recognizes four confident young leaders with diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives in four core areas: agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living, and STEM. Winners in each area will receive national recognition and a $5K higher education scholarship. Applications should be submitted no later than March 28th! Visit for more information.
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Market Beef Weigh In Dates

Mark your calendars for your counties Market Beef Weigh-in date and time!
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4-H Online 2.0 is open!

It’s time to get enrolled in 4-H for the 2022 4-H year! Nebraska 4-H has transitioned to 4honline 2.0. To enroll, visit: For returning families, please do not create a new account; rather use your log-in credentials for 4honline used in previous years. Instructions can be found here: Enrollment instructions for new families can be found here:

Please contact the extension office at 308-532-2683 or email with any questions.

2022 Lincoln County Fair Important Updates!

Here is the 2022 Lincoln County Fair Schedule along with some new additions/updates to take note of below. Please let us know if you have questions!
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2022 Nebraska 4-H Camps

Click on the button to learn more!

2022 Special Agronomy Project

Nebraska Livestock Achievement

Click on the picture below to learn more.

Livestock Information Series Webpage

The Nebraska 4-H Livestock Information Series is a resource for 4-H members, leaders, and parents to gain knowledge in various livestock-related topic areas. Each session, a new topic is covered with experts joining to share their experience and expertise. Extended learning opportunities and supporting documents are also available for each topic. For more information visit:


We are spotlighting what some of our Lincoln-Logan-McPherson County 4-H'ers are doing! If you have something that you would like us to add to the Spotlight section in future newsletters please e-mail Kate at or Amber at