Saunders County 4-H Smore

August 4, 2017

In this week's Smore...

  1. Thank You
  2. 2017 SCF (Saunders County Fair) Results
  3. SCF Static State Fair Qualifiers Letter
  4. Nebraska State Fair Registration - Due August 10 at 5 P.M.!
  5. AKSARBEN Entry
  6. Clover Crew
  7. Volunteers Needed for State Fair Fashion Show
  8. Video Cat Showmanship Contest
  9. Statewide 4-H Opportunities
  10. Calendar
  11. Other Opportunities

Thank you!!

Thank you all for your hard work and dedication for making the 2017 Saunders County Fair a success! We wouldn't be able to do it without the Saunders County Ag Society, our superintendents, judges, volunteers, parents and even our awesome youth! We hope you all had a great fair as well!
Saunders County Static State Fair Qualifiers Letter

Letter will be mailed out to all State Fair eligible static participants! Includes drop off time at office.

Nebraska State Fair


4-H Livestock Deadline: 5 p.m. Central on August 10.

4-H In-Person Events (contests, fashion show, etc.): 5 p.m. Central on August 10.

Swine exhibitors: Please have your PQA# and Premise ID handy.

4H Showmanship: 4H exhibitors will be automatically entered into Showmanship for each livestock species they enter livestock for.

Registration is required for youth participating in any of the following shows or contests:

  • Beef
  • Sheep
  • Swine
  • Meat goats
  • Poultry
  • Rabbits
  • Dog
  • Dairy Judging Contest
  • Dog Skillathon
  • Livestock Premier Exhibitor
  • Presentations Contest
  • Public Speaking Contest
  • Fashion Show
  • Culinary Challenge Contest
  • Insect ID Contest
  • Tree ID Contest
  • Horticulture ID Contest
  • Weed & Grass ID Contest

2017 Aksarben Entry Process

The 2017 AKSARBEN Entry process will be an online entry process. The entry process opens Monday July 24. Entries will be accepted through August 31 at the published entry fee rates. Entries from midnight August 31 until midnight September 7 will be at 2 times the normal entry fee. Entries received September 8 through September 14 will be at 3 times the normal entry fee. NO entries will be accepted after September 14.

The online entry process will require parent contact information and verification of 4-H member information. Payment will be processed via credit or debit card prior to leaving the entry page. Each family will be able to create a unique password to ensure security of information.

More information will be provided soon. Complete login and entry instructions will be posted on the website.

Other important dates to remember:

  • August 31 - All entries for the AKSARBEN Stock Show are due online.
  • September 14 - No entries accepted after this date.
  • September 23-24 - AKSARBEN Horse Show in Grand Island, NE at Thompson Arena / NE State Fair Grounds.
  • September 28-October 1 - AKSARBEN Stock Show in Grand Island, NE at Fonner Park / NE State Fair Grounds.
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Volunteers Needed for State Fair 4-H Fashion Show

The Fashion Show is Monday, September 4 at the Heartland Event Center, State Fairgrounds, Grand Island. We need assistance in three areas: 1) Registration, 2) Hostesses, and 3) Tabulation.

For the 4-H Fashion Show, which again this year includes both garments constructed and garments purchased, those helping with registration and as a hostess will need to be present by 7:30 a.m., while those helping with tabulation will need to be present by 8:45 a.m. Registration helpers will be finished by 9:15 a.m., while those helping as a hostess and in tabulation should be done by 12 noon.

Let us know if you are interested in helping out!

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Saunders County Extension

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.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.