Jefferson County 4-H
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- Animal Information
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- Calendar of Events
2019 Jefferson County Fair
4-H Fair Exhibit Cards
2019 Jefferson County Fairbook Available
4-H Council Foodstand
ALL 4-H families are required to work in the 4-H Foodstand at County Fair.
Signup will happen online this year. Spots will be a first come first serve basis!
Every 4-H family must work 1 (3-hour) shift. We need at least one adult from each 4-H family to accompany the 4-H members.
Here is the link, https://signup.com/go/ikzTziu if you are not signed up by June 30th a time will be assigned to you.
Trailer Parking at County Fair
2019 CAMPER RESERVATIONS FOR COUNTY FAIR
NO CAMPERS ALLOWED BEFORE 3 p.m. ON SUNDAY, JULY 7th PER FAIRBOARD. Please stop in the office or call to reserve your spot!
4-H Camp Renegade & Camp Venture Lost and Found
Green/yellow swim trunks XXL 14-16
Blue checkered shorts (Hurley) M
Black/gray swim trunks L 14-16
Black UnderArmour underwear YL
Dark blue UnderArmour underwear M
Black mylon pants YSM
Yellow O’Neill shirt size 12
Mario Cart Towel
Upcoming Workshops, Contests and Events
Favorite Foods Contest - Tuesday, July 2nd @ 1:30 pm
What to bring:
Menu - menu for a full meal. May be any meal of the day, but not just party refreshments or snack. Use proper form for writing menu. Consider variety, color and nutrition when planning menu. Here is a publication about writing the menu.
Food – one food item from the menu. Baked items work best.
Place setting for one person - table cover (placemat or table cloth), tableware, napkin, glassware and dishes
as needed for the meal. You must set your own place setting with no assistance.
Centerpiece - appropriate for the meal planned.
Recipe - must have recipe of the food item brought for the judge to sample
Participants will interview with the judge. The following points will be considered.
- Knowledge of nutrition – know the food pyramid and what food groups the foods you are serving belong in.
- Meal preparation – how will you prepare your meal? Which foods do you prepare first, second, etc. It is a good idea to have actually prepared the entire meal before the contest.
- Menu - suitable for the occasion, pleasing combination of flavors, textures and color
- Place setting - appropriate for the occasion, table properly set
- Quality of food prepared
- Contestant – neatly groomed, appropriately dressed, speaks up and answers questions
Presentations Contest - Tuesday, July 2nd @ 1 pm
All presentations by youth 10 years and older should be related to how the 4-H youth is learning about agricultural literacy, career development, citizenship and leadership, healthy living, or science/animal science, through their 4-H experiences or 4-H project.
General Information: Presentations should be related to the member’s 4-H experiences, or 4-H projects. Presentations must include an introduction (the “why” portion of the topic), a body (the “show and tell” portion of the topic), and a conclusion/summary (the “what” portion of the topic). A team presentation, consisting of two individuals, may be given. There is no separate class for team presentations. Live animals of any kind may be used in the presentation. Health papers are required to bring the animal on the grounds. Presenters are responsible for all care and handling of animals. Animals can only remain in the presentation area while the owner is present. For all classes; the age groups, as of January 1 of the current year, are as follows: Junior 8-9, Intermediate 10-11, and Senior 12 and up. Presentations in the Intermediate and Senior age group are eligible for State Fair. One presentation for the senior group will be selected at the county level to compete in the Premier Presenter Contest at the Nebraska State Fair.
112. Illustrated Presentation – An Illustrated Presentation is a live presentation with a formal talk where youth will use visual aids (such as props, posters, computer-based visuals, handouts, video, etc.) to show and tell others how to do something. Time limit is 6-8 minutes for individual, or 8-10 minutes per team.
114. Teaching Presentation – A Teaching Presentation is a live, interactive, trade show style presentation where youth will continuously engage a constantly-changing/moving audience for 30 minutes by showing and telling them how to do something while answering questions.
115. 4-H FilmFest (Digital Video) – Digital videos are films that display the recording, reproducing, and broadcasting of moving visual images. During 4-H FilmFest, youth will provide a 1-minute oral introduction (name, background/goal of presentation, intended audience, where presentation could be shared, etc.) followed by the showing of their Digital Video. The following Digital Videos may be entered in 4-H FilmFest:
- Video Public Service Announcement: A short video that communicates an educational message focused on a cause, activity, or event (Length: 60 seconds)
- Narrative: A video that tells a fact or fiction story (Length: 3-5 minutes)
- Documentary: A video that presents factual information about a person, event or process (Length: 3-5 minutes)
- Animation: A video created by techniques that simulate movement from individual images (Length: 3-5 minutes)
Open Class Flowers People's Choice Award
2019 Animal Identification Guidelines
Horse Levels Testing
Youth Quality Assurance Training
If you haven't completed your YQCA requirement for this year, 4-Her’s can complete their Livestock Quality Assurance requirement online! All 4-Her’s enrolled in swine, beef, sheep, dairy goat, dairy cattle, meat goat, rabbits or poultry need to complete Livestock Quality Assurance. 4-Her’s need to complete their quality assurance requirement by July 10th.
For more information about registering and using the online system, go to http://jefferson.unl.edu/animalresources for more information.
4-H & FFA State Fair Livestock Entries Due August 10
Online registration will open in the beginning of July. State Fair Livestock Entries are due by 8:00 p.m. on August 10th.
Farm Safety Day Camp - July 30!!!
The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is for students who will be entering Kindergarten through seventh grades. It will be held on Tuesday, July 30th, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Registration will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Please do not bring children earlier than 7:45 a.m.
This fun-filled day will include demonstrations/discussions of 10 safety topics, including 8 sessions, a lunch program and a closing program.
Applications will be available at the Nebraska Extension office along with other area businesses. Applications must be submitted by July 17 to receive the early registration discount.
A non-refundable fee of $5 per child or $10 per family includes lunch, snacks, speakers, t-shirt, and freebies. The fee must accompany the application. After the early registration deadline the fee will be $7 per child with no family discount available. Lunch will be provided. Checks should be made to Jefferson County Farm Safety 4 Just Kids.
2019 Advanced State Fair Tickets
New in 2019! 4-H youth exhibiting static exhibits at the Nebraska State Fair will order advance
discount tickets directly from the Nebraska State Fair. Discount tickets will no longer be available through our office. Details on ordering tickets will be available soon.
All livestock exhibitors and in-person event exhibitors (contests, fashion show, presentations)
will still be able to order discounted tickets when they enter in ShoWorks for State Fair.
Calendar of Events
8 - Fashion Show & Talent Showcase
10-14 - Jefferson County Fair, Fairgrounds
30 - Farm Safety Day, Fairgrounds
10 - State Fair Livestock & In-person Contest entries due
20 - State Fair static entries due at Extension Office
23 - Sept 2 - Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island
Nebraska 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 Sates Department of Agriculture.
Nebraska Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.