Jefferson County 4-H

May 2016

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Sewing Workshops

Sew for Fun

Tuesday, May 24th & Wednesday, May 25th, 9 am – Noon, Extension Office – Bring basic sewing supplies and fabrics. Basic sewing supplies: scissors, seam ripper, measuring tape, thread to match fabric, seam gauge, pins and needle. Youth will be making pillowcases or patchwork pillows. If you did not attend the March workshop have fabrics for pillows already cut before the workshop. Patterns available at the Extension Office. Registration deadline May 20th and $5 registration fee.


Clothing Level 1

Friday, May 27th, 10am -3 pm (2nd day TBA), First Baptist Church - Patterns should be very simple. No set in sleeves or ruffles. Short or pants must have elastic pull on waist. Registration deadline May 20th and $5 registration fee.

Example beginning level sewing patterns from www.simplicity.com:

  • 6426 Pants & skirts
  • 1144 Shorts & tops
  • 1119 Patterns B & C
  • 6478 Patterns A, C & F
  • 6504 View without ruffles


Clothing Level 2

Monday, June 6th, Wednesday, June 8th & Friday, June 10th, 10am - 3pm, First Baptist Church

(Finish Level 1 if necessary) - Registration deadline June 1 and $5 registration fee.

2016 Animal Identification Guidelines

There are new Animal ID guidelines for 2016 and are explained on our website at Animal ID Guidelines. Please look over the information carefully so you know how to ID your animals. If you would like a printed copy of the guidelines please contact the office.

Youth Livestock Quality Assurance Training

4-Her’s can now 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 completing their quality assurance requirement online must complete three modules and present their three certificates to their local county extension office prior to June 15th. There will be a $5 fee that each participant must pay before they will have access to course.


The course is divided into three levels: Junior (ages 8-10), Intermediate (ages 11-14), Senior (15-18). Each year youth are required to complete three modules within their age level. Each youth needs to have an e-mail address that they can use to log onto the website. Youth may work ahead and complete as many modules as possible in order to maximize the $5 course fee. Intermediate and Senior age youth also have the option to test out of Quality Assurance training at no charge. Contact the office for more information.


For more information about registering and using the online system, go to http://jefferson.unl.edu/animalresources or http://4h.unl.edu/qualityassurance for more information.
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CAREER PORTFOLIO BOOKS PICKUP

Career Portfolios are available to be picked up at the Extension Office at any time.

State Fair Exhibits Left at Office

The following 4-H'ers have state fair exhibits at the office that need to be picked up:
  • Erin Kujath

2016 County Fair Information

2016 Jefferson County Fair

July 14-17, 2016

Theme is: "Sow It, Grow It, Show It"

HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR FAIR ENTRIES

All Fair Entries are due WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15th by 5 pm!!!!


FAIR ENTRIES DUE JUNE 15

Pre-fair entries for foods, clothing contstruction, fashion show, static exhibits and livestock are due on Wednesday, June 15th. Livestock DNA and Breeding Nomination cards are also due on this day. We want to try to make less trips to the office for all of you so we are having everything due on the same day! Forms will be available at the office and on our website so please contact us with any questions.

FAIRGROUNDS CLEAN-UP

All 4-H and FFA members are encouraged to attend the fairgrounds clean-up days held on Tuesday, June 14 & Wednesday, June 15 at 5-9 pm each day. During these two days the fairboard will be working on various projects to get the fairgrounds ready for the upcoming fair and would appreciate anyone who can help!

PHOTOGRAPHY THEMES FOR 2016

UNIT II: NEBRASKA PHOTOGRAPHY CAREER EXHIBIT PRINT: Help us celebrate the national “4-H Grows Here” campaign! Capture photos of people and places that illustrate 4-H growing and thriving in Nebraska! Your photos should tell a story about how “4-H Grows Here” in your local community. Please print and include the 4-H Grows Here! logo in your photos. The logo can be accessed at http://go.unl.edu/4hgrowsheregraphic. Photos may be used to promote the UNL Extension 4-H Youth Development Program.


UNIT III: NEBRASKA PHOTOGRAPHY CAREER EXHIBIT PRINT: Help us celebrate the national “4-H Grows Here” campaign! Capture photos of people and places that illustrate 4-H growing and thriving in Nebraska! Your photos should tell a story about how “4-H Grows Here” in your local community. Please print and include the 4-H Grows Here! logo in your photos. The logo can be accessed at http://go.unl.edu/4hgrowsheregraphic. Photos may be used to promote the UNL Extension 4-H Youth Development Program.

HORSE LEVELS TESTING

All exhibitors (including those who may only do halter classes) must pass 4-H Advancement Level 1 to be eligible to exhibit at the county fair horse show. The exam must be completed by June 15th of the current year. (Different deadline dates apply for district and state competition.) All participants who have not passed the 4-H Advancements Level 1 are not eligible to exhibit in the fair. State 4-H horse rules will be followed (refer to manual 373, 4-H Horse Show and Judging Guide).

DISTRICT & STATE HORSE SHOW INFO

Information and registrations for the District and State 4-H Horse show is available at the office or on line at http://animalscience.unl.edu/horse-4-h-and-youth#tab5. Registrations are due May 12.

4-H Achievement Program

The 4-H Achievement Program will be held on Sunday, July 17th, 2016 during the Jefferson County Fair. Please contact the office with any questions!

TRAILER PARKING AT COUNTY FAIR

The Fairboard requires that ALL livestock trailers be parked across the PWF road in the south parking lot during the 2016 Jefferson County Fair. This will help alleviate the congestion along the roads by the livestock barns and allow for more vehicle parking. Please let them know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Other Opportunites

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Calendar of Events

May

12 - District & State Horse Show Entries Due

21 - Rainbow Garden Kick-off

24 - 25 - Sew for Fun Workshop

26 - Camp Renegade Counselor Training, Fairgrounds

27 - Clothing Level 1 Workshop

31 - Project Bonanza Day


June

6, 8, 10 - Clothing Level 2 Workshop

7 - Animal Science Day Camp

9 - Clover Kid Camp

14 & 15 - Fairgrounds Clean-Up Nights

15 - Fair Entries Due

15 - Livestock DNA & Breeding Nomination Cards Due

22 & 23 - Camp Renegade


July

14 - 17 Jefferson County Fair

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