Thurston County 4-H News
August 24-Sept 3 - NEBRASKA STATE FAIR
September 3 - Office Closed - Labor Day
September 5 - State Fair Exhibits read for pick up
September 10 - Joint 4-H Council Meeting @ Pender (7 pm)
September 19 - 4-H Career Portfolios DUE @ Extension Office
September 27-30 - AKSARBEN, Grand Island
October 7-13 - National 4-H Week
October 8 - Office Closed - Columbus Day
October 10 - National Youth Science Day
October 14 - Thurston County Achievement Night
Thanks for a Great Fair!
Our 4-H program and county fair would not be successful without the many volunteers, sponsors, and donations. Please remember to personally thank someone that helped this year. Our volunteers are a vital part of the 4-H program, and many of the vents at fair and throughout the year would not be possible without their dedication.
If you received a trophy or bonus auction premium, get those thank you notes sent! A few brief sentences about your experience are all it take sot show your appreciation. We want to continue the positive support from all of our donors. So make sure to say Thanks!
Need to Know
Busy Programming - Out of the Office
Days we know that we'll both be out of the office are:
- Sept 20
- Sept 25
- Sept 26
- Oct 3
Section 1: Project Accomplishments
Section 2: 4-H Leadership, Community Service, Volunteer, etc.
Section 3: Non 4-H Experiences
Section 4: 4-H Curriculum Story
Section 5: Support Materials
The career portfolio can be a valubable tool for 4-Hers as they prepare to graduate, apply for scholarship and enter the working world. Please let us know if you have questions. We encourage everyone to complete their 4-H Career Portfolio. Deadline: Wednesday, September 19, due to the Extension Office.
County Fair Info
*NEW* Aksarben CHANGES
4‐H and FFA youth participants will declare which youth organization they will show their animal projects by August 10 in ShoWorks.
NEW UPDATE: Animals exhibited in either 4-H or FFA at State Fair are now eligible at AKSARBEN.
NEW UPDATE: Feeder calf nominations no longer will require DNA for AKSARBEN. Feeder Calf nominations will only require an EID tag and an online nomination in the database.
NEW UPDATE: AKSARBEN will not be holding a Dairy Cattle, Rabbit or Broiler show in 2018.
NEW UPDATE: AKSARBEN horse nominations will require an online nomination with picture upload for their June 15 deadline.
NEW UPDATE: Animals exhibited as either breeding or market at State Fair will now be able to switch divisions at AKSARBEN.
We highly recommend referring to the AKSARBEN website and their 2018 Premium Book for any questions you may have this season. The website will hold the most up to date information about the AKSARBEN Stock Show. The direct link to their website: https://www.aksarbenstockshow.com/.