Jefferson County 4-H
4-H Online Enrollment is Open Now
Clover Kid Enrollment Information
2021 County Fair Award Pick-up!
The following youth have awards that need to be picked up:
- Alex Buxton
- Branson Family
- Axsel Stewart
- Trent Ruhnke
Jefferson County Nebraska 4-H Youth Development YouTube Channel
2022 CWF Trip Meeting Dates for Trip Participants
Meetings are scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Plymouth Community Center on these dates:
- Sunday, May 1
- Sunday, May 22 , "Packing Party" via ZOOM from 3-4 p.m.
All trip participants must complete a health and permission form. This form is the same form you complete as part of your 4-H enrollment. If you have already enrolled, please go back in and complete the health screens. If you have yet to enroll, do NOT skip the health forms.
Upcoming Workshops, Contests & Events
Quality Assurance Training
Livestock Progress Shows and Clinics
2022 Horse Program
We are working on putting together some organized horse practices this year for those interested in riding for 4-H. To insure we have the best turn out possible we are wanting to know what will work best for those wanting to participate. If those interested could please let the extension office what day of the week and what time of day would work best that will give us a place to start. Call the office at 402-729-3487 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Purebred Market Hog Classes at County Fair
4-H Cat Club
A message for all cat interested youth:
Do you like cats? What about learning how to care for or show them? Maybe you have heard about the 4-H Cat Club in the past and wanted to join, but couldn't make the monthly meetings.
Do we have good news for you, or what? We are pleased to introduce this year's self-paced Cat Club! No more being bummed that you missed the hour long meeting every second Thursday. You will now have access to monthly lessons and activities that you can complete on your own time. The first lesson can be found here on September 5th: https://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/cat-club
If you are interested, please stay tuned and register today!
Online Horticulture Contest
Do you know what it takes to pick the best fruit and vegetables out at the grocery store? Or do you know what judges are looking for when they judge your plants at the county fair? Have you ever wondered, what plant is that!?! We are excited to offer the opportunity to learn these and other important horticulture skills through the Online Horticulture Contest. The contest will be available June 3-20, 2022 at: https://go.unl.edu/online4hhortcontest
Horticulture judging contest consists of three parts. The first is identification of plant material. Participants identify the plants by common name from a plant list. Specimens may be alive or preserved plant parts like stems, twigs, leaves, flowers, seeds, fruits, roots, bulbs, tubers, or plant products.
The second is a knowledge portion, usually in the form of a true/false or multiple choice quiz. Questions will test the contestant's knowledge of cultural practices for horticultural crops, plant science, pesticides, horticultural careers and other topics related to the production, processing and consumption of horticultural crops.
The last portion is judging or placings. This is where four different plants, plates of vegetables, or containers flowers are ranked from best to worst based on a set of criteria. Classes are judged on the basis of condition, quality, uniformity, true-to-type, and size.
More details at: https://4h.unl.edu/online-horticulture-judging-contest
2022 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute
Apply now to attend one of the biggest youth agriculture outreach events in the state—the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI). NAYI brings together high school juniors and seniors to learn more about Nebraska agriculture, network with agriculture leaders and discover the many careers available in agriculture. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) helps sponsor and coordinate NAYI every year.
NAYI will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus July 11–15, 2022. Applications for NAYI are available at nda.nebraska.gov/nayi and must be submitted online. Current high school juniors and seniors interested in attending have until April 15, 2022, to apply. This year’s theme is “Cultivating Connections.”
Virtual Field Trips
There are also numerous field trips that have been archived to view at your convenience. Check them out. See the link below to view of all the tours available.
NEW 4-H Photography Showcase!
How Does It Work?
Each month, a new photo will be selected from the online submissions. Selections will be made based on creativity, timeliness, technical execution, originality, and appropriateness. The selected photo will be showcased across the Nebraska 4-H social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Youth photographers will be credited wherever and whenever their photo is shared or published.
This opportunity is open to all enrolled 4-H members. Photo recommendations, file specifications, rules, and guidelines for participation are available online at https://4h.unl.edu/photography-showcase.
Calendar of Events
1 - Diamond Clover Award Applications Due
3 - CWF Trip Meeting, Plymouth
18 - Babysitting Workshop, Fairbury
1 - Camp Counselor Applications Due
1 - CWF Trip Meeting, Plymouth
17 - County Public Speaking Contest
22 - CWF Trip Packing Party via Zoom
26 - Camp Counselor Training, Fairbury
27 & 28 - Camp Renegade, Camp Jefferson
30 & Jul 1 - Camp Venture, Camp Jefferson
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.