Jefferson County 4-H
University of Nebraska is Celebrating 150 Years!
- 4-H Highlights!
- Upcoming Workshops, Contests & Events
- Animal Information
- Special Opportunities
- Calendar of Events
Congratulations Class of 2019!
2019 Jefferson County Fair
Leaders & Volunteers required to enroll online
All Jefferson County 4-H leaders & volunteers are required to enroll online every year. Enrollment deadline is April 1. This is a very important piece to how we communicate with our leaders, clubs & volunteers. We appreciate your full participation and encourage leaders & volunteers to update their information regularly so we can send you important 4-H updates and information.
Upcoming Workshops, Contests and Events
Food Preservation & Canning Workshop on May 29th
Fair Entries Due June 17th
4-H Camp Renegade Counselor Applications Due May 1st!!!
2019 Animal Identification Guidelines
District & State Horse Show Information
Horse Levels Testing
PASE and Life Challenge
Life Challenge is a two-day event designed to help youth learn about issues related to family and consumer science, explore career opportunities that are available, compete with other teens from across the state and have FUN! Opportunities for youth include the Foods & Nutrition Challenge, Human Development Challenge, Design Challenge, and Entrepreneurship Investigation Challenge.
Deadline to sign-up is June 1.
Youth Quality Assurance Training
Jefferson County will be holding our last face to face session on Wednesday, May 22nd at 2 pm at the Extension Office. If you can't make it to that training, 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 June 15th.
Other in-person training opportunities:
- Thursday, May 30, 2:30 pm, Wilber
- Saturday, June 1, 9:00 am, Beatrice
For more information about registering and using the online system, go to http://jefferson.unl.edu/animalresources for more information.
In an effort to provide more 4-Hers with the opportunity to show poultry at the fair, Farmers Cooperative has generously agreed to again provide broiler chicks for any
4-H or FFA member that would like to show them in the market broiler class at the county fair. Exhibitors will be responsible for all expenses related to raising the chicks and bringing them to the fair.
Chicks will be mailed to the Extension Office at the end of May and will need to be picked up as soon as possible. If you are interested in ordering some broiler chicks orders must be turned into the Extension Office by Thursday, May 9th! Please call the office with any questions!
Livestock Progress Shows and Clinics
State 4-H Camp
Summer 2019 is approaching fast! No summer is complete without a Nebraska 4-H Camp experience. Summer camps are open to everyone between the ages of 6 and 18. The full color brochure is now on our 4-H page at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/jefferson/Camp-Brochure-2018.pdf or you can pick one up at our office.
Nebraska State 4-H camps offer camps at these locations: Halsey and Gretna with more than 40 day and overnight camping programs and trips. Whether your child’s interest is in animals, robotics, nature and outdoor skills, tubing and kayaking, or just plain adventure, Nebraska 4-H camps provide the opportunities for all youth and all interests.
The 2019 National 4-H Raise Your Hand campaign kicks off April 1st!
Nebraska 4-H Club/FFA Chapter of the Week
To honor our hardworking Nebraska youth in agriculture, the Midwest Messenger is featuring a new 4-H Club/FFA Chapter of the Week spotlight. Each week, a new club or chapter is highlighted on a sponsored full page display in the paper, featuring a photograph of current members and a brief biography of the club/chapter’s history and accomplishments. Finally, to boost their organization’s endeavors, the Midwest Messenger is giving each featured group a $50 gift card.
The nomination form can be found on our website at https://www.agupdate.com/midwestmessenger/forms/f4h_club_ffa_chapter_of_the_week/
For any questions about this program or submitting a nomination, please contact Katy Moore at (402) 374-2225 ext. 122, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for helping us celebrate the accomplishments of Nebraska’s ag youth — the next generation of America’s proud farmers, ranchers, and ag advocates.
Calendar of Events
ASAP - 4-H Camp Renegade & Venture Counselor Application Due
ASAP - "Senior Spotlight" Picture and Description Due
21 - Cooking for College Class, Union Bank Meeting Room
22 - Youth Quality Assurance Training, Extension Office
29 - Canning/Food Preservation Workshop, Fairgrounds
7 - Camp Renegade & Camp Venture Applications Due
11 - 12 - Fairgrounds Clean up
17 - Fair Entries Due
18 - 19 - Camp Renegade, Camp Jefferson
20 - 21 - 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.