The 4-H Update

Sept 9, 2022

Pick Up State Fair Exhibit By TODAY

State Fair entries may be picked up at the Extension office.

Please pick up items NO LATER than Sept. 9 as we do not have room to store them.

Pictured is Randy Koke's child development project that was selected for State Fair.

New to the 4-H Program? Learn the 4-H Pledge

I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living—for my club, my community, my country, and my world.

For more info. about the 4-H club program, contact Katherine at

Diamond Clover

The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover program is designed to reach and recognize all youth engaged in 4-H. See the flier here.

Learn more and get your application at

Due to Katherine ( by September 30, 2022.

Feature of the Week

Project Idea - Cookies in a Jar


Any recipe may be used. The presentation of the dry ingredients (attractiveness and the separation of layers) and the decoration of jar will be judged. Recipe must be included with the entry. Baked cookies should not be included.

4-Her of the Week - Lili Rischling

Congrats to Lili Rischling on winning Champion Novice Rabbit Showmanship at the 2022 Fair!

See a Sample Showmanship Script for rabbits at

Submit your 4-Her's prize winning project and picture at

School Enrichment - NASA 4-H Virtual Science Sessions

The NASA Space Grant 4-H Virtual Science Sessions project offers a unique set of packaged lending resources to support teachers as they explore earth and space science with their youth! These supplemental resources are free of charge.

5 exciting NASA lesson plans for activities that highlight resources from the NASA Science Mission Directorate and Human Exploration and Operation Mission Directorate that were selected to best align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Nebraska Science Standards for middle school. The middle school science curriculum in Nebraska has a particularly strong focus on guiding students to understanding space and earth systems.

Read more and register your classroom at

See all of Douglas-Sarpy's School Enrichment & Out-of-School

Upcoming Events

4-H Quilt Club

When: Tuesday, September 13*

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Celtic Quilter, 5080 S. 108th Street, Omaha

For more information, contact Club Leader Stephanie at (

*This club usually meets (third Tuesday of the month)

4-H Fire Safety Event

When: October 14, 9 am to noon

Where: 8015 West Center Road, Omaha


Open to all youth!

Questions can be directed to Katherine

End of Year Banquet

When: October 18

Where: Sarpy County Fairgrounds

Join us for our annual event!

A light meal will be served. Special awards will be given and premium checks can be picked up.

Watch future newsletters for more information.

Pictured is Kate and Charlie at this year's State Fair. 4-H creates a natural opportunity for older members to mentor younger 4-Hers, building tomorrow's leaders.

Recycled Art Workshop

When: November 4, 5:30-7:30 PM

Where: Douglas-Sarpy Extension Office, 8015 W Center Rd. Omaha, NE

Cost: Dependent on activities chosen. Each station is either $5 or $10

Ages welcome: 6-18\

Registration is due by October 21.

Register at

During the workshop, youth will learn about recycling and create their own recycled projects. They will use common materials in creative ways to make a desk organizer, a fabric flower, wall hanging, magazine mosaic, and wreath. There are five stations to choose from. Youth may participate in more than one station, but please don't sign them up for more than three. They have two hours to complete the projects that they then get to take home. Parents/guardians are encouraged to stay during the event to help youth complete the projects. All materials will be provided. To view examples of the projects, visit

Clover Kid Club

Parents and children ages 5-7 are invited to be a part of the Douglas-Sarpy 4-H Clover Kid Program.

Clover Kid Dates: Nov. 8, Dec. 6, Jan 10, Feb 7, March 7, April 4, and May 2.

Time: 6-7 pm

Where: Nebraska Extension Douglas-Sarpy Counties; 8015 West Center Road, Omaha.

There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to preregister with Rachel at

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Statewide Opportunities

Celebrate #4HWeek, October 2 - 8

National 4-H Week is October 2 - 8. This year, we're celebrating Opportunity4All! Take advantage of this week to highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in your community and showcase the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people. Join the conversation on social media and show us how your club is celebrating #4HWeek!

4-H State Rodeo

Saturday, October 8th, 2022

Lancaster Event Center- Lincoln, NE


Deadline for Entries, Horse ID forms, & Advancement Levels = SEPTEMBER 16TH

Entries are done online

Horse ID forms should be handed into county offices by September 16th.

Advancement levels will be checked after registration, as we will send out a verification doc. for county offices to confirm!

Youth must submit a 4-H Horse ID Form(s) and must have passed the corresponding Advancement Level in order to compete by the deadline SEPTEMBER 16TH

For more Information:

Annual Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium

The 18th Annual Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium (NYBLS) at the Animal Science Complex will be December 2 – 4, 2022. More details about the symposium and the application link can be found at Please note the application deadline of October 1st. If an individual is selected to participate, a $75 registration fee will be collected at that time. Please contact Alli Raymond at with any questions.

2023 4-H Dates

  • June 21 and Thursday, June 22, 2023 - Premier Animal Science Event (PASE) on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus
  • August 2-6, 2023 - Sarpy County Fair
  • Aug. 25 - Sep. 4, 2023 - Nebraska State Fair