Cuming Happenings News Update

June 3, 2016

Cuming Happenings in 4-H Newsletter

Click here to view the May Edition, the June edition will be coming soon!

Important Deadlines

  • Clover Bud Camp Deadline: June 7
  • Quality Assurance Deadline: June 15
  • Livestock ID Deadline: June 15
  • Favorite Foods Revue, Cook-Off Contest and Carousel of Fun Deadline: June 27, noon

Summer Events

Clover Colleges

Click here to view the full clover college schedule on our website!

NEW: Rocket Workshop—June 10

Location: Dinklage Center, Cuming County Fairgrounds

Start Time: 1:00 p.m. End Time: 3:00 p.m.

Instructor: Bernie, Riley and Calby Ruskamp

Cost: $5.00

Registration Deadline: June 6 (min 5 participants)

Description: This will be a power point format and discussion. No assembling will be done at this workshop. We plan on performing a launch or two, weather permitting. A drawing for a Level II Big Daddy rocket will be held for the participants!

What to bring: pencil & paper if you wish to take notes; your own rocket if you have one, so instructors can show you any helpful tips.

Suggested Project Enrollment: Aerospace

Camp Counselors are Needed

We are in great need of Junior Counselors age 14 and above to assist with Adventure Day Camp on Thursday June 9 at Neligh Park in West Point. Guys and gals are both needed to help with the camp. You can work with the groups of campers along with two other teens or you can volunteer to assist with specific sessions including canoeing and blender bikes. We will hold a counselor training on Wednesday evening June 8 to help you learn the ins and outs of day camp so that you are prepared for a fun day on Thursday.


4-Her’s ages 12 and 13 are needed to assist with the Clover Bud Camp that will be held at the Dinklage Building on the Fairgrounds on Tuesday June 14 from 8:00 to Noon. If you can help with either camp please contact Ellan Hasenkamp.

Favorite Food, Cook-Off Contest and Carousel of Fun

These three awesome events are just around the corner! They will be held on Thursday, June 30 at the Wisner-Pilger High School. If you are interested in participating, please go to our website to see the full details for each event. Information can be found under the Entry Forms section. If you have any questions, please contact the Office.

Livestock Information

Animal ID Day

If you have missed ID Day you must still have verification by the Extension staff, please make arrangements with the Office to do this. Please call to make an appointment before stopping by. All verification must be completed by JUNE 15. Verification means seeing the animals with the tag in the ears and knowing that all tags are accounted for.

If you wish for your animal to qualify for Ak-Sar-Ben or State Fair a DNA sample must be

collected for market animals and a breeding nomination card must be filled out for breeding animals and submitted by June 15. All Identification Sheets must be in the office by the June 15 deadline.

Upcoming Livestock Shows & Events

  • Cream of the Crop Dairy Show: June 4, Cuming County Fairgrounds
  • Prepare for the Fair: June 5, QC Supply Schuyler
  • Dodge County Livestock Judging Contest: June 9, Masonic Home Fremont
  • Wranglers 4-H Club Showmanship Clinic: June 11, Stanton County Fairgrounds
  • Hustler Progress Show: June 12, Cuming County Fairgrounds
  • Cuming County Judging Camp: June 15-16, Cuming County Fairgrounds (Click Here for the registration form)
  • District Horse Show: June 16, Leigh
  • Stanton County Progress Show: June 19, Stanton County Fairgrounds
  • Wisner Stock Show: June 23-26

Fair Information

Fremont Fair 4-H King and Queen Contest

The Fremont Fair 4-H King and Queen Contest is a great way to high several leadership and community activities that you have excelled in. If you are interested in applying, click here to view the application of the Fremont Fair webpage. Applications are due to the Dodge County Extension Office by June 13th. Interviews will be held on June 23rd or July 5th at the Dodge County Extension Office. If you have any questions about this contest, please contact the Office.

State Fair 4-H Schedule

The 4-H schedule for the State Fair is now available to view online! Click here to see the schedule. If you have any questions about the 2016 State Fair, please contact the Office.

Nebraska Extension- Cuming County

Debra Schroeder
Extension Educator: dschroeder1@unl.edu
Larry Howard
Extension Educator: LHOWARD1@unl.edu
Ellan Hasenkamp
Extension Assistant: ellan.hasenkamp@unl.edu
Mary Jo Lueckenhoff
Office Manager: mlueckenhoff1@unl.edu
Alice Brand
Office Assistant: abrand2@unl.edu