Jefferson County 4-H
- 4-H Highlights!
- Upcoming Workshops, Contests & Events
- Animal Information
- Special Opportunities
- Calendar of Events
4-H Online Enrollment is Open Now
4-H Online Enrollment Link: https://ne.4honline.com/Login.aspx?403D4050364539525371705375593D
New 4-H Member Enrollment Instructions Link: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/jefferson/Steps%20to%20Enroll%20New%20Member.pdf
Re-Enrollment Instructions Link: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/jefferson/Reenrollment%20Returning%20Members.pdf
Clover Kids Enrollment Online
4-H Club Year End Treasurers Reports Due!
Happy Rock 4-H Club
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!!!!!Happy Rock 4-H Club is re-organizing for the 2020 year. They are having a meeting on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Lana Likens at 402-587-0432.
Jefferson County Farm Bureau Student Mini Grant!
The grant is offered to all Jefferson County FFA & 4-H students.
The application can be found on our website at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/jefferson/4-Hforms/, the deadline is January 15, 2020 and they will interview each applicant on January 26th. Call the office with any questions!
Diamond Clover Program
The program consists of six levels that require a young person to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. For each level, the Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover program provides a list of accomplishments from which 4-H youth choose their goals. The accomplishments increase in quantity and difficulty for each level. At the beginning of the 4-H year, participants plan what to accomplish and at the end of the 4-H year, they report on their completed accomplishments. Successful completion of a level's Plan & Report form results in a 4-H youth earning that level of the Diamond Clover program.
Diamond Clover Forms can be downloaded at http://4h.unl.edu/diamondclover. Forms are due to the Extension Office April 1, 2020.
We will be electing new members to the 4-H Council and are looking for interested adults and youth. The council is composed of 6 adults and 6 youth members. Adult members serve a 3-year term, while youth members serve a 1-year term and can serve 3 terms. We would like to invite anyone who’s interested in serving on 4-H Council to contact the office. Youth members need to be at least 13 years old by January 1, 2020.
Please contact us by Wednesday, January 15 at 5 pm to be considered.
4-H Discover Washington Trip Interest Form
Please fill out the form here:
2020 Special Garden Project
Youth should enroll for the Special Garden Project through 4-H Online. Once enrolled through 4-H Online, youth are then to call their local office to let them know they enrolled for the project. By enrolling through 4-H Online, youth will have access to the box folder with the educational materials including the growing newsletter & evaluation.
Call the office by January 28th to order your seeds! NO LATE ORDERS!!!!
2020 Online Horticulture Judging Contest
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.
Photography Mounting Workshop
2020 Pick Your Project Available
Livestock Quality Assurance Training
Horse Advancement Level Testing
Great Plains Livestock Judging Circuit
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!
Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop in Lincoln
Volunteers have the opportunity to become certified as an adult (21 years and older) or apprentice (14-20 years old) leader. Four project areas will be offered at the Lincoln Workshop - rifle, pistol, coordinator, and archery. The Coordinator certification being offered in Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports is for individuals who work with certified shooting sports leaders, 4-H club leaders for shooting sports projects, 4-H volunteers managing shooting sports events/competitions.
Coordinators will explore and learn more about the different disciplines in 4-H Shooting Sports, how to support the different types of coaches, structuring a budget, designing a fund-raising plan, building an overall plan focused on Positive Youth Development, practice handling conflict, discover how to manage and recruit volunteers, best practices for managing events and competitions, teaching more than just “shooting” with science and healthy lifestyles, and working within your county’s 4-H structure.
There is a minimum number of participants needed to offer these disciplines at the workshop. Workshop participants will learn under expert instruction from members of the Nebraska State
4-H Shooting Sports Training Team.
The registration fee is $110.00 per person for initial certification and those individuals adding an additional discipline except for Apprentice Instructors. The registration fee for Apprentice Instructors is $90 for this workshop. This fee includes meals, supplies and program materials. The registration fee after January 8th is $160. Participants must make their own lodging arrangements. Registration on Saturday runs from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
For more workshop information and registration link, go to the 4-H Shooting Sports web page (https://4h.unl.edu/shooting-sports/instructor#calendar). Or contact Steve Pritchard at (402)395-2158 or (308)536-2691. Registration is available only online at the link provided in the brochure or they can register directly by clicking https://go.unl.edu/duhg
2020 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition
Interested students should submit state entries to the UNL Bee Lab (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject header “4H Essay Contest” by March 1, 2020. This year’s topic is a bit challenging, especially if they are new to beekeeping, so if there are students who would like to interview or get in contact with a local beekeeper, they can reach out to the Nebraska Beekeepers Association (https://nebraskabeekeepers.org).
Questions? Contact Judy Wu-Smart, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Entomology at UNL, at email@example.com or at 402-472-8696.
Calendar of Events
15 - Jefferson County Farm Bureau Mini-Grant Due
20 - Extension Office Closed, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
13 - Quality Assurance Training, Tri-County High School
13 - Photography Mounting Workshop
1- 4-H Enrollment Due
1 - Diamond Clover Applications Due
13 - 4-H Public Speaking Contest, Fairbury
15 - 19 - Jefferson County Fair, Fairbury
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