Saunders County 4-H Smore
February 16, 2018
In this week's Smore...
** Did you know that new items added are BOLDED?!?
- Shooting Sports Certification & Practice
- SC Speech & Presentation Contest
- Ceresco Clover Crew
- SC Market Beef Tag Info
- Livestock Judging Practice
- Nebraska Online Nomination Process
- Instant Pot Workshop
- Friends of 4-H Fundraiser
- Scrapie Tag Information
- SC Beef Weigh Day
- Experience the Power of Red
- NAYI & Youth Pork Conference
- Vet Camp
- Joann Fabric Promotion
- Calendar of Events
- Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, & Events
Shooting sports Certification AND Practice
Normal Practices for ALL certified youth will then tentatively begin on March 26!
** These dates are tentative assuming that the instructor has no more family medical emergencies. Please watch emails in case of more cancellations!
Saunders County 4-H Public Speaking & Presentation Contest
Tuesday, March 27th, 5pm
114 North Vine Street
Please Note: Clover Crew at Wahoo Public Library has been cancelled due to low participation numbers.
Livestock Judging Practice
Practices will be held at 3:00 p.m. with a location to be announced.
Nebraska Online Nomination for State Fair/AKSARBEN
NEW IN 2018 for families entering livestock for Nebraska State Fair or Aksarben.
An important change from past years is that exhibitors (4-H/FFA families) will be responsible for submitting their animal (market and breeding) information into the AKSARBEN livestock database online themselves prior to the nomination deadline (Market Beef - Friday, April 13). In the past, families turned in DNA envelopes and breeding nominations cards to the office, staff mailed them to AKSARBEN and the entry process was done manually by staff. This led to mistakes, missing entries, missing payments, etc.
The Saunders County Extension Office will still continue to mail in the DNA envelopes to the AKSARBEN office by the respected deadline (Market Beef – Friday, April 13, 2018). Once the information is in the database and has been validated by the Extension Staff or FFA Advisor, it will then be available for exhibitors to make State Fair entries similar to years past.
The database now has the capacity to accept animal information submitted directly by exhibitors (4-H/FFA families) as well as payments for the DNA process. The Nebraska 4-H Program staff will provide step by step instructions for doing this once the database is open to accepting entries. The process ensures responsibility on exhibitors (4-H/FFA families) with a number of safeguards in place for Extension staff and the Nebraska 4-H Program staff to monitor success. 4-H/FFA families will have the ability themselves to edit incorrect information (wrong tag number, wrong birth date, etc.) up to the deadline.
Please note for MARKET BEEF, any animal entry not in the database (done by the 4-H/FFA family before Friday, April 13) AND not submitted DNA (to the Extension Office by Friday, April 13) will NOT be considered nominated and will be ineligible for State Fair.
Online Nomination: www.showstockmgr.com
Saunders County Animal Identification: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/saunders/animal-identification/
2018 Friends of SC 4-H & Extension Fundraiser
2018's project will be "Pallet Projects" It's open to anything made using pallets or parts of pallets, indoors or outdoors, small or large. Examples would be benches, pots for outdoor landscapes, wall decor, shelves, etc.. Imagination is welcome!
Saunders County Weigh Day
Sunday, March 11th, 2-4pm
636 East 1st Street
Experience the Power of Red
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018
8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Nebraska East Union
Join us on March 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and be a part of the East Campus community for a day! You'll meet faculty, staff, and current students to explore campus in person, learn what life at Nebraska is really like, and get a true sense of being a Husker.
RSVP by March 8th ›› casnr.unl.edu/visitday
or contact Sue Ellen Pegg with questions at (402) 472-0615
Nebraska Agriculture Youth Institute (NAYI)
For more information visit: http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/nayi/nayi.html
Nebraska Youth Pork Conference
Fore more information, visit: http://www.nepork.org/makin-bacon-whole-lot/
JOANN Fabric Promotion
2017 Calendar of Events
2- NACEB Scholarship due
4 - Livestock Judging Practice, location = TBA
5 - Shooting Sports Ceritifcation, Wahoo Fairgrounds
6 - Clover Crew, Ceresco
7 - 4-H Council Meeting, SC Extension Office
12 - Shooting Sports Ceritifcation, Wahoo Fairgrounds
11 - 4-H Beef Weigh Day, 2-4 p.m., Wahoo Sale Barn
18 - Livestock Judging Practice, location = TBA
19 - Shooting Sports Ceritifcation, Wahoo Fairgrounds
26 - Shooting Sports PRACTICE begins, Wahoo Fairgrounds
26 - Instant Pot Workshop, SC Extension Office in Ithaca
27 - SC Speech Contest, Mead High School
13 - Market Beef DEADLINE
21 - 4-H Poultry Judging Clinic, Lincoln
28 - SC Lend-A-Hand Day (more info coming soon)
1 - District/State Horse Entries & ID sheets DEADLINE
1 - County Horse ID Sheets DEADLINE
1 - AKSARBEN Horse ID sheets & Nebraska Online Nomination DEADLINE
15 - Enrollment DEADLINE
15- ID Sheet DEADLINE
15 - Livestock Quality Assurance DEADLINE
Saunders County Extension
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 States Department of Agriculture.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.