Saunders County 4-H Smore

February 16, 2018

In this week's Smore...

** Did you know that new items added are BOLDED?!?

  1. Shooting Sports Certification & Practice
  2. SC Speech & Presentation Contest
  3. Ceresco Clover Crew
  4. SC Market Beef Tag Info
  5. Livestock Judging Practice
  6. Nebraska Online Nomination Process
  7. Instant Pot Workshop
  8. Friends of 4-H Fundraiser
  9. Scrapie Tag Information
  10. SC Beef Weigh Day
  11. Experience the Power of Red
  12. NAYI & Youth Pork Conference
  13. Vet Camp
  14. Joann Fabric Promotion
  15. Calendar of Events
  16. Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, & Events

Shooting sports Certification AND Practice

Due to the postponed shooting sports certifications, there will make up certification training listed below.

Certification Trainings:

March 5

March 12

March 19

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

Mead, NE

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Please Note: Clover Crew at Wahoo Public Library has been cancelled due to low participation numbers.

SC Market Beef

NEW IN 2018!! All 4-H & FFA Market Beef will need an EID tag for 4-H & FFA in Saunders County in 2018.

There will be a cost for the EID tags, tag cost will be $2 per tag.

Tags will be available at the Beef Weigh Day, on March 11.

Livestock Judging Practice

Livestock judging practice will be held on the following Sundays:

March 4

March 18

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.

2018 Nebraska Online Nomination Step-By-Step Instructions

Online Nomination:

Saunders County Animal Identification:

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Scrapie Tag Information

Information on How and where to get scrapies tags!

Saunders County Weigh Day

Sunday, March 11th, 2-4pm

636 East 1st Street

Wahoo, NE

2018 Weigh day for Market Beef animals.
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Experience the Power of Red


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 ››
or contact Sue Ellen Pegg with questions at (402) 472-0615

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JOANN Fabric Promotion

Current & lifetime 4‑H members, parents of members, volunteers and 4‑H staff can save 15% off total in-store and online purchases at JOANN Fabrics every day with 4‑H Rewards. JOANN will give a minimum of 2.5% of every eligible transaction to 4‑H. Visit to get started.

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 - Livestock Quality Assurance DEADLINE

Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, and Events

Companion Animal Challenge, Horse Stampede, etc....

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.