Saunders County 4-H Smore

November 22 , 2017

In this week's Smore...

  1. Saunders County Extension Office Closed 23 & 24!
  2. 2018 Theresa Wilson Photo Theme
  3. Changes to 2018 Saunders County Fair
  4. 2018 4-H Enrollment Open!
  5. Scholarships
  6. Saunders County 4-H Achievement Celebration * See note below
  7. Clover Crew- December (No November)
  8. 2018 SCF Superintendents/Leaders needed
  9. 4-H Staff Opportunity
  10. Why Science Matters to Me Photo Contest
  11. Interested in being a 4-H Judge?
  12. Available Opportunties
  13. Other Opportunities

Saunders County Extension Office will be Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 23 & 24 due to the Holiday. Thank you!

2018 Thersa Wilson Photo Theme - "Fence Posts"

Changes for 2018 Saunders County Fair

CLOVER KID - All 4-H Livestock & animal shows (excluding horses) will include a clover kid showmanship portion following the Junior division of showmanship.

BEEF: County Bred Market Animals and County Raised Breeding Animals MUST have been born within the Saunders County lines.

GOATS: Pygmy goats have been removed from the fairbook.

RABBITS: Market rabbits have been removed from the fairbook.

SHEEP: County Bred & Fed Sheep has been removed from the fairbook.

SWINE: To decrease confusion during Weigh in during the County Fair, the following will be enforced:

Weigh in & ultra sound from 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

Weigh in ONLY from 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

FAVORITE FOODS: New tables have been purchased to replace the octagon big wooden tables of previous years. More information to come!

2018 4-H Enrollment NOW OPEN!!

Deadline for 2018 4-H Enrollment will be June 15. 2018! But the sooner you sign up, the more likely you are to not miss something

Available Scholarships!

Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship ~ DUE DECEMBER 1, 4S Goat Expo Scholarship, Others!

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If you can't make it to Achievement Celebration, please stop by the Saunders County Extension Office as we will NOT be mailing out the certificates and awards that are not picked up that night. January 5 will be the last day available to pick them up!

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Looking for 2018 Saunders County Superintendents/Leaders!

Attention Parents! We are looking for Superintendents/Leaders for the following:



Shooting Sports


If we can't find people willing to serve as leaders or superintendents for these then they could potentially end up not being offered at the fair!

Please contact us if you would be interested in one of those!

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Allison and Melisa were out of the office November 12 - 17, in Indianapolis for the National Associations of Extension 4-H Agents Conference along with 33 other Nebraska 4-H staff members. 4-H staff from across the nation and different university's meets to share ideas and also collaborate for new ideas and programs.

We were also luck enough to be selected to present a poster session on our Summer Workshop Evaluation that we collaboratively created with our counterparts in Washington County and our Southeast District 4-H coordinator. We were able to share this tool with other 4-H educators from across the U.S.

Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference Scholarship Available

The annual Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will be held Feb. 22 – 23, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, Kearney, Neb.

The Women in Agriculture Conference is one of the longest-running women’s conferences of its kind in the country. The theme for this year’s conference is, “Growing our future, valuing our traditions.” Over 30 concurrent workshops will be hosted over the two-day event that focus on production risk, market risk, financial risk, human risk and legal risk.

The conference will feature three keynote speakers. Ruth Hambleton, the founder of Annie’s Project, will speak on empowering and educating women producers. Ann Finkner, Farm Credit Services of America senior vice president chief administrative officer, will share resources to help women recharge while dealing with complexity, stress and multi-tasking in agriculture. Lastly, Leslie McCuiston will share her story of being named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year.

  1. Five $125 scholarships (full registration fee) available to University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) students.
  2. Ten $62.50 scholarships (half registration fee) are available to Nebraska FFA, 4-H or Community College students. Students receiving a ½ scholarship are expected to pay the remainder of the registration cost during the registration period, or find a local sponsor.

Applicants will need to prepare a 3,000 character essay on "Why do you want to attend the Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference? How will you use the information in your future studies/career?"


Hotel rooms and additional travel expenses are not covered by these scholarships. The application is now open. Applications must be submitted online by midnight Friday January 19, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than January 26, 2018.

Why Science Matters to Me Photo Contest

You could win a trip for three (3) to the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science, in Washington, D.C., January 12 -15, 2018.

Submit a photo at showing how life science is behind the food you eat, benefits your health or helps your animals, and write a caption telling us why science matters to you!

Hurry! You only have until 11:59PM ET on November 26, 2017, to submit your photo.

Do you have an interest in being a 4-H Judge?

A new program has been added to the Nebraska 4-H website that allows 4-H Volunteers (that's you!) to sign up to be a 4-H Judge across Nebraska! If this sounds like something you'd like to do, click the link below:

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.