York County 4-H Blast

June 7, 2019

4-H Animal Entry Reminders

Quality Assurance Is REQUIRED for any 4-H and FFA member, ages 8 and up, enrolled in swine, beef, sheep, dairy goats, dairy cattle, meat goats, rabbits or poultry. This must be completed and number submitted by June 15th or you will NOT be able to show at the Fair!

Bucket calves: Bucket calves to be exhibited at the fair must be identified and ear-tagged with official Nebraska 4-H bucket calf Id forms and ear tags by June 15th. In addition, youth exhibiting bucket calves at the county fair need to complete a record book and turn it into the Extension office by July 15th.

Feeder Calves: Must have ID and ear tag by June 15th

Clover Kids: Can show bucket calf, sheep goat, swine, cat, dog, poultry, and rabbits. All animals must have identification submitted to the Extension Office by June 15. Clover Kid Animal Entry Forms are due by the first Friday in July to the York County Extension Office.

For all other 4/H FFA livestock DNA Envelopes, Breeding Nomination cards, county identification forms, premises ID and copies of registration sheets are due to the extension office by June 15th.

Need 2-Liter Bottles!

We are in need of empty 2-liter bottles for an upcoming Rocket Camp (in partnership with York Parks and Rec). If you have any bottles that you would like to recycle, please bring them into the office before July 1. Thank you!

Weed ID Practice

Jenny will be hosting a Weed ID Practice on Monday, June 10 from 5-6 p.m. at the Extension Office. Please RSVP to Jenny if you plan on attending.

In case you didn't know, there are 4-H ID contests at the State Fair (horticulture, Weed and grass, tree, and insect) where youth 10 and older can compete. Jenny has Weed books and flashcards in her office for any families who don’t have them if your youth are interested. This is the list of weeds the youth would be learning that corresponds to the book pages (1-75): https://unl.app.box.com/s/k6ghub1pgzrs1nyz8ntss1cbeh1ph4vn

If you’d like to see what a contest is like, June 27th is a free plant ID contest in Columbus at the Fairgrounds from 12:15-4 p.m. There’s no charge and carpooling could be an option. Clover kids can attend too! Our County Fair Contest day will be July 16th.

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All youth ages 8-18 enrolled in any of the following animal projects will need to complete YQCA training: • Beef (bucket calf, feeder calf, breeding beef, market beef) • Dairy cattle • Goat (breeding meat goat, dairy goat, meat goat) • Poultry • Rabbit • Sheep (breeding sheep, market sheep) • Swine (breeding swine, market swine)

Youth must be currently enrolled at https://ne.4honline.com

Complete online training at https://yqca.learngrow.io. Cost is $12. For directions and more information, visit https://4h.unl.edu/yqca. Once training is complete, send completed certificates to Tanya Crawford, tanya.crawford@unl.edu or drop off at the Extension Office. If certificates are not submitted, we have no way of knowing if trainings have been completed. No certificate = No Certification

Deadline to complete Youth for Quality Care of Animals (Quality Assurance) is June 15.

If you have further questions, contact Tanya Crawford at 402-362-5508 or tanya.crawford@unl.edu

4-H Summer Workshops

The 2019 Summer Workshop Guide is now available! Complete the Registration form and return with payment to our office. Sign up soon, workshops are filling up fast!

Workshop Guide

Workshop Registration Form

Workshops that are currently full: Clover Cakes 201

Clover Cakes 301

Learn the tips for shortened cake baking. We will make a variety of cake recipes from Cooking 301 to practice for fair.

When: June 18, 1:00-4:30 PM

Where: 4-H Building

For Ages 10 and Older

Fee: $15

Register by turning in the 4-H Workshop Registration Form before June 1.

Clover Kid Adventure Day

Discover nature and get creative with us! Clover Kids will make up to four fair exhibits at this workshop.

When: June 26, 9:00 - Noon

Where: 4-H Building

Ages 5-7

Fee: $15

Register by turning in the 4-H Workshop Registration Form before June 1.

4-H Foodstand Sign-Up

We’re starting to think about Fair prep and that brings 4-H Foodstand signup! Again this year, we are making things easier for you by using the online signup system we used last year - go to the link below, pick a spot, put in your name(s) and hit submit.


As usual, sign up early to get your favorite spot before they fill up. Please sign up by July 5. It is expected that at least one person from every family works at least one shift!


The 4-H Foodstand is a major fundraiser for the York County 4-H Program. The money raised will go directly to York County 4-Hers through scholarships, workshops and other learning opportunities.

Camper Spots

County Fair camper spots are now available! The cost is $75 per spot. Spots are available the Sunday before the fair through the Sunday of fair. Payment must be received in order to complete your reservation. They are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Call the Extension Office to reserve your spot! 402-362-5508

County Fair Wood Cut-Outs

This year's County Fair Wood Cut-Out will be a tractor. They will be available for pick up by June 1. Call the Extension Office to reserve you cut-out. There will be 6 available for clubs or individuals to decorate for fair.

About Us

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.

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