Washington County 4-H Update

April 14, 2022

WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN THIS WEEK'S 4-H UPDATE...


  1. Washington County 4-H Calendar
  2. YQCA - New Version is Open
  3. 4-H Enrollment is Open
  4. Washington County Public Speaking Contest - Postponed
  5. Poultry and Rabbit Clinic
  6. Special Garden Project Seed
  7. Special Agronomy Project Seed
  8. Week of the Volunteer - Lunch & Learn Series
  9. Teen Tractor Safety Courses
  10. 4-H Summer Camp
  11. 2022 Nebraska State Fair
  12. Other Statewide Events and Resources


*NEW OR UPDATED INFORMATION IS BOLDED!

4-H CALENDAR

April 30.................................................Poultry and Rabbit Clinic

May 6....................................................Entry Deadline for District & State Horse Shows

June 6-10.............................................District 4-H Horse Shows

June 15............................................4-H Enrollment Deadline

June 22-23...........................................Premier Animal Science Event (PASE)

June 24................................................State Public Speaking Contest

July 11..................................................County Fair Pre-Entry Deadline

July 16..................................................Poultry & Rabbit Clean Up Day

July 23..................................................Contest Day - Washington County Fair

July 29 -August 3.................................Washington County Fair

August 26-September 5......................2022 Nebraska State Fair

S'more Schedule

Did you notice that we've switched up the S'more schedule? During winter months we'll be sending it a little less often. Watch for it twice a month until the "busy" season!

YQCA Training - New Version

Youth exhibiting BEEF, DAIRY CATTLE, DAIRY GOAT, MEAT GOAT, HOG, SHEEP, POULTRY, and RABBITS at the Washington County Fair, Fremont 4-H Expo, and Nebraska State Fair are required to be YQCA certified by June 15 of the current year to be eligible to exhibit.

To create and login to your new YQCA account go to https://yqcaprogram.org/

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4-H Enrollment is Open - ENROLL NOW!!

Enroll in 4-H for 2022 by June 15th if you plan to participate in the Washington County Fair.

You may add or drop projects until June 15th as well.


Go to v2.4honline.com to enroll or re-enroll in 4-H.

The enrollment program has been updated and the screens look a bit different but your previous information has been carried forward into this new version.


Need Help? Find step by step instructions on our website https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/washington/join-4-h/

or give us a call, we'll be happy to assist you 402.426.9455

Public Speaking Contest - POSTPONED

Watch for a new date for the Public Speaking Contest.

Poultry and Rabbit Clinic

The annual Poultry and Rabbit Clinic will be held Saturday, April 30, 10am-noon at the Poultry & Rabbit barn at the Washington County fairgrounds in Arlington.

If you are interested in learning more about preparing and exhibiting your 4-H projects please plan to attend. Due to current NDA restrictions pleas do not bring any poultry with you to the clinic. You may bring your 4-H rabbits to be tattooed.

Special Garden Project - Rubenza Cosmos

If you ordered flower seed in January please stop by the office and pick it up. Cost is $0.50 per packet.

Special Agronomy Project - Broomcorn Sorghum

If you ordered agronomy project seed in January please stop by the office and pick it up. Cost is $0.50 per packet.

Statewide Events Announcements

Up-to-date progress shows and statewide opportunities will be updated on our webpage under Statewide Events or can be found directly here.
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Happy National Volunteer Week!

To celebrate, Nebraska 4-H is hosting live Volunteer Lunch & Learn sessions each day of the week. You can learn more about each session and register at 4h.unl.edu/volunteer-lunch-learn. Nebraska 4-H Volunteer Award winners will also be announced this Friday! You can catch the announcement live on Pure Nebraska, or check in with Nebraska 4-H on Facebook at noon.
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Week of the Volunteer - Lunch & Learn Series

In celebration of the Week of the Volunteer, Nebraska 4-H will be hosting a live Lunch & Learn volunteer training series. Starting at noon CDT, each session will provide practical tips and information for volunteers and club leaders, followed by discussion and networking time. Find the full schedule, session descriptions, and registration at 4h.unl.edu/volunteer-lunch-learn

Teen Tractor Safety Courses

Federal law prohibits children under 16 years of age from using certain equipment on a farm unless their parents or legal guardians own the farm. However, certification received through this course grants an exemption to the law allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and to do field work with certain mechanized equipment. Teens 14 or 15 years of age who work on farms or others who are interested in learning about safe farming practices are encouraged to register for the course. For more information or to register, visit go.unl.edu/tractorsafety
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2022 Nebraska State Fair

As announced by the Nebraska State Fair, 4-H and FFA livestock shows will be held on separate weekends in 2022. While the final schedule is being determined, 4-H livestock shows will take place on Friday, August 26-Sunday, August 28 and FFA will take place on the second weekend.

Other Statewide Events and Resources

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Washington County Extension | 4-H

Tayler Wickham, Extension Educator - tayler.wickham@unl.edu

Mickayla Blender, 4-H Ext. Assistant - mblender2@unl.edu

Morgan Leefers, 4-H Ext. Assistant - morgan.leefers@unl.edu

Mary Larsen, 4-H Support Staff - mlarsen9@unl.edu