York County 4-H Blast

April 21, 2017

CWF Informational Meeting

Sunday, April 23rd, 4-5pm

4-H Building, York County Fairgrounds

4-H members who will be between the ages of 14 and 19 during the summer of 2018 are eligible to attend the 2018 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus Conference. This trip is designed for youth who will have completed at least their freshman or sophomore years in high school by the summer of 2018. If you are interested in this trip, plan to attend the meeting on Sunday. We will discuss costs, fundraising options and review a sample itinerary.

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4-H Public Speaking Contest

Wednesday, April 26 @ 6:30 p.m.

4-H Building

If you aren't signed up to participate this year, come check out the contest and support fellow 4-H members.

Printed Fair Books Now Available

The York County Fair is Aug. 3-6, 2017! The printed version of the Fair Book is now available in our office. There you will find the fair schedule of events, classes and entry information.

York County Fair Book

Fair book changes were in your April newsletter - please be sure to read through them!

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Livestock Quality Assurance Face to Face

Sunday, April 30th, 1-2:30pm

4-H Building

This will be the ONLY Face to Face option this year. If you cannot make it you can always take the modules online. The NEW YQCA course and instruction can be found on our website.

Cost: $5.00

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4-H Clover Chase: A Nebraska 150 Event

Nebraska 4-H, in partnership with the Nebraska 4-H Foundation, is celebrating the Nebraska Statehood 150 with the 4-H Clover Chase!

Between March 1 - August 15, 2017, Nebraska 4-H will be hosting a photo scavenger hunt for all 4-H members. Using an app, participants will complete challenges and submit photo entries on social media using #NE4HChase. After submitting photos and earning 150 points, participants will be eligible to receive a commemorative water bottle from their local Nebraska Extension Office and will be entered into a drawing to win a drone with video capability. The Nebraska Extension Office with the highest percentage of participation wins a free National Youth Science Day kit!

Complete details about the 4-H Clover Chase can be found at http://4h.unl.edu/clover-chase. Celebrate Nebraska’s Statehood, and Nebraska 4-H, by participating in this fun-filled opportunity with your friends, club, or family!

Leader Resoures

Check out the latest issue of Spotlight on 4-H, a publication written by Nebraska 4-H Youth Development professionals. Each edition contains meeting ideas, the latest 4-H news and project info.

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Between March 1 – June 30, 2017, National 4-H will kick off the “Raise Your Hand” promotion that will focus more upon attracting 4-H alumni back to the program as parents, volunteers, and donors. During this promotion, alumni will be asked to complete the following steps:

  1. Raise Your Hand – Complete the form at http://4-h.org/raise-your-hand to show your pride as a 4‑H alum.
  2. Compete for your state – Raising your hand is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the states with the most alumni hands raised.
  3. Pay it Forward – Tweet, post and share your #4HGrown experience or support and tag fellow alumni asking them to raise their hands for their state at http://4‑H.org/RaiseYourHand.

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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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