Pawnee County 4-H Express

March/April 2019

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Re-Enrolling in 4-H

All returning 4-H families will need to re-enroll by April 15.

For helpful sheets to walk your family through the re-enrollment process please visit our website: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/pawnee/program-enrollment/

County Fair

As winter comes to a close and we start dreaming of warmer weather, take a minute to refer to our county fair page on our website. It contains our fair schedule, important dates to add to your calendar, state fair animal nomination process and much more.


https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/pawnee/county-state-fair/

County Cloverkid & 4-H Clubs

As a way to help on board new 4-H families and provide program changes to existing families the Extension Office will be hosting monthly Cloverkid and 4-H county club meetings. The program is open to new and existing 4-H youth. We will meet one evening each month from March through July to teach 4-H families the basics of the 4-H Youth Development Program. During the one hour meetings, parents will meeting with staff to learn about the basics of 4-H and youth will complete fun and educational hands-on learning activities.
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Broilers

Looking for a fun 4-H project this year? Consider participating in the Broiler Project, awards are given for showmanship, pen of 3 broilers, individual broiler pen and recordbook during the County Fair poultry show. Broilers are also eligible to be sold at the 4-H Premium Sale.


Broiler chicks will be purchased in bulk from Whelp hatchery. The first 10 birds are free and the additional birds will be $1.20 a chick. Additional chicks may be ordered in groups of 5. Contact the office to sign up by April 29.


Chick delivery is estimated for June 6.

Animal Identification Guidelines

Please refer to the guidelines how to correctly ID livestock for county and state fair. All potential animals to be shown at the Pawnee County Fair will require an Animal Identification Form turned in by June 14.


Identification Forms and identifying guidelines are available online: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/pawnee/forms-0/

Scrapies Tags

The official identification for COUNTY and STATE FAIR for all classes of goats and sheep is a Scrapies Tag.


Before you can get Scrapies Tags, you must have a premise ID number and a Flock ID number, which the Department of Agriculture can assign to you. Call them at 402-434-2300.


Scrapies tags may be purchased from Allflex. The cost of the tags is the families responsibility. The Extension Office has a universal tagger available.


Allflex order form: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/pawnee/NewContent/Allflex%20Scrapie%20order%20form.pdf


At Sheep and Goat Weigh In (June 5)

  • All animals must have their scrapies tags in their ears, or
  • Families must bring their own scrapies tags which are tied to their flock ID number to weigh in to be tagged at the fairgrounds


** Sheep and Goats will not be ID (and not allowed to show) if they do not have a scrapies tag by weigh in **

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)

NEW FOR 2019: Youth have the option to participate in either a face-to-face YQCA training or complete the online modules. There will be NO test out option available anymore. Contact the office with questions.


The Pawnee County 4-H Foundation has coupon codes available for both the face-to-face and online modules. Contact the Office for your coupon code.


Face-to-Face Training


  • March 15 (Juniors) & March 29 (Intermediate/Senior) from 2-3pm @ Pawnee City School
  • We are working to schedule a training scheduled at Lewiston School during a Flying Tigers Club meeting.


Online Training

The online training modules may be completed at your home or families may schedule a time to come into the office to complete them. For instruction to complete the online modules visit, https://go.unl.edu/pawneeqa.

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County Challenge Static Project: N | 150 Stepping Stones

The University of Nebraska - Lincoln is celebrating 150 years! 4-H members are invited to show their creativity and University of Nebraska pride by creating a stepping stone that represents the N|150 milestone. Stepping stones will be exhibited at local counties fairs, and one stepping stone from each county will be chosen to be displayed at the Nebraska State Fair at the Raising Nebraska landscape.

  • Stepping stones may be made out of any materials. Keep in mind that fairgoers may step on the stones while on display, therefore, they should be durable.
  • Stepping stones should be 8 inches by 8-inch squares.
  • Design: N|150 themed or In Our Grit, Our Glory themed
  • Each county will select one for display at Raising Nebraska. It will not be eligible to be judged in any other class at State Fair.
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Summer Workshop Volunteers

If you are interested in teaching a summer workshop centered around a 4-H Curriculum area or project contact the Extension Office by April 15. High school aged 4-Hers are encouraged to sign up to plan and lead projects for community service or college resume experience!

Upcoming Deadlines & Events

March

2 Fruit Sale Delivery, Table Rock Fire Hall, 7:15am

4 4-H Foundation Meeting , Courthouse, 6:30pm

15 YQCA Face-to-Face Training, Pawnee City School, 2-3pm

29 YQCA Face-to-Face Training, Pawnee City School, 2-3pm


April

15 Youth & Volunteer Re-enrollment Deadline

29 Broiler Project Sign Up Deadline


May

1 District Horse Show Deadline for Animal ID, Horse Level Testing, & Entries

1 Companion Animal Identification Affidavits Deadline

6 4-H Foundation Meeting, Courthouse, 6:30pm

Nebraska Extension - Pawnee County

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. The 4-H Youth Development program abides with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.