Saunders County 4-H Smore
February 30, 2018
In this week's Smore...
** Did you know that new items added are BOLDED?!?
- Enrollment Deadline - June 15!
- Catch-An-Animal Information
- Clover Crew
- Summer Workshop Help
- Shooting Sports Practice
- SC Market Beef Info
- Nebraska Online Nomination Process
- Friends of 4-H Fundraiser
- SC Animal Requirements
- Saunders county Beef Progress Show
- UNL Animal Science Experience
- NAYI & Youth Pork Conference
- Joann Fabric Promotion
- Calendar of Events
- Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, & Events
Catch- An-Animal Sign Up
DEADLINE for sign up & deposit: APRIL 6, 2018
Help us offer some summer workshops!
We are still looking for a few more summer workshops to host and would love to have your help in teaching and planning them! Let us know if you'd be interested!
Shooting Sports Practice
Normal Practices for ALL certified youth will then tentatively begin in APRIL!
SC Market Beef
NEW IN 2018!!
All 4-H & FFA Market Beef will need an EID tag for 4-H & FFA in Saunders County in 2018.
There will be a cost for the EID tags, tag cost will be $2 per tag.
ALL market beef, wishing to compete at the Saunders County Fair, Aksarben or Nebraska State Fair, must be Identified and have completed paperwork to the Extension Office by April 13!
Nebraska Online Nomination for State Fair/AKSARBEN
NEW IN 2018 for families entering livestock for Nebraska State Fair or Aksarben.
An important change from past years is that exhibitors (4-H/FFA families) will be responsible for submitting their animal (market and breeding) information into the AKSARBEN livestock database online themselves prior to the nomination deadline (Market Beef - Friday, April 13). In the past, families turned in DNA envelopes and breeding nominations cards to the office, staff mailed them to AKSARBEN and the entry process was done manually by staff. This led to mistakes, missing entries, missing payments, etc.
The Saunders County Extension Office will still continue to mail in the DNA envelopes to the AKSARBEN office by the respected deadline (Market Beef – Friday, April 13, 2018). Once the information is in the database and has been validated by the Extension Staff or FFA Advisor, it will then be available for exhibitors to make State Fair entries similar to years past.
The database now has the capacity to accept animal information submitted directly by exhibitors (4-H/FFA families) as well as payments for the DNA process. The Nebraska 4-H Program staff will provide step by step instructions for doing this once the database is open to accepting entries. The process ensures responsibility on exhibitors (4-H/FFA families) with a number of safeguards in place for Extension staff and the Nebraska 4-H Program staff to monitor success. 4-H/FFA families will have the ability themselves to edit incorrect information (wrong tag number, wrong birth date, etc.) up to the deadline.
Please note for MARKET BEEF, any animal entry not in the database (done by the 4-H/FFA family before Friday, April 13) AND not submitted DNA (to the Extension Office by Friday, April 13) will NOT be considered nominated and will be ineligible for State Fair.
Online Nomination: www.showstockmgr.com
Saunders County Animal Identification: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/saunders/animal-identification/
2018 Friends of SC 4-H & Extension Fundraiser
2018's project will be "Pallet Projects" It's open to anything made using pallets or parts of pallets, indoors or outdoors, small or large. Examples would be benches, pots for outdoor landscapes, wall decor, shelves, etc.. Imagination is welcome!
2018 UNL Animal Science Experience
The 2018 Animal Science Experience will take place on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Animal Science Complex Commons. The event is open to any high school student interested in Animal Science as a major. During the Animal Science Experience, participants will:
- meet current Animal Science students and other prospective students
- tour the UNL Animal Science Complex
- learn about clubs and extra-curricular activities at UNL
- eat a delicious meal at the CASNR Week Lunch on the Lawn hosted at the Animal Science Complex
- attend an actual Animal Science class
- prticipate in a hands-on lab experiment with an Animal Science Professor
Check in will begin at 9:30am CT; the day will adjourn at 2pm CT.
Register at https://go.unl.edu/s99o before Wednesday, April 11, 2018, as space is limited.
Nebraska Agriculture Youth Institute (NAYI)
For more information visit: http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/nayi/nayi.html
Nebraska Youth Pork Conference
Fore more information, visit: http://www.nepork.org/makin-bacon-whole-lot/
JOANN Fabric Promotion
2018 Calendar of Events
6 - Catch-An-Animal Sign up DEADLINE
15 - Introduction, Feeding and Care Intro education class, mandatory for catch-an-animal
13 - Market Beef ID DEADLINE
13 - Market Beef DNA DEADLINE
13 - Market Beef
21 - 4-H Poultry Judging Clinic, Lincoln
26 - Catch-an-animal pick up at fairgrounds
28 - SC Lend-A-Hand Day (more info coming soon)
1 - District/State Horse Entries & ID sheets DEADLINE
1 - County Horse ID Sheets DEADLINE
1 - AKSARBEN Horse ID sheets & Nebraska Online Nomination DEADLINE
15 - Enrollment DEADLINE
15- ID Sheet DEADLINE
15 - Livestock Quality Assurance DEADLINE
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.