Jefferson County 4-H
- Jefferson County Fair Dates
- 4-H Enrollment
- Clover Kids Enrollment
- Diamond Clover Program
- Pick Your Project
- Wooden Benches Available for Fairgrounds
Upcoming Workshops, Contests & Events
- 2020 Public Speaking Contest
- Public Speaking Virtual Workshops
2021 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) Trip Meeting
- Camp Counselors Needed!!!
- Camp Renegade
- Camp Venture
- Virtual Field Trips
- Living Room Learning
- Boredom Buster Challenge
- 3-D Modeling Workshop
- Livestock Quality Assurance Training
- Horse Advancement Level Testing
- Great Plains Livestock Judging Circuit
- Winners Unlimited: Livestock Judging Camp
- 4-H District Horse Shows
- 4-H Cat Club
- Superintendents Needed
- Online Horticulture Judging Contest
- 4-H Photography Showcase
Calendar of Events
4-H Online Enrollment is Due APRIL 1st!!
4-H Online Enrollment Link: https://ne.4honline.com/Login.aspx?403D4050364539525371705375593D
New 4-H Member Enrollment Instructions Link: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/jefferson/Steps%20to%20Enroll%20New%20Member.pdf
Re-Enrollment Instructions Link: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/jefferson/Reenrollment%20Returning%20Members.pdf
Clover Kids Enrollment Online
Diamond Clover Program
The program consists of six levels that require a young person to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. For each level, the Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover program provides a list of accomplishments from which 4-H youth choose their goals. The accomplishments increase in quantity and difficulty for each level. At the beginning of the 4-H year, participants plan what to accomplish and at the end of the 4-H year, they report on their completed accomplishments. Successful completion of a level's Plan & Report form results in a 4-H youth earning that level of the Diamond Clover program.
Diamond Clover Forms can be downloaded at http://4h.unl.edu/diamondclover. Forms are due to the Extension Office April 1, 2020.
2020 Pick Your Project Available
Wooden Benches Available for Fairgrounds
Upcoming Workshops, Contests & Events
2020 Public Speaking Contest --------- POSTPONED TBA
We have POSTPONED the Public Speaking Contest until further notice. We want to comply with COVID-19 social distancing parameters and hope to hold an in-person contest when guidelines allow for group gatherings.
There will be an opportunity for youth to participate in speech workshops via Zoom. Sessions will be taught by 4-H Extension Educator Kylie Kinley of Nuchols and Thayer counties. She will work on with youth on developing public speaking and presentation skills. Online Zoom meetings will be every Tuesday in April from 4:30PM-5:00PM. Watch for updates and reminders on our Facebook page.
Developing 4-H’ers self-confidence and effective public speaking skills are two goals of the Nebraska 4-H public speaking contest.
Resources to help you prepare for the Public Speaking Contest available at https://4h.unl.edu/public-speaking
We follow the same rules as the regional contest. Ages are as of January 1, 2020.
Four age divisions are used in the 4-H Public Speaking Contest and are based on the
4-H member's age (the age of the youth before January 1 of the current year).
- Novice Division: 4-H ages eight (8) and (9)
- Junior Division: 4-H ages eight (8) to ten (10)
- Intermediate Division: 4-H ages eleven (11) to thirteen (13)
- Senior Division: 4-H ages fourteen (14) to eighteen (18)
Speech Category Rules
- Length of Speeches:
- Novice Division: May recite a poem, read/tell a story
- Junior Division: 1 to 3 minutes.
- Intermediate Division: 3 to 5 minutes.
- Senior Division: 5 to 8 minutes.
2020 PSA Theme - "Inspire Kids to Do"
- All PSA's are 60 seconds in length and must use the required theme.
- All 4-H PSA's must include the following tagline within the last 10 seconds of the PSA: "Learn more about the Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth Development Program at 4h.unl.edu." The tagline is included in the 60 second time limit.
- Sound effects and public domain music may be used. Copyrighted material may not be used.
- All PSA's must be the original work of the presenter. Contestants may not use PSA's written and provided by the state or national staff.
- No team PSA's are allowed.
Virtual Public Speaking Workshops - Tuesdays in April
To help exhibitors hone their skills for the speech/PSA/presentation contest, Kylie Kinley, Extension Educator in Nuckolls/Thayer Counties will lead four virtual workshops via Zoom the four Tuesdays in April from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
Tues. Apr. 7 – Speech Writing and Presenting
Tues. April 14 – PSA Writing and Presenting
Tues. April 21 – Presentation Writing and Presenting
Tues. April 28 – Professional Polish
To sign up and receive the Zoom link or for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) Trip ZOOM Meeting
The link to register for the meeting is https://unl.zoom.us/meeting/register/vpAvd-2rrjMocfI-I6sJJNUI-XXUnJCN2g. You will receive an email with the link information after you register.
Camp Counselors Needed!!!
3-D Modeling Workshop
Participants will learn how to design using a simplified free computer aided design (CAD) program, then develop a design of their own. Files will be downloaded and emailed to the instructor, where they will be printed on a 3-D printer, and mailed back to the participant.
8 years old and up and $20.00 per youth.
Use this link to register.
Horse Advancement Level Testing
Winners Unlimited: Livestock Judging Camp
The University of Nebraska Lincoln is offering a one day OR two day overnight livestock judging camp. Dates are June 2nd or June 3-5th. The overnight camp is designated for 4-H and FFA members (age 12-18) looking to improve their livestock judging evaluation and oral reasons skills. Blaine French, as well as current and past team members, will focus on proper evaluation with special emphasis on reasons format, terminology, and delivery. Camp cost is $250 per person and includes all meals, lodging, and materials.
For more information visit:animalscience.unl.edu/unl-livestock-judging-team, or contact Blaine French, Livestock Judging Coach, at 402-472-8834 or email@example.com
4-H Cat Club
A message for all cat interested youth:
Do you like cats? What about learning how to care for or show them? Maybe you have heard about the 4-H Cat Club in the past and wanted to join, but couldn't make the monthly meetings.
Do we have good news for you, or what? We are pleased to introduce this year's self-paced Cat Club! No more being bummed that you missed the hour long meeting every second Thursday. You will now have access to monthly lessons and activities that you can complete on your own time. The first lesson can be found here on September 5th: https://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/cat-club
If you are interested, please stay tuned and register today!
2020 Online Horticulture Judging Contest
NEW 4-H Photography Showcase!
How Does It Work?
Each month, a new photo will be selected from the online submissions. Selections will be made based on creativity, timeliness, technical execution, originality, and appropriateness. The selected photo will be showcased across the Nebraska 4-H social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Youth photographers will be credited wherever and whenever their photo is shared or published.
This opportunity is open to all enrolled 4-H members. Photo recommendations, file specifications, rules, and guidelines for participation are available online at https://4h.unl.edu/photography-showcase.
Calendar of Events
7 - Virtual Public Speaking Workshop
14 - Virtual Public Speaking Workshop
21 - Virtual Public Speaking Workshop
28 - Virtual Public Speaking Workshop
1 - Camp Counselor Applications Due
25 - Extension Office Closed, Memorial Day
4 - Quality Assurance Training, Fairbury Extension Office
16/17- Camp Renegade @ Camp Jefferson
18/19- Camp Venture @ Camp Jefferson
15 - 19 - Jefferson County Fair, Fairbury
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