Jefferson County 4-H
4-H Online Enrollment is Open Now
Clover Kid Enrollment Information
2021 County Fair Award Pick-up!
The following youth have awards that need to be picked up:
- Alex Buxton
- Branson Family
- Axsel Stewart
- Trent Ruhnke
Jefferson County Nebraska 4-H Youth Development YouTube Channel
Diamond Clover Forms
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, 2022.
2022 CWF Trip Meeting Dates for Trip Participants
Meetings are scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Plymouth Community Center on these dates:
- Sunday, March 13
- Sunday, March 3
- Sunday, May 1
- Sunday, May 22 , "Packing Party" via ZOOM from 3-4 p.m.
All trip participants must complete a health and permission form. This form is the same form you complete as part of your 4-H enrollment. If you have already enrolled, please go back in and complete the health screens. If you have yet to enroll, do NOT skip the health forms.
Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) Trip Fundraising Opportunity
Upcoming Workshops, Contests & Events
2022 Horse Program
We are working on putting together some organized horse practices this year for those interested in riding for 4-H. To insure we have the best turn out possible we are wanting to know what will work best for those wanting to participate. If those interested could please let the extension office what day of the week and what time of day would work best that will give us a place to start. Call the office at 402-729-3487 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Purebred Market Hog Classes at County Fair
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!
2022 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute
Apply now to attend one of the biggest youth agriculture outreach events in the state—the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI). NAYI brings together high school juniors and seniors to learn more about Nebraska agriculture, network with agriculture leaders and discover the many careers available in agriculture. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) helps sponsor and coordinate NAYI every year.
NAYI will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus July 11–15, 2022. Applications for NAYI are available at nda.nebraska.gov/nayi and must be submitted online. Current high school juniors and seniors interested in attending have until April 15, 2022, to apply. This year’s theme is “Cultivating Connections.”
Virtual Field Trips
There are also numerous field trips that have been archived to view at your convenience. Check them out. See the link below to view of all the tours available.
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
13 - CWF Trip Meeting, Plymouth
30 - Eileen's Cookie Dough orders due @ Extension Office
1 - Diamond Clover Award Applications Due
18 - Babysitting Workshop, Fairbury
1 - Camp Counselor Applications Due
17 - County Public Speaking Contest
26 - Camp Counselor Training, Fairbury
27 & 28 - Camp Renegade, Camp Jefferson
30 & Jul 1 - Camp Venture, Camp Jefferson
Nebraska 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 Sates Department of Agriculture.
Nebraska Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.