Thurston County 4-H News
Nebraska Extension - Thurston County
Stacey Keys, Extension Assistant, email@example.com
Samantha Beutler, Office Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept 23-26 - Aksarben Stock Show
Oct 4 - Achievement Application Deadline
Oct 4-10 - National 4-H Week
Oct 11 - Office Closed - Columbus Day
Oct 17 - Thurston 4-H Achievement Night @ 6PM, Pender Fire Hall
Nov 8 - Thurston 4-H Council (6:30 pm)
Nov 11 - Office Closed - Veteran's Day
Nov 25-26 - Office Closed - Thanksgiving Holiday
In the office!!
Her hours will be: Monday - Thursday, 9AM-3:30PM
Our office is still open: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM
Save the dates!
Thanks for a Great Fair!
Our 4-H program and county fair would not be successful without the many volunteers, sponsors, and donations. Especially this year with all the modifications and adaptations, you all truly stepped up and we thank you!
Please remember to personally thank someone that helped this year. Our volunteers are a vital part of the 4-H program, and many of the vents at fair and throughout the year would not be possible without their dedication.
If you received a trophy or bonus auction premium, get those thank you notes sent! A few brief sentences about your experience are all it take sot show your appreciation. We want to continue the positive support from all of our donors. So make sure to say Thanks!
Dakota-Thurston County Fair Results
We're hoping to highlight the different fair events throughout the year as not everyone may have been able to come to fair! So be looking on social media for #fairrewind!
Nebraska State Fair 4-H Results
Results from the State Fair can be found here: https://nebraska4hresults.com/
Please congratulate these 4-Hers for all their hard work!
Static: Caleb Kelly, Khloe Swanson, Rhiley Harney, Brylea Mosser, Reese Kelly, Lane Kelly, Jenni Olson, Kaitlyn Mahaney, Haeden Paeper, Erika Paeper, Logan Hansen, Dylan Mahaney, Jack Olson
Livestock: Jett Fogarty, Nate Sanderson, Shaylee Sanderson, Owen VanKirk
Fashion Show: Codi Olson
AWARD APPLICATIONS DUE: Monday, October 4, 2021
Step 1: Write your story (add pictures if you want)
Step 2: Fill out County Award Sheet
Available Achievement Applications & Forms (*NOTE AGES – they’re a bit different)
Clover Kid (5-7): https://go.unl.edu/ckapp2021
Junior (8-12): https://go.unl.edu/jrapp2021
Senior (13-18): https://go.unl.edu/srapp2021
County Awards Sheet: https://go.unl.edu/countyawards2021
The deadline for this year's 2021 Thurston County Achievement Applications is Monday, October 4, 2021! I can wait to hear all your stories!
Sunday, Oct. 17th, 6pm
314 Maple Street
Animal Science & Agriculture
4-H Dog Achievement Program
The program consists of levels that require a young person to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. For each level, the Dog Achievement 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 Dog Achievement program.
More information can be found at: https://4h.unl.edu/dog-achievement-program
For any questions, contact Grace Kim at Grace.email@example.com
It is recommended on the program page that Plan & Report Forms should be to county offices at least 1 month prior to the county awards night for youth to be recognized.
Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium (NYBLS)
It’s that time of year again and we’ll be hosting the 17th annual Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium (NYBLS) here at the Animal Science Complex on November 19 – 21, 2021. Registration will be online again this year and can be accessed via the weblink below. More details about the symposium can be found at go.unl.edu/nybls. Please note the application deadline of October 1st. If an individual is selected to participate, a $75 registration fee will be collected at that time. I have attached social media content for you to share if you wish as well as a flyer that can be distributed. Please contact Ashley Benes at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions that you have.