Washington County Weekly 4-H Update

January 21, 2022

WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN THIS WEEK'S 4-H UPDATE...


  1. Washington County 4-H Calendar
  2. 4-H Enrollment is Open!
  3. Window Decorating for 4-H Month - Sign up Now!
  4. 2022 Special Garden Project
  5. 4-H Companion Animal Advisory Committee
  6. Livestock Information Series
  7. SOAR Dog Workshop Series
  8. Farrowed and Owned Swine Cohort
  9. UNL Chick Days
  10. 4-H Horse Events
  11. 2022 Nebraska State Fair
  12. Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Training
  13. Other Statewide Events and Resources


*NEW OR UPDATED INFORMATION IS BOLDED!

4-H CALENDAR

March 26..............................................4-H Horse Stampede

April 24.................................................County Public Speaking Contest

June 6-10.............................................District 4-H Horse Shows

June 15................................................Enrollment Deadline

June 22-23...........................................Premier Animal Science Event (PASE)

June 24................................................State Public Speaking Contest

July 11..................................................County Fair Pre-Entry Deadline

July 23..................................................Contest Day - Washington County Fair

July 29 -August 3.................................Washington County Fair

August 26-September 5......................2022 Nebraska State Fair

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4-H Enrollment is Open - ENROLL NOW!!

Enroll in 4-H for 2022 by June 15th if you plan to participate in the Washington County Fair.

You may add or drop projects until June 15th as well.


Go to v2.4honline.com to enroll or re-enroll in 4-H.

The enrollment program has been updated and the screens look a bit different but your previous information has been carried forward into this new version.


Need Help? Find step by step instructions on our website https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/washington/join-4-h/

or give us a call, we'll be happy to assist you 402.426.9455

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Link for families and clubs to sign up for the window decorating for 4-H month is https://go.unl.edu/window Details about participation are located with the Google Form.

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2022 Special Garden Project

The 2022 Special Garden Project will be the Rubenza Cosmos, whose flower petals change color as they age. What is the Special Garden Project? This project gives youth the resources to try growing a new or unusual plant. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/sgp.

You may order seeds through our office, call 402-426-9455. Order deadline is February 28.

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4-H Companion Animal Advisory Committee

Find more information about serving on the committee and how to apply at

https://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal-advisory-committee

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SOAR Dog Workshop Series

We are excited to present our SOAR workshop series in conjunction with Platte Valley Kennel Club! Learn from experienced clinicians provided by Platte Valley Kennel Club! This workshop series will have a total of 3 to 4 sessions throughout the spring/ summer months (dates to come). Handlers will gain greater success in participating in each workshop as it provides action steps for youth to move forward and builds upon the skills learned from previous sessions. We do encourage others to join any of our workshops even if you cannot go to all of them.

Along with building skills with your dog(s), youth will also learn more about other events and organizations they can participate in to immerse themselves in dog related activities.

To register: https://ssp.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5nf7WHgYttOeWoe

Date: February 19th, 2022

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Address: Companion Dog Club of Omaha and Council Bluffs

10803 N 72nd Street, Omaha NE 68122

Early Registration fee: $15 (per workshop) by February 11th, 2022

Day of Registration fee: $25

Vaccination Form required https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/washington/SF263-Dog-Vaccination-Certification%20-%20FILLABLE.pdf

Please make checks payable to: UNL and mailed/postmarked by February 1st. Please include the Participant's name with the payment envelope.
Mail to:
Grace Kim-C204g
PO Box 830
Animal Science-University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0908

Additional information provided in the registration link

For further questions about registration contact Grace Kim at: (402)472-6085 or grace.kim@unl.edu or workshop details, Gisele Olney at gcolney@aol.com

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Looking for help with your livestock project? The Nebraska 4-H Livestock Information Series provides resources for 4-H members, leaders, and parents looking to gain knowledge in various livestock-related topic areas. Resources include everything from videos and handouts to hands-on activities and lesson plans. Plus, new resources are still being added. Check it out at 4h.unl.edu/livestock-info-series.
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Farrowed and Owned Swine Cohort

For more information, visit: https://4h.unl.edu/farrowed-owned

Register by February 1st to participate! https://bit.ly/3E7kS07
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2022 UNL Chick Days

RSVP to spurdum2@unl.edu by March 20, 2022
Mark your calendars! Big Red Camps will be held on June 12-17, 2022, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. More details will be coming soon!

2022 4-H Horse Events

Horse events and 4-H contests for the 2022 year!

  • 4-H Horse Stampede Contest- March 26th- Animal Science Complex UNL
  • Intro. to Basic Horse Knowledge & Management- VIRTUAL- 6-7pm Mondays March 2022 (7th, 14th, 21, & 28th)
    • More information to come
  • Nebraska Judges Workshop – April 30th- Animal Science Complex UNL
    • More information to come
  • Horse Judging Contest- May 1st - Animal Science Complex UNL
    • More information to come
  • 4-H District Horse Shows June 6-10th
    • Entries Due May 6th
    • CHANGES!
      • New age group/classes
  • Fonner Park 4-H State Horse Show- July 9-13th – Grand Island, NE
    • Entries Due May 6th
    • Slightly modified show schedule posted!
    • Another livestock show will be occurring during the same dates as the 2022 Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Expo, 4-H families are highly encouraged to book hotel rooms and reserve camper/RV hookups as early as possible. Camper/RV hookups will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis, and reservations can be made by contacting Kathy at 308-382-4515.
    • 2021 4-H Horse Show and Judging Guide can be found for purchase at:
https://marketplace.unl.edu/ne4h/curriculum/animalscience/4h373.html

2022 Nebraska State Fair

As announced by the Nebraska State Fair, 4-H and FFA livestock shows will be held on separate weekends in 2022. While the final schedule is being determined, 4-H livestock shows will take place on Friday, August 26-Sunday, August 28 and FFA will take place on the second weekend.

Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training

A Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop is scheduled for early February in Lincoln. It will be held February 5-6 at the Nebraska Game & Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. The deadline to register for the Lincoln session is January 26th. Find more information at https://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/4hstaff/13705/78715 or call our office at 402-426-9455

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Washington County Extension | 4-H

Tayler Wickham, Extension Educator - tayler.wickham@unl.edu

Mickayla Blender, 4-H Ext. Assistant - mblender2@unl.edu

Morgan Leefers, 4-H Ext. Assistant - morgan.leefers@unl.edu

Mary Larsen, 4-H Support Staff - mlarsen9@unl.edu