Morrill County 4-H Update

September/October 2022

Events & Deadlines

September 5 - Office Closed (Labor Day)

September 21 - Extension Board Meeting at PREC (7:00 PM)

October 7 - Achievement Application Due

October 10 - Office Closed (Columbus Day)

October 17 - 2022-2023 4-H Enrollment Opens!

October 23 - Achievement Night @ Bayard Elementary School Cafeteria (5:00 PM)

Remind App!!!

To receive updates throughout the year in a quick and easy manner, sign up for the REMIND class: Morrill County Fair Updates.


To do that, text @mocofair to the number 81010!

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2022 State Static Exhibits

Amy Albro - Original Weaved Art, Upcycled Clothing Accessory, Dress or Formal

Nathaniel Barker - Family Food Tradition, Accessory 3D, Accessory 2D, Dinner Rolls, Specialty Pastry, Snap Bean, Freeze/Blur the Moment Print

Megan Cawley - Creative Mixes

Leah Cerny - Woodworking Article, Welding Joints, Welding Art, Furniture-Wood Opaque Finish, Furniture-Fabric Covered

Justin Dobrinski - Creative Techniques & Lighting Print, Expression through Color Print, Abstract Photography Print

Henry Dueker - Special Garden Project, Entomology Report, Veterinary Science Small Animal/Pet Poster, Recycled Woodworking Display, Electricity Poster, Dill

Nolan Dueker - Wheat

Haley Edmunds - Beginning Fashion Accessory, Double Crust Fruit Pie

Wyatt Edmunds - White Bread

Demi Lapaseotes - Level 2 Portfolio

Dixon Leisy - Candid Photography Print, Creative Composition Print, This is Who I Am Poem

Drew Leisy - Portrait Print

Delaney Pohl - Advanced Techniques & Lighting Print, Still Life Print, Advanced Composition Print

Laurel Pohl - Fairy or Miniature Garden

Cammie Rader - Accessory-Original Floral Design, Original Fiber Art

Caylee Rader - Entomology Insect Display, Original Acrylic Painting

Cole Rafferty - Wildlife Tracks

Emma Safford - Healthy Baked Product

Boston Schluterbusch - Original Ink Drawing

JaneLee Sparks - Butterfly Weed, This is Who I Am Poem, Accessory-Textile-2D, Design Board for a Room, Activity with a Younger Child Poster

Marlee Wiggins - Original Print, Accessory-Outdoor Living, Furniture-Recycled/Remade

Maxson Wiggins - Accessory-Original made from Wood, Accessory-Recycled/Upcycled, Original Print, Welding Article

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Congratulations to our State Fair Contest/Livestock Participants!

Leah Cerny - 4-H State Fair Fashion Show



Jessica Whitebear - FFA Beef

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4-H Achievement Application - Due October 7th

The Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application is a standard application form used for the selection of county and state award winners, including Nebraska delegates to National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference, as well as Nebraska 4-H Foundation scholarship award recipients. To be eligible for county awards, you must have the application filled out and returned to office or emailed to krosas2@unl.edu by October 7, 2022.


Two versions of the application are available:



  1. Junior Achievement Application for ages 8-14 (county-only)
  2. Senior Achievement Application for ages 15-18 (state-eligible)



For Application forms and more information go to: https://4h.unl.edu/achievement-application.


For a little extra help in figuring out how to complete your achievement application, please watch the video below! It was created a couple of years ago, but it should be helpful!!!

2018 4 H Annual Achievement Application
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Morrill County 4-H Council

Council Vacancy Announcement: We will have a couple of vacant spots in our Council needing to be filled.


New 4-H and FFA youth members will also be selected to serve on Council, giving them the opportunity to "voice" their opinions regarding decisions made related to fair. The new 4-H youth members will be elected at Achievement Night while the FFA members will be selected amongst FFA members in their chapter.


Any adult or youth interested in having their name added to the ballot for the Morrill County 4-H Executive Council is encouraged to either call the Extension Office at (308) 262-1022 or email Katlyn at krosas2@unl.edu. The annual election will be held at Achievement Night on October 23rd.

4-H STEM Challenge

This year’s National 4-H STEM Challenge will take students to be Explorers of the Deep! Explorers of the Deep focuses on the mysteries and adventures of ocean exploration—with robots! Young people learn how to use science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to explore Earth’s Ocean and how it relates to all life on the planet.


The 2022 Challenge helps young people develop observational and critical thinking skills while exploring the interconnected nature between the ocean and humans, regardless of where they live. They will learn about the incredibly complex relationship between Earth’s oceans and the global climate. According to a recent survey, 84% of teens would like to be involved with shaping the future of our environment.


Explorers of the Deep can help empower young people to innovate and take action to drive positive change.


Learn more about this year’s 4-H STEM Challenge and how you and your students can get involved at 4-h.org/parents/4-h-stem-challenge.

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Morrill County Extension Office

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based upon any protected status. Please see go.unl.edu/nondiscrimination. © 2022

Katlyn Rosas

4-H Assistant / Office Manager

Sarah Paisley

4-H Educator - Morrill/Garden Counties

Tammie Ostdiek

Lead Educator - Morrill County

Extension Educator - Food, Nutrition, & Health