Sioux County Newsletter

August 2021

Calendar of Events

Aug 23 - State Fair Exhibit Drop Off day

Aug 27 - Nebraska State Fair opens

Sept. 6 - Labor Day Office Closed

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Thank you to ALL for a successful county fair! We are so proud of everyone's accomplishments, growth, and help!


Also, please take a moment to send a thank you to the Sioux County Ag. Society (Fairboard), Sioux County 4-H Council (you can bring it by the office), and any other volunteers and express your gratitude for their hard work in making the county fair better each and every year. The 4-H Council, superintendents, and Ag Society are all volunteers, taking time away from their families and jobs to make a difference for our 4-H program.

State Fair Exhibits

Congratulations to everyone who received the honor of having your exhibit selected for the Nebraska State Fair! You can go to the State Fair website at: http://4h.unl.edu/state-fair for State Fair information. Preparation of your exhibit is your responsibility. Please call the office if you have any questions. State Fair Exhibits need to be brought to the Extension Office by 2 pm on Monday, August 23rd. Reminder to make sure Home Environment exhibits have their Home Environment Tag and can be hung up. Also make sure questions are attached to quilt exhibits and tag labels to clothing items. Photography exhibits need their data tags as well. It is always a good idea to have all items labeled with the exhibitors' name and county. Food items should be frozen and packed with ice packs.


4-H static exhibitor families are able to purchase discount tickets for the Nebraska State Fair. This link is only for 4-H static exhibitors and their families.


Static Exhibitor Discount Ticket Link:

https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2561552/nebraska-state-fair-exhibitor-admission-lincoln-nebraska-state-fairlivestock

Password:

20214-H


State Fair Eligible Projects:

Baxter Reece - Shopping in Style Notebook

Baxter Reece - Creative Mixes cooking

Baxter Reece - Fish Display

Baxter Reece - Robotics video

Baxter Reece - Item Constructed from Originally Designed Fabric

Baxter Reece - Accessory - Textile - 3D

Baxter Reece - Accessory - Recycled

Baxter Reece - Accessory - Outdoor Living

Becca Reece - Shopping in Style Notebook

Becca Reece - Upcycled Garment

Becca Reese - Cooking Recipe File

Becca Reese - Major Types of Range Plants

Becca Reese - Large Quilt

Boone Button - Embellished Garment with Original Design

Boone Button - Dried Vegetables

Boone Button - Accessory - 2D

Boone Button - Creative Lighting Photography

Chisum Pelster - Vet Science Poster

Chisum Pelster - Vet Science Kit

Warrior Bots - Build a Robot

First Lego League Challenge Robotics - Cargo Connect

Transportation drives us forward – impacting economies, bridging cultures, and making us all more globally interconnected.
In 2021-2022 FIRST® LEGO® League’s CARGO CONNECTSM, participants will learn how cargo is transported, sorted, and delivered to its destinations.


They are hoping to have a Junior Robotics and Challenge Robotics team. The Junior team is for ages 6 to 9 and the Challenge team is for ages 10 to 14. Please contact Carmen Pelster if your youth is interested in participating in the Junior team or Katie Reece for the Challenge team.

County Ribbon Placings

  • Abby Anderson - Healthy Snack - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Abby Anderson - Embellished t-shirt - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Abby Anderson - Bird Feeder - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Abby Anderson - Wood Accessory - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Abby Anderson - Fabric Accessory - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Abby Anderson - Fashion Show - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Baxter Reece - Accessory - Outdoor Living - Reserve Champion
  • Baxter Reece - Aged Halter - Purple
  • Baxter Reece - Embellished Garment - Purple
  • Baxter Reece - Item Constructed from Designed Fabric - Purple
  • Baxter Reece - Shopping in Style - Purple
  • Baxter Reece - Original Designed Garment - Purple
  • Baxter Reece - Shopping in Style Fashion Show - Purple
  • Baxter Reece - Cereal Bar Cookie - Blue
  • Baxter Reece - Parts of a Range poster - Purple
  • Baxter Reece - Accessory Recycled - Purple
  • Baxter Reece - Fish Display - Grand Champion
  • Baxter Reece - Robotics Video - Purple
  • Baxter Reece - Robotics Notebook - Purple
  • Baxter Reece - Build a Robot - Grand Champion
  • Baxter Reece - Abstract Photography - Blue
  • Baxter Reece - Creative Mixes - Purple
  • Baxter Reece - Intermediate Horsemanship - Grand Champion
  • Baxter Reece - Original Pencil or Chalk Drawing - Blue
  • Baxter Reece - Intermediate Horse Showmanship - Blue
  • Baxter Reece - Cookies - Purple
  • Baxter Reece - Cooking Recipe File - Purple
  • Baxter Reece - Accessory Textile 3D - Purple
  • Baxter Reece - Intermediate Horse Pleasure - Grand Champion
  • Baxter Reece - Intermediate Horse Reining - Grand Champion
  • Baxter Reece - Intermediate Horse Trail - Grand Champion
  • Baxter Reece - Intermediate Poles - Grand Champion
  • Baxter Reece - Intermediate Barrels - Grand Champion
  • Baxter Reece - Intermediate Flag Race - Grand Champion
  • Baxter Reece - Stamped Leather - Blue
  • Becca Reece - Senior Horse Showmanship - Reserve Champion
  • Becca Reece - Senior Horse Pleasure - Blue
  • Becca Reece - Senior Horsemanship - Grand Champion
  • Becca Reece - Senior Horse Reining - Grand Champion
  • Becca Reece - Senior Flag Race - White
  • Becca Reece - Senior Poles - White
  • Becca Reece - Aged Halter - Purple
  • Becca Reece - Fashion Show Clothing 2 - Purple
  • Becca Reece - Senior Barrels - Grand Champion
  • Becca Reece - Creative Mixes - Purple
  • Becca Reece - Embellished Garment - Purple
  • Becca Reece - Fashion Show Clothing 2 - Purple
  • Becca Reece - Specialty Rolls - Blue
  • Becca Reece - Cooking Recipe File - Purple
  • Becca Reece - Cookies - Purple
  • Becca Reece - Snack Mix - Grand Champion
  • Becca Reece - Accessory Recycled - Purple
  • Becca Reece - Original Designed Garment - Purple
  • Becca Reece - Shopping in Style - Purple
  • Becca Reece - Upcycled Garment - Purple
  • Becca Reece - Senior Horse Trail - Reserve Champion
  • Becca Reece - Shopping in Style Fashion Show - Purple
  • Becca Reece - You Design It Other - Purple
  • Becca Reece - Large Quilt - Grand Champion
  • Becca Reece - Major Types of Range Plants - Reserve Champion
  • Becca Reece - Woodworking - Grand Champion
  • Becca Reece - Dress - Blue
  • Boone Button - Intermediate Reining - Blue
  • Boone Button - Intermediate Poles - Purple
  • Boone Button - Intermediate Barrels - Purple
  • Boone Button - Intermediate Horse Trail - Purple
  • Boone Button - Intermediate Horsemanship - Reserve Champion
  • Boone Button - Intermediate Horse Pleasure - Purple
  • Boone Button - Hen - Purple
  • Boone Button - Pullet - Purple
  • Boone Button - Egg Production Trio - Blue
  • Boone Button - Creative Lighting Photography - Red
  • Boone Button - Poultry Showmanship - Grand Champion
  • Boone Button - Dog Obedience B - Grand Champion
  • Boone Button - Furniture Fabric covered - Purple
  • Boone Button - Dog Obedience A - Grand Champion
  • Boone Button - Cat - Purple
  • Boone Button - Cat Showmanship - Grand Champion
  • Boone Button - Abstract Photography - Blue
  • Boone Button - Dog Showmanship - Grand Champion
  • Boone Button - 2D Accessory - Purple
  • Boone Button - Other Beginning Sewing - Blue
  • Boone Button - Shopping in Style Fashion Show - Blue
  • Boone Button - Shopping in Style - Blue
  • Boone Button - Designed Garment Fashion Show - Purple
  • Boone Button - Embellished Garment - Purple
  • Boone Button - Intermediate Beef Showmanship - Blue
  • Boone Button - Cat - Reserve Champion
  • Boone Button - Creative Lighting Photography - Blue
  • Boone Button - Shorthorn Heifer Calf - Purple
  • Boone Button - Angus Bull Calf - Purple
  • Boone Button - Angus Heifer Calf - Purple
  • Boone Button - English Steer - Purple
  • Boone Button - Nebraska Life Exhibit - Blue
  • Boone Button - Intermediate Flag Race - Reserve Champion
  • Boone Button - Barn Quilt - Blue
  • Boone Button - Hen - Blue
  • Boone Button - Flowering Potted Plant - Blue
  • Boone Button - People, Places, or Pets Photography - White
  • Boone Button - Bird's or Bug's Eye View Photography - Purple
  • Boone Button - Rope - Purple
  • Boone Button - Original Mixed Media - Blue
  • Boone Button - Accessory made from Wood - Blue
  • Boone Button - Angus Yearling Heifer - Purple
  • Boone Button - Creative Composition - Grand Champion
  • Boone Button - Flowering Potted Houseplant - Purple
  • Boone Button - Intermediate Horse Showmanship - Reserve Champion
  • Boone Button - Shopping in Style Fashion Show - Blue
  • Boone button - Dried Vegetables - Reserve Champion
  • Boone Button - Bird House - Blue
  • Boone Button - 3-4 year old halter - Blue
  • Boone Button - Aged Horse Halter - Reserve Champion
  • Boone Button - Furniture with clear finish - Purple
  • Chisum Pelster - Aged Horse Halter - Grand Champion
  • Chisum Pelster - Creative Mixes - Blue
  • Chisum Pelster - Aged Halter - Red
  • Chisum Pelster - Aged Halter - Purple
  • Chisum Pelster - Vet Science Poster - Purple
  • Chisum Pelster - Junior Horse Showmanship - Blue
  • Chisum Pelster - You Design It Other - Blue
  • Chisum Pelster - Yearling Heifer - Purple
  • Chisum Pelster - Angus Bull Calf - Blue
  • Chisum Pelster - Market Beef - Blue
  • Chisum Pelster - Junior Beef Showmanship - Blue
  • Chisum Pelster - Woodworking - Purple
  • Chisum Pelster - Creative Mixes - Purple
  • Chisum Pelster - Aged Horse Halter - Red
  • Chisum Pelster - Junior Horse Reining - Blue
  • Chisum Pelster - Embellished Garment - Purple
  • Chisum Pelster - Accessory Recycled - Purple
  • Chisum Pelster - Junior Flag Race - White
  • Chisum Pelster - Junior Barrels - Grand Champion
  • Chisum Pelster - Leather - Blue
  • Chisum Pelster - Vet Science 1st aid kit - Purple
  • Chisum Pelster - Junior Poles - Grand Champion
  • Chisum Pelster - Accessory Recycled - Blue
  • Chisum Pelster - Junior Horse Trail - Blue
  • Chisum Pelster - Parts of a Range Plant - Blue
  • Chisum Pelster - Barn Quilt - Blue
  • Chisum Pelster - Pillowcase - Purple
  • Chisum Pelster - Junior Horsemanship - Grand Champion
  • Chisum Pelster - Junior Horse Pleasure - Grand Champion
  • Chisum Pelster - You Design It Other - Blue
  • Chisum Pelster - Angus Bull Calf - Purple
  • Chisum Pelster - Stamped Leather - Purple
  • Chisum Pelster - In-Hand Trail - Purple
  • Chisum Pelster - Cookies - Grand Champion
  • Chisum Pelster - Tool Leather - Blue
  • Chisum Pelster - Furniture Wood Finish - Purple
  • Chisum Pelster - Angus Yearling Heifer - Purple
  • Dalton Chinn - Rope Display - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Dalton Chinn - Rope Halter - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Dalton Chinn - Stamped Leather - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ethan Turbiville - Bucket Calf - Blue
  • Ethan Turbiville - Sheep Showmanship - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ethan Turbiville - Hen - Blue
  • Ethan Turbiville - Poultry Showmanship - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ethan Turbiville - Pullet - Blue
  • Ethan Turbiville - Bucket Calf Showmanship - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ethan Turbiville - Pullet - Purple
  • Jaime Turbiville - Pullet - Purple
  • Jaime Turbiville - Senior Sheep Showmanship- Purple
  • Jaime Turbiville - Other Poultry - Purple
  • Jaime Turbiville - Meat Ewe Lamb - Blue
  • Jaime Turbiville - Pullet - Purple
  • Jaime Turbiville - Senior Beef Showmanship - Blue
  • Jaime Turbiville - Rhubarb - Blue
  • Jaime Turbiville - Bucket Calf - Blue
  • Jaime Turbiville - Hanging Basket - Purple
  • Jaime Turbiville - Still Life Print - Blue
  • Jaime Turbiville - Family Food Traditions - Blue
  • Jaime Turbiville - Pullet - Purple
  • Jaime Turbiville - Senior Barrels - Reserve Champion
  • Jaime Turbiville - Senior Horse Showmanship - Grand Champion
  • Jaime Turbiville - Aged Horse Halter - Blue
  • Jaime Turbiville - Senior Horse Pleasure - Grand Champion
  • Jaime Turbiville - Senior Horsemanship - Reserve Champion
  • Jaime Turbiville - Senior Horse Trail - Grand Champion
  • Jaime Turbiville - In Hand Trail - Reserve Champion
  • Jaime Turbiville - Other Poultry - Purple
  • Jaime Turbiville - Cupcakes - Blue
  • Jaime Turbiville - Senior Flag Race - Grand Champion
  • Jaime Turbiville - Senior Horse Reining - Reserve Champion
  • Jaime Turbiville - Poultry Showmanship - Blue
  • Jaime Turbiville - Freeze/Blur Photography - Red
  • Jaime Turbiville - Senior Poles - Grand Champion
  • Kenna Lotton - Aged Halter - Blue
  • Kenna Lotton - Junior Horse Showmanship - Grand Champion
  • Landen Oldaker - Robotics Video - Purple
  • Landen Oldaker - Build a Robot - Grand Champion
  • Landen Oldaker - Robotics Notebook - Purple
  • Linnea Pelster - Patriotism - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Linnea Pelster - Textile Accessory - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Linnea Pelster - Textile Accessory - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Linnea Pelster - A&P Poster - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Linnea Pelster - Trash to Treasure - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Linnea Pelster - Cultural Fixtures - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Linnea Pelster - Making Food for Me Placemat - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Linnea Pelster - Animal Care Collage - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Linnea Pelster - Parts of a Range Plant Poster - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Linnea Pelster - Angus Heifer Calf - Blue
  • Linnea Pelster - Trash to Treasure - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Linnea Pelster - PeeWee Showmanship - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Linnea Pelster - A Space for Me other - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Linnea Pelster - A Space for Me other - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Logen Oldaker - Robotics Notebook - Purple
  • Logen Oldaker - Robotics Video - Purple
  • Logen Oldaker - Build a Robot - Grand Champion
  • Natalie Turbiville - Pullet - Purple
  • Natalie Turbiville - Pullet - Purple
  • Natalie Turbiville - Pullet - Purple
  • Natalie Turbiville - Hen - Red
  • Natalie Turbiville - Sheep Showmanship - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Natalie Turbiville - Wool Ewe Lamb - Purple
  • Natalie Turbiville - Poultry Showmanship - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Natalie Turbiville - Stamped Leather - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Natalie Turbiville - Bucket Calf Showmanship - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Natalie Turbiville Bucket Calf - Purple
  • Nathan Turbiville - Hen - Blue
  • Nathan Turbiville - Poultry Showmanship - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Nathan Turbiville - Pullet - Purple
  • Nathan Turbiville - Pullet - Purple
  • Nathan Turbiville - Pullet - Purple
  • Nathan Turbiville - Pullet - Purple
  • Nathan Turbiville - PeeWee Showmanship - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Nathan Turbiville - Sheep Showmanship - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - PeeWee Showmanship - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - A Space for Me Other - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - Woodworking item - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - A Space for Me Other - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - Stamped Leather - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - Accessory Recycled - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - English Heifer - Purple
  • Ruger Pelster - Angus Heifer Calf - Purple
  • Ruger Pelster - Parts of a Range Plant Poster - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - Trash to Treasure - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - Lego Creations - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - Angus Bull Calf - Blue
  • Ruger Pelster - Textile Accessory - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - Making Food for Me Placemat - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - Cultural Fixtures - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - Patriotism - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - Trash to Treasure - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - Trash to Treasure - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - Animal Care Collage - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - A&P Poster - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - Embellished t-shirt - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - Textile Accessory - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Ruger Pelster - Trash to Treasure - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Shiloh Button - Hen - Red
  • Shiloh Button - Best Dressed Goat - Purple
  • Shiloh Button - Goat Kid - Blue
  • Shiloh Button - Goat Showmanship - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Shiloh Button - Cookies - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Shiloh Button - Egg Production Trio - Purple
  • Shiloh Button - Pullet - Purple
  • Shiloh Button - Hen - Purple
  • Shiloh Button - Poultry Showmanship - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Shiloh Button - Cat Showmanship - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Shiloh Button - Embellished t-shirt - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Shiloh Button - Bucket Calf - Blue
  • Shiloh Button - PeeWee Showmanship - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Shiloh Button - Cat - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Shiloh Button - Fashion Show - Clover Kid Ribbon
  • Tilton Button - Junior Flag Race - Grand Champion
  • Tilton Button - Junior Poles - Blue
  • Tilton Button- People, Places, Pets Photography - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Junior Horsemanship - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Cat - Grand Champion
  • Tilton Button - Junior Cat Showmanship - Grand Champion
  • Tilton Button - Poultry Showmanship - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Cockerel - Purple
  • Tilton Button - Hen - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Pullet - Purple
  • Tilton Button - Egg Production Trio - Purple
  • Tilton Button - Hen - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Horse Showmanship - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Aged Halter - Purple
  • Tilton Button - Junior Horse Trail - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Junior Horse Pleasure - Reserve Champion
  • Tilton Button - In-Hand Trail - Red
  • Tilton Button - Barn Quilt - Red
  • Tilton Button - Shopping in Style Fashion Show Blue
  • Tilton Button - Bird House - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Shopping in Style - Red
  • Tilton Button - Family Food Traditions - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Get in Close Photography - Red
  • Tilton Button - Furniture Clear Finish - Red
  • Tilton Button - Aged Horse Haler - Red
  • Tilton Button - Embellished Garment - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Shorthorn Bull Calf - Purple
  • Tilton Button - Shorthorn Heifer Calf - Purple
  • Tilton Button - Junior Barrels - Reserve Champion
  • Tilton Button - Nebraska Life Exhibit - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Angus Heifer Calf - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Shorthorn Yearling Heifer - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Modeling for Fun - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Original Embellished Fashion Show - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Simple Pillow - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Junior Beef Showmanship - Blue
  • Tilton Button - 2D Accessory - Blue
  • Tilton Button - People, Places, Pets Photography - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Exotic Heifer - Purple
  • Tilton Button - Bird's or Bug's Eve View Photography - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Get in Close Photography - Reserve Champion
  • Tilton Button - Special Garden Project - Purple
  • Tilton Button - Original Mixed Media - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Furniture Fabric Covered - Blue
  • Tilton Button - Flowering Houseplant - Purple
  • Ty Chinn - Rope Halter - Purple
  • Ty Chinn - Stamped Leather - Purple
  • Victoria Turbiville - Get in Close Photography - Red
  • Victoria Turbiville - Bucket Calf - Blue
  • Victoria Turbiville - Pullet - Blue
  • Victoria Turbiville - Intermediate Beef Showmanship - Blue
  • Victoria Turbiville - Tool Leather - Blue
  • Victoria Turbiville - Leather item - Blue
  • Victoria Turbiville - Loaf Quick Bread - Blue
  • Victoria Turbiville - Cookies - Blue
  • Victoria Turbiville - Bird's or Bug's Eye View Photography - Blue
  • Victoria Turbiville - Hen - Purple
  • Victoria Turbiville - Intermediate Horse Trail - Reserve Champion
  • Victoria Turbiville - Sunflower - Blue
  • Victoria Turbiville - Build a Robot - Grand Champion
  • Victoria Turbiville - Intermediate Flag Race - White
  • Victoria Turbiville - Intermediate Horse Showmanship - Grand Champion
  • Victoria Turbiville - Aged Horse Halter - Purple
  • Victoria Turbiville- Aged Horse Halter - Blue
  • Victoria Turbiville - Intermediate Horse Pleasure - Reserve Champion
  • Victoria Turbiville - In - Hand Trail - Grand Champion
  • Victoria Turbiville - Intermediate Horse Reining - White
  • Victoria Turbiville - Other Poultry - Purple
  • Victoria Turbiville - Intermediate Poles - Reserve Champion
  • Victoria Turbiville - Intermediate Barrels - Reserve Champion
  • Victoria Turbiville - Intermediate Sheep Showmanship - Blue
  • Victoria Turbiville - Market Lamb - Blue
  • Victoria Turbiville - Simple Bottom - Blue
  • Victoria Turbiville - Simple Bottom Fashion Show - Blue
  • Victoria Turbiville - Poultry Showmanship - Red
  • Victoria Turbiville - Intermediate Horsemanship - Blue
  • Warrior Bots - Build a Robot - Grand Champion

Achievement Application


The Achievement Application is the new standard for State 4-H awards including selecting delegates for National 4-H Conference and National 4-H Congress, as well as Nebraska 4-H Foundation scholarships. There are two versions: a Junior version for 8 to 14 year olds and a Senior version for 15 to 18. Only the Senior version is eligible for state awards. This application can be used for county awards as well.


The Junior version has a maximum of 3 pages to describe their 4-H Experiences, Leadership Experiences, Community Involvement, and Career Spark. This new format falls more in line with the old Career Portfolios.


Here are some tips for the various sections:

-Collective 4-H experience

  • List or table different projects, skills learned, numbers of years in the program
  • Talk in detail about 2 projects that highlight your year


-Leadership Section

  • Positions and duties
  • Utilize a table or graph to show multiple years
  • Include Non 4-H experiences


-Community Service Section

  • List all of them in some format
  • Fully describe 2 activities
  • Include your role and the impact


-Career Spark

  • Explain how a project has sparked a potential job
  • Don't know what your career will be? Talk about values or skills learned for any job or how you want to learn more or try something new to see if it could be a potential career
  • Ex. You took the Babysitting class and thought you might like to be a Preschool teacher. You can talk about how you babysat in your local county and what you learned from it.


For the Senior Application members get four pages to complete the previous information plus an additional page for the delegate application.


Creativity is highly encouraged; applications can use bullet lists, infographics, photos, etc. to help tell their 4-H story. The application is available as a PDF, Word Document, or Google Document. More information and the applications can be found at https://4h.unl.edu/achievement-application



These applications will be due to the County office by September 24th.

Diamond Clover


Deadline to submit Diamond Clover is September 24. Forms are available on the Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover website.


The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover program encourages 4-H youth to engage in a variety of programs, projects, and activities that will enable youth to acquire skills and abilities that will prepare them for success in the future. The program is designed to reach and recognize all youth engaged in 4-H, from club members and campers to school enrichment, afterschool, and special interest program participants. The program consists of six levels that require a young person to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments.


Rules

  • Youth may only receive recognition at each level once.
  • Youth may only receive one level of recognition per year.
  • Youth should begin at Level 1 and progress through Level 6. However, youth who are older when beginning may opt to start at a higher level (2-4) as is mutually agreeable to the participant and the parent/guardian or leader. In order for older youth to begin at level 5 or 6, the Extension staff must also be in agreement.
  • Approval: Levels 1–4 require the approval of a 4-H youth’s parent/guardian. If the 4-H youth belongs to a 4-H club, club leader approval is also required (if 4-H youth belongs to more than one club, choose one leader to work with). Levels 5 and 6 require the approval of a local county extension staff member.
  • Accomplishments: Each level requires participants to complete a specified number of accomplishments. The 4-H participant may choose accomplishment listed for each level. The accomplishments are age appropriate and increase in quantity and difficulty for each level. Parents/guardians, leaders, and Extension staff may suggest other accomplishments — comparable to those provided — to improve the individual learning experience of each 4-H youth.

Club of Excellence

To receive the designation as a Nebraska 4-H Club of Excellence, clubs must meet a certain set of criteria and document how this criteria was met. Clubs meeting the requirements will initially receive a certificate. In subsequent years clubs successfully meeting the requirements will receive a special insignia to place on their certificate. Clubs must apply annually to receive this recognition.

Clubs must:

  • Have at least five members from at least three different families.
  • Recite the 4-H Pledge at meetings.
  • Meet at least six times per year.
  • Choose/elect youth officers.
  • Have youth serve in leadership roles.
  • Have one club project, related to curriculum, which they do together.
  • Have adult role model involvement.
  • Be facilitated by organizational and project leaders who have successfully completed the volunteer screening.
  • Have members who perform a presentation or public speaking at the club level or above.
  • Complete one community service project.
  • Have members who participate in county, district or state events.
  • Celebrate member and club achievements.


Application

To apply for the Club of Excellence recognition, complete the Nebraska 4-H Club of Excellence Report of Activities. The completed form should be turned into the Extension Office by September 15.

Nebraska Gives Back

The Nebraska 4-H Gives Back program is an opportunity for a Nebraska 4-H member or a team of 4-H’ers to make a meaningful contribution to their community. This award recognizes the impact that 4-H youth make in their communities and celebrates the spirit of service-learning, a pillar of the 4-H experience.


Nebraska 4-H Gives Back projects are advised by local committees and reviewed and recognized at the state level. Participants of the Nebraska 4-H Gives Back program receive an award and are showcased statewide.


To achieve the Nebraska 4-H Gives Back honor, a 4-H member or team must complete a major service-learning project that benefits his/her community. Each 4-H member or team are responsible for the creation, coordination, and implementation of the project. The project must be of lasting value and large enough in size and/or scope to be worthy of Nebraska 4-H Gives Back recognition. 4-H members should plan on investing over 100 hours of service, and understand that it may take up to 24 months to complete this project. The project includes an initial proposal and final report that are both approved and reviewed in a two-step process. Proposals are developed and approved first by the local committee, and then by a State 4-H Program Administrator prior to the start of the project. Upon completion of the service-learning project, a final report is created to be reviewed and approved by the local committee, and then by a State 4-H Program Administrator.


Recipients will receive individual certificates of recognition once their project is completed, as well as, a $100 award to be received by the team or individual recipient. This can be used to celebrate their accomplishments or fund a future 4-H project. Recipients and their projects will also be showcased by Nebraska 4-H online. Some counties may choose to recognize recipients at county award nights. The proposal form is attached below.