York County 4-H Blast

June 9, 2017

Drive 4 UR Community

Thank you to everyone who came out to drive a car for 4-H on June 3rd. We had over 50 people drive with us! Thanks to Janssen Ford of York for hosting the event and making a significant donation to York County 4-H!
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Online Quality Assurance Training

Quality Assurance Is REQUIRED for any 4-H and FFA member, ages 8 and up, enrolled in swine, beef, sheep, dairy goats, dairy cattle, meat goats, rabbits or poultry. This must be completed by Thursday, June 15th or you will NOT be able to show at the Fair!

The NEW YQCA course can be found at yqca.learngrow.io. You will use your FAMILY 4HOnline login and password information to access the courses for the ACTIVE youth in your family. All 4-Hers need to use the 4-H tab and not the FFA tab even if they are members of both organizations. Call Tanya if you have any questions.

County Fair Pre-Entries Due July 7

4-H’ers bringing exhibit (including animals) to the fair must fill out and return PRE-ENTRY FORMS to the Extension Office by July 7!

Pre-entry forms and instructions were mailed to each family this week. Use the 2017 fair book to complete entry forms. An example is included on the form. Additional sheets are available on the 4-H page at york.unl.edu. If you have questions about filling them out, stop by the office or give us a call.

County Fair Survival Tips

Thursday, June 29th, 11am

2345 North Nebraska Avenue

York, NE

Two Sessions: 11:00 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.

Are you overwhelmed by the jungle of paperwork that ensues with County Fair each year? Are you new to this vast oasis that is 4-H? Are you having trouble navigating your way through the Fair Premium Book? Let us rescue you from the depths of county fair prep! Attend one of the offered sessions to find out how to handle pre-fair entry forms, static exhibit preparation, and receive general tips for making your fair week run smoothly. Register for either of the two sessions by calling the Extension Office at (402) 362-5508.

Summer Workshops

There are still openings in these workshops: Clover Kid Day and Circuit Monsters

Complete the registration form and return with payment to our office.


4-H Youth Volunteer Opportunities

We are offering a few volunteer opportunities for older 4-H youth to grow as leaders this summer. Our summer workshop program has taken off and we have registrations coming in daily. This means that the classes are filling up fast and we are going to need a few extra hands to help some of the younger participants. We also have some new things happening at fair that are designed for older youth involvement.

Click on the following link to view the opportunities where we could use your expertise. Sign up for the times that work best for you. For more information contact Megan.


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Between March 1 – June 30, 2017, National 4-H will kick off the “Raise Your Hand” promotion that will focus more upon attracting 4-H alumni back to the program as parents, volunteers, and donors. During this promotion, alumni will be asked to complete the following steps:

  1. Raise Your Hand – Complete the form at http://4-h.org/raise-your-hand to show your pride as a 4‑H alum.
  2. Compete for your state – Raising your hand is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the states with the most alumni hands raised.
  3. Pay it Forward – Tweet, post and share your #4HGrown experience or support and tag fellow alumni asking them to raise their hands for their state at http://4‑H.org/RaiseYourHand.


Take your support of “Making the Best Better” and “Learning to Do” wherever you go with the new license plates showcasing Nebraska 4-H and Nebraska FFA! The Nebraska 4-H Foundation and Nebraska FFA Association in cooperation with the Nebraska FFA Alumni, have teamed up to create the first-ever license plate supporting the two largest youth organizations in Nebraska. Similar to other organizational specialty license plates, there must be 250 applications received before the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing this organizational plate. Order yours today by filling out the application form and mailing it along with the $70 fee to the Nebraska 4-H Foundation. Be one of the first 4-H and FFA license plate owners and show the world you are an advocate of these outstanding youth organizations.

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4-H Clover Chase: A Nebraska 150 Event

Nebraska 4-H, in partnership with the Nebraska 4-H Foundation, is celebrating the Nebraska Statehood 150 with the 4-H Clover Chase!

Between March 1 - August 15, 2017, Nebraska 4-H will be hosting a photo scavenger hunt for all 4-H members. Using an app, participants will complete challenges and submit photo entries on social media using #NE4HChase. After submitting photos and earning 150 points, participants will be eligible to receive a commemorative water bottle from their local Nebraska Extension Office and will be entered into a drawing to win a drone with video capability. The Nebraska Extension Office with the highest percentage of participation wins a free National Youth Science Day kit!

Complete details about the 4-H Clover Chase can be found at http://4h.unl.edu/clover-chase. Celebrate Nebraska’s Statehood, and Nebraska 4-H, by participating in this fun-filled opportunity with your friends, club, or family!

About Us

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 States Department of Agriculture.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.