York County 4-H Focus

January 13, 2017

The Monthly 4-H Newsletter is Going Digital!

Starting in February, the York County 4-H Focus newsletter will be sent via email and posted on our website. We will no longer be sending paper copies to every family. If you would still like to receive a paper copy in the mail, click here or call the Extension Office by January 21.

Like Horses But Don't Have One?

Check out the 4-H Horse Stampede!

April 1, 2017

UNL Animal Science building, East Campus.
This event offers a variety of 4-H horse contests that don't require live horses, including public speaking, demonstration, quiz bowl, art, and photography contests. Youth, ages 10-18, have the opportunity to display their equine knowledge through these contests both as an individual and as part of a team. Contact Tanya at tanya.crawford@unl.edu for more information.

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Scholarship season is in full swing. Click on this link for the latest information on local and state-wide scholarship opportunities: 4-H Scholarship Opportunities

Applications Due February 15

York County 4-H Council Scholarship

Dorothy & Howard May Trust Scholarship

York Chamber of Commerce & York County Corn Growers Scholarship

Applications Due in March

York County Pork Producers Scholarship - Due March 1

NACEB Scholarship - Due March 15

Livestock Updates


  • There is a new plan for Livestock Quality Assurance certification this year. Click the link for further instruction: 2017 LQA Certification
  • The Nebraska program is still available until February 28.
  • Reminder: There are test-out options available in the Intermediate and Senior Divisions.
  • As always, an in-person training will be offered in York before June 15
  • Deadline to complete the certification requirements is June 15

Save the Date

4-H Kick-Off

“Growing True Leaders”

Sunday, February 19th

Cornerstone Building

Let’s Kick-Off a new year of 4-H! All current and potential 4-H members are welcome to attend.

The event will showcase 4-H projects, information on the upcoming year, games and 4-H fun. This year’s theme is Growing True Leaders. All attendees will be invited to participate in multiple mini projects to get a taste of 4-H. There will be balloons, pictures with Lil’ Green, inflatables and much more!