Saunders County 4-H Smore
September 15 , 2017
In this week's Smore...
- Saunders County 4-H Council Applications Available
- 4-H Ambassador Program applications- NEW & IMPROVED!
- 17-18 4-H School Enrichment Catalog
- 2018 SCF Superintendents/Leaders needed
- Nebraska State Fair Results & Saunders County Recognized Youth
- Career Portfolios & Diamond Clover Applications due November 1!
- Library Innovation Studio coming to Ashland
- Equine Webinar Series
- 2017 Saunders County 4-H Foundation Auction Results
- Canine Companions for Life 4-H Dog Expo
- UNL Animals Science Open House
- Sow, Litter to go to wining 4-H, FFA member essay
- Nebraska State Range Judging
- 2017 Nebraska Youth Symposium
- 4-H Household Pet Fest
- Make It with Wool
- Shooting Sports Instructor Survey
- Nebraska Equine Webinar Series
- Statewide 4-H Opportunities
- Other Opportunities
Saunders County 4-H Council
NEW & IMPROVED 4-H AMBASSADOR PROGRAM!
2017-2018 Saunders County School Enrichment
Looking for 2018 Saunders County Superintendents/Leaders!
If we can't find people willing to serve as leaders or superintendents for these then they could potentially end up not being offered at the fair!
Please contact us if you would be interested in one of those!
Career Portfolios and Diamond Clover applications due NOVEMBER 1!
What is a Career Portfolio?
- Saunders County's Career Portfolio program is an opportunity for 4-H members to submit a record of their involvement in not only 4-H, but in their schools and communities as well. By participating in this program, youth are able to keep record of their involvement from year to year. There are opportunities to compete at a county level and go on to compete at district and state, as well as national. Take a look at the information and details below!
- NEW IN 2017- Clover Kids Career Portfolio! Click here for it.
- For more information, please see: http://extension.unl.edu/statewide/saunders/saunders-county-career-portfolio/
Diamond Clover applications are due NOVEMBER 1, 2017!
What is the Diamond Clover Program?
- The program’s overall goal is to provide 4-H members a rich and diverse learning experience. The program consists of six levels that require a 4-H member to plan and report a broad range of ageappropriate accomplishments. The program is designed to enable every 4-H member willing to exert the effort an opportunity to be recognized, regardless of how they are involved in 4-H.
- For more information, please see: http://4h.unl.edu/diamond-clover
Library Innovation Studio coming to Ashland!
The goal of the project is to provide access to technological and innovative learning tools not readily accessible locally. This strengthening of the maker culture in Nebraska communities is expected to stimulate creativity, innovation, and the exchange of ideas to facilitate entrepreneurship, skills development, and local economic development.
The project will:
- Establish local Community Action Teams in thirty rural and small communities (communities with populations less than 25,000);
- Establish four rotating Innovation Studios that will be hosted by libraries for approximately 20 weeks each;
- Develop instructional materials and user equipment certification processes;
- Employ sustainability strategies for permanent studios;
- Provide training on the use of the equipment, focusing on Train-the-Trainer strategies;
- Assist with local marketing efforts and programming/events, including open houses and maker showcases.
First-year sites have been selected through an application process through the NLC. Sites in order are: Plattsmouth, Ainsworth, Ashland, Crete/Loup C.; South Sioux City, Neligh, Broken Bow Bridgeport; Norfolk, North Platte, Ravenna, Scottsbluff; Wayne, Geneva, Central City; Nebraska City.
Visit http://nlc.nebraska.gov/grants/InnovationStudios/ for more information on the project. We will keep you posted with more information about this exciting opportunity!
Nebraska Equine Webinar Series
- Every second Monday of every month
- Topics include: nutrition, disease, biosecurity, parasites, equipment, rulebook, judging, vet care, confirmation.
These webinars will be a great place for 4-H leaders/parents and senior aged youth to gain knowledge in many different areas.
If you missed the webinar from 9/11/17, you can watch the recording at: https://nebraskaextension.zoom.us/recording/play/HcpQMUdVPyaJ5hJHlVzAqlPIYn17dxuYByV7tdqETOq19T5btwQRIPxXY2p_bVgU
- Also, once you are done watching the recording please fill out a short survey to give feedback on improvements and to identify topics of interest for future webinars. https://goo.gl/forms/N0RXVthiXlf4Hqyu2
- Lastly, you can access the PowerPoint presentation and additional practice problems/worksheets at: https://unl.box.com/s/oj3jyeog508mok2zbfzigbdplg7a57bg
2017 Saunders County 4-H Foundation Auction Results
Total made on auction was $1450.00
UNL Animal Science Open House
Monday, Oct. 23rd, 6-8pm
Animal Sciences Complex, Lincoln, NE, United States
Sow, litter to go to winning 4-H, FFA member essay!
It’s called a Sow Giveaway, but it’s sure to be a little more “ham” than that.
Southeast Community College, along with Aksarben, the Nebraska Pork Producers and the Iowa Pork Producers, is sponsoring a Sow Giveaway. Any 4-H or FFA member from Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, and Wyoming is eligible to enter.
All they have to do is write a 500-word essay that addresses the following two items:
- Detail how your project will benefit winning the sow and her piglets.
- Include how the award will improve the profitability and growth of your livestock project.
- A reference letter from a 4-H leader, an extension agent or FFA advisor also must accompany the entry.
Completed packets should be mailed to Annie Erichsen at Southeast Community College, 4771 W. Scott Road, Beatrice, NE 68310.
Entries must be postmarked by September 20, 2017.
The winner must be able to pick up the sow and litter after 4 p.m. October 1st at the State Fairgrounds in Grand Island.
Persons who need more information about the contest are asked to contact Erichsen at 402-228-8258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nebraska State Range Judging
2017 Nebraska Youth Beef Symposium
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 6, 2017
EVENT: November 17-19, 2017
What: Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium (NYBLS)
Who: any and all youth interested in the beef industry in Nebraska, and/or youth considering UNL as their University. Youth need to be at least high school freshmen.
When: November 17-19, 2017
Where: UNL East Campus, Lincoln
Why: It will be educational, fun, and a great
way to meet industry representatives and youth with similar interests!
How: More details can be found at:
Shooting Sports Instructor Annual Report
Please note effective October 1, 2017 - All instructors must teach youth or assist in instruction of youth, a minimum of four hours in their respective discipline every year. Instructors must also complete and submit their annual instructor report (on-line format) to the state coordinator to remain a certified instructor in their respective discipline.
Saunders County Extension
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.