Jefferson County 4-H
- 4-H Highlights!
- Upcoming Workshops, Contests & Events
- Animal Information
- Special Opportunities
- Calendar of Events
4-H Online Enrollment is Open Now
4-H Online Enrollment Link: https://ne.4honline.com/Login.aspx?403D4050364539525371705375593D
New 4-H Member Enrollment Instructions Link: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/jefferson/Steps%20to%20Enroll%20New%20Member.pdf
Re-Enrollment Instructions Link: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/jefferson/Reenrollment%20Returning%20Members.pdf
February is Nebraska 4-H Month
We are encouraging our 4-Her's to pick a week during the month of February and participate:
Monday: Motivate yourself to work on a fair project!
Tuesday: Talk to a friend about joining 4-H or becoming a Clover Kid (5-7 year old)
Wednesday: Wear green Wednesday or your red county fair t-shirt.
Thursday: Thankful Thursday - Thank a parent, leader, grandparent or mentor for the role they play in your 4-H experience
Friday: Find out more about 4-H! Enroll or Re-enroll on ne.4honline.com
As a special treat we are having a Root Beer Float Social February 21 from 3:00-5:30 at the Extension office. All 4-H families are invited and encouraged to bring a friend!
Clover Kids Enrollment Online
Diamond Clover Program
The program consists of six levels that require a young person to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. For each level, the Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover program provides a list of accomplishments from which 4-H youth choose their goals. The accomplishments increase in quantity and difficulty for each level. At the beginning of the 4-H year, participants plan what to accomplish and at the end of the 4-H year, they report on their completed accomplishments. Successful completion of a level's Plan & Report form results in a 4-H youth earning that level of the Diamond Clover program.
Diamond Clover Forms can be downloaded at http://4h.unl.edu/diamondclover. Forms are due to the Extension Office April 1, 2020.
4-H Discover Washington Trip Interest Form
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Upcoming Workshops, Contests & Events
UPDATED DATE & TIME - Photography Mounting Workshop - February 14th
2020 Online Horticulture Judging Contest
NEW 4-H Photography Showcase!
How Does It Work?
Each month, a new photo will be selected from the online submissions. Selections will be made based on creativity, timeliness, technical execution, originality, and appropriateness. The selected photo will be showcased across the Nebraska 4-H social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Youth photographers will be credited wherever and whenever their photo is shared or published.
This opportunity is open to all enrolled 4-H members. Photo recommendations, file specifications, rules, and guidelines for participation are available online at https://4h.unl.edu/photography-showcase.
2020 Pick Your Project Available
Livestock Quality Assurance Training
Horse Advancement Level Testing
Great Plains Livestock Judging Circuit
Winners Unlimited: Livestock Judging Camp
The University of Nebraska Lincoln is offering a one day OR two day overnight livestock judging camp. Dates are June 2nd or June 3-5th. The overnight camp is designated for 4-H and FFA members (age 12-18) looking to improve their livestock judging evaluation and oral reasons skills. Blaine French, as well as current and past team members, will focus on proper evaluation with special emphasis on reasons format, terminology, and delivery. Camp cost is $250 per person and includes all meals, lodging, and materials.
For more information visit:animalscience.unl.edu/unl-livestock-judging-team, or contact Blaine French, Livestock Judging Coach, at 402-472-8834 or email@example.com
4-H Cat Club
A message for all cat interested youth:
Do you like cats? What about learning how to care for or show them? Maybe you have heard about the 4-H Cat Club in the past and wanted to join, but couldn't make the monthly meetings.
Do we have good news for you, or what? We are pleased to introduce this year's self-paced Cat Club! No more being bummed that you missed the hour long meeting every second Thursday. You will now have access to monthly lessons and activities that you can complete on your own time. The first lesson can be found here on September 5th: https://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/cat-club
If you are interested, please stay tuned and register today!
2020 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition
Interested students should submit state entries to the UNL Bee Lab (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject header “4H Essay Contest” by March 1, 2020. This year’s topic is a bit challenging, especially if they are new to beekeeping, so if there are students who would like to interview or get in contact with a local beekeeper, they can reach out to the Nebraska Beekeepers Association (https://nebraskabeekeepers.org).
Questions? Contact Judy Wu-Smart, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Entomology at UNL, at email@example.com or at 402-472-8696.
Calendar of Events
13 - Quality Assurance Training, Tri-County High School
14 - Photography Mounting Workshop
17- Extension Office Closed, President's Day
21- Root Beer Float Social from 3:00-5:30PM, Extension office
1- 4-H Enrollment Due
1 - Diamond Clover Applications Due
13 - 4-H Public Speaking Contest, Fairbury
25 - Extension Office Closed, Memorial Day
26 - Quality Assurance Training, Wilber
4 - Quality Assurance Training, Fairbury Extension Office
15 - 19 - Jefferson County Fair, Fairbury
Nebraska 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 Sates Department of Agriculture.
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