Morrill County 4-H Update

May / June 2023

Events & Deadlines

May 7 - Swine/Sheep/Goat Weigh-In @ Fairgrounds (3:00-5:00 PM)

May 16 - Extension Board Meeting @ PREEC (7:00 PM)

May 22 - Garden & Morrill County Speech Contest @ 6:00 PM

May 31 - 4-H Council Meeting @ Extension Office (6:30 PM)

May 31-June 1 - LOG N Camp @ Valentine, NE

June 1 - Horse ID Sheets Due

June 8-10 - 4-H Horse Camp @ Fort Robinson

June 15 - 4-H Enrollment Deadline

June 15 - YQCA Training Certificate Due

June 15 - Animal ID Sheets Due

June 15 - State Fair Livestock Nominations Due

June 19-21 - Youth Leadership Conference @ Camp Comeca (Cozad, NE)

July 7 - Fair Pre-Entry Forms Due

July 22-29 - Morrill County Fair

Remind App!!!

To receive updates throughout the year in a quick and easy manner, sign up for the REMIND class: Morrill County Fair Updates.

To do that, text @mocofair to the number 81010!

4-H Enrollment - Deadline: June 15th!!!

It’s time to get enrolled in 4-H for the 2022 4-H year! Nebraska 4-H has transitioned to 4honline 2.0. To enroll, click on the button below.

For returning families, please do not create a new account; rather use your log-in credentials for 4honline used in previous years. Instructions can be found here: Enrollment instructions for new families can be found here: Please note the enrollment fee for Morrill county is $5 per 4-H member/ $0 for Clover Kid member and is paid either online or at our office.

Please contact Katlyn ­­at (308) 262-1022 or with any questions.

Enrollment and Fees are Due June 15, 2023

YQCA Certification - Deadline: June 15th!!!

As summer gets closer, so to does fair deadlines, including YQCA! If you were not able to participate in either of the in-person YQCA trainings offered this year, you must complete the online YQCA Certification in order to be able to show livestock or small animals at fair this summer.

Click on the button below to get to the YQCA website, and complete the online certification. Once you have completed it, make sure to get a copy of your certificate to the Extension Office! You may either send a digital copy to or bring in a hard copy to the office.

4-H Projects

Projects provide the basis of the 4-H program by offering various educational experiences. Carrying out a project will help the member "learn by doing" as well as learn "why" things happen the way they do.

There are over 200 project areas that youth can enter a project under for the fair. From showing an animal to growing produce in a garden, the opportunities are almost limitless! For more information and some ideas for future projects, click on the button below.

Please contact Katlyn at (308) 262-1022 or with any questions.

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2023 Fairbook is Ready!!!

The 2023 Fairbook is finally finished! You can find the online version by clicking the button below.

If you are interested in purchasing a hard copy, call the office at (308) 262-1022 to let us know to make a copy for you! Each book is $5.

There are quite a few changes, so make sure to take a look.

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Special Gardening Project - Mrs. Burns' Lemon Basil

The Special Garden Project is a way to offer 4-H members the chance to grow unusual and fun projects in their gardens. The 2023 Special Garden Project will focus on Mrs. Burns’ Lemon Basil. This herb can be used multiple ways. Lemon basil has a unique lemon flavor can be added to any recipe or used as a cut flower in arrangements to add scent and interest.

Seeds have been ordered and will be available at the office. Contact the office at (308) 262-1022 if planning on entering the Special Garden Project this year! For more information, go to:

2023 Youth Leadership Conference - June 4th Registration Due

Register for the 2023 4-H Youth Leadership Conference (YLC)

High School students (ages 14-18)! We are inviting you to join us for the 4-H Youth Leadership Conference, June 19-21, 2023, at Camp Comeca in Cozad, NE. Learn more and register at by June 4th to claim your spot in this amazing experience. The cost for YLC will be $250. We’ll be taking advantage of some traditional camp activities while integrating leadership workshops, speakers, and an overall topic of influencing the future through leadership to bring together and develop the leaders of Nebraska 4-H!

Use the Buttons Below for Animal Affidavits - Deadline: June 15th!!!

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Morrill County Extension Office

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Katlyn Rosas

4-H Assistant / Office Manager

Sarah Paisley

4-H Educator - Morrill/Garden Counties