Washington County Weekly 4-H Update

December 3, 2021

WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN THIS WEEK'S 4-H UPDATE...


  1. Washington County 4-H Calendar
  2. Achievement Celebration
  3. 2022 Special Garden Project
  4. National Western Stock Show Catch-a-Calf Program
  5. Nebraska 4-H Horse Advisory Committee
  6. Livestock Information Series
  7. Nebraska Fed Steer Challenge - Deadline Extended
  8. 2022 UNL Chick Days
  9. Big Red Camps
  10. 2022 Nebraska State Fair
  11. Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Training
  12. Other Statewide Events and Resources


*NEW OR UPDATED INFORMATION IS BOLDED!

4-H CALENDAR

December 5..........................................Achievement Celebration

March 26..............................................4-H Horse Stampede

June 6-10.............................................District 4-H Horse Shows

June 15................................................Enrollment Deadline

June 22-23...........................................Premier Animal Science Event (PASE)

June 24................................................State Public Speaking Contest

August 26-September 5......................2022 Nebraska State Fair

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2022 Special Garden Project

The 2022 Special Garden Project will be the Rubenza Cosmos, whose flower petals change color as they age. What is the Special Garden Project? This project gives youth the resources to try growing a new or unusual plant. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/sgp.

You may order seeds through our office, call 402-426-9455. Order deadline is February 28.

National Western Stock Show - Catch-a-Calf Program

The National Western Stock Show is around the corner. This programs is the best in the Nation for young people to participate.

The application process can be found at: https://nationalwestern.com/livestock-shows/catch-a-calf-program/

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Nebraska 4-H Horse Advisory Committee

The Nebraska 4-H Horse Advisory Committee is now accepting applications for new members. This committee, made up of 4-H volunteer leaders and Extension personnel, provides guidance and assistance in carrying out program activities. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/horse-advisory-committee.
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Looking for help with your livestock project? The Nebraska 4-H Livestock Information Series provides resources for 4-H members, leaders, and parents looking to gain knowledge in various livestock-related topic areas. Resources include everything from videos and handouts to hands-on activities and lesson plans. Plus, new resources are still being added. Check it out at 4h.unl.edu/livestock-info-series.
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Nebraska Fed Steer Challenge - Deadline Extended!

NE Fed Steer Challenge 2022 is now accepting applications through December 15th! Applications are submitted via Qualtrics. Please find the flyer attached along with a social media graphic to share on your social media channels and in your county newsletters/email blasts/FFA chapter communications. All other information, including the application link, can be found at https://4h.unl.edu/fed-steer-challenge
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2022 UNL Chick Days

RSVP to spurdum2@unl.edu by March 20, 2022
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Mark your calendars! Big Red Camps will be held on June 12-17, 2022, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. More details will be coming soon!

2022 Nebraska State Fair

As announced by the Nebraska State Fair, 4-H and FFA livestock shows will be held on separate weekends in 2022. While the final schedule is being determined, 4-H livestock shows will take place on Friday, August 26-Sunday, August 28 and FFA will take place on the second weekend.

Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training

A Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop is scheduled for early February in Lincoln. It will be held February 5-6 at the Nebraska Game & Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. The deadline to register for the Lincoln session is January 26th. Find more information at https://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/4hstaff/13705/78715 or call our office at 402-426-9455

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Washington County Extension | 4-H

Tayler Wickham, Extension Educator - tayler.wickham@unl.edu

Mickayla Blender, 4-H Ext. Assistant - mblender2@unl.edu

Morgan Leefers, 4-H Ext. Assistant - morgan.leefers@unl.edu

Mary Larsen, 4-H Support Staff - mlarsen9@unl.edu