Washington County Weekly 4-H Update

January 14, 2022

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


  1. Washington County 4-H Calendar
  2. Achievement Celebration - Pins & Certificates
  3. 4-H Enrollment is Open!
  4. Window Decorating for 4-H Month
  5. 2022 Special Garden Project
  6. 2022 Lambing & Kidding School
  7. Livestock Information Series
  8. Farrowed and Owned Swine Cohort
  9. 2022 UNL Chick Days
  10. Big Red Camps
  11. 2022 Nebraska State Fair
  12. Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Training
  13. Other Statewide Events and Resources


*NEW OR UPDATED INFORMATION IS BOLDED!

4-H CALENDAR

January 17..........................................Office Closed - Holiday

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

April 24.................................................County Public Speaking Contest

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

July 11..................................................County Fair Pre-Entry Deadline

July 23..................................................Contest Day - Washington County Fair

July 29 -August 3.................................Washington County Fair

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

Achievement Celebration Pins

Certificates for the Clover Kid, First year, Fifth year and Tenth year members have been mailed out to 4-Hers who were unable to attend the celebration.

Due to mailing restrictions we did not mail the First, Fifth and Tenth year Pins. If you would like your Pin, we do have them here in the office for you to pick up.

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4-H Enrollment is Open - ENROLL NOW!!

Enroll in 4-H for 2022 by June 15th if you plan to participate in the Washington County Fair.

You may add or drop projects until June 15th as well.


Go to v2.4honline.com to enroll or re-enroll in 4-H.

The enrollment program has been updated and the screens look a bit different but your previous information has been carried forward into this new version.


Need Help? Find step by step instructions on our website https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/washington/join-4-h/

or give us a call, we'll be happy to assist you 402.426.9455

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Link for families and clubs to sign up for the window decorating for 4-H month is https://go.unl.edu/window Details about participation are located with the Google Form.

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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.

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2022 Lambing and Kidding School

Date: January 22, 2022

Locations: Bruns Brothers - 5677 W. North River Rd., North Platte, NE West Central Research Extension & Education Center - 402 West State Farm Road North Platte, Nebraska

Cost: $30 - Non-Members, $25 - Members and $10 - Students (Handouts and Lunch Included) To register email ne.sheep.goat@gmail.com or Call Melissa Nicholson 308-386-8378

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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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Farrowed and Owned Swine Cohort

For more information, visit: https://4h.unl.edu/farrowed-owned

Register by February 1st to participate! https://bit.ly/3E7kS07
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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