Jefferson County 4-H

August 2019

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Newsletter Contents

  • 4-H Highlights!
  • Upcoming Workshops, Contests & Events
  • Animal Information
  • Special Opportunities
  • Calendar of Events

4-H Highlights!

Thank you to all 4-H Families & Helpers!!!

Thank you to everyone that helped in any way with the 2019 Jefferson County Fair! It was a great week of fun and learning and we hope you all had as much fun as we did! We would also like to thank all of the families and individuals that worked in the 4-H Foodstand this year as it was a very successful year! It wouldn’t be possible without your hard work!

4-H Static Exhibit Registration Information

4-H static entries will be entered by the local Extension Office staff. Exhibits for State Fair will need to be in the office by noon on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. You will receive a letter in the mail with more detailed instructions for each department. Please look over the list of exhibits and make sure that it matches with your results from county fair. If the results don't match, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make the necessary changes. Any changes must be made August 16th in order for that exhibit to be taken to the State Fair.

Upcoming Workshops, Contests and Events

Animal Information

2019 State Fair Entries Due August 10!!!

FFA and 4-H are sharing an online entry system and are allowing exhibitors/parents to make the entries for the State Fair again this year. The link to create your entries is:

4-H and FFA exhibitors and their families are responsible for submitting all livestock entries online this year. 4-H Families are also responsible for entering in all contests and in person events. The following entries need to be made by August 10th:

  • 4-H and FFA Livestock entries
  • 4-H Fashion Show entries
  • 4-H Presentation Contest entries
  • 4-H Culinary Challenge entries

All entries must be submitted no later than 8:00 pm Central Time on August 10, 2019. A credit or debit card is required to submit entries. If you would like help with your entries, please come to the Extension Office and we are happy to help you complete them! Make sure to ask questions if you aren’t sure about something.

2019 4-H State Dog Show Changes

Due to facility changes at Fonner Park during the 2019 Nebraska State Fair, the 2019 State 4-H Dog Show and Dog Skillathon Contest will be held on Saturday, September 7 in the Animal Science Complex on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus.

4-H exhibitors must print and complete the Exhibitor Entry Form and Dog Vaccination Certification (SF263). Dog Vaccination Certification forms must be for the dog(s) being shown and must be signed by a veterinarian. Dog vaccinations must be up to date and not expire before September 7, 2019. Completed forms with signatures and entry fees must be submitted to local Extension office by August 9, 2019.

Visit: for more information and entry forms. Please contact our office with any questions!

Special Opportunties

Farm Safety Day Camp - July 30!!!

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is for students who will be entering Kindergarten through seventh grades. It will be held on Tuesday, July 30th, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Registration will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Please do not bring children earlier than 7:45 a.m.

This fun-filled day will include demonstrations/discussions of 10 safety topics, including 8 sessions, a lunch program and a closing program.

Applications will be available at the Nebraska Extension office along with other area businesses. Applications must be submitted by July 23 to receive the early registration discount.

A non-refundable fee of $5 per child or $10 per family includes lunch, snacks, speakers, t-shirt, and freebies. The fee must accompany the application. After the early registration deadline the fee will be $7 per child with no family discount available. Lunch will be provided. Checks should be made to Jefferson County Farm Safety 4 Just Kids.

2019 Advanced State Fair Tickets

New in 2019! 4-H youth exhibiting static exhibits at the Nebraska State Fair will order advance

discount tickets directly from the Nebraska State Fair. Discount tickets will no longer be available through our office. Details on ordering tickets will be available soon.

All livestock exhibitors and in-person event exhibitors (contests, fashion show, presentations)

will still be able to order discounted tickets when they enter in ShoWorks for State Fair.

Workshop Ideas

We are looking for ideas for workshops in 2019. We would like to hear ideas of what you would be willing to attend. We would also like to hear from you regarding what times would work best for most people, after school, 1⁄2 days when school is out, etc. Please contact the Extension Office 402-729-3487 and let us know what YOU are interested in.


Just as a reminder, check out our Facebook page! The page name is "Jefferson County Extension & 4-H Youth Development". Along with our newsletter, we will be using this page to update our members about upcoming events, activities, and deadlines. We also hope to use this page to provide information about community outreach opportunities, scholarships, and research that is important to our followers. The staff will do our best to keep this updated and inform you all of what is going on at the office, Jefferson County, and in Nebraska.

Calendar of Events


30 - Farm Safety Day, Fairgrounds


10 - State Fair Livestock & In-person Contest entries due

20 - State Fair static entries due at Extension Office

23 - Sept 2 - Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island


7 - State Fair Dog Show, UNL East Campus, Animal Science Building

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.

Nebraska Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.