York County 4-H Blast

January 25, 2019

Flat Herbie is Here!

Flat Herbie February 15, 2019 marks 150 years since the day the state of Nebraska chartered the University of Nebraska. This means that on February 15, 1869, the University of Nebraska became a part of the fabric of our state.

Flat Herbie is here to celebrate this milestone. Cut out Herbie and make him part of your community by taking him on a tour of your town. Snap a picture of him at local events, favorite landmarks, or 4- H activities. Upload the pictures to your social media channels with #N150Herbie or email us at nebraska4h@unl.edu. We encourage everyone (students, faculty, staff, 4-H families, and alumni) to get in on the fun with Flat Herbie throughout 2019!

Flat Herbies are now available to pick up at the Extension Office.

The first 12 participants to post their Flat Herbie photos in York County will receive a red glowing bouncy ball!

Participate during the month of February to win the Grand Prize! All photos submitted during Nebraska 4-H Month will be included in the N|150 Grand Prize Drawing, sponsored by Nebraska 4-H. Two winners will receive a UNL Prize Pack, filled with Husker Gear!

Download your own Flat Herbie here: https://4h.unl.edu/documents/N150-Flat-Herbie.pdf

4-H Leader Training

Monday, Jan. 28th, 6:30-7:30pm

4-H Building

Ready for another fun-filled year of 4-H? The York County Extension Staff invite all area 4-H volunteers to attend an interactive training to kick-off the 2019 4-H program. This meeting will feature a review of safety policies, helpful hints for club organization, and ideas for club activities. Attendance by at least one leader from each club is expected. 4-H parents are also encouraged to attend, as information shared will be helpful in shaping each 4-H members’ plans for the year.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Beef Weigh Day

February 9th

1-3 PM

York County Fairgrounds

New this year…. We are bringing back the County Fair Rate of Gain Contest!

If you wish to participate in the County Fair only Rate of Gain contest you are required to attend the Beef Weigh day. If you cannot attend you may attend another 4-H sponsored county weigh day. If you choose to attend another weigh day you must have the Nebraska Extension Staff in that county send the proper paper work to Tanya Crawford in York County or it will not be eligible to participate in the county fair rate of gain contest. This must be done by March 15th to be eligible.

At this weigh day we will also weigh, tag and pull DNA for your beef animal. Tags will be available for purchase that day for $3.00. Also note is you purchase an EID tag we need to have your Premises Id number.

Reminder, this is not required for you to attend, this is a service we are offering for those who would like to use it. Please contact Tanya Crawford if you have any questions.

4-H Enrollment is Now Open - Sign up Early!

Time to re-enroll in 4-H! All youth and volunteers who would like to participate in the York County 4-H program should complete their online enrollment here: ne.4honline.com

Early enrollment is due March 15. Those who enroll by March 15th will be entered to win clover cash and 4-H Swag in March. Payment must be received by the office for enrollment to be complete.

The enrollment fee is $5 per member. Visit our website www.york.unl.edu for a link to the enrollment website and instructions on how to enroll. You are able to pay the $5 enrollment fee on line or bring a check to the York Extension Office. You do not need to fill out the health information unless your child is going to a State 4-H camp.

Free Nebraska Danger Tickets!

The Nebraska Danger Ag Appreciation Night will be held at the Heartland Events Center at 7 p.m. (CST), on February 23rd. York County 4-H members are invited to attend the game for FREE! You can pick up your tickets at the Heartland Event Center’s box office with the code word YORK COUNTY 4-H. It is located at the northeast entrance of the arena. If you would like to purchase any additional tickets for $10 a piece you can do so at the link below. This would be a great club activity!



Scholarship season is in full swing. Click on this link for the latest information on local and state-wide scholarship opportunities: 4-H Scholarship Opportunities

Applications Due in February

York County 4-H Council Scholarship - Due February 15

Dorothy & Howard May Trust Scholarship - Due February 15

York Chamber of Commerce & York County Corn Growers Scholarship - Due February 15

Applications Due in March

York County Pork Producers Scholarship - Due March 1

NACEB Scholarship - Due March 15

Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter

Nebraska's "Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter" is written by extension staff for 4-H volunteers during the months of January through July. It is packed with information and resources to educate, inform and motivate 4-H leaders, members, and families.

Click on the link below to view the January newsletter.

About Us

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 States Department of Agriculture.

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