Southern Plains 4H Newsletter
Serving Nuckolls and Thayer Counties - July 2, 2021
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Note From Kylie
IMPORTANT NUCKOLLS COUNTY FAIR INFORMATION
REMINDER: no poultry or rabbits will be housed during the 2021 Nuckolls County Fair due to no housing built yet. This year's shows will be Show n' Go like last year. All poultry and rabbit entries will need to be in the office no later than 12:00 pm for rabbits and 1 p.m. for poultry on July 12th, the day of show. Also all rabbit exhibitors need to be bring their own piece of carpet to exhibit on due to risk of rabbit hemorrhagic disease.
Here is the BBQ work schedule for the 4-H Pork BBQ held on Tuesday, July 13th. Please remember that adult volunteers are also needed to help with starting the grill and grilling porkchops. If you are in more than one club, you only need to work one shift.
4:30-5:15-Independents, Farm Friends, & Alban
5:15-6:00- Lucky Buckaroos
6:00-6:45- Oxbow, Shooting Sports, & Dry Creek
6:45-7:30- Rough Riders
Small Animal Round Robin 2021 Cancelled
**Due to lack of senior showmanship exhibitors entered in the 4 small animal species (3 total youth), the 2021 Small Animal Round Robin for Nuckolls County is CANCELLED.**
IMPORTANT THAYER COUNTY FAIR INFORMATION
2021 Thayer County Fair Entry Information
1) Enroll in 4-H and enrolling in project areas via 4-H Online (a project area is Animal Science: Market Beef or Plant Science: Annual Flowers) by June 15
2) Submit livestock ID paperwork by June 15
3) Enter your fair entries via FairWire, our online fair entry platform (Market Beef: Home Bred & Fed or Plant Science: Marigolds) by Mon. Aug. 2 at 4:30 p.m. This is when you select the classes for your projects. You are not allowed to exhibit at the 2021 fair if you do not submit entries on FairWire by Mon. Aug. 2 at 4:30p.m.
2021 Thayer County Fair Superintendent Meeting
Free Rabbit Tattooing
Special Edition Thayer County Fair Newsletter - Please Expect July 23
PASE & Life Challenge Results
Three Thayer Co. 4-Hers who competed at the Nebraska 4-H State Public Speaking Contest on Wed. June 30 at UNL's East Campus. The contest had over 160 entries from 49 counties. Riley Farnstrom earned a purple and was ranked second in her prelim round, Amber Tuller earned a blue, and Aydrian Meyer earned a blue in the intermediate speech contest. Amber Tuller also earned a blue with her Public Service Announcement.
Deena Schultz Painting Workshop
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Tales of Tales Coming to Bruning, Davenport and Hebron Libraries
Bruning - July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28 @ 10 am - 4 years old to 4th grade
Davenport - July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28 @ 3 pm - 4 years old to 4th grade
Hebron - July 8, July 22, July 29 @ 10am- K-3rd grade & July 9, July 23, July 30 @ 10am- Toddlers/Preschoolers
Join us for some "Tales of Tails" during the Summer 2021 summer reading program! We are partnering with four county libraries to read books, play games, make crafts, and learn about animals from all over the world. Unearth the Amazing World of Animal Habitats with us! Call your local library to RSVP; walk ins also welcome.
Want to peruse some of the books so you know what stories to get excited about? Visit the Nebraska Extension summer reading web site.
SHOOTING SPORTS CONTESTS
Nuckolls-Thayer Dual Shooting Sports Contest
Come out and support our first-ever Nuckolls-Thayer shooting sports contests on Mon. July 5 and Sun. July 11. The Oregon Trail Stockmen 4-H Club will be hosting the concession stand at the 2021 Southern Plains Archery Shoot in Hebron. The club will be offering contest attendees a $5.00 walking taco meal deal. The archery range is located on 4th street in Hebron, north east of Willard Park
2021 NEBRASKA 4-H PROGRESS SHOWS & CLINICS
Check out this link to see a collection of the flyers advertising progress shows and clinics across Nebraska
Courtesy of Alexa Pederson, Webster County Extension Office manager
Youth Crop Scouting Competition - Connecting Youth with Crops
Looking for a fun club project? Want to unite your club members? Running out of ideas for club meetings? If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, help is on the way! Nebraska Extension is pleased to present the 8th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska youth. Youth interested in crops can learn about crop growth & development and basic crop scouting principles.
Don’t know a lot about crops? Ask a local agronomist to assist by providing a short lesson on crop production. You can have the agronomist meet with youth a little during each meeting or outside of the meeting. This is one way to engage those youth interested in crops.
This contest will be held at the Eastern Nebraska Research & Extension Center near Mead, Nebraska on August 3, 2021. The event will include both indoor and outdoor events. Teams of junior high and high school students (those completing 5-12th grades) from across Nebraska are invited to participate. This event is limited to the first ten teams who sign-up!
Clubs or other organizations may enter a team composed of three to five participants. An adult team leader must accompany each team of students. Team leaders could be FFA advisors, crop consultants, extension staff, coop employees, etc.
Top-scoring teams win prizes: $500 for first, $250 for second, $100 for third place. Top two teams will be eligible for regional competition held virtually this year.
Teams will be expected to know the basics of scouting corn and soybean fields. This includes crop staging; looking for patterns of crop injury; disease, insect and weed seedling identification; etc. Other topics many include but are not limited to, pesticide safety, nutrient disorders, and herbicide injury.
Teams must be registered by July 15. This program is sponsored by Nebraska Independent Crop Consultant Association, Ward Laboratories and Nebraska Extension.
CALENDAR AT A GLANCE
July 5 - Southern Plains 4-H Archery Contest @ Hebron - 6 p.m.
July 6-14 - Nuckolls County Fair 2021 (p1 of linked schedule)
Tues. July 27 - Thayer Co. Fair Superintendents 2021 Fair Info Meeting @ Thayer Fairgrounds, 7:30 p.m.
August 2 - Thayer County 2021 Fair Entries Due @ 4:30 pm. Check out instructions here.
August 4-15 - Thayer County Fair 2021 (p2 of linked schedule)
Thurs. July 29 @ 8:00 pm at Nuckolls Co. Fairgrounds - also the 2021 NC Fair Review Meeting
Thurs. July 22 @ 7 pm in Deshler at Fairgrounds
Mon. July 12 @ 6 pm
@ Nuckolls County Fairgrounds Fair Office