Washington County Weekly 4-H Update

October 15, 2021

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


  1. Washington County 4-H Calendar
  2. Save the Date!!
  3. Annual Scarecrow Contest - the 1920s
  4. Club Leaders - End-of-Year Reports
  5. Scholarship Opportunity
  6. Achievement Applications
  7. Diamond Clover Awards
  8. Virtual Field Trip
  9. Volunteer Road Show
  10. Other Statewide Events and Resources


*NEW OR UPDATED INFORMATION IS BOLDED!

4-H CALENDAR

November 1...............Achievement Application/Clover Kid Record Books/Diamond Clover Due

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

Washington County 4-H Calendar

Did you know that you can find the Washington County 4-H Calendar on our webpage? View just the month or download and print the whole program year!

Visit https://go.unl.edu/washingtoncounty4hcalendar to view. As dates/events continue to be added we will update the calendar. The webpage will show the most recent date that the program calendar was updated!

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Annual Scarecrow Contest - WE NEED YOUR VOTE!!

2021 Theme is "the Roaring '20s". We have a 4-H girl dressed in 1925 flapper style 4-H attire and our UNL cornhusker in his 1929 style uniform to greet you in our parking lot. Please go to the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Facebook page to vote ("Like") our entry in the contest - https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=WashingtonCountyChamberNE&set=a.4969341939760298

Club Leaders - In Your email...

Club leaders please be watching your email for End of the Year Club Reports that will need to be filled out by November 1, 2021. Three reports will need to be completed via the Google Forms link. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mickayla at mblender2@unl.edu.

Scholarship Opportunity

Attention all 2022 graduating seniors who are planning to continue your education! The Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship application is now OPEN on behalf of the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers. The application and requirements can be found on our website at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/washington/scholarships-0/ and is due to the Washington County by November 30, 2021. One female and one male across the state will be awarded $500 each, the winner will be announced at the annual NAFM convention in January.

Achievement Application

The 4-H year is coming to an end and it's time to do your Achievement Application for 2021!!

Sounds intimidating doesn't it? It's really not that difficult - you have all the info - just type it up and add some photos...


It is basically a summary of your 4-H and community activities- you choose which area you did the most in (Ag, STEM, Leadership, Healthy Living) - compile the information by following the guide found at https://4h.unl.edu/achievement-application and submit to our office by 5pm on November 1. Awards will be given at the County and State Level in Junior and Senior Divisions.

Some submissions are 1 page long, some of you will easily fill the 3 page limit! We can't wait to read about what you've learned and accomplished in your 4-H year.

Diamond Clover Program

All 4-Hers should participate in the Diamond Clover Program!

There is a simple form that you use to record your activities and write a little bit about them. Complete one level each year.

Submit the completed form to our office by 5pm on November 1.

Each 4-Her completing a Clover Level will receive the appropriate Clover Pin at the Achievement Celebration.

Find the forms at https://4h.unl.edu/diamond-clover

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Virtual Field Trip

    • We’ve got an all-new virtual field trip coming your way! Tune in on Tuesday, October 19th at 2:30 pm CT to explore the fundamentals of beef embryo transfer. Register at 4h.unl.edu/virtual-field-trips.
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Volunteer Road Show

Nebraska 4-H is excited to bring the 4-H Volunteer Road Show to volunteers statewide this November! The 4-H Volunteer Road Show will rotate host locations each year, get registered today at the location near you. Please see the above flyer for details regarding the dates, locations and times. Each Road Show location will have the following schedule: meal and table topics, 4-H Volunteer Impact and Introduction of Resources, choice of workshops for session 1 and 2 and finished with a wrap-up session on introducing parliamentary procedure to youth. Visit https://4h.unl.edu/volunteer-road-show for more specific information and registration link. Registration closes one week prior to each Road Show session.

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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

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