Jefferson County 4-H
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2019 Jefferson County Fair
State Fair Exhibit Pick-Up
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4-H Enrollment Now Open
Leaders & Volunteers required to enroll online
All Jefferson County 4-H leaders & volunteers are required to enroll online every year. Enrollment deadline is April 1. This is a very important piece to how we communicate with our leaders, clubs & volunteers. We appreciate your full participation and encourage leaders & volunteers to update their information regularly so we can send you important 4-H updates and information.
Diamond Clover Award Applications Due April 1st!
2018 4-H Council Scholarship Recipients
Upcoming Workshops, Contests and Events
2019 4-H Public Speaking Contest
Developing 4-H’ers self-confidence and effective public speaking skills are two goals of the Nebraska 4-H public speaking contest. The local contest date has been set for Monday, April 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. You must pre-register for the contest by Wednesday, April 3rd by calling the office or sending an email to email@example.com. Top three winners from each age division (except novice) will be selected to advance to the Regional Speech Contest at UNL East Campus in Lincoln in May. The top seniors in the Regional contests will advance to the State Contest held during the State Fair to compete for a $500 U.S. Savings Bond and a college scholarship. Resources to help you prepare for the Public Speaking Contest available at https://4h.unl.edu/public-speaking
We follow the same rules as the regional contest. Ages are as of January 1, 2019.
Four age divisions are used in the 4-H Public Speaking Contest and are based on the
4-H member's age (the age of the youth before January 1 of the current year).
- Novice Division: 4-H ages eight (8) and (9)
- Junior Division: 4-H ages eight (8) to ten (10)
- Intermediate Division: 4-H ages eleven (11) to thirteen (13)
- Senior Division: 4-H ages fourteen (14) to eighteen (18)
Speech Category Rules
- Length of Speeches:
- Novice Division: May recite a poem, read/tell a story
- Junior Division: 1 to 3 minutes.
- Intermediate Division: 3 to 5 minutes.
- Senior Division: 5 to 8 minutes.
2019 PSA Theme - "Inspire Kids to Do"
- All PSA's are 60 seconds in length and must use the required theme.
- All 4-H PSA's must include the following tagline within the last 10 seconds of the PSA: "Learn more about the Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth Development Program at 4h.unl.edu." The tagline is included in the 60 second time limit.
- Sound effects and public domain music may be used. Copyrighted material may not be used.
- All PSA's must be the original work of the presenter. Contestants may not use PSA's written and provided by the state or national staff.
- No team PSA's are allowed.
4-H Camp Renegade Counselor Applications Due May 1st!!!
4-H Cat Club
Cat Club is a monthly webinar series offering educational information about caring for your cat and showing your cat in 4-H. Youth do not need to be enrolled in 4-H or in the 4-H cat project to participate. Cat Club is a great resource for anyone interested in showing cats in 4-H whether you have one now or not! Youth of all ages are welcome to join. Webinar topics change each month and cover topics such as vaccination, diseases, grooming, diet, reproduction, breeds, genetics, selecting a cat, at home cat setup, and showmanship.
The Cat Club series is held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm CT. The Cat Club will convene on the following dates:
- March 14, 2019 @ 6:00 PM CT
- April 11, 2019 @ 6:00 PM CT
- May 9, 2019 @ 6:00 PM CT
Youth Poultry Judging Clinic - March 16, 10:00am, UNL East Campus
In-depth clinic for 4-H and FFA youth in poultry judging. Fee: $10.00, bring sack lunch. Contact Dr. Sheila Purdum, firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
4-H Horse Stampede and Companion Animal Challenge - March 30
State 4-H Camp
Summer 2019 is approaching fast! No summer is complete without a Nebraska 4-H Camp experience. Summer camps are open to everyone between the ages of 6 and 18. The full color brochure is now on our 4-H page at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/jefferson/Camp-Brochure-2018.pdf or you can pick one up at our office.
Nebraska State 4-H camps offer camps at these locations: Halsey and Gretna with more than 40 day and overnight camping programs and trips. Whether your child’s interest is in animals, robotics, nature and outdoor skills, tubing and kayaking, or just plain adventure, Nebraska 4-H camps provide the opportunities for all youth and all interests.
Nebraska 4-H Club/FFA Chapter of the Week
To honor our hardworking Nebraska youth in agriculture, the Midwest Messenger is featuring a new 4-H Club/FFA Chapter of the Week spotlight. Each week, a new club or chapter is highlighted on a sponsored full page display in the paper, featuring a photograph of current members and a brief biography of the club/chapter’s history and accomplishments. Finally, to boost their organization’s endeavors, the Midwest Messenger is giving each featured group a $50 gift card.
The nomination form can be found on our website at https://www.agupdate.com/midwestmessenger/forms/f4h_club_ffa_chapter_of_the_week/
For any questions about this program or submitting a nomination, please contact Katy Moore at (402) 374-2225 ext. 122, email@example.com.
Thank you for helping us celebrate the accomplishments of Nebraska’s ag youth — the next generation of America’s proud farmers, ranchers, and ag advocates.
Calendar of Events
7 - Babysitting Clinic, Jefferson Community Health & Life
8 - Cooking Workshop, Jefferson Community Health & Life
1 - 4-H Enrollment Due
1 - Diamond Clover Award Applications Due
22 - Public Speaking Contest, First Baptist Church
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.
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