Saunders County 4-H Smore

September 1, 2017

In this week's Smore...

  1. Nebraska State Fair Static Results & Saunders County Recognized Youth
  2. 2018 Saunders County Fair Superintendents/Leaders NEEDED!
  3. 2017 Saunders County 4-H Foundation Auction Results
  4. 4-H Household Pet Fest
  5. Make It with Wool
  6. AKSARBEN Entry
  7. Shooting Sports Instructor Survey
  8. Nebraska Equine Webinar Series
  9. Statewide 4-H Opportunities
  10. Calendar
  11. Other Opportunities

Nebraska State Fair Static Results

Results for State Fair Static Exhibits can be found here:

Congratulations to the following for receiving special recognition on their state fair static entries:

Carlie Benes- (2) Photography selected for Animal Science Department

Micah Judds - Photography selected for CASNR & Extension Dean's Office

Avery Mayberry - Quilt Class Winner- Class 41

Allison Pecoraro - Photography selected for CASNR & Extension Dean's Office

Stephanie Sherman - (2) Robert Hillstead Gallery Celebration of Youth

Stephanie Sherman - Outstanding Quilt Exhibit: Level 3, Classes 70-72

Gavin Soden - Photography selected for CASNR & Extension Dean's Office

Nolan Van Slyke - Photography selected for CASNR & Extension Dean's Office

Braxton Wentworth - Received Premier Science Award for growing sunburst squash in tow locations to measure the difference in production and size.

Looking for 2018 Saunders County Superintendents/Leaders!

We are looking for Superintendents/Leaders for the following:



Shooting Sports

Please contact us if you would be interested in one of those!

2017 Saunders County 4-H Foundation Auction Results

Thank you to the following clubs who contributed items to the auction: Touhy Livestock, Ashland Shamrocks, 4-H L.I.F.E Club, 4-H Country Club, Colon Hustlers (2 items), Marietta Livestock, Yutan Shamrocks, Farmtastic 4-Hers, Chisum Wilson (no club name).

Total made on auction was $1450.00

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2017 Aksarben Entry Process

The 2017 AKSARBEN Entry process will be an online entry process.

The online entry process will require parent contact information and verification of 4-H member information. Payment will be processed via credit or debit card prior to leaving the entry page. Each family will be able to create a unique password to ensure security of information.

Complete login and entry instructions will be posted on the website.

Other important dates to remember:

  • August 31 : All entries for the AKSARBEN Stock Show are due online.
  • Sept 1 - Sept 7 : Entries accepted at 2x's published fee
  • Sept 8 - Sept 14 :Entries accepted at 3x's published fee
  • September 23-24 - AKSARBEN Horse Show in Grand Island, NE at Thompson Arena / NE State Fair Grounds.
  • September 28-October 1 - AKSARBEN Stock Show in Grand Island, NE at Fonner Park / NE State Fair Grounds.

Shooting Sports Instructor Annual Report

Any shooting sports instructor is asked to complete the statewide online shooting sports report before OCTOBER 15, 2017!

Please note effective October 1, 2017 - All instructors must teach youth or assist in instruction of youth, a minimum of four hours in their respective discipline every year. Instructors must also complete and submit their annual instructor report (on-line format) to the state coordinator to remain a certified instructor in their respective discipline.

Nebraska Equine Webinar

The first webinar will be on September 11th at 6:00 pm and will cover equine nutrition, geared toward information needed for advancement level 3. In addition, there will be time set aside for question and answers. To access the webinar follow the instructions below:

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

All webinars will be recorded so that if you cannot participate at the time of the event you can watch the webinar at a later time.

Saunders County Extension

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.