York County 4-H Blast

August 25, 2017

Nebraska State Fair

The State Fair 4-H static results are now available on the 4-H State Fair app and result website.


Best of Luck to Tucker Robinson and Grace Regier as they compete in the 4-H Culinary Contest at State Fair this weekend!

2017 AKSARBEN Stock Show Entries - Due August 31

The 2017 AKSARBEN Entry process is open, entries will be accepted through August 31 at the published entry fee rates. Entries from midnight August 31 until midnight September 7 will be at 2 times the normal entry fee. Entries received September 8 through September 14 will be at 3 times the normal entry fee.

NO entries will be accepted after September 14.

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 are be posted on the aksarbenstockshow.com website.

Other important dates to remember:

  • August 31 - All entries for the AKSARBEN Stock Show are due online.
  • September 14 - No entries accepted after this date.
  • 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.

For any questions or assistance with the online, please contact Chyann Smith, smithc@aksarben.org, 402-554-9600 ext. 103.

4-H Robotics Informational Meeting

Monday, Sep. 11th, 5:30pm

2345 North Nebraska Avenue

York, NE

Are you interested in joining First Lego League or First Lego League Junior? Come to an informational meeting on September 11th at 5:30 at the Extension Office. We will be discussing the options for having FLL Robotics teams in York County. Youth ages 6-14 can be involved.

Champion Sweatshirts On Order

Reminder: Champion Sweatshirts from County Fair will be ordered by the Extension Office. You will not need to fill out an order form. All Champion winners will receive a sweatshirt this year. Orders will be made based on the size provided on your county fair entry form. This year's sweatshirt color is dark gray!

County Fair Premiums

If you have not already done so, please stop by the Extension office to pick up your county fair premium check. They will not be mailed out to exhibitors. This includes 4-H, FFA and Open Class Premiums for York County Fair exhibits.

York Area Chamber of Commerce Special Premiums

York County Area Chamber of Commerce will be distributing nearly $7000 in special premiums for champion awards and purple ribbon placings at the York County Fair.

Those exhibitors with exhibits that earned the Special Premiums will be getting “Chamber Checks” in the mail in the near future. Please send a ‘Thank you’ to the York Area Chamber of Commerce Ag. Committee, and maybe a business or two on the list of sponsors, to let them know how grateful we are for their interest and their support in the York County 4-H program.

4-H Award Applications

4-H Awards can be won at the local and state level through Career Portfolio completion and the Diamond Clover Program.

The Career Portfolio is a record of your 4-H career. It includes a listing of your personal growth and leadership experiences related to the knowledge learned, skills gained and community service/volunteer activities experienced through 4-H. It should show a progression of all your years in 4-H.

Download your Portfolio at: http://4h.unl.edu/careerportfolio or visit the Extension Office for an electronic copy.

More information about award applications will be available in the September newsletter. All award applications are due October 6.

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