Perkins County 4-H Newsletter

February 2023

February is 4-H Month

Mark your calendars and make plans to celebrate 4-H Month this February! Wear your favorite 4-H shirt on Tuesday, February 7. Put your hands to larger service on Saturday, February 11, or Sunday, February 12. Show our 4-H volunteers some love on Tuesday, February 14. Thank our donors or sponsors on Tuesday, February 21. And don’t forget to show our local 4-H professionals some appreciation on February 28.
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Enroll in 4-H Today!

Enrollment for the 2023 4-H year is open! We encourage you to enroll early so we can keep you informed!

Members MUST have their enrollments complete by June 15 to exhibit at the county fair. Shooting sports members MUST be enrolled and consents must be signed before they are allowed to practice or compete.

ALL members are strongly encouraged to enroll before they begin meeting with their clubs (Clover Kids, Dog, Horse, etc.).

Enrollment instructions can be found at:

4HOnline enrollment site:

Perkins 4-H Market Beef Weigh In-LOCATION CHANGE!!

Imperial Auction Market

130 Adelaide St, Imperial

Saturday, February 11

9-11 AM

Weigh in required to be eligible for Rate-of-Gain competition at the 2023 Perkins County Fair.

As always, tags can be picked up at the office if you do not choose to weigh in.

*We are planning a weigh in at Hanson's. Date/Time TBA. Please watch emails and Facebook for more information


Animal ID Guidelines

Do you have a 4-H Livestock Project? You have questions (Does that animal need tags? When are ID sheets due? I am going to State Fair, what do I do?), we have answers. Check out the 2023 Perkins/Chase 4-H Livestock Identification Requirements page to discover what you need to do and when it needs to be turned in. Showing at County Fair-this page is for you. Showing at State Fair-this page is for you.

Jarvis Memorial Scholarship

The intent of the scholarship is to assist women who live 3 or more hours drive from Lincoln attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Applicant must reside in Love Memorial Cooperative Residence Hall on East Campus.

If you have questions email Gloria Turnbull at

Application deadline: postmarked or email a PDF file no later than March 15, 2023.

Information & application form available at:

State Fair Updates

New in 2023! All members who were at least 9 years of age on January 1 will be eligible to participate in 4-H in-person events (live animal shows, fashion shows, and contests) at the Nebraska State Fair. Also new for this year, all livestock in contention to exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair will be required to submit a DNA nomination. This includes all breeding livestock, market livestock, and feeder calves. For more information, visit
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2023 Horse Judging School

• Date- February 25th, 2023

• Location- Animal Science Complex – East Campus

• Presenters: Dr. Lena Luck (youth equine specialist), Sarah Schobert (Texas A&M), & Laura White (all around judge)

• Classes covered: Hunter Under Saddle, Western Horsemanship, Reining, and 4-H Horse show rules and guidelines

• Early registration cost (February 19th) : $30 youth, Adults $40 (Lunch included)

At the door registration: $40 youth, Adult $50

Zoom Option- $30

• For more information and registration: --Information will be updated SOON!

• Take the 4-H Judges Certification Test (at no additional cost)

• Questions? Contact: Dr. Lena Luck ( or Grace Kim (

4-H Horse Stampede

The Nebraska 4-H Horse Stampede offers a variety of 4-H horse contests that do not require live animals, including public speaking, demonstration, quiz bowl, art, and photography contests.

• Date- March 25th, 2023

• Location- Animal Science Complex – East Campus

• NEW- Separate Art divisions!

- 2D & 3D!


• For more information:

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