The 4-H Update

July 15

New 4-H Shirts

Our new 4-H shirts have arrived! Shirts are available for pick up at the Douglas-Sarpy 4-H office or during fair at the 4-H office. One per registered 4-Her.

Pictured is Harper - this year's shirt design winner!

This year's shirts are free thanks to a sponsorship by the Sarpy County Farm Bureau.


Livestock Online Entries for the County Fair are due July 15.

4-H Dog Show - Sign up by TODAY, July 15

4-H State Dog show ruleboon can also be found at:

Dog Show Opportunities can he found here.

Dog Show Entry Form, Affidavit and Vaccination Record (SF263) are due by July 15, 2022. Learn more here.

Sign up for the 4-H Food Stand

4-H Council’s food stand during the fair features a variety of snacks and beverages. The food stand is Douglas-Sarpy 4-H Council’s primary fundraiser. Proceeds support 4-H youth programs, activities and scholarships. Sign up to help at:

Upcoming Activities

Pre-Entry for Static Exhibits - July 22

Douglas County Fair - July 15-17, 2022

Livestock Show information and registration can be found at

For more information about the fair go to

The Douglas County Fair, at the Liberty First Credit Union, will have a petting zoo hosted by the Douglas-Sarpy County 4-H Council.

Fair Information

Volunteer at Fair

The Fair Passport is back by popular demand and we need your help! 4-Hers, leaders and volunteers are invited to sign up to help with this program at

You will help youth learn about each part of the passport and walk through the answers with them.

For more information, contact Alaina at

FAIR PROJECT IDEA - Using Zucchini

See our expert tips for "Freezing Zucchini for Baking" at

Then use that zucchini for baking for fair!

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Division 406 - UNIT 1- FREEZIN


Any recipe, at least 3/4 of baked product or 4 muffins or cookies on a paper plate or in a disposable pan. Recipe MUST include a food item preserved by the freezing method done by the 4-H’er. Ex. Peach pie, blueberry muffins, zucchini bread, etc.). Supporting information must include both the recipe for the produce that was frozen as part of this project AND the baked food item.

See more project ideas here.

2022 Sarpy County Fair Coloring Contest

Join the 2022 Sarpy County Fair Coloring Contest and get a chance to win cool prizes! This contest is open to all youths (contest age groups: 5 and under; 6-9; 10-13; and 14-18). All youth are encouraged to enter the contest, even if they're not 4-H members! Color it using any physical medium, including crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints and then enter the coloring sheet. Bring the coloring sheet to 4-H project entry day on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 12-7 PM and turn it in OR drop the coloring sheet off at the Extension Office by July 26, 2022. Follow the link for full details and to download the coloring sheets: Questions? Contact Katherine at

Nebraska 4-H Clover Kid Fun Pack

The Nebraska 4-H Clover Kid Fun Pack is a collection of virtual and at-home learning opportunities. Each week throughout the summer, we'll release a new Pack that includes 4 activities a day for Monday through Thursday. Activities will include a combination of self-paced lessons, as well as live virtually guided experiences. Check it out at

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Fair Resources

How to Prepare Photographs for Exhibit in 4-H at Fair:

Home Environment: . Supporting Information is preferred for all Home Environment exhibits at the county fair. Templates can be found at

Selecting and Preparing Vegetables, Herbs and Fruits for Exhibit -

Guide to Growing Houseplants

4-H Preparing Cut Flowers for Exhibits

Canning Tips for Food Preservation -

Statewide and Regional Opportunities

4-H Chicken BBQ Contest

Time to break out those grills and practice your BBQ skills! We’re offering a new 4-H Chicken BBQ Contest at this year’s Nebraska State Fair! Learn more at

Poultry Photo Contest

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is encouraging 4-H and FFA members to submit photos to the NDA’s annual Poultry Photo Contest. Official contest rules and entry forms are available at Submit entries online at by the July 15, 2022, deadline.

Volunteer at the Nebraska State Fair

The Nebraska State Fair relies heavily on volunteers in the days leading up to and during the fair. We have many roles and shift available. If you are interested, please complete the interest form at

4-H Community Service Project

Did you know 4-H Clubs are expected to complete a community service project on an annual basis? Learn how to make these projects meaningful AND manageable at

Youth Crop Scouting Competition

Don’t forget to get your team registered for the Youth Crop Scouting Competition by July 15! Get started at

Nebraska State Fair 4-H

Livestock Entries

4-H Project Showcase

  • Receive statewide recognition for your favorite project. Submit your project by Wednesday, August 10 to see it featured at the Nebraska State Fair. Learn more at

Mark Your Calendars

4-H Events | Nebraska Extension (

July 15 - Livestock Entries due

July 15 - Poultry Photo Contest due -

July 15-17 - Douglas County Fair

July 19 - 10am to noon - Floral Design Workshop

July 25 - 6 pm - 4-H Dog Show - Sarpy Fairgrounds

August 3-7 - Sarpy County Fair

August 26-September 5 - State Fair

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