Saunders County 4-H Smore

December 13, 2019

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In this week's Smore...

** Did you know that new items added are BOLDED?!?

  1. 4-H Enrollment Open for 2020
  2. Shotgun Shooting Sports
  3. Ag Innovators Teens Wanted
  4. Omaha Fashion Week
  5. Volunteer Screening Changes
  6. 2020 District Horse Show Dates
  7. 4-H Cat Club
  8. Companion Animal Challenge
  9. NCC Judging Contest
  10. 2020 Horse Stampede
  11. Jarvis Scholarship
  12. Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, & Events

4H Shotgun Shooting Sports

Are you interested in learning and competing in the sport of Trapshooting?

Female and male youth, grades 6 – 12, interested in participating in club trapshooting are encouraged to contact Ashland Gun Club 4H.

Fall practice is beginning. Season runs January to May. No experience necessary. Hunter Safety Education Required.

Visit www.ashland4htrap.com. Contact us at: ashlandtrap@yahoo.com

2020 Ag Innovators teens wanted!

The topic this year is water and it’s called the “Valuable Water Challenge.”

To start our process we need to select the 3 teens to serve on our State Training Team. These teen will attend the national training on February 7-9, 2020 in Ames, Iowa.

Julie Kreikemeier and Aaron Nygren will be assisting in the leadership of this project this year. Julie will be traveling with the teens in February.

In order to select these teams, we are asking teens to complete the following link to complete the application.

It is due December 30th and decisions will be made soon after.

Survey link: https://ssp.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_86XHd5eZoKyJatL


Information about last year can be found here: https://4h.unl.edu/ag-innovators-experience

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Volunteer Screening Changes

Volunteers are screened in order to ensure a safe, positive and nurturing environment for all youth involved with Nebraska 4-H programs and provide protection for the child, volunteer, educator, 4-H Council, Extension Board, and Nebraska Extension.

In order to complete the volunteer screening, please click or copy and paste the following link and follow all instructions: https://ecmp.nebraska.gov/DHHS-CR/CheckRequest/BeginOrgCheck/81102416. Please note that only applications started through this link will be verified as part of Nebraska 4-H.

You will be asked to create a PIN number before beginning the application. This PIN is used to access the application if you need to re-enter the site at any point during the application process. All minors (under the age of 19 in Nebraska) will need to have a notarized ID form that will need to be submitted.

After the screening is complete, you will receive an email from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) with the results of your screening. Please keep this file for your records. (You do NOT need to send this document to Nebraska 4-H.)

If you have any questions about the volunteer screening process, or encounter problems accessing the screening, please contact your local county office.

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4-H Cat Club - REVAMPED

Do you like cats? What about learning how to care for or show them? Maybe you have heard about the 4-H Cat Club in the past and wanted to join, but couldn't make the monthly meetings.

Do we have good news for you, or what? We are pleased to introduce this year's self-paced Cat Club! No more being bummed that you missed the hour long meeting every second Thursday. You will now have access to monthly lessons and activities that you can complete on your own time.


Check out September’s lesson about cat history and breeds here: http://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/cat-club


If you are interested, please stay tuned and register today!

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Midwest Messenger, 4-H Club or FFA Chapter of the Week


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, katy.moore@lee.net.

Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, and Events

Companion Animal Challenge, Horse Stampede, etc....

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.