Lincoln Logan & McPherson 4-H News

February #2


Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. (M-F)

Update from Miss Kate

Dear Lincoln, Logan & McPherson County 4-H Families,

Some of you may have already heard the news, but I have accepted a position with Texas 4-H & will be leaving here the first week of March. I have really enjoyed working with all 3 counties and getting to know our members & families. I am confident the 4-H program here is in good hands with Amber, our 4-H Assistant & Mindy, our 4-H Office Assistant, until my role can be refilled.


Miss Kate

In This Newsletter:

Calendar of Events

February Birthdays

Spring Workshop Flyers

Lincoln County 4-H Open House

Pig Lottery

Speech/Presentations/Music Contests

Horse Level Testing

Special Agronomy Projects

4-H Horse Events-Save the Dates

FCE Scholarship

Virtual Companion Animal Challenge

Youth in Action

Livestock Achievement

4-H Summer Camp Sessions

4-H Member Spotlight

Calendar of Events:

3/19: Lincoln County Beef Weigh in; 9-11a.m. at Lincoln County Fairgrounds

3/20: Logan County Beef Weigh in; 1-2p.m. at Diamond Bar Ranch

3/20: McPherson County Beef Weigh in; 2:30-3:30p.m. at McPherson County Fairgrounds

3/26: 2022 UNL Chick Days; 10a.m.-2p.m.

3/26: 4-H Horse Stampede; entries due 3/4

6/4: Sheep and Goat Weigh in; 9-11a.m.

6/6-6/10: District 4-H Horse Shows

6/12: Lincoln Co. Youth Livestock Sale Committee; 2p.m. Centennial Hall

6/22-6/23: Premier Animal Science Event (PASE)

6/24: State 4-H Public Speaking Contest

7/9-7/13: Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Expo

7/16-7/24: Lincoln County Fair

8/7 -8/13: Logan County Fair

8/11-8/13: McPherson County Fair

8/26-9/5: Nebraska State Fair

9/18: Lincoln Co. Youth Livestock Sale Committee; 2p.m.Centennial Hall

Happy Birthday!!

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Upcoming 4-H Workshops

Lincoln County 4-H Open House

Make plans to join us on Sunday, February 27, 2022 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in North Platte for our Open House event! There will be hands-on project demonstrations and on-site registration available! If your club would like to set up a table please let us know.
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2022 Lincoln County Pig Lottery

Don't miss the March 1st deadline to register for the 2022 Lincoln County Pig Lottery. Youth must enroll in 4-H prior to the April 3 weigh in date.

For more information visit:

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Speech/Presentations/Music Contest

Logan/McPherson County Performing Arts Contest (music, speech, presentations): Sunday, March 27th, 2:00 pm at the church in Gandy

Registration due to the Extension Office by March 21st!

Lincoln County Speech/Presentations Contest: Sunday, May 1, 2:00 pm at the West Central Research Center

Registration due to the Extension Office by April 25th!

Lincoln County Music Contest: Thursday, July 7, 6:30 pm at MPCC South Campus Theater

Registration due via ShoWorks by July 1!

Fillable PDF entry forms can be found at:

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2022 Special Agronomy Project

The Nebraska Extension Special Agronomy Project gives 4-H members an opportunity to experience a crop that is grown, was grown or has the potential to be grown in Nebraska. Youth participate by receiving seed and resources to grow the crop, research traits of the crop and determine the viability of that crop in the part of the state they live. The project allows 4-H members interested in agronomy to grow something fun, new, and different.

The focus of the 2022 Special Agronomy Project is Broomcorn Sorghum. Broomcorn can be used for ornamental uses in floral arrangements or harvested for broom-use prior to seed maturity. To participate in the Special Agronomy Project, enroll in the project through 4-H Online.

Deadline to enroll for this project is Monday, February 28th.

Nebraska 4-H Horse Events

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Lincoln County FCE Scholarship

1. The applicant must be a resident of Lincoln County, Nebraska.

2. The applicant must be a high school senior who plans to receive a degree in an agriculture or family & consumer science related field.
3. The scholarship must be used at an accredited Nebraska institution of higher education.
4. Academic ability, community activities, and future plans will be considered in selecting the scholarship recipient.
5.Must be used within the following school year.
6.Application must be complete to be considered.

Application must be returned by March 1

Scholarship Application below.

2022 Nebraska 4-H Camp Sessions

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We are spotlighting what some of our Lincoln-Logan-McPherson County 4-H'ers are doing! If you have something that you would like us to add to the Spotlight section in future newsletters please e-mail Amber at


Congratulations Sierra Cain, Lincoln County 4-H'er for being selected as a recipient of the 25th annual Nebraska Young Artist Award in dance. The awards recognize 11th-grade students from Nebraska for their talents in visual art, dance, music, theatre, and film and emerging media arts.

57 students from more than 30 high schools across the state have been selected as award winners.