York County 4-H Blast

May 12, 2017

Congrats 2017 Graduates!

Best Wishes to our 2017 York County 4-H Graduates!

"Follow your passion and it will lead to your purpose" - Oprah

4-H Enrollment Due May 15

If you have not updated your enrollment for 2017, please get online and complete it this month. The final deadline is May 15. Payment must be received by the office for enrollment to be complete. Get enrolled online here: 4-H Online

Enrollment fee is $5 per member.

Visit york.unl.edu for enrollment instructions.

Summer Workshops Released!

The 2017 Summer Workshop Guide has been distributed and posted online. Complete the Registration form and return with payment to our office. Sign up soon, workshops are already filling up!


Face to Face LQA Training Rescheduled

Wednesday, May 31st, 1-2:30pm

4-H Building

This will be only Face to Face option.

Cost is $5.00

If you cannot make it you can always take the NEW YQCA course at yqca.learngrow.io. You will use your FAMILY 4HOnline login and password information to access the courses for the ACTIVE youth in your family. Only ACTIVE members will show in the drop down menu for access to the course. All registration questions with YQCA should be directed to help@yqca.org. All 4-Hers need to use the 4-H tab and not the FFA tab even if they are members of both organizations.

Drive 4 UR Community Event

Janssen Ford of York is hosting a fundraising event for York County 4-H

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Come out to the Lively Livestock Show and test drive a Ford vehicle (with no obligation to buy). For every person that drives a vehicle, York County 4-H will receive a $20 donation from Ford.

Special Garden Project

The seeds for the Sunburst squash are in the office and ready to be picked up! Anyone enrolled in a horticulture project can have a packet of seeds.

Printed Fair Books Now Available

The York County Fair is Aug. 3-6, 2017! The printed version of the Fair Book is now available in our office. There you will find the fair schedule of events, classes and entry information.

York County Fair Book

Fair book changes were in your April newsletter - please be sure to read through them!


Take your support of “Making the Best Better” and “Learning to Do” wherever you go with the new license plates showcasing Nebraska 4-H and Nebraska FFA! The Nebraska 4-H Foundation and Nebraska FFA Association in cooperation with the Nebraska FFA Alumni, have teamed up to create the first-ever license plate supporting the two largest youth organizations in Nebraska. Similar to other organizational specialty license plates, there must be 250 applications received before the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing this organizational plate. Order yours today by filling out the application form at http://ne4hfoundation.org and mailing it along with the $70 fee to the Nebraska 4-H Foundation. Be one of the first 4-H and FFA license plate owners and show the world you are an advocate of these outstanding youth organizations.

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4-H Clover Chase: A Nebraska 150 Event

Nebraska 4-H, in partnership with the Nebraska 4-H Foundation, is celebrating the Nebraska Statehood 150 with the 4-H Clover Chase!

Between March 1 - August 15, 2017, Nebraska 4-H will be hosting a photo scavenger hunt for all 4-H members. Using an app, participants will complete challenges and submit photo entries on social media using #NE4HChase. After submitting photos and earning 150 points, participants will be eligible to receive a commemorative water bottle from their local Nebraska Extension Office and will be entered into a drawing to win a drone with video capability. The Nebraska Extension Office with the highest percentage of participation wins a free National Youth Science Day kit!

Complete details about the 4-H Clover Chase can be found at http://4h.unl.edu/clover-chase. Celebrate Nebraska’s Statehood, and Nebraska 4-H, by participating in this fun-filled opportunity with your friends, club, or family!

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Between March 1 – June 30, 2017, National 4-H will kick off the “Raise Your Hand” promotion that will focus more upon attracting 4-H alumni back to the program as parents, volunteers, and donors. During this promotion, alumni will be asked to complete the following steps:

  1. Raise Your Hand – Complete the form at http://4-h.org/raise-your-hand to show your pride as a 4‑H alum.
  2. Compete for your state – Raising your hand is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the states with the most alumni hands raised.
  3. Pay it Forward – Tweet, post and share your #4HGrown experience or support and tag fellow alumni asking them to raise their hands for their state at http://4‑H.org/RaiseYourHand.

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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.

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