Saunders County 4-H Smore

May 19, 2017

In this week's Smore...

  1. Saunders County Fair Pre-Entry Online
  2. ATV Training
  3. Fair Books are In!
  4. Bucket Calf Record Book
  5. Summer Workshop Information
  6. Container Gardening Workshop
  7. Livestock ID Procedures- Updated website
  8. Wahoo Horse Show
  9. Clover Crew
  10. Babysitting Basics Clinic
  11. Fremont 4-H Expo
  12. National 4-H Dairy Conference
  13. Family & Consumer Science Quiz
  14. New YQCA (Quality Assurance)
  15. Statewide 4-H Opportunities
  16. Rain Barrel Silent Auction Fundraiser
  17. Calendar
  18. Other Opportunities

Fair Online Pre-Entry Now Open

The Saunders County Fair Pre-Entry process is now open! These will be due JULY 1, 2017!

What needs pre-entered?




Clover Kids

Dairy - Cattle & Goats










ATV Driving

Best Dressed Critter

Fashion Show

Favorite Foods

Ice Cream Rolling Contest

Shooting Sports

Tractor Driving

ATV Training

June 6th

Session 1: 9 A.M. - 12 Noon

Session 2: 12:3 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Must call the office to register/sign-up for one of the sessions. Maximum youth per session is 8! Each youth will need to bring their own machine - size appropriate as much as possible. Each youth will need to complete an online course before coming to the training. More information for the online course will be sent out to the participants. Deadline to sign-up is May 30th!


Club leaders and Independent members please come on by our office to pick your 2017 Saunders County Fair Book!

Bucket Calf Record Books

Bucket Calf record books are now available online! See:

Container Gardening Workshop

Thursday, May 25th, 3-4pm

1085 County Road G

Mead, NE

Master Gardener Colette Rathke will be providing a workshop on Container Gardens! She will be doing a presentation as well as a demo! Please RSVP by May 20th ! If we do not have 5 RSVP’s we will be canceling the workshop.

Cost: FREE

Who can attend: 4-H Youth

How to RSVP: email or call our office!

Fremont 4-H Expo


All entry forms are located on the website:


4-H members and FFA students can print off entry forms from the website. All Pre-entries due to

Lisa Poppe

1206 W 23rd Street

Fremont, NE 68025

  • 4-H FAVORITE FOODS DAY pre-entries are due postmarked by, June 26, 2017.
  • 4-H SHOOTING SPORTS CONTEST pre-entries are due, postmarked by, June 26, 2017.
  • 4-H KING & QUEEN CONTEST materials and applications are due to: Dodge County Extension Office 1206 W 23rd Street, Fremont, NE 68025 by June 19, 2017.

4-H STATIC EXHIBITS will be entered at the Fremont 4-H Fair during Entry/Check-in Day -- on Wednesday, July 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. AND/OR Thursday, July 13 from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Doors will close promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 13

And will remain closed until judging is completed.

  • (Citizenship & Civic Education, Clover buds Exhibits, Communications & Expressive Arts, Consumer & Family Science, Environmental Education/Earth Science, Healthy Lifestyles, Personal Development & Leadership, Plant Science, Science & Technology - Home Economics
Bring completed entry cards (one per exhibit/entry), (summary cards are no longer needed) on Entry/Check-in Day and present to the Check-in Table in Exhibit Area.

4-H ANIMAL EXHIBITS will be entered at the specified Check-in of the particular department/species. Refer to “Schedule of Events” and/or to the specific department/species information in this premium list. Some livestock shows have changed dates and time so please check.

Entry cards must be filled out for each class entered by each exhibitor. Bring completed entry cards and animal identification sheets and/or registration papers (for registered animals) to the designated check-in table during the designated weigh time or check-in time for each species. Identification sheets and registration papers will be checked.

National 4-H Dairy Conference

The National 4-H Dairy Conference gives one Nebraska 4-H youth the special opportunity to go to Madison, Wisconsin, October 2-5, 2017. The primary focus of the dairy conference is for 4-H members to learn more about the dairy industry, as well as careers in the dairy industry, while having fun and making new friends from around the United States and Canada. Applications due JUNE 15, 2017!

Participants learn about production, processing, marketing and use of dairy products, and develop a broader understanding of careers available in dairy production, biotechnology, genetics, marketing and other selected areas. The conference consists of participatory workshops on the University of Wisconsin campus, speakers, tours and visiting the World Dairy Expo. For more information visit:

Family & Consumer Science Quiz

This quiz is designed for 8-12 year olds (Older 4-H'ers are welcome to participate). The intent is to engage young people interested in family and consumer sciences in a challenging educational experience.

The new YQCA is here!!

We are excited to announce that the new QA Curriculum called Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is now active. Anyone who has not registered for the LQA online course for 2017 should now navigate to the NEW online YQCA course at 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 There will not be local support for the YQCA program. All 4-Hers need to use the 4-H tab and not the FFA tab even if they are members of both organizations. There is a button for families that have forgotten their password. 4-Hers that have started their QA training in the LQA site will be able to complete their modules and print off their certificate of completion and take it to their Extension Office.

Friends of Saunders County 4-H and Extension Foundation Silent Auction Fundraiser

  • Rain Barrel Silent Auction Fundraiser
  • Each Club can make one to donate to the Silent Auction at the Fair!
  • Rain barrel is any above ground container modified to receive, store, and distribute rooftop runoff for non-drinking uses
  • Clubs can construct (or purchase premade barrels) to prime and paint them as well

**Rain Barrel Workshop

Saunders County 4-H Calendar


23 Tagging & Tattooing, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Fairgrounds

29 Memorial Day - Office Closed

31 Babysitting Basics, 9:00 - 3:00 pm, ARDC


1 Horse ID Sheets Deadline, ARDC

2 Babysitting Basics, 9:00 - 3:00 pm, ARDC

6 Modeling/Fashion Revue Workshop, 9 - 12 noon, ARDC

6 Photography Workshop, 1 - 3 pm, ARDC

7 Entomology Workshop, 9 - 12 noon, ARDC

8 Clover Kid Day Camp, 9:00 - 3:30 pm, ARDC

12 Tagging & Tattooing, 9:00 - 4:00 pm, ARDC

13 Jr Wildlife Workshop, 9:00 - 3:00 pm, ARDC

14 Sr Wildlife Workshop, 9:00 - 3:00 pm, ARDC

15 Livestock ID Sheets Deadline, ARDC

15 Livestock Quality Assurance Deadline, ARDC

19 Jr Rocket Workshop/STEM, 9:30 - 3:00 pm, ARDC

20 Sr Rocket Workshop/STEM, 9:30 - 3:00 pm, ARDC

21 Jr Food & Nutrition Workshop, 9:00 - 3:00 pm, ARDC

22 Sr Food & Nutrition Workshop, 9:00 - 3:00 pm, ARDC

26-27 PASE/Life Challenge, UNL East Campus

27 Jr Potpourri Workshop, 9:00 - 3:00 pm, ARDC

28 Sr Potpourri Workshop 9:00 - 3:00 pm, ARDC


1 Saunders County Fair Online Pre-Entries Due(Opening May 15)

4 Independence Day - Office Closed

5-8 Fremont 4-H Fair, Christensen Field, Fremont

15 County Fair Clean-up Day, 9:30 am, Fairgrounds

16-20 St 4-H Horse Show & Expo, Fonner Park, Grand Island

18 4-H Fair Superintendent’s Meeting, 6 pm, Fairgrounds

19 4-H Council Meeting, 7:00 pm, ARDC

20 4-H Night at Rodeo, 8:00 pm, Fairgrounds

21-22 Rodeo, 8:00 pm, Fairgrounds

22 Favorite Foods Contest, 9:00 am, 4-H Building, Fairgrounds

22 Fashion Revue Judging, 1:00 pm, 4-H Building, Fairgrounds

23-30 Saunders County Fair

Other Opportunities





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.