York County 4-H Blast

April 7, 2017

Market Beef Deadline Reminder!

All 4-H or FFA members planning on showing Market Beef at the County Fair, State Fair or AKSARBEN need to have their market beef identified, DNA samples collected and Premises ID numbers on file in our office by Friday April 14th.

Come Work With Us!

Our office is hiring a Temporary Summer Extension Aide. This person will primarily help with summer workshops and partnership programs. Strong communication, organizational, and time management skills are essential and must enjoy working with youth. A background in 4-H is beneficial, but not required. Current resume and two references should be sent to the York County Extension Office, 2345 Nebraska Ave, York. (402) 362-5508. Position description is available online at york.unl.edu. Applications will be reviewed April 12th. Position will remain open until filled.

Job Description

Creative Container Garden Workshop

Monday, April 17th, 9:30-10:30am

705 Road 22

Bradshaw, NE

A presentation on container gardens will take place at 9:30 am. Following that, 4-H'ers will be able to purchase plants and accessories. Soil is provided for smaller containers.

Bring your own creative container!

A $15 voucher to be used toward purchasing plants and accessories will be provided for each York County 4-H member. Sponsored by the Dorothy & Howard May Fund.

RSVP must be submitted by April 12

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

2017 Fair Book Now Online

The York County Fair is Aug. 3-6, 2017! The Fair Book is now on our website at york.unl.edu. 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!

CSI: Crop Science Investigation

When: April 18 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Where: York County Extension Office

A workshop series for youth interested in science, agriculture, plants, crops, insects, or diseases. Each meeting will have different topics for you to become a detective to solve a problem and learn about science, crops, and plants in the process!
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Fiber Fair 4-H Exhibit Class

Felted Flower Pots

Saturday, April 22, 9:00-10:30 AM

Cost: $20.00

This is a multi-purpose class. Students will learn the basics of wet felting to create a flower pot. The skills learned can be used to create many different items. The class will also cover the topic of "air pruning" which is a "new" idea in growing plants and vegetables. This concept is a fast growing type of gardening which allows plants to grow faster and healthier. Commercial pots for air pruning cost as much or more than conventional pots, but can be made for a fraction of the cost using wool. Students will leave class with a potted plant in the pot they create.
This is a class for 4-H students from all counties, and preference for registration will be given to 4-H students first.

Register online at http://www.midplainsfiberfair.com/store/p4/class4hfelting

Livestock Quality Assurance Face to Face

Sunday, April 30th, 1-2:30pm

4-H Building

This will be the ONLY Face to Face option this year. If you cannot make it you can always take the modules online. The NEW YQCA course and instruction can be found on our website.

Cost: $5.00

Leader Resoures

Check out the latest issue of Spotlight on 4-H, a publication written by Nebraska 4-H Youth Development professionals. Each edition contains meeting ideas, the latest 4-H news and project info.

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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.

About Us

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.