Washington County Weekly 4-H Update

August 20, 2021


  1. Washington County 4-H Calendar
  3. 4-H Council Election Results
  4. 2021 WCF Photos
  5. State Fair Exhibits
  6. State Fair Schedule
  7. State Fair App Available
  8. 4-H State Rodeo
  9. Virtual and At-Home Learning Opportunities
  10. Other Statewide Events and Resources



August 23.................................................State Fair Static Entries due in our office

August 27-September 6..........................Nebraska State Fair

October 9.................................................4-H State Rodeo

Washington County 4-H Calendar

Did you know that you can find the Washington County 4-H Calendar on our webpage? View just the month or download and print the whole program year!

Visit https://go.unl.edu/washingtoncounty4hcalendar to view. As dates/events continue to be added we will update the calendar. The webpage will show the most recent date that the program calendar was updated!

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Thank you to our Washington County 4-H Volunteers!

A big thank you goes out to all of our Washington County volunteers who fill countless roles each year at the Washington County Fair. Volunteers fill roles in many areas to help the 4-H portion of the fair run smoothly. THANK YOU to all of our livestock committee members, static and contest superintendent and volunteers, pizza stand managers and volunteers, Washington County 4-H Council members and all of the many other hats our volunteers fill in between. We truly could not do it without you and your commitment to making the best better each year for our Washington County youth!


Congratulations to the following adults and youth who will be serving on the Washington County 4-H Council

ADULT (Three-year Term)

Erin Denker

Sarah Fuchs

YOUTH (One-year Term)

Carter Behnken

Ella Booth

Norah Cloudt

Emma Huntley

Jenna Murch-Schafer

Tate Pruess

Newly elected members, you will join the current members of the 4-H Council:

Hollie Booth

Kevin Flesner

Chelsea Lambert

Keith Mertz

Russ Quinn

The terms will begin November 1, 2021 and conclude October 31, 2024 for adult members and conclude October 31, 2022 for youth members.

Thank you to all who participated in the 2021 4-H Council Election!

2021 Washington County Fair Photos

You will find photos from the 2021 4-H shows on Flickr: @Washington County 4-H

State Fair Exhibits

If you had a project selected for exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair you may drop it off here in our office on Monday, August 23 from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. OR Tuesday, August 24 from 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 pm.
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State Fair - Schedule

Planning to catch some 4-H events at the Nebraska State Fair? Be sure to head out the first weekend! This year, 4-H shows and contests will be held on Saturday, August 28th and Sunday, August 29ths. Check out the full schedule of 4-H events at 4h.unl.edu/state-fair-schedule.
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State Fair - App available

    • Looking for the earliest possible access to 4-H results, show programs, and contest schedules for the Nebraska State Fair? Download the 4-H at State Fair mobile app at 4h.unl.edu/state-fair#app.
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4-H State Rodeo

October 9th at the Lancaster Event Center

Find more information at: https://4h.unl.edu/horse-rodeo

Virtual & At-Home Educational Resources

Living Room Learning

Jump into the world of ART+ENTREPRENEURSHIP with the upcoming Living Room Learning+! This interactive virtual experience will engage youth in using the elements and principles of design to create artwork and tell a story. Participants will also meet two creative entrepreneurs who will share their own ART+ENTPRENREUERSHIP stories. This opportunity is free and open to all youth! Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/living-room-learning.

Launching Nebraska-nauts

Ever wonder what it’s like to live and work in space? Well, here’s your chance to find out straight from the astronauts aboard the International Space Station right now! All Nebraska youth are invited to submit questions they’d like to ask the astronauts. Approximately 9-12 young people will be selected to video record their questions. Their questions will then be answered by the astronauts during an upcoming in-flight education downlink experience. More information on that will be coming soon. For now, submit your question at go.unl.edu/nebraskanautsquestion

Photography Showcase

Calling all 4-H photographers! Submit your photos for a chance to be showcased by Nebraska 4-H! Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/photo-showcase.

Livestock Achievement Program

We’re excited to announce the NEW Livestock Achievement Program. This opportunity is design to promote all educational aspects of the 4-H livestock projects including selection, production, leadership, and exhibition by recognizing youth striving to improve in their livestock project knowledge and leadership. The program recognizes intermediate and senior Members of Excellence across all 4-H livestock project areas, including beef, sheep, meat goat, swine, dairy cattle, dairy goat, rabbit, and poultry. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/livestock-achievement-program.