Saunders County 4-H Smore

June 29, 2018

In this week's Smore...

** Did you know that new items added are BOLDED?!?

  1. Upcoming Deadlines!
  2. July Upcoming Events
  3. 2018 SC Superintendents for Fair
  4. SC Shooting Sports Practice
  5. 4-H Shotgun Shooting
  6. SC Archery Practice
  7. Enrollment Deadline
  8. Fremont 4-H Expo Info
  9. Douglas County Open Fair
  10. Message for State Horse Exhibitors
  11. Video Companion Animal Showmanship
  12. Youth Crop Scouting Competition
  13. Calendar of Events
  14. Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, & Events


July 2 Deadline:

2018 Calendar of Events


2 - SC Online Pre-Entry DEADLINE

10 - Fair Superintendent Supper

14 - SC Fair Clean Up Day, Wahoo Fairgrounds

In need of 2018 Superintendents for SC Fair...

We are still in need of superintendents in the following areas:

Poultry - 2





Shooting Sports

Have lots of experience in that area? GREAT!!

Have no experience in that area? That's perfectly fine, we will help get you where you need to be!

SC Shooting sports practice

Shooting sports will be practicing at 6:00 pm inthe commercial building at the fairgrounds. Dates will be July 2, 9, and 16!

4H Shotgun Shooting

Female and Male Youth, grades 6 thru 12, interested in trapshooting are encouraged to contact Ashland Gun Club 4H. We are wanting to establish 5 person, Female and Male, Middle and Senior High School Teams for the 2018-2019 school year. No experience necessary! Hunter Safety Required!

For more information, please contact Ashland 4H: Email: Website:

Archery Practice Schedule!

Practices held at Saunders County Fairgrounds in Gayle Hatton Pavililion:

July 2: 6:30pm – 8:00 pm

July 16: 6:30pm – 8:00 pm

Please bring your bow!! New members welcome to join!

We will require any RETURNING members (members who competed at 2017 Fair) to have completed 2 practices to be eligible for the 2018 Saunders County Fair shoot.

We will require any NEW members to complete 3 practices to be eligible for the 2018 Saunders County Fair shoot.

·We realize these are different than previous years but with the shortened amount of time we have we want to make sure that our youth still get the opportunity to shoot! There will be different rules next year so please make note of that

Fremont 4-H Expo Information

Information on Fremont 4-H Expo found here:

4-H Culinary Challenge pre-entry deadline- JULY 2

4-H King & Queen Contest pre-entry deadline- JUNE 15

4-H Shooting Sports Contest pre-entry deadline - JULY 2

*No pre-entry needed for any other project, area or livestock

Douglas County Open Fair

This is the Douglas County Fair and we are putting on an Open Junior Youth Livestock show and an Open Static Exhibition for all ages. The Livestock Show will be Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15. Youth will be able to exhibit Cattle, Goats, Sheep, and Swine all at Chance Ridge. The Open Static will be for all ages and will be in store fronts at Village Point.

These flyers also give more information about the shows going on. If you have any questions, feel free to email ( or give us a call at (402)- 516-5826 OR (402)- 237-9403.

Information found here:

A Message for State Horse Exhibitors

Changes for 2018 Show:

Health requirements: a 14-day health certificate from July 15 (dated no earlier than July 2nd) and a proof of a negative coggins test will be required for the 2018 Fonner Park Show. Please bring copies that you will be required to leave at the check-in office. (We will not accept a picture on your phone and we do NOT have access to email at the check-in office, so make sure to print off copies that you can leave at check-in).

All horses will be ID’d before a youth can check-in. So, be aware that check-in will be a longer process and require your horses. All horses whether being shown or not will be required to have a 14-day health certificate and proof of negative coggins (dated within the last 12 months) to remain on the grounds throughout the expo. Horse check-in will take place under the overhang of the Thompson arena and will start at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 15th. All horses during check-in will need to be unsaddled with no blankets, wraps etc. during the check-in process. Please bring your horses health papers and horse ID form when you bring your horse up for check-in. If you are not coming in for the show until later in the week then please head to the Thompson office to get your horse checked-in before going up to the main show office to get your numbers and program.

Stall assignments are grouped by county. Please go to the following link to find the stall assignments for your county:

We do not post patterns for state prior to the show. You can pick up a pattern book when you arrive at check-in.

You can find a show schedule at:

Video Companion Animal Showmanship Contest

Youth will be judged on their showmanship presentation and animal knowledge. Open to youth over 10 as of January 1, 2018. Free registration. A video recording done by the county extension office will be submitted as the entry to be judged. Entries are now being accepted and will be accepted until August 10th at 5pm.

Information found at :

Youth Crop Scouting Competition

Nebraska Extension is excited to present the 5th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska youth. Youth interested in crops have the opportunity to learn about crop growth & development and basic crop scouting principles.

This contest will be held at the ARDC near Mead, Nebraska on July 26, 2018. Teams of junior high and high school students (those completing 5-12th grades) from across Nebraska are invited to participate. This event is limited to the first ten teams who sign-up!

Clubs or other organizations may enter a team composed of three to five participants.

Top-scoring teams win prizes: $500 for first, $250 for second, $100 for third place. Top two teams will be eligible for regional competition in August at Nebraska.

Teams will be expected to know the basics of scouting corn and soybean fields. This includes crop staging; looking for patterns of crop injury; disease, insect and weed seedling identification; etc. Other topics many include but are not limited to, pesticide safety, nutrient disorders, and herbicide injury.

More information about the crop scouting competition is available online at

Register at:

Teams must be registered by July 18. This program is sponsored by Nebraska Independent Crop Consultant Association, DuPont Pioneer, Farm Credit Services of America and Nebraska Extension.

Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, and Events

Companion Animal Challenge, Horse Stampede, etc....

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.