Washington County Weekly 4-H Update

November 24, 2021

WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN THIS WEEK'S 4-H UPDATE...


  1. Washington County 4-H Calendar
  2. Achievement Celebration RSVP by Monday, November 29
  3. 4-H Camp Scholarship Application is Open! Due Monday, November 29
  4. Scholarship Opportunity
  5. 2022 Special Garden Project
  6. National Western Stock Show Catch-a-Calf Program
  7. Nebraska 4-H Horse Advisory Committee
  8. Livestock Information Series
  9. Nebraska Fed Steer Challenge
  10. 2022 UNL Chick Days
  11. Big Red Camps
  12. 2022 Nebraska State Fair
  13. Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Training
  14. Other Statewide Events and Resources


*NEW OR UPDATED INFORMATION IS BOLDED!

4-H CALENDAR

November 25 & 26..............................Office Closed - Thanksgiving

December 5..........................................Achievement Celebration

March 26..............................................4-H Horse Stampede

June 6-10.............................................District 4-H Horse Shows

June 15................................................Enrollment Deadline

June 22-23...........................................Premier Animal Science Event (PASE)

June 24................................................State Public Speaking Contest

August 26-September 5......................2022 Nebraska State Fair

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RSVP by November 29, 2021 GO.UNL.EDU/ACHIEVEMENT
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2022 Washington County 4-H Council Camp Scholarship Application

APPLICATIONS OPEN: Friday, November 2, 2021

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday, November 29, 2021
AWARDED: Washington County 4-H Program Achievement Celebration, December 5, 2021

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS AVAILABLE

Find the application at https://go.unl.edu/wcscholarship


Applications will be reviewed and awarded by Selection Committee.

* $20 Scholarship Awards - 4-H Clover Kids (5-7 years old Jan 1, 2021) who submitted a 4-H Clover Kids Record Book
* $100 Scholarship Awards - 4-H Members (8-17 years old Jan 1, 2021) who submitted a 4-H Achievement Application
* $50 Scholarship Awards - 4-H Members (8-17 years old Jan 1, 2021) who did NOT submit a 4-H Achievement Application
* Scholarship amounts will cover State 4-H Camps (state), Big Red Academic Camps (state), School Year Camps (state), and Summer/Spring/Winter 4-H Workshops (county/local/state)

**Upon selection, scholarship recipients who are interested in using their funds for a 4-H camp (state) must utilize a unique code issued to them as a scholarship recipient. Scholarship recipients are NOT to register for a 4-H camp (state) until they have communication from the Washington County 4-H staff regarding their awarded scholarship. There is NO way to reimburse scholarship recipients if they have already registered for 4-H camp (state) without the unique code.
**Scholarship recipients who are interested in using their funds for Summer/Spring/Winter 4-H Workshops must communicate with the Washington County 4-H staff BEFORE registering for the workshop.

If you have questions, contact the Washington County 4-H Staff.
* EMAIL - washingtoncounty4h@unl.edu
* PHONE - 402.426.9455

Scholarship Opportunity

Attention all 2022 graduating seniors who are planning to continue your education! The Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship application is now OPEN on behalf of the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers. The application and requirements can be found on our website at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/washington/scholarships-0/ and is due to the Washington County by November 30, 2021. One female and one male across the state will be awarded $500 each, the winner will be announced at the annual NAFM convention in January.

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2022 Special Garden Project

The 2022 Special Garden Project will be the Rubenza Cosmos, whose flower petals change color as they age. What is the Special Garden Project? This project gives youth the resources to try growing a new or unusual plant. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/sgp.

You may order seeds through our office, call 402-426-9455. Order deadline is February 28.

National Western Stock Show - Catch-a-Calf Program

The National Western Stock Show is around the corner. This programs is the best in the Nation for young people to participate.

The application process can be found at: https://nationalwestern.com/livestock-shows/catch-a-calf-program/

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Nebraska 4-H Horse Advisory Committee

The Nebraska 4-H Horse Advisory Committee is now accepting applications for new members. This committee, made up of 4-H volunteer leaders and Extension personnel, provides guidance and assistance in carrying out program activities. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/horse-advisory-committee.
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Looking for help with your livestock project? The Nebraska 4-H Livestock Information Series provides resources for 4-H members, leaders, and parents looking to gain knowledge in various livestock-related topic areas. Resources include everything from videos and handouts to hands-on activities and lesson plans. Plus, new resources are still being added. Check it out at 4h.unl.edu/livestock-info-series.
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2022 Nebraska 4-H Fed Steer Challenge applications are due December 1, 2021. This program is designed to enhance the traditional 4-H beef project and provide an opportunity to learn more about the beef industry. Learn more and apply at 4h.unl.edu/fed-steer-challenge.
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2022 UNL Chick Days

RSVP to spurdum2@unl.edu by March 20, 2022
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Mark your calendars! Big Red Camps will be held on June 12-17, 2022, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. More details will be coming soon!

2022 Nebraska State Fair

As announced by the Nebraska State Fair, 4-H and FFA livestock shows will be held on separate weekends in 2022. While the final schedule is being determined, 4-H livestock shows will take place on Friday, August 26-Sunday, August 28 and FFA will take place on the second weekend.

Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training

A Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop is scheduled for early February in Lincoln. It will be held February 5-6 at the Nebraska Game & Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. The deadline to register for the Lincoln session is January 26th. Find more information at https://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/4hstaff/13705/78715 or call our office at 402-426-9455

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Washington County Extension | 4-H

Tayler Wickham, Extension Educator - tayler.wickham@unl.edu

Mickayla Blender, 4-H Ext. Assistant - mblender2@unl.edu

Morgan Leefers, 4-H Ext. Assistant - morgan.leefers@unl.edu

Mary Larsen, 4-H Support Staff - mlarsen9@unl.edu