Dodge County 4-H Blast

October 14, 2016

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The Fall 2016 Paper Clover Fundraiser is coming October 5-16, 2016!

If you are involved in a 4-H Club, consider participating in store during the event to help increase fundraising dollars and be entered into the Paper Clover Participation Sweepstakes. Use the Fundraising Connections page to set up a visit with your local store.

During the semi-annual event, we invite friends and family to support 4-H by donating $1 at checkout in stores to contribute to scholarships that send kids in your state to 4-H camp and other leadership experiences.

2016 Achievement Celebration

Sunday, Nov. 6th, 5pm

2415 North Main Street

Fremont, NE

Sponsored by the Dodge County 4-H Council & 4-H Foundation

RSVP by 4:30 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2016
RSVP Online Here

402-727-2775 or

There will be FOOD to eat and Prizes to Win!

Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassadors Training

The Nebraska 4-­H Shooting Sport Ambassadors Program is dedicated to leadership development in Nebraska 4­-H Shooting Sports participants. Through an annual seminar, it will teach life skills, public speaking and communication, as well as quality leadership traits that can be applied to a member’s 4­-H project and their student careers. The program will aim to produce quality leaders that will assist in the betterment of the Nebraska 4­-H Shooting Sports Program throughout their 4­-H career.

Applications for the Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassadors Program are currently being accepted until November 4, 2016. Participants must be at least 14 years 4-H age; enrolled for at least 1 year in a Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Club/Program; show interest in leadership roles in their club, school, or community; willing and able to attend the Ambassador Training on November 19-21, 2016, at the UNL and at the Game and Parks Shooting Ranges in Lincoln; and willing to assist the Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Advisory Committee develop the State 4-H Shooting Sports Program for the remainder of their 4-H eligibility.

Additional information about the Shooting Sports Ambassadors Training can be found at

Author: Nick Bohannon, Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador

Personal Development Opportunities & Scholarships


  • Dodge County 4-H Ambassador Program - Due November 1, 2016
    The role of a Dodge County 4-H Ambassador is demanding and requires older 4-H youth (4-H age 16-18) who are dedicated, mature, dependable and interested in the purpose of the 4-H Ambassador program. The program is a one year commitment from January thru December with an opportunity to re-apply annually if eligible. Up to FIVE 4-H Ambassadors will be selected annually. Ambassadors will be advocates, role models, and teachers in the Dodge County 4-H Program. More information Here.
  • Career Portfolio & Record Book - Due November 1, 2016

    Dodge County's Career Portfolio program is an opportunity for 4-H members to submit a record of their involvement in not only 4-H, but in their schools and communities as well. By participating in this program, youth are able to keep record of their involvement from year to year. There are opportunities to compete at a county level and go on to compete at district and state, as well as national. All clover kids and 4-Hers are eligible to complete a career portfolio More Information Here

  • Diamond Clover - Due November 1, 2016

    The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover program encourages 4-H youth to engage in a variety of projects and activities that will enable members to acquire the life skills necessary to lead successful lives as a competent, caring, and contributing citizen. The program's overall goal is to provide 4-H members a rich and diverse learning experience. The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program is design for all ages of 4-H members.

    The program consists of six levels that require a 4-H member to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. The program is designed to enable every 4-H member willing to exert the effort an opportunity to be recognized, regardless of how they are involved in 4-H. More Information Here


  • Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship - due December 1, 2016
    Available to all 4-H high school seniors. Application Here.
  • 2017 4-H Youth in Action Awards - due October 24, 2016
    Application Here.

4-H Career Portfolio Judges Needed

VOLUNTEER DEADLINE: Monday, October 31, 2016

JUDGING: Wednesday, November 2 ,2016

If you or someone you know is interested in serving as a judge, please contact the Nebraska Extension office in Dodge County 402.727.2775 or

Judging will begin at 6:00 p.m. Supper will be provided for all volunteer judges.


UP Coming Events

4-H Rabbit Clinic

Youth in Action Award 2017!

Experience the Power of Red Visit Day
College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources

  • Register by October 28,2016
  • Event: November 5, 2016
  • More Details

Grow Nebraska for Young Women

  • Event: November 9, 2016 @ the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • More Details

Northeast Community College
32nd Annual Livestock Classic Steer and Heifer Show

  • Pre-Registration Deadline - November 18
  • Event: November 25 and 26, 2016
  • More Details

National Western Stock Show Catch A Calf


Up-coming programs in Raising Nebraska

October 21st – Pork: How it’s Raising and How it’s Braised – This is a day for adults and youth (must be 2 years old) to come enjoy. Adults will have pork food demonstrations focused on easy meals by Nebraska Pork Producer Jane Stone while youth will have their own program about pigs. Program is from 10 am to noon. Attendees must register by October 21st to attend.

October 24th thru October 27th – Pumpkin Galore – Register a class or group to attend a Pumpkin Day! Learn about the Pumpkin Life Cycle, inspect pumpkin vines up close, and paint your own pumpkin. Special Day and Program of $1.00 per student. Registration Deadline of October 17, 2016.

Science Saturday’s:
Free and open to the public for anyone to attend. No registration needed.
Time is 10:00 am to noon.

  • November 12th – Insects!
  • December 10th – Nebraska Pulses Feed the World


4-H Calendar

November 1…………………..Career Portfolio due into Nebraska Extension office

in Dodge County by 4:30pm

November 1..................... Post-Fair Horse Meeting @ 7:00pm

November 6………………….Achievement Celebration, Masonic Home, Fremont

November 11…………………Dodge County Extension Office Closed - Veterans’ Day

November 16.....................Post-Fair Livestock Meeting @ 7:00pm

November 24-25……………..Dodge County Extension Office Closed - Thanksgiving Day

December 26…………Dodge County Extension Office Closed - Christmas Holiday (Observed)

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