Washington County 4-H Update

May 6, 2016

Get ready for a fun 4-H summer!

The 4-H Staff has been working hard to plan fun & educational summer clinics for youth in Washington County. Here's the good news - registrations are NOW OPEN!



2016 Washington County 4-H Summer Clinics


You can find all of the scheduled clinics on our website, along registration info. Most workshops are subject to close when registration maximum is met, so please register now!

2016 WASHINGTON COUNTY 4-H HORSE PROJECT DEADLINES

ALL paperwork MUST be submitted to the Nebraska Extension Office in Blair
by the set deadline to be eligible to exhibit. NO EXCEPTIONS!


FRIDAY, MAY 13 DEADLINE

4-H HORSE PROJECT MEMBERS ENTERING STATE & DISTRICT HORSE SHOWS

• 4-H Member Online Enrollment

• 4-H Horse Identification Certificates

• 4-H Horsemanship Level Tests I & II / District 4-H Horse Show

• 4-H Horsemanship Level Tests III & IV / State 4-H Horse Expo

• District and State 4-H Horse Show Entries & Fees

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 DEADLINE

4-H HORSE PROJECT MEMBERS NOT ENTERING STATE & DISTRICT HORSE SHOWS

• 4-H Member Online Enrollment

• 4-H Horse Identification Certificates

FRIDAY, JULY 1 DEADLINE

4-H HORSE PROJECT MEMBERS ENTERING FREMONT 4-H FAIR

• 4-H Horsemanship Level Tests I, II, III & IV

FRIDAY, JULY 22 DEADLINE

4-H HORSE PROJECT MEMBERS ENTERING WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR & AKSARBEN 4-H HORSE SHOW

• 4-H Horsemanship Level Tests I, II, III & IV

4-H Shooting Sports Event

10TH Anniversary Brandon Tomcak Memorial 3-D Shoot

Washington County 4-H Archery 3-D Shoot Contest for 4-H Archery Club Members (ages 8-18 years old on January 1, 2016)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Rain or Shine

Lake Cunningham Outdoor Archery Range

9100 Pawnee Road (Between 84th & 96th on Pawnee Road)

In addition to the 4-H 3-D shoot contest, this event is geared toward kids small and large, adults are welcome to shoot too. No experience needed, guidance and equipment provided.

2016 High School Seniors: $500 College Scholarship to be awarded.

ORION ARCHERY RAFFLE:

Raffle Items Include (choose one):

Mathews Halon 6 Adult Bow, $500 cash, or Life Time Hunt and Fish License

Tickets: 5 for $20 or 1 for $5

Scholarships and 4-H Opportunities

Diamond Clover Recognition

Now is the time to complete the "PLAN" part of the project!


The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program is designed to encourage 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 competent, caring and contributing citizens. The program’s overall goal is to provide 4-H members a rich and diverse learning experience.


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.


Please visit our website for more information.
http://extension.unl.edu/statewide/washington/diamond-clover-program/

ATTENTION BUCKET CALF PROJECT MEMBERS!

The Washington County 4-H Bucket Calf Record Book has been updated for 2016. It is more comprehensive for the 4-H members to complete and will be required for the 2016 county fair. Hard copies are available at the Nebraska Extension Office in Blair or on the Washington County 4-H Program website HERE.


In addition, the scoring has been updated for the Washington County Fair and will be as follows;

  • Completed Record (35 points)
  • Exhibitor’s Knowledge in Interview (35 points)
  • Health & Condition of the Animal (15 points)
  • Training & Showing (15 points)
FOR A TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS OF 100


For more detailed information regarding the Washington County Fair Bucket Calf Show, go to the Washington County Fair Book that is posted on the Washington County 4-H Website and will soon be available in hardcopy.

P.A.S.E. & Life Challenge

Want some new information on the P.A.S.E. & Life Challenge? Here ya go!


Premier Animal Science Events (PASE) is a two-day event designed to help you learn about issues related to the animal industry, explore career opportunities that are available, compete with other teens from across the state and have FUN! The event is sponsored by Nebraska 4-H, the College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Nebraska Investment Finance Authority. Opportunities at PASE include livestock, meats, and poultry judging contests, as well as livestock skill-a-thon and quiz bowl. Youth can participate in more than one contest or event as their schedule allows.


Life Challenge is a two-day event designed to help youth learn about issues related to Family and Consumer Sciences, explore career opportunities that are available, compete with other teens from across the state, and have fun! Opportunities at Life Challenge include family and consumer science team problem solving challenges, social activities, and campus tours. Youth can participate in any or all of these activities.


This year’s event will be held June 19-21 and the deadline to register through the Nebraska Extension Office in Washington County is JUNE 1. For a schedule of events, go to: http://4h.unl.edu/paseschedule & http://4h.unl.edu/lifechallengeschedule

2016 Online Horticulture Judging Contest - Open to 4-H Youth & Adults!

The 2016 Nebraska 4-H Online Horticulture Judging contest is just around the corner. This year the contest will be available from June 10th at 8:00 a.m. until June 20th at 8:00 a.m. It is composed of three parts; general knowledge questions, plant part and seed identification, as well as a judging portion. Visit our website for more information about this event! http://extension.unl.edu/statewide/washington/general-information-events-and-news/

STATEWIDE 4-H ACTIVITIES

Livestock & Small Animal Clinics, Workshops, and Programs

  • District Horse Show Dates and Locations
    • June 13th - Kearney
    • June 14th - Chadron
    • June 15th - McCook
    • June 16th - Leigh - WASHINGTON COUNTY ASSIGNED
    • June 17th - Bloomfield
    • June 21st - Lincoln
  • The 2016 Nebraska State Horse Show will be held on July 10-14 at Fonner Park in Grand Island, NE.

2016 Horsemen's Update - May 13

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COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY!

The Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska was established to promote beef in a healthy diet, to

showcase rural Nebraska and to raise funding for healthcare research at the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at UNMC as well as local healthcare. The 18th Annual Cattlemen’s Ball will be held Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th 2016.


In order to put on such a successful event, volunteers are needed! A list of specific volunteer dates, times and opportunities can be found at www.cattlemensball.com, by clicking on the yellow “volunteers” button. This is a great opportunity to participate in some community service!

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