York County 4-H Blast

June 7, 2018

Livestock Reminders

Bucket calves: Bucket calves to be exhibited at the fair must be identified and ear-tagged with official Nebraska 4-H bucket calf Id forms and ear tags by June 15th. In addition, youth exhibiting bucket calves at the county fair need to complete a record book and turn it in to the Extension office by July 15th.

Feeder Calves: Must have ID and ear tag by June 15th Livestock Information upon skills learned each week.

Clover Kids: If you are showing a livestock animal at the fair you must have them tagged and animal entry forms in by July 6th. Remember the animal must weigh under 350 lbs to be eligible to show.

For all other 4/H FFA livestock (except horse and market beef) - DNA Envelopes, Breeding Nomination cards, county identification forms, premises ID and copies of registration sheets are due to the extension office by June 15th.

County Fair Pre-Entries Due July 6

4-H’ers bringing exhibit (including animals) to the fair must fill out and return PRE-ENTRY FORMS to the Extension Office by July 6!

Pre-entry forms and instructions were mailed to each family this week. Use the 2018 fair book to complete entry forms. An example is included on the form. Additional sheets are available on the 4-H page at york.unl.edu. If you have questions about filling them out, stop by the office or give us a call.

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4-H Contests

There are a number of contests that all 4-H members are eligible to compete in before and during the York County Fair. For more information about these contests, check out the June newsletter. Contest guidelines and schedules can also be found in the fair book.

Nebraska 4-H Online Horticulture Judging Contest

The 2018 Nebraska 4-H Online Horticulture Judging contest is just around the corner. This year the contest will be available from 8:00 am Friday, June 8th through 8:00 am Monday, June 18, 2018. It is composed of three parts; general knowledge questions, plant part and seed identification, as well as a judging portion. It is open to all 4-H youth, as well as adults, and even Extension individuals. No password needed, the link listed below will take you directly to the contest. The link to participate will be https://go.unl.edu/2018hortcontest

Study Materials for the Online Horticulture Judging Contest and the State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest held during State Fair are the same and they can be found at:


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YQCA - Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (Quality Assurance)

In 2018, all youth ages 8-18 enrolled in any of following animal projects will need to complete YQCA training: • Beef (bucket calf, feeder calf, breeding beef, market beef) • Dairy cattle • Goat (breeding meat goat, dairy goat, meat goat) • Poultry • Rabbit • Sheep (breeding sheep, market sheep) • Swine (breeding swine, market swine)

Youth must be currently enrolled at https://ne.4honline.com

Complete online training at https://yqca.learngrow.io. Cost is $12. For directions and more information, visit https://4h.unl.edu/yqca. Once training is complete, send completed certificates to Tanya Crawford, tanya.crawford@unl.edu or drop off at the Extension Office. If certificates are not submitted, we have no way of knowing if trainings have been completed. No certificate = No Certification

Deadline to complete Youth for Quality Care of Animals (Quality Assurance) is June 15. If you have further questions, contact Tanya Crawford at 402-362-5508 or tanya.crawford@unl.edu

Ag Safety Day

Registrations are still being accepted for Ag Safety Day! The registration fee is now $10 and shirt sizes are not guaranteed.

Youth Registration Form

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Camper Spots

County Fair camper spots are now available to reserve. The cost is $40. Payment must be received in order for your spot to be reserved. They are reserved on a first come, first served basis.
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About Us

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.

4-H Foodstand Sign Up

The 4-H Foodstand is a major fundraiser for the York County 4-H Program. The money raised will go directly to York County 4-H'ers through scholarships, workshop, and other learning experiences. It is expected that at least one person from every family work at least one shift. Please sign up by June 15.