Otoe County 4-H Wednesday What-Nots
May 24, 2023
In This Issue
- Enroll in 4-H for 2022-23!
- Multi county Music Results
- Favorite Foods Revue
- 150th Anniversary - picture requests and coloring contest
- Shout Outs and Fun Finds
- Food Truck Dates
- 4-H Workshops & Events
2023 Otoe County Fair
Thursday, Jul 27, 2023, 08:00 AM
Syracuse, NE, USA
If you are having problems with your enrollment, this site can help you navigate through most problems, or please call me at the office and I will help you.
Please add your t-shirt size to your enrollment.
Congratulations to our Otoe County winners in the Multi County Music Contest
First summer workshop- these artists made some amazing door hangers! Thank you to Lindsey Chase for hosting this fun workshop!
FAVORITE FOODS REVUE- June 8th
The Favorite Foods Revue combines food preparation, menu planning, and table setting skills. 4-H members participating in the Favorite Foods Revue need to plan a menu suitable for an indoor or outdoor meal. The 4-H member should prepare one food item, which should be brought along to the Revue with the selected table service, centerpiece, menu card, recipe card, and card table/picnic blanket. 4-H members enrolled in any 4-H foods project are eligible to participate.
The Favorite Foods Revue will be Thursday, June 8th, with set up beginning at
6:30 p.m. The Revue is at the Kimmel Center in Syracuse. Pre-register by Thursday, June 1st by calling the Extension Office at 402-269-2301. Clover Kids are also eligible for this project.
Looking for "Vintage" Sewing Projects for this year's Fashion Revue
The Clothing Superintendents would like to find a few clothing projects from the past that could be showcased as part of our 150th Year Anniversary. If you have something, please let Amanda Stubbendick or the office know! Thanks!
Enter before June 1 for a t-shirt
Genealogy for Kids
Monday, June 12th - 1:00 PM NO FEE
Lots of project ideas from this one workshop.
2 openings left for this rocket workshop.
Please have your clover kid bring an oatmeal or pringles can, and their own water bottle, with name on it.
The Food truck will also be here that day, so plan accordingly. :)
Tuesday, June 27th!!!! We will be making patriotic projects that can be used for your families 4th of July celebration!
Youth Crop Scouting Competition – August 2 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Education Center in Mead, NE
This is open to students (those completing grades 5-12) from across Nebraska to compete and showcase their scouting abilities in corn and soybean. Each school, club, or other organization may enter one or more teams composed of three to five participants along with at least one adult volunteer. FFA team members must all be from the same chapter. We are trying to determine interest to see if we can organize practices before the competition. Please contact the Extension Office if you have an interested youth or you are an adult who would like to share your knowledge of crop scouting with youth during practice days.
For more information you can visit: https://cropwatch.unl.edu/cropscoutingcompetition
Livestock Achievement Program 2023
Livestock Achievement Program is an additional opportunity for enrolled livestock project youth, is designed to promote all educational aspects of 4-H livestock projects including selection, production, leadership, and exhibition by recognizing youth striving to improve in their livestock project knowledge and leadership.
The program recognizes Members of Excellence across all 4-H livestock project areas, including: beef, sheep, meat goat, swine, dairy cattle, dairy goat, rabbit, and poultry.
The program consists of two levels that require 4-H members to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate and project-related accomplishments. For each level, the Livestock Achievement Program provides a list of accomplishments from which 4-H members choose their goals. Each accomplishment is worth a specific number of points. Intermediates, ages 10-13, must complete 100 points worth of activities to receive the distinction of Intermediate Member of Excellence. Seniors, ages 14-18, must complete 150 points worth of activities to receive the distinction of Senior Member of Excellence. The Plan and Reports, linked on the webpage, show examples of the project related accomplishments they can choose, or they can identify their own with approval of their local educator.
Applications/Sign up are due June 15th through the application form link on the website. Participants should work on their yearly plan and set their goals at the beginning of starting the program. Plan and Reports, as well as Project Records are due August 1st and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org *note this is a change in process from previous years. Youth completing the achievement program and receiving member of excellence recognition in the various species will be recognized during the Parade of Champions, 4-H weekend at the Nebraska State Fair.
For more information, including program instructions and additional resources, or to apply, go to: Livestock Achievement Program | Nebraska 4-H (unl.edu)
Ashley Benes email@example.com
Brett Kreifels firstname.lastname@example.org
Cole Meador email@example.com
Save the Date! June 26- Livestock Showmanship Clinic at Kimmel ....
Please do not tie Horses in the Arena during the fair. Thanks!
What are the objectives of 4-H Projects?
Create a sense of ownership
Give a feeling of achievement
Strengthen family and community ties
Provide members the opportunity to:
- learn project skills
- develop and understand project knowledge
- develop good attitudes
- assume responsibility
- provide healthful competition
- make meaningful decisions
Provide leisure time activities
Explore career opportunities and thus the need for continued education. All projects are, in a sense, career explorative–giving each member a taste of the work and responsibilities involved.
UPCOMING 4-H Calendar
- Monday, May 29- Memorial Day, office Closed.
- Tuesday, May 30- Shortcakes Food Truck here.
- Tuesday, June 6- Simple Table Runner Workshop
- Thursday, June 8- Favorite Foods Revue
- Thursday, June 15- Livestock entries deadline!!!
- 4-H Enrollment deadline
- YQCA completed deadline
Nebraska Extension in Otoe County
Elizabeth Dunn, 4-H Educator,
Ben Jewell, Associate Extension Educator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Goff, Office Manager, email@example.com
Jenna Knake, Summer Intern
Location: 620 1st Street, Syracuse, Neb, USA
Phone: (402) 269-2301