Morrill County 4-H Update

March / April 2021

Events & Deadlines

March 1 - Early 4-H Enrollment Deadline

March 2 - YQCA @ Bayard High School (6:00 PM)

March 3 - 4-H Council Meeting (6:30 PM)

March 16 - Extension Board Meeting (7:00 PM)

March 21 - YQCA @ PWCC (2:00 PM)

March 22 - Horse Stampede Entries Due

April 2 - Virtual Companion Animal Entries Due

April 9 - Morrill County 4-H Scholarship Application Due

April 15 - NAYI Applications Due

April 17 - Show Goat Clinic @ Scotts Bluff Co. Fairgrounds (9:00 AM)

May 1 - Swine/Sheep/Goat Weigh-In

June 15 - Final 4-H Enrollment Deadline

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Morrill County Beginning 4-H Blog

New to 4-H??? Been around for a while, but can't remember how to fill something out? Check in to Sarah's new blog to learn about everything from 4-H enrollment to pre-entry forms for fair! You can also leave comments and ask questions for us to better know how to help you. If you decide to subscribe, you will receive notifications every time a new post is entered into the blog.

Morrill County Extension Newsletter

To find out what all Extension is offering in the county, check out the UNL Extension: Morrill County newsletter by clicking on the button below!

4-H Enrollment

4hOnline is ready to take enrollments for the 2021 4-H year. Each member, leader, and volunteer must re-enroll in 4-H each year online at:

Returning 4-H members DO NOT set up a profile. You already have an account. Your login is your email address. If you have forgotten or do not know your password, please select “I forgot my password.” A temporary password will be sent via email.

Leaders without family member involvement – you should have had a profile set up by the office in 2018. Your login is your email address, and you will need to select “I forgot my password” to set up a new password.

Profile information may have changed, so it is important that everyone (youth & volunteers) update their profile before submitting. Please be sure to double check your address, phone number, and email address and update if needed. Remember that there should be only one 4HOnline profile per family. If you are having problems logging on, please contact the Extension Office.

If you are new to 4-H and have never logged on to 4HOnline before, you will need to build your family profile. Each family should have one profile that lists all family members involved in 4-H. Please use the following steps to setup your profile:

1. Click on the “I need to setup a profile” option.

2. Fill in the information asked.

Remember that the email address that you entered is the email that you will log on with. You may change/update your profile info at any time after the initial enrollment. If you need any help enrolling, please reach out to the Extension Office for assistance!

Enrollment Fees will be taken online with a credit/debit card or can be taken to the Morrill County Extension Office in the form of cash or check. Cost of enrollment is $5 per 4-H member. Your enrollment will not be complete until payment is submitted. There is no fee for Clover kids! Do not make a payment for those members, but please sign them up on 4HOnline!!!

Enrollment and Fees are Due June 15, 2021

Summer Workshops - We Need Your Help!!!

Summer is going to be here before we know it, and the office is starting to brainstorm what workshops we would like to offer this summer! If you have any ideas, whether it's baking or robotics, please click on the button below and fill out our quick survey to help us know what is needed and/or wanted by the Morrill County community!
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Livestock Opportunities

Click on the button below to see what showmanship clinics, progress shows, and livestock judging contests are coming up!

Livestock for Sale

Click on the button below to see what livestock sales are taking place.

4-H Dog Achievement Program

The program consists of levels that require a young person to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. For each level, the Dog Achievement program provides a list of accomplishments from which 4-H youth choose their goals. The accomplishments increase in quantity and difficulty for each level. At the beginning of the 4-H year, participants plan what to accomplish and at the end of the 4-H year, they report on their completed accomplishments. Successful completion of a level's Plan & Report form results in a 4-H youth earning that level of the Dog Achievement program.

More information can be found at:

For any questions, contact Grace Kim at

It is recommended on the program page that Plan & Report Forms should be to county offices at least 1 month prior to the county awards night for youth to be recognized.
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LOG N Camp - May 25-26th

Kick off your summer right by joining Panhandle 4-H staff at the LOG N Camp at Halsey State 4-H Camp on May 25-26th. During this camp youth in grades 5th through 7th will get to experience the TRUST course, go canoeing, travel down the zipline while learning valuable leadership skills to take home with them. The fee is $85. Scholarships may be available from the 4-H Council!! Contact Sarah Paisley at for more information.

2021 4-H Youth Leadership Conference (YLC)

Register for the *NEW* 2021 4-H Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) by June 1st!

High School students (ages 14-18)! We are inviting you to join us for the Youth Leadership Conference, July 1-3, 2021, at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey, NE. Register here: by June 1st to claim your spot in this amazing experience. The cost for YLC will be $200.

We’ll be taking advantage of some traditional camp activities while integrating leadership workshops and speakers to bring together and develop the leaders of Nebraska 4-H!

NAYI - July 12-16

NAYI is a five-day conference held on UNL's East Campus for high school juniors and seniors to learn about career opportunities within agriculture.

This includes:

  • Engaging speakers
  • Workshops and panels
  • Agricultural education
  • Professional development
  • Leadership experience
  • Fun and new friends
  • Networking with peers and industry leaders

All of these experiences come free of charge, thanks to our generous sponsors!

Apply online at

Applications due by April 15, 2021

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Districts & State Horse Show Entries

Districts and State Horse Entries Due May 7, 2021

  • Horse ID forms are due to the county office by May 7, 2021
  • Horse Advancement Levels must be completed by May 7th to compete at a District and/or State Horse Show
  • District locations and dates are attached

Hippology and Horse Judging Entries are due June 15, 2021

2021 4-H Horse Stampede: Deadline Extended! - March 22

  1. All entry forms are due to county offices by March 5, 2021
    a. Entry Forms can be found at:

  2. Art & Photography Exhibits should also be handed into county offices by the deadline (March 5, 2021)
    a. Art exhibits must be labeled with the youth's information (full name, age division, and county) on the back of the exhibit
    b. Photography exhibits must have the proper matting along with their personal data tags attached to the back of the exhibit
    c. Demonstration & Public Speaking contests are currently being planned for in person on March 27th, 2021, BUT may be altered to a virtual option that will be held live over Zoom, March 27th, depending on health restrictions and guidelines on UNL Campus. Youth will be emailed their scheduled time and their corresponding Zoom link.
    d. Horse Bowl is currently being planned for in person on March 27, 2021, but may be postponed to a later date depending on UNL Campus health restrictions and guidelines.

More information can be found at:

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Multi-Cooker Zoom Workshop

Multi-cookers are one of today's most popular kitchen appliances! They can be used as a pressure cooker, a yogurt maker, a steam, a rice cooker and to sauté or keep food warm. During this 2 hour workshop learn how to successfully and safely operate a multi-cooker while creating quick and safe meals for your family while in the comfort of your own home. If you do not have a multi-cooker this workshop is an opportunity to see if you want one of these handy devices.

This zoom workshop will take place on April 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm via Zoom. Please register by April 9th by contacting Melissa Mracek at

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Next Chapter

Next Chapter at Nebraska is a college and career readiness program designed for high school students. Scholars will engage in events, activities, and curriculum where they will participate in exploring future career possibilities, develop research skills, and experience a variety of learning techniques to help them transition to and succeed in college. Any 8th grade student enrolled in 4-H is automatically pre-admitted to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Students are not required to be enrolled in 4-H to participate in the program. Upon program completion and meeting admissions requirements, program participants can be fully admitted to the University. Fee waivers exist for those planning to pursue a degree at UNL.

This program is provided in a variety of settings by trained Nebraska Extension—4-H Educators across the state including classroom settings, regional retreats, community 4-H clubs, and online.

If you/your child is interested, please sign up through the link and an educator will be in contact with you shortly about potential options in your area.

Special Gardening Project - Hakurei Turnip

The Special Gardening Project is an opportunity for 4-H members to grow unusual and fun projects in their gardens. Each year, a new plant is selected as the focus for all members enrolled in the project. Youth receive seeds which they plant and cultivate using project resources provided throughout the experience. Youth then have the opportunity to exhibit cut flowers or harvested vegetables or present their experience through a poster or report. The project is designed to challenge youth interested in horticulture by introducing them to new and unique growing experiences and foster real-world problem-solving skills through a guided horticultural experience.

For more information, visit:

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Use the Buttons Below for Animal Affidavits

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Morrill County Extension Office

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based upon any protected status. Please see © 2020

Katlyn Rosas

4-H Assistant / Office Manager

Sarah Paisley

4-H Educator - Morrill/Garden Counties

Tammie Ostdiek

Extension Educator - Food, Nutrition, & Health