York County 4-H Blast

October 12, 2018

York County 4-H Banquet - Oct 28

All 4-H families and volunteers are invited to the York County 4-H Banquet! Please join us as we celebrate the achievements of our members, leaders, volunteers, & supporters.

County Fair Champion Sweatshirts will also be awarded at the banquet.

Enjoy a catered meal with our 4-H community!

October 28, 2018

5:30 PM

Chances R - Tommy Suz Area

Please R.S.V.P. HERE by October 22 or call the York County Extension Office 402-362-5508

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Paper Clover Promotion (Oct 3-14)

Two times a year, National 4-H Council partners with the nation's leading rural lifestyle retailer, Tractor Supply Company (TSC), to host a national Paper Clover Promotion! The Paper Clover Promotion is a consumer-driven fundraising promotion where customers at your local Tractor Supply can support 4-H by purchasing a paper clover for $1 at the checkout. The Fall Paper Clover Promotion is going on now through Sunday, October 14, 2018. 4-H Clubs are encouraged to participate in store during the event to help increase fundraising dollars and be entered into the Paper Clover Participation Sweepstakes.

Nebraska 4-H Fed Steer Challenge

Nebraska 4-H along with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Animal Science is offering the Nebraska 4-H Fed Steer Challenge. The Fed Steer Challenge is a new opportunity for youth and is designed to cultivate the next generation of leaders in the Nebraska cattle industry.

The goal of the Fed Steer Challenge is to enhance the educational value of the traditional 4-H beef projects by providing an affordable option that rewards production merit and carcass value of the market animal, along with accurate and complete record keeping, industry knowledge, and producer engagement by the 4-H member.


4-H Fed Steer Challenge Application Deadline is October 15. Follow this link for more information. This is a great opportunity to learn more about beef production.
https://4h.unl.edu/fed-steer-challenge#contest

Make It With Wool Competition

The 2018 State Information for the Make It With Wool Competition can be found on our website at york.unl.edu.

All entries are due October 15, 2018 because of the National wool testing requirements. PLEASE NOTE THESE CHANGES:

· Age is determined by January 1, 2018 (national rule).

· In addition to the National and State entries fees there is a $7 wool testing fee per fabric swatch and/or 36 inch length of yarn.

· Entries are mailed to Andrea Nisley, PO Box 757, Lexington NE 68850-0757 (see brochure).

· Lynda Johnson is the new National Make It With Wool Director

· The National MIWW website is http://www.nationalmakeitwithwool.com

Scholarships

Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship

Nebraska Association of Fair Managers

The Nebraska Association of Fair Managers will award a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H male and a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H female who are graduating seniors in the State of Nebraska and who plan to continue with post high school education. The scholarship will be awarded at the annual NAFM convention in January. Applications are Due December 1.


http://extension.unl.edu/statewide/york/4hscholarships/

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.


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