Jefferson County 4-H
2020 Jefferson County Fair Dates & Theme!
Theme: Come See a Good Thing Grow'n
We will be having in-person animal shows and static exhibits at the fair. We are still finalizing details so that we can be in compliance with all the health measures, so look for more information coming the last week of June with detailed exhibitor information!
2020 Jefferson County Fairbook
Free printed copies are available at the Extension Office!
2020 Pick Your Project Available
Pre-Fair Entries Due - June 15
We will be using these entries to help make sure we can be in compliance of all of the health measures, so please be as accurate as possible so we can plan accordingly! Thank you!
Extension Office is Open
Upcoming Workshops, Contests & Events
Project and Resource Videos
Check out our extension webpage for our Youtube videos we created for you! There you will find videos on how to fill out fair forms and get ideas on simple 4-H projects you can complete at home. Take advantage of these resources and see how you can still be involved in 4-H!https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/jefferson/project-resource-videos/
CWF Meeting Information
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the Kick-off meeting to our 2021 Citizenship Washington Focus Trip. If you were unable to attend, you can watch the Zoom recording, or view the slides.
As outlined during the meeting, we are implementing a “payment plan”. This is a suggested amount to have in your account in the upcoming months. The first date for the payment plan is June 30, we suggest an amount of $300 in your CWF account with the Extension Office. The next date, and perhaps the most important for us in the office, is September 30 – we suggest an amount of $1300 in your account by this date. This date is important because it is the last date for you to commit to the CWF trip.
If you are an adult that is interested in attending and sponsoring the CWF Trip in 2021, please fill out the Sponsorship Application. The application will close on August 1, and we will announce adult sponsors on September 30, 2020. The cost for adult sponsors is 75% of the cost for youth. Based upon the $3300 estimated youth cost, we estimate the adult cost being approximately $2500. Adult sponsors are required to enroll as a volunteer on 4HOnline, pass all required screenings, and complete a virtual training.
Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the new changes to the CWF trip program requirements, the payment plan, or fundraising opportunities. As always, we are open to suggestions, especially regarding fundraising!
2020 Animal ID Guidelines
Livestock Quality Assurance Trainings - June 23rd & June 30th
State Horse Show Information
Horse Advancement Level Testing
Online Livestock Judging Video Series
This new video series will provide students the chance to evaluate the class, listen to a critique of the class, and hopefully gain some knowledge regarding terminology for their reasons moving forward.
Each week we will add 1 to 3 classes to the series that way students will enjoy plenty of content. Youth can access these videos at 4h.unl.edu/livestock or 4h.unl.edu/self-paced-videos. Once you get to the website, simply scroll down and you should see the link for the online video series which is located on YouTube.
For more information visit:animalscience.unl.edu/unl-livestock-judging-team, or contact Blaine French, Livestock Judging Coach, at 402-472-8834 or firstname.lastname@example.org
4-H Cat Club
A message for all cat interested youth:
Do you like cats? What about learning how to care for or show them? Maybe you have heard about the 4-H Cat Club in the past and wanted to join, but couldn't make the monthly meetings.
Do we have good news for you, or what? We are pleased to introduce this year's self-paced Cat Club! No more being bummed that you missed the hour long meeting every second Thursday. You will now have access to monthly lessons and activities that you can complete on your own time. The first lesson can be found here on September 5th: https://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/cat-club
If you are interested, please stay tuned and register today!
NEW 4-H Photography Showcase!
How Does It Work?
Each month, a new photo will be selected from the online submissions. Selections will be made based on creativity, timeliness, technical execution, originality, and appropriateness. The selected photo will be showcased across the Nebraska 4-H social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Youth photographers will be credited wherever and whenever their photo is shared or published.
This opportunity is open to all enrolled 4-H members. Photo recommendations, file specifications, rules, and guidelines for participation are available online at https://4h.unl.edu/photography-showcase.
Calendar of Events
15 - Fair Entries Due at Extension Office
16 - 4-H Family Night Presentation at 7 pm online
1 - Livestock Nominations & DNA Deadline
3 - Extension Office Closed, 4th of July Holiday
15 - 19 - Jefferson County Fair, Fairbury
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