Washington County Weekly 4-H Update

June 25, 2021

WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN THIS WEEK'S 4-H UPDATE...


  1. Washington County 4-H Calendar
  2. 4-H Council Applications Now Being Accepted
  3. District 4-H Horse Show Results
  4. Washington County 4-H Family Livestock Judging Contest Results!
  5. 2021 Washington County Fair - Fairbooks are here!
  6. Washington County Fair PRE-ENTRY is open - Contest/Livestock/Horse
  7. WCF Sign-ups Are Open (Booth, Pizza Stand, Pancake Feed, Volunteers)
  8. Let's Paint Runways Workshop Exhibit Information
  9. Rabbit Showmanship Resources
  10. June Spotlight on 4-H
  11. Virtual and At-Home Learning Opportunities
  12. Other Statewide Events and Resources


*NEW OR UPDATED INFORMATION IS BOLDED!

4-H CALENDAR

June 28 & 29...........................................PASE & Life Challenge Contests, East Campus-Lincoln

June 30...................................................State Public Speaking Contest, East Campus-Lincoln

July 5.......................................................Office closed in observance of Independence Day

July 7-10.................................................Fremont 4-H Expo

July 8......................................................Pre-Entry Due for Washington County Fair

July 14....................................................Pre-Fair Committee Meetings

July 24....................................................Washington County Fair Contest Day

July 30 - August 4, 2021........................2021 Washington County Fair

Washington County 4-H Calendar

Did you know that you can find the Washington County 4-H Calendar on our webpage? View just the month or download and print the whole program year!

Visit https://go.unl.edu/washingtoncounty4hcalendar to view. As dates/events continue to be added we will update the calendar. The webpage will show the most recent date that the program calendar was updated!

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4-H Council Applications Now Being Accepted


The purpose of the Washington County 4-H Council is to promote and to assist in the planning and execution of the 4-H program. Apply to serve in an integral role to the Washington County 4-H Program. For the 2021 election, there are two adult full term (3 year) positions open and 6 youth full term (1 year) positions open. Applications can be found by going to https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/washington/washington-county-4-h-council/. Applications are to be sent to WashingtonCounty4h@unl.edu no later than 5 PM on Friday, July 23rd. Online Ballots will be announced when available.

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Congratulations to Cassidy, Taylor, and Haley Arp for qualifying for the Nebraska State 4-H Horse Show on July 10-14 in Grand Island!

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2021 Washington County Fair - July 30 to August 4

At this time we are planning to proceed with a "pre-Covid" fair schedule - much like the 2019 schedule. Updates will be provided as necessary regarding any Covid restrictions.

We hope you will join 4-H now and enjoy "FAIR FUN IN 21"


Fairbooks are in!! You may pick yours up in our office (1 per family please). You may also find the 2021 Fairbook at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/washington/washington-county-4-h-fair-book/

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Pre-Entries for the 2021 Washington County Fair are now open on our website! Please go to https://go.unl.edu/wcfentries to find all contest and livestock pre-entry Google Forms. Pre-Entries must be completed by July 8th by 5 pm in order to exhibit at the 2021 County Fair.

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2021 WCF 4-H Sign Ups Are Open

It takes several people to ensure that the 4-H portion of the Washington County Fair runs smoothly. Consider volunteering for one of the many opportunities available. Opportunities include; Static and Contest help, Pancake Feed help, Pizza Stand help or volunteer to lead the morning Meet Me at the Flagpole. All are good opportunities for both adults and youth to directly be involved at the fair and learn more about the 4-H Program by being at the forefront of a large event. Sign ups and more information can be found at https://go.unl.edu/wcfsignups

Questions can be directed to Jaki at jaki.zahourek@unl.edu or by calling the Extension Office by 402-426-9455.

Let’s Paint Runways Workshop Exhibit Information

Youth who attended the Painting workshop on Monday 06/14 here is information about entering your project at the County Fair. The painting may be exhibited under the following areas:

  • (Portfolio Pathways) Dept. C / Div. 261 / Class 1 Original Acrylic Painting
  • (Fine Arts) Dept. C / Div. 254 / Class 908 Acrylic

As the Fair Book reads: “Items should be ready for display in the home (pictures framed, wall hangings and pictures ready to hang, etc.) No single matt board or artist canvas panels allowed.” à This means all paintings will need to be prepared for exhibiting at the Fair before entry.

Don’t forget to provide supporting information with your exhibit (Home Environment Tag)

Please email WashingtonCounty4h@unl.edu or call 402-426-9455 if you have any questions about your item.

Rabbit Showmanship Resources

Did you miss the Rabbit Showmanship workshop held last spring? Here are

3 examples of Rabbit Showmanship to assist you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5DaZtQQ-dE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE8Q_oPyD1A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02lY4ndAYkU

June Spotlight on 4-H

You'll find the June spotlight newsletter at: https://www.smore.com/73w9z

Virtual & At-Home Educational Resources

Virtual Biomedical Engineering Camp
Nebraska 4-H is bringing back one of their most popular virtual camps from last summer: BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING CAMP! In this engaging hands-on virtual program, youth ages 8-14 will use the engineering design process to work through biomedical engineering challenges. Activities include Nanotechnology in the Body, Laparoscopic Surgery, Biomedicine in Space, and Prosthetics & Pills. Youth will also participate in a biomedical career day. The virtual camp will be held July 6-9 with sessions from 9:00 am to Noon CT each day. Registration is $75, is limited to the first 25 youth, and closes on Friday, July 2. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/virtual-camps.


Living Room Learning

What do art and entrepreneurship have in common? Tune into the next Living Room Learning+ to find out! We’ll be joined by 2 creative entrepreneurs who got their start in 4-H. One as a photographer, and one as a fashion designer! Youth will explore elements and principles of art as they create their own original artwork that tells a story. Learn more and pre-register at 4h.unl.edu/living-room-learning.


Photography Showcase

Calling all 4-H photographers! Submit your photos for a chance to be showcased by Nebraska 4-H! Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/photo-showcase.


Livestock Achievement Program

We’re excited to announce the NEW Livestock Achievement Program. This opportunity is design to promote all educational aspects of the 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 intermediate and senior Members of Excellence across all 4-H livestock project areas, including beef, sheep, meat goat, swine, dairy cattle, dairy goat, rabbit, and poultry. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/livestock-achievement-program.

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Washington County Extension | 4-H

Jaki Zahourek, 4-H Extension Assistant - jaki.zahourek@unl.edu

Mickayla Blender, 4-H Ext. Assistant - mblender2@unl.edu

Mary Larsen, 4-H Support Staff - mlarsen9@unl.edu