Lincoln, Logan, & McPherson 4-H
December #1 2022
A Note from Miss Caitlyn
Dear Lincoln, Logan & McPherson County 4-H Families,
Happy December! Enrollment is open now at https://v2.4honline.com.
2023 DNA Nominations have changed. All livestock in contention to exhibit at the 2023 Nebraska State Fair and/or the Aksarben Stock Show will be required to submit a DNA nomination. Read more on that in this newsletter.
We are gearing up to have some fun at the Holiday Parade this year. Let us know if you are planning to join us on December 15th! We will send more detailed information out to those who have signed up when we iron out the details.
The Nebraska State 4-H Presentations Contest will partner with the State 4-H Public Speaking Contest to create a combined state-level communications event called the Premier Communication Event. Read more on this and watch the video in our Project Spotlight in this newsletter.
Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns,
Lincoln, Logan, & McPherson Counties 4-H
Making Branches Bright social media campaign
State Fair/Aksarben DNA - What's new for 2023?
Holiday Parade of Lights
Items to be picked up
2022-2023 4-H Enrollment is open
Logan County Sewing Spin Club
Nebraska State Events
Cow-Calf Cost of Production Workshop
Calendar of Events
Spotlight on 4-H
The Premier Communication Event
🌲 Making Branches Bright 🌲
Lincoln County 4-H has been nominated to be a part of the North Platte - Lincoln Federal Savings Bank's Making Branches Bright social media campaign.
"We will need your help sharing the post. All of our branches nominate a charity and decorate a tree in its honor. The tree with the most likes will be the winner of a $500 donation."
Be on the lookout for more information. Let's get the most likes to help support our wonderful 4-H Youth Development program in Lincoln County.
*State Fair DNA Nominations*
New for 2023! All livestock in contention to exhibit at the 2023 Nebraska State Fair and/or the Aksarben Stock Show will be required to submit a DNA nomination. All 4-H/FFA BREEDING livestock, market livestock and FEEDER CALVES will now be required to submit a DNA sample/envelope to be eligible to exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair. DNA nominations for the Nebraska State Fair are due to the Extension Office on June 15, 2023 by 5 p.m.
Holiday Parade of Lights
4-H Project Podcasts
Each month we are looking for a 4-H youth that would be interested in making a podcast with Eagle Radio about a 4-H project. If you are interested contact (308) 532-2683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our November Podcast with Maddie and Caitlyn on our website at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/lincolnmcpherson/4-h-project-podcasts/
2022-2023 4-H Enrollment is now open!
Logan County Sewing Spin Club
2023 4-H Camp
We’re so excited to announce Adventure Together, the new Nebraska 4-H Camp series for 2023! Registration information will be coming soon. In the meantime, mark your calendars: Chadron – June 5-9; Cozad – June 16-20; Ashland – June 26-29; Burwell – July 16-20; Louisville – July 27-30.
Career Chat Live
Attention, middle school educators! Nebraska 4-H is hosting an all-new Career Chat Live on Tuesday, December 8. Presented in partnership with EducationQuest Foundation, Career Chat Live offers middle-school students the opportunity to engage virtually with real-world professionals from across various career fields. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/career-chat-live.
Calling all teachers and educators! Are you looking for ways to inspire your students to participate in STEM through quality, hands-on learning? Look no further! This year’s 4-H STEM Challenge focuses on the mysteries and adventures of ocean exploration with robots! It includes three activities that students can do all at once or individually. Kits are available for purchase, including all the basic materials needed to complete each activity. Youth and facilitator guides are available as free downloads. Dive in at 4-h.org/parents/4-h-stem-challenge.
4-H Seasonal Gift Guide
Spark some 4-H cheer this winter season! From scarves to hoodies and other thoughtful gifts, Shop 4-H has everything you need to cross each person off your list and maybe even treat yourself! Visit go.unl.edu/hwf6 to explore the Shop 4-H’s seasonal gift guide.
State Achievement Applications
State Achievement Applications are due by January 5. Only Senior Achievement Applications are accepted for state-level awards and recognition. These applications are used for selecting National 4-H Congress delegates, National 4-H Conference delegates, and Nebraska 4-H Foundation scholarship recipients. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/achievement-application
2023 Special Garden Project
Who are our go-getters out there already making 4-H plans for 2023? While you’re at it, be sure to check out the Special Garden Project. Next year, members will work with the Mrs. Burns’ Lemon Basil which is a versatile plant that can add a lemony flavor to any recipe or a fresh scent to floral arrangements. Visit 4h.unl.edu/spg to learn more about the Special Garden Project and how to get started.
12/9: Holiday Workshop; 5-7 p.m. - WCREEC
12/11: Denim n' Dust 4-H Club meeting; 1:30 p.m. - Extension Office
12/15: Holiday Parade of Lights
12/22: 4 Corners 4-H Club Meeting; 6:30 p.m. - Extension Office
1/3: Logan County Sewing Workshop
1/10: Livestock Superintendents Meeting; 7 p.m. - Extension Office
1/11: 4-H Council Budget Meeting; 7 p.m. - Extension Office
1/23: 4-H Council Orientation; 6 p.m.
1/23: 4-H Council Meeting; 7 p.m.
2/10: Logan County Sewing Workshop; Logan County Fairgrounds
2/20: Logan County Sewing Workshop; Logan County Fairgrounds
3/6: Logan County Sewing Workshop; Logan County Fairgrounds
3/16: Logan County Sewing Workshop; Logan County Fairgrounds
3/17: Logan County Sewing Workshop; Logan County Fairgrounds
Premier Communication Event
The Premier Communication Event will be structured similarly to the Premier Animal Science Event (PASE). The event will include contest classes, including the areas of prepared speech, radio public service announcements (PSA’s), illustrated presentations, impromptu speech, and video communication.
Eligibility for Premier Communication Event
· Youth must be currently enrolled in 4-H to participate in the Premier Communication Event.
· Eligibility requirements for the following contest classes include:
· Prepared Speech, Radio Public Service Announcement (PSA), and Illustrated Presentation:
· Youth must receive a purple ribbon at their County Contest and be selected to participate in the Premier Communication Event in these classes.
· Counties may select up to five (5) contestants in each age division.
· Impromptu Speech and Video Communication:
· Open to all youth enrolled in 4-H.
· If eligible, youth may participate in all contest classes.
· Pre-registration is required for all participants and is completed by County Extension Offices. There is a $10 fee per entry for Prepared Speech, Radio Public Service Announcement (PSA), and Illustrated Presentation participants; no entry fee is required for Impromptu Speech and Video Communication for 2023.
· Intermediate: ages 10-13 as of January 1 of the current year
· Senior: ages 14-18 as of January 1 of the current year
· While most contest classes are only for individuals, team entries are allowed in the Illustrated Presentation contest class. If team members are not in the same age division, they must compete in the age division of the oldest team member.
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