Washington County 4-H Update

February 17, 2022

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


  1. Washington County 4-H Calendar
  2. 4-H Enrollment is Open!
  3. Nebraska 4-H Month
  4. 4-H Archery Club - Practice
  5. YQCA
  6. 2022 Special Agronomy Project
  7. UNL Chick Days
  8. Virtual Companion Animal Challenge Contest
  9. 4-H Horse Events - District Horse Show locations
  10. 4-H Spring Rabbit Show
  11. Great Plains Livestock Judging Circuit
  12. 2022 Nebraska State Fair
  13. Other Statewide Events and Resources


*NEW OR UPDATED INFORMATION IS BOLDED!

4-H CALENDAR

March 26..............................................4-H Horse Stampede

April 24.................................................County Public Speaking Contest

June 6-10.............................................District 4-H Horse Shows

June 15................................................Enrollment Deadline

June 22-23...........................................Premier Animal Science Event (PASE)

June 24................................................State Public Speaking Contest

July 11..................................................County Fair Pre-Entry Deadline

July 23..................................................Contest Day - Washington County Fair

July 29 -August 3.................................Washington County Fair

August 26-September 5......................2022 Nebraska State Fair

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4-H Enrollment is Open - ENROLL NOW!!

Enroll in 4-H for 2022 by June 15th if you plan to participate in the Washington County Fair.

You may add or drop projects until June 15th as well.


Go to v2.4honline.com to enroll or re-enroll in 4-H.

The enrollment program has been updated and the screens look a bit different but your previous information has been carried forward into this new version.


Need Help? Find step by step instructions on our website https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/washington/join-4-h/

or give us a call, we'll be happy to assist you 402.426.9455

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February is NEBRASKA 4-H Month! To celebrate in Washington County:


  • Youth T-Shirt Design Contest
  • Window Decorating Contest + Voting via Facebook
  • Grab a 1/2 off drink of the month at Blair Nutrition (members & volunteers)
  • Stop by the office to grab a 4-H bag tag (starting Feb 21)

Find more details in our special edition here.

Washington County 4-H Archery Club

Practice begins in February!!

The second Tuesday, 7pm at Orion Archery for 10 yard (8-11 years old, age on January 1)

The fourth Tuesday, 7pm at Orion Archery for 20 yard (12-18 years old, age on January 1)

Please contact our office if you'd like to receive 2022 4-H Archery Club Guidelines 402.426.9455 or visit our webpage here. Youth must be enrolled in 4-H before attending practice.

YQCA Training

Youth exhibiting BEEF, DAIRY CATTLE, DAIRY GOAT, MEAT GOAT, HOG, SHEEP, POULTRY, and RABBITS at the Washington County Fair, Fremont 4-H Expo, and Nebraska State Fair are required to be YQCA certified by June 15 of the current year to be eligible to exhibit. Use your 4-H Online login information to complete the course.

2022 Special Agronomy Project

The Special Agronomy Project allows 4-H members to try growing something new, and different each year! This year’s project is focused on the Broomcorn Sorghum. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/special-agronomy-project. If you would like seeds, please contact the office by March 1.

Statewide Events Announcements

Up-to-date progress shows and statewide opportunities will be updated on our webpage under Statewide Events or can be found directly here.
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2022 UNL Chick Days

RSVP to spurdum2@unl.edu by March 20, 2022
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Virtual Companion Animal Challenge

The 2022 4-H Companion Animal Challenge will be held virtually. Online entry forms are due by 5:00 PM on April 1st. Entry fees will be $5 per contest. T-shirts are available for $15 through the entry form.

More information can be found at: https://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/challenge

Watch this video for tips and suggestions for the Virtual Companion Animal Challenge Contest!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yjQ7sNpyuo

2022 4-H Horse Events

Horse events and 4-H contests for the 2022 year!

  • 4-H Horse Stampede Contest- March 26th- Animal Science Complex UNL
  • Intro. to Basic Horse Knowledge & Management- VIRTUAL- 6-7pm Mondays March 2022 (7th, 14th, 21, & 28th)
    • More information to come
  • Nebraska Judges Workshop – April 30th- Animal Science Complex UNL
    • More information to come
  • Horse Judging Contest- May 1st - Animal Science Complex UNL
    • More information to come
  • 4-H District Horse Shows June 6-10th
    • Entries Due May 6th
    • June 6 - Chadron
    • June 7 - Guide Rock
    • June 8 - Albion
    • June 9 - Raymond
    • June 10 - Kearney
    • CHANGES!
      • New age group/classes
  • Fonner Park 4-H State Horse Show- July 9-13th – Grand Island, NE
    • Entries Due May 6th
    • Slightly modified show schedule posted!
    • Another livestock show will be occurring during the same dates as the 2022 Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Expo, 4-H families are highly encouraged to book hotel rooms and reserve camper/RV hookups as early as possible. Camper/RV hookups will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis, and reservations can be made by contacting Kathy at 308-382-4515.
    • 2021 4-H Horse Show and Judging Guide can be found for purchase at:
https://marketplace.unl.edu/ne4h/curriculum/animalscience/4h373.html

2022 Spring Rabbit Show, Lancaster Event Center

The 4-H Spring Rabbit Show will be held Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds – Exhibit Hall, 84th & Havelock, Lincoln.

  • Registration 7:30–8:30 a.m.
  • Open to all youth ages 8–18, with a Clover Kids class for youth ages 5–7.
This is a great opportunity for youth to learn from other 4-H’ers about where to purchase a show-quality rabbit for a 4-H project, and to learn and practice showmanship. Rabbit Quiz and Breed Identification contests are free to enter! Show flyer can be found here. Questions? Contact Kate Pulec at kpulec3@unl.edu or 402-441-7180.

2022 Nebraska State Fair

As announced by the Nebraska State Fair, 4-H and FFA livestock shows will be held on separate weekends in 2022. While the final schedule is being determined, 4-H livestock shows will take place on Friday, August 26-Sunday, August 28 and FFA will take place on the second weekend.

Other Statewide Events and Resources

Washington County Extension | 4-H

Tayler Wickham, Extension Educator - tayler.wickham@unl.edu

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

Morgan Leefers, 4-H Ext. Assistant - morgan.leefers@unl.edu

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