Cuming Happenings News Update

July 8, 2016

Cuming Happenings in 4-H Newsletter

Click here to view the June Edition.

Important Deadlines

It's getting close to fair season, so please mark these important deadline dates in your calendar!
  • Presentation Contest Deadline: July 11
  • Horse Level Testing Deadline for those competing at County Fair: July 21
  • Dress Revue Deadline: July 29
  • $15 Challenge Deadline: July 29
  • Cake Decorating Contest Pre-Entry: August 1

  • Narrator Pre-Registration Deadline: August 3

  • State Fair Ticket Order Deadline: August 5

  • Quilt Revue Entry Form Due: August 5

  • Sheep Lead Entry Deadline: August 5

  • Livestock Entry Forms Due for County Fair and AKSARBEN: August 5

  • State Fair Livestock Entry Deadline: August 10
  • Norfolk Beef Expo Deadline: August 24

Fundraising Opportunity

Volunteer Nebraska is hosting a statewide raffle to raise money for different youth projects across the state. Raffle tickets are $20 each and the prize is a 2016 Commander ATV. Organizations that sell tickets will earn $2 per ticket sold by their organization. The remainder of the money will be redistributed via mini grants to youth groups who apply. If a 4-H club is interested in selling tickets to benefit from this raffle, please contact the Office for more details.

Summer Events and Contests

Clover Colleges

It's not too late to sign up and join in all the fun and creativity! If you would like to sign up for the any of the clover colleges listed below, please contact the office.
  • Pillowcase Workshop - July 11
  • Cultural Foods & Breads - July 13 / due July 6
  • Small Animal Care & Nutrition - July 19 / due July 12
  • Computer Coding - July 22 / due July 15
  • ESI Camp - July 26-28 / due July 8
  • Quilt Binding - July 26 / due July 21
  • Poultry Showmanship & Care - July 18 / due July 13
  • CASNR Career Exploration Tour - July 27 / due July 20
  • Modeling with Ease - Aug. 2 / due July 21
  • Click Here to view the full clover college details!

Presentation Contest

Now is the time to begin working on your presentation contest entries for this year. If you would like assistance in brainstorming topics and ways to present your ideas please contact Deb Schroeder.

  • The Cuming County Presentation Contest will be held July 14th in the Courthouse meeting room beginning at 4:00 p.m.
  • Deadline for entering the Presentation Contest is July 11th.

All presentations given at the 4-H Presentations Contest at the Nebraska State Fair and county fair should relate to how 4-H youth are learning about 4-H science, agricultural literacy, career development/college readiness, citizenship and leadership, or healthy living, through their 4-H experiences or 4-H projects. Enrollment in the project area in which the participant is making a presentation is not required.

  • Practice Presentation Contest will be held July 11th from 9:00 a.m. until noon if members would like help in how to present their topic.
  • Deadline for signing up for the practice day is Friday July 8th.

ESI Camp

Do you like to make and try new things? Do you like to make your own money? We have the camp just for you! Participate in ESI camp July 26-28 and learn how to become an entrepreneur and start your own business!


ESI camp is recommended for youth in grades 6 to 9. Camp will be three days the last week in July and will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. If you would like to sign up for this fun and exciting camp, please contact the Office by July 8.

Livestock Information

State Fair Livestock Entry Deadline

Animal entries are due August 10th by 5:00 pm. (Beef, Sheep, Swine, Rabbit, Poultry, Goat, Dairy, Dog, Companion Animals). Click on the following link for to enter your livestock for State Fair by clicking here. This is the link to the State Fair 4H/FFA page that includes important documents and the online entry system link. The entry link will become live on July 1, 2016.

Fair Information

State Fair 4-H Schedule

The 4-H schedule for the State Fair is now available to view online! Click here to see the schedule. If you have any questions about the 2016 State Fair, please contact the Office.

Nebraska Extension- Cuming County

Debra Schroeder
Extension Educator: dschroeder1@unl.edu
Larry Howard
Extension Educator: LHOWARD1@unl.edu
Ellan Ruskamp
Extension Assistant: ellan.hasenkamp@unl.edu
Mary Jo Lueckenhoff
Office Manager: mlueckenhoff1@unl.edu
Alice Brand
Office Assistant: abrand2@unl.edu