Saunders County 4-H Smore

August 30, 2019

In this week's Smore...

** Did you know that new items added are BOLDED?!?

  1. State Fair 4-H Results
  2. State Fair Static Pick Up
  3. State Fair Fashion Show Competitors
  4. Fairgrounds Facelift
  5. 4-H Horseshow
  6. Shotgun Shooting Sports
  7. State Fair Dog Show Change
  8. 4-H Cat Club
  9. Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium
  10. 2019 4-H Activity Calendar
  11. Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, & Events

State Fair Static Pick Up

If you have static projects at the state fair. You can pick them up starting on Wednesday, September 4 here at the Extension Office.

Please have all projects picked up by FRIDAY, September 13.

Saunders County State Fair Fashion Competitors

Saunders County 4-H members were among 147 4-H members who participated in the Nebraska State Fair 4-H Fashion Show at Grand Island on Sunday, August 25. 4-H members modeled for a panel of judges and for a crowd estimated at 1000 during the Nebraska State Fair.

Jessi Heyen, daughter/son of Stan and Jo Heyen, Ceresco, received a purple ribbon in the State Fair 4-H Fashion Show. Jessi competed in the STEAM 3 Contest.

Maura Tichota, daughter/son of Jim and Amy Tichota, Yutan, received a purple ribbon in the State Fair 4-H Fashion Show. Maura competed in the STEAM 3 Contest.

Fairground Facelift

Saunders County Fairgrounds has been selected as a participant for a "Fairgrounds Facelift". VOTE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Click the ‘Vote’ button on the photo of the fairground project you want to vote for. People can vote once per day, per project.

The project receiving the highest number of votes will receive a $3,000 grant. The next four places in voting — second, third, fourth, and fifth — will each receive a $1,000 grant.

Voting ends Thursday, Sept. 12, 11:59 a.m. CT.


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4H Shotgun Shooting Sports

Are you interested in learning and competing in the sport of Trapshooting?

Female and male youth, grades 6 – 12, interested in participating in club trapshooting are encouraged to contact Ashland Gun Club 4H.

Fall practice is beginning. Season runs January to May. No experience necessary. Hunter Safety Education Required.

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NE State Fair Dog Show Change

The Nebraska State Fair 4-H Dog Show is undergoing changes for the 2019 season. Due to facility changes at Fonner Park, the 2019 State 4-H Dog Show will be held on Saturday, September 7, 8:00 AM CST at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s East Campus in the Animal Science Building. This will allow families to experience UNL’s facilities and still participate in other State Fair events.

Additional information will be forthcoming. In the meantime, questions can be directed to Companion Animal Specialist Dr. Lisa Karr and Superintendent Tayler Wickham at the contact information below.

Dr. Lisa Karr


Tayler Wickham


4-H Cat Club - REVAMPED

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:

If you are interested, please stay tuned and register today!

Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium (NYBLS)

The 16th annual Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium (NYBLS) at the Animal Science Complex will be held on November 8th - 10th. Registration will be online again this year and can be accessed via the link below. Please note the application deadline of September 20th. If an individual is selected to participate, a $75 registration fee will be collected at that time.

Midwest Messenger, 4-H Club or FFA Chapter of the Week

The nomination form can be found on our website at

For any questions about this program or submitting a nomination, please contact Katy Moore at (402) 374-2225 ext. 122,

Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, and Events

Companion Animal Challenge, Horse Stampede, etc....

Saunders County Extension

Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United States Department of Agriculture.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.