The 4-H Update
June 17, 2022
Winning T-shirt Design
Congratulations to Harper Bailey from the Camping, Coding and Creating Kids 4-H Club.
She is the winner of the T-shirt design contest.
Her winning design will be featured on our new 4-H Shirts Sponsored by the Sarpy County Farm Bureau.
Thank you to our other artists who submitted designs: Mallory Beethe, Alex Zavitz, Lillie Gruhlkey, Hannah Gruhlkey, Emersyn Pichler, Violet Nuss, Giuliana Boschult.
Barn Quilt Workshop - Sign up by June 21
When: June 28, 2022, 9 am-noon
Where: Douglas-Sarpy Extension Office, 8015 W Center Rd. Omaha, NE
Cost: $25 per kid
Ages welcome: 8-18
Registration due June 21. Register at https://cvent.me/r0Ddg0
During the workshop, youth will learn about colors and quilt designing and how this applies to barn quilts. Youth will choose your barn quilt pattern, put the guide lines your design on the wood canvas, and paint the design. Before the workshop youth will need to paint the base coat on the wood canvas. They will need to bring their own paint to the workshop. To complete the barn quilt, youth will need at least 2 colors and no more than 5 colors. The wood canvas is one foot by one foot. The type of paint that will work best is acrylic paint: brands like Apple Barrel or FolkArt will work for this project. Acrylic paint from any craft supply store or grocery supercenter art section will work. All other materials needed to design and paint the barn quilt will be provided.
Summer Babysitting Clinics - June 22 and July 7
For more information, contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Table Toppers Contest - Register By June 24
See resources for Table Toppers Contest here.
Entries for the 4-H Table Toppers Contest are due by Friday, June 24th and the 4-H Table Toppers Contest will be on Thursday, June 30, in-person at the Douglas-Sarpy Extension office.
Sign up for Table Toppers here.
Papio Valley 4-H Livestock Show - June 25
Goat, Sheep & Beef Show • Saturday, June 25, 2022
Sarpy County Fairgrounds – Springfield, NE
Check out the flier and all the details at:
Horse Clinics June 26 & July 8
Showmanship and Grooming Clinic
June 26th 2022 at 1 pm at Cass County Fairgrounds
Sign up by June 23 at https://forms.gle/kZTJnatU4sb98sfbA
Tack Cleaning Clinic
July 8 at 6:30 pm
Bring $10 and your own saddles and bridles, as well as your own saddle cleaners: saddle soap, conditioner, oil.
Sign up by July 1 at https://forms.gle/8V6aDgbfiHMt3iAm8
The horse program is for youth Age 8-18.
For more information about the horse program or these specific events, contact Alaina Kauffman, Extension Assistant, 4-H at email@example.com
FAIR PROJECT IDEA - Babysitting Kit
Consumer and Family Science - Department C
Division 200 – Human Development
CLASS 8 BABYSITTING KIT
State which ONE age group (infant, toddler, preschooler, middle childhood) the kit was prepared for. Purpose of the kit is for the 4-H’er to take with them when they babysit in someone else’s home. Do not make kit for combination of ages or for your own family to use. 4-H’er should make one or more items in the kit, but purchased items are also allowed. A list of items in the kit is suggested to be included. Display in box or bag suitable for what it contains. Approximate size not larger than 12"x15"x10". All items in kit must be safe for child to handle.
Information sheet for Class 8 should include:
1. State which ONE age group (infant, toddler, preschooler, middle childhood) the kit was prepared for.
2. What are children this age like? Give 2 examples to show how the kit would be appropriate for children this age. 3. What will the child learn or what skills will they gain by using the kit? 4. What item(s) were made by the 4-H member?
See this area of the fairbook at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/pdfs/4-H/4h-sarpy-fair-human-development-2022.pdf
See more fair project ideas here.
Contest Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Where: 13600 Pflug Rd, Springfield, NE 68059 (Sarpy County American Legion)
Contest Details: •Rocket Launch Contest entry form is due Wednesday, July 6, 2022 •This contest is open to 4-H members ages 5 – 18. •Paper tube rockets may only be launched by Clover Kids (ages 5 – 7); 8- 18 year old participants will need to conduct a launch using rockets specified in Fairbook Guidelines.
See more details and get the registration form at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/pdfs/4-H/4h-sarpy-fair-rocket-launch-2022.pdf
What to Expect at Fair- June 21 and July 6
Join us on June 21 from 6-7 pm for a question and answer session "what to expect at fair."
This session will be repeated on July 6 from 6-7, and this session will include a Livestock/Rabbit/Poultry questions and answer session.
These event will be held at the Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties, located at 8015 West Center Road, Omaha. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to preregister with Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 Showcase of 4-H Gems Due June 29
The Douglas/Sarpy 4-H Council would like to encourage all eligible candidates to participate in the Douglas-Sarpy Showcase of 4-H Gems.
To be selected and honored as a 4-H Gem is a positive way to share your success and experiences throughout your 4-H career. Receiving the honor of being named a Diamond or Emerald 4-Her is an excellent addition to your resume and college scholarship essays. We encourage all eligible candidates to submit their application for the opportunity to participate so that we can celebrate all of your accomplishments throughout your 4-H career. See the application here.
Return to the Nebraska Extension Douglas-Sarpy Extension Central or South Office or they can also be e-mailed to email@example.com no Later Than June 29, 2022
Fashion Show - Register by July 8
For more information please go to: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/4-hresources/
Sign up for the Fashion Show https://go.unl.edu/4hfashion2022
Fashion Show will be July 14 from 2-7.
Public Fashion Show will be at the fairgrounds on August 3 at 6 pm.
2022 Sarpy County Fair Coloring Contest
Join the 2022 Sarpy County Fair Coloring Contest and get a chance to win cool prizes! This contest is open to all youths (contest age groups: 5 and under; 6-9; 10-13; and 14-18). All youth are encouraged to enter the contest, even if they're not 4-H members! Color it using any physical medium, including crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints and then enter the coloring sheet. Bring the coloring sheet to 4-H project entry day on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 12-7 PM and turn it in OR drop the coloring sheet off at the Extension Office by July 26, 2022. Follow the link for full details and to download the coloring sheets: https://go.unl.edu/2022coloringcontest. Questions? Contact Katherine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor a Plaque!
Sponsorship requests will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. If your request is already filled, your donation will be used to fund an award in the same event.
Get your form here.
Statewide and Regional Opportunities
Online Horticulture Contest ends June 20
Do you know what it takes to pick the best fruit and vegetables out at the grocery store? Or do you know what judges are looking for when they judge your plants at the county fair? Have you ever wondered, what plant is that!?! We are excited to offer the opportunity to learn these and other important horticulture skills through the Online Horticulture Contest. The contest will be available June 3-20, 2022 at: https://go.unl.edu/online4hhortcontest
More details at: https://4h.unl.edu/online-horticulture-judging-contest
More information about the Nebraska State contest can be found in the Fairbook https://4hfairbook.unl.edu/fairbookview.php/contests/45
Fremont 4-H Expo - July 6 - 9, 2022
When: July 6 - 9, 2022
Where: Christensen Field, W 16th St & N Ridge Road Drive, Fremont, NE
4-H & FFA Exhibitors from the following counties: Burt, Butler, Colfax, Cuming, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington.
Open check out the opportunities to enter static exhibits and livestock.
4-H Dog Show
4-H State Dog show rulebook is done! Please let your 4-H families know of the new rulebook update and the changes that were made and are in effect for the 2022 year!
Rulebook can also be found at: https://4hfairbook.unl.edu/fairbookview.php/animals/4
Dog Show Opportunities can he found here.
Mark Your Calendars
4-H Events | Nebraska Extension (unl.edu)
June 21 - Douglas-Sarpy 4-H Presentation Contest
June 21 - Barn Quilt Workshop Sign up due
June 22-23 - PASE/Life Challenge - https://4h.unl.edu/pase
June 24 - 4-H Table Toppers contest entries due here. - https://ssp.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bdfDXxMK5G2KeWO
June 25 - Papio Valley Progress Show 8:30 am (Goats) 11 am (Beef) 5 pm (Sheep)
June 30 - Douglas-Sarpy 4-H Table Toppers Contest
July 8 - 4-H Fashion Show contest entries due - https://go.unl.edu/4hfashion2022
July 8 - Rocket Launch Entry Forms due -
July 13 3:30 PM-6:30 PM - Rocket Launch Contest
July 14 - Douglas-Sarpy 4-H Fashion Show judging day
July 25 - 4-H Dog Show - Sarpy Fairgrounds, 6 pm
August 3-7 - COUNTY FAIR
August 26-September 5 - State Fair