The 4-H Update
June 24, 2022
Volunteer with the Douglas County Fair
Looking for a 4-H club fundraising opportunity? The Douglas County Fair is looking for groups of 8-10 volunteers willing to help us during our fair July 15th-17th in exchange for donations to your club. Please reach out to Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
FAIR PROJECT IDEA - Cake Decorating
Healthy Lifestyles - Department E
Division 400: Cake Decorating/Gingerbread Houses
Class 901 – Decorated Cake
Only decoration is judged. Exhibit may be on Styrofoam or a real cake. Must use decorating tips. Enter cake on a disposable cake plate/container.
See this area of the fairbook here.
See more fair project ideas here.
Best Dressed Animals
In each class, a 4-Her or Clover Kid may only exhibit one entry. Sign up with the July 15 livestock registrations.
This is a Non-Premium Class, Clover Kids are welcome to participate! The Best Dressed Classes will happen on Saturday, August, 6th at 11:00 am.
This will include:
All Poultry, Rabbits, Cavies and Horses will conduct their Best Dressed Contests at the conclusion of their respective shows. Learn more 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 - July 6
When: July 6 from 6-7 pm
Where: Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties, located at 8015 West Center Road, Omaha
Join us for a question and answer session "what to expect at fair," including a Livestock/Rabbit/Poultry questions and answer session.
There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to preregister with Rachel at email@example.com.
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
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 24 - 4-H Table Toppers contest entries due here.
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