Jefferson County 4-H
4-H Council Member Candidates
We will be electing new members to the 4-H Council and are looking for interested adults and youth. The council is composed of 6 adults and 6 youth members. Adult members serve a 3-year term, while youth members serve a 1-year term and can serve 3 terms. We would like to invite anyone who’s interested in serving on 4-H Council to contact the office. Youth members need to be at least 13 years old by January 1, 2022.
Please contact us by Friday, December 31st at 5 pm to be considered
4-H Online Enrollment is Open Now
2021 County Fair Award Pick-up!
The following youth have awards that need to be picked up:
- Thomas Hansmeyer
- Alex Buxton
- Branson Family
- Axsel Stewart
- Trent Ruhnke
2022 Special Garden Project
Youth should enroll for the Special Garden Project through 4-H Online. Please call the Extension office by January 21st to order your 2022 Special Garden Seeds!
Jefferson County Nebraska 4-H Youth Development YouTube Channel
Year End Treasurer's Report
Upcoming Workshops, Contests & Events
Citizen Washington D.C. Focus Trip Information
There will be an informational meeting for any youth interested in participating in the CWF Trip in the summer of 2022. The meeting will be held via Zoom at https://unl.zoom.us/j/97417788818 on Sunday, November 14th at 2 pm.
This meeting is to solicit feedback from the 4-H members that are interested in going. Some of the topics that will be discussed include:
- CWF dates: June 5-10
- Travel dates:
- June 2-10th? (Northern)
- June 4-14th (Southern)
- Vaccination requirements for New York City
- North Option vs. South Option (Potential Itineraries for both)
- Traveling with another Nebraska group
- Youth Delegate – cost $3,450
- Adult Sponsors – cost $3,300
Youth Quality Assurance Training
4-H Cat Club
A message for all cat interested youth:
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: https://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/cat-club
If you are interested, please stay tuned and register today!
Virtual Field Trips
There are also numerous field trips that have been archived to view at your convenience. Check them out. See the link below to view of all the tours available.
NEW 4-H Photography Showcase!
How Does It Work?
Each month, a new photo will be selected from the online submissions. Selections will be made based on creativity, timeliness, technical execution, originality, and appropriateness. The selected photo will be showcased across the Nebraska 4-H social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Youth photographers will be credited wherever and whenever their photo is shared or published.
This opportunity is open to all enrolled 4-H members. Photo recommendations, file specifications, rules, and guidelines for participation are available online at https://4h.unl.edu/photography-showcase.
Calendar of Events
23 - Christmas Eve Observed, Office Closed
24 - Christmas Day Observed, Office Closed
30 - YQCA Training, Extension Office
Nebraska 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 Sates Department of Agriculture.
Nebraska Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.