Sioux County Newsletter
Calendar of Events
Dec. 10 - Holiday Kits ready for pick up
Dec. 21 - 4-H Council Meeting at 6 pm
Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve - Office Closed
Black Hills Stock Show
4-H Online Enrollment
4-H online enrollment is now open!! They have a new website:v2.4honline.com. You will use the same login and password as you did in the old system. Step-by-step instructions on how to reenroll, enroll a new family, or add a youth member can be found at our North Panhandle website: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/northernpanhandle/. As of right now the online payment feature is not available so families will have to bring or mail payment to the office.
Holiday Kit - Winter Door Sign
If youth do not like the vinyl stencils inside the kit, we will have a Cricut at the office for families to come and print their own! The Cricut is the start of our Sioux County 4-H Maker space that was purchased with grant funds from the Coffee Foundation.
Wilderness Wonders Camp
CASNR Change Maker Competition
How do you want to make a difference in the world? Pitch us your idea in a 2-minute video. If your idea is selected you could earn a CASNR scholarship and have the chance to work directly with mentors on tackling your big idea. Check out more details and submit here: https://casnr.unl.edu/casnr-change-maker-competition
Coming in January!
Special Garden Project
The Special Garden project gives 4-H members the opportunity to grow a new and unusual vegetable or flower each year. The project allows experienced 4-H gardeners to grow something fun and exciting while letting those who are newer to gardening get their feet wet in the horticulture project area. This year the focus is on Rubenza Cosmos. These plants produce unique flowers with petal that change color as they age. Pollinators and beneficial insects are attracted to the blooms all summer long.
To get started with this project enroll in the Special Garden Project within 4-H Online and contact the Extension Office or Melissa Mracek at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15th to get your seeds ordered. Seeds cost $0.50 per person. For more information about the Special Garden project and the resources visit https://4h.unl.edu/special-garden-project.
Animal Science: Inspiring Your Future $5,000 Scholarship Contest
The National Western Stock Show is around the corner. Youth (between the ages 14-18) have the opportunity to participate in the annual catch-a-calf contest. The program is designed for youth to catch a calf, feed it, and return it one year later as a market ready steer at the National Stock Show. Steers are judged on production and carcass quality while the youth are judged on showmanship, record books, and a personal interview. Grand and Reserve will sell their steers at the Auction of Junior Livestock Champions at the Stock Show. Applications to participate in this program are due December 15th.
The application process can be found at: https://nationalwestern.com/livestock-shows/catch-a-calf-program/