Morrill County 4-H Update

November/December 2021

Events & Deadlines

November 16 - Extension Board Meeting at Extension Office (7:00 PM)

November 25-26 - Office Closed (Thanksgiving)

November 30 - Don & Martha Romeo Scholarship Due

December 1 - Fed Steer Challenge Application Due

December 15 - Catch-A-Calf Application Due

December 22-31 - Office Closed (Christmas)

Remind App!!!

To receive updates throughout the year in a quick and easy manner, sign up for the REMIND class: Morrill County Fair Updates.


To do that, text @mocofair to the number 81010!

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4HOnline 2.0 & Open Enrollment

4-H Online is being updated from 1.0 to 2.0! During this time, please do not log in to your 4-H Online account or enroll for the next 4-H year. We will let you know as soon as 4HOnline is open for enrollment!

2021 Achievement Night

Council News...

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Achievement Night on October 24th! During our celebration, our 4-Hers and their families voted on our new youth 4-H Council members as well as our new adult Council members! Please join us in welcoming:


Youth Members:

Madison Oliverius

Jordan Wagner


Adult Members:

Tina Dueker

Heather Spalding

Veteran's Day - November 11th

Veteran's Day is coming up, and with it comes a great opportunity for our 4-Hers to foster civic responsibility as well as get a head start on some 4-H projects! Here are a few ideas!


Care Package Display - Choose and organization (military, law enforcement, fire dept., etc.), and create a care package to give them! Think about what items you would like to include that would bring a smile to their faces!


4-H Club Exhibit - A club as a whole can come together to give back to those who serve our community! They could create care packages or write letters or thank you cards to send/give to a service organization.

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4-H STEM Challenge

This year’s National 4-H STEM Challenge will take students on a Galactic Quest! Activities focus on the mysteries and adventures of space exploration. Students will explore STEM topics ranging from physics and engineering to computer science and space agriculture. Kits are now available! Learn more about this year’s 4-H STEM Challenge and how you and your students can get involved at 4-h.org/parents/4-h-stem-challenge.

Attention High School Seniors!

Get a head start on scholarships! The Nebraska Association of Fair Managers will award a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H male and a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H female who are graduating seniors in the State of Nebraska and who plan to continue with post high

school education. The scholarship will be awarded at the annual NAFM convention in

January. Download the scholarship application by downloading the link below. This scholarship is due to the Morrill County Extension Office by November 30th, 2021.

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2022 Fed Steer Challenge

The Nebraska 4-H Fed Steer Challenge is an opportunity for youth interested in learning more about the cattle industry and is designed to cultivate the next generation of leaders in the Nebraska cattle industry.


The goal of the Fed Steer Challenge is to enhance the educational value of the traditional 4-H beef projects by providing an affordable option that rewards production merit and carcass value of the market animal, along with accurate and complete record-keeping, industry knowledge, and producer engagement by the 4-H member.


Click on the buttons below to find out more information about the Fed Steer Challenge and to find the application!


Applications are due on December 1, 2021.

2022 Catch-A-Calf Program

Participants come from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming to compete in the National Western Stock Show’s longest-running program of practical beef cattle management. In just over 80 years the Catch-A-Calf Contest has awarded nearly 3,000 steers to 4-H members hailing from the western United States.


The program is designed so successful participants catch a calf, feed it, and return with the animal one year later as a market-ready steer at the National Western Stock Show. The steers are judged on production and carcass quality, while the participants are judged on showmanship, record books, and a personal interview. The Grand and Reserve Grand Champion participants sell their steers at the Auction of Junior Livestock Champions held on the final Friday of the Stock Show.


Applications are due on December 15, 2021.


Click on the button below to apply!

Morrill County Extension Newsletter

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Morrill County Extension Office

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based upon any protected status. Please see go.unl.edu/nondiscrimination. © 2020

Katlyn Rosas

4-H Assistant / Office Manager

Sarah Paisley

4-H Educator - Morrill/Garden Counties

Tammie Ostdiek

Lead Educator - Morrill County

Extension Educator - Food, Nutrition, & Health