York County 4-H Blast

April 5, 2019

Tractor Supply Paper Clover Program

Two times a year, National 4-H Council partners with the nation's leading rural lifestyle retailer, Tractor Supply Company (TSC), to host a national Paper Clover Promotion! The Paper Clover Promotion is a consumer-driven fundraising promotion where customers at your local Tractor Supply can support 4-H by purchasing a paper clover for $1 at the checkout. The Spring Paper Clover Promotion is March 27 - April 7th. 4-H Clubs are encouraged to participate in store during the event to help increase fundraising dollars and be entered into the Paper Clover Participation Sweepstakes.

We Are Hiring!

The York County Extension Office is hiring a Part-Time Temporary Summer Extension Aide. Strong communication, organizational, and time management skills are essential and must enjoy working with youth. A background in 4-H is beneficial, but not required. Current resume and two references should be sent to the York County Extension Office, 2345 Nebraska Ave, York. (402) 362-5508. Position description is available online at york.unl.edu. Applications will be reviewed April 12th. Position will remain open until filled.

Speech Contest Registrations are Due April 10!!

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4-H Enrollment Deadline - May 1

Time to re-enroll in 4-H! All youth and volunteers who would like to participate in the York County 4-H program should complete their online enrollment here: ne.4honline.com

The enrollment fee is $5 per member. Visit our website www.york.unl.edu for a link to the enrollment website and instructions on how to enroll. You are able to pay the $5 enrollment fee online or bring a check to the York Extension Office. You do not need to fill out the health information unless your child is going to a State 4-H camp. The official York County enrollment deadline is May 1.

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Raise Your Hand Between April 1 – May 15 to Help Nebraska 4-H Win $20,000!

4-H gives youth the opportunity to learn by doing, grow from failure, and develop the skills they need to handle what life throws their way. We are asking you – friends and alumni of Nebraska 4-H -- to Raise Your Hand to support 4-H’ers in Nebraska. Each hand raised is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the three states with the most hands raised. Help bring the high-quality 4-H experience to even more youth right here in Nebraska. Raise your hand to support youth in your community.

Raising your hand is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1. Raise Your Hand: Go to 4-H.org/ RaiseYourHand to vote for Nebraska.

2. Compete for Your State: Raising your hand is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the states with the most hands raised.

3. Pay It Forward: Tweet, post and share your #4HGrown support and ask your network to raise their hands at 4-H.org/RaiseYourHand.

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Face to Face Quality Assurance

Who: Any youth ages 8-18 enrolled in Beef, Dairy, Goat, Poultry, Rabbit , Sheep and Swine must be YQCA certified.

How: There are two options: Complete online training for $12 or attend a face to face training for $8

When: May 23rd

Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Where: 4-H Building

Reminder : If attending the face to face training you must sign up online and pay the $3 YQCA fee BEFORE the training and then you will pay Nebraska Extension- York County $5 at the training

To register: https://learngrow.io

Premier Animal Science Event Informational Meeting

York County is looking for teams for the following contest:

- Livestock judging

- Livestock skill- a-thon

- Livestock Quiz bowl

If you are interested, please attend the informational meeting at 5:30 on April 11th at the Extension Office.

This event is open to anyone 10 and older.

Regional Junior 4-H Camp

Dates: June 5-7, 2019

Who can go to Jr. Camp? 4-H’ers age 8 – 11 from York, Boone, Platte, Polk, Merrick, & Nance Counties

Where is the Camp? Whispering Cedars Camp, Genoa, Ne

What will we do? Zip line, repelling wall, swimming, singing, campfires, crafts, and more

How to Register? Return registration form by April 27th (spots limited)

What is the Cost? $85.00 per camper (4-H council scholarship available to help with cost)

See Registration form at back of March Newsletter.

4-H Regional Camp Counselors Needed!

We are looking for 4-H members between the age of 16-18 to serve as Regional Camp Counselors on June 5-7, 2019! This a great leadership experience, all expenses are paid and you get to be a mentor to great 4-H kids from Polk, York, Platte, Nance, Boone and Merrick Counties! Contact Tanya if you are interested and she will share the online application with you! Applications are due on April 1, 2019

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Big Red Summer Academic Camps

The 2019 Big Red Summer Academic Camps, to be held June 9-14, 2019, are just around the corner! New camp for 2019 is Animation! Also offered for this summer are: Engineering, Outdoor Nebraska, Unicameral Youth Legislature, Filmmaking, Teaching, Veterinary Science and Weather and Climate Science.

Big Red Summer Academic Camps are residential, career exploration camps held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Youth will have the opportunity to explore the UNL campus, meet people from across the country, spend time investigating an interest or potential career, and have a lot of fun! During the week-long camps, participants will work with UNL faculty to explore the topic of their particular camp. After spending several fun-filled days on campus, participants' families are invited to attend a special capstone event where campers will showcase their achievements.

Big Red Summer Academic Camps are open to all youth grades 10th-12th including recent high school graduates. All housing and food is provided for participants throughout the duration of the camp. Partial and Full scholarships available!!! FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE for the Discover Teaching Camp! Early Bird registration ends April 15th!

More information about Big Red Camps is also available online at https://4h.unl.edu/big-red-camps

About Us

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 States Department of Agriculture.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.