Adams County 4-H Newsletter
November, 2022 Issue
A Note from the Extension Office
Just in case you missed it!
Premium Checks for 4-H members exhibiting at the Adams County Fair or participated in a county event were mailed out in September and need to be cashed by 12/14/22. If corrections need to be made please let us know ASAP. If you were expecting one and did not receive it, please contact the Extension Office.
Communication Tool: Remind App
Adams County 4-H would like to improve our communication and outreach with our 4-H families, volunteers, and partners. Therefore, we invite you to join Adams County 4-H in the Remind App! https://www.remind.com/join/adamsco4h Join today and be caught up on everything happening. Already have the Remind App? Look up for the Class Code: @adamsco4h
Checkout the Facebook Page
Follow our 4-H Facebook Page that allows us to focus on 4-H content focused for our 4-H families. You may review it at: https://www.facebook.com/AdamsCo4H
We still have the UNL Extension in Adams County Facebook page for all the Adams County Extension information.
Extension Office Closed
- November 11th - Veterans Day
- November 24th and 25th - Thanksgiving
Emily & Rachel Brhel for their participation in the National Horticulture Contest.
- The Nebraska team placed 4th
- Individually Emily placed 9th & Rachel placed 11th
You are invited
State 4-H Camp Appreciation Event
- Along with the Nebraska 4-H Foundation, Nebraska State 4-H Camp, and Nebraska 4-H Youth Development, we’d like to express our deep gratitude for the immediate response to the Bovee fire on October 2, 2022. We invite the firefighters, first responders, and all who have been friends of the Nebraska State 4-H Camp to join us on Sunday, November 6, in Dunning as we recognize the contributions of so many and honor the community that has supported the Nebraska State 4-H Camp for more than 60 years. Please RSVP at go.unl.edu/CampAppreciation to help us plan appropriately.
- More Information: https://4h.unl.edu/bovee-fire
Leaders & Parents Corner
Junior Leader News
As we start the upcoming year the current Jr. Leaders world like to ask you to consider joining us. The next meeting will be held at 5:00 pm on November 6th at the Adams County Extension Office. Anyone is welcome to join the Junior Leader’s Club that is 13 by January 1, 2023, or older. You must be an active member of the Adams County 4-H program by being a member of an organized 4-H club or an Independent member. Junior Leaders do a lot of fun, learning and leadership activities, this year the focus will be on the “new” pilot program for Wish of a Lifetime partnering with elderly adults. Some of the activities the club does are pancake feed and food booth at the county fair, helping with Kick off, along with helping members and younger 4-H’ers with 4-H projects and being positive role model for younger 4-H’ers. Bring a friend and make new friends. Also, you are eligible to earn a scholarship. If you have any questions, please contact Julie at the Adams County Extension Office (402-461-7209).
4-H Leader and Volunteer Enrollment
We depend on and use 4-H leaders and volunteers throughout the Adams County 4-H program.
Thank you for being an Active volunteer in 2022. We would love to have you continue to be a leader in 2023!
Nebraska State 4-H requires all the Volunteers and 4-H Leaders have an “Active” status in 4-H Online every year. They have requested that volunteers complete this process by March 15, 2023 for the current 4-H year. We would appreciate it if you could complete it sooner.
Complete instructions can be found at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/adams/Volunteer_Re-Enrollment_Instructions_4H_Online_2023.pdf
Needing some ideas for your 4-H Club? There are a ton of resources on our State 4-H page to assist you. Please check out the links below. Topics covered but not limited are:
· Club Leader Resources— https://4h.unl.edu/resources/club-leaders
· Meeting and Officer Resources—https://4h.unl.edu/resources/club-leaders#officer
· Club Activities and Projects—https://4h.unl.edu/resources/club-leaders#teaching
4-H Volunteer Road Shows
Continuing this year are regional Volunteer Road Shows. Join us in person at Broken Bow on Wednesday, November 2, Concord on Wednesday, November 9, or Seward on Thursday, November 10, or virtually on Sunday, November 6. Registration deadlines are fast approaching for the Volunteer Road Show events! Discover new opportunities for yourself and your 4-H youth, network with other 4-H volunteers, and build your skills as a 4-H volunteer. Learn more and register at 4h.unl.edu/volunteer-road-show
Ag Society Election
- Ag society Election Day is Nov 17th
- 6:45 pm registration is open
- 7:00 pm annual meeting
- 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm is voting
Save the dates for 2023 Adams County Fair July 19 - 23
- No Council Meeting
- Committee Meetings
- Enrollment (Kick-Off) & Achievement Celebration
- Livestock Committee Recommendations
- Soup Supper
- 2023 Calendar
Annual 4-H Soup Supper Fundraiser
Mark Your Calendars!
The 4-H Council will be holding their annual fundraiser on January 15, 2023 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Please mark your calendars now and plan on attending.
4-H Enrollment is now open for 2023
Get a start on a great 4-H year and beat the last-minute scramble by re-enrolling for the 2023 4-H year at https://v2.4honline.com. If Adams County is your primary County, you have the options of paying the $5.00 enrollment online with a credit card or you can pay via check or cash in our office.
If Adams County is your 2nd County, you must pay Adams County 4-H enrollment fee directly (cash or check only) to our office. Remember that once your enrollment is complete and approved you can still go back in and add additional projects until June 15th. Your early enrollment makes you eligible for Adams County’s Early Bird incentives.
Citizenship Washington Focus Trip
Youth who are 15 to 18 years old in the years of 2023 & 2025 are invited and welcomed to sign up for a trip of a lifetime! If you are interested, please contact NE Extension in Adams County at (402)461-7209. It is never too early to sign up! Please contact the Adams County Extension Office, to sign up for this fundraiser. Money earned at any fundraising activity will be applied to your 2023 or 2025 CWF trip fund.
Global 4-H Day
- Today, we join more than 70 countries around the world for #Global4HDay, a celebration of the impact of 4-H in the United States and worldwide. Together we are building the next generation of leaders and providing opportunities for millions of young people. Join us in celebrating, and tell us why you’re proud to be part of 4-H.
Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports Participants - you also received premiums, please cash your check by December 14, 2022.
Shooting Sports Leaders Meeting Scheduled
When: Nov 6th @ 6:30 p.m.
Where: Adams County Extension Office, Commons Room
Why: To plan the 2023 Shooting Sports season
Shooting Sports Kick-Off
Are you interested in Archery, Firearms (BB Gun, Air Rifle & Air Pistol) and Shotgun or 22 Rifle? The 2022 Shooting Sports Kick-Off will be held at the Extension Office Tuesday, January 3rd thru Thursday, January 5th during regular business hours. Extended hours will be offered on Wednesday, January 4th we will be open from 8:00 AM through 7:00 PM. All past and new 4-H participants that want to participate in the Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports program must currently be enrolled in 4-H Online and then need to stop by the Adams County Extension Office during this time frame and sign up & pay for your discipline and class time. Class numbers are limited. Each discipline will be charged a fee of $20 to participate in these 8 week classes. Again this year Archery fees - will be an additional $24.00 Facility fee in 2023. Shotgun fees will be the $20 as the other disciplines are charged and at each session you will be expected to pay a $5 fee per round shot. Shooting Sports classes will be starting the week of January 23rd.
Floriculture, Horticulture & Plant Science
As crop harvest is winding down, there is still time to consider creating an agronomy exhibit that you may show at next year’s fair. These projects provide an excellent opportunity to learn the requirements in producing a crop. If you or someone in your family raised a field crop this year, simply sit down and create a two-page report about the procedures required to grow the crop. Then fill a gallon container of the grain or select ten grain ears, (corn or milo), for display and you are done. Stop by or call the Adams County Extension Office if you would like more information on these projects.
Largest Ear of Corn Contest
We plan to continue this contest, with sponsorship of a cash prize to the winners. There is still time to think about next year’s project. If a 4-H’er grew a corn crop or helped a member of their immediate family grow a corn crop this year, then you can exhibit a collection of ten corn ears at the 2023 Adams County Fair. The contest will have two classes, one for yellow corn and one for white corn. Call the Extension Office if you would like more information about this contest and project.
Livestock Auction Survey
We hope you are settling into the Fall Weather. As we are a few months out from County Fair, we would like you to reflect on the past year. The Adams County 4-H Council and the Premium Livestock Auction Committee would like you to take a moment to answer questions regarding the Premium Livestock Auction. We are asking for each family to complete the survey by Thursday, November 3rd at noon.
Family Survey - https://forms.gle/6tPW3dJ17EZ9dEfp8
Nebraska 4-H Fed Steer Challenge
- The Nebraska 4-H Fed Steer Challenge is a unique opportunity for teens to learn more about the Nebraska cattle industry and develop skills to help them lead that industry in the future. Applications are now open for youth interested in participating in 2023. Visit 4h.unl.edu/fed-steer-challenge to learn more about this opportunity or to apply.
Calendar of 4-H Events
Nov 3 Extension Board, Extension Office @ 6:00 PM
Nov 5 Trap Fundraiser Pancake Feed, Fairgrounds @ 7:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Nov 6 Jr Leaders Meeting, Extension Office @ 5:00 PM
Nov 7 4-H Council, Extension Office @ 7:30 PM
Nov 8 Ag Society, Fairgrounds @ 7:30 PM
Nov 11 Ext Office Closed
Nov 13 4-H Kick-Off, Fairgrounds @ 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Nov 13 4-H Awards Celebration, Fairgrounds @ 3:30 PM (Movie) & 5:30 PM Potluck and Awards
Nov 18 DIY Party, Extension Office @ 5:30 PM
Nov 24 & 25 Ext Office Closed
Nov 28 BInterested (FCE) - Christmas Greens, Fairgrounds @ 7:00 PM
2022 Adams County 4-H Council
Neal Gerloff – Pres.
Heather Mohling – V.Pres.
Russ Hermann – Sec.
Brian Theesen – Tres.
Jr. Leader Rep – Mikeyla Samuelson
Youth Reps – Jenna Cecrle & Wyatt Russell
Chamber of Commerce Rep – Bob Herbek & Bekah Martin
Ag Society Rep – Patrick Niles
Please take time to THANK these above individuals for their
hard work and dedication to the Adams County 4-H Program!!!
Adams County 4-H Staff
Nebraska Extension Adams County Staff
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