Saunders County 4-H Smore

November 2, 2018

In this week's Smore...

** Did you know that new items added are BOLDED?!?

  1. 4-H Council & Ambassador Applications - Extended Deadline!
  2. 2019 4-H Enrollment Open
  3. SC Achievement Celebration
  4. 4-Her & Volunteer award list
  5. Clover Crew
  6. Archery Club Practice
  7. Ashland Shotgun Shooting
  8. Companion Animal & Wildlife Career Day
  9. 4-H Cat Club
  10. Fed Steer Challenge
  11. Learning Child Eduator
  12. GROW by FarmHER
  13. Midwest Messenger Club/Chapter of the Month
  14. Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, & Events
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4-H Council and Ambassador Applications-NOW AVAILABLE!

Want to get involved with Saunders County 4-H? Be an influencer of this program or maybe you know a youth who would be interested in being an ambassador for our program?

We are currently taking applications for SAUNDERS COUNTY 4-H COUNCIL and SAUNDERS COUNTY 4-H AMBASSADORS until November 9!

Find more information and applications here:

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Saunders County Archery Club Practice

Thinking about wanting to shoot archery?

The Saunders County Archery club will be meeting on:

November 5

from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the pavillion building at the fairgrounds in Wahoo.

4H Shotgun Shooting

Female and Male Youth, grades 6 thru 12, interested in trapshooting are encouraged to contact Ashland Gun Club 4H. We are wanting to establish 5 person, Female and Male, Middle and Senior High School Teams for the 2018-2019 school year. No experience necessary! Hunter Safety Required!

For more information, please contact Ashland 4H: Email: Website:
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4-H Online Cat Club

The next meeting for the 4-H Online Cat Club will be this Thursday November 8, 2018. This month we will be discussing Stray and Feral Cats. The meeting will start at 6pm CST, hosted from A211 in the Animal Science Building on East Campus for any Lancaster County youth.

You can find more information about joining the meeting from home here:

Cat Club | Nebraska 4-H

Nebraska 4-HCat Club

Nebraska Fed Steer Challenge

The University of Nebraska Extension wishes to “Pilot” a new Animal Science offering titled the “Nebraska Fed Steer Challenge.” The primary goal of the Fed Steer Challenge is to enhance the educational value of traditional 4-H beef projects by providing an affordable option that rewards production merit and carcass value of the market animal, combined with accurate and complete records, industry knowledge, and producer engagement.

Youth will receive a Nebraska bred and raised steer at market price. The goal is then for youth to feed that steer to maximize growth performance and carcass merit. Cattle will be shown in a special class at the 2019 Nebraska State Fair. Cattle will be harvested and carcass data collected. Throughout the project, educational programming will be provided by Department of Animal Science faculty and other industry professionals. Upon conclusion of the project, youth will interact with Nebraska Beef Producers at the 2019 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Convention where they will have an opportunity to showcase their project and knowledge gained. Awards will be provided to emphasize the importance of growth performance, carcass merit, and record keeping. In addition, the exhibitor who provides the best “Project Showcase” detailing what they did and learned throughout the year as they interact with Nebraska producers will be recognized.

If you believe there is merit in development of this type of project designed to cultivate the next generation of leaders for the Nebraska Cattle Industry, encourage your youth to apply. The application deadline has been extended to November 1, and more information may be found at If you have someone in mind that you think needs a little “nudge”, let us know, and we’ll send them an email to also encourage them to apply. Questions? Contact Bryan Reiling at 402-472-8960 or at

Learning Child Events and Trainings

Lisa Poppe is a Learning Child Extension Educator for Dodge, Burt, Cuming, Saunders and Washington County. She provides Child Care Professional's Training and Classes that you can find here:

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Midwest Messenger, 4-H Club or FFA Chapter of the Week

The nomination form can be found on our website at

For any questions about this program or submitting a nomination, please contact Katy Moore at (402) 374-2225 ext. 122,

Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, and Events

Companion Animal Challenge, Horse Stampede, etc....

Saunders County Extension

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.