Morrill County 4-H Update

May / June 2021

Events & Deadlines

May 1 - Swine/Sheep/Goat Weigh-In @ Fairgrounds (8:00-10:00 AM)

May 7 - District 4-H Horse ID Forms Deadline

May 21 - Design Camp Registration Deadline

May 21 - Garden & Morrill County Speech Contest @ 6:30 PM

May 25-26 - LOG N Camp @ State 4-H Camp (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

June 1 - Youth Leadership Conference Registration Deadline

June 10-11 - Design Camp @ State 4-H Camp (Cancelled)

June 10-12 - 4-H Horse Camp @ Fort Robinson

June 14 - 4-H District Horse Show @ Scottsbluff

June 15 - Final 4-H Enrollment Deadline

June 15 - YQCA Training Certificate Due

June 15 - Animal ID Sheets Due

June 15 - State Fair Livestock Nominations Due

June 15 - Acrylic Painting Workshop @ PWCC (9:00-11:00 AM)

June 17 - Photography Workshop @ Courthouse & Jail Rock Golf Course (9:00-11:00 AM)

July 6 - Pre-Entries for Fair Due

July 17-24 - Morrill County Fair

Meet Our Summer Intern!

Amber Rosas is joining us from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to be the summer intern for both Morrill and Garden Counties. Amber will be graduating from UNL in May 2022 with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science: Large Animal Food Production & Management. A Broadwater native, Amber returns to our county after having three successful years in 4-H showing Boer goats!
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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!

Morrill County Beginning 4-H Blog

New to 4-H??? Been around for a while, but can't remember how to fill something out? Check in to Sarah's new blog to learn about everything from 4-H enrollment to pre-entry forms for fair! You can also leave comments and ask questions for us to better know how to help you. If you decide to subscribe, you will receive notifications every time a new post is entered into the blog.

4-H Enrollment - Deadline: June 15th!!!

1. Log in at

2. Update your contact information

3. Select your projects

4. Verify that the number of years you have been in 4-H is accurate

Congrats! You are officially enrolled for the 2021 4-H year!

Each member, leader, and volunteer must re-enroll in 4-H each year. Your login is your email address. If you have forgotten or do not know your password, please select “I forgot my password.” A temporary password will be sent via email. If you are having problems logging on, please contact the Extension office. As a reminder, Clover Kids do not have an enrollment fee!

Online Payments for Enrollment Fees are Available!

Enrollment and Fees are Due June 15, 2021

YQCA Certification - Deadline: June 15th!!!

As summer gets closer, so to does fair deadlines, including YQCA! If you were not able to participate in either of the in-person YQCA trainings offered this year, you must complete the online YQCA Certification in order to be able to show livestock or small animals at fair this summer.

Click on the button below to get to the YQCA website, and complete the online certification. Once you have completed it, make sure to get a copy of your certificate to the Extension Office! You may either send a digital copy to or bring in a hard copy to the office.

2021 Fairbooks Are Ready!

Great news! Our 2021 Fairbooks are ready to be used! If you are interested in picking up a paper copy, click on the button below to go about ordering your fairbook!

If you would rather just look at the online version, go to the link below to view it on our county website. In addition to having the digital format, if you click on the area that you are interested in in the Table of Contents, you will be directed to that portion of the fairbook!

Cost: $5.00 (Cash or check only!)

Morrill County Extension Newsletter

To find out what all Extension is offering in the county, check out the UNL Extension: Morrill County newsletter by clicking on the button below!
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Panhandle Virtual Programs

Last year we had so much fun offering virtual programs all across the Panhandle, we decided to do it again!!!

Check out our list of Virtual Programs being offered throughout the month of June and into July. There is a lot of variety so feel free to choose as many as you want! Some have early registration requirements to make sure supplies get sent out on time. Click on the button below to go see what we're offering this summer!

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Livestock Opportunities

Click on the button below to see what showmanship clinics, progress shows, and livestock judging contests are coming up!
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Districts & State Horse Show Entries

Districts and State Horse Entries Due May 7, 2021

  • Horse ID forms are due to the county office by May 7, 2021
  • Horse Advancement Levels must be completed by May 7th to compete at a District and/or State Horse Show
  • District locations and dates are attached

Hippology and Horse Judging Entries are due June 15, 2021

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Special Gardening Project - Hakurei Turnip

The Special Gardening Project is an opportunity for 4-H members to grow unusual and fun projects in their gardens. Each year, a new plant is selected as the focus for all members enrolled in the project. Youth receive seeds which they plant and cultivate using project resources provided throughout the experience. Youth then have the opportunity to exhibit cut flowers or harvested vegetables or present their experience through a poster or report. The project is designed to challenge youth interested in horticulture by introducing them to new and unique growing experiences and foster real-world problem-solving skills through a guided horticultural experience.

For more information, visit:

Use the Buttons Below for Animal Affidavits - Deadline: June 15th!!!

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Morrill County Extension Office

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Katlyn Rosas

4-H Assistant / Office Manager

Sarah Paisley

4-H Educator - Morrill/Garden Counties

Tammie Ostdiek

Extension Educator - Food, Nutrition, & Health