Lincoln Logan & McPherson 4-H News

March 2022


Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. (M-F)

A Note from Miss Amber

Dear Lincoln, Logan & McPherson County 4-H Families,

We are heading into a busy spring and summer here at the Extension Office with School Enrichment, SPIN Clubs, and Summer Workshops being planned. If you are interested in teaching and/or helping with a workshop (or you just have a great idea for a workshop) please reach out to me. I would love to hear what the 4-H families would like to see for workshops.


Miss Amber

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In This Newsletter:

Calendar of Events

March Birthdays

Spring Workshop Flyers

4-H Enrollment

Speech/Presentations/Music Contests

Market Beef Weigh-in Dates

Showmanship Clinics - Rabbit and Poultry

YQCA Training

2022 4-H Animal Nomination/Identification Requirements

Horse Level Testing

4-H Horse Events-Save the Dates

Virtual Companion Animal Challenge

Youth in Action

Livestock Achievement

4-H Summer Camp Sessions

4-H Member Spotlight

Calendar of Events:

3/19: Lincoln County Beef Weigh in; 9-11a.m. at Lincoln County Fairgrounds

3/20: Logan County Beef Weigh in; 1-2p.m. at Diamond Bar Ranch

3/20: McPherson County Beef Weigh in; 2:30-3:30p.m. at McPherson County Fairgrounds

3/26: 2022 UNL Chick Days; 10a.m.-2p.m.

3/26: 4-H Horse Stampede;

4/3: Lincoln County Pig Lottery weigh in; 2p.m. Lincoln County Fairgrounds

4/24: YQCA training; 2p.m.-4p.m.

5/23: YQCA training; 10a.m.-12p.m.

6/4: Sheep and Goat Weigh in; 9-11a.m.

6/6-6/10: District 4-H Horse Shows

6/12: Lincoln Co. Youth Livestock Sale Committee; 2p.m. Centennial Hall

6/13: YQCA training; 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m.

6/22-6/23: Premier Animal Science Event (PASE)

6/24: State 4-H Public Speaking Contest

7/9-7/13: Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Expo

7/16-7/24: Lincoln County Fair

8/7 -8/13: Logan County Fair

8/11-8/13: McPherson County Fair

8/26-9/5: Nebraska State Fair

9/18: Lincoln Co. Youth Livestock Sale Committee; 2p.m.Centennial Hall

March Birthdays!!

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Upcoming 4-H Workshops

Building Better Babysitters

This is a great opportunity for youth that want to gain vital skills in caring for children!

There is one option still available on March 11!!!


Register by calling 532-2683. For more information email

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Speech/Presentations/ Music Contest

Logan/McPherson County Performing Arts Contest (music, speech, presentations): Sunday, March 27th, 2:00 pm at the church in Gandy

Registration due to the Extension Office by March 21st!

Lincoln County Speech/Presentations Contest: Sunday, May 1, 2:00 pm at the West Central Research Center

Registration due to the Extension Office by April 25th!

Lincoln County Music Contest: Thursday, July 7, 6:30 pm at MPCC South Campus Theater

Registration due via ShoWorks by July 1!

Fillable PDF entry forms can be found at:

Market Beef Weigh-in Dates

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Showmanship Clinics

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YQCA Training

Anyone Participating at the County or State Fair

*Beef (bucket calf, feeder calf, breeding beef, market beef)

*Dairy Cattle

*Goat (breeding doe, dairy goat, market goat)



*Sheep (breeding ewe, market lamb)

*Swine (breeding gilt, market swine)

Youth may choose from two methods to complete YQCA requirements:

Online Training: details coming in April

Face-to-Face training held at Lincoln County Fairgrounds (Ag Building) Sign up at required prior to training (cost $3). Registration will be changing in March, instructions coming in April.

Sunday, April 24th 2:00-4:00pm

Monday, May 23rd 10:00am-12:00pm

Monday, June 13th 6:30-8:30pm

DEADLINE June 15th- To complete your YQCA Training and submit Certificates to the Extension Office.

2022 4-H Animal Nomination/Identification Requirements

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Nebraska 4-H Horse Events

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2022 Nebraska 4-H Camp Sessions

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We are spotlighting what some of our Lincoln-Logan-McPherson County 4-H'ers are doing! If you have something that you would like us to add to the Spotlight section in future newsletters please e-mail Amber at