York County 4-H Blast

February 9, 2018

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4-H Enrollment is Now Open - Sign up Early!

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

Early enrollment is due March 15. Those who enroll by March 15th will be entered to win clover cash and 4-H Swag in March. Payment must be received by the office for enrollment to be complete.

The enrollment fee is $5 per member. Visit our website www.york.unl.edu for a link to the website and instructions on how to enroll. You are able to pay the $5 enrollment fee on line 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.


We are hosting 2 Enrollment Nights for families to come to the office to get one-on-one help with the enrollment process for the new year. Those dates are Feb 18th during 4-H Fest and Feb 20th from 5-7 p.m.

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YQCA - Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (Quality Assurance)

In 2018, all youth ages 8-18 enrolled in any of following animal projects will need to complete YQCA training: • Beef (bucket calf, feeder calf, breeding beef, market beef) • Dairy cattle • Goat (breeding meat goat, dairy goat, meat goat) • Poultry • Rabbit • Sheep (breeding sheep, market sheep) • Swine (breeding swine, market swine)

Youth must be currently enrolled at https://ne.4honline.com

In York County, youth may choose one of two options to complete their YQCA requirements:

• Complete online training at https://yqca.learngrow.io. Cost is $12. For directions and more information, visit https://4h.unl.edu/yqca. Once training is complete, send completed certificates to Tanya Crawford, tanya.crawford@unl.edu or drop off at the Extension Office. If certificates are not submitted, we have no way of knowing if trainings have been completed. No certificate = No Certification

• Attend a face-to-face training. Once a date is set the 4-H member must sign up online and pay the YQCA Fee of $3.00 BEFORE the training. To sign up for face to face trainings, you must go to https://learngrow.io . The training will cost $3 payable by credit or debit card on the website. We cannot take payments in person; all families must register and pay online. Then at the training, you will pay the Nebraska Extension – York County $5. You must sign in as proof of attendance. After the training, Tanya will go in and issue the certification.

Deadline to complete Youth for Quality Care of Animals (Quality Assurance) is June 15. If you have further questions, contact Tanya Crawford at 402-362-5508 or tanya.crawford@unl.edu

Crop Science Investigation (CSI)

Youth in York and surrounding counties interested in crops, plants, and science are welcome to attend CSI! We meet monthly and youth become detectives to solve a problem.

See the flyer below.

Next meeting is Feb 26.

Monthly meeting dates and topics

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Scholarships

Scholarship season is in full swing. Click on this link for the latest information on local and state-wide scholarship opportunities: 4-H Scholarship Opportunities


Applications Due in February

York County 4-H Council Scholarship - Due February 15

Dorothy & Howard May Trust Scholarship - Due February 15

York Chamber of Commerce & York County Corn Growers Scholarship - Due February 9


Applications Due in March

York County Pork Producers Scholarship - Due March 1

NACEB Scholarship - Due March 15

4-H Companion Animal Challenge

The 4-H Companion Animal Challenge is held annually on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus. This year's event will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The Companion Animal Challenge offers a vareity of 4-H companion animal contests that don't require live animals, including a Demonstration Contest, Dog Quiz Bowl, Skillathon Contest, Art Contest, and Photography Contest. Youth have the opportunity to display their companion animal knowledge through these contests both as individuals and as part of a team. There is a $5 entry fee per contestant. A Brown Bag Lunch is available through a pre-order form. T-shirts need to be pre-ordered in order to secure a shirt. Entries are due to me by Feb. 16th. For more information and registration forms: https://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/challenge
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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.


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