York County 4-H Blast
February 9, 2018
Beef Weigh Day
This is a new date! Please let us know if you plan to be there.
4-H Public Speaking Contest
The 2018 Theme is 4-H Grown. Watch for more information in the monthly newsletter.
4-H Horse Stampede
Entry forms and fees are due today - Feb 9!
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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.
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
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.