York County 4-H Blast

May 13, 2019

2019 Fair Books Are Here!

The York County Fair is Aug. 1-4, 2019! The printed Fair Books have just arrived in our office.

Fairbooks can be picked up at the Extension Office, Local Banks, Kilgore Memorial Library, Wagner's Decorating, Eakes Office Supply, North Office Supply, Grand Central, York News Times, the York County Courthouse, and the York Area Chamber Office.

The digital version is also available on our website at the link below. There you will find the fair schedule of events, exhibit classes and entry information.


York County Fair Book

4-H Summer Workshops

The 2019 Summer Workshop Guide is now available! Complete the Registration form and return with payment to our office. Sign up soon, workshops are filling up fast!


Workshop Guide


Workshop Registration Form


Workshops that are currently full: Sweet Summer Cookies, Beginner Fabric Design

Clover Cookies

Learn the cookie baking basics. We will make a variety of cookie recipes from Road to Good Cooking and Cooking 101 to practice for fair. This workshop is open to both Clover Kid and traditional 4-H members!


When: May 28, 1:00-3:30 PM

Where: 4-H Building

For Ages 6 and Older

Fee: $10


Register by turning in the 4-H Workshop Registration Form before May 15.

Platte County Flood Relief Opportunity

Put your hands to larger service by helping support flood relief efforts. We are gathering a team of York County 4-H members to volunteer in Platte County on May 24. Volunteer positions are currently being assigned based on need in the county and York County 4-H'ers have the opportunity to be involved.

Our office will be volunteering that day and you are still welcome to come with us! Just let us know this week if you want to be part of our group!

Volunteers must be 13 years old. Transportation will be provided.

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Camper Spots

County Fair camper spots are now available! The cost is $75 per spot. Spots are available the Sunday before the fair through the Sunday of fair. Payment must be received in order to complete your reservation. They are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Call the Extension Office to reserve your spot! 402-362-5508

Regional Junior 4-H Camp

Dates: June 5-7, 2019

Who can go to Jr. Camp? 4-H’ers age 8 – 11 from York, Boone, Platte, Polk, Merrick, & Nance Counties

Where is the Camp? Whispering Cedars Camp, Genoa, Ne

What will we do? Zip line, repelling wall, swimming, singing, campfires, crafts, and more

How to Register? Return registration form by April 27th (spots limited)

What is the Cost? $85.00 per camper (4-H council scholarship available to help with cost)

See Registration form at back of March Newsletter.

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Raise Your Hand Between April 1 – May 15 to Help Nebraska 4-H Win $20,000!

4-H gives youth the opportunity to learn by doing, grow from failure, and develop the skills they need to handle what life throws their way. We are asking you – friends and alumni of Nebraska 4-H -- to Raise Your Hand to support 4-H’ers in Nebraska. Each hand raised is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the three states with the most hands raised. Help bring the high-quality 4-H experience to even more youth right here in Nebraska. Raise your hand to support youth in your community.

Raising your hand is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1. Raise Your Hand: Go to 4-H.org/ RaiseYourHand to vote for Nebraska.

2. Compete for Your State: Raising your hand is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the states with the most hands raised.

3. Pay It Forward: Tweet, post and share your #4HGrown support and ask your network to raise their hands at 4-H.org/RaiseYourHand.

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Face to Face Quality Assurance

Who: Any youth ages 8-18 enrolled in Beef, Dairy, Goat, Poultry, Rabbit , Sheep and Swine must be YQCA certified.

How: There are two options: Complete online training for $12 or attend a face to face training for $8

When: May 23rd

Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Where: 4-H Building

Reminder : If attending the face to face training you must sign up online and pay the $3 YQCA fee BEFORE the training and then you will pay Nebraska Extension- York County $5 at the training

To register: https://learngrow.io

Special Garden Project Seeds Are Here!

The Special Garden Project seed packets are now available for pick-up at the Extension Office. Stop by and get yours today!
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County Fair Wood Cut-Outs

This year's County Fair Wood Cut-Out will be a tractor. They will be available for pick up by June 1. Call the Extension Office to reserve you cut-out. There will be 6 available for clubs or individuals to decorate for fair.

Big Red Summer Academic Camps

The 2019 Big Red Summer Academic Camps, to be held June 9-14, 2019, are just around the corner! New camp for 2019 is Animation! Also offered for this summer are: Engineering, Outdoor Nebraska, Unicameral Youth Legislature, Filmmaking, Teaching, Veterinary Science and Weather and Climate Science.

Big Red Summer Academic Camps are residential, career exploration camps held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Youth will have the opportunity to explore the UNL campus, meet people from across the country, spend time investigating an interest or potential career, and have a lot of fun! During the week-long camps, participants will work with UNL faculty to explore the topic of their particular camp. After spending several fun-filled days on campus, participants' families are invited to attend a special capstone event where campers will showcase their achievements.

Big Red Summer Academic Camps are open to all youth grades 10th-12th including recent high school graduates. All housing and food is provided for participants throughout the duration of the camp. Partial and Full scholarships available!!! FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE for the Discover Teaching Camp! Early Bird registration ends April 15th!

More information about Big Red Camps is also available online at https://4h.unl.edu/big-red-camps

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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