The 4-H Update
Sept 2, 2022
Download the Nebraska Extension State Fair mobile app (go.unl.edu/zbap) for the earliest possible access to 4-H show programs, contest schedules, results, and more!
Don't want the app, you can still get details, including parking, hours and schedules at https://www.statefair.org/
See more pictures from State Fair on our Facebook here.
State Fair Exhibit Pick UP
After State Fair, entries may be picked up at the Extension office.
Wednesday, September 7 to Friday, September 9 from 8 am – 4:30 pm.
Please pick up items NO LATER than Sept. 9 as we do not have room to store them.
Pictured is Ally Dworak with her art that was selected for State Fair. Great Job!
County Fair Wrap Up
New to 4-H? Learn about 4-H Council
The Douglas-Sarpy 4-H Council is comprised of adult and youth volunteers who are responsible for creating opportunities for youth by supporting the 4-H Program through fund raising and providing a number of camp and college scholarships, recognizing 4-H achievements and advocating for and promoting the 4-H program. Brett Kreifels is the staff liaison to the 4-H Council.
For more info. about the 4-H club program, contact Katherine at email@example.com
Feature of the Week
Project Idea - Disaster Preparedness Kit
September is National Preparedness Month!
Use this month to prepare and build a "Disaster Preparedness Kit." After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water, and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Once you put together the basic items of an emergency kit, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets or seniors. Put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.
See this area of the fairbook at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/pdfs/4-H/4h-sarpy-fair-safety-2022.pdf
4-Her of the Week - Marissa Rolle
- Champion Senior Horse Showmanship
- Champion Senior Dog Showmanship
- Champion Senior Poultry Showmanship
- Champion Best Dressed Sheep
- Champion Senior Sheep Lead
- Reserve Champion Senior Sheep Showmanship
- Reserve Champion Dog Trick Class
- Reserve Champion Senior Western Pleasure
- Reserve Champion Senior Goat Showmanship
- Reserve Champion Wool Breed Ewe
Club Highlight - Explorers 4H
Explorers 4H keeps going and growing by engaging youth across Douglas and Sarpy county while helping school districts in STEM. STEM stands for Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
What has your club been up to? Email pictures and information to Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org
School Enrichment - Civic Engagement: Games for Change
6th - 8th Grades
Civic Engagement: Games for Change is an experiential learning experience to teach students about the three branches of government and their roles and functions, as well as the fourth branch, which is about the rights and responsibilities of individuals. The enrichment consists of four sessions. Each session includes the main content, an interactive online game called iCivics (e.g., Executive Command, Branches of Power, County Work) to reinforce the lesson, and a class discussion to reflect on what was learned. Students will also participate in an impact point challenge through which they can donate their game points to actual community organizations.
- Class Type: In person (virtual optional)
- Fee: FREE (Funded by a grant from USDA/CYFAR)
- Classroom Requirements: Laptops or iPads 6th - 8th Grades
- Software: iCivics (play online or free download: www.icivics.org)
- Teaching Time: 4 sessions, 45 minutes each
Learn more or sign up at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/school-enrichment-registration-form/?option=44
End of Year Banquet
When: October 18
Where: Sarpy County Fairgrounds
Join us for our annual event!
A light meal will be served. Special awards will be given and premium checks can be picked up.
Watch future newsletters for more information.
Pictured is our Best Dressed Chicken and her owner Violet Nuss.
Clover Kid Club
Parents and children ages 5-7 are invited to be a part of the Douglas-Sarpy 4-H Clover Kid Program.
Clover Kid Dates: Nov. 8, Dec. 6, Jan 10, Feb 7, March 7, April 4, and May 2.
Time: 6-7 pm
Where: Nebraska Extension Douglas-Sarpy Counties; 8015 West Center Road, Omaha.
There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to preregister with Rachel at email@example.com.
4-H State Rodeo
Saturday, October 8th, 2022
Lancaster Event Center- Lincoln, NE
Deadline for Entries, Horse ID forms, & Advancement Levels = SEPTEMBER 16TH
Entries are done online
Horse ID forms should be handed into county offices by September 16th.
Advancement levels will be checked after registration, as we will send out a verification doc. for county offices to confirm!
Youth must submit a 4-H Horse ID Form(s) and must have passed the corresponding Advancement Level in order to compete by the deadline SEPTEMBER 16TH
For more Information: https://4h.unl.edu/horse-rodeo