Lincoln Logan & McPherson 4-H News

May #2 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,

Summer is upon us! Many camps, animal progress shows, and workshops are being planned for this summer. Pay close attention to the flyers and details listed within this newsletter, as well as promoted on our 4-H Facebook page.

As we were getting ready to send this newsletter, I received an e-mail stating that the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) announced that the controlled movement order cancelling all poultry events due to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) that was issued on March 26, 2022, and extended on April 27, 2022, has been allowed to expire! Poultry owners are still asked to practice biosecurity measures for poultry events, but events are allowed to resume.

As always, feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns,

Miss Amber

In This Newsletter:

2022 County Fair Information

--Upcoming 4-H Dates

--2022 Special Garden Project - Rubenza Cosmos

--Fairbooks available in office and online

--Beef EID tags are now available

--2022 4-H Animal Nomination/Identification Requirement

--Animal Affidavits

--4-H Market Animal Production Class Information

--Important 4-H Reminders

--Lincoln, Logan, & McPherson County Enrollment Resources

--YQCA Training Information and Link

--Range Judging Clinic and Contest

--Best in the West Livestock Judging

2022 Show Flyers and Registration Forms

--Platte Valley 4 Paws Dog Show

--4-H Horse Show

--Summer Workshops

--6th Annual Agronomy Youth Field Day

Nebraska 4-H Events

--State Fair Animal Nomination

--PASE-Premier Animal Science Event

--Save the Dates

--Youth Leadership Conference

--Nebraska 4-H Summer Camps

4-H Member Spotlight

Calendar of Events:

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

5/23: Lincoln County 4-H Council Meeting; 7 p.m. Extension Office Meeting Room

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

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

6/6: Logan County 4-H Council Meeting; 6:45 pm at Fair Building

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

6/13: YQCA Training; 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m. Lincoln County Fairgrounds

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

6/24: State 4-H Public Speaking Contest

6/29: McPherson County 4-H Council; Fair Building

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

7/16-7/17: Lincoln County Fair-4-H Horse Show

7/18-7/24: 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

2022 County Fair Information

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2022 Special Garden Project - Rubenza Cosmos

For youth participating in the Special Garden Project, the seeds were mailed out to those who were enrolled in the project by the deadline. We are at the time frame where youth should be planting (or preparing to plant) the Special Garden Project seeds.

Resources like the growing newsletter and evaluation can be found at: Please have youth complete the Special Garden Project evaluation. This should be filled out on how the experience went for the youth (both good and bad) and what they learned as a result of the project

2022 Lincoln, Logan, & McPherson County Fairbook

  • The 2022 Fairbooks have arrived!!
  • Enrolled members may stop in and get their copy today. Please limit 1 fairbook per family.
  • Click on the button below to view the online version of the fairbook with a clickable index to take you to a specific section or page.
  • Please note: the grey highlighted areas are changes/additions for 2022.

Beef EID Tags Arrived!!

We received the Beef EID tags. We have Beef and Swine EID tags available for sale at the Extension Office for $3 each.
Click here for Animal Affidavits

Print your ID sheets! Deadline to be turned in to the Extension Office is June 15, 2022 by 5 p.m.

4-H Market Animal Production Classes

The purpose of 4-H record keeping is to teach youth how to keep records, which is an important life skill. Record keeping is an ongoing process that does not end when 4-H ends. It teaches youth how to set goals, how to make plans for action, and the end result.

You may enter 1 market animal per species in a production class. The specific animal must be selected at pre-fair entry. The production champion, per species, will be the youth with the highest total score from the live show, rate of gain and record book. Record books will need be turned in by September 15th.

Refer to the Fairbook on page 9 for more information on Production Classes or click here:

Attention all Lincoln, Logan, & McPherson County 4-Hers!!!

  • Enrolling in 4-H Online is just the 1st step in your 4-H Journey! June 1st the ShoWorks website specific to each County will open for youth to select each individual class and exhibit for county fair.

  • The deadline for pre-fair entries is: July 1st at 5 p.m. for Lincoln County; July 15th at 5 p.m. for Logan and McPherson Counties.

  • The Statewide Deadline for 4-H enrollment is June 15th. We encourage early enrollment so important deadlines are not missed.

  • 2022 4-H T-shirts will be ordered this year for each 4-H youth enrolled thanks to our wonderful sponsors!! Please ensure youth are selecting the correct size for fair time when enrolling.

  • When enrolling in 4-H make sure to stop into the Extension Office and pick up your 4-H Yard Sign!

YQCA - Quality Assurance

****To receive credit for YQCA - Quality Assurance, youth must submit their YQCA Certificate to the Extension Office by June 15, 2022 5 p.m. The Extension staff does not have access to view completion of your YQCA training. To register visit:

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2022 Flyers and Registrations

Many counties are planning progress shows for this summer. We have a notebook in the office of all show flyers that we receive. Feel free to stop in anytime and check out the flyers!
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Nebraska 4-H Events

State Fair Animal Nomination

Online Nominations and payment for all beef, sheep, goat and swine are due before 11:59 p.m. CST on June 15th through the Show Stock Manager Website. The market animal DNA envelope and paper id sheets for all animals must be submitted to the Extension Office by 5 p.m. on June 15th.

Premier Animal Science Event (PASE)

The Premier Animal Science Event (PASE) will be held on Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23 on the UNL Campus. Contests available to enter are Meats Judging, Poultry Judging, Livestock Quiz Bowl, Livestock Skill-a-Thon, and Livestock Judging Contest. Youth must be ages 10-18 on January 1st of the current year in order to attend. Please contact Amber at 532-2683 or is you are interested in participating in any of these contests before June 1st!

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High School students (ages 14-18)! We are inviting you to join us for the Youth Leadership Conference, June 24026, 2021, at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey, NE. Learn more and register at by June 1st to claim your spot in this amazing experience. The cost for YLC will be $200. We’ll be taking advantage of some traditional camp activities while integrating leadership workshops, speakers, and an overall topic of mental wellness in leadership to bring together and develop the leaders of Nebraska 4-H!

2022 Nebraska 4-H Summer Camps!

Click on the picture to be taken to the camp website to register today!


We are spotlighting what some of our Lincoln-Logan-McPherson County 4-H'ers and volunteers 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


Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute

Congrats to our area 4-h youth selected to attend the 2022 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute!

Makenna Fisher

Emily Hansen

Citori Kramer

For more information visit: or check it out on Facebook at: