Lincoln Logan & McPherson 4-H News

April #1 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,

We are heading into a busy spring and summer here at the Extension Office. If you are interested in teaching and/or helping with a summer workshop (or you just have a great idea for a workshop) please reach out to me. I would love to hear what the 4-H families would like to see for workshops.

Many counties are planning progress shows for this summer. We have included the local shows in the newsletter, but also have a notebook in the office of all show flyers that we receive. Feel free to stop in anytime and check out the flyers!

Our 2022 fair book is currently at the printer!! You may view a PDF on our website. Please note: the grey highlighted areas are changes/additions for 2022.

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

Miss Amber

In This Newsletter:

April Birthdays

2022 Lincoln, Logan, McPherson County Fairbooks

Spring Workshop Flyers

McPherson County 4-H Council Meeting

Beef EID tags not currently available

Tom Hansen Memorial Scholarship

4-H Market Animal Production Classes

2022 County T-shirts sizes

4-H Enrollment-Yard sign

Lincoln, Logan, & McPherson County Enrollment Resources and Deadline

2021 Lincoln County Fair T-Shirts

Speech/Presentations/Music Contests

YQCA Training

2022 4-H Animal Nomination/Identification Requirements

2022 Show Flyers and Registration Forms

Showmanship Clinics - Rabbit and Poultry

Nebraska 4-H Events

Horse District/State Information

PASE-Premier Animal Science Event

Nebraska Equine Webinar Series-April

Livestock & Meats Judging Coaches Clinic

Save the Dates

Nebraska 4-H Summer Camps

Calendar of Events:

4/24: YQCA training; 2p.m.-4p.m. Lincoln County Fairgrounds

5/3: McPherson County 4-H Council Meeting; 6p.m.

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

6/12: 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

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

April Birthdays

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2022 Lincoln, Logan, & McPherson County Fairbooks

The 2022 Fairbooks have arrived!! Enrolled members may stop in and get their copy today. Please limit 1 fairbook per family.

Upcoming 4-H Workshops

2022 County Fair Information

McPherson County 4-H Council Meeting

The next McPherson County 4-H Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 3 at 6:00 pm at the fair building with officer elections. The 4-H Council is seeking volunteers to serve in this leadership role to work alongside the Extension Office in making decisions for the McPherson County 4-H program. If you are interested in joining the 4-H Council please plan to attend the May meeting, or e-mail

Beef EID Tags

Currently, we do not have any Beef EID tags available at the Extension Office. We will announce it on Facebook and in this Newsletter when they arrive. We did receive the Swine EID tags and have them available for sale at the Extension Office for $3 each.

Act Fast - 4-H Scholarship Opportunity - Deadline May 2nd!!

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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 for more information on Production Classes.

Attention all Lincoln, Logan and McPherson County 4-Hers

  • 2022 County Fair 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 that's available for new and returning members.

Enrollment Deadline April 15th!

2021 Lincoln County Fair T-Shirts

If you did not get your free Lincoln County Fair t-shirt for 2021, stop into the Extension Office and pick them up before June 1, 2022. We currently have most youth and adult sizes available. If you aren't sure if you did or didn't, call the Extension office at 308-532-2683 or email and we will check our list.

Speech/Presentations/ Music Contest

Lincoln County Speech/Presentations Contest: Sunday, May 1, 2:00 pm at the West Central Research Center

Registration due to the Extension Office by April 25th!

Lincoln County Music Contest: Thursday, July 7, 6:30 pm at MPCC South Campus Theater

Registration due via ShoWorks by July 1!

Fillable PDF entry forms can be found at:

YQCA - Quality Assurance

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2022 4-H State & County Animal Requirements

2022 Show Flyers and Registration

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Showmanship Clinics

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Nebraska 4-H Events

Horse District/State Information

If you are planning on competing at district and/or state horse shows this year, all horse ID’s must be received in our office, Online entries for DISTRICT/STATE must be submitted and paid for at, and your advancement levels must be completed all by 5:00 pm Friday, May 6th. Hippology and Horse Judging contest entries must be submitted to our office by 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!


Join us APRIL 11TH! 6-7pm CT at our Equine webinar series.

To register in advance for the webinar please go to:

The webinar will also be recorded if you cannot attend in person and you will be able to find it along with all the previous webinars at:

If you have participated and/or watched previous webinars please fill out a short survey so that we can better meet your needs in the future and provide a better experience.

2022 Livestock & Meats Judging Coaches Clinic

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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 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