Morrill County 4-H Update
May / June 2022
Events & Deadlines
May 1 - Swine/Sheep/Goat Weigh-In @ Fairgrounds (3:00-5:00 PM)
May 6 - 4-H Horse ID Forms Deadline
May 9 - District/State Horse Show Registration Deadline (Extended)
May 17 - Extension Board Meeting @ Extension Office (7:00 PM)
May 18 - 4-H Council Meeting @ Extension Office (6:30 PM)
May 24 - Garden & Morrill County Speech Contest @ 6:00 PM
May 27 - Design Camp Registration Deadline
June 1-2 - LOG N Camp @ State 4-H Camp
June 6 - 4-H District Horse Show @ Chadron
June 9-11 - 4-H Horse Camp @ Fort Robinson
June 11 - Sheep/Goat Barn Sand Replacement @ Fairgrounds (9:00 AM)
June 15 - 4-H Enrollment Deadline
June 15 - YQCA Training Certificate Due
June 15 - Animal ID Sheets Due
June 15 - State Fair Livestock Nominations Due
July 1 - Fair Pre-Entry Forms Due
July 16-23 - Morrill County Fair
4-H Enrollment - Deadline: June 15th!!!
It’s time to get enrolled in 4-H for the 2022 4-H year! Nebraska 4-H has transitioned to 4honline 2.0. To enroll, click on the button below.
For returning families, please do not create a new account; rather use your log-in credentials for 4honline used in previous years. Instructions can be found here: https://4h.unl.edu/enroll/returning-member. Enrollment instructions for new families can be found here: https://4h.unl.edu/enroll/new-member. Please note the enrollment fee for Morrill county is $5 per 4-H member/ $0 for Clover Kid member and is paid either online or at our office.
Please contact Katlyn at (308) 262-1022 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Enrollment and Fees are Due June 15, 2022
YQCA Certification - Deadline: June 15th!!!
Click on the button below to get to the YQCA website, and complete the online certification. Once you have completed it, make sure to get a copy of your certificate to the Extension Office! You may either send a digital copy to email@example.com or bring in a hard copy to the office.
2022 Fairbook is Ready!!!
If you are interested in purchasing a hard copy, call the office at (308) 262-1022 to let us know to make a copy for you! Each book is $5.
There are quite a few changes, so make sure to take a look!
Pre-Fair Entry Forms - Due July 1st
Due Date: July 1, 2022 @ 11:59 PM (MST)
Sheep/Goat Barn Sand Replacement
Time: 9:00 AM
Where: Morrill County Fairgrounds, Bridgeport, NE
It's time to replace the sand in the sheep/goat barn! We will be starting at 9:00 AM, Saturday, June 11th. The larger equipment is taken care of, but we do need some shovels and rakes to help smooth the sand out.
The more help that we get, the faster we will be able to finish, so please come help if you're available!
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) - update
The controlled movement order that prohibits birds of any type at events including but not limited to fairs, expositions, swap meets, exotic sales and live bird auctions that NDA issued on March 26, 2022, that was set to expire on April 30, 2022, will now be extended through 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2022. The order will be reevaluated again at that time. We will keep you updated on poultry at the county fair.
HPAI is a highly contagious virus that spreads easily among birds through nasal and eye secretions, as well as manure. The virus can be spread in various ways from flock to flock, including by wild birds, through contact with infected poultry, by equipment, and on the clothing and shoes of caretakers. Wild birds can carry the virus without becoming sick, while domesticated birds can become very sick.
NDA is encouraging bird owners to prevent contact between their birds and wildlife and to practice strict biosecurity measures.
Special Gardening Project - Rubenza Cosmos
Seeds have been ordered and are available at the office. Contact the office at (308) 262-1022 if planning on entering the Special Garden Project this year! For more information, go to: https://4h.unl.edu/special-garden-project