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

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To do that, text @mocofair to the number 81010!

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: Enrollment instructions for new families can be found here: 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 with any questions.

Enrollment and Fees are Due June 15, 2022

YQCA Certification - Deadline: June 15th!!!

As summer gets closer, so to does fair deadlines, including YQCA! If you were not able to participate in either of the in-person YQCA trainings offered this year, you must complete the online YQCA Certification in order to be able to show livestock or small animals at fair this summer.

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 or bring in a hard copy to the office.

2022 Fairbook is Ready!!!

The 2022 Fairbook is finally finished! You can find the online version by clicking the button below.

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

The pre-entry forms are available on the county website as well as in the office! Click on the button below to be directed to them!

Due Date: July 1, 2022 @ 11:59 PM (MST)

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Sheep/Goat Barn Sand Replacement

Date: June 11, 2022

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!

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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

The Special Garden Project is a way to offer 4-H members the chance to grow unusual and fun projects in their gardens. The 2022 Special Garden Project is focused on the tasty Rubenza Cosmos. The flowers of the Rubenza are unique, the petals change color as they age. Pollinators and beneficial insects are attracted to the blooms all summer long. These cosmos make great cut flowers. Be sure to enjoy a bouquet of Rubenza indoors.

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:

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Project Ideas

Use the Buttons Below for Animal Affidavits - Deadline: June 15th!!!

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Morrill County Extension Office

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Katlyn Rosas

4-H Assistant / Office Manager

Sarah Paisley

4-H Educator - Morrill/Garden Counties

Tammie Ostdiek

Extension Educator - Food, Nutrition, & Health