Thurston County 4-H News
Aug 25-Sept 4 - NEBRASKA STATE FAIR
Sept 4 - Office Closed - Labor Day
Sept 6 - State Fair Exhibits ready for pick up
Sept 11 - Joint 4-H Council Meeting @ Pender (7 pm)
Sept 27 - 4-H Career Portfolios DUE @ Extension Office
Sept 28-Oct 1 - AKSARBEN Stock Show
Oct 1-7 - National 4-H Week
Oct 4 - National Youth Science Day
Oct 9 - Office Closed - Columbus Day
Oct 15 - Thurston County Achievement Banquet @ Pender Fire Hall
Nov 10 - Office Closed - Veteran's Day Observed
Nov 13 - Thurston 4-H Council
Nov 23-25 - Office Closed - Thanksgiving Holiday
Need to Know
Busy Programming - Out of the Office
Days we know that we'll both be out of the office are:
- Sept 18 - all day
- Sept 25 - all day
- Oct 6 - all day
Nebraska 4-H/Nebraska FFA License Plate
State Fair Info
Conservation & Wildlife - Ross Tremayne (1 Blue)
Veterinary Science - Lauren Ahlers (1 Blue)
Photography - Alexis Bodlak (1 Blue), Ashley Ostrand (1 Blue, 1 Purple)
Home Environment - Lauren Ahlers (1 Red), Ty Hermelbracht (2 Red), Kellie Kampa (1 Blue)
Human Development - Lauren Ahlers (1 Red, 1 White), Alexis Bodlak (1 Purple)
Clothing - Erika Paeper (1 Blue), Haeden Paeper (1 Red)
Foods Preservation - Dylan Mahaney (1 Blue), Haeden Paeper (1 Blue), Nate Sanderson (1 Red)
Foods - Dylan Mahaney (1 Purple)
Safety - Erika Paeper (1 Blue)
Entrepreneurship - Caleb Kelly (1 Blue, 1 Purple)
Floriculture - Ashley Ostrand (1 Purple)
Horticulture - Dylan Mahaney (1 Red, 3 Purple), Ashley Ostrand (1 Red), Haeden Paeper (1 Blue)
Weed Science - Dylan Mahaney (1 Purple)
Section 1: Project Accomplishments
Section 2: 4-H Leadership, Community Service, Volunteer, etc.
Section 3: Non 4-H Experiences
Section 4: 4-H Curriculum Story
Section 5: Support Materials
The Career Portfolio can be a valuable tool for 4-Hers as they prepare to graduate, apply for scholarships, and enter the working world. Please call the Extension Office for assistance and refer to the mailing that was sent out earlier that had more information. We encourage everyone to complete their 4-H Career Portfolio. DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 27, due to the Extension Office.
National 4-H Week
Here are a few ideas to try this year to promote 4-H.
- Ask local businesses to put a message about 4-H on their sign.
- Designate a "4-H Day" during 4-H Week and ask all 4-H members to wear their 4-H t-shirts to school.
- Furnish cooks for 4-H Open House as a local business or in conjunction with a community activity. Make sure your 4-H club has a sign there so you get the publicity.
- Make 4-H bookmarks and distribute them to school and public libraries during 4-H week.
- Plan an anniversary party for your club. Invite former members and leaders.
- Put a "Happy" ad in local papers during 4-H Week.
- Fly a 4-H flag in the town Square.
- The ideas are endless.
Diamond Clover Program
Consumer & Family Sciences
State Food Preservation Exhibits NOW
Nebraska 4-H Foundation Scholarships 2017
All scholarship applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Scholarships Available:
- Tom Holman Scholarship (due September 23)
More information can be found at http://ne4hfoundation.org/recognition/.
Ak-Sar-Ben Moving to State Fairgrounds in Grand Island
AKSARBEN says they will move the classic 4-H livestock show to Grand Island in order to have more space to grow the 89-year-old event.
This year, it will be held September 28 through October 1 at Fonner Park in Grand Island, in the facilities built for the Nebraska State Fair.