Washington County 4-H Update

April 8, 2016

Scholarships and 4-H Opportunities

Shooting Sports Certification Training

Nebraska Extension in Washington County is hosting the Nebraska State 4-H Shooting Sports Certification training on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, 2016. On Saturday, April 16, the teaching staff is asking for youth ages eight to 18 years old (on January 1, 2016) to help with the practicum for the new instructors. If you want to see what the 4-H Shooting Sports program really is, this is your opportunity. Not only will youth get to try the archery and rifle disciplines that the Washington County 4-H Program currently offers, but there will also be a shotgun session (shooting clays). Youth will need to report directly to the Rybin Building on the Washington County Fairgrounds by 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Upon arrival, the youth will be placed into groups and assigned to a discipline. The practicum will last until approximately 5:00 p.m.

Here is the schedule.

P.A.S.E. & Life Challenge

Premier Animal Science Events (PASE) is a two-day event designed to help you learn about issues related to the animal industry, explore career opportunities that are available, compete with other teens from across the state and have FUN! The event is sponsored by Nebraska 4-H, the College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Nebraska Investment Finance Authority. Opportunities at PASE include livestock, meats, and poultry judging contests, as well as livestock skill-a-thon and quiz bowl. Youth can participate in more than one contest or event as their schedule allows.


Life Challenge is a two-day event designed to help youth learn about issues related to Family and Consumer Sciences, explore career opportunities that are available, compete with other teens from across the state, and have fun! Opportunities at Life Challenge include family and consumer science team problem solving challenges, social activities, and campus tours. Youth can participate in any or all of these activities.


This year’s event will be held June 19-21 and the deadline to register through the Nebraska Extension Office in Washington County is JUNE 1. For a schedule of events, go to: http://4h.unl.edu/paseschedule & http://4h.unl.edu/lifechallengeschedule

4-H Shooting Sports Events

4-H Shooting Sports/Archery Contest* – 200 Indoor Shoot

20 yards – Ages 12-18 years old Jan. 1, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

Orion Archery Club, Blair


4-H Shooting Sports/Archery Contest* – 200 Indoor Shoot

10 yards – Ages 8-11 years old Jan. 1, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

Orion Archery Club, Blair


* In order to compete in the contests, new (to the Archery Club) 4-H members are required to have taken FOUR HOURS of practice and returning (in the Archery Club last year) 4-H members are required to have taken TWO HOURS of practice.

STATEWIDE 4-H ACTIVITIES

Livestock & Small Animal Clinics, Workshops, and Programs

  • District Horse Show Dates and Locations
    • June 13th - Kearney
    • June 14th - Chadron
    • June 15th - McCook
    • June 16th - Leigh - WASHINGTON COUNTY ASSIGNED
    • June 17th - Bloomfield
    • June 21st - Lincoln
  • The 2016 Nebraska State Horse Show will be held on July 10-14 at Fonner Park in Grand Island, NE.

2016 Horsemen's Update - May 13

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COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY!

The Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska was established to promote beef in a healthy diet, to

showcase rural Nebraska and to raise funding for healthcare research at the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at UNMC as well as local healthcare. The 18th Annual Cattlemen’s Ball will be held Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th 2016.


In order to put on such a successful event, volunteers are needed! A list of specific volunteer dates, times and opportunities can be found at www.cattlemensball.com, by clicking on the yellow “volunteers” button. This is a great opportunity to participate in some community service!

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