Washington County Weekly 4-H Update

July 16, 2021


  1. Washington County 4-H Calendar
  2. Rabbbit/Poultry Barn Set-Up Day
  3. 4-H Council Applications Now Being Accepted
  4. Contest Day - July 24th
  5. 2021 Washington County Fair
  6. Fairgrounds Clean-up Day
  7. WCF Sign-ups Are Open (Booth, Pizza Stand, Pancake Feed, Volunteers)
  8. 2021 Nebraska State Fair Entry Link is OPEN
  9. Video Companion Animal Showmanship Contest
  10. Rabbit Showmanship Resources
  11. Virtual and At-Home Learning Opportunities
  12. Other Statewide Events and Resources



July 21....................................................Pre-Fair Committee Meetings

July 24....................................................Washington County Fair Contest Day

July 25....................................................Washington County Fairgrounds Clean-up Day

July 30 - August 4, 2021........................2021 Washington County Fair

Washington County 4-H Calendar

Did you know that you can find the Washington County 4-H Calendar on our webpage? View just the month or download and print the whole program year!

Visit https://go.unl.edu/washingtoncounty4hcalendar to view. As dates/events continue to be added we will update the calendar. The webpage will show the most recent date that the program calendar was updated!

Rabbit/Poultry Barn

Rabbit/Poultry Barn Clean-up will be held Saturday, July 17, 9am until noon. All rabbit and poultry exhibitor families are encouraged to assist with cleaning and set-up of pens.

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4-H Council Applications Now Being Accepted

The purpose of the Washington County 4-H Council is to promote and to assist in the planning and execution of the 4-H program. Apply to serve in an integral role to the Washington County 4-H Program. For the 2021 election, there are two adult full term (3 year) positions open and 6 youth full term (1 year) positions open. Applications can be found by going to https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/washington/washington-county-4-h-council/. Applications are to be sent to WashingtonCounty4h@unl.edu no later than 5 PM on Friday, July 23rd. Online Ballots will be announced when available.

Contest Day | July 24th

Contest Day will be held on Saturday, July 24th at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Arlington. The letter and schedule for the day was sent out to all participants who were pre-entered by Thursday, July 8th. Visit https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/washington/washington-county-4-h-contests/ to find all information pertaining to Contests for the Washington County Fair Contest Day on July 24th.

Please Note: There will not be any food vendors on the grounds during Contest Day. Please plan accordingly.

2021 Washington County Fair - July 30 to August 4

At this time we are planning to proceed with a "pre-Covid" fair schedule - much like the 2019 schedule. Updates will be provided as necessary regarding any Covid restrictions.

We hope you will join 4-H now and enjoy "FAIR FUN IN 21"

Fairbooks are in!! You may pick yours up in our office (1 per family please). You may also find the 2021 Fairbook at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/washington/washington-county-4-h-fair-book/

Fairgrounds Clean-up Day

The Washington County Fairgrounds clean-up day will be Sunday, July 25th from 1-4pm

Please meet by the 4-H building - bring your gloves!

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2021 WCF 4-H Sign Ups Are Open

It takes several people to ensure that the 4-H portion of the Washington County Fair runs smoothly. Consider volunteering for one of the many opportunities available. Opportunities include; Static and Contest help, Pancake Feed help, Pizza Stand help or volunteer to lead the morning Meet Me at the Flagpole. All are good opportunities for both adults and youth to directly be involved at the fair and learn more about the 4-H Program by being at the forefront of a large event. Sign ups and more information can be found at https://go.unl.edu/wcfsignups

Questions can be directed to Jaki at jaki.zahourek@unl.edu or by calling the Extension Office by 402-426-9455.

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2021 Nebraska State Fair - Entry Link is OPEN

Entry link for the 2021 Nebraska State Fair is now OPEN! Please go to https://nebr.fairwire.com/ to the ShoWorks link to register nominated 4-H and FFA Livestock! State Fair Rules and Regulations and schedule can be found at https://www.statefair.org/competitions-participate/competitions/4-h-ffa-exhibitors.

Video Companion Animal Showmanship Contest

    • The Nebraska 4-H Video Companion Animal Showmanship Contest provides members an opportunity to showcase the knowledge and skills they have developed in their 4-H companion animal project. Entries are now open. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/companion-animal-showmanship-contest.

Rabbit Showmanship Resources

Did you miss the Rabbit Showmanship workshop held last spring? Here are

3 examples of Rabbit Showmanship to assist you.




Virtual & At-Home Educational Resources

Living Room Learning

Jump into the world of ART+ENTREPRENEURSHIP with the upcoming Living Room Learning+! This interactive virtual experience will engage youth in using the elements and principles of design to create artwork and tell a story. Participants will also meet two creative entrepreneurs who will share their own ART+ENTPRENREUERSHIP stories. This opportunity is free and open to all youth! Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/living-room-learning.

Photography Showcase

Calling all 4-H photographers! Submit your photos for a chance to be showcased by Nebraska 4-H! Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/photo-showcase.

Livestock Achievement Program

We’re excited to announce the NEW Livestock Achievement Program. This opportunity is design to promote all educational aspects of the 4-H livestock projects including selection, production, leadership, and exhibition by recognizing youth striving to improve in their livestock project knowledge and leadership. The program recognizes intermediate and senior Members of Excellence across all 4-H livestock project areas, including beef, sheep, meat goat, swine, dairy cattle, dairy goat, rabbit, and poultry. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/livestock-achievement-program.

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Washington County Extension | 4-H

Jaki Zahourek, 4-H Extension Assistant - jaki.zahourek@unl.edu

Mickayla Blender, 4-H Ext. Assistant - mblender2@unl.edu

Mary Larsen, 4-H Support Staff - mlarsen9@unl.edu