York County 4-H Blast

January 5, 2018

4-H Leader Training

Tuesday, Jan. 16th, 6:30-7:30pm

4-H Building

Ready for another fun-filled year of 4-H? The York County Extension Staff invite all area 4-H volunteers to attend an interactive training to kick-off the 2018 4-H program. This meeting will feature the roll out of the new 4-H Foods Curriculum, helpful hints for club organization and ideas for club activities. Attendance by at least one leader from each club is necessary. All 4-H parents are encouraged to attend, as information shared will be helpful in shaping each 4-H members’ plans for the year.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter

Nebraska's "Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter" is written by extension staff for 4-H volunteers during the months of January through July. It is packed with information and resources to educate, inform and motivate 4-H leaders, members, and families.

Click on the link below to view the January newsletter.

Crop Science Investigation (CSI)

Youth in York and surrounding counties interested in crops, plants, and science are welcome to attend CSI! We meet monthly and youth become detectives to solve a problem.

See the flyer below.

Next meeting is Jan. 22.

Monthly meeting dates and topics

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Scholarship season is in full swing. Click on this link for the latest information on local and state-wide scholarship opportunities: 4-H Scholarship Opportunities

Applications Due in February

York County 4-H Council Scholarship - Due February 15

Dorothy & Howard May Trust Scholarship - Due February 15

York Chamber of Commerce & York County Corn Growers Scholarship - Due February 17

Applications Due in March

York County Pork Producers Scholarship - Due March 1

NACEB Scholarship - Due March 15

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Volunteer Opportunities for FIRST LEGO League

Have you heard of FIRST LEGO League? FIRST LEGO League introduces students in Grades 4-8 to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FIRST LEGO League teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.

The FIRST LEGO League program is well underway for the 2017-2018 "HYDRO DYNAMICS” Season. In this season’s challenge, the human water cycle describes the ways people find, transport, use, and dispose of water in order to meet a specific need or desire.

For the Project teams will need to:

  • Identify a problem within the human water cycle.
  • Design a solution that makes this problem better.
  • Share the problem and solution with others.

So are you interested? Because we would love to have you volunteer for one of our events! More information can be found at https://4h.unl.edu/first-robotics/volunteer.

Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference

The annual Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will be held Feb. 22 – 23, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, Kearney, Neb.

The Women in Agriculture Conference is one of the longest-running women’s conferences of its kind in the country. The theme for this year’s conference is, “Growing our future, valuing our traditions.” Over 30 concurrent workshops will be hosted over the two-day event that focus on production risk, market risk, financial risk, human risk and legal risk.

Ten $62.50 scholarships (half registration fee) are available to Nebraska FFA, 4-H or Community College students. Students receiving a ½ scholarship are expected to pay the remainder of the registration cost during the registration period, or find a local sponsor.

Applicants will need to prepare a 3,000 character essay on "Why do you want to attend the Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference? How will you use the information in your future studies/career?"

TO APPLY CLICK HERE: https://ssp.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2gdxBcTI8sDQggB

Hotel rooms and additional travel expenses are not covered by these scholarships. The application is now open. Applications must be submitted online by midnight Friday January 19, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than January 26, 2018.

About Us

Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United States Department of Agriculture.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.