York County 4-H Blast

July 21, 2017

Bucket Calf Record Books Due Today!

Reminder: If you are showing a bucket calf at the fair your record book must be turned into the Extension Office by July 21st. Clover Kids will also need to turn in a record book, however, theirs is a little different. The record books can be found online or by calling the Extension Office.

4-H Family Meal

Wednesday, Aug. 2nd, 6-8pm

4-H Building on the Fairgrounds

Your family is invited to a 4-H meal on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the 4-H Building. Families can sit down and eat or grab and go. The meal is provided by our Diamond Level Sponsors: ADM, 3-D Supply, Western Edge and Janssen Ford. This is exclusively for 4-H families.

Animal Exercise Area During Fair

A reminder that if you are wanting to exercise your animals during the fair there are specific boundaries you need to be aware of. Please keep your animals to the North of the Mercantile building, East of Nebraska Avenue, and to the west side of the tie out corrals. You may not be in the camper area. There will be maps posted in the barns during fair. Fair Board and Nebraska Extension appreciate your cooperation in keeping the grounds clean and safe for everyone.

State Fair Entry Open

Online entry for contests and livestock is now open! Entries are due August 10.

The entry site can be found at the following link.

AKSARBEN Entry Process

The 2017 AKSARBEN Entry process will be an online entry process. The entry process opens Monday, July 24. Entries will be accepted through August 31 at the published entry fee rates. More information will be provided soon. Complete login and entry instructions will be posted on the aksarbenstockshow.com website

Discount State Fair Tickets

4-H families can purchase discounted tickets for the Nebraska State Fair through the York County Extension office. Orders must be in by Monday, August 7.

FYI, outside gate admission will be $12.00, with $5.00 days on Monday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 30. Tuesday, August 29 will be $2.00 gate admission and Thursday, August 31 will be $3.00 gate admission Children 6 to 12 will be $3.00 every day and children 5 and under will be free every day.

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4-H Clover Chase: A Nebraska 150 Event

Nebraska 4-H, in partnership with the Nebraska 4-H Foundation, is celebrating the Nebraska Statehood 150 with the 4-H Clover Chase!

Between March 1 - August 15, 2017, Nebraska 4-H will be hosting a photo scavenger hunt for all 4-H members. Using an app, participants will complete challenges and submit photo entries on social media using #NE4HChase. After submitting photos and earning 150 points, participants will be eligible to receive a commemorative water bottle from their local Nebraska Extension Office and will be entered into a drawing to win a drone with video capability. The Nebraska Extension Office with the highest percentage of participation wins a free National Youth Science Day kit!

Complete details about the 4-H Clover Chase can be found at http://4h.unl.edu/clover-chase. Celebrate Nebraska’s Statehood, and Nebraska 4-H, by participating in this fun-filled opportunity with your friends, club, or family!

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.

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