York County 4-H Blast
September 7, 2017
Nebraska State Fair
State Fair Photos: If you have champion pictures from state fair, please submit them (with a caption) directly to the newspaper for publishing.
State Fair Exhibits are back in the office! Please stop in to pick them up before Thursday, September 14!
2017 AKSARBEN Stock Show
The 2017 AKSARBEN Entry process is open, entries will be accepted through August 31 at the published entry fee rates. Entries from midnight August 31 until midnight September 7 will be at 2 times the normal entry fee. Entries received September 8 through September 14 will be at 3 times the normal entry fee.
NO entries will be accepted after September 14.
The online entry process will require parent contact information and verification of 4-H member information. Payment will be processed via credit or debit card prior to leaving the entry page. Each family will be able to create a unique password to ensure security of information.
Complete login and entry instructions are be posted on the aksarbenstockshow.com website.
Other important dates to remember:
- August 31 - All entries for the AKSARBEN Stock Show are due online.
- September 14 - No entries accepted after this date.
- September 23-24 - AKSARBEN Horse Show in Grand Island, NE at Thompson Arena / NE State Fair Grounds.
- September 28-October 1 - AKSARBEN Stock Show in Grand Island, NE at Fonner Park / NE State Fair Grounds.
For any questions or assistance with the online, please contact Chyann Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, 402-554-9600 ext. 103.
4-H Robotics Informational Meeting
Monday, Sep. 11th, 5:30pm
2345 North Nebraska Avenue
Are you interested in joining First Lego League or First Lego League Junior? Come to an informational meeting on September 11th at 5:30 at the Extension Office. We will be discussing the options for having FLL Robotics teams in York County. Youth ages 6-14 can be involved.
4-H Award Applications
4-H Awards can be won at the local and state level through Career Portfolio completion and the Diamond Clover Program.
Career Portfolio Awards
The Career Portfolio is a record of your 4-H career. It includes a listing of your personal growth and leadership experiences related to the knowledge learned, skills gained and community service/volunteer activities experienced through 4-H. It should show a progression of all your years in 4-H.
Download your Portfolio at: http://4h.unl.edu/careerportfolio or visit the Extension Office for an electronic copy.
Diamond Clover Awards
This non-competitive program recognizes the accomplishments of 4-H members. It consists of six levels that require a 4-H member to plan and report age-appropriate accomplishments.
The 4-H member, parent, and 4-H leader sign off on their accomplishments and return the report to the Extension Office. The 4-H’er will then be awarded a Diamond Clover pin and certificate of completion for that level at the annual 4-H Achievement Night. Youth interested in participating in this program should stop by the Extension Office to pick up an application or download it from the following site: http://4h.unl.edu/diamond-clover
All award applications are due October 6.
Career Portfolio Online Workshop
Sunday, Sep. 24th, 5pm
This is an online event.
Log on to this online workshop to learn about the various award opportunities available, learn how to apply for them and begin filling out your Career Portfolio. Extension Staff will be available to assist you through this process.
To connect to the workshop from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://nebraskaextension.zoom.us/j/160585996
Contact Megan Burda if you have any questions.
York County Outstanding
4-H Member Scholarship
The 4-H Council Scholarship Program offers two types of scholarships to 4-H members each year. One of these is the Outstanding 4-H member scholarship that is based on the 4-H Member’s 4-H Career Portfolio and 4-H Awards Application for the year. 4-H members may only apply for this award in their senior year of high school.
Application requirements are a completed 4-H Career Portfolio and 4-H Curriculum Story as a part of their 4-H Awards Application, plus the one-page application sheet found on our website. Applications are due October 6, 2017.
Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship
Nebraska Association of Fair Managers
The Nebraska Association of Fair Managers will award a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H male and a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H female who are graduating seniors in the State of Nebraska and who plan to continue with post high school education. The scholarship will be awarded at the annual NAFM convention in January. Applications are Due December 1.
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.