Hall County 4-H Newsletter

August 2022

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In This Issue

  • State Fair Information, Entry & Contests
  • Hall County Fair Wrap-Up
  • Thank You to Our Sponsors
  • Volunteer & Special Award Winners
  • Senior Spotlight
  • Calendar
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State Fair Animal & Contest Entry

The 2022 Nebraska State Fair 4-H and FFA entry site is open and accepting entries! State Fair animal & contest entries must be made online in ShoWorks (statefair.org/competitions-participate/competitions/4-h-ffa-exhibitors) before 8 PM CST on August 10th. This entry process must be completed by the 4-H exhibitor (or their family). Fees must be paid using a debit/credit card. There are no other options for payment. State Fair rules & regulations can be found here: 4h.unl.edu/state-fair. Please review these thoroughly before arriving at State Fair.


State Fair Tickets

The Nebraska State Fair has advance ticket options available to the general public.

Check out: https://www.statefair.org/buy-tickets for additional details.

All advance ticket options are available now until 11:59PM on August 25th CT.

Note – All livestock exhibitors and in-person event exhibitors (contests, fashion show, presentations, and robotics showcase) will still be able to order discounted tickets when they enter in ShoWorks for State Fair. This process has not changed for those exhibitors coming to the fair.

Static Exhibits that Qualified for State Fair

*In order for your 4-H static exhibit to qualify for State Fair, it must have received a special State Fair ribbon, as well as a bright green sheet attached that explains the below State Fair drop off/pick up information.
  • Drop off your State Fair exhibits on the west end (SW door) of the 4-H/FFA Building, Tuesday August 23, 4-6 pm OR Wednesday August 24, 7:30-9:00 am. Exhibits will not be accepted after 9:00 am, Wednesday. *Make sure to have the appropriate forms (photo tags, recipes, home environment sheet, etc.) attached, as well as a label with the exhibitor’s name, 4-H age & county.
  • Horticulture & Floriculture exhibitors - Please call Crystal at the Extension office (or email) by Tuesday August 23 at Noon with the varieties & cultivars of vegetables/flowers that you will be bringing. Each exhibitor may bring up to TWO different types of vegetables (or flowers if those were picked for State Fair). If you have any questions, please call the office.
  • Pick up your exhibit(s) from the 4-H/FFA Building, Tuesday September 6, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. (Hall County staff will be in the main exhibit area, at the far west end of the building.) If you are unable to do this, please make arrangements with another 4-H family to help you.

Volunteer at the Nebraska State Fair!

You can help make the Nebraska State Fair a meaningful, positive, and memorable experience for our 4-H members. Volunteer with Nebraska 4-H at 4h.unl.edu/state-fair-volunteer.
Hall County Fair Wrap-Up section heading

Important Message for 4-H County Fair Participants!

Congratulations on a successful 2022 Hall County Fair!

Please remember to cash your Fair premium checks and send a thank-you to your trophy sponsors!

Check out our website for complete Hall County Fair Results & Photos: hall.unl.edu/hall-county-fair-information/

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Sponsor Recognition – Many businesses contribute to the success of the Fair and support 4-H members through trophies, donations and the livestock sale. Your thanks may make the difference of whether that business continues to support Hall County 4-H.

  • Hall County Farm Bureau (Attn: Shelly, 10287 S Locust, Doniphan NE 68832) – Livestock bedding
  • Hall County Agricultural Committee - Ag Appreciation meal, Livestock sale ad
  • Walmart North & South - Livestock sale ad
  • Grand Island Independent - Livestock sale ad
  • AGI, Dairy Queen (Capital Ave), Equitable Bank, Sam’s Club and Super Saver - Saturday 4-H Family luncheon
  • Pathway Bank – Wednesday evening supper
  • AKRS Equipment Company Inc. – Livestock sale meal
  • Chuck & Phil Wieck and staff – Livestock sale auctioneers
  • Chris Kotulak, Kiley Thompson and the Fonner Park Staff for all they do for 4-H
  • Hall County Fair Board for all their efforts for a successful Fair

A big thanks also goes out to all the businesses that sponsored the awards for the 2022 Hall County Fair and supported the 4-Her’s at the Livestock Sale! We appreciate their support. Remember to thank your trophy, award, and sale sponsors!

Volunteer Awards

Congrats to the following volunteers who were recognized at the Hall County Fair! Each year we recognize volunteers, 4-H supporters and/or companies or organizations who have provided outstanding leadership and volunteer service to 4-H, made a special contribution to our 4-H program, or provided a significant number of service hours. Our thanks to each of the award winners for their dedication to Hall County 4-H!

  • Meritorious Service—Carl Mettenbrink
  • Tribute to Leader Excellence—Matt & Becky Carmin
  • Heart of 4-H—Judi Harper
  • Outstanding 4-H Alumni—Crystal Beissenherz
  • Salute to Excellence Nominee (10+ years)—Denise Wiese
  • Salute to Excellence Nominee (less than 10 years)—Katie Eberl

Special 4-H Award Winners

  • Dolores Kruse Memorial Cash Award (Grand Champion Senior Clothing Construction)Kajetan Hubl
  • Western Edge Clothing Co - Silver Tray (Grand Champion Senior Model) - Jenna Rauert
  • Nova-Tech, Inc, Equine Veterinary Associates & Platte Valley Home Inspection (Horse High Point Buckles): Junior - Kalli Knuth; Intermediate - Cydnee DeLosh; Senior - Kaycee Tompkin
  • Alfred Turek Memorial Cash Award (Jr. Sheep Showman)Logan Olson
  • Mike & Karen Gruener Cash Award (Int. Sheep Showman) - Tyler Collins
  • Rudolph & Dolores Kruse Memorial Cash Award (Sr. Sheep Showman)Callie Collins
  • Laverne Moss Memorial Jacket (Sr. Beef Showman)Baylie Codner
  • PL Johnson Land & Cattle Cash Award (Supreme Champion Breeding Heifer) - Natalia Schultz
  • Bilslend Cattle Cash Award (Reserve Champion Breeding Heifer)Isabella Dettwiller
  • Rick Schultz Show Cattle Cash Award (Champion Bred & Owned Heifer)Isabella Dettwiller
  • Five Points Bank & Flagle Trucking (Round Robin Showmanship Buckle)Callie Collins
  • Herdsmanship (Club Awards): 1st-Two Rivers; 2nd-Trailblazers; 3rd-Doniphan Rustlers; 4th-Prairie Wranglers

Beef Carcass Contest Results

Congratulations to the Carcass Contest participants! Placings were determined based on the value of the packer price based on grid pricing. A complete list of results, as well as more information, can be found on our website: hall.unl.edu/hall-county-fair-information/.

  • Grand Champion Carcass Contest: Maddisyn Collins
  • Reserve Champion Carcass Contest: Haley Hansen

Cornhole Tournament Results

Congratulations to the winners of the 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament at the 2022 Hall County Fair! Thank you to AGI for sponsoring the gift cards and to all those who participated - it was lots of fun!!

Age Division 9-13:

  • 1st - "Donkeys", Lainey Paulk & Amaya Morgan
  • 2nd - Noah & Colton Krueger

Age Division 14-17:

  • 1st - "Stepbrothers", Grady Knuth & Spencer Scholz
  • 2nd - "Wiegerts", Tucker & Chase Wiegert

Age Division 18+:

  • 1st - "Oakley's True Parents", Taylor Lautenschlager & Tyler Collins
  • 2nd - "Oakley's Fan Club", Kiley & Bailey Codner
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Dylan Hassett has been active in Hall County 4-H, showing horses since she was 8 years old. She has also competed at the State Horse Show every year since she was 12. "4-H has made a huge impact on the woman I am today because it has shown me what hard work takes to achieve your goals." Dylan plans on attending William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri to study general equine sciences, with the hopes of running her own facility some day.

2022 Calendar - Upcoming Events

  • August 10 - Entry deadline for 4-H livestock, dog & in-person contests at the Nebraska State Fair.

  • August 23 - Drop off State Fair static exhibits, 4-6 pm at the west end of the 4-H/FFA building.

  • August 24 - Drop off State Fair static exhibits, 7:30-9 am at the west end of the 4-H/FFA building.

  • August 26 - September 5 - Nebraska State Fair

  • September 6 - Pick up State Fair static exhibits, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, west end of the 4-H/FFA building.

Have a Great School Year!