Jefferson County 4-H

November 2019

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University of Nebraska is Celebrating 150 Years!

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Newsletter Contents

  • 4-H Highlights!
  • Upcoming Workshops, Contests & Events
  • Animal Information
  • Special Opportunities
  • Calendar of Events

4-H Highlights!

Congratulations

Congratulations to Hayden and her husband Kolt on the birth of their son, Kutter Deen Nutsch. Kutter was born on August 3, 2019 weighing 9 pounds 5 oz and 19" long and a full head of hair!

4-H Online Enrollment is Open Now

Enrollment is open for 2019-2020 Jefferson County 4-H. NOTE AGE CHANGE: All 4-H youth (ages 8-18) as of January 1, 2019 are required to enroll online every year. Enrollment deadline is APRIL 1. We encourage all members to enroll using a computer and not your mobile device. Enrollment instructions for new members can be found at the Extension Office or online at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/jefferson/4-Hforms/ Call the office 402-729-3487 with any enrollment questions.


4-H Online Enrollment Link: https://ne.4honline.com/Login.aspx?403D4050364539525371705375593D


New 4-H Member Enrollment Instructions Link: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/jefferson/Steps%20to%20Enroll%20New%20Member.pdf


Re-Enrollment Instructions Link: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/jefferson/Reenrollment%20Returning%20Members.pdf

Clover Kids Enrollment Online

4-H enrollment is required for Clover Kids (ages 5-7) online at ne.4honline.com. Enrollment deadline is April 1. Youth should select "Clover Kids" as their club and must select at least one Clover Kid project to complete enrollment. Selection of multiple projects online is not required to exhibit multiple projects at the county fair.


Enrollment Link:

https://ne.4honline.com/Login.aspx?403D4050364539525371705375593D

4-H Club Year End Treasurers Reports Due!

Organizational leaders and club treasurers, please remember that the 2019 Club Treasurer’s Report is due January 15th. The form is required to be completed even if you have a zero balance all year. If you have any questions please contact the Extension Office 402-729-3487.

Diamond Clover Program

The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover program encourages 4-H youth to engage in a variety of programs, projects, and activities that will enable youth to acquire skills and abilities that will prepare them for success in the future.


The program consists of six levels that require a young person to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. For each level, the Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover program provides a list of accomplishments from which 4-H youth choose their goals. The accomplishments increase in quantity and difficulty for each level. At the beginning of the 4-H year, participants plan what to accomplish and at the end of the 4-H year, they report on their completed accomplishments. Successful completion of a level's Plan & Report form results in a 4-H youth earning that level of the Diamond Clover program.


Diamond Clover Forms can be downloaded at http://4h.unl.edu/diamondclover. Forms are due to the Extension Office April 1, 2020.

4-H Discover Washington Trip Interest Form

We are requesting that 4-H families complete this form to serve as a planning tool for the Saline, Gage and Jefferson county 4-H Discover Washington trip. Please specify an approximate date your child(ren) may be interested in attending the 4-H Discover Washington trip. Completing the form and giving us an approximate date does in no way obligate them to attend a trip. We are wanting to use the information in planning future trips.


Please fill out the form here:

Animal Information

Horse Advancement Level Testing

Winter months are a great time to work on Horse Advancement Levels. Information and study materials are found in the Horse Project Member Manual and Advancement Level Manual at the Extension Office. We also have the Nebraska 4-H Horse Show & Judging Guide available.


Website: https://4h.unl.edu/horse/advancement

4-H Cat Club

A message for all cat interested youth:

Do you like cats? What about learning how to care for or show them? Maybe you have heard about the 4-H Cat Club in the past and wanted to join, but couldn't make the monthly meetings.

Do we have good news for you, or what? We are pleased to introduce this year's self-paced Cat Club! No more being bummed that you missed the hour long meeting every second Thursday. You will now have access to monthly lessons and activities that you can complete on your own time. The first lesson can be found here on September 5th: https://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/cat-club

If you are interested, please stay tuned and register today!

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Special Opportunties

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Martha & Don Romeo Scholarship - Due December 2!!

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. This Scholarship is awarded during the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers Convention which will be held in Kearney, Nebraska.


All applications are due to the Nebraska Extension Office by December 2, 2019.

Call the Extension Office for more details at 402-729-3487. You can find the application form at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/jefferson/Martha%20%26%20Don%20Romeo%20Scholarship%20fillable.pdf.

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Workshop Ideas

We are looking for ideas for workshops in 2019 and 2020. We would like to hear ideas of what you would be willing to attend. We would also like to hear from you regarding what times would work best for most people, after school, 1⁄2 days when school is out, etc. Please contact the Extension Office 402-729-3487 and let us know what YOU are interested in.

Facebook

Just as a reminder, check out our Facebook page! The page name is "Jefferson County Extension & 4-H Youth Development". Along with our newsletter, we will be using this page to update our members about upcoming events, activities, and deadlines. We also hope to use this page to provide information about community outreach opportunities, scholarships, and research that is important to our followers. The staff will do our best to keep this updated and inform you all of what is going on at the office, Jefferson County, and in Nebraska.

Calendar of Events

November

11 - Veterans Day, Office Closed

28 - Thanksgiving, Office Closed

29 - Office Closed


December

24 - Christmas Eve, Office Closed

25 - Christmas, Office Closed

30 - QA training in Wilber

31 - QA training in Fairbury


January

3 - Cooking Workshop, Jefferson Community Health & Life, Fairbury

Nebraska 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 Sates Department of Agriculture.


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


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