Saunders County 4-H Smore

August 3, 2018

In this week's Smore...

** Did you know that new items added are BOLDED?!?

  2. Ne State Fair Static Projects
  3. Static Project Acceptance
  4. Ne State Fair Discount Tickets
  5. Ne State Fair Entry Open
  6. Ne State Fair Volunteers needed
  7. Video Companion Animal Showmanship
  8. Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, & Events


We wanted to thank everyone for a great 2018 Saunders County Fair!

We would not be able to provide such great opportunities for our Saunders county youth without all the help of the superintedents, volunteers and families, so thank you! We have a passion for watching our youth grow and learn and the fair is just one of the many ways that we are able to offer them that chance.

Thank you to the Saunders County Ag Society for working so very hard to provide us beautiful facilities and ample opportunities. Remember, you can follow them (and thank them) on their Facebook page: Saunders County Fair

Selected for Nebraska State Fair Static Projects

You will be recieving a letter in the mail if you had a project selected for the Nebraska State Fair.

A copy of the letter can be found here

A list of the selected exhibits found here

* If you are missing a project on this list or one listed was not selected please let our office know by NOON on FRIDAY, AUGUST 10!


We will be accepting Nebraska State Fair Static Exhibits here at the Saunders County Extension office at the ARDC, on:

Monday, August 20 from 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Tuesday, August 21 beginning at 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon.

Nebraska State Fair Discount Tickets

Just a reminder that if you would like $5 state fair tickets that you can order through our office. We will take the ticket order forms until MONDAY, AUGUST 6! The tickets will need to be paid for at order drop off.

If you have any questions, feel free to email

Please note: If you are are registering for livestock or in person entries, you will have the opportunity to buy $5 online.

Link to Ticket Order Form

4H Shotgun Shooting

Female and Male Youth, grades 6 thru 12, interested in trapshooting are encouraged to contact Ashland Gun Club 4H. We are wanting to establish 5 person, Female and Male, Middle and Senior High School Teams for the 2018-2019 school year. No experience necessary! Hunter Safety Required!

For more information, please contact Ashland 4H: Email: Website:

Nebraska State Fair Livestock & In-person Contest Entry OPEN

4-H'ers planning to exhibit a live animal or participate in an in-person contest at the Nebraska State Fair must register State Fair 4-H Live Animal & In-Person Contest Registration. is where they can be made! Entries will be due by 5:00 P.M. on August 10, 2018!

This includes youth participating in any of the following shows or contests:

  • Beef
  • Sheep
  • Swine
  • Meat goats
  • Poultry
  • Rabbits
  • Dog
  • Dairy Judging Contest
  • Dog Skillathon
  • Livestock Premier Exhibitor
  • Presentations Contest
  • Public Speaking Contest
  • Fashion Show
  • Culinary Challenge Contest
  • Insect ID Contest
  • Tree ID Contest
  • Horticulture ID Contest
  • Weed & Grass ID Contest

Please see; a shortened URL for this link is

Nebraska State Fair Volunteers

We are again asking your assistance in recruiting 4-H volunteers for the 2018 Nebraska State Fair. Volunteers may sign up at by August 15, 2018. The web site will be closed at the end of the day on August 15. More information can be found at

Video Companion Animal Showmanship Contest

Youth will be judged on their showmanship presentation and animal knowledge. Open to youth over 10 as of January 1, 2018. Free registration. A video recording done by the county extension office will be submitted as the entry to be judged. Entries are now being accepted and will be accepted until August 10th at 5pm.

Information found at :

Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, and Events

Companion Animal Challenge, Horse Stampede, etc....

Saunders County Extension

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.