Washington County 4-H Update

March 17, 2022

WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN THIS WEEK'S 4-H UPDATE...


  1. Washington County 4-H Calendar
  2. 4-H Enrollment is Open!
  3. YQCA - NEW Version
  4. 4-H Kick-Off & Service Project Event
  5. Washington County Public Speaking Contest
  6. Washington County Poultry & Rabbit Clinic
  7. 4-H Spring Rabbit Show
  8. SOARS Dog Clinic #2
  9. Virtual Companion Animal Challenge Contest
  10. Week of the Volunteer - Lunch & Learn Series
  11. 2022 Nebraska State Fair
  12. Other Statewide Events and Resources


*NEW OR UPDATED INFORMATION IS BOLDED!

4-H CALENDAR

March 26..............................................4-H Horse Stampede

April 9...................................................4-H Kick-Off & Service Project Event

April 24.................................................County Public Speaking Contest

April 30.................................................Poultry & Rabbit Clinic

June 6-10.............................................District 4-H Horse Shows

June 15................................................Enrollment Deadline

June 22-23...........................................Premier Animal Science Event (PASE)

June 24................................................State Public Speaking Contest

July 11..................................................County Fair Pre-Entry Deadline

July 16..................................................Poultry & Rabbit Clean Up Day

July 23..................................................Contest Day - Washington County Fair

July 29 -August 3.................................Washington County Fair

August 26-September 5......................2022 Nebraska State Fair

S'more Schedule

Did you notice that we've switched up the S'more schedule? During winter months we'll be sending it a little less often. Watch for it twice a month until the "busy" season!
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4-H Enrollment is Open - ENROLL NOW!!

Enroll in 4-H for 2022 by June 15th if you plan to participate in the Washington County Fair.

You may add or drop projects until June 15th as well.


Go to v2.4honline.com to enroll or re-enroll in 4-H.

The enrollment program has been updated and the screens look a bit different but your previous information has been carried forward into this new version.


Need Help? Find step by step instructions on our website https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/washington/join-4-h/

or give us a call, we'll be happy to assist you 402.426.9455

YQCA Training - New Version

Youth exhibiting BEEF, DAIRY CATTLE, DAIRY GOAT, MEAT GOAT, HOG, SHEEP, POULTRY, and RABBITS at the Washington County Fair, Fremont 4-H Expo, and Nebraska State Fair are required to be YQCA certified by June 15 of the current year to be eligible to exhibit.

If you have completed your YQCA using the "old" version this year - that's great! - just be sure to download a copy of your certificate PRIOR TO MARCH 22. We will not be able to access the old version after March 22.

Information on the new version will be released soon - watch for an email next week!

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Public Speaking Contest

Washington County Poultry & Rabbit Clinic

Join 4-H Leaders - Robert Stoddard and Chelsea Lambert - at the Washington County Fairgrounds in the Poultry/Rabbit barn on Saturday, April 30, 10am-Noon to learn how to prepare and exhibit your poultry and rabbits.

Statewide Events Announcements

Up-to-date progress shows and statewide opportunities will be updated on our webpage under Statewide Events or can be found directly here.

2022 Spring Rabbit Show, Lancaster Event Center

The 4-H Spring Rabbit Show will be held Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds – Exhibit Hall, 84th & Havelock, Lincoln.

  • Registration 7:30–8:30 a.m.
  • Open to all youth ages 8–18, with a Clover Kids class for youth ages 5–7.
This is a great opportunity for youth to learn from other 4-H’ers about where to purchase a show-quality rabbit for a 4-H project, and to learn and practice showmanship. Rabbit Quiz and Breed Identification contests are free to enter! Show flyer can be found here. Questions? Contact Kate Pulec at kpulec3@unl.edu or 402-441-7180.

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SOARS Dog Clinic #2

Learn from experienced clinicians provided by Platte Valley Kennel Club! This workshop series will have a total of 3 to 4 sessions throughout the spring/ summer months (dates to come). Handlers will gain greater success in participating in each workshop as it provides action steps for youth to move forward and builds upon the skills learned from previous sessions. We do encourage others to join any of our workshops even if you cannot go to all of them.

Along with building skills with your dog(s), youth will also learn more about other events and organizations they can participate in to immerse themselves in dog related activities.

To register: https://go.unl.edu/soarreg2

Date: March 26th, 2022

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Address: Go Dogs

2338 N 83rd St Omaha, NE 68134

Registration fee: $25

Dog vaccination forms must be emailed prior to the workshop to Grace Kim

Please make checks payable to: UNL

Additional information provided in the registration link

For further questions about registration contact Grace Kim at: (402)472-6085 or grace.kim@unl.edu or workshop details, Gisele Olney at gcolney@aol.com

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Virtual Companion Animal Challenge

The 2022 4-H Companion Animal Challenge will be held virtually. Online entry forms are due by 5:00 PM on April 1st. Entry fees will be $5 per contest. T-shirts are available for $15 through the entry form.

More information can be found at: https://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/challenge

Watch this video for tips and suggestions for the Virtual Companion Animal Challenge Contest!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yjQ7sNpyuo

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Week of the Volunteer - Lunch & Learn Series

In celebration of the Week of the Volunteer, Nebraska 4-H will be hosting a live Lunch & Learn volunteer training series. Starting at noon CDT, each session will provide practical tips and information for volunteers and club leaders, followed by discussion and networking time. Find the full schedule, session descriptions, and registration at 4h.unl.edu/volunteer-lunch-learn

2022 Nebraska State Fair

As announced by the Nebraska State Fair, 4-H and FFA livestock shows will be held on separate weekends in 2022. While the final schedule is being determined, 4-H livestock shows will take place on Friday, August 26-Sunday, August 28 and FFA will take place on the second weekend.

Other Statewide Events and Resources

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Washington County Extension | 4-H

Tayler Wickham, Extension Educator - tayler.wickham@unl.edu

Mickayla Blender, 4-H Ext. Assistant - mblender2@unl.edu

Morgan Leefers, 4-H Ext. Assistant - morgan.leefers@unl.edu

Mary Larsen, 4-H Support Staff - mlarsen9@unl.edu