May Newsletter

Kimball-Banner County 4-H

Upcoming Dates

4-H Council Meeting Dates:

Monday, May 17th- Kimball 6 p.m. (Discussing Static Exhibits)

Monday, June 21st- Harrisburg 6 p.m. (Discussing Livestock/Animal Exhibits)

Monday, July 19th- Kimball 6 p.m. (Pre-Fair Update)


May Dates:

YQCA - May 22 - 3 pm to 4:30 pm Banner County Schools

Sheep and Goat Weigh Ins - May 25 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Fair Grounds

Edible Food Car Workshop - May 25 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 4H Building


June Dates:

Livestock Judging Competition - June 2 - 5:30 pm Fair Grounds

Rocketry Workshop - June 9 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 4H Building

County Speech Contest - June 9 - 5:30 pm 4H Building (Date Updated)

District Horse Show - June 14 - Scottsbluff, NE Saddle Club Scotsbluff District Horseshow 2021.pdf (unl.edu)

PASE/Life Challenges Competition Deadline - June 14 - Contact Extension Office if interested

State Public Speaking Competition Deadline - June 14 - Contact Extension Office if interested

Tinker CAD Workshop - June 15 - 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Extension Office

4H Enrollment Deadline - June 15 - 4hOnline.com

Animal ID Sheet Deadline - June 15 - Kimball Extension Office

State Fair Livestock Nomination Deadline - June 15 - https://4h.unl.edu/livestock/state-id

YQCA Deadline - June 15 - In-person or Online Course. If doing online course bring certificate to Extension Office for verification.


July Dates:

Entomology Workshop - July 8 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 4H Building

Presentation Contest - July 8 - 5:30 pm 4H Building

Drone Races - July 13 - 10 am to 12 pm 4H Building

Fair Pre-Entry Deadline - July 15 - Kimball Extension Office


August Dates:

Kimball-Banner County Fair - August 2 to 9

Nebraska State Fair - August 27 to September 6

Kimball/Banner County 2021 Fairbook

The 2021 Kimball/Banner County Fairbook is out! View the Fairbook online @ Kimball-Banner County Fair | Nebraska Extension (unl.edu)


Printed Copy - Back by popular demand, the 4-H Council will be supplying 1 Printed Version of the fair book to each 4H family, superintendent, and 4H Council member. There will also be a few copies made available at the Extension Office.


If you have any questions or concerns about the Fairbook please reach out to Nathan Rice @ nrice3@unl.edu

Summer Workshops

Kimball Workshops

I will be hosting 5 workshops this summer for Kimball and Banner County Youth. 4-H Membership is not required to participate in workshops, so bring your friends! Youth ages 8 to 18 are welcome to attend. I do ask that a parent accompany youth ages 8 to 10 to help with instructions/building.


Please register for the workshops @ https://forms.gle/QKLKZLLkPzot5L999

We will need at least 5 registrations per workshop to have them so recruit your friends and make sure they sign up!


May 25 - Edible Food Car Competition

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: 4-H Building

Cost: $5

Description: Students will work together to build a car made entirely out of food. Teams will then compete to see which car can travel the farthest. Throughout the process, they will learn about how to use the engineering design process to build better designs.


June 9 - Rocketry (Date Updated)

Time: 9:00 am to 1 pm

Location: 4-H Building

Cost: $15 or free if students bring there own rocket

Description: Students will build and decorate a model rocket that can be turned in as a Fair Project. At the end of the workshops we will have a launch party.


June 15 - Tinker CAD

Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Location: 4-H Building

Cost: Free

Description: Students will learn how to develop 3D designs using TinkerCAD. These designs can be 3D printed at the Kimball library and turned in as a Fair Project. No Prior knowledge is necessary. I will have a few laptops available but students are encouraged to bring their own.


July 8 - Entomology

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: 4-H Building

Cost: $10

Description: We will go over what entomology is and how to develop an insect collection. We will then go capture some insects and learn how to properly pin them. Entomology collections can be turned in as a Fair Project.


July 13 - Drone Races

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: 4-H Building

Cost: $5

Description: Students will learn about how drones fly and then compete in a drone flying obstacle course using the Tello Drone. We will also learn how to take pictures with drones which can be turned in to the photography section of Fair.