Jefferson County 4-H

October 2019

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!

State Fair Exhibit Pick-Up

There are still a few State Fair static exhibits to pick-up at the Extension Office. We are not responsible for damages to items left in the office after September 11th at 5 pm, so please try to pick them up in a timely manner. Thanks!

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:

Upcoming Workshops, Contests and Events

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Achievement Award Applications/Career Portfolio Judges

Volunteers will be needed to read a neighboring county’s books sometime in October. If you are interested in helping, please call the Extension Office and offer your services. Benefits include: learning how other 4-H’ers fill-out their books, finding new ideas for projects and visiting with other 4-H volunteers about the recording process.

Red Wheel Fundraiser

We will begin selling Red Wheel the first week of October as a fund raiser for those 4-H’ers that are interested in going on the Washington D.C. 4-H trip. Order forms will be mailed out the first of the week, and selling for the entire month. Please contact the office if your child is interested in selling Red Wheel so we can mail you out a packet of information.

Orders are due in the office Friday, November 1st.

Delivery will be Saturday, November 23, (presorted) in Wilber at 8 a.m.

**If a county sells 250 items they will earn delivery to their office.

4-H’ers earn 40% of their proceeds which is then applied to their WDC trip costs.

Heavenly Dips Fundraiser Opportunity

There is a new fundraiser opportunity available for all 4-Her's interested in going on the Washington D.C. trip at some time in their 4-H career. Heavenly Dips will begin sales on October 3rd and go through November 1st. Please contact Darci if you would like a brochure and order form. Remember you can start fundraising for WDC focus trip and at any age. 4-H'ers earn 50% of their proceeds!
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Join Us to Celebrate National 4-H Week!

The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, when the 4-H community of over 6 million young people, 500,000 volunteers and 3,500 4-H professionals will celebrate America’s largest youth organization by showcasing the incredible work that they do each and every day to make a positive impact on those around them.

The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week, which takes place from October 6 – 12, is Inspire Kids to Do.


Monday, Oct. 7 - Wear your red 4-H t-shirt you received at the 2019 Jefferson County Fair!

Tuesday, Oct 8 - Share your story on social media! Use the hashtags #TrueLeaders #InspireKidstoDo and #National4HWeek. Share all your memories of 4-H.

Wednesday, Oct 9- Root beer float social held at the Extension office from 3-5 PM. All 4-H families, volunteers, and superintendents welcome!

Thursday, Oct 10- Community Involvement Day- Join us at Cedarwood Assisted Living in Fairbury for Bingo and games with the residents. We will start the games at 4 pm! Prizes will be given out!

Friday, October 11- Wear GREEN or any other 4-H t-shirt.

Animal Information

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:

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

Special Opportunties

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Workshop Ideas

We are looking for ideas for workshops in 2019. 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.


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


1 - 4-H Achievement Award Applications & Career Portfolios Due

1 - 4-H Senior Scholarship Applications Due

1 - Diamond Clover Award Forms Due

3 - Nov 1 - Red Wheel & Heavenly Dips Fundraiser

6 - 12 - National 4-H Week

9 - Root Beer Float Social, 3-5 pm, Extension Office

10 - Community Involvement Day at Cedarwood Assisted Living Game Time, 4-5 pm

25 - Cooking Workshop, Jefferson Community Health & Life, 10 am - 12:30 pm


1 - Red Wheel & Heavenly Dips Fundraisers due at Extension Office

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.

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