Washington County Weekly 4-H Update

August 13, 2021


  1. Washington County 4-H Calendar
  3. 2021 WCF Photos
  4. Goodbye from Jaki
  5. State Fair Exhibits
  6. Video Companion Animal Showmanship Contest
  7. 4-H State Rodeo
  8. Virtual and At-Home Learning Opportunities
  9. Other Statewide Events and Resources
  10. Round Robin Showmanship



August 23.................................................State Fair Static Entries due in our office

August 27-September 6..........................Nebraska State Fair

October 9.................................................4-H State Rodeo

Washington County 4-H Calendar

Did you know that you can find the Washington County 4-H Calendar on our webpage? View just the month or download and print the whole program year!

Visit https://go.unl.edu/washingtoncounty4hcalendar to view. As dates/events continue to be added we will update the calendar. The webpage will show the most recent date that the program calendar was updated!

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Thank you to our Washington County 4-H Volunteers!

A big thank you goes out to all of our Washington County volunteers who fill countless roles each year at the Washington County Fair. Volunteers fill roles in many areas to help the 4-H portion of the fair run smoothly. THANK YOU to all of our livestock committee members, static and contest superintendent and volunteers, pizza stand managers and volunteers, Washington County 4-H Council members and all of the many other hats our volunteers fill in between. We truly could not do it without you and your commitment to making the best better each year for our Washington County youth!

2021 Washington County Fair Photos

You will find photos from the 2021 4-H shows on Flickr: @Washington County 4-H

Goodbye From Jaki

It is with bittersweetness that I share news that I will be leaving my position as a 4-H Extension Assistant with Nebraska Extension. I have received an opportunity to return and manage one of my family businesses and am very excited for this new adventure. My last day in Washington County will be Thursday, August 19th.

I am very grateful for the opportunity to have been able to work and get to know all of the 4-H members, families, volunteers and countless others during my time in Washington County. Thank you for welcoming me to Washington County and letting me be a part of your 4-H experience in many different facets. Washington County has a great group of young people who will continue to make the best better in all that they do.

The Washington County 4-H Staff and the Nebraska Extension in Washington County team are a fantastic group of individuals, you are in great hands. The 4-H Program here has a very bright future and I know will see many successes. I wish you all the best. Should you need or want to reach out to me following my last day you can contact me at zahourekjaki@gmail.com. Be well!

State Fair Exhibits

If you had a project selected for exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair you may drop it off here in our office on Monday, August 23 from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. OR Tuesday, August 24 from 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 pm.
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Video Companion Animal Showmanship Contest

    • The Nebraska 4-H Video Companion Animal Showmanship Contest provides members an opportunity to showcase the knowledge and skills they have developed in their 4-H companion animal project. Entries are now open. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/companion-animal-showmanship-contest.
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4-H State Rodeo

October 9th at the Lancaster Event Center

Find more information at: https://4h.unl.edu/horse-rodeo

Virtual & At-Home Educational Resources

Living Room Learning

Jump into the world of ART+ENTREPRENEURSHIP with the upcoming Living Room Learning+! This interactive virtual experience will engage youth in using the elements and principles of design to create artwork and tell a story. Participants will also meet two creative entrepreneurs who will share their own ART+ENTPRENREUERSHIP stories. This opportunity is free and open to all youth! Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/living-room-learning.

Photography Showcase

Calling all 4-H photographers! Submit your photos for a chance to be showcased by Nebraska 4-H! Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/photo-showcase.

Livestock Achievement Program

We’re excited to announce the NEW Livestock Achievement Program. This opportunity is design to promote all educational aspects of the 4-H livestock projects including selection, production, leadership, and exhibition by recognizing youth striving to improve in their livestock project knowledge and leadership. The program recognizes intermediate and senior Members of Excellence across all 4-H livestock project areas, including beef, sheep, meat goat, swine, dairy cattle, dairy goat, rabbit, and poultry. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/livestock-achievement-program.

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Round Robin Showmanship Results

Grand Champion - Kendra Loseke (Sheep Show Champion)

Reserve Champion - Tyler Thompson (Beef Show Champion)

Third Place - Walker Behnken (Dairy Show Champion)

Fourth Place - Ella Booth (Hog Show Champion)

Fifth Place - Austyn Flesner (Horse Show)

Sixth Place - Hailie Scroggins (Meat Goat Show)

Washington County Extension | 4-H

Jaki Zahourek, 4-H Extension Assistant - jaki.zahourek@unl.edu

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

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