Dodge County 4-H Blast

March 18, 2016

~~Dodge County 4-H News~~

Market Beef Identification - Deadline April 15

  • DNA envelopes and the Nebraska 4-H and FFA Market Beef Ownership Affidavits are due by APRIL 15 AT 5:00 p.m. to the Nebraska Extension Office in Dodge County, Fremont.
  • Any 4-H livestock identified AFTER the APRIL 15 DEADLINE DATE will be INELIGIBLE to exhibit in the 2016 livestock shows (Fremont 4-H Fair, Dodge County Fair, Nebraska State Fair, and AKSARBEN 4-H Stock Show). NO EXCEPTIONS!
2016 Online Enrollment

The process is the same as last year for members. NEW: 4-H leader enrollment will be completed using the online system. ENROLLMENT DEADLINE. June 15, 2016 We encourage you to enroll by May 1 so not to miss out on important 4-H updates and dates.

Harlem Globtrotters Reduced Tickets available to 4-H families

4-H Communication Request

* Starting in May the newsletter will no longer be mailed out. If you would like a hard copy mailed to you please mark mail as your preferred form of communication.

~~Nebraska 4-H News~~

2016 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute

See what It's Like to be an Animal Science Student!

The Animal Science Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be hosting an Animal Science Experience even on Monday, April 11th. This is a great opportunity for high school students to come and see what it is like to be an Animal Science student for a day on UNL's East Campus. They will have the opportunity to sit in on a lecture, do a hands-on lab with a faculty member, eat lunch in the union, and tour the facilities.

For more information, CLICK HERE! Click here to register!

Livestock & Small Animal Clinics, Workshops, and Programs

  • District Horse Show Dates and Locations
    • June 13th - Kearney
    • June 14th - Chadron
    • June 15th - McCook
    • June 16th - Leigh
    • June 17th - Bloomfield
    • June 21st - Lincoln
  • The 2016 Nebraska State Horse Show will be held on July 10-14 at Fonner Park in Grand Island, NE.


March is Bake & Take month, a time when wheat organizations encourage others to bake a wheat good and share it with family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and shut-ins. In honor of the month, the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) is again sponsoring recipe cards and stickers for any 4-H groups or other organizations that wish to participate. This year’s recipes include low-cal, fat free brownies and fudge cookie bars. Those interested in participating or who have questions can contact the NWB office at (402) 471-2358 There is no cost for the supplies, and no limit on the number that can be requested. If you wish to preview the recipes before requesting materials, you can find them listed on the NWB website.

4-H Club Grant Opportunity

Farm Credit Services of America has Grant Scholarships available to groups or organizations that are interested in doing community involvement programs or projects. They will award grants up $2,000 each for projects and organizations that make a positive, long-term impact in the areas of:

  • Agriculture Education
  • Young and Beginning Producers
  • Hunger and Nutrition
Grants will also be considered for disaster relief needs and essential services in rural agriculture communities. Applications must be completed online by March 31. For more information or to apply please visit the FCSAmerica website.