Southern Plains 4H Newsletter
Serving Nuckolls and Thayer Counties - August 4, 2020
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County Fair Season 2020
Nuckolls County exhibitors, volunteers and families - thank you for all of your hard work and dedication that made Fair 2020 a success in spite of COVID-19 modifications!
THAYER COUNTY FAIR 2020
Want reminders and show programs sent directly to your cell phone via the Remind app? Follow the directions below!
THAYER COUNTY ONLY - Livestock Record Books
2020 Livestock Record Book:
2020 Livestock Rubric:
NUCKOLLS COUNTY 4-H AWARDS NIGHT RESULTS
Senior 4-H Members
Graduating senior 4-H members who have been in 4-H for six years or more earned a commemorative 4-H leather portfolio: Garrett Albrecht, Cody Buescher, Karigan Drudik, Hunter Healey, Isaac Meyer, Annie McCartney, and Joanie Schultz.
Buckles & Round Robin Awards
Junior High Point Buckle- Natalia Wehrman
Intermediate High Point Buckle- Hadley Ostdiek
Senior High Point Buckle- Sadie Rempel
High Overall Trail All Divisions Buckle- Sadie Rempel
Beef Champion Rate of Gain Buckle- Chase Ostdiek – with Steer Average Daily Gain of 5.259 lbs
Presentation of Supreme Market Animal Awards
Supreme Market Swine Jacket- Lauren Kohmetscher
Supreme Market Lamb Jacket - Cody Funk
Supreme Market Beef Jacket - Chase Ostdiek
Supreme Market Goat Jacket - Chasity Ostdiek
Champion Bucket Calf & 2nd Year Bucket Calf
Champion Bucket Calf Banner - Jasper Elledge
Champion 2nd Year Bucket Calf Banner - Kaliahna Cassell
Outstanding 4-H Leader
4-H Outstanding Leader - Duane Himmelberg
Friend of 4-H
2020 Friend of 4-H Award recipient- Michelle Kohmetscher
The Ideal Market award is a monetary award given by Ideal Market to the youth with the champion exhibit in all areas of the 4-H Program:
Champion Market Beef- Chase Ostdiek
Reserve Champion Market Beef- Riley Funk
Champion Breeding Beef- Collins Porter
Reserve Champion Breeding Beef- Chase Ostdiek
Champion Market Lamb- Cody Funk
Reserve Champion Market Lamb- Lauren Kohmetscher
Champion Breeding Sheep- Chasity Ostdiek
Reserve Champion Breeding Sheep- Chase Ostdiek
Champion Breeding Goat- Maya Estropia
Champion Market Goat- Chasity Ostdiek
Champion Market Hog- Lauren Kohmetscher
Reserve Champion Market Hog- Kylie Beard
Champion Western Horsemanship- Hadley Ostdiek
Champion Mare- Cody Buescher
Champion Gelding- Bayleigh Bohlen
Champion Companion Animal- Avery Ostdiek
Champion Dog- Sadie Rempel
Champion Poultry- Grayhm Beck
Champion Rabbit-Alanna Albrecht
Outstanding Construction- Preslea Adams
Champion Style Revue- Jaelyn Himmelberg
Champion Foods- Emily Watts
Champion Home Environment- Karigan Drudik
Champion Ag & Natural Resources- Wyatt Brockman
Champion Science, Technology, and Engineering-Keaton Mazour
Champion Horticulture- Trevon Watts
Champion Miscellaneous- Maddy Laughlin
Champion Photography-Cody Brockman
Mini rosette winners. These awards are given to the individual who brings the most high-quality exhibits in the static building:
Preslea Adams- Reserve Champion Jr. Foods
Cody Brockman-Champion Sr. Miscellaneous Project, Champion Sr. Science/Technology/Engineering
Wyatt Brockman-Champion Sr. Foods, Champion Sr. Home Environment, Reserve Champion Sr. Miscellaneous Project, Reserve Champion Sr. Science/Technology/Engineering
Karigan Drudik- Sr. Reserve Champion Home Environment
Addie Kohmetscher- Reserve Champion Jr. Clothing
Maddy Laughlin-Champion Jr. Home Environment, Reserve Champion Jr. Miscellaneous Project
Adriyanna Mazour-Reserve Champion Jr. Science/Technology/Engineering
Avery Ostdiek-Champion Jr. Miscellaneous Project
Kara Peters-Reserve Champion Jr. Home Environment
Sadie Rempel-Reserve Champion Sr. Clothing
Rowan Statz-Champion Jr. Clothing
Emily Watts-Reserve Champion Sr. Foods, Champion Sr. Clothing
Trevon Watts- Champion Jr. Foods, Champion Jr. Science/Technology/Engineering
Nuckolls County 4-H Ambassadors
Ambassadors are selected based upon their application, a resume of projects and community service, and two letters of recommendation. Ambassdors support 4-H programing in Nuckolls County and gain professional development skills. This year’s Nuckolls County Ambassadors are: Kylie Beard & Wyatt Brockman.
Mini Rosette Winners
These awards are given to the individual who brings the most high-quality exhibits in the static building. l-r: Addy Kohmetscher, Sadie Rempel, Emily Watts, Trevon Watts.
Outstanding 4-H Leader
Ideal Market Award Winners
Back row, l-r: Cody Buescher, Kylie Beard, Riley Funk, Sadie Rempel, Emily Watts. Middle row, l-r: Chase Ostdiek, Cody Funk, Lauren Kohmetscher, Hadley Ostdiek, Trevon Watts. Front row, l-r: Chasity Ostdiek and Bayleigh Bohlen.
Mini Rosette Winners
DOG & COMPANION ANIMAL OPPORTUNITIES
2020 4-H Dog Show October 3, 2020 at UNL Animal Science Complex
The 2020 4-H State Dog Show entry due date is coming up!
- State Dog Show Entry forms, Fees & Vaccination forms will be due to your County Extension office by the end of the day August 10th, 2020.
- It is up to the county office if they would like forms to be mailed or physically dropped off to the office or to have entries emailed to the office.
- Please have checks for the entry fees made out to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln or direct deposit into the Cost Object listed on the Summary Sheet.
- Counties should have all entries put into Showorks by August 17th, 2020
- Showorks URL to submit entries: https://nebdog.fairwire.com
- Counties need to mail the Summary Sheet, State Dog Show Entry form, & Vaccination forms to
University Nebraska-Lincoln C204g
Animal Science Lincoln, NE 68583-0908
By August 20th, 2020
The Summary Sheet will need to be printed and filled out by County Ext. when you mail in all your entries, fees, and vaccinations per exhibitor. Please put this sheet on top of all the paperwork.
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center Retiring
Nebraska 4-H will be retiring our site at the Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center near Gretna Effective August 1, 2020. This was an extremely difficult decision. We had to carefully assess the fiscal and programmatic structure of the site and how it aligned with camping trends as well as the local market.
We have enjoyed a long and successful partnership with Nebraska Game and Parks which we look forward to continuing in new and exciting ways. A summer residential program at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey will continue to be a flagship experience of our program and we will expanding our summer day camp model in the metro areas as well as providing school based programs, interactive virtual experiences, and do-at-home camping kits.
PLANT SCIENCE AND ENTOMOLOGY
Nebraska Grazing Conference - Aug. 11 and 12
4-H Calendar At a Glance
Mon. Aug. 10 8:00 PM - State Fair entries due. All live animal and contest entries must be completed only by 8:00 PM CST
Aug. 29-30- Nebraska State Fair 4-H contests and live animal shows
Aug. 31st @ Noon - Ak Sar Ben Entries Due
Sept. 24-27 - Aksarben Stock Show
Oct. 1 - Thayer County Record Book Deadline
Thurs. August 11 @ 7:30 pm
July 2020 minutes unavailable
Mon. Sept. 21, 2020 @ 8 pm
July minutes coming soon!