Saunders County 4-H Smore
July 16, 2018
In this week's Smore...
** Did you know that new items added are BOLDED?!?
- Extension Educator, Farewell!
- County Fair Office
- Check In Times - some new!
- SC Entry Tags & Exhibitor Numbers
- Large Static Items Warning
- NEW IN 2018 FOR LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS!
- Favorite Foods & Fashion Revue Letter
- New Speech Contest & Parli Procedure workshop
- 4-H Shotgun Shooting
- SCF Carnival Help Needed!!
- Ne State Fair Entry Open
- Ne State Fair Volunteers needed
- Message for State Horse Exhibitors
- Video Companion Animal Showmanship
- Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, & Events
Extension Educator, Farewell!
Hello Saunders County!
I wanted to let you all know that I have accepted a position with the New Mexico State Parks system, so I will be moving back to the desert on July 26th. (My last day with Saunders County will be July 25th). Thank you so much for the opportunity and privilege to serve as your 4-H Educator for these past two years. I am so very thankful for all the learning experiences and adventures I gained while working in this position. I will miss working with all of Saunders County and I wish the best for you in the years to come! I will also definitely miss the youth of Saunders County, and I know you will all succeed in life, no matter which paths you choose! Thanks again for making my last two years back in Nebraska so wonderful. Best wishes on all your future endeavors and continue to make the best better!
Good luck to you all at the county fair, and remember - “There is no magical show stick or lucky brush. What there is, is hard work, confidence, passion and a desire to succeed.” –Unknown
COUNTY FAIR OFFICE
We will at the Saunders County Fair Office beginning on Thursday, July 19 and will move back to our office on Monday, July 30.
During the fair our office phone number will be: 402-443-5822
Check In Times
Monday, July 24
Cats - Check In 8:30 A.M.
Tuesday, July 25
Halter Horses- Check in prior to 8:30 A.M.
Performance Horse - Check in prior to 9:30 A.M.
Poultry - Check In 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Rabbit - 4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. ** NEW IN 2018!!
Static Exhibits - Check In 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Goats - Check In 5:45 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Sheep - Check In 6:30 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.
Beef - Check In 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
8:00 P.M. - ALL EXHIBITS IN PLACE
Wednesday, July 26
Swine - Weigh In & Carcass Eval: 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
Weigh In ONLY: 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. ** NEW IN 2018!!
Dairy Cattle - Check In 10:00 A.M.
Saunders County 4-H Entry Tags & Exhibitor Numbers
or can be picked up at our office.
Youth Exhibitor numbers can be found here: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/saunders/2018%204Her%20listing.pdf
Large Static Item
NEW IN 2018 FOR LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS
Dairy Goat & Cattle Ring Set Up: Following Hay Hauling Contest
Lamb & Meat Goat Ring Set Up: Following Hay Hauling Contest
Beef Ring Set Up: Around 7:00 P.M.
Swine Ring Set Up: 30 minutes following Beef Show
4H Shotgun Shooting
Female and Male Youth, grades 6 thru 12, interested in trapshooting are encouraged to contact Ashland Gun Club 4H. We are wanting to establish 5 person, Female and Male, Middle and Senior High School Teams for the 2018-2019 school year. No experience necessary! Hunter Safety Required!
SAUNDERS COUNTY FAIR CARNIVAL HELP NEEDED!
As you know our Saunders County Fair runs on our very gracious volunteers.
If you appreciate our Saunders County Carnival being all locally owned and operated, THEY NEED YOUR HELP!
Nebraska State Fair Livestock & In-person Contest Entry OPEN
4-H'ers planning to exhibit a live animal or participate in an in-person contest at the Nebraska State Fair must register State Fair 4-H Live Animal & In-Person Contest Registration. Nebr.fairwire.com is where they can be made! Entries will be due by 5:00 P.M. on August 10, 2018!
This includes youth participating in any of the following shows or contests:
- Meat goats
- Dairy Judging Contest
- Dog Skillathon
- Livestock Premier Exhibitor
- Presentations Contest
- Public Speaking Contest
- Fashion Show
- Culinary Challenge Contest
- Insect ID Contest
- Tree ID Contest
- Horticulture ID Contest
- Weed & Grass ID Contest
Please see https://www.statefair.org/p/getinvolved/4h-ffa; a shortened URL for this link is http://go.unl.edu/sfentry.
Nebraska State Fair Volunteers
A Message for State Horse Exhibitors
Changes for 2018 Show:
Health requirements: a 14-day health certificate from July 15 (dated no earlier than July 2nd) and a proof of a negative coggins test will be required for the 2018 Fonner Park Show. Please bring copies that you will be required to leave at the check-in office. (We will not accept a picture on your phone and we do NOT have access to email at the check-in office, so make sure to print off copies that you can leave at check-in).
All horses will be ID’d before a youth can check-in. So, be aware that check-in will be a longer process and require your horses. All horses whether being shown or not will be required to have a 14-day health certificate and proof of negative coggins (dated within the last 12 months) to remain on the grounds throughout the expo. Horse check-in will take place under the overhang of the Thompson arena and will start at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 15th. All horses during check-in will need to be unsaddled with no blankets, wraps etc. during the check-in process. Please bring your horses health papers and horse ID form when you bring your horse up for check-in. If you are not coming in for the show until later in the week then please head to the Thompson office to get your horse checked-in before going up to the main show office to get your numbers and program.
Stall assignments are grouped by county. Please go to the following link to find the stall assignments for your county: https://4h.unl.edu/horse/state-expo/horse-show
We do not post patterns for state prior to the show. You can pick up a pattern book when you arrive at check-in.
You can find a show schedule at: https://4h.unl.edu/horse/state-expo/horse-show
Video Companion Animal Showmanship Contest
Youth will be judged on their showmanship presentation and animal knowledge. Open to youth over 10 as of January 1, 2018. Free registration. A video recording done by the county extension office will be submitted as the entry to be judged. Entries are now being accepted and will be accepted until August 10th at 5pm.
Information found at : https://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/showmanship-contest
Saunders County Extension
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 States Department of Agriculture.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.