Washington County Weekly 4-H Update

December 23, 2021

WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN THIS WEEK'S 4-H UPDATE...


  1. Washington County 4-H Calendar
  2. Achievement Celebration - Pins & Certificates
  3. 4-H Winter Workshop
  4. 2022 Special Garden Project
  5. 4-H STEM Challenge - Galactic Quest Winter Workshop
  6. National Western Stock Show Catch-a-Calf Program
  7. Livestock Information Series
  8. 2022 UNL Chick Days
  9. Big Red Camps
  10. 2022 Nebraska State Fair
  11. Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Training
  12. Other Statewide Events and Resources


*NEW OR UPDATED INFORMATION IS BOLDED!

4-H CALENDAR

December 24......................................Office Closed - Christmas Holiday

December 27......................................4-H Winter Workshop

December 28......................................4-H Galactic Quest Winter Workshop

December 31......................................Office Closed - New Years Holiday

March 26..............................................4-H Horse Stampede

June 6-10.............................................District 4-H Horse Shows

June 15................................................Enrollment Deadline

June 22-23...........................................Premier Animal Science Event (PASE)

June 24................................................State Public Speaking Contest

August 26-September 5......................2022 Nebraska State Fair

Achievement Celebration Note

Certificates for the Clover Kid, First year, Fifth year and Tenth year members have been mailed out to 4-Hers who were unable to attend the celebration.

Due to mailing restrictions we did not mail the First, Fifth and Tenth year Pins. If you would like your Pin, we do have them here in the office for you to pick up.

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Register for the Winter Workshop at go.unl.edu/wcwinter
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2022 Special Garden Project

The 2022 Special Garden Project will be the Rubenza Cosmos, whose flower petals change color as they age. What is the Special Garden Project? This project gives youth the resources to try growing a new or unusual plant. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/sgp.

You may order seeds through our office, call 402-426-9455. Order deadline is February 28.

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4-H STEM Challenge - Galactic Quest Winter Workshop

Explore the mysteries of space exploration through fun, hands-on activities at our special Galactic Quest winter workshop! We’ll focus on the history of humans in space, the technology and resources needed for space missions, and the obstacles humans encounter in orbit.

Make plans to join us on either Dec. 28 or Jan. 4 from 1-4 pm at the Washington County Extension Office. This FREE workshop is open to all youth ages 8-14.

Sign up: https://go.unl.edu/vfmh

National Western Stock Show - Catch-a-Calf Program

The National Western Stock Show is around the corner. This programs is the best in the Nation for young people to participate.

The application process can be found at: https://nationalwestern.com/livestock-shows/catch-a-calf-program/

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Looking for help with your livestock project? The Nebraska 4-H Livestock Information Series provides resources for 4-H members, leaders, and parents looking to gain knowledge in various livestock-related topic areas. Resources include everything from videos and handouts to hands-on activities and lesson plans. Plus, new resources are still being added. Check it out at 4h.unl.edu/livestock-info-series.
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2022 UNL Chick Days

RSVP to spurdum2@unl.edu by March 20, 2022
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Mark your calendars! Big Red Camps will be held on June 12-17, 2022, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. More details will be coming soon!

2022 Nebraska State Fair

As announced by the Nebraska State Fair, 4-H and FFA livestock shows will be held on separate weekends in 2022. While the final schedule is being determined, 4-H livestock shows will take place on Friday, August 26-Sunday, August 28 and FFA will take place on the second weekend.

Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training

A Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop is scheduled for early February in Lincoln. It will be held February 5-6 at the Nebraska Game & Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. The deadline to register for the Lincoln session is January 26th. Find more information at https://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/4hstaff/13705/78715 or call our office at 402-426-9455

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Washington County Extension | 4-H

Tayler Wickham, Extension Educator - tayler.wickham@unl.edu

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

Morgan Leefers, 4-H Ext. Assistant - morgan.leefers@unl.edu

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