Saunders County 4-H Smore

January 19 , 2018

In this week's Smore...

  1. 2018 Internship Available!!
  2. SC Shooting Sports Practice
  3. Year End Treasurers Report
  4. Scrapie Tag Information
  5. SC Foundation Silent Auction Project
  6. SC Leader Banquet & Training
  7. SC Trap Shooting
  8. SC Beef Weigh Day
  9. 2018 District Horse Show
  10. Special Garden Project
  11. 2018 4-H Enrollment Open!
  12. Scholarships - SC 4-H Council & Livestock Assc.
  13. Spotlight on 4-H
  14. Spring Rabbit Show
  15. Vet Camp
  16. Free field trip & ticket to International Omaha
  17. PASE/ Life Challenge Youth Advisory Board
  18. Power of Wind & Water Art Show
  19. Aksarben Scholarship
  20. 7th Annual Innovative Youth Corn Challenge
  21. Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, & Events
  22. Calendar of Events

2018 Saunders County Summer Internship Available

Information can be found here:

Applications due by February 15, 2018!

Saunders County Shooting Sports

Practice Mondays in February from 6 pm - 8 pm at the Saunders County Fairgrounds.

Club Year End Treasurer's Report

Form can be found here:

Due back to Saunders County Extension Office by January 31, 2018!

Scrapie Tag Information

Information on How and where to get scrapies tags!

Saunders County Foundation Silent Auction Project

2018's project will be "Pallet Projects" It's open to anything made using pallets or parts of pallets, indoors or outdoors, small or large. Examples would be benches, pots for outdoor landscapres, wall decor, shelves, etc.. Imagination is welcome!

Saunders County Leader Banquet & Training

Sunday, Feb. 11th, 2pm

ARDC, County Road G, Mead, NE, United States

Come join us for some training, some tips, your leader packets and snacks! It'll be similar to usual but with a few new things!

Saunders County Trapshooting

Any youth grades 6-12 that are interested in Trapshooting are welcome contact Ashland 4H Gun Club for details. Season is January - May with competitions March -May. We meet at the Ashland Gun Club 3.5 miles N of Ashland, NE. Season kickoff meeting is 1/13/18.

Please contact us at:

Saunders County Weigh Day

Sunday, March 11th, 2-4pm

636 East 1st Street

Wahoo, NE

2018 Weigh day for Market Beef animals.

2018 District Horse Show

    • July 15-19, 2018 @ Fonner Park, Grand Island

2018 Special Garden Project

2018 Special Garden Project information now available! More information and sign up instructions are found here:


2018 4-H Enrollment NOW OPEN!!

Deadline for 2018 4-H Enrollment will be June 15. 2018! But the sooner you sign up, the more likely you are to not miss something

Available Scholarships!

Including Saunders County 4-H Council & Saunders County Livestock Assc. Scholarship! DUE MARCH 1, 2018!

Spotlight on 4-H

This is a monthly newsletter put together by 4-H staff state wide with ideas, advice, clarification and articles on different 4-H and club activities and programs.

Spring Rabbit Show

Where: Lancaster Event Center

When: March 17, 9:00 AM

More information:

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Free field trips to the International Omaha!!

Your group will have the unique opportunity of witnessing these magnificent animals and expert riders in action as well as participating in an extensive offering of equine educational exhibits. The Horse Discovery Zone is specially designed to engage and allow students the opportunity to learn about horse biology, nutrition, the history of the horse, careers in the equine industry, and more! *New this Year* Students will receive a voucher to allow free entry to any event for up to six family members or friends.

  • FREE ADMISSION - Thanks to generous donors we are able to offer these field trips free of charge.
  • EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY BOOK - Teachers and group leaders receive an educational activity book for all participating students in advance to help prepare students for the field trip. Within each activity book is a voucher that is good for six (6) any session tickets, so the student’s whole family can attend a ticketed event!
  • FREE BUS TRANSPORTATION – Schools and organizations will be reimbursed for the cost of bus transportation up to $140/bus for a 3-hour minimum (Special exceptions may be made with prior authorization). Schools are responsible for booking their own transportation and submitting the invoice after the event.
    • Omaha Public Schools: Please submit invoices to: Omaha Public Schools Foundation, Attn: Toba Cohen Dunning, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131. All other schools and organizations: Please submit invoices to the Omaha Equestrian Foundation, Attn: Tours, 1004 Farnam Street, Suite 100, Omaha, NE 6810

For more information:

PASE/ Life Challenge Youth Advisory Board

What is the Youth Advisory Board? The Youth Advisory Board is an event board whose members are selected by the PASE/Life Challenge Event Coordinators. The board advises the coordinators on youth issues and serves as a means for youth involved in PASE and Life Challenge to become active members in the events and to have an official voice in shaping the experience. Each board member serves a one-year term with the option to reapply each year.

Who is eligible to serve on the YAB? Any current Nebraska 4-H youth who has attended PASE or Life Challenge within the previous two years.

Fore more information, see:

Power of Wind & Water Art Show

4-H groups are invited to participate in the 2nd annual "Power of Wind & Water" art show in spring of 2018. Event is co-sponsored by the Kimmel Education & Research Center and the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum. The art show will be on display from Earth Day until Arbor Day 2018 at the Kimmel Education & Research Center.

Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in both the Youth and Adult divisions. Awards include engraved medal, ribbon, and certificate. Winning artists in the youth division will also be awarded gift certificates from our sponsors. Judges include representatives of the Nebraska Arts Council, University of Nebraska Extension Office & Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts.

Art Show Categories:

1. Illustration

2. Painting

3. Photography

4. Sculpture

5. Graphic Arts

6. Textile Arts

7. Literature (Short Stories & Poems)

Below are links to the art show which is free to enter and open to all ages:

7th Annual Innovative Youth Corn Challenge

Do you enjoy being outside? Learning new things about crops? Considering a career involving crops, insects, diseases, soils, water or more? Do you want to help figure out how to feed our world’s growing population in a sustainable way?

Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Corn Board are offering the seventh Innovative Youth Corn Challenge contest. This contest, open to 4-H members (age 10 & older as of Jan. 1st) or FFA members (in-school members), guides participants through all aspects of corn production, as well as agricultural careers related to corn production.

As a team (2 or more participants), youth will be challenged to implement a production practice different than normal to determine if they increased their yield. Economics and sustainability of the practice will also be considered. Yields, cropping history, and production information will be collected in the Corn Yield Challenge management summary.

Cash prizes and plaques are given. First place receives $1,000, second place receives $500, and third place receives $250. Sustainability, crop scouting and “extra mile” awards are also given as cash awards.

To participate in 2018, youth must complete and return an entry form by March 15th to the Fillmore County Extension Office in Geneva, NE. Forms can be downloaded after January 1st at For more information, contact Brandy VanDeWalle at

Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, and Events

Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic, Rabbit Clinic, just to name a few..

2017 Calendar of Events


20 - Open Poultry & Rabbit Clinic and Show, Broken Bow

31 - Special Garden Project Seed Orders due


5 - NCC Entry Deadline, Kearney

5 - Shooting Sports Practice, Wahoo Fairgrounds, 6:00 PM

11 - Leader Banquet, 2-4 p.m., ARDC

12 - Shooting Sports Practice, Wahoo Fairgrounds, 6:00 PM

19 - Shooting Sports Practice, Wahoo Fairgrounds, 6:00 PM

26 - Shooting Sports Practice, Wahoo Fairgrounds, 6:00 PM


1 - Saunders County 4-H Council Scholarship due

1 - Saunders County Livestock Assc. Scholarship due

2- NACEB Scholarship due

11 - 4-H Beef Weigh Day, 2-4 p.m., Wahoo Sale Barn

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.