Jefferson County 4-H
University of Nebraska is Celebrating 150 Years!
- 4-H Highlights!
- Upcoming Workshops, Contests & Events
- Animal Information
- Special Opportunities
- Calendar of Events
Regional Public Speaking Contest Results
- Henry Holtmeier - Pruple
- Iaunna Lucking - Purple
- Cale Schmidt - Purple
- Brennan Schultis - Purple
- Preston Engelman - Purple
- Alexis Gerritse - Purple
- Allison Engelman - Purple
- Megan Mees - Blue
- Allison Engelman - Blue
- Alexis Gerritse - Blue
2019 Jefferson County Fair
2019 Jefferson County Fairbook Available
4-H Council Foodstand
ALL 4-H families are required to work in the 4-H Foodstand at County Fair.
Signup will happen online this year. Spots will be a first come first serve basis!
Every 4-H family must work 1 (3-hour) shift. We need at least one adult from each 4-H family to accompany the 4-H members.
We will be sending out an email to notify you when the sign-up site is available online.
Trailer Parking at County Fair
2019 CAMPER RESERVATIONS FOR COUNTY FAIR
NO CAMPERS ALLOWED BEFORE 3 p.m. ON SUNDAY, JULY 7th PER FAIRBOARD. Please stop in the office or call to reserve your spot!
Upcoming Workshops, Contests and Events
Fair Entries Due June 17th
Favorite Foods Contest - Tuesday, July 2nd @ 1:30 pm
What to bring:
Menu - menu for a full meal. May be any meal of the day, but not just party refreshments or snack. Use proper form for writing menu. Consider variety, color and nutrition when planning menu. Here is a publication about writing the menu.
Food – one food item from the menu. Baked items work best.
Place setting for one person - table cover (placemat or table cloth), tableware, napkin, glassware and dishes
as needed for the meal. You must set your own place setting with no assistance.
Centerpiece - appropriate for the meal planned.
Recipe - must have recipe of the food item brought for the judge to sample
Participants will interview with the judge. The following points will be considered.
- Knowledge of nutrition – know the food pyramid and what food groups the foods you are serving belong in.
- Meal preparation – how will you prepare your meal? Which foods do you prepare first, second, etc. It is a good idea to have actually prepared the entire meal before the contest.
- Menu - suitable for the occasion, pleasing combination of flavors, textures and color
- Place setting - appropriate for the occasion, table properly set
- Quality of food prepared
- Contestant – neatly groomed, appropriately dressed, speaks up and answers questions
Presentations Contest - Tuesday, July 2nd @ 1 pm
All presentations by youth 10 years and older should be related to how the 4-H youth is learning about agricultural literacy, career development, citizenship and leadership, healthy living, or science/animal science, through their 4-H experiences or 4-H project.
General Information: Presentations should be related to the member’s 4-H experiences, or 4-H projects. Presentations must include an introduction (the “why” portion of the topic), a body (the “show and tell” portion of the topic), and a conclusion/summary (the “what” portion of the topic). A team presentation, consisting of two individuals, may be given. There is no separate class for team presentations. Live animals of any kind may be used in the presentation. Health papers are required to bring the animal on the grounds. Presenters are responsible for all care and handling of animals. Animals can only remain in the presentation area while the owner is present. For all classes; the age groups, as of January 1 of the current year, are as follows: Junior 8-9, Intermediate 10-11, and Senior 12 and up. Presentations in the Intermediate and Senior age group are eligible for State Fair. One presentation for the senior group will be selected at the county level to compete in the Premier Presenter Contest at the Nebraska State Fair.
112. Illustrated Presentation – An Illustrated Presentation is a live presentation with a formal talk where youth will use visual aids (such as props, posters, computer-based visuals, handouts, video, etc.) to show and tell others how to do something. Time limit is 6-8 minutes for individual, or 8-10 minutes per team.
114. Teaching Presentation – A Teaching Presentation is a live, interactive, trade show style presentation where youth will continuously engage a constantly-changing/moving audience for 30 minutes by showing and telling them how to do something while answering questions.
2019 Animal Identification Guidelines
Horse Levels Testing
PASE and Life Challenge
Life Challenge is a two-day event designed to help youth learn about issues related to family and consumer science, explore career opportunities that are available, compete with other teens from across the state and have FUN! Opportunities for youth include the Foods & Nutrition Challenge, Human Development Challenge, Design Challenge, and Entrepreneurship Investigation Challenge.
Deadline to sign-up is June 1.
Youth Quality Assurance Training
If you haven't completed your YQCA requirement for this year, 4-Her’s can complete their Livestock Quality Assurance requirement online! All 4-Her’s enrolled in swine, beef, sheep, dairy goat, dairy cattle, meat goat, rabbits or poultry need to complete Livestock Quality Assurance. 4-Her’s need to complete their quality assurance requirement by June 15th.
Other in-person training opportunities:
- Saturday, June 1, 9:00 am, Beatrice
For more information about registering and using the online system, go to http://jefferson.unl.edu/animalresources for more information.
Livestock Progress Shows and Clinics
State 4-H Camp
Summer 2019 is approaching fast! No summer is complete without a Nebraska 4-H Camp experience. Summer camps are open to everyone between the ages of 6 and 18. The full color brochure is now on our 4-H page at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/jefferson/Camp-Brochure-2018.pdf or you can pick one up at our office.
Nebraska State 4-H camps offer camps at these locations: Halsey and Gretna with more than 40 day and overnight camping programs and trips. Whether your child’s interest is in animals, robotics, nature and outdoor skills, tubing and kayaking, or just plain adventure, Nebraska 4-H camps provide the opportunities for all youth and all interests.
Nebraska 4-H Club/FFA Chapter of the Week
To honor our hardworking Nebraska youth in agriculture, the Midwest Messenger is featuring a new 4-H Club/FFA Chapter of the Week spotlight. Each week, a new club or chapter is highlighted on a sponsored full page display in the paper, featuring a photograph of current members and a brief biography of the club/chapter’s history and accomplishments. Finally, to boost their organization’s endeavors, the Midwest Messenger is giving each featured group a $50 gift card.
The nomination form can be found on our website at https://www.agupdate.com/midwestmessenger/forms/f4h_club_ffa_chapter_of_the_week/
For any questions about this program or submitting a nomination, please contact Katy Moore at (402) 374-2225 ext. 122, email@example.com.
Thank you for helping us celebrate the accomplishments of Nebraska’s ag youth — the next generation of America’s proud farmers, ranchers, and ag advocates.
Farm Safety Day Camp - July 30!!!
The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is for students who will be entering Kindergarten through seventh grades. It will be held on Tuesday, July 30th, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Registration will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Please do not bring children earlier than 7:45 a.m.
This fun-filled day will include demonstrations/discussions of 10 safety topics, including 8 sessions, a lunch program and a closing program.
Applications will be available at the Nebraska Extension office along with other area businesses. Applications must be submitted by July 17 to receive the early registration discount.
A non-refundable fee of $5 per child or $10 per family includes lunch, snacks, speakers, t-shirt, and freebies. The fee must accompany the application. After the early registration deadline the fee will be $7 per child with no family discount available. Lunch will be provided. Checks should be made to Jefferson County Farm Safety 4 Just Kids.
Calendar of Events
7 - Camp Renegade & Camp Venture Applications Due
11 - 12 - Fairgrounds Clean up
17 - Fair Entries Due
18 - 19 - Camp Renegade, Camp Jefferson
20 - 21 - Camp Venture, Camp Jefferson
24 & 25 - Faux Stained Glass Project Workshop, Extension Office
27 - Sand Painting Project Workshop, Extension Office
8 - Fashion Show & Talent Showcase
10-14 - Jefferson County Fair, Fairgrounds
30 - Farm Safety Day, Fairgrounds
Nebraska 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 Sates Department of Agriculture.
Nebraska Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.