York County 4-H Focus

February 24, 2017

First 4-H Kick-Off A Big Success!

Thank you for coming out to the 4-H Kick-Off on Sunday! We had a great turnout with over 50 youth in attendance. Thanks to our volunteers for making the event possible. We had a great time! Keep spreading the word about all the awesome things 4-H has to offer!

And The Winner Is...

Congratulations for Annah Perdue! She won the Grand Prize recruitment drawing at the 4-H Kick-Off. Annah has won $20 in Clover Cash to use toward any 4-H event or activity in 2017. Thanks for bringing a friend!
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4-H Clover Chase: A Nebraska 150 Event

Nebraska 4-H, in partnership with the Nebraska 4-H Foundation, is celebrating the Nebraska Statehood 150 with the 4-H Clover Chase!

Between March 1 - August 15, 2017, Nebraska 4-H will be hosting a photo scavenger hunt for all 4-H members. Using an app, participants will complete challenges and submit photo entries on social media using #NE4HChase. After submitting photos and earning 150 points, participants will be eligible to receive a commemorative water bottle from their local Nebraska Extension Office and will be entered into a drawing to win a drone with video capability. The Nebraska Extension Office with the highest percentage of participation wins a free National Youth Science Day kit!

Complete details about the 4-H Clover Chase can be found at http://4h.unl.edu/clover-chase. Celebrate Nebraska’s Statehood, and Nebraska 4-H, by participating in this fun-filled opportunity with your friends, club, or family!

4-H Public Speaking Workshop

Monday, March 6th, 4-5pm

2345 North Nebraska Avenue

York, NE

Have you ever wondered what it takes to write a 4-H speech? Or thought about recording a 4-H PSA, but weren’t sure where to start? Well here is your opportunity to learn a new skill! Information will be shared on how to write your speech/PSA, tips on how to speak properly, and the benefits of participating in the York County 4-H Public Speaking Contest.

Learn in an interactive environment with 4-H members in your age category. Youth will have the opportunity to outline their speech and receive helpful hints on preparing for the contest. Bring your topic idea or speech outline! Reserve your spot for this workshop by February 27.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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4-H Enrollment is Now Open - Sign up Early!

Time to re-enroll in 4-H! All youth and volunteers who would like to participate in the York County 4-H program should complete their online enrollment here: 4-H Online

Early enrollment is due March 15. Those who enroll by this date will receive an extra pop or comparable item at the 4-H Food Stand during County Fair. Payment must be received by the office for enrollment to be complete.

Enrollment fee is $5 per member.

Visit york.unl.edu for enrollment instructions.

NEW Interative 4-H Pick Your Project

The NEW interactive, web-based Nebraska 4-H Pick Your Project can be found online at http://nebraska4hprojects.com! This project selection guide is accessible through the Nebraska 4-H website on the club, volunteer, and parents/youth resource pages. Using the Pick Your Project, youth, volunteers, and parents will be able to search for projects by keywords, project areas, curriculum areas, experience levels, and projects that contain State Fair and/or County Fair eligible entries.

As an added feature, the web-based Pick Your Project contains the same project codes that are shown in the 4HOnline Enrollment system, making it easier to match the exciting 4-H projects you are learning about in the Pick Your Project with the projects you are enrolling in through 4HOnline.

Explore over 150 Nebraska 4-H projects through the Nebraska 4-H Pick Your Project app and find the 4-H projects that will help you grow throughout 2017!

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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.

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