Saunders County 4-H Smore

June 18, 2018

In this week's Smore...

** Did you know that new items added are BOLDED?!?

  1. 2018 SC Superintendents for Fair
  2. Upcoming Deadlines!
  3. What's 4-H been up too??
  4. 2018 SC Summer Intern
  5. 4-H Shotgun Shooting Sports
  7. SC Archery Practice
  8. Enrollment Deadline
  9. Fremont 4-H Expo Info
  10. Douglas County Open Fair
  11. Video Companion Animal Showmanship
  12. Youth Crop Scouting Competition
  13. Calendar of Events
  14. Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, & Events

In need of 2018 Superintendents for SC Fair...

We are still in need of superintendents in the following areas:

Poultry - 2




Clover Kid Static


Shooting Sports

Have lots of experience in that area? GREAT!!

Have no experience in that area? That's perfectly fine, we will help get you where you need to be!


July 2 Deadline:

2018 SC Summer Intern

Please help us in welcoming our 2018 Summer 4-H Intern, Liza Christensen to our office! You will probably be seeing her around quite a bit :)

"I grew on an acreage outside of the city limits of Lincoln and started in 4-H when I was eight years old. I gained my love for the agriculture industry from my Grandpa and am very thankful for that. Throughout my years in 4-H I participated in various static exhibits, showing chickens and rabbits, and developed my love for cattle through bucket calf projects as well as showing beef and dairy cattle. I am an Animal Science major with minors in Agriculture Leadership as well as the Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars Program. Throughout college I have been active in Collegiate Farm Bureau, Block and Bridle, Collegiate Cattlemen, and spent two years as a ambassador for the Animal Science Department at UNL. I plan to graduate college in December 2018, with hopes of attending Graduate School here at UNL and obtaining my Masters in Ag Leadership or Applied Science. My passion lies in the beef industry as well as telling the story of agriculture and educating the public on what we do, how we do it, and why we do it. My dream job is to be an Extension Educator and be able to combine educating the public about agriculture, helping with the livestock side of county fairs, and of course working with 4-Hers."


4H Shotgun Shooting Sports

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!

For more information, please contact Ashland 4H: Email: Website:
2018 Saunders County Fairbook - Fairbooks are in!

In about 1 week, fairbooks will be placed around different businesses in the Community. Make sure if you really would like one that you get to the office in that time. We will hold a few back but don't want them going to waste sitting in the back.

Archery Practice Schedule!

Practices held at Saunders County Fairgrounds in Gayle Hatton Pavililion:

July 2: 6:30pm – 8:00 pm

July 16: 6:30pm – 8:00 pm

Please bring your bow!! New members welcome to join!

We will require any RETURNING members (members who competed at 2017 Fair) to have completed 2 practices to be eligible for the 2018 Saunders County Fair shoot.

We will require any NEW members to complete 3 practices to be eligible for the 2018 Saunders County Fair shoot.

·We realize these are different than previous years but with the shortened amount of time we have we want to make sure that our youth still get the opportunity to shoot! There will be different rules next year so please make note of that

Fremont 4-H Expo Information

Information on Fremont 4-H Expo found here:

4-H Culinary Challenge pre-entry deadline- JULY 2

4-H King & Queen Contest pre-entry deadline- JUNE 15

4-H Shooting Sports Contest pre-entry deadline - JULY 2

*No pre-entry needed for any other project, area or livestock

Douglas County Open Fair

This is the Douglas County Fair and we are putting on an Open Junior Youth Livestock show and an Open Static Exhibition for all ages. The Livestock Show will be Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15. Youth will be able to exhibit Cattle, Goats, Sheep, and Swine all at Chance Ridge. The Open Static will be for all ages and will be in store fronts at Village Point.

These flyers also give more information about the shows going on. If you have any questions, feel free to email ( or give us a call at (402)- 516-5826 OR (402)- 237-9403.

Information found here:

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 :

Youth Crop Scouting Competition

Nebraska Extension is excited to present the 5th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska youth. Youth interested in crops have the opportunity to learn about crop growth & development and basic crop scouting principles.

This contest will be held at the ARDC near Mead, Nebraska on July 26, 2018. Teams of junior high and high school students (those completing 5-12th grades) from across Nebraska are invited to participate. This event is limited to the first ten teams who sign-up!

Clubs or other organizations may enter a team composed of three to five participants.

Top-scoring teams win prizes: $500 for first, $250 for second, $100 for third place. Top two teams will be eligible for regional competition in August at Nebraska.

Teams will be expected to know the basics of scouting corn and soybean fields. This includes crop staging; looking for patterns of crop injury; disease, insect and weed seedling identification; etc. Other topics many include but are not limited to, pesticide safety, nutrient disorders, and herbicide injury.

More information about the crop scouting competition is available online at

Register at:

Teams must be registered by July 18. This program is sponsored by Nebraska Independent Crop Consultant Association, DuPont Pioneer, Farm Credit Services of America and Nebraska Extension.

2018 Calendar of Events


2 - SC Online Pre-Entry DEADLINE

10 - Fair Superintendent Supper

14 - SC Fair Clean Up Day, Wahoo Fairgrounds

Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, and Events

Companion Animal Challenge, Horse Stampede, etc....

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.