Jefferson County 4-H

September 2022

4-H Highlights!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to all of our exhibitors at the Nebraska State Fair! Jefferson County was well represented and we are proud of all of your accomplishments this year! Results can be found at: https://nebraska4hresults.com/2022-results.

State Fair Exhibit Pick-Up

State fair static exhibits and premium checks are available to pick-up at the Extension Office beginning Wednesday, September 7th. We are not responsible for damages to items left in the office after September 16th at 5 pm, so please try to pick them up in a timely manner. Thanks!

Achievement Award Application Judges

Volunteers will be needed to read a neighboring county’s applications sometime in October. If you are interested in helping, please call the Extension Office and offer your services. Benefits include: learning how other 4-H’ers fill-out their applications, finding new ideas for projects and visiting with other 4-H volunteers about the recording process.

Jefferson County Nebraska 4-H Youth Development YouTube Channel

We have a YouTube channel for all of our Jefferson County 4-H videos from events and projects that you can check out anytime! Our channel is named Jefferson County Nebraska 4-H Youth Development and can be found at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMY3WfF8GnGUrEBvVKEsgeA/. Make sure to check it out and subscribe to our channel!

Upcoming Workshops, Contests & Events

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Achievement Application & Career Portfolios Due November 1!!!

It's time again to submit your 4-H Achievement Applications and Career Portfolios as the 4-H year nears completion. At the county level for selection of county awards only, 4-H members can choose to submit a Career Portfolio or the Achievement Application.


The Achievement Application will be used at the state level to selection winners for 4-H Congress, Conference, scholarships, and other leadership opportunities that arise statewide. By having one single form that more closely resembles the kinds of questions being asked on college applications and in resumes, 4-H’ers will be better prepared to be college and job ready while keeping a record of the achievements. This form was piloted last year and will be used as an alternative to the Career Portfolio. This form is much shorter and easier to use than the Career Portfolio.


The Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application can be found at: https://4h.unl.edu/achievement-application.

The Nebraska 4-H Career Portfolio form can be found at: https://4h.unl.edu/awards-recognition/career-portfolio.


All Achievement Applications and Career Portfolios are due in the office by Tuesday, November 1st! Let us know as you have questions.

4-H Council Senior Scholarships & Diamond Clover Forms Due Nov 1!

Don’t forget that 4-H Council Senior Scholarships and Diamond Clover forms are all due in the office by Tuesday, November 1st. You must turn in an award application/career portfolio to be eligible for the livestock auction scholarship and county awards. More information is available online at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/jefferson/4-Hforms/. There is a letter with the application forms as well with instructions on how to fill out the forms for certain awards. If you need a copy of your Diamond Clover form that was submitted in April, please call the office and we can send it to you. Also, if you would like to have a copy of the application forms mailed to you please contact the office.

Animal Information

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4-H Cat Club

A message for all cat interested youth:

Do you like cats? What about learning how to care for or show them? Maybe you have heard about the 4-H Cat Club in the past and wanted to join, but couldn't make the monthly meetings.

Do we have good news for you, or what? We are pleased to introduce this year's self-paced Cat Club! No more being bummed that you missed the hour long meeting every second Thursday. You will now have access to monthly lessons and activities that you can complete on your own time. The first lesson can be found here on September 5th: https://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/cat-club

If you are interested, please stay tuned and register today!

Special Opportunties

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Virtual Field Trips

Join Nebraska 4-H as we go on-site to learn more about science, agriculture, technology, and more! Virtual Field Trips offer facility tours, educational experiences, and additional resources for teachers. Virtual Field Trips are perfect for youth in 7th-12th grades. Each session will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing. Youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate.


There are also numerous field trips that have been archived to view at your convenience. Check them out. See the link below to view of all the tours available.

https://4h.unl.edu/virtual-field-trips

Workshop Ideas

We are looking for ideas for workshops in 2022 - 2023. We would like to hear ideas of what you would be willing to attend. We would also like to hear from you regarding what times would work best for most people, after school, 1⁄2 days when school is out, etc. Please contact the Extension Office 402-729-3487 and let us know what YOU are interested in.

Facebook

Just as a reminder, check out our Facebook page! The page name is "Jefferson County Extension & 4-H Youth Development". Along with our newsletter, we will be using this page to update our members about upcoming events, activities, and deadlines. We also hope to use this page to provide information about community outreach opportunities, scholarships, and research that is important to our followers. The staff will do our best to keep this updated and inform you all of what is going on at the office, Jefferson County, and in Nebraska.

Calendar of Events

September

1 - 5 - Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island, NE

5 - Extension Office Closed, Labor Day

7 - State Fair Exhibits Available for Pick-up


October

10 - Extension Office Closed, Columbus Day


November

1 - Achievement Applications, Diamond Clover Awards and Senior Scholarship Due

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