If you have 4-H/FFA market beef you would like to weigh to be eligible for the rate of gain contest at the Super Fair, plan to attend Sunday, Feb. 18 from 2-3 p.m. at Scott Heinrich's farm located at 12355 Panama Rd., Hickman. Cattle will be weighed, tagged and DNA samples taken at this time.
4-H - Lancaster County - Feb. 16
4-H Council will award full scholarships for a select number of Lancaster County 4-H members to attend a summer camp at either Nebraska 4-H Camp location: Gretna or Halsey! Applicants must be age 8 or older and currently enrolled in 4-H. Preference given to applications submitted by March 1.More details at: http://go.unl.edu/campsch
The purpose of the Nebraska 4-H Foundation’s Governor’s Agricultural Excellence Awards, sponsored by the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA) is to recognize 4-H clubs for the work of the individuals in the club and the community service work of the entire club. Forms are due by March 2.More details at: http://ne4hfoundation.org/recognition/
A FUNdamentals of Barrel Racing 4-H Clinic with Christi Durfey hosted by Prairie Star 4-H Club and Middle Cross Stables will be held on Saturday, March 3 at Middle Cross Stables, 500 Sprague Rd, Roca. Ten spots will be available for each session... Continue reading…
The Pick-A-Pig 4-H club is accepting new members for anyone who wants to learn about pork production and show a pig at the Lancaster County Super Fair. The club is open to all city and rural youth ages 8–18. If you are interested, contact Harry Muhlbach at 402-430-7304 by March 14. Continue reading…
4-H Speech & PSA Contests are open to all 4-H’ers — need not be enrolled in a specific project. Youth may choose to participate in either or both the Speech and PSA contests. Deadline is March 12. The 4-H Speech Contest will be held Sunday, March 18 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center.More details at: http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/Contest/speech.shtml
Now is a good time to start thinking about new 4-H horsemanship level goals! The 2018 group testings will be held at the Lancaster Event Center – Amy Countryman Arena on the following Tuesday evenings: April 10, April 24, May 8, May 22, June 5 and June 26.More details at: https://4h.unl.edu/horse/advancement
Starting in 2018, Lancaster County will be using the new 4-H Cooking series, 4-H Cooking 101-401. A new Home Food Preservation series is also available. “Let’s Bake Quick Breads” is another new foods project book which includes gluten-free bread recipes. Continue reading…
New Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (formerly Quality Assurance) requirements have been expanded to include ALL livestock exhibitors (not just those showing market animals). 4-H Livestock ID/Ownership requirements for showing at State Fair and/or AKSARBEN Stock Show have changed for 2018.More details at: https://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/fair/2018/LivestockChecklist18.pdf
My Preparedness Initiative (MyPI) is an award-winning disaster preparedness program for teens ages 13–18. A series of trainings begin Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln.
The deadline for applications is March 31.