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4-H - Lancaster County April E-Newsletter

Furniture Painting Workshop, April 18

Pictured are 4-H'ers learning how to prepare wood furniture at the 2014 Furniture Painting workshop.4-H youth ages 8 and up are invited to participate in a furniture painting workshop on Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Bring a small piece of unpainted furniture, such as a shelf, stool or chair. Register by April 15 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

4-H Interview Judging Regional Contest, May 21

Several Lancaster County 4-H'ers participated in last year's Interview Judging Southeast District Regional Contest.4-H youth ages 11 and up are invited to participate in the Interview Judging Contest. This contest will give youth the opportunity to practice the real-life skill of applying for a job. This regional contest will be held Thursday, May 21, 1–7 p.m. at UNL East Campus. Continue reading…

Shooting Sports Club Accepting Members

A 4-H'er practices with a precision-grade air rifle.Lincoln Shooting Stars 4-H club meetings are held Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Nebraska Game & Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln. The club offers BB-gun, air rifle and pistol, small bore rifle and pistol, shotgun, muzzleloader, hunting and archery. Continue reading…

Coturnix Quails Due to Hatch March 31 on EGG Cam!

Coturnix Quail eggs are due to hatch on EGG Cam at unique opportunity to watch Coturnix quail hatch. Coturnix are native to Europe and Asia and records of these little birds date back to the ancient civilizations of these continents. Eggs generously provided by Willie Strickland and GQF Manufacturing (manufacturer of Hova Bator incubators).

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Horsemanship Level Testings, April 14 & 28

The levels of advancement in the 4-H Horse Project are designed to serve as guides for instruction and evaluation each members progress. The correct handling of horses is emphasized from the beginning level to the most advanced level.The first 2015 riding skills level testing will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 5:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center in the Amy Countryman Arena. Anyone wishing to be tested must sign-up by April 7. Contact Marty at or 402 441-7180. Continue reading…

Youth Ag Conference Deadline April 15

Youth Ag Conference Nebraska Agriculture Youth Institute (NAYI) is a five day summer conference for high school juniors and seniors held July 6–10 at UNL East Campus. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture will provide the cost of meals, lodging and conference fees. Applications are due on April 15.

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4-H/FFA Sheep & Meat Goat Weigh and Tag Day, May 19

Pictured are sheep being weighed at a previous Lancaster County Super Fair.4-H/FFA members planning to exhibit market sheep and meat goats need to have their lambs and goats officially tagged and weighed on Tuesday, May 19, 6–8 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center - Pavilion 2. For more information, call Cole at 402-441-7180.

New Livestock Quality Assurance Requirements

New this year, Quality Assurance training is NOT required for the Lancaster County Super Fair. ONLY 4-H/FFA members showing market beef, market sheep, market swine, meat and dairy goats, dairy cattle, poultry and rabbits at State Fair or the Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Stock Show must complete the QA training. Continue reading…

Your Story Matters at Nebraska

Visiting campus is the best way to experience University of Nebraska-Lincoln.Visiting campus is the best way to experience University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Husker Weekdays are free daily visits open to any student & guest. Red Letter Days are open houses for high school seniors (all year) and juniors (spring only). To visit East Campus, contact Karen Francis at 402-472-2942.

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Originally published Wednesday March 18, 2015 - Submit an Item