The Lancaster County 4-H/FFA Fair Book contains entry information for all 4-H/FFA exhibits and contests at the Lancaster County Super Fair. Fair Books have been mailed to all 4-H & FFA families. It is also available at the Extension office and online. The Super Fair will be July 31-Aug. 9.More details at: http://go.unl.edu/6mq
4-H'ers ages 11 & up are invited to participate the new Interview Judging Contest which give youth the opportunity to practice the real-life skill of applying for a job. This regional contest will be held Thursday, May 22, 1-7pm at UNL East Campus. Registrations are due to Lancaster Extension May 2. Continue reading…More details at: http://go.unl.edu/3out
Kiwanis Karnival, a FREE family event, is sponsored by the Lincoln Center Kiwanis. This year, it will be held Saturday, April 12, 6–8 p.m. at Elliott Elementary School, 225 S. 25th St., Lincoln. 4-H clubs are needed to provide carnival-type booths. Call Lorene at 402-441-7180.
In the Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest, 4-H’ers submit a 60 second “radio commercial” promoting 4-H. Submit a PSA via CD to extension by Monday, April 7. The 2014 PSA theme is “Making a Lasting Impact.” New this year, please use .wav or .mp3 audio formats when recording your PSA.More details at: http://go.unl.edu/hfwd
The 4-H Speech Contest will be held Sunday, April 13 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Registration 1–1:30 p.m., contest begins 1:30 p.m. Register by April 7 by calling 402-441-7180 or emailing email@example.com with your name, speech title, age division, and if it is “Speech for YouTube.”More details at: http://go.unl.edu/hfwd
4-H youth ages 8 & up are invited to participate in a furniture painting workshop on Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. Bring a small piece of unpainted furniture, such as a shelf, stool or chair. Register by April 9 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…
Do you enjoy riding your bike and helping youth? A 4-H Bicycle Contest Superintendent is needed for the annual contest usually held in June. Training and direction provided. If there is no superintendent, there will be no contest. If interested, contact Tracy at 402-441-7180.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming 4-H Design Camp on June 4 & 5 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. 4-H’ers will plan and design their own fabric, learn pattern alteration and manipulation, sew a skirt with designed fabric and participate in a runway show.
4-H Summer Camps are open to all youth ages 5–18 (need not be in 4-H). With locations at Gretna and Halsey, there are nearly 50 camps ranging from half day to seven days/six nights! Save 10% by registering before April 15!More details at: http://go.unl.edu/6i2v
All youth ages 8-18 are invited to the 4-H Spring Rabbit Show, March 29, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Event Center - Exhibit Hall. Classes include fancy, commercial, pet and pee wee. Great opportunity to learn and practice showmanship! For more info, call Marty at 402-441-7180.More details at: http://go.unl.edu/0tds
Horsemanship level testings will be held Tuesday, April 15, 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 29, 5:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center in the Amy Countryman Arena. Anyone wishing to be tested must sign-up one week in advance. Contact Marty at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-441-7180. Continue reading…
4-H/FFA members planning to exhibit market sheep and meat goats need to have their lambs and goats officially tagged and weighed on Thursday, May 1, 6–8 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center - Pavilion 2. For more information, call Cole at 402-441-7180.
All 4-H/FFA members wanting to show market beef, market sheep, market swine, meat and dairy goats, dairy cattle, poultry and rabbits at county fair, State Fair, or the Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Stock Show must complete Quality Assurance training. Quality Assurance certification must be done online by June 15. Continue reading…More details at: http://go.unl.edu/jiv
Nebraska Agriculture Youth Institute is a five day summer conference for high-school juniors and seniors held July 7–11 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.More details at: http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/nayi
All youth 5th grade and younger and their families are invited to a free Community Night presented by UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Week Program Council. The event will be held Tuesday, April 15, 5–7 p.m. in the Great Plains Room at the Nebraska East Union. Continue reading…
The Lancaster County Ag Society is seeking 4-H Clubs interested in a community service project. Volunteer groups are needed to spruce up the grounds of the Lancaster Event Center by planting some flower beds, trees and other general landscaping projects. If interested, please call 402-441-6545.