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4-H - Lancaster County February E-Newsletter

New Enrollment Information This Year!

4-H Online is an online database used by Nebraska 4-H and other states.4-H MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS MUST RE-ENROLL EVERY YEAR! Please enroll ASAP! Nebraska State 4-H has transitioned the 4HOnline database to the new 4-H year. Current 4-H members and volunteers who do not re-enroll on the 4-H enrollment website 4HOnline are no longer officially enrolled members. Continue reading…

Dog Skill-A-Thon, Jan. 26

At the Dog Skill-a-Thon, test your knowledge in breed identification, parasites, grooming tools and conformation.This year’s Lancaster County 4-H dog skill-a-thon will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Rd. Open to all 4-H’ers ages 8-18 — need not be in the dog project. Come anytime from 2:30-6 p.m. — plan around two hours to complete the activities. Continue reading…

Crocheting Workshop, Feb. 6

4-H youth can learn the single crochet stitch at the “Basic Crocheting” workshop.4-H youth ages 10 and up are invited to learn how to crochet a washcloth utilizing the single crochet stitch at the “Basic Crocheting” workshop on Saturday, Feb. 6, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. Must preregister by Feb. 3 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

Achievement Celebration, Feb. 9

Pictured are the 2014 Community Service age 14 & over winners.All Lancaster County 4-H’ers, 4-H families and volunteers are invited to 4-H Achievement Celebration, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Rd. 4-H members, clubs and volunteers receiving awards, scholarships or pins have been mailed information.

Pillow Sewing Workshop, Feb. 20

4-H youth can learn beginning sewing skills at the “Pillow Party” workshop.4-H youth ages 8 and older are invited to learn beginning sewing skills and make a pillow at the “Pillow Party” sewing workshop on Saturday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. No cost to attend. Sign up by Feb. 17 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

Pick-A-Pig Club Accepting New Members

The highlight of 4-H year for the Pick-A-Pig club is the Lancaster County Super Fair, where members compete in the 4-H Swine Show and are completely responsible for feeding, watering, grooming, stall cleaning and herdsmanship of their pigs.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 1.

Governor’s Ag Excellence Award Forms Due March 4

The Governor’s Agricultural Excellence Awards are sponsored by the Nebraska 4-H Foundation and Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA). Each year, 25 4-H clubs are awarded $500 to be used as described in the award application form completed by the club. Forms are due by March 4.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/qgga

Jammie Workshop, March 12

4-H youth can practice their basic sewing skills at the “Jammie Jamboree” workshop.4-H youth ages 8 and older are invited to practice their basic sewing skills and make jammie bottoms at the “Jammie Jamboree” sewing workshop on Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. Sign up by March 9 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

Speech & Public Service Announcement Contests

The Speech and Public Service Announcement (PSA) contests provide 4-H'ers the opportunity to learn to express themselves clearly, organize their ideas and have confidence.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 the Extension office by Monday, March 14. The 4-H Speech Contest will be held Sunday, March 20 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 1:30 p.m.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/samj

Spring Rabbit Show, March 19

The 4-H Spring Rabbit Show is a great opportunity for youth to talk to other 4-H’ers about where to purchase a good rabbit for a 4-H project!The 4-H Spring Rabbit Show will be held Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Event Center – Exhibit Hall. Open to all youth ages 8–18. Awards will be given, including best of breed. Rabbit Quiz and Breed Identification contests are free. Registrations 7:30-8:30 a.m.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/q59e

Horsemanship Level Testing Dates

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.Now is a good time to start thinking about new 4-H horsemanship level goals! The 2016 group testings will be held at the Lancaster Event Center – Amy Countryman Arena on the following Tuesday evenings: April 12, April 26, May 10, June 7 and June 28.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/4xei

Applications Open for 4-H Camp Staff

The two 4-H Camps in Nebraska are currently accepting applications for summer staff. Summer Program Staff are paid, full-time staff (ages 18 and above) - deadline is Feb. 15. Junior/Senior Counselors are cabin supervisor volunteers (ages 15 and above) - deadline is May 1.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/zrte

Red Letter Days at UNL

Red Letter Days are an opportunity for you to explore college life at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln during your senior or junior year of high school. Upcoming Red Letter Days are Feb. 12, Feb. 15, Feb. 26, March 4, March 18, April 1 and April 15.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/7iuu
Originally published January 21, 2016 - Submit an Item