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4-H - Lancaster County May E-Newsletter

Pre-Fair Leader Training, May 13

4-H Leaders Training will focus on static exhibits, opportunities for 4-H members and more.Attend a Leaders Training on Tuesday, May 13, 9:30am or 6:30pm (you choose which time to attend) at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. Meeting will focus on static exhibits, opportunities for 4-H members and more. MUST preregister by May 9 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

Special Garden Project

Love-Lies-Bleeding Amaranth4-H families are invited to participate in a special garden project, growing Love-Lies-Bleeding Amaranth. Fifteen seed packets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, starting April 21. The cost is 50¢ for one seed packet per family. Continue reading…

Life Challenge Contests

4-H Life Challenge judging contests help youth learn more about issues related to family and consumer science and entrepreneurship. County-level Junior (for ages 8–11) AND Senior Life Challenge (for ages 12 and up) will be held Saturday, May 31, 9am at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Preregister by May 29 by calling 402-441-7180 (there is no entry form). Contact Tracy for a study packet for the Junior Life Challenge. Continue reading…

Design Camp, June 4 & 5

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. The 4-H Design Camp held June 4 & 5 at the Lancaster Education Extension Center will be a great opportunity to take the next step in clothing and design. Participants must have completed at least one garment in Clothing Level 2. Registrations due by May 9.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/6v2j

Bicycle Contest, June 7

In the bicycle skills events, 4-H’ers maneuver through several designated courses to test their riding skills and safety. The 4-H Bicycle Safety Contest will be held Saturday, June 7, 9am at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. The contest is open to all 4-H’ers ages 8 and up. Participants must provide their own bicycle and must wear a helmet. Register by June 2 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

Clover College

The 4-H Emblem4-H Clover College will be June 17-20. The schedule will be published in the May Nebline which is due to be mailed and posted on April 22. Class fill up quickly!

April Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter

Nebraska’s “Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter” is written by extension staff for 4-H volunteers during the months of January through July.The April "Spotlight on 4-H" Newsletter is online. Topics include: parental involvement, woodworking, 4-H interview contests, preparing your 4-H cat for the show, and design principles and elements for home environment exhibits.

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

Tractor Safety Courses for Youth 14–15

All youth 14 or 15 years of age who works on a farm or ranch other than his/her parents is required to be certified through a tractor safety course.
UNL Extension Tractor Safety Trainings will be offered at seven locations in Nebraska during May and June.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/4fr6

Sheep & Meat Goat Weigh-In, May 1

Sheep and meat goat weigh-in from 2013 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 Thursday, May 1, 6–8pm at the Lancaster Event Center - Pavilion 2. For more information, call Cole at 402-441-7180.

Horse Dressage Schooling Show, May 3 & 4

The Lancaster Horse VIPS Committee is sponsoring a Middle Cross Dressage Schooling Show as a fundraiser/clinic. It will be held Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 at Middle Cross Stables (Lowell Boomer’s historic facility), 500 Sprague Road, Roca. Open to youth and adults.

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

Horse District/State Entries Due May 9

All Lancaster County 4-H’ers participating in district/state horse shows must submit entries, horse identifications and completed horsemanship levels to the UNL Extension in Lancaster County office by Friday, May 9. No late entries will be accepted! Continue reading…

Horse Pre-District Show / Clinic, June 7

The Lancaster County 4-H Horse VIPS Committee is sponsoring a 4-H Pre-District Show/Clinic/Fundraiser on Saturday, June 7, 9am at the Lancaster Event Center – Pavilion 3.The Lancaster County 4-H Horse VIPS Committee is sponsoring a 4-H Pre-District Show/Clinic/Fundraiser on Saturday, June 7, 9am at the Lancaster Event Center – Pavilion 3. Pre-registration is not required. Riders must be in 4-H attire. A tack swap is also planned for the day. Continue reading…

Animal ID’s Due June 15

4-H/FFA Animal ID forms are available online and the Extension office.All 4-H/FFA sheep, goats, swine, breeding beef, bucket calves, feeder calves, dairy cattle, llamas/alpacas and rabbits which will be exhibited at county fair, State Fair and/or Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Stock Show must have Identification/Ownership Affidavits submitted to the Extension office by June 15. Continue reading…

Horse Course Challenge, June 27

-H Horse Course Challenge study material is based on the online Horse Course. The 4-H Horse Course Challenge will be held Friday, June 27, 9:30am at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. Study material is based on the online Horse Course. To sign up for the course, email mcruickshank2@unl.edu. No preregistration is required for the Challenge.

Originally published Friday April 18, 2014 - Submit an Item