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4-H - Lancaster County June E-Newsletter

2015 is the first year Lancaster County 4-H Council is participating in Give to Lincoln Day.
2015 is the first year Lancaster County 4-H Council is participating in Give to Lincoln Day.

4-H Council is Part of Give to Lincoln Day, May 28

On Thursday, May 28, Lancaster County 4-H Council celebrates the power of community by participating in "Give To Lincoln Day" hosted by Lincoln Community Foundation. Your donation, made any time from now until May 28, 11:59pm, is increased by a proportional share of a $300,000 challenge match pool

More details at: http://givetolincoln.razoo.com/story/Lancastercounty4-Hcouncil

Many Super Fair Resources Now Online

The 2015 Lancaster County Super Fair will be July 30-Aug. 8 at the Lancaster Event Center, 84th & Havelock.The 2015 Lancaster County Super Fair will be July 30-Aug. 8 at the Lancaster Event Center, 84th & Havelock. 4-H & FFA Events & Exhibits will be July 30-Aug. 2 and the 4-H Horse Show will be July 26-Aug. 2. Many helpful resources, including handouts, forms and video examples are now online!

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

4-H Member Online Enrollment Deadline June 15

Nebraska 4-H is using a new 4-H online enrollment system, called “4-H Online.”Nebraska 4-H has introduced a new online enrollment system, called “4-H Online.” Members and fair projects may be updated through June 15. The website to enroll is https://ne.4honline.com. The process is easy and only takes a few minutes per member. THE HEALTH INFORMATION IS OPTIONAL! Continue reading…

4-H Projects Must Be Updated by June 15

Nebraska 4-H is using a new 4-H online enrollment system, called “4-H Online.”4-H members’ projects must be updated by June 15 using “4-H Online”. These are project area(s) each member plans to enter at the Super Fair (specific classes within each project area not needed). NOTE: only 4-H members or their parents/guardians may update projects.

More details at: https://ne.4honline.com

Life Challenge Contests

Pictured are the Lancaster County 4-H'ers who participated in the 2014 statewide Life Challenge contest.The County-level Junior (for ages 8–11) AND Senior Life Challenge (for ages 12 and up) will be held Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Preregister by May 28 by calling 402-441-7180 (there is no entry form). Continue reading…

Plant Science Contests, June 10

The Plant Science Contests include: tree identification, grass-weed identification, and horticulture contest.Three Plant Science Contests will be held Wednesday, June 10, 10 a.m.–Noon at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Preregistration is not required — enter the day of contest. In addition, Nebraska 4-H is offering an online Horticulture Judging Contest June 12-22. Continue reading…

Bicycle Safety Contest, June 13

There are two parts of the 4-H Bicycle Safety Contest. 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 13, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. 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 8 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

STEAM Clothing 1 Workshop, June 13

A “Tips and Tricks for STEAM Clothing 1” workshop will be held at Hancock Fabrics, 6800 P St., Lincoln, on Saturday, June 13, 10–11 a.m. The workshop is open to anyone but will focus on 4-H Clothing 1 skills. No cost and no preregistration. Continue reading…

Donated Sewing Machine To Go To a 4-H’er

This is the seventh year Kath Conroy, a 4-H clothing superintendent, and her husband, Mike, are graciously donating a brand new sewing machine to one Lancaster County 4-H youth. All interested 4-H youth should submit a paper by Monday, July 6 to Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County. Continue reading…

New Entomology Exhibits

Two new 4-H entomology classes should have been in the Super Fair Book: “Insect Habitats” and “Macro­photography.” “Special Interest Display” has slightly different rules.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/3ro6

Volunteer at 4-H Food Booth During Super Fair

Help raise money for 4-H and have fun by staffing a shift at the 4-H Food Booth during the Lancaster County Super Fair.The 4-H Corner Stop food booth at the Lancaster County Super Fair is Lancaster County 4-H Council’s primary fundraiser. 4-H Council asks clubs and independent members to help by staffing a shift at the 4-H Corner Stop. Help raise money for 4-H and have fun!

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

Big Red Summer Academic Camps

Big Red Summer Academic Camps are held on University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus the week of June 7–12.These career exploration camps for high school youth (need not be in 4-H) will be held on University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus the week of June 7–12. Camps focus on topics such as engineering, digital arts, weather & climate science, culinary arts & food science, and veterinary science.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/v8pf

Livestock Nutrition and Fitting Clinic, May 28

Lancaster County 4-H and Purina have teamed up to present a free 4-H/FFA Beef, Sheep, Swine and Meat Goat Nutrition and Fitting Clinic on Thursday, May 28 at the Lancaster Event Center – Pavilion 1. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and clinic at 6:30 p.m.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/9fzk

Horsemanship Level Testings June 2 & June 30

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.4-H horsemanship level group testings will be held on the following Tuesday evenings: June 2 and June 30 at the Lancaster Event Center – Amy Countryman Arena. Anyone wishing to be tested must sign-up at least a week in advance by contacting Marty at or 402 441-7180 or mcruickshank2@unl.edu. Continue reading…

Horse Judging Contest, June 5

The horse judging contest may consist of four classes of four horses, two halter and two performance, to be judged by 4-H members in the elementary, junior and senior age divisions. The Lancaster County Super Fair 4-H Horse Judging Contest will be held on Friday, June 5 at the Lancaster Event Center – Pavilion 3 arena. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Enter the day of the contest. Open to all 4-H’ers — need not be enrolled in a horse project. Continue reading…

Premier Animal Science Events, June 29–30

The statewide Premier Animal Science Events includes a variety of livestock-related contests.The statewide Premier Animal Science Events will be held June 29–30 on UNL East Campus. Open to 4-H’ers ages 12 and up, PASE consists of a variety of different contests:
• livestock, meats and poultry judging
• livestock skill-a-thon
• livestock quiz bowl
To participate, contact Cole by June 15 Continue reading…

4-H/FFA Animal Entries for Super Fair Due July 1

The Lancaster County Super Fair will be July 30-Aug. 8 at the Lancaster Event Center.All 4-H and FFA Lancaster County Super Fair animal entry forms are due to Extension by Wednesday, July 1 or postmarked by July 1. No late entries will be accepted! Entry forms are available at the Extension office or online at http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/Fair.

Originally published Friday May 15, 2015 - Submit an Item